John Birch

April 1795–
Downham, Lancashire, England

The Life of John

When John Birch was born in April 1795, in Downham, Lancashire, England, his father, William Birch, was 25 and his mother, Ann Nanny Douglass, was 20. He married Christiana Nowell on 12 August 1816, in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years and Hapton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years.

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John Birch
Christiana Nowell
Marriage: 12 August 1816
William Birch
Hannah Birch
John Birch
James Birch
Henry Birch
Alice Birch
Thomas Birch
James Birch
Mary Birch
Agnes Birch

Spouse and Children

12 August 1816
Clitheroe, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (8)


Age 20

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1825 · Museum of Lancashire

Age 30

The Museum of Lancashire is located in the former courthouse of Preston in Lancashire, England. The building was designed by Thomas Rickman. Some the exhibits include Lancashire through the years, at work, at play, goes to war, and law and order. All depict different times and events in Lancashire county. The museum closed in 2015 and is now only opened for scheduled appointments.

Age 35

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • John Birch in household of John Heap, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • John Birch, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • John Birch, "England and Wales Census, 1841"

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