James Belch

16 November 1729–
Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland

The Life of James

When James Belch was born on 16 November 1729, in Kincardine, Perthshire, Scotland, his father, James Belch, was 27 and his mother, Janet Ferguson, was 24. He married Catharine Buchanan on 25 July 1761, in Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

James Belch
1729–
Catharine Buchanan
1740–1830
Marriage: 25 July 1761
Janet Belch
1762–1816
James Belch
1764–
William Belch
1767–
John Belch
1770–
Peter Belch
1773–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 July 1761
Doune, Perthshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
children

(5)

    Janet Belch

    Female1762–1816Female

    James Belch

    Male1764–Male

    William Belch

    Male1767–Male

    John Belch

    Male1770–Male

    Peter Belch

    Male1773–Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(5)

Name Meaning

1 English: variant of Balch .2 German: nickname, from Middle High German belche ‘coot’ (bird), for someone who was thought to resemble the bird in some way.

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

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Sources (3)

  • James Belsh, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • James Belsch, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • James Belch, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"

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