Birch, William

Birth Name Birch, William
Gender male
Age at Death 89 years, 6 months, 24 days

Narrative

William married Mary Ramsay in 1839. They had 7 children; all died young except for Susan. Susan and her husband Thomas Sullivan did not have children.

Name Birch
Date of Death 5 April 1857
Source pre-1906 Death Index. St. James Church, Port Hill
Notes Daughter of WillIam & Mary Birch. Buried in St James Cemetery, Lot 11. Card also includes records for youngest son of William and Mary (d. 7 April 1857), eldest son (d. 8 April 1857), and Katie, second daughter (d. 9 April 1857).

Daniel F. Johnson : Volume 16 Number 1361
Date May 9 1857
Newspaper Carleton Sentinel
The P.E. Islander of Friday 10th inst. states that Wm. BIRCH of Lot 13 in that island had followed no less than four of his children to the grave since the preceeding Friday and a fifth was thought to be at the point of death. The youngest was six years old, the eldest, a fine girl of 18. The disease was scarlet fever.

His brother Thomas made the coffins for William and Mary's children.

 

 

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth October 5, 1806 Ireland    
Death April 29, 1896 Port Hill, Lot 13, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada    

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Birch, Denis1783August 1866
Mother Waters, Susanah1767April 28, 1855
    Brother     Birch, Edward about 1806 November 3, 1894
         Birch, William October 5, 1806 April 29, 1896
    Sister     Birch, Elizabeth Eliza April 13, 1809 August 22, 1883
    Brother     Birch, John May 6, 1810 1817
    Brother     Birch, Prushia April 8, 1813 before 1897
    Brother     Birch, Thomas October 15, 1814 January 29, 1894

Families

Family of Birch, William and Ramsay, Mary

Married Wife Ramsay, Mary ( * 1811 + 1879 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage January 10, 1839 Prince Edward Island, Canada    
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Birch, LetitiaSeptember 11, 1839April 3, 1857
Birch, CatherineNovember 10, 1841April 9, 1857
Birch, SusanMay 8, 1846September 5, 1912
Birch, William HenryJanuary 28, 1848April 8, 1857
Birch, Albert JohnSeptember 30, 1849April 7, 1857
Birch, ElizaMarch 30, 18521857