RETURN TO CONTENTS PAGE

Revised 13/08/2016

RETURN TO LANCASHIRE FAMILIES PAGE

RETURN TO POST-1538 FAMILIES PAGE

BRITCH
BRIDGE

[BRIT621] Alexander Britch m2. [WODX622] Elizabeth Woods
. [BRIT632] Margery Britch m. [PRES631] William Prescott

 [BRIT621] Alexander Britch married 1. Margery ---. Margery Britch, wife of Alexander, died at Farnworth (buried there 15th January 1704-05)

Alexander (who was a shoemaker) afterwards married (by licence) 2. (about 24th April 1705) [WODX622] Elizabeth Woods (see WOODS). The marriage bond was between Alexander Breech (shoemaker of Liverpool) and Elizabeth Woods (spinster of Liverpool). The bondsman was Alexander Breech, of Liverpool, suggesting he could have been his father. The bond was dated 24th April 170x, and as it would be between January 1704-05 and March 1705-06, it must have been 1705. They had at least five children, as follows:

Bartho. [clearly abbreviation for Bartholomew] Bridge (born at Rosma. [Rosemary] Leane, 3rd March 1705-06, baptised at Liverpool, St. Nicholas, 7th March 1705-06);

Ann Bridge (born at Rosema [Rosemany] Leane, 13th August 1707, baptised at Liverpool, St. Nicholas, 18th August 1707), mentioned in the will of Ann Woods;

Alexander Britch (born at Rosm. [Rosemary] Lane, 9th November 1709, baptised at Liverpool, St. Nicholas, 18th November 1709);

Elizabeth (mentioned in the will of Ann Woods, which also gave her married name), married (at Huyton, 30th March 1729 IGI) Edward Tarbock;

[BRIT632] Margery Britch (baptised at Farnworth, 2nd April 1716), mentioned in the will of Ann Woods, married William Prescott, see later.

Elizabeth, wife of Alexander Britch, died at Par (buried at Farnworth, 17th January 1742-43). Alexander died at Farnworth (1756), leaving a will which mentioned having acquired property from Ann Woods (see WOODS). Of his children, Alexander only mentioned Ann, Elizabeth and Margery (in that order), but did not give their married names.

[BRIT632] Margery Britch (born 1716, daughter of Alexander & Elizabeth), married (at St. Helens, 15th September 1734) [PRES631] William Prescott, both of this parish, (see PRESCOTT).