Re: Burch of King & Queen County, Virginia
I'm working on the Samuel Burch family of New Kent Co., Va. but I have notes I copied several years back on your family that may be helpful to you.
"Falls Church by Fence and Fireside" by Melvin Lee Steadman, Jr.
(I only copied information before 1800)
p. 251 (251-270)
The Birch family originated in King and Queen County, Virginia, and owned land there prior to 1690.The family residence may have been near Tindal’s Swamp.In 1733 Robert Fullinton of North Carolina sold to William Birch of St. Stephen’s Parish, King & Queen County, 340 acres on Tindal’s Swamp.The family spread out, some living in Westmoreland, King William, Goochland and Stafford,Samuel Birch paid tax in King William County in 1734.Among the ships sailing from Kicoughtan (Hampton) on July 23, 1705, was the “Elizabeth and Ann” with sixteen men bound for Liverpool.Joseph Birch was on board.The Will of Samuel Birch (probably the one listed in King William in 1734) was probated in 1739 at Goochland Court House (Will Book 3, page 249).A later Joseph Birch, living in Albemarle County, married Mary Rodes on November 26, 1786, and she was his cousin, daughter of Clifton Rodes of Louisa County.John Rodes, son of Clifton Rodes and brother of Mary, lived in Louisa County and married Jane Birch, sister of Joseph Birch.
John Birch, Sr., born about 1680 in what is now King & Queen County, was of English ancestry.He died in Westmoreland County in 1729.A son, John Birch, Jr. moved to Stafford County where he died in 1746.An account of his Estate was filed in Stafford County on May 9, 1747 (Record Book M. 1575-1790, p. 515).Mr. Birch was a Cooper.
Colonel Joseph Birch, descendant of the King & Queen County family lived at his town house in Alexandria, but owned a large plantation in Fairfax County.He was a planter, and on July 15, 1799 was appointed Tobacco Inspector.(The rest was after 1800).
Hope this helps.