Thomas Birchard (Birchwood)

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Thomas Birchard

Also Known As: "Birchwood", "Thomas Bircher", "Thomas Burchard", "Thomas Byrcharde"
Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Fairstead, Chelmsford, Essex, England
Death: October 3, 1657 (61)
Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Norwich, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William Byrchard and Catherine William Birchard
Husband of Mary Birchard; Deborah and Katherine Andrews
Father of Elizabeth Bliss; Mary Rudd; Sarah Barnard; Susanna Wade; John Birchard and 3 others
Brother of Richard Birchard; Mary Bircher; William Birchard and Katherine Birchard

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About Thomas Birchard (Birchwood)

Biographical Summary #1:

Thomas Birchwood (Birchard) embarked for New England in the "Truelove," London, September 20, 1635, with wife Mary, aged 38, and six children; freeman at Roxbury, May 17, 1637. An original proprietor at Hartford, and his home-lot, in 1640, lay on the west side of the road from Seth Grant's to Centinel Hill (Trumbull St.). He remained but a few years in Hartford, and his home-lot was sold to Isaac Graves before 1652. Removed to Saybrook; deputy from them, 1651; died 1684.

SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 230-231. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books

Biographical Summary #2:

Thomas Birchard came to America on the "Truelove" in 1635. Thomas and Mary's children were:

  1. Elizabeth
  2. Mary
  3. Sarah
  4. Susan
  5. John
  6. Ann or Hannah

They were in Boston,Mass. in 1637---in Hartford,Conn. in 1639 and in Saybrook,Conn.1650.

SOURCE: Unknown

Biographical Summary #3:

Thomas Birchard embarked for New England in "True Love" on Sep-20-1635 with wife Mary and 6 daughters. 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.

SOURCES: History of New London County, Vol.1 p. 258. See also Pioneers of Massachusetts; p. 50. Thomas Birchard.

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Thomas Birchard (Birchwood)'s Timeline

August 12, 1595
Fairsted, Essex, Eng
August 12, 1595
Fairsted, Essex, England
August 12, 1595
Fairsted, Essex, England, United Kingdom
August 12, 1595
Fairsted, Essex, England
October 12, 1595
Chelmsford, Essex, England
November 1, 1621
Age 26
Terling, Essex, England
April 2, 1623
Age 27
Terling, Essex, England
August 22, 1624
Age 28
Fairstead, Essex, England
June 26, 1626
Age 30
Terling, Essex, England