Birckhead, Christopher I 2053
- Born: 20 Sep 1620, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Marriage (1): Harrison, Ann on 20 Sep 1644 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Marriage (2): Day, Joane on 16 Jul 1666 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England
- Died: Bef 26 May 1676, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA 2054
- Buried: St. James Church, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA
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DON'T KNOW IF YOU ARE INTERESTED BUT..FOUND THIS..BIRKHEAD IS A DIRECT DESCENDANT OF LAURA JAYNE MUNDY, MOTHER OF JOHN DORSEY HUMPHREY, FATHER OF JOHN HENRY HUMPHREY.
Name: Christopher BIRKHEAD II
Given Name: Christopher
Surname: BIRKHEAD II
Birth: 20 Sep 1620 in Bristol, Gloucester Co., England 1
Death: 26 May 1676 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
As per reference from Doctor Christopher Johnston Collection-Birckhead Family File.
He arrived in Maryland in 1661.
In 1662, he had 1900 acres.
In 1663, added more acres with Samuel Chew.
He had a will in England, according to Samuel Chew.
Ship's name was "Friendship".
His second wife never came to The United States.
She stayed in Bristol, Gloucester County, England.
As per letter Larry Birkhead dated 30 January 1994.
As per letter Larry Birkhead dated 26 August 1996 and article from Gerald Runyon.
He was a seafaring man and is described as a "Shipwright & Mariner".
He married in England, two times.
He could have had more children than listed.
He sold a parcel of land in Maryland to his brother, ped 2254, Abraham Birckhead, Senior.
As per letter Larry Birkhead dated 22 November 1996 and data from Patty Armstrong.
As per letter Patricia Armstrong dated 28 December 1996 and will for his brother, ped 2254, Abraham Birckhead, Senior.
He was imprisoned in England in 1654.
He was imprisoned in Rochelle, France in 1657.
As per letter M. Dean Burkhead dated 26 February 1997.
As per letter Donald E. Beseau dated 17 April 1997.
He has date of death as 1678.
Christopher Burkhead, Junior, was a Mariner.
He owned two ships, "The Friendship" and "The Society".
He was a Quaker.
He was persecuted in both England and Holland for his opposition to the established Church of England.
It seems he could not serve his Lord in silence and spoke out many times against the established Church of England and he suffered grievously for doing so.
He came to America about 1659, with his younger brother, ped 2254, Abraham Birckhead, Senior.
It is assumed they came to America in their own ship.
The two brothers first appear in The Provincial Maryland Records in 1661, when they received a Compson for trading with the Indians.
He was married two times, first wife was Ann and she is buried in The Saint James Parish Cemetery, Herring Creek, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
Second wife was Jean Day.
Christopher left a very long will, which is on file at Somerset House in London, England, in which he mentioned his wife, Jean, his brother, ped 2254, Abraham Birckhead, Senior and his sons, Eleazer, Soloman and Nehemiah Birckhead.
(Unknown which wife son's were born to).
The wife of his second marriage, Jean Day, moved back to Bristol, Gloucester County, England, after his death and she is buried in Red Cliff Cemetery in 1723.
As per E-mail from Barbara Young on 1 August 1997.
As per E-mail from Barbara Young on 18 August 1997 and data from Old Parish Registers of Saint Stephen's Parish, Bristol, Gloucester County, England.
He was 46 years old when he married the second time.
As per E-mail from Barbara Young on 20 August 1997.
As per data from Don T. Burkhead on 14 September 1998.
There is no doubt he was quite a wealthy person, because both Christopher and Abraham, who came over about 1652, obtained Indian trading license's, which cost 1000 pounds each.
These young men also obtained a substantial amount of land
As per data from internet on 23 December 1999 and posted by Karen Childs on 20 December 1999.
Two of the oldest dated gravestones in Maryland can be found in the churchyard of Saint James Parish. These stones were moved from a private burying ground in 1888 and they mark the graves of Christopher (d.unknown) and Ann Birckhead, who died in 1665.
Saint James Episcopal Church is in Anne Arundel County, Maryland about 20 miles from Annapolis, founded in 1692.
In the section known as old Herring Creek.
Can be reached on the old Annapolis road through Marlborough turning right at filling station at Mount Zion on the Chesapeake Beach Road.
Two miles from Mount Zion is the red brick church on left hand side of road.
Many other families that intermarried with the Birckheads are also buried here.
The vestry records are complete from 1692 to the present.
The parish Registers are also complete, except for the Register covering the period of 1855-1890 which was destroyed by fire.
However, this Registers has been reconstructed.
Saint James, Old Herring Creeke Parish Church, Anne Arundel County, Maryland.
As per data from Gen Forum on 28 March 2000 and posted by Karen Childs on 28 March 2000.
As per data from GenCircles on 26 January 2001.
Also known as "Christopher Birckhead, Junior" or "Christopher Birckhead II".
As per data from the internet on 6 March 2005 and data from the web-site of Lewises as Indentured Servants in the Colonies 1659-17
Name: Thomas Lewis.
Indenture Date: 20 August 1662.
Term In Years: 4.
Appx. Year of Freedom: 1666.
Indentured To: Christopher Birkhead.
As per data from Curtis Clemon Scott on 14 March 2005.
He was listed as Christopher Burkhead.
His religion was Quaker.
He and his younger brother, Abraham, arrived in the colony of Maryland about 1660.
He owned one ship and part of another and it is assumed they arrived in Maryland in their own ship, as no other record of their entry can be found.
He had been imprisoned in France, England and Holland, for his religious beliefs.
It is believed that he was granted a commission to trade with The Indians of Texas on 6 January 1663/1664.
His will, dated 11 November 1675, was probated in England.
He named, as Executors, his brother, Abraham, his brother-in-law, Richard Hudson, and John and Robert Day, brothers of his second wife, JoAnn.
On 26 May 1675, however, Colonial Samuel Crew, his good friend, testified that Christopher Burkhead (Birckhead), "late of said County." (Anne Arundel County, Maryland) quoted to him his will and had named his son, Hehemiah sole executor" by his will made in England."
His headstone is said to lie near Saint James Parish in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, where it was taken in the late 1800's from Birckhead's Meadows."
He died at about the age of 81 years.
As per data from GenCircles on 30 July 2007 and posted by Birkhead descendants by Wendi S.
Father: Christopher BIRKHEAD I b: Abt 1585 in Bristol, Gloucester Co., England
Mother: Elizabeth CORNISHE b: 3 Apr 1594 in Bristol, Gloucester Co., England
Marriage 1 Ann HARRISON
Married: 20 Sep 1644 in Bristol, Gloucester Co., England 1
Nehemiah BIRKHEAD b: Abt 1650
Christopher BIRKHEAD III
Marriage 2 JoAnn DAY
Married: 16 Jul 1666 in Bristol, Gloucester Co., England 1
Sarah BIRKHEAD b: Abt 1668 in England
Eleazer Ebeneazer BIRKHEAD b: 1 Nov 1671 in England
Solomon BIRKHEAD b: 22 Apr 1674 in Anne Arundel Co., Maryland
Noted events in his life were:
• Alt. Birth, 1620, Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.
• Occupation: began to import indentured servants into Virginia, 1661, Virginia, USA. QRSM:11, 29, 31, etc.)
• Land: surveyed 600a called Birckhead's Parcel, 10 Feb 1660/61, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA.
• Land: surveyed 50a named Birckhead's Meadows, 7 Jan 1662/63, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. MRR:124
• Land: surveyed 434a named Birckhead's Lot, 3 Mar 1662/63, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. MRR:125
• Legal: Estate appraisal, 9 Aug 1677, Birckheads, Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA. 33,450 pounds of tobacco
Christopher married Ann Harrison on 20 Sep 1644 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. (Ann Harrison died in 1665 in Anne Arundel County, Maryland, USA and was buried in St. James Church, Annapolis, Anne Arundel, Maryland, USA.)
Christopher next married Joane Day, daughter of Day and Unknown, on 16 Jul 1666 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. (Joane Day died on 20 Dec 1721 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England and was buried on 21 Dec 1721 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England.)