John George Burch


John George Burch

Prince George County, Virginia, USA
Death 1753 (aged 31–32)
Brunswick County, Virginia, USA
Burial Poarch Store, Brunswick County, Virginia, USA
Memorial ID 149888972 View Source
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John Burch birth March 7 1721-22 was the son of Richard and Jane Burch;.
John married Mary Elizabeth Lanier birth 1729 Brunswick Virginia
John's sister Elizabeth Burch married William Lanier grandson Sampson and Elizabeth Washington Lanier.

John Burch was brought up in the county pf Brunswick County, Virginia as a gentleman farmer in a frontier environment.

Elizabeth Lanier widow of Sampson Lanier filed suit April 7, 1948 against John Burch. Mrs. Lanier claimed unlawful detention of a woman slave. The case was tried before a jury who found for John Burch and Lanier pay the defendant costs.

On Nov. 23, 1750, Brunswick County, VA. Brazure COCKE of Henrico Co., VA, purchased 420 acres in Amelia Parish, Brunswick County, VA, from John BURCH and Elizabeth his wife of St. Andrews Parish, Brunswick County, for £150. The land was located on the fork of Rocky Run, "being a Patent granted to Richard BURCH, Father of the said John BURCH dated 28 September 1728 and by Deed of Gift from the said Richard BURCH the land was transferred to the said John BURCH." Signed: John BURCH, Eliza. BURCH. Wits: Hugh WILLIAMS, Richard BURCH, Burgess WALL. Proved Dec. 26, 1750. (Brunswick DB 4, p.200)

Research only one child Samuel Burch.
"Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, Family Search (

John Burch was granted a license to keep an "ordinary" a colonial name for a inn where food, drink, lodging, and animal care were provided to travelers on September 24, 1751.

SAMPSON LANIER, son of John Lanier, Jr., was born in Charles City County, Virginia about 1682 (by deposition made in Surry County, Virginia, March 21, 1738). He first appears in contemporary records as a "Testable" in the upper end of Surry County above Stony Run in 1701. He was married some time around 1706 in Surry County to Elizabeth Washington, daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Jordan) Washington. She was born about 1683 in Surry County, Virginia.
Richard Washington's will, dated November 9, 1724, leaves 200 acres of land to his daughter Elizabeth Lanier, "land where she now lives"; he leaves to his son-in-law, Sampson Lanier, 200 acres lying in the Isle of Wight. On March 23, 1732, Sampson Lanier sold the above 200 acres to the Vestry of Nottingham Parish, now Southampton County. On February 19, 1734, Sampson and Elizabeth Lanier sold the 200 acres of land given her by her father, and before 1740 they had moved to Brunswick County, Virginia. Sampson was a Justice, a Vestryman of St. Andrews, and at one time he was on the school board.

Administration Papers issued November Court 1753 Brunswick County his will dated February 6, 1771, recorded February 23, 1795.
"LANIER A Gencology of the family who came to Virginia and their French ancestors in London by Louise Ingersoll"

Sampson Lanier died about May 15, 1743 in Brunswick County, Virginia. Elizabeth died about 1773 in Pitt County, North Carolina.

Elizabeth Washington m 1706 Sampson Lanier birth 1682 Virginia
Yates Publishing. U.S. and International Marriage Record page 11

Richard Burch birth 1696 in England death July 22 1772 in Brunswick Virginia married Jane birth 1696 Prince George Prince George, Virginia death 1773 Brunswick Virginia Owner of a water mill Wagua Creek Brunswick County Virginia
Arrived in Petersburg, VIrginia with his parents in 1714

John George Burch 1722 – 1753
Martha Burch 1725-1785
Mary Burch married Charles Mason
Richard Burch JR 1730 – 1815,

Samuel Burch birth 1670 England death 1739 Goochland Goochland Virginia married Eliza Jane birth 1674 Goochland Albemarle Virginia,
death 1720 Prince George Prince George Virginia
Richard Burch Sr 1696 – 1772
Charles Burch 1698 –
Samuel Burch 1700 –

George BIRCH birth April 1641 Lancaster England death September 1728 married About 1697 Sarah STONEHAM birth in England Lancaster County is in northwest England.
"Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917," index, Family Search (

The old English word birce or byrce, meaning birch tree, was the parent of this surname The name BURCH was first spelled BIRCH.

The Birch family is known for their home Birch Hall in Manchester and Birchfields Park in Rusholme. Birch Hall was the family's property. The Birches sided with the Parliamentarian faction in the English Civil War and were principal agents in securing Manchester against the Earl of Derby. George Birch and a Thomas Birch were both appointed High Sheriffs of Lancashire by Queen Anne in 1704. They were both of Birch Hall, Rusholme England
In 1689, John Birch of Birch Hall, Manchester was High Sheriff under the rule of William and Mary.
High Sheriff is the oldest secular office under the Crown in England and the officeholder is the Sovereign's representative in the county.
Their Coats of Arms are hung in Lancaster Castle

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  • Created by: V. Andrew Burch
  • Added: 27 Jul 2015
  • Find a Grave Memorial 149888972
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for John George Burch (7 Mar 1721–1753), Find a Grave Memorial ID 149888972, citing Lanier Family Cemetery, Poarch Store, Brunswick County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by V. Andrew Burch (contributor 48671296) Unknown.