Descendants of William Bircher
Generation No. 1
1. WILLIAM1 BIRCHER
was born Abt. 1569. He married CATHERINE FINCH 1595 in Great Leighs,
Children of WILLIAM BIRCHER and CATHERINE
i. WILLIAM2 BIRCHARD.
ii. RICHARD BIRCHARD.
iii. MARY BIRCHARD.
iv. KATHERINE BIRCHARD.
2. v. THOMAS BIRCHARD, b. August
12, 1595, Fairsted, Essex, England; d. Abt. 1684.
Generation No. 2
2. THOMAS2 BIRCHARD
(WILLIAM1 BIRCHER) was born August 12, 1595 in Fairsted, Essex,
England, and died Abt. 1684. He married MARY ROBINSON October 23, 1620 in
Fairsted, Essex, England, daughter of HENRY ROBINSON and ELIZABETH
Notes for THOMAS BIRCHARD: Embarked for New
England in "True Love" September 20, 1635 with wife Mary and 6 daughters. Thomas
Bircher made freeman 17 May 1637, and Thomas Birchwood or Birchard of Hartford in 1639
probably the same person. He is subsequently found at Saybrook and was deputy from that
township to the General Court in 1650 and 1651. There was a land sale of Martha's Vineyard
in 1656 to William Pratt by Thomas Birchard, wherein he quits claim for himself on behalf
of his son John Birchard. History of New London County, Vol. 1, Pp. 258.
Came in "True Love" Sep, 1635 with
daugther Elizabeth age 13, Marie 12, Sarah 9, Susan 8, John 7, Ann 18 months. Pioneers of
Mass. Pp. 50.
Children of THOMAS BIRCHARD and MARY
i. SARAH3 BIRCHARD.
ii. SUSANNA BIRCHARD.
iii. THOMAS BIRCHARD.
iv. DEBORAH BIRCHARD.
v. ELIZABETH BIRCHARD, b. 1621,
Terling, Essex, England; d. February 28, 1698/99, Norwich, New London, Connecticut; m. THOMAS
BLISS, October 30, 1644, Lyme, New London, Connecticut.
Notes for THOMAS BLISS: "New England
Families Genealogical and Memorial", Vol IV, p. 1808:
This lists:"Mary (Smith) Brewster, born
November 21, 1672, at Groton, was a daughter of EDWARD SMITH, of New London and Groton,
and ELIZABETH BLISS, daughter of THOMAS BLISS, JR." Mary,
wife of Benjamin Brewster.
vi. MARY BIRCHARD, b. 1624.
vii. JOHN BIRCHARD, b. 1627.
viii. HANNAH BIRCHARD, b. 1633.
William BIRCHER - Catherine FINCH
Thomas BIRCHARD - Mary ROBINSON
Elizabeth BIRCHARD - Thomas BLISS