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
1475–1553
Elizabeth Crowmer
1475–1520
Marriage: about 1494
Erasmus Finch
1495–1508
Vincent Finch
1497–
Eleanor Finch
1499–
Elizabeth Finch
1502–
Roger Finch
1507–1539
Erasmus Finch
1508–
Laurence Finch
1508–
Richard Finch
1516–
Anne Finch
1510–
Thomas Finch
1512–1563

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1494
Kent, England
children

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Parents and Siblings

    Male1440–1493Male

    Alice "Alicia" Belknap

    Female1453–1536Female

siblings

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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 .

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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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