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Families covered: Birch of Ardwick, Birch of Garnstone, Birch of Hampton Bishop, Birch of Handsworth, Birch of Harborne, Birch of Ordsall, Birch of The Hasles
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First displayed: 31.01.16Last updated: 01.02.16
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The following comes from various web sites, supported by cross-references from elsewhere in the database.
John Birch, Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer (b 1549, d 30.05.1581)
m. Elizabeth Stydolff (dau of John Stydolff by Jane Gyle)
1. Ellen Birch
  m. (06.07.1582) Sir Charles Hussey of Linwood (d 29.01.1608-9)
2. Jane Birch
  m. Thomas Bowyer of Leythorne



The following comes from FMG (vol 3, MS511/512, 'Birch', p1140+) and the section on 'Family of Birch' within Commoners (vol 4, 'Peploe of Garnstone', p27+), the second of which reports that the family is "descended from the family of Birch, of Birch, in the same county". Some details come from HoP ("John Birch" (two entries)).
Samuel Birch of Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire (d 1669)
m. Mary Smith (dau of Ralph Smith of Doblane House, Manchester)
1. son (dvp)
2. John Birch of Garnstone (Herefordshire) & Ardwick & Ordsall (Lancashire) (b 07.09.1615, d 10.03/05.1691, Colonel, MP)
  m1 . (c1643) Alice Deane (d 10.09.1676 (probably not 1675), dau of Thomas Deane of Bristol, widow of Thomas selfe of Bristol)
  A. John Birch of Ordsall (b c1649, a 1683)
  m. Esther Freeeman (dau of Edward Freeman ("one of the Welsh judges"))
  i.+ issue - Elizabeth, Esther, daughter
  B. Samuel Birch of Whitbourne, Herefordshire (dsps 19.06.1704)
  m1. Elizabeth Leicester (dau of Sir Peter Leicester of Tabley)
  m2. Bridget Tirell (dau of Sir Timothy Tirrell or Tyrrel of Shotover)
  C. Mary Birch (d before 18.03.1729+30)
  m. (10.11.1661) George Karver or Kerver of Butthouse
  D. Elizabeth Birch
m. (12.05.1670) Ralph Bucknall of London
  i.+ 2 daughters
  E. Sarah Birch of Garnstone (dsp 1702)
  m. John Birch (cousin) @@ below
  F.+ other issue - Thomas (d 13.02.1680), George (d 25.12.1679)
  m2. Winifred Norris (b c1693, d 10.11.1717, dau of Matthew Norris of Weobley)
  H. son (dvp)
3. Samuel Birch of Manchester possibly the Samuel of Ardwick who married ...
  m. Anne Clowes (dau of Samuel Clowes of Manchester )
4. Thomas Birch (b 1633, d 13.01.1699-1700, rector of Hampton Bishop)
  m. Mary
  A. Thomas Birch of Hampton Bishop (bur 15.02.1711-2)
  m1. Mary (bur 03.01.1698-9)
  i. Mary Birch (bpt 22.10.1697)
  m. Samuel Taylor of Kingsland
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 31.05.1694), Samuel (bpt 21.10.1695)
  m2. Anne (a 1718, m2. Robert Weaver of Aymestry)
  B. John Birch of Garnstone (b c1666, dsp 06.10.1735, of the Middle Temple, sergeant-at-law, cursitor baron, MP)
  m1. (1691) Sarah Birch (dsp 1702, dau/heir of John Birch of Garnstone) @@ above
  m2. (26.01.1703-4) Letitia Hampden of Holborn (dau of John Hampden of Great Hampden, sister of Richard & John)
  C. Samuel Birch of Garnstone (bpt 31.03.1671, dsp bur 07.04.1752)
m. Lettice Hunt (dau of Rowland Hunt of Bore Acton (Boreatton))
  D. Alice or Elizabeth Birch
  m. _ Mind
  E. Elizabeth or Alice Birch
  m. _ Hope
  F. Elizabeth (2nd?) or Anne Birch
  m. Samuel Peploe (b 1709, d 1781, warden of Manchester)
  Garnstone passed to their son who took the name Peploe-Birch.
  G.+ other issue - Richard (bpt 047.01.1673-4), Ambrose (bpt 29.07.1674), Mary of Preston (d unm after 24.10.1722)
  m. John Bradshaw of Manchester
5. Anne Birch (d 1758) probably of this generation
  m. (08.01.1712) Samuel Peploe, Bishop of Chester (b 1668, d 21.02.1752)



The following comes from BP1870 ('Birch').
Caleb Birch
1. Thomas Birch of Liverpool, Mayor of Whitehaven (d 1782)
  m. Eleanor Bushby (dau of Bernard Bushby)
  A. Sir Joseph Birch of The Hasles (Lancashire), 1st Bart (b 18.06.1755, d 1833)
  m. (06.03.1786) Elizabeth Mary Heywood (d 18.05.1825, dau of Benjamin Heywood of Liverpool)
  i. Sir Thomas Bernard Birch of The Hasles, Sheriff of Lancashire, 2nd Bart (b 18.03.1791, d unm 03.03.1880, MP)
  ii. Phoeby Anne Birch
  m. (10.08.1816) Henry Usborne of Branches Park
  iii.+ other issue - Heywood (b 1804, d 1824), Elizabeth (d 28.11.1845), Sarah (d 30.07.1868)



The following comes from BLG1858 ('Birch of Wretham') with input as reported below. This section was added on 01.02.16.
Thomas Birch of Birchfield (Handsworth, Staffordshire) & Birch Green & Aston (Warwickshire) (bur 1613)
1. Thomas Birch of Harborne (bpt 1565, heir)
  A. George Birch of Harborne (bpt 1616, bur 1660)
  i. George Birch 'of Harborne' (d 1721)
  m. Mary Foster (dau of Thomas Foster)
a. Sir Thomas Birch (b 1690, d 1757, judge)
  m. (1733) Sarah Teshmaker (dau/coheir of J. Teshmaker)
(1) George Birch of Hamstead Hall & Handsworth (b 07.1739, d 02.1807)
  m. (1776) Anne Lane (d 02.1806, dau of Thomas Lane of Bentley (son of John by Mary Wyrley))
  (A) Wyrley Birch of Wretham Hall, Norfolk (b 11.09.1781) had issue
  m. (19.07.1804) Katharine Sarah Reynardson (dau/coheir of Jacob Reynardson of Holywell by Anne, dau of Sir John Cust, Bart (Speaker))
  (B) Mary Ann Birch
  m. Richard Congreve of Burton
  (C) Sarah Birch (d 1846)
  (D) Ann Birch (d 1848)
  m. Joseph Jeanes Durbin (Major, son of Sir John)
  (2) Esther Barbara Birch
  m. Thomas Lane (rector of Handsworth)
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas (dsp), John (d unm, Captain), Mary (d unm)
  b. James Birch of Wolston, Warwickshire (d 1772, 3rd son)
m. Jane Owen (dau/coheir of Abraham Owen)
  (1) George Birch of St. Leonard's Hill, Berkshire (d 1803)
  m. Mary Newell (dau of Thomas Newell)
  The following comes from BLG1858 ('Birch of Henley Park').
  (A) Thomas Birch, later Birch-Reynardson of Holywell Hall, Lincolnshire (d 31.01.1847, General) had issue
  m. Etheldred Anne Reynardson (d 1854, dau/coheir of Jacob Reynardson of Holywell Hall)
  (B) John William Birch, later Newell-Birch of Henley Park, Oxfordshire (b 30.04.1775)
  m0. (13.12.1821) Diana Eliza Bourchier (dau of James Bourchier of Little Berkhampstead)
(C) Mary Jane Birch
  m. William Canning (canon of Windsor, brother of Lord Stratford de Redcliffe)
  c. Mary Birch
  m. William Green of Eccles
  d. Sarah Birch
  m1. (1769) Godfrey Woodward Vane 'of Twyford Lodge'
  m2. Sir Wadsworth Busk (not Bush)
  e. Anne Birch probably of this generation
  m. Abraham Spooner of Birmingham (b 1690)
  f.+ other issue - John (dsp, rector of Handsworth), son (cleric, had issue)

Main source(s): as reported above
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