Person:John Marche (1)

John Marche
  • HJohn MarcheEst 1530 - Aft 1587
  1. William MarcheEst 1555 - Aft 1580
  2. Peter MarcheEst 1560 - Aft 1600
Facts and Events
Name[1] John Marche
Gender Male
Birth[2] Est 1530 possibly Devon, England
Marriage to Unknown
Death[1] Aft Oct 1587 probably Devon, England
Ancestral File Number 3GN9-RB
  1. 1.0 1.1 Bartlett, Joseph Gardner; Elizabeth French; G. Andrews Moriarty; and others. Genealogical Research in England. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1907-1953)

    Several records from the court of the manor of Stokenham, Devon, referring to "John Marche", "William Marche, son of John Marche" and "Peter Marche, son of John Marche" are listed. Records for John Marche occur in Sept. 1569 and Sept. 1570, and for William and Peter in 1580/1, 1587 and 1599-1601. There is also a court record in Oct 1610, referring to "William Marche, sen."

    The author speculates that William Marche, the Elder, of Sherford, Devon, who wrote his will in 1612 may have been the same person as "William Marche, son of John Marche". While this is possible, another explanation would be that William, the Elder (or "sen.") was John Marche's brother (or other contemporary) and was known as such because John's son was another adult William Marche in the area.

  2. Birth year is a very rough estimate based on the fact that he is mentioned in court records in Sept 1569 and Sept 1570, and sons of John Marche were mentioned in court records in 1580/1 and 1587 (all in Stokenham manor, Devon).

    He may have been the father or a contemporary (brother or cousin) of the William Marche who wrote his will in 1612 (and was likely born about the 1540's).