John Birch

6 April 1594–21 June 1653 (Age 59)
Leacroft, Staffordshire, England

The Life Summary of John

When John Birch was born on 6 April 1594, in Leacroft, Staffordshire, England, his father, Thomas Birch, was 30 and his mother, Mary Upton, was 28. He married Margaret Babington on 22 July 1630, in Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 21 June 1653, at the age of 59.

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John Birch
Margaret Babington
Marriage: 22 July 1630
Margaret Byrch
Edward Birch of Leacroft

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1630Shelsley Walsh, Worcestershire, England
  • Children


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    World Events (3)

    1600 · The Honourable East India Company
    Age 6
    The Honourable East India Company, a British joint-stock company, was established in 1600 for trade in the Indian Ocean region. At its height, the British East India Company had a private army which was twice the size of the British Army, ruled large sections of India, and revenues in the millions.
    1620 · The Pilgrims Board the Mayflower
    Age 26
    "The Pilgrims boarded the Mayflower in search of religious freedom in the New World in September 1620. The Mayflower set sail from Plymouth, England, with 102 passengers, 40 of whom called themselves ""Saints."" After two stormy months at sea, the ship reached the New World. Nearly half of the group died during their first winter due to malnutrition and the harsh New England winter."
    1642 · The English Civil War
    Age 48
    A series of conflicts regarding England's governance during the years 1642 to 1651 is now known as The English Civil War. Charles I summoned supporters to join him against his enemies in Parliament. In October 1642, nearly 10,000 men fought for Charles I and chased Parliament across the River Tamar. Fighting continued for years and was finally ended at the Battle of Worcester on September 3, 1651, with a Parliamentarian victory.

    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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    Sources (4)

    • John Birth, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"
    • John Birch, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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