Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Oliver Burch

Male 1647 - 1729  (81 years)


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  • Name Oliver Burch  [1
    Born 30 Oct 1647  Penrith, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 May 1729  Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9799  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Thomas Burch,   b. Bef 1627, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Annas MNU Burch,   b. Bef 1633, Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Cumberland, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F6729  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barbara Tennison,   b. 1660, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1737, Bowling Plains, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1676  Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Justinian Burch,   b. 1681, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1760, Charles County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [natural]
     2. Catherine Burch,   b. 1683, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 14 Sep 1763, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 80 years)  [natural]
     3. Thomas Burch,   b. 1684, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1765, Charles County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)  [natural]
     4. Anne Burch,   b. 1685, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 76 years)  [natural]
     5. John Burch,   b. 1685, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1735, Newport, Charles County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Barbara Burch,   b. 1689, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1750, Frederick County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 62 years)  [natural]
     7. Eleanor Burch,   b. 1697, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1727, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
     8. Edward Burch,   b. 1700, Newport, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Oct 1765, Calverton Manor, Charles County, Maryland - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)  [natural]
     9. Benjamin Burch,   b. 1702, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1745, St. Mary's County, Maryland - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     10. Elizabeth Burch,   b. 1705, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1744, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     11. Jonathan Burch,   b. 1708, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1786, Prince George's County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F2880  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • or born 30 OCT 1647 in Manchester, Lancaster, England
      ===
      Burch, Oliver, King and Queen Parish, Charles County, 15th Feb., 1726/7; 27th May, 1729.
      To son Benjamin and hrs... 75 A. of "Bowling's Plains."
      To Son Edward, personalty.
      To son Jonathan and hrs., "Lumley" ("Lombey") and "Penrick" ("'Penray").
      To sons Thomas, John, Justinian and daus. Katherine Swan, Anne Swan, Barbary Allison, Elinor Burch and Elizabeth Cade, 5s. each.
      To wife Barbary, extx., dwell. plan. [unnamed]during life; at her decease to son Jonathan and hrs.
      Test: George Brett, James Phillips and Anne Phillips, his wife. 19.725,
      ===
      Oliver Burch 15.76 CH £67.4.2 Jun 8 1729 Aug 16 1729
      (also Oliver Birch)
      Appraisers: Samuel Amory, Samuell Love.
      Next of kin: Elisabeth Owen, Jonathon Burch,
      Administratrix/Executrix: Barbara Birch.
      ===
      Oliver Birch 10.246 A CH £67.4.2 £11.4.6 Apr 25 1730
      Sureties: George Brett, Robert Makone.
      Received from: Walter Winter, Peter Barker.
      Payments to: Charles Hepburn, Thomas Mercer, John Howard, Samuel Hanson.
      Executrix: Barbara Birch.
      ===
      May 24, 1729 - Charles County, Maryland Will book Liber CC#2 Folio 725-726
      Last Will and Testament of Oliver Burch (father of Anne Burch)
      In the name of God Amen, I Oliver Burch of King and Queen Parish in Charles County being in perfect health& of sound mind and memory
      blessed be God for the same and calling to mind the uncertainty of this world that there is nothing certain but death and that most uncertain, when do make and ordain this my Last Will and Testament in a manner and form following (Viz) ----
      Imprimis: I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of Almighty God that gaveth me- Doubting nothing but that through the merits and intercession of my Blessed Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ I shall receive it again at the last day with a full pardon of all my sins my body to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the appointment of Executors hereafter by me named and as for the worldly
      goods that it hath pleased God of his goodness to endow me with all, I bestow in manner and form the following ~ viz. ~
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Benjamin Burch Seventy Five acres of land it being part of a tract of land called, Bowlings Plains to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my two sons Thomas and John Burch five shilling sterling a piece.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Edward Burch one feather bed and covering, I give the said goods to my son Edward Burch.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Jonathan Burch the two tracts land the one called Lumley and Penrick, I give to the said land to
      my son Jonathan to him and his heirs forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Swann five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Anne Swann five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Barbary Allison five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my son Justinian Burch five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elinor Burch five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Cade five shilling sterling.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved wife Barbary Burch the plantation whereon I now live with all the Land there unto belonging
      during her natural life and after to fall to my son Jonathan and his heirs for ever
      I nominate and appoint my well beloved wife Barbara Burch whole and sole executrix of this my Last Will and Testament revoking all other wills or will by me formerly made ratifying and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament. In Witness where of I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 15 day of February 1726
      Oliver Burch
      Signed sealed and delivered
      In presence of
      At the post of the aforegoing Will was thus written (viz)
      Geo. Brett
      James Phillips
      Anne O. Phillips
      May 24th 1729 then came George Brett and made Oath on the holy Evangelist that he saw the above named Oliver Burch sign and seal the above and heard him publish and declare the same to be his Last Will and Testament and that at the time of his so doing he was of sound and perfect memory to the best of his Judgement and that no other no other sponsor was called at that time as a witness on subscribed as such.
      Sworn before me J. Hanson D. Combs
      James Phillips being present when the above probate was made & declared that the above Will was brought to him some time after it was signed and he and his wife were desired to subscribe the same as witnesses which they did but not in the presence of the Testator not
      at his request neither did he the Said James ever hear him mention anything concerning said will either before or after.
      Test J. Hanson D. Combs

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith
      May 27, 1729 - Maryland Prerogative Court. The following
      proceedings were exhibited from Charles Co., viz., ... Olliver
      Birch his will and testamentary bond in common form by
      Barbarah Birch his executrix, with George Biell [sic; Brett]
      and Robert Mackone her sureties in 200 pounds sterling, dated May 27, 1729 ....
      Source: Maryland Prerogative Court, Testamentary
      Proceedings, Liber 28, Page 391.

      June 8, 1729 - The Charles Co., Md. Inventory of Oliver Burch/Birch.
      Appraisers: Samuel Amory and Samuel Love (value 67/4/2.)
      Creditors: none known.
      Next of kin: Elizabeth Owen and Jonathan Burch.
      Executrix: Barbara Birch, approves the inventory on Aug.
      16, 1729.
      Sources: (1) Charles Co., Md. Inventories, 1717-1735,
      p. 258, and (2) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the
      Inventories of the Prerogative Court of Maryland, 1728-1734,"
      p. 1.

      Apr. 25, 1730 - The Charles Co., Md. Administration Account of Oliver Birch.
      Inventory value: 67/4/2.
      Additional assets bring the estate value up to: 89/5/2.
      Payments made by the estate: 11/4/6.
      Estate balance: 78/0/8.
      Sureties: George Brett and Robert Makone [another abstractor reads as Robert Mahon].
      Executrix: Barbara Birch.
      Sources: (1) Skinner, V. L., Jr., "Abstracts of the
      Administration Accounts of the Prerogative Court of Maryland,
      1724-1731," Page 132, and (2) Charles Co., Md. Administration
      Accounts, 1708-1738, Page 366.
      ===
      Charles County Maryland Land Records, Liber Z, Page 57
      Recorded at request of Oliver Burch:
      19 Aug 1703; Indenture from John Bowling, planter, to Oliver Burch; for 4,500# tobacco; tract called Bowling Plains; laid out for 150 acres; /s/ John Bowling; wit. Benjamin Hall, Philip Briscoe; memo 19 Aug 1703; wit. Francis Wheatly (mark), job. Staple (mark); ack. by John Bowling and Mary his wife 19 Aug 1703; one year's rent and alienation from Oliver Burch 14 Sep 1703
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, Liber C#2 Page 26
      Recorded at request of Philip Briscoe:
      4 Nov 1706; Indenture from Thomas Davis of St. Mary's County, planter, to Philip Briscoe, Sr., Gent.; for 3,000# tobacco; a parcel of land called Hitchin surveyed and patented by John Heard and sold to Giles Willson; from him to Thomas Davis; bounded by a parcel laid out for Thomas Lomax on the south side of the main swamp that falls in the Pile's Fresh; laid out for 100 acres; /s/ Thomas Davis (mark); wit. Oliver Burch, Justinian Burch, Thomas Burch, John Willson (mark); 4 Nov 1706; "Quiet possession by livery and seizin by turf and twigg" delivered by Thomas Davis to Philip Briscoe, Sr.; same wit.; ack. 12 Nov 1706 by Thomas Davis and wife Mary in open court; Thomas Davis on acct. of Capt. Philip Briscoe paid alienation on 100 acres called Hitchin for use of James Heath, farmer
      ===
      Charles County Land Records, LiberF#2, Page 2
      26 Mar 1714; Recorded at request of Jestilian Burch:
      13 Jan 1713/4; Deed of Gift from Oliver Burch to his son Jestilian Burch; tract called one half of Boulins Plaine laid out for 150 acres; /s/ Oliver Burch; wit. Thomas Burch, Christian Lemaistre
      ===
      Charles County, Maryland Liber L#2, Page 389.
      At the request of John Ingham Twambrook of CC, tailor, the following deed was recorded this Nov 6, 1727.
      Sep 25, 1727 from John Noe of CC, planter, to John Ingham Twambrooks of CC, tailor, for 3000 lbs of tobacco, all that tract of land, being part of a tract of land called Lomley, lying in CC, bounded by the dividing line between sd Noe and Oliver Burch, containing 100 acres. Signed - John (I his mark) Noe. Wit - Geo Dent, Robert Hanson. This deed was acknowledged by John Noe and Sarah, his wife
      ===
      Charles County Court Records, March 1737/8 Court, Liber T#2, Page 425
      Pursuant to the order of Mar Court in the 20th year of the dominion of the Proprietary, Commission issued to examine witnesses touching the bounds of a tract of land called Hadley, in possession of Robert Mackhorn. Commissioners appointed: Robert Yates, Andrew Chunn, George Hatton, and Geo: Brett of CC, Gent (not being any way related to the Petr, contiguous Proprietor, nor interested in the sd land). Hadley is in CC. The purpose of the Commission was to prove and perpetuate the memory of the bounds of Hadley.
      . And now here, at Mar Court, Robert Yates, Andrew Chunn, and George Hatton, return to this Court the Commission afd, with the following depositions and certificate annexed -
      The deposition of John Briscoe, age about 30, declares that about 10-11 years ago, he was employed by Robt: Mechon to run out a certain tract of land called Hadley, and that as they were running the lines, Oliver Burch met them at the place where the deponent now stands, and showed him a red oak and told him that it was one of the bound trees of Hadley Land, but the deponent can't charge his memory which way sd Burch knew it to be the bound tree.
      The deposition of Jona: Burch, age about 30, declares that about 10-11 years ago, his father, Oliver Burch, showed him a red oak where the deponent now stands, and told him, sd deponent, that he had heard that Capt. Barton should say that it was one of the bound trees of Hadley Land.
      We have examined the witnesses brought to us, this Mar 8, 1737/8 - Robert Yates, Andrew Chunn, George Hatton.

      === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Oct. 1751 - At a General Meeting of Trinity Parish (Charles
      Co.) in Oct. 1751, a poll was taken as to where a new church
      should be built. The two locations proposed were "at a place
      where Thomas Barron lately lived and the old field near
      Justinian Burch, Jr. 's." The vote was taken in June 1752,
      with this result: "for ye place near Barron's - 41 votes;
      for ye place near Burch's - 50 votes."
      Source: Maryland State Archives, Microfilm Roll No. MSA
      M258: "Special Collections; 1729-1797 (Trinity Church
      Collection); Vestry Minutes and Accounts." (not paginated)
      Comment: As shown by records above and the Aug. 1753 record below, the Trinity Parish Church is built on Oliver Burch's former land. Trinity Parish was created in 1744 out of those portions of King and Queen Parish and of All Faiths Parish that were in Charles Co.

      Aug. 1753 - Charles Co., Md. Land Records. Justinian Burch,
      Jr., of Charles Co., planter, and wife Ann, deed to the Revd.
      Mr. Isaac Campble [sic: Campbell] and his associates, the
      Vestrymen and Church Wardens of Trinity Parish, for the use
      of Trinity Parish (whereon to build a Parish Church for the
      use and benefit of the parishioners), all that part of a
      tract of land "Lumbley" on the east side of Piles Fresh in
      the Parish and County aforesaid, containing and now laid
      out for about 2 acres.
      Source: Charles Co., Md. Court and Land Records, Liber
      A No.3, Page 119.
      Comment: The successor Trinity Church still stands at
      this same location, enabling one to locate "Lumley," the
      seated plantation of Oliver Burch. Take Hwy. 6 east from
      La Plata: turn right at Trinity Church Road and proceed to
      the Church. The Burch burial plot can be found immediately
      to the right of the Church. This is where Oliver and Barbara
      and many of their descendants were buried. The stones and
      markers for the earliest burials there (such as the
      pre-Trinity Church burials of Oliver and Barbara) have long
      since disappeared.
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 368-48: BOWLING PLAINES: 150 acres; Possession of - 150 Acres - Burch, Oliver: : Surveyed 14 Aug 1671 for James Bowling at a bound Spanish oak the 3rd bound tree of BOWLINGS RESERVE: Other Tracts Mentioned: BOWLING RESERVE; Conveyance notes - 150 Acres - Justinian Burch from Oliver Burch; 30 Jan 1713, The year rent is 3 shillings,,
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 368-47: LOMBEY: 450 acres; Possession of - 225 Acres - Burch, Oliver: 225 Acres - Noe, John: Surveyed 31 Jan 1664 for Thomas Lomax on the North side the main swamp that falls into Piles fresh: Conveyance notes - 125 Acres - Thomas Dyson from John Noe; 27 Feb 1726, 100 Acres - John Ingram Twainbrook from John Noe; 25 Sept 1727,100 Acres - Edmund Murphy from John Ingram Twainbrook; 13 Nov 1728, 46 Acres - Sarah Noe from Thomas Dyson; 10 June 1729, 100 Acres - William Davis from Edmund Murphy; 24 March 1734, 112-1/2 Acres - Justinian Burch Jr. From Justinian Burch Sr.; 14 June 1743,
      ===
      1642-1753 Rent Rolls Charles County, Maryland Hundred - Newport: Rent Roll page/Sequence: 362-1: PENRICK: 40 acres; Possession of - 40 Acres - Burch, Oliver: Surveyed 31 March 1705 for Oliver Burch lying adjoining to the lands he now lives on beginning at a bound chestnut: Conveyance notes - 46 Acres - Justinian Burch Jr. from Justinian Burch Sr.; 14 June 1743, ,

  • Sources 
    1. [S195] THE BURCH FAMILIES OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND TO 1800 Vol-2.
      Ralph D. Smith
      April 2004

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