'Birkbeck1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Birkbeck of Deep Gill, Birkbeck of Norfolk, Birkbeck of Orton

Hunter (in FMG) spells the family name as 'Birbeck'. We follow Dugdale in using the more common 'Birkbeck'.
Thomas Birkbeck of Orton, Westmorland ("of the Family of Morton-Tinmouth")
m. _ Wharton
1. Edward Birkbeck of Orton (rector of Staveley in Derbyshire)
  m1. (14.07.1609) Anne Kay (bur 02.08.1616, dau/heir of William Kay of Woodsome)
  A. Thomas Birkbeck of Sheffield (bpt 20.11.1611, d 08.07.1674)
m. (07.10.1639) Sarah Creswick (bur 11.10.1674, dau of James Creswick of Sheffield)
  i. Sarah Birkbeck
  m. (10.06.1672) Richard Kitson (clerk)
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas (bur 29.08.1645), Samuel (b 1649-50, a 1666)
  B. Peter Birkbeck (b c1615, a 1666, rector of Castleford)
  m. Mary Nelson (dau/heir of Thomas Nelson (Nalson) of Altofts (by Grace, dau of Christopher Saxton of Dunningley), son of Richard of Altofts by Alice, dau of ?? Beckwith of Aghton (Ackton))
  i. Mary Birkbeck
  m. William Smithson of Methley
  ii.+ other issue - Thomas (b c1648, a 1666, 3rd son), Edward, Barbara (d young), others (d infant - Thomas, Peter, John, Jane, Elizabeth, Sarah)
  C. Anne Birkbeck
  m1. (29.10.1640) Cotton Faram of Doncaster
  m2. William Walesby of Nottingham
  D.+ other issue - Edward (bpt 01.06.1613, dsp), Judith (bpt 04.10.1610, d young?)
  m2. Barbara Kay
2. Robert Birkbeck



BP1895 notes that the following family w"were an old Westmorland family. Birkbeck Fells is an extensive lordship in that county, situated in the three parishes of Orton, Crosby Ravensworth, and Shap." It is therefore possible that they were connected to the above family.
William Birkbeck of Deep Gill in Mallerstang Forest (d 08.1698)
m. (21.05.1677) Isabel Bell
1. William Birkbeck of Deep Gill then Settle (d 02.08.1751)
m. (11.09.1703) Sarah Armistead (dau of Richard Armistead)
  A. William Birkbeck (b 30.06.1705, d 15.09.1772)
  m1. (05.03.1730) Sarah Morris (dau of Richard Morris)
  m2. (02.03.1744) Deborah Wilson (dau of John Wilson)
  i. William Birkbeck had issue
  ii. John Birkbeck of King's Lynn, Norfolk (b 09.08.1747, d 19.06.1808, banker)
  m. (02.08.1780) Martha Gurney (dau of Henry Gurney of Norwich)
  a. Henry Birkbeck of Keswick Old Hall, Norfolk (b 02.08.1787, d 19.11.1897) had issue
  m1. (08.03.1820) Jane Gurney (d 20.02.1821, dau of Joseph Gurney of Lakenham Grove)
  m2. (31.07.1823) Elizabeth Lucy Barclay (d 07.012.1874, dau of Robert Barclay)
  b. Jane Birkbeck (d 10.06.1822)
  m. (10.09.1817) Joseph John Gurney of Earlham Hall (d 04.01.1847)
  B.+ other issue

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Dugdale, Yorkshire, 1666, 'Birkbeck of Sheffeild and Castleford'), FMG (vol 2, MS339, 'Birbeck-Nalson')
(2) For lower section : BLG1952 ('Birkbeck of Westacre'), BP1895 ('Birkbeck')
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