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Families covered: Birch of Birch (Birches of Birches)

Mathaeus (Mathew) de Birches
1. Mathew de Birches of Hindle Birches, Lancashire (a temp John who r. 1199-1216)
  A. Mathew de Birches
  i. Robert de Birches
a. Alexander de Birches (a 1300, d by 1319)
  m. Johanna (a 1319)
  (1) Robert de Birches (a 1319)
  m. Alice (dau of Robert le Whytefeld)
  (A) Henry de Birches (a 1319, 1349)
  (i) William de Birches (a 1346)
  (a) William de Birches (a 1385, 1421)
  ((1)) William de Birches (a 1428)
  m. Margaret (a 1428)
  ((A)) Ralph de Birches (a 1428, 1447)
  ((i)) Ralph de Birches (a 1437) - continued below



Ralph de Birches (a 1437) - continued above
1. Ralph de Birches of Withington
  A. William de Birches (a 1484)
i. Robert de Birches (a 1484)
  a. William de Birches
  (1) George Birche (d by 1533)
  m. Mariona Bekk (dau of Thomas Bekk of Manchester)
  (A) Thomas Birch 'of Birch Hall' (a 1533, 1547)
  m. Elizabeth Chetham (dau of Thomas Chetham of Nuthurst)
  (i) George Birch (a 1570)
  m. Anna Bamford (dau/heir of John Bamford son/heir of George of Holt in Wythington)
  (a) George Birch (d c1611)
  m. Anna Heye (dau of Elias Heye of Monkshall)
((1)) Thomas Birch of Birch (b c1608, d 05.08.1678, Colonel, Governor of Liverpool, MP)
  Identification of Thomas as the Colonel/Governor/MP is assisted, and report of his succession by his son Thomas then his brother Peter is given, by VCH (Lancashire, vol 4, 'Townships: Rusholme') but is to be reviewed in due course (eg when HoP completes its research on the MP).
  m. Alice Brooke (dau of Thomas Brooke of Norton)
  ((A)) Thomas Birch 'of Birch' (b c1629, a 1678, antiquary)
  m. Beatrice Cotton (dau of William Cotton of Belloport)
((i))+ issue (a 1664) - Beatrice (b c1659), Anna, Elizabeth
  ((B)) Peter Birch, later of Birch (d 1710, prebenday of Westminster, 4th son)
  m1. ??
  ((i)) Humphrey Birch, later Wyrley, last of Birch Hall (a 1743)
  m2. (24.11.1697) Martha Vyner (b 1652, d 1703, widow of Francis Millington) assumed not the mother of Humphrey
  ((C)) Elianor Birch
  m. (31.08.1652) Thomas Holcrofte of Holcrofte
  ((D)) Alice Birch
m. John Robinson of Preston (son/heir of Edward of Buckshaw)
  ((E)) Anna Birch
  m. Alexander Rigby of Brugh (Burgh)
  ((F)) Mary Birch (bur 25.08.1691) probably of this generation
  m. Thomas Christian in Liverpool (b by 1647, d 1700)
  ((G))+ other issue - George, Mathew, Andrew
  (B)+ other issue - William (Warden of Manchester), George, Janetta, Margaret, Anna, Elizabeth
  (2) Edith Birche possibly fits here
  m. Edward Brereton of Loughtioge Castle & Shannenmulen (d 1599)
  (3)+ other issue - Thomas, James/Jacob

Main source(s): Visitation (Dugdale, Lancashire, 1664, 'Birche of Birche') which is repeated in MGH (NS1, vol 2 (1868), 'Birche of Birche', p305+)
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