William Finch

1475–1553 (Age 78)
Burmarsh, Kent, England

The Life of William

When William Finch was born in 1475, in Burmarsh, Kent, England, his father, Henry Finch Herbert, was 35 and his mother, Alice "Alicia" Belknap, was 22. He married Elizabeth Crowmer about 1494, in Kent, England. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1553, in Eastwell, Kent, England, at the age of 78.

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Family Time Line

William Finch
Elizabeth Crowmer
Marriage: about 1494
Erasmus Finch
Vincent Finch
Eleanor Finch
Elizabeth Finch
Roger Finch
Erasmus Finch
Laurence Finch
Richard Finch
Anne Finch
Thomas Finch

Spouse and Children

about 1494
Kent, England


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Parents and Siblings


    Alice "Alicia" Belknap




World Events (1)

1549 · Book of Common Prayer

Age 74

Book of Common Prayer, a product of the English Reformation, was published in 1549 for assistance in the administration of the sacraments and other rites and ceremonies of the church according to the use of the Church of England. The book outlined morning, evening, and communion prayers and orders for baptism and marriage, thus making England a truly Protestant state.

Name Meaning

English: nickname from Middle English finch ‘finch’ (Old English finc). In the Middle Ages this bird had a reputation for stupidity. It may perhaps also in part represent a metonymic occupational name for someone who caught finches and sold them as songsters or for the cooking pot. The surname is found in all parts of Britain but is most common in Lancashire. See also Fink .

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

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Sources (3)

  • 2 October 1513 Guilliam (William) Finch Knighted by Henry VIII
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sir William FINCH - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: William Finch
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sir William FINCH - birth-name: William Finch

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