FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
RICHARD AND ELIZABETH BURNISH


Richard Burnish was born in about 1667 of Quatford, Shropshire. He married Elizabeth. Richard and Elizabeth had the following children:
 
 

*1. Mary, christened 4 December 1687 in Quatford; married Thomas Bennett 30 May 1709 in Wombourn, Staffordshire.



Mary Burnish baptism

Baptism record of Mary Burnish in the Quatford parish register: "Mary ye Daughter of Rich.d Burnish
& Elizabeth his wife was baptized Dec 4th"



Elizabeth, wife of Richard, died and was buried 12 February 1689 in Quatford.   


Elizabeth Burnish burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Burnish in the Quatford parish register:
"Elizabeth ye wife of Richard Burnish was buried February 12th Anno 1689"


Richard then married Frances Gower. Richard and Frances had the following children:

1. William, christened 13 February 1697 in Quatford.

2. Margy., christened 23 November 1701 in Quatford.

3. Sarah, christened 29 May 1705 Quatford.


Richard Burnish died and was buried 29 July 1730 in Quatford. Frances died and was buried as a widow on 1 March 1740 in Quatford.

   

SOURCES: Quatford parish register; Wombourn parish register.
   


THE BURNISH FAMILIES OF QUATFORD

No christening record has been found for Richard Burnish, but the following Burnish families are found in Quatford and nearby. An e-mail seeking information on the Burnishes states that "In the 1600s and 1700s the Shropshire BURNISHs seem to be clustered mainly on the Worcs/Staffs border  between Bridgenorth and Kidderminster (Alverley, Claverley, Quattford etc)".


These couples have children christened in the 1670s-1690s.

William, who married Catherine Lem 14 October 1675 in Quatford, and had the following children:

1. Mary, christened 12 October 1676 in Quatford; married James Tolley 2 April 1700 in Quatford.

2. Elizabeth, christened 6 January 1688 in Quatford; married Francis Moore 10 April 1713 in St. Leonards, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

3. Hannah, christened 5 January 1695 in Quatford; married Joseph Stockall 5 September 1726 in Quatford.

4. John; married Elizabeth Haslewood 3 August 1722 in St. Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

5. Sarah.

6. Kathren

7. Alice

William Burnish of Quatford left a will, dated 24 August 1719, naming son John, daughter Mary, daughter Sarah, daughter Kathren, daughter Elizabeth, daughter Alice, daughter Hannah, and son-in-law Ffrancis Moore. Ffrancis Moore was named as the executor of the will. Alice and Hannah were to "dwell in my house untill they are married and then my son John shall have the ffull and ffree possession of ye said house" (Will of William Burnish of Quatford proven 28 August 1719) William died and was buried 26 August 1719 in Quatford. Richard was not mentioned in his will although he was alive in 1719, and is most likely not William's son.


Thomas (born 1644) married Sarah, and had the following children:

1. Jone, christened 1 May 1673 in Quatford.

2. Thomas, christened 28 December 1675 in Quatford.

3. Sarah, christened 26 January 1685 in Alveley.

4. John, christened 15 January 1688 in Alveley.

Thomas died and was buried 22 February 1724 in Quatford.


John (born about 1647) married Margery and had the following children.

1. John, christened 29 November 1667 in Quatford.

Margery died as a widow, and was buried 16 July 1700 in Quatford.

Our Richard (born about 1667) may be the son of John (1647) or Thomas (1644). Thomas is shown in the parish register as the son of John (born 1620). John (1647) and William are also  likely the sons of John (of 1620).


SOURCES: Quatford parish register; Alveley parish register; will of William Burnish, 1719.

FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN BURNISH


John Burnish was christened 19 October 1620 in Quatford, the son of John Burnish and Katherine Davies.

John Burnishe 1620

Baptism record for John Burnish in Quatford: "John Burnishe the sonne of John Burnishe of Quattford,
weber, by Catherine wife was baptized the xixth day of October 1620"

*1. Thomas, christened 7 December 1644 in Quatford; married Sarah; occupation: weaver; buried 22 February 1724 in Quatford.

2. John, born about 1647 of Quatford; married Margery.

3. William, born about 1650 of Quatford; married Catherine Lem 14 October 1675 in Quatford; was buried 26 August 1719 in Quatford.


John was mentioned in The Manuscripts of Bridgnorth, The Chamberlains Accounts which mentioned payments to individuals: To John Baker for carrying the postes of the gibbet together which were thrown abroade by souldiers, 22 April 1643, 14d. And unto John Burnish for gathering part thereof out of the water, 4d.


SOURCES: Quatford parish register; The Manuscripts of Bridgnorth, The Chamberlains Accounts.


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN BURNISH AND
KATHERINE DAVIES


John (born in 1596) married Katherine Davies 22 May 1617 in Quatford:

John Burnish marriage 1617

Marriage record for John Burnish and Katherine Davies in Quatford: "John Burnishe the sonne of Thomas
Burnishe late of Quattford weaver and Katheren Davies spinster were married the xijth day of May Anno Dom 1617"

John and Katherine had the following children:

*1. John, christened 19 October 1620 in Quatford.

2. Henry, christened 26 February 1624 in Quatford.

SOURCES: Quatford parish register


FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
THOMAS
BURNISH AND
ALICE MORES


Thomas (born about 1570), a weaver, married Alice Mores 22 October 1589 in Bobbington, Staffordshire:

Thomas Burnish marriage 1589

Marriage record for Thomas Burnish and Alice Mores in Bobbington: "Thomas Burnyshe &
Alice Mores were maried the xxijth day of September" 1589


Thomas and Alice had the following children:

1. Anne, christened 6 November 1590 in Claverley.

2. Mary, christened 4 February 1593 in Claverley.

*3. John, christened 10 May 1596 in Quatford; married Katherine Davies 22 May 1617 in Quatford.


Ales (Alice) Burnishe died and was buried 4 April 1624 in Quatford.


Ales Burnish burial

Burial record for Alice Burnishe: "Ales Burnishe of Quattford was buried the 4th day of Apryll"


SOURCES: Quatford parish register; Claverley parish register.



FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF

JOHN AND JOHAN BURNISH


Jhon was born in about 1540 of Quatford. He married Johan and had the following children:

*1. Thomas, born about 1570, most likely the son of Jhon.

2. Katheren, christened 20 January 1579 in Quatford; married David Wood 5 October 1607 in Quatford.

Other Burnishes mentioned in the parish records may be the other daughters of Jhon:

John Burnishe, weaver, died and was buried 11 December 1605 in Quatford.

John Burnish burial 1605

Burial record for John Burnish in Quatford: "John Burnishe of Quatford weber was buried the xith day of Deceber"


SOURCES: Quatford parish register.






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