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Murch living in 1873 bridgwater somerset

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malchap Report 1 Feb 2013 10:37

In 1873 on a certificate entering children into an orphanage was a Mr Murch. He is known to be an employer of someone named Price and an address given of Taunton Road Bridgwater could be his home or place of business.

One of the orphans Sidney A Price went to USA and married a Sadie Collins at the turn of the century. Sadie's mother was Susan Murch. Her grandfather Simeon Murch and grandmother Mehitable Jordan.

There is nothing found to link the English Murch to the American ones. It is not a common name so there may well be some connection but what is it?


Choccy Report 1 Feb 2013 10:48

reads MURCH on original


RG number RG10
Piece: 2385
Folio: 82
Page: 22
Reg. District: Bridgwater
Sub District: Bridgwater
Parish: Bridgwater
Enum. District: 4
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Bridgwater
Address: Taunton Road, Bridgwater (No. 6 Taunton Road)
County: Somersetshire

>>>MARCH, Edward Head M 66 1805 Devon (born Honiton) - Retired Iron >>>Founder
MARCH, Rebecca Wife F 73 1798 Somerset
VICKERY, Elizabeth Servant F 35 1836 Somerset


Andrew Report 1 Feb 2013 10:49

1871 England Census
about Edward Elrich
Name: Edward Elrich
[Edward Murch]
Age: 66
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1805
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Rebecca Elrich
Gender: Male
Where born: Hointon, Devon, England
[Honiton, Devon, England]
Civil parish: Bridgewater
Ecclesiastical parish: Trinity
County/Island: Somerset
Country: England
Registration district: Bridgewater
Sub-registration district: Bridgewater
ED, institution, or vessel: 3
Household schedule number: 120
Piece: 2385
Folio: 82
Page Number: 22
Household Members: Name Age
Edward Elrich 66
Rebecca Elrich 73
Elizabeth Vickery 35

Address is Tauntan Road, occ Retired Iron Founder



Susan Report 1 Feb 2013 10:52

For this him

1881 England Census
about Sidney A. Price Name: Sidney A. Price
Age: 10
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1871
Relation: Scholar
Gender: Male
Where born: Bridgwater, Somerset, England

Civil parish: Bristol St James and St Paul Out
County/Island: Gloucestershire
Country: England

Street Address: "The New Orphan Houses" Ashley Down

Employment status: View image
Occupation: Scholar

Registration district: Barton Regis
Sub-registration district: Ashley
ED, institution, or vessel: The New Orphan Houses 3
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 2488
Folio: 109
Page Number: 16
Household Members: Name Age
William J.B. Hearn 13
Matthew H Hallam 12
Noah Honeywill 12
Joseph W. Greengrass 9
David G. Groothoff 9
Marcus Hull 12
John A. Hampton 12
Richard B. Hicks 11
Arthur W. Hallam 11
Edward C. Hearn 11
Arthur A. Hindes 11
Ernest J. Holloway 8
James R. Heavens 10
John A. Hodges 10
Walter Hands 10
William J. Hinton 9
Fred. Hercock 9
Alfred Jaques 14
Albert Jones 13
Richard James 13
Frederick Jane 12
William J. Jennings 11
Robert Jaques 11
Edgar Jones 11
Arthur Knight 14
William F. Kyte 12
Thomas P. Kotch 13
Samuel E. Knee 13
Philip T. King 13
John King 12
Alfred J. Kempsford 11
Henry W. Kimber 9
Robert Lightfoot 15
James Lewry 14
Ernest A.W. Levell 13
Ernest Lovatt 12
Harry Lanham 12
Frederick Lyford 11
Frederick Lintern 10
Thomas L. Leader 9
William J. Lincoln 8
George Mortimer 13
Arthur B. Moore 14
Thomas Mills 14
William J. Muller 14
William Meredith 14
William J. Mortimore 13
John R. Mountain 13
Horace P. Mills 12
Edwin A. Miles 12
George Merchant 11
Charles H. Mortimore 12
John L. Mortimer 11
George Mason 11
William Meek 11
Christopher G. Miles 11
Robert C. Mussell 10
Alfred S. Madge 10
John Madge 10
John W. Mitchell 9
Alfred Nicholas 13
Frederick W.H. Northover 13
Josiah E. North 11
Joseph Nossiter 12
Walter Noble 12
Fred. North 10
Edward J. Nichols 10
Albert E. North 9
James Oliver 14
Alfred Onions 12
Robert J. Oatway 12
William G. Parr 14
Thomas G. Powlesland 15
Richard Parish 13
Matthew W. Parkin 13
Joseph Pearce 13
Augustus Phillips 13
Peter J. Pratt 12
Henry J. Poolman 12
Sidney A. Price 10 <<<<<<<<
Walter G. Parkin 10
James Potter 10
John Perry 9
Francis J. Quick 12
Seth Raby 12
John H. Retford 12
James W. Retford 11
Frederick T. Richards 9
Henry J. Remnant 9
Thomas Richardson 9
George Saunders 13
Charles D. Sherman 14
Frederick Sully 13
Joseph Sherman 13
Walter W. Slaney 13
Robert Statt 13
Allen L. Smith 13
Thomas S. Sims 9
William Sillett 11
Charles S. Smith 10


Choccy Report 1 Feb 2013 10:57

England & Wales, FreeBMD Death Index, 1837-1915

Name: Edward Murch
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1804
Date of Registration: Oct-Nov-Dec 1873
Age at Death: 69
Registration district: Bridgwater
Inferred County: Somerset
Volume: 5c
Page: 260


Choccy Report 1 Feb 2013 10:59


RG number: HO107
Piece: 1925
Folio: 229
Page: 36
Reg. District: Bridgewater
Sub District: Bridgwater
Parish: Bridgwater
Enum. District: 1H
Ecclesiastical District: Saint John the Baptist
City/Municipal Borough: Bridgwater
Address: Eastover, Bridgwater
County: Somersetshire

MURCH, Edward Head Married M 46 1805 Iron Founder
Honiton, Devonshire
MURCH, Rebecca Wife Married F 52 1799
Monksilver, Somerset
MURCH, Rebecca Daughter Unmarried F 18 1833 Professor Of Drawing
Bridgwater, Somerset
MURCH, William Edward Son M 15 1836
Bridgwater, Somerset
MURCH, Alexander Son M 13 1838 Scholar
Bridgwater, Somerset
MURCH, Everid Son M 8 1843 Scholar
Bridgwater, Somerset
STOCKHAM, Mary Servant Widow F 52 1799 Servant
Spaxton, Somerset
CRIDDLE, Mary Visitor Unmarried F 54 1797 Annuitant
Monksilver, Somerset


RG number: RG09
Piece: 1625
Folio: 37
Page: 7
Reg. District: Bridgwater
Sub District: 4 Bridgwater
Parish: Bridgwater
Enum. District: 10
Ecclesiastical District: St Johns
City/Municipal Borough: Bridgwater
Address: Eastover, Bridgwater
County: Somersetshire

MURCH, Edward Head Married M 56 1805 Engineer & Ironfounder Employing 34 Men & 4 Boys
Honiton, Devon
MURCH, Rebecca Wife Married F 62 1799
Monckton, Somerset
PIERCE, Mary Servant Unmarried F 45 1816 Domestic Servant
Bridgwater, Somerset


Choccy Report 1 Feb 2013 11:14


RG number: RG10
Piece: 2385
Folio: 63
Page: 12
Reg. District: Bridgwater
Sub District: Bridgwater
Parish: St Mary
Enum. District: 3
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough: Bridgwater
Address: West Street, St Mary, Bridgwater
County: Somersetshire

PRICE, James Head M 33 1838 Somerset
PRICE, Hannah J Wife F 31 1840 Somerset
PRICE, Eliza Ann Daughter F 12 1859 Somerset
PRICE, Henry James Son M 11 1860 Somerset
PRICE, Emma Jane Daughter F 6 1865 Somerset
PRICE, Anne Jane Daughter F 3 1868 Somerset
>>>>PRICE, Sidney Albert Son M 1 1870 Somerset


Cynthia Report 2 Feb 2013 11:26

Hello Malchap,

The name Murch isn't as uncommon as one may think. There are over 300 matches on this site alone.

If you enter Edward's details into the Search All Trees facility - above under Search - you will see that several other people have him in their tree.

If you find a connection, you can contact the tree owner for further information. Cx


malchap Report 3 Feb 2013 10:52

:-) :-) :-)
thanks everyone for your efforts. we now know our man is edward who ran an iron foundry in bridgwater. No USA connection yet but I will check other treees.


MarieCeleste Report 3 Feb 2013 12:07

Looks like Simeon was born in USA:

1860 United States Federal Census

Name: Simeon C Murch
Age in 1860: 35
Birth Year: abt 1825
Birthplace: Maine
Home in 1860: Castine, Hancock, Maine
Gender: Male
Post Office: Castine
Value of personal estate: $100

Household Members:
Name Age
Simeon C Murch 35 - Carpenter
Mehitabel Murch 39
Abby S Murch 11
John E Murch 9
Sarah F Murch 7
Caroline E Murch 4


malchap Report 4 Feb 2013 17:37

The Hopkins on the Mayflower were direct ancestors of the Murches in USA but seem to have no connection with the English Murch.