Family of John BIRCH and Hannah FISHER

Husband: John BIRCH (1784-1835)
Wife: Hannah FISHER (1787-1864)
Children: Elizabeth BIRCH (1807-1865)
Mary Ann BIRCH (1809- )
Joseph BIRCH (1812-1856)
Thomas BIRCH (1813- )
Richard BIRCH (1814-1873)
John BIRCH (1815- )
Marriage 15 Dec 1806 St Peters Church, Leeds

Husband: John BIRCH

Name: John BIRCH
Sex: Male
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 7 May 1784 St James St, Leeds
Occupation 1815 (age 30-31) Stuff presser; Hunslet
Death 1835 (age 50-51) St James Street, Leeds

Wife: Hannah FISHER

Name: Hannah FISHER
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 1787 Hanging Heaton, Dewsbury
Death 22 Nov 1864 (age 76-77) Leeds

Child 1: Elizabeth BIRCH

Name: Elizabeth BIRCH
Sex: Female
Spouse: Joseph GIBBS ( - )
Birth 16 Feb 1807 St James Street, Leeds
Death 30 Oct 1865 (age 58) Woodhouse, Leeds

Child 2: Mary Ann BIRCH

Name: Mary Ann BIRCH
Sex: Female
Birth 5 Nov 1809 St James Street, Leeds1
Baptism 3 Dec 1809 (age 0) St Peter's (Parish Church), Leeds

Child 3: Joseph BIRCH

Name: Joseph BIRCH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Ann MITCHELL ( - )
Birth 11 Jun 1812 St James Street, Leeds2
Baptism 9 Aug 1812 (age 0) St Peter's (Parish Church), Leeds
Death 16 Sep 1856 (age 44) 3 Mill Lane, Leeds

Child 4: Thomas BIRCH

Name: Thomas BIRCH
Sex: Male
Spouse: Martha (c. 1807- )
Birth 4 Dec 1813 At sea on the ship "Limerick"
Information from John Birch (Birch one name study):

I too have searched the registrers for your Thomas without success, I found his birth date in the Birch family bible, held by Charles Lenny Burch of Los Angeles, California, USA. another distant cousin of mine. It seems that Thomas was born at sea. After the family had visited relatives in Ireland. The Bible reads:-
I set this page aside in this very holy Bible for the recorded events of my family. In this year of our God and King George III. 1806.
My good wife Hannah Fisher who was born in Hanging Heaton, Dewsbury. and I were joined to-gether at St Peters Church, Leeds. 15th december 1806.
We were blessed with a daughter Elizabeth who was born 16th February 1807 in our humble home in St. James Street Leeds.
Blessed with a second daughter a sister for Elizabeth on 3rd November 1809 at our home in St James Street,Leeds.
Joseph our first son born 11 June 1812 in St. James Street, Leeds. God be blessed.
Thomas our second son born 4th December 1813 at sea on the good ship Limerick. God be blessed.
Richard our third son born 14th October 1814 in St James Street, Leeds. God be blessed.
John our fourth son born 9th August 1815 in St James Street Leeds. God be blessed.

Talking of cousins if you think that Thomas is the one that you are looking for you too are a cousin of mine, Thomas was the brother of Joseph my 3rd Great-Grandfather.
Occupation 1850 (age 36-37) Cloth Dresser; Leeds
Residence 1850 (age 36-37) Leeds
Residence 1851 (age 37-38) Leeds
Census 1851 (age 37-38) Leeds
This is almost certainly the Birch family in the 1851 census in Leeds on microfilm reel HO 107/2320 folio 249:
at 6 Regent Street
Thomas Birch head aged 38 Cloth dresser born Leeds
Martha wife aged 44 born Leeds
Hannah dau aged 9 born Leeds
Samuel son aged 7 born Leeds
Jane dau aged 1 born Leeds
[Note: this entry is not in the Yorks Arch printed index but it is in their microfiche. The above is taken from the actual microfilm].
Occupation 1868 (age 54-55) Woollen Cloth Tenterer
Census 1881 (age 67-68) Hunslet
Dwelling: 6 Accommodation Rd
Census Place: Hunslet, York, England
Source: FHL Film 1342074 PRO Ref RG11 Piece 4485 Folio 80 Page 1
Marr Age Sex Birthplace
Thos. BIRCH M 68 M Leeds, York, England
Rel: Head
Occ: Tenterer (Cloth)
Martha BIRCH M 74 F Leeds, York, England
Rel: Wife

Child 5: Richard BIRCH

Name: Richard BIRCH
Sex: Male
Birth 14 Oct 1814 St James Street, Leeds
Death 1873 (age 58-59) City of London Workhouse, London

Child 6: John BIRCH

Name: John BIRCH
Sex: Male
Baptism 26 Mar 1815 (age -1) St Peter's (Parish Church), Leeds3
Birth or baptism date must be wrong.
Birth 9 Aug 1815 St James Street, Leeds
Birth or baptism date must be wrong. Birth comes from Birch one name study.

Note on Marriage

Information from John Birch {Birch one name study} [E-mail:]:


Comprehensive Information is available on this entire Birch line back to Athestan Byschus born c 980 in Meresig (Southend, Essex, England).


John Birch b-7th May 1784 in Leeds married Hannah Fisher of Hanging Heaton, Dewsbury. had issue:-

1) = Elizabeth Birch b-1807 in Leeds. married Joseph Gibbs.

2) = Mary Ann Birch b-1809 in Leeds.

3) = Joseph Birch b-1812 in Leeds. married Ann Mitchell.

4) = THOMAS BIRCH* b-4th December 1813 in St. James Street, Leeds. Married MARTHA (surname unknown) b-c1807.

5) = Richard Birch b-1814 in Leeds.

6) = John Birch b-1815 in Leeds.



Hannah Birch b-c1842 Leeds.

Samuel Birch b-c1844 Leeds.

Thomas Birch b-c1846 Leeds.

John Birch b-c1848 Leeds.

Jane Birch b-c1850 Leeds.


1Dave Bradley, Leeds St Peter's Parish Registers. Born 5th November. Baptised 3rd December 1809. Mary Ann, daughter of.
2Ibid. Born 11th June. Baptised 9th August 1812. Joseph, son of John Birch,
3Ibid. Baptised 26th March 1815. John, son of John and Hannah Birch, St James.