Rachel Birch

Female1756–

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Birch was born in 1756, in Northam, Devon, England, United Kingdom, her father, Robert Birch, was 35 and her mother, Mary Sennet, was 33. She married Martius Holdman on 6 July 1777. They were the parents of at least 4 sons.

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Family Time Line

Martius Holdman
1759–
Rachel Birch
1756–
Marriage: 6 July 1777
John Holdman
1780–
Rowland Morgan Holman
1783–1848
Thomas Holdman
1785–
Robert Holdman
1788–

Sources (6)

  • Rachel Burch, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Rachel Burch, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"
  • Rachel in entry for Thomas Holdman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 July 1777
  • Children (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1801 · The Act of Union

    Age 45

    The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

    1815

    Age 59

    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

    1823

    Age 67

    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, Danish, and Swedish: topographic name for someone who lived by a birch tree or in a birch wood, from an ancient Germanic word meaning ‘birch’ (Old English birce, byrce ‘birch’, Middle High German birche, Old Danish birk). In some cases the German and English name may be derived from any of the places called with this word, such as Birch in Aargau (see Birke ) or Birch in Essex. In Swedish, the name is in many instances ornamental.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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