BIRCH

 

BIRCH

Hawkinge - Lyminge - Sholden - Elmsted - Monks Horton - Stanford - Sellindge

Stephen BIRCH married in 1745 Susanna BIRCH (first married to John BIRCH in 1743)

children

  1. 1.Stephen BIRCH (christened 2nd September 1744 Hawkinge; died 5th October 1779 in Hawkinge, Kent, England) *



Next Generation           

1. Stephen BIRCH (christened 2nd September 1744 Hawkinge; died 5th October 1779 in Hawkinge, Kent, England) married (i) Elizabeth RATCLIFFE then married the 17th June 1761 in Folkestone (ii) Susanna CASTLE (born in Hawkinge the 19th October 1729 parents William CASTLE & Elizabeth CASTLE, died in Hawkinge the 16th October 1779) Susanna was first married to (i) Thomas LAWS, the 23rd June 1750 in St George's Church Canterbury.

children (i)

1.1 Susanna BIRCH, (christened 17th April 1746 in Hawkinge; died 23rd July 1760 in Hawkinge)

1.2 Richard BIRCH, (christened 20th March 1747 in Hawkinge) *

1.3 William BIRCH, (christened 4th March 1753 in Hawkinge) *

1.4 Mary BIRCH, (christened 9th February 1755 in Hawkinge; died 20th July 1756 in Hawkinge)

children (ii)

1.5 Mary BIRCH, (christened 28th March 1762 in Hawkinge; died 5th February 1763 in Hawkinge)

1.6 Daniel BIRCH, (christened 15th May 1763 in Hawkinge)

1.7 Castle BIRCH (christened 2nd June 1765 in Hawkinge; died 13th March 1845 in Acrise buried Elmstead, Kent) *

1.8 Elizabeth BIRCH, (christened 1st October 1769 in Hawkinge; died in Hawkinge the 20th December 1769)

1.9 Henry BIRCH, (christened 2nd December 1770 in Hawkinge)

1.10. Elizabeth BIRCH, (christened 19th December1773 in Hawkinge)


 

Next Generation

1.2 Richard BIRCH (christened 20th March 1747 in Hawkinge; died 7th November 1800 at Acrise and is buried there) married Mary ? (born approx 1752, died 14th July 1778 aged 26 years at Acrise and is buried there)

Note : Gravestone in St Peter’s Church, Acrise inscription reads : To the memory of Richard Birch late of this parish of Folkestone who died November 7th 1800 aged 43 years also of Mary his wife who died July 14th 1778 aged 26 years and of their children who died in their  infancy

They left the surviving 2 sons Viz Stephen and Richard who out of affection caused this stone to be erected.

children

unknown children died in infancy

1.2.1. Stephen BIRCH *

1.2.2. Richard BIRCH


1.3 William BIRCH (christened in Hawkinge the 4th March 1753)

children

Thomas BIRCH


1.7 Castle BIRCH (christened 2nd June 1765 in Hawkinge; died 13th March 1845 in Acrise buried Elmstead, Kent) married on 3rd Nov. 1788 / 11th March 1788, in Lyminge, Kent, Ann WATERS (born in Lyminge and died the 23rd October 1839 in Elmstead) (Notes : Castle's death due to influenza registered by his daughter in law Mary. In the 1841 census he was a grazier living at Six Mile House Lyminge)

children

1.7.1 William BIRCH (christened 15th November 1789 in Lyminge, Kent) *

1.7.2 Henry Castle BIRCH (christened 9th April 1791 in Lyminge; died 9th June 1815 in Elmstead, Kent)

1.7.3 Elizabeth BIRCH (christened 17th November 1793 in St Martins, Cheriton)

1.7.4 Ann BIRCH

1.7.5 Thomas BIRCH (christened 2nd September 1800 in Lyminge; died 2nd July 1810 in Elmstead, Kent)

1.7.6 Stephen BIRCH (christened 20th January 1796, in St Martins, Cheriton) *

 

 

Next Generation

1.2.1. Stephen BIRCH

children

Thomas BIRCH



1.7.1 William BIRCH , (christened in Lyminge the 15th November 1789), married Mary

children

Richard BIRCH

Henry BIRCH

Thomas BIRCH

Elizabeth BIRCH

Rebecca BIRCH

Frederick BIRCH (born in Acrise the 6th June 1841)

Edward BIRCH (born in Acrise the 28th July 1844)

Mary BIRCH(born in Acrise the 22nd May 1856)



1.7.6 Stephen BIRCH (christened 20th January 1796, in St Martins, Cheriton), married in 14th September 1817, Deal, Kent, (i) Mary VERRIER (christened 16th August 1789 in St George's, Deal; died 11th February 1833) then married 11th February 1834 in St Leonard's, Deal (ii) Ruth LADD (born in 1787 in Mongeham), (Notes : Stephen was a labourer from Elmstead when he married. At Stephen BIRCH & Mary VERRIER's marriage she signed her name & he made a cross. Also present Mary VERRIER, William VERRIER, Sophia VERRIER. Both Richard & Ruth made their marks at their marriage in the presence of Edward Foreman and B. Long )

Note : The BIRCH household were living at Parsonage House, Monks Horton in 1851 census)

children

1.7.6.1. Mary Ann BIRCH (christened 25th December 1818 St Leonard's Deal) (born 1824 Brabourne) (Notes : In 1841 Census Mary Ann is a farm servant at Sholden age 20)

1.7.6.2. Richard Henry BIRCH (born 2nd February 1821, christened 25th February 1821, in St. Leonard's, Sholden, Deal; died 27th March 1904 in Stanford) *

1.7.6. 3. Daniel Ingrim BIRCH (born 1826; died April 15th 1857 buried All Saints Church, Stanford)

 


Next Generation

1.7.6.2. Richard Henry BIRCH (born 2nd February 1821, christened 25th February in St. Leonard's, Sholden, Deal, died 27th March 1904, aged 83 years, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) Married on 12th November 1842 at St. Peters Church of Monks Horton, Kent. (i) Mary BURTON (born 1821 Waltham, died 27th January 1855 in Monks Horton) (parents John BAKER and Elizabeth BOUGHTON) then married on 9th October 1855 in All Saints Church Stanford (ii) Sarah Mildred SWAIN (born 1836 Elham village, Kent, England died 19th January 1908, in her 73 year, buried in Birch graves All Saints Church, Stanford) (parents Ingram SWAIN and Mary SWAIN or Anne BEAR)

Note : Richard was an agricultural labourer, moved the homestead from Monks Horton after 1844. Mary Ann SWAIN lived with them as his daughter in law. In 1891 census Alice AMOS granddaughter is living with them as a servant aged 13 years. Edith BIRCH was also employed by Richard in this capacity about the same age her main job being to tie his boots that he couldn't reach due to his large tummy.)

children (i)

1.7.6.2.1. Ann BIRCH (born 15th January 1843 Monks Horton or Brabourne, died the 16th September 1906 ) *

1.7.6.2.2. Elizabeth Jane BIRCH, (born 12th August 1844 at Monks Horton or Brabourne) *

1.7.6.2.3. Sarah BIRCH (born 27th April 1846 died: 29th March 1847)

1.7.6.2.4. Sarah Jane BIRCH (born 21st February 1850 Stanford,christened in Monks Horton the 6th May 1850, died 7th September 1931 , buried in All Saints Church, Stanford ) *

1.7.6.2.5. Richard Verrier BIRCH (born 1st February 1853 at Gimminge (Gimmings) Brook, Stanford, christened in Stanford the 1st May 1853, died 8th December 1935 buried at St. Mary's Churchyard Sellindge) *

1.7.6.2.6. Stephen Castle BIRCH (born the 29th June 1854, was christened in Stanford the 17th September 1854, died in Rainy River Ontario Canada the 22nd July 1908.) married the 1st January 1877 in Sellindge, Mary Ann TUTT, (born the 2nd January 1855 , died the 4th December 1930) *

children (ii)

1.7.6.2.7. Mary Ann SWAIN / BIRCH (born in Elham the 26th February 1855, was christened in Stanford the 10th June 1855, died 24th November 1916 at Folkestone Hospital buried at Sellindge) (Note: born before marriage of mother to Richard Henry BIRCH ), Her father may have been ? DRAY. (Notes : Base born daughter of Sarah Mildred SWAIN died At Victoria Hospital Folkestone. Buried Burmarsh Mary Ann lived with Richard Henry & her mother at Gibbons Brook In 1861)

1.7.6.2.8. Alice BIRCH (born 25th November 1856, Stanford, died 1915) *

1.7.6.2.9. William Henry BIRCH (born 1858 Stanford, died in Barham the 9th March 1930, married Sarah Ann ?.)

1.7.6.2.10. Mildred Sophia BIRCH (born 1860 Stanford, died in 1931, married Ted Butcher)

1.7.6.2.11. Lydia Ruth BIRCH born: 6th November 1861, died: 2nd Dec. 1878

1.7.6.2.12. Albretta Elizabeth (Betty) BIRCH (born 1864 in Stanford died 25th December 1923.) married Edward EPPS

1.7.6.2.13. Daniel Ingram BIRCH (born 9th April 1866 in Stanford, died 15th Apr 1897, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford )

1.7.6.2.14. Sampson  HODGES BIRCH (born the 1st February 1868 in Stamford, died 19th July 1881, buried 24th July 1881 All Saints Church, Stanford ),

1.7.6.2.15. Alfred John BIRCH (born the 23rd February 1870, was christened the 26th February 1871 Stanford, died the 1st December 1947, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) *

1.7.6.2.16. Charles Frederick BIRCH (born the 30th March 1873, was christened the 16th November 1873. died in Ashford Hospital before the 5th February 1909, aged 35 years buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) *

1.7.6.2.17. Rosetta Martha (Hettie) BIRCH (born the 30th May 1875 in Stanford, was christened the 1st August 1875, died the 6th February 1953) *

1.7.6.2.18. Jessie Robert BIRCH (born the 23rd May 1877, ch 24th June 1877 All Saints Stanford, died 10th December 1958, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford ) *

1.7.6.2.19. Robert BIRCH (born 1878) born 1885 in Dan Davison's listing


Next Generation

1.7.6.2.1. Ann BIRCH (born 1843 Monks Horton or Brabourne, died 1906) married Thomas STANFORD (born 1840)

children

1.7.6.2.1.1. Richard James Thomas STANFORD (Dick) (born 1869, died in Minster (Thanet) Hospital in 1951)(Notes : Served as a policeman at Devonport Dockyard After retiring and when his wife had died, lived with Patrick Roche & Edith Mary Birch at Broadstairs See Birch family submarine disaster (A8)

1.7.6.2.1.2. Elizabeth Jane STANFORD, (born in 1866)

1.7.6.2.1.3. William Henry STANFORD, (born in 1870, died in Driefontein, South Africa the 10th March 1900. (Notes : Served in Indian Army. Stayed extra time due to a campaign and then went to the reserve. Served as a Policeman. Re-enlisted at start of Boer War with 2nd Batt Buffs. Killed in action on 10th March 1900 in the battle of Driefontein and buried in a mass grave on the adjoining farm of Boschrand where there is no memorial. As Private Stanford 3370 he achieved The Queens South Africa Medal with 3 clasps Relief of Kimberley ,Paardeberg and Driefontein)

1.7.6.2.1.4. Sarah STANFORD, (born in 1874)

 


1.7.6.2.2. Elizabeth Jane BIRCH, (born 12th August 1844 at Monks Horton or Brabourne), married the 8th June 1867 in Stanford Benjamin Mills INGWOOD,

children

1.7.6.2.2.1. Ann Elizabeth INGWOOD, (born in 1868)

1.7.6.2.2.2. Isabelle INGWOOD, (born in 1870)

 


1.7.6.2.4. Sarah Jane BIRCH (born 1850 Stanford, died 7th September 1931 , buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) married in 1844, Stephen TUTT (born 1857, died 3rd March 1927, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford)

children

1.7.6.2.4.1. Selina Alice TUTT (died in infancy aged 3 months in 1886, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford )

1.7.6.2.4.2. Alfred TUTT

1.7.6.2.4.3. James Stephen TUTT (born 1888)



1.7.6.2.5. Richard Verrier BIRCH (born 1st February 1853 at Gimminge Brook (Gimmings Brook, now Gibbons Brook), Stanford, christened 1st May 1853, his middle name is recorded in the Bishops Transcript for Stanford as Valyer, however this is a misspelling, since his paternal great grandmother was Mary VERRIER. He died. 8th December 1935 aged 82,  and was buried at St. Mary's Churchyard Sellindge) Married (i) Sarah Ann SWAIN (born 1852, died 19th December 1896) from Elham, Kent. Then married on 25th October 1899 at St. Martin's Parish Church Aldington, Kent. (ii) Rachel HOAD (born 1863, died 28th January 1922, buried 3rd February 1922, aged 59, in St. Mary’s Churchyard Sellindge) Rachel's parents were Henry HOAD (born abt. 1815, died 1873), shipwright, & (ii) Sarah Elizabeth TOLHURST (First married to ? IFIELD)

(i) children

1.7.6.2.5.1. Richard Henry BIRCH (born 1876 christened 16th July 1876 All Saints Church, Stanford )

1.7.6.2.5.2. Caroline Alice BIRCH  (born 1878, christened 28th April 1878 All Saints Church, Stanford ) married James DITTON

(ii) children

1.7.6.2.5.3. Henry SISLEY BIRCH (born 29th April 1897 at Forge Hill, Aldington, died 4th January 1967 at Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey) *

1.7.6.2.5.4. Robert Edward BIRCH (christened 14th October 1900 All Saints Stanford)



1.7.6.2.6. Stephen Castle BIRCH (born the 29th June 1854, was christened in Stanford the 17th September 1854, died in Rainy River, Ontario, Canada the 22nd July 1908.), married 1st January 1877 in Sellindge, Mary Ann TUTT (born the 2nd January 1855 Smeeth, died the 4th December 1930)

children

1.7.6.2.6.1. John Alfred (Jack) BIRCH, (died in Canada Not traced (Notes : They all worked at the saw mill in Beaudette Minnesota just over the border in USA. After the tragedy Jack went away probably to Winnipeg looking for work and all contact was lost. The last contact the family have with him is a postcard sent from Rainy River, showing the station there. Nobody ever discovered what happened to him, despite Joe looking for him and later Robert BIRCH (Bob) one of his brothers employing a private investigator to look for him.)

1.7.6.2.6.2. Ellen Elizabeth (Nell) BIRCH, (born in 1877), married Joseph Lewis SPENCER.

1.7.6.2.6.3. Lydia Alice BIRCH, (born in 1879, died in 1933, married William SHAW, the 25th December 1903 in Cheriton.)

1.7.6.2.6.4. Joseph William (Joe) BIRCH, (born in 1885, died in Canada, married Agnes ?.)

1.7.6.2.6.5. Edith Mary BIRCH (born in 1888, died in Broadstairs St Peters in 1957, married Patrick (John) (Paddy) ROCHE, the 29th August 1909 (born the 14th March 1878 in Mell Drogheda Louth Ireland and died in 1950 in Broadstairs, son of Thomas ROCHE and Mary Carolan)

1.7.6.2.6.6. Stephen Aaron BIRCH (born 1882 - died 1905 died in early submarine accident off Plymouth Sound)

1.7.6.2.6.7. Mary Elizabeth BIRCH, born in 1889, married Harry Beckett.

1.7.6.2.6.8. Robert Thomas Lionel (Bob) BIRCH, born the 15th May 1890, died in Seattle USA in February 1968, married (i) Hilda WOOD (born in UK and died in 1949 in USA), (ii) Gertrude ? (born the 13th May 1892 in USA and died in 1985 in San Pedro Los Angeles USA). (Notes : Emigrated to USA Medina Washington State. Hilda WOOD was English and he had courted her before leaving for the USA. Started work as a GPO engineer at Folkestone working on overhead construction. He was given the house of his first employer on his death.)

1.7.6.2.6.9. Lottie Agnes BIRCH, born in 1891, died in 1923,

1.7.6.2.6.10. Albert BIRCH, born in 1893, married May TRIGG (born in lived Ashford).

1.7.6.2.6.11. Percy George BIRCH, born in 1894, died in France 1914/18 war.

Notes : He served in C coy 2 bat Royal Scots. Another family member Patrick ROCHE recommended he enlist in the Royal Scots. He is buried in plot 3 row C grave 22 in Coudry, British Cemetery France. Caudry is a large village 10 Km east of Cambrai and on the south side of the village and a little south of the secondary road junction Caudry to Audencourt. He was reported missing to begin with, then 8 years after the war finished his mother was informed that his body had been found when French people were cultivating ground on the edge of a wood and a mass grave was uncovered His pay book was well preserved in his clothing and used as identification. All the bodies were re-interened in the above cemetery.

1.7.6.2.6.12. Harry Sidney BIRCH, (born the 23rd August 1897, died when a baby).

1.7.6.2.6.13. Dorothy (Dolly) BIRCH, (born in 1898, died in 1970).

1.7.6.2.6.14. Robert Leslie Reginald BIRCH, (born in 1900, died in died 5 months).

1.7.6.2.6.15. Richard Henry BIRCH, (born the 13th March 1901, died the 2nd September 1901)

1.7.6.2.6.16. Charles BIRCH. (Notes : Moved to Hampshire ? Havent after fathers death)

 


1.7.6.2.8. Alice BIRCH (born 1857 Stanford, died 13th November 1915, in her 59th year buried in Stanford Churchyard) married Francis AMOS

children

1.7.6.2.8.1. Lillian Mary (Polly) AMOS

1.7.6.2.8.2. Polly AMOS,

1.7.6.2.8.3. (Elizabeth) Alice AMOS (born 1877, christened 21st October 1877) Grand-daughter of Richard Henry BIRCH was staying at his house Stanford, Kent in the 1891 census

1.7.6.2.8.4. Lydia AMOS (died young)

1.7.6.2.8.5. Francis George AMOS

 


1.7.6.2.15. Alfred John BIRCH (born the 23rd February 1870, was christened the 26th February 1871 Stanford, died the 1st December 1947, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) married at Lyminge on 3rd June 1896 Rosa Charlotte HOGBEN (born in 1871, died 25th April 1954, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford )

children

1.7.6.2.15.1. Alfred John Richard BIRCH, (born 10th May 1898 at Stanford, died recorded as 1989)

1.7.6.2.15.2. Hettie Florence BIRCH (born 23rd August 1906, died 6th May 2000)

1.7.6.2.15.3. Olive Margaret BIRCH (born 4th march 1912 died 20th December 1983)

1.7.6.2.15.4. Edith Dorothy BIRCH


 

1.7.6.2.16. Charles Frederick BIRCH (born the 30th March 1873, was christened the 16th November 1873. died in Ashford Hospital before the 5th February 1909, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) married Lily May, the 4th July 1908. (Notes : Folkestone Hythe, Sangate & Cheriton Herald February 13th 1909 Fatal Cycling Accident - An inquiry was held at Ashford Police Station last Saturday concerning the death of Charles Frederick BIRCH aged 32 years. Who died at the Ashford Cottage Hospital to which institution he was removed after a cycling accident at Westenhanger. According to the evidence, the deceased was descending a hill, up which one of Messers Mackenson's carts was being driven by Alfred John Andrews. In endeavouring to avoid the vehicle he fell from his machine and received severe injuries to his liver, from which he succumbed. A verdict of Accidental Death was returned)

 


1.7.6.2.17. Rosetta Martha (Hettie) BIRCH (born the 30th May 1875 in Stanford, was christened the 1st August 1875, died the 6th February 1953), married Walter HOGBEN.

 


1.7.6.2.18. Jessie Robert BIRCH (born 23rd May 1877, christened 24th June 1877 All Saints Stanford, died 10th December 1958, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford) married Mary PREBBLE (died 12th February 1953, buried in All Saints Church, Stanford)


Next Generation

1.7.6.2.1.1. Richard James Thomas STANFORD (Dick) (born 1869, died in Minster (Thanet) Hospital in 1951) married Jane (Notes : Served as a policeman at Devonport Dockyard After retiring and when his wife had died, lived with Patrick Roche & Edith Mary Birch at Broadstairs See Birch family submarine disaster (A8) 

children

1.7.6.2.1.1.1. Victor STANFORD

 


1.7.6.2.4.2. Alfred TUTT married Carrie

children

1.7.6.2.4.2.1. Pat TUTT.

 


1.7.6.2.4.3. James Stephen TUTT (born 1888) married (1.7.6.2.8.1.) Lillian Mary (Polly) AMOS (consanguine cousins)

children

1.7.6.2.4.3.1. Mary (Molly) TUTT

1.7.6.2.4.3.2. Cecile TUTT

1.7.6.2.4.3.3. Dorothy TUTT

1.7.6.2.4.3.4. James Stephen TUTT

1.7.6.2.4.3.5. Kathleen Gladys TUTT (born 17 August 1915)

 


1.7.6.2.5.1. Richard Henry BIRCH (born 1876 christened 16th July 1876 All Saints Church, Stanford) married Rosie STANDEN

children

1.7.6.2.5.11. Richard John BIRCH (born 1903)

1.7.6.2.5.12. Leonard Charles BIRCH (born 26 July1908 - died December 1987) *

1.7.6.2.5.13. William BIRCH (born 1906 - died 1966)




1.7.6.2.5.3. Henry SISLEY BIRCH (born 29th April 1897 at Forge Hill, Aldington, died 4th January 1967 at Eastchurch, Isle of Sheppey) Married 5th April 1926, at the Wesleyan Methodist Church, Ashford Road, Sellindge, Elizabeth PUNCHARD (nee HODGES) (born 9th March 1894 at Rose Cottages, Sellindge, died 30th October 1989 at Minster General Hospital, Isle of Sheppey) Witnesses at the marriage were Albert James HODGES and Richard John BIRCH

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1. Kathleen Ruth BIRCH (born 12th January 1927 at Grange Cottage, Sellindge, Kent) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.2. Freda Rachel BIRCH (born 29th September 1929) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.3. Lorna Mavis BIRCH (born 17th August 1944) (adopted) *

step son

1.7.6.2.5.3.4. Albert James PUNCHARD



1.7.6.2.5.4. Robert Edward BIRCH (christened 14th October 1900 All Saints Stanford) married Nance BIRCH



1.7.6.2.6.5. Edith Mary BIRCH (born in 1888, died in Broadstairs St Peters in 1957, married Patrick (John) (Paddy) ROCHE, the 29th August 1909 (born the 14th March 1878 in Mell Drogheda Louth Ireland and died in 1950 in Broadstairs, son of Thomas ROCHE and Mary Carolan)

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.1. Patricia (Pat) ROCHE, (died 11th March 2004) *

1.7.6.2.6.5.2. Maurice Patrick StEloi ROCHE, born in Folkestone the 2 February 1917, died in Maidstone Hospital the 27 December 1975, (Note : Survivor of the loss of the Lancastria in World War II) *

 


1.7.6.2.6.9. Lottie Agnes BIRCH, born in 1891, died in 1923,  married Albert (Bert) MILLING.

children

1.7.6.2.6.9.1. Douglas MILLING, died in Dunkirk France the 21st May 1940. (Notes : No grave exists and he is among 4,000 BEF members commemorated on the Dunkirk Memorial in British War Graves Section of Dunkirk Town Cemetery column 37)

 


1.7.6.2.8.3. (Elizabeth) Alice AMOS (born 1877, christened 21st October 1877, died October 1959 in St. Martin's Hospital, Cantebury) Grand-daughter of Richard Henry BIRCH was staying at his house Stanford, Kent in the 1891 census. Married 29th September 1906 at Stanford Parish Church Thomas HODGES (born 22nd April 1881, died 19th September 1965 in St. Mary's Hospital Etchinghill) (Thomas is my grandmother Elizabeth HODGEs's brother)

children

1.7.6.2.8.3.1 Doris Lilian HODGES married on1st August 1931 at St. Leonard's Parish Church, Upper Deal Leslie Adolphus COLLYER

 


1.7.6.2.15.1. Alfred John Richard BIRCH, (born 10th May 1898 at Stanford, died recorded as 1989) married on 1st August, 1918. at Elham, Millie Ethel FILE

children

1.7.6.2.15.1.1 (Alfred) Leslie BIRCH (died 13th April 2014 at Gibbons Brook, Sellindge, Kent) *

1.7.6.2.15.1.2. Ivy BIRCH



1.7.6.2.15.2. Hettie Florence BIRCH (born 23rd August 1906, died 6th May 2000) married Charles CHEESMAN

 


1.7.6.2.15.3. Olive Margaret BIRCH (born 4th march 1912 died 20th December 1983) married FOREMAN

 


1.7.6.2.15.4. Edith Dorothy BIRCH married John DURLING

Note : lived at the Storms on the other side of Gibbons Brook, Kent, which has had a number of spellings over the years)

children

1.7.6.2.15.4. June Doreen DURLING *

1.7.6.2.15.4. Ann Rose DURLING *

A1.7.6.2.15.4. Barry ADOPTED



Next Generation

1.7.6.2.4.3.5. Kathleen Gladys TUTT (born 17th August 1915) married (i) Peter Thomas CURRAN (born 1916), then married (ii) Charles William McCARTHY (born 29th October 1911)

(i) children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.1. Diane Lillian CURRAN (born 21st January 1941)

(ii) children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2. Daniel Philip DAVISON (born 4th April 1955) (born Peter Charles CURRAN later adopted see story)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3. Andrew MCCARTHY (born 1957)

 

 

1.7.6.2.5.1.1. Richard John BIRCH (born 1903) married (i) Rosanna PUNYER (born 1901- died 1934), then (ii) Marion BURCHETT (born 1914 - died1998)

(i) children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.1. Eileen BIRCH,

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.2. Jimmy BIRCH

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3. John BIRCH

(ii) children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.4. Richard Andrew BIRCH (born August 1951)

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.5. David BIRCH (born 27th December 1954)

 


1.7.6.2.5.1.2. Leonard Charles BIRCH (born 26th July 1908 - died December 1987) married Kathleen HILLS (born 1913 - died 1986),

children.

1.7.6.2.5.1.2.1. Rosemary Ann BIRCH (born 16th November 1939)

1.7.6.2.5.1.2.2. Pamela Kathleen BIRCH (born 5th July 1945 -died 5th June 1969)

1.7.6.2.5.1.2.3. Michael Leonard BIRCH (born 27th December 1956) - now living in Winsford, Cheshire (winter) and Ruthin, North Wales (summer)



1.7.6.2.5.1.3. William BIRCH (born 1906 - died 1966) married Bessie CLOAKE

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.1. Brian BIRCH (born 1938) married Susan WALLER (now live in Derbyshire)

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.2. Linda BIRCH (born1945) married John HEMSLEY (now live in Maidstone Kent)

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.3. Barbara BIRCH (born1948) married William COUGHLAN (we live in Hythe Kent)  



1.7.6.2.5.3.4. Albert James PUNCHARD married Marion AVERY (nee CHAPMAN) (consanguine Cousins through their HODGES Line)

 


1.7.6.2.5.3.1. Kathleen Ruth BIRCH (born 12th January 1927 at Grange Cottage, Sellindge, Kent) married on 18th May 1946,at Minster Methodist Church, Isle of Sheppey, Kent,Albert Richard Douglas HAMMOND (born 25th February 1925; died 19th June 2009 in Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Renfrewshire)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1. Ruth Margaret HAMMOND (born 25th August 1948) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.2. (Douglas) Stuart HAMMOND (born 12th July 1956)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3. Martin Richard Ludwig HAMMOND (born 6th March 1958; died 16th March 2007 in Royal Alexandra Hospital, Paisley, Renfrewshire) *



1.7.6.2.5.3.2. Freda Rachel BIRCH (born 29th September 1929) married on 15 July 1950 at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Sheerness, Bernard Edgar JORDAN (born on 13th July 1925 at 6 Invicta Road, Sheerness).At the time of marriage, Bernard Jordan was a Draughtsman and Freda Birch was a Clerk. Witnesses were Mervyn Bolt (Best Man) and Henry Sisley BIRCH, Freda's father

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1. Thelma Margaret JORDAN (born 22nd July 1951) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.2. Rosalynd Elizabeth Ann JORDAN (16th February 1962) *

 


1.7.6.2.5.3.3. Lorna Mavis BIRCH (born 17th August 1944) (adopted) married at Eastchurch Methodist Church on the 15th August 1964 (i) Geoffrey DEED then on 1st September 1990 at Canterbury Registry Office, (ii) Alan HORN

children (i)

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.1. Christopher John DEED (born 21 June 1968) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.2. Daniel DEED (born 21 November 1972) *



1.7.6.2.6.5.1. Patricia (Pat) ROCHE, (died 11th March 2004) married Frederick William George (Fred) SEARL in Broadstairs.


 

1.7.6.2.6.5.2. Maurice Patrick StEloi ROCHE (born in Folkestone the 2nd June 1917, died in Maidstone Hospital the 27th December 1975) married 7th February 1940 in Lyminge Edith Ada (Molly) HALLIDAY (born the 17th January 1916 in New Church Romnley Marsh; died age 89, 9th March 2005; daughter of Edward HALLIDAY and Francis Eliza Ada (PITCHFORD (born 22nd May 1882 died 15th February 1976 age 94.))

Note : Survivor of the loss of the Lancastria in World War II.

Note : St Eloi comes from the First World War Battle where his father received a shrapnel wound that resulted in the loss of his arm. See notes on the sinking of RMT Lancastria LANC.DOC. See Also individual history.

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1. Christopher Francis ROCHE, born the 14 June 1946 *

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.2. Michael Julian ROCHE, born in Faversham the 22 January 1948, was christened in Lyminge *



1.7.6.2.8.3.1 Doris Lilian HODGES (died 16 November 1987 at St. Martin's Hospital, Canterbury) married on1st August 1931 at St. Leonard's Parish Church, Upper Deal Leslie Adolphus COLLYER (died 4 January 1997, gas engineer)

children

1.7.6.2.8.3.1.1. Robert J. COLLYER (born 28th May 1933)

1.7.6.2.8.3.1.2. Wendy (born 7th October 1944)

 


1.7.6.2.15.1.1 (Alfred) Leslie BIRCH (Born 1920 at Gibbons Brook, Sellindge, Kent; died 13th April 2014 at Gibbons Brook, Sellindge, Kent) married Bernice FUNNEL

Notes : Christopher Roche writes about the funeral of Les Birch. ‘I attended the Funeral on Friday 25th April 2014, of my cousin Alfred Leslie (Les) Birch, died aged 94 and 7/8. His funeral was somewhat unusual, involving as it did an unusual mode of transport. We are unlikely to see such a funeral cortege again. It took a good two hours to cover the two miles to Stanford Church down the lane from Hope farm where he had spent most of his life, Les was known for his working with and love of steam power, he and my father had grown up together, both driving traction engines before they could ride push bikes.
My great, great grandfather and Leslie’s great grandfather was Richard Henry Birch who had 19 children in a time when there was no child allowance or state support.

The Engine ‘Storyteller’ was found in Tasmania as a wreck and brought back to England she was one of a group of Foden engines that could have been either road or showman`s engines. Les restored her and made the conversions to a rare of type showman`s engine some years ago a conversion he was particularly proud of.

Getting down those lanes was a challenge for Bob and Steve you would have been hard pushed to get a squirrel between the wheels and the bank.’

children

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.1. Jennifer BIRCH

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.2. Molly BIRCH,

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.3. Angela BIRCH,

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.4. Glenda BIRCH *

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.5. Richard BIRCH

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.6. Elizabeth BIRCH.

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.7. David BIRCH (born 27th December 1954) *
















1.7.6.2.15.4. June Doreen DURLING married Alf WINCHESTER

children

3 children



1.7.6.2.15.4. Ann Rose DURLING twice married, second husband is Roger

Note : Roger is involved with Dungeness RNLI boat for 25 years as engineer and Cox.

children

1.7.6.2.15.4.1. Julie



Next Generation

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2. Daniel Philip DAVISON (born 4th April 1955) (born Peter Charles CURRAN later adopted see story) married (i) Deborah Elaine WINSTONE (born 26th April 1959) then married (ii) Jacqueline WOODAGE (born 5th February 1959), then married (iii) Janice O'Brien AYERS (born 4th September 1954)

(i) children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2.1. Marc Clive DAVISON (born 27th January 1975)

(ii) children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2.2. Paul Daniel DAVISON (born 15th May 1980)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2.3. Katie Jane DAVISON (born 5th November 1981)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.2.4. Charlotte May DAVISON (born 23rd May 1986)

 


1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3. Andrew McCARTHY (born 1957)  married Shirley LEE

children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3.1. Peter James Lee McCARTHY (born 10th October 1985)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3.2. David Grant Lee McCARTHY (born 10th October 1985)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3.3. Simon Paul Lee McCARTHY (born 1st August 1987)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.3.4. Steven Adam Lee McCARTHY (born 26th July 1989)



1.7.6.2.4.3.5.1. Diane Lillian CURRAN (born 21st January 1941) married John THOMSETT

children

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.1.1. Tracy THOMSETT (born 8th November 1963)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.1.2. Sarah THOMSETT (born 18th February 1965)

1.7.6.2.4.3.5.1.3. Jacqui THOMSETT (born 15th July 1968)



1.7.6.2.5.1.1.1. Eileen BIRCH married Frank WHAYMAN live in Hertfordshire

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.1.1. Trevor WHAYMAN

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.1.2. Helen WHAYMAN


 

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.2. James (Jimmy) BIRCH married Freda SMITH live in the Chicester area

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.2.1. Gareth BIRCH

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.2.2. Bridget BIRCH


 

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3. John BIRCH married Shirley PITCHFORD live in Hythe Kent

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.1. Stephen John BIRCH (born 26th April .1958) *

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.2. Susan BIRCH (born 29th April 1961) *




1.7.6.2.5.1.1.4. Richard Andrew BIRCH (born August 1951) Maried in 1977/8 Sylvia LANCASTER. They live in Hythe.

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.4.1. Daniel BIRCH (born1979),

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.4.2. Benjamin BIRCH (born Dec 1981)                

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.4.3. Matthew BIRCH (born ?)



1.7.6.2.5.1.2.1. Rosemary Ann BIRCH (born 16th November 1939) married Robert NASH (born 24th February 1938). They live at Hythe

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.2.1.1. Peter Robert NASH (born 29th July 1965), married in August 1999 Beverley ?) They live in Hythe, Kent



1.7.6.2.5.1.3.1. Brian BIRCH (born 1938) married Susan WALLER (now live in Derbyshire)

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.1.1. Paul BIRCH (born1963)

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.1.2. Michelle BIRCH (born1966)




1.7.6.2.5.1.3.2. Linda BIRCH (born1945) married John HEMSLEY (now live in Maidstone Kent)

 


1.7.6.2.5.1.3.3. Barbara BIRCH (born1948) married William COUGHLAN (we live in Hythe Kent)

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.3.1. Andrew COUGHLAN (born 1972)

1.7.6.2.5.1.3.3.2. Sarah COUGHLAN (born1976)




1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1. Ruth Margaret HAMMOND (born 25th August 1948, Sheerness, Kent) married in the registry office in Nuremberg Germany on the 14th March 1969, then blessed in a Church service at the Methodist Church Ardgowan Street, Greenock, Scotland on 22nd March 1969, Georg BAER (born 10th November 1932, at Kutschendorf, near Sulzbach-Rosenberg, Bavaria; died 29th January 2015 in Hersbruck, Germany; following a short illness) They lived in the town of Hersbruck Germany.

Note : His parents were Georg BAER born 29th October 1904 and Barbara  BAER (née UTZ) Born 28th May 1905. They married on 31st October 1932 in a registry office and on 16th May1933 in the Church, Germany)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.1. Gordon Johannes BAER (born 19th November 1969 Hersbruck Germany)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.2. Fiona Elisabeth BAER (born 23rd November 1970 Hersbruck Germany) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.3. Michael Angus BAER (born 30th January 1972 Hersbruck Germany) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.4. Davina Ruth BAER (born 6th January 1977 Hersbruck Germany) *

 


1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3. Martin Richard Ludwig HAMMOND (born 6th March 1958; Died on 16th March 2007 in Erskine, Renfrewshire) married in Greenock on 1st April 1979 Joyce DONALD (born 28th April 1959 in Greenock, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.1. Richard John Peter HAMMOND (born 22nd March, Greenock) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.2. Gareth Wilson Clark HAMMOND (born 11th December 1982, Greenock)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3. Laura Anne Katherine HAMMOND (born 23rd November 1984, Greenock) *



1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1. Thelma Margaret JORDAN (born 22nd July 1951) married William BALD (born 18th May 1948 in Fife, Scotland)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.1. David BALD (born 5th February 1969) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.2. Stephen Anthony BALD (born 15th October 1974) *

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.3. Richard Jordan BALD (born 11th April 1985)



1.7.6.2.5.3.2.2. Rosalynd Elizabeth Ann JORDAN (16th February 1962) married 13th August 2005 in Dunfermline, Scotland Ralph VAUGHAN


 

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.1. Christopher John DEED (born 21st June 1968) married St. John’s Methodist Church Whitstable 1994 Jennifer EASTER (born 1st August 1960)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.1.1. Joseph Benjamin Easter DEED (born 26th April 1996)

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.1.2. Oliver James DEED (born 17th June 1997)

 


1.7.6.2.5.3.3.2. Daniel Geoffrey DEED (born 21st November 1972) married in Seasalter Church Louisa Caroline GOODWIN (born 25th May 1973 in Canterbury) separated in 2012

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.2.1. Thomas Peter DEED (born 14th December 2002 Canterbury)

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.2.2. William George DEED (born 27th January 2004 Canterbury)

1.7.6.2.5.3.3.2.3. Douglas Harry DEED (Born 22nd August 2001 in Whitstable {home birth})



1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1. Christopher Francis ROCHE (born 14th June 1946) married 4 March 1968 Judith MERRALL (born 5 April 1946)

Note : Chris left wife in 1981 was then with Rita Elsie CHERRIMAN until she died 10 October 2010, a year later I met Patricia Hopkins nee DENCH, will be together for life but not married, Pat says once was enough.

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.1. Nicola Christine ROCHE (born 23rd August 1968)

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.2. Claire Elizabeth ROCHE (born 28 December 1969) *

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.3. Stephen Christopher ROCHE (born 15th April 1971) * 

 


1.7.6.2.6.5.2.2. Michael Julian ROCHE, (born in Faversham the 22nd January 1948, was christened in Lyminge), married 7th July 1969 in Loose Angela Ruth PEARSON (born the 25th June 1949 in Hastings, daughter of Rex Albert Pearson and Ruth Ellen Wood; died aged 61 on the 11th June 2010 of a rare form of cancer).

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.2.1. Shaun Michael ROCHE, (born in Chatham the 9th August 1971).

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.2.2. Emma Angela ROCHE, (born in Chatham the 1st May 1974).

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.2.3. Paula Ellen ROCHE, (born in Maidstone the 28th September 1979).



1.7.6.2.8.3.1.1. Robert J. COLLYER (born 28th May 1933, died 2009, Scotland) married 8th March 1958 to Stella Morwenna REID (from River, Dover)

children

1.7.6.2.8.3.1.1.1. Gavin Andrew Robert COLLYER (born 8th May 1964)



1.7.6.2.8.3.1.2. Wendy (born 7th October 1944)



1.7.6.2.15.1.1.4. Glenda BIRCH married LAW

children

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.4.1 Tami LAW

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.4.2 Adele LAW



1.7.6.2.15.1.1.7.  David BIRCH (born 27th December 1954). married (i) Jean GOW, (ii) Carol ?.Carol, Georgia and Amy all now live in Bognor Regis. 

children (ii)

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.7.1. Georgia BIRCH

1.7.6.2.15.1.1.7.2. Amy BIRCH

 

 

Next Generation

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.1. Stephen John BIRCH (born 26th April .1958) married Kim Patricia HESELDEN (born 11th June 1958) live in Hythe, Kent

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.1.1. Richard Stephen BIRCH (born 29th February 1980)

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.1.2. Paul Ian BIRCH (born 20th May 1983)



1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.2. Susan BIRCH (born 29th April 1961) married Colin MILLS

children

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.2.1. Tracy MILLS

1.7.6.2.5.1.1.3.2.2. Keith MILLS



1.7.6.2.5.13.1.1. Paul BIRCH (born1963) married Angela HONEY

children

1.7.6.2.5.13.1.1.1. Bethan BIRCH

1.7.6.2.5.13.1.1.2. Benjamin BIRCH


 

1.7.6.2.5.13.3.1. Andrew COUGHLAN (born 1972) married Lucy JUST


 

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.2. Fiona Elisabeth BAER (born 23rd November 1970 Hersbruck Germany, christened on 25th July 1971 in the Methodist Church Hersbruck) married on 30th June 1999 in Hersbruck (registry office). The Church wedding service was held on 3rd July 1999 in Nuremberg. Norbert Werner FREYBERGER (born 29th November 1961 Nuremberg, Germany. Son of Werner Dietmar Friedrich Hans FREYBERGER born 12th November 1919 married 5th September 1952 Maria Freyberger née BUIK born 13th January 1924)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.2.1. Noah Georg FREYBERGER (born 4th September 2003, Bayern, Germany)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.2.2. Josia Albert FREYBERGER (born 7th March 2006, Bayern, Germany)

 


1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.3. Michael Angus BAER (born 30th January 1972 Hersbruck Germany christened on 30th July 1972 in the Methodist Church Hersbruck ) married on 28th August 1999 in Henfenfeld, Germany (registry office and Church service were held on the same day. Elke Gerda HÖLZEL (HOELZEL) (born 23rd March 1978 Nuremberg, Germany. Daughter of Heinz HOELZEL und Ursula HOELZEL (née STENDAL) born 3rd October 1941)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.3.1. David Gordon BAER (born 9th September 2003)



1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.4. Davina Ruth BAER (born 6th January 1977 Hersbruck Germany, christened on 4th September 1977 in the Methodist Church Hersbruck) married 7th October 2006 in Wantage Douglas Charles Ewart BOWEN (Born 2nd October 1978)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.4.1. Ewart Malcolm BOWEN (Born 6th November 2007 Wantage, Oxfordshire)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.4.2. Sabin Michael Charles BOWEN (Born 5th November 2009 Wantage, Oxfordshire)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.1.4.3. Lysander Gordon Douglas BOWEN (born on 7th June 2012 in Nuremberg, Germany)



1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.1. Richard John Peter HAMMOND (Born 22nd March 1980 Greenock) married Joanne BURTON (Born 3rd February 1983 in Ireland)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.1.1. Adam William HAMMOND (Born 20th September 2002 Canterbury, Kent, England)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.1.2. Tyler HAMMOND (Born 29th November 2005 Canterbury, Kent, England)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.1.3. Grace HAMMOND (Born 24th April 2010 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland)




1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3. Laura Anne Katherine HAMMOND (Born 23rd November 1984 Greenock) married in 2014 Mark PEARSON

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3.1. Hannah PEARSON (Born 16th March 2007 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3.2. Emily PEARSON (Born 5th November 2009 in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3.3. Jack Frederick PEARSON (Born on Friday 13th 2012 at 4:05am, weighing 4lbs 9oz in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.1.3.3.4. Benjamin Martin PEARSON (Born Friday 13th 2012 at 4.17 am, weighing 5lbs 4oz in Paisley, Renfrewshire, Scotland)



1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.1. David William BALD (born 5th February 1969) in Dunfermline, married on the Isle of Bute, Scotland 24th of June 1989 to Moira CHISHOLM and separated in 2011

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.1.1 Amy Louise BALD (born 15th April 1993 in Dunfermline, Fife, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.1.2 Tomas David BALD (born 20th April 1998) in Portsmouth



1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.2. Stephen Anthony Bernard BALD (born 15th October 1974) Dunfermline and married in Cairneyhill, Fife, Scotland on 17th of April 2004 to Sibylle Sylvia OSTERTAG (5th June 1969 Switzerland)

children

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.2.1 Jennifer Elena BALD (born 13th of December 2004 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.2.2 Daniel James BALD (born 27th of October 2006 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)

1.7.6.2.5.3.2.1.2.3 Jessica Ciara BALD (born 18th of August 2010 Kirkcaldy, Fife, Scotland)



1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.2. Claire Elizabeth ROCHE (born 28 December 1969) married Andy WELLER

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.2.1 Joshua John WELLER (born 13 December 2008)



1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.3. Stephen Christopher ROCHE (born 15th April 1971) lives with Christine COOK

children

1.7.6.2.6.5.2.1.3.1 Dannielle ROCHE (born 15th June 1997 which is Magna Carta day)



 

1.7.6.2.8.3.1.1.1. Gavin Andrew Robert COLLYER (born 8th May 1964)

children

1.7.6.2.8.3.1.1.1.1. Hayley Louise Ash COLLYER (born 4 December 1990)