'Birch2'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Birch of Ardwick, Birch of Garnston, Birch of Manchester, Birch of Openshaw
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MGH, which identifies Vistiation (Lancashire, 1664) as its source, starts with the following Ambrose who was "descended from the family of Birch, of Birch, in the Parish of Manchester".
Ambrose Birch of Openshaw, Lancashire (d c1619)
1. Ambrose Birch of Openshaw
  m. Ellen Beck (dau of Thomas Beck of Manchester)
  A. Mary Birch
  m. George Andrew of Manchester
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - Raphe, Samuel
2. John Birch of Openshaw
  m. Alice Jepson (dau of Robert Jepson of Manchester)
  A.+ issue - John, Samuel
3. Samuel Birch of Ardwick, Manchester, Lancashire (d 1669) the first mentioned by FMG & Commoners
  m. Mary Smith (dau of Ralph Smith of Doblane House, Manchester)
  A. son (dvp)
  B. John Birch of Garnstone (Herefordshire) & Ardwick & Ordsall (Lancashire) (b 07.09.1615, d 10.03/05.1691, Colonel, MP)
  The following is partly supported by MGH (vol 1, 1868, 'Birch Pedigree', p308) which identifes Visitation (Herefordshire, 1683 as its source.
  m1 . (c1643) Alice Deane (d 10.09.1676 (probably not 1675), dau of Thomas Deane of Bristol, widow of Thomas Selfe of Bristol)
  i. John Birch of Ordsall (b c1648, a 1683)
  m. Esther Freeeman (dau of Edward Freeman ("one of the Welsh judges"))
  a.+ issue - Elizabeth, Esther, Mary
  ii. Samuel Birch of Whitbourne, Herefordshire (dsps 19.06.1704)
  m1. Elizabeth Leicester (dau of Sir Peter Leicester of Tabley, Bart)
  a. daughter (d infant)
  m2. Bridget Tirell (dau of Sir Timothy Tirrell or Tyrrel of Shotover)
  iii. Mary Birch (d before 18.03.1729-30)
  m. (10.11.1661) George Karver or Kerver of Butthouse
  a.+ issue - George, John
  iv. Elizabeth Birch
m. (12.05.1670) Ralph Bucknall of London
  a.+ 2 daughters
  v. Sarah Birch of Garnstone (dsp 1702)
  m. John Birch (cousin) @@ below
  vi.+ other issue - Thomas (d 13.02.1680), George (d 25.12.1679)
  m2. Winifred Norris (b c1693, d 10.11.1717, dau of Matthew Norris of Weobley)
  viii. son (dvp)
  C. Samuel Birch of Manchester had issue, possibly the Samuel of Ardwick who married ...
  m. Anne Clowes (dau of Samuel Clowes of Manchester )
  D. Thomas Birch (b 1633, d 13.01.1699-1700, rector of Hampton Bishop)
  m. Mary
  i. Thomas Birch of Hampton Bishop (bur 15.02.1711-2)
  m1. Mary (bur 03.01.1698-9)
  a. Mary Birch (bpt 22.10.1697)
  m. Samuel Taylor of Kingsland
  b.+ other issue - Thomas (bpt 31.05.1694), Samuel (bpt 21.10.1695)
  m2. Anne (a 1718, m2. Robert Weaver of Aymestry)
  ii. John Birch of Garnstone (b c1666, dsp 06.10.1735, of the Middle Temple, sergeant-at-law, cursitor baron, MP)
  m1. (1691) Sarah Birch (dsp 1702, dau/heir of John Birch of Garnstone) @@ above
  m2. (26.01.1703-4) Letitia Hampden of Holborn (dau of John Hampden of Great Hampden, sister of Richard & John)
  iii. Samuel Birch of Garnstone (bpt 31.03.1671, dsp bur 07.04.1752)
m. Lettice Hunt (dau of Rowland Hunt of Bore Acton (Boreatton))
  iv. Alice or Elizabeth Birch
  m. _ Mind
  v. Elizabeth or Alice Birch
  m. _ Hope
  vi. Elizabeth (2nd?) or Anne Birch
  m. Samuel Peploe (b 1709, d 1781, warden of Manchester)
  Garnstone passed to their son who took the name Peploe-Birch.
  vii.+ other issue - Richard (bpt 07.01.1673-4), Ambrose (bpt 29.07.1674), Mary of Preston (d unm after 24.10.1722)
  E Anne Birch (d 1758) probably of this generation
  m. (08.01.1712) Samuel Peploe, Bishop of Chester (b 1668, d 21.02.1752)
4. Margaret Birch
  m. Robert Hobson of Ashton

Main source(s): FMG (vol 3, MS511/512, 'Birch', p1140+), Commoners (vol 4, section on 'Family of Birch' within 'Peploe of Garnstone', p27+), MGH (vol 1, 1868, 'Birch of Ardwick', p307) with support as reported above plus some details from HoP ("John Birch" (two entries))
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