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    BINNS, JONAS, Dover 1648.

    BINSON. See Benson.

    BIRCH, JONATHAN, Dorchester 1667, was prob. s. of Thomas. SIMON,
Mass. 1635. Felt. THOMAS, Dorchester, wh. d. 3 Oct. 1657, in his
will of 4 June 1654, speaks of six ch. tho. Joseph (eldest s. perhaps
eldest ch. hav. double portion), Jeremiah, and Mary only are nam. No
dates of the b. of either being kn. I much incline to suppose, that some,
if not all, were b. in Eng. THOMAS, Swanzey, m. 24 Jan. 1684, Bathsheba

    BIRCHARD, BURCHARD or BIRCHALL, JAMES, Norwich, s. of John
of the same, m. 17 Mar. 1696, Elizabeth d. prob. of sec. Matthew Beckwith,
had, beside sev. ds. whose names are not seen, James, b. 1699; Matthew,
1702; John, 1704; and Daniel, 1718; was liv. 1745, then call. "old
James B." JOHN, Boston 1655, s. of Thomas, b. in Eng. m. 22 July
1653, Christian Andrews, rem. to Norwich bf. 1660, had Thomas, b.
Oct. 1654, d. at four yrs.; Catharine, 1656, d. soon; John, 1657, d. next
yr.; John, again, 1659, d. young; Mary 1661, d. young; Samuel, 15
July 1663; James, 16 July 1665; Abigail, Nov. 1667; Thomas, again,
Jan. 1669; John, again, Feb. 1671; Joseph, Feb. 1673; Benjamin,
1675, d. same yr.; Mary, again, June 1677; and Daniel, Nov. 1680.
He was a man of note and action clk. of the County Ct. in 1673, in 1692,
was one of the purch. of Lebanon, with youngest three s. rem. to plant the
town, and d. there 17 Nov. 1702, leav. wid. Jane, wh. may have been
mo. of none of these ch. See Caulkins, Hist. of Norwich, 98. SAMUEL,
New London, s. of John of Norwich, m. a. 1695, Ann, d. of David
Caulkins of the same, had Samuel, bapt. 2 May 1697; and Ann, 26 Oct.
1701; and prob. he rem. THOMAS, Roxbury, came in the Truelove
from London 1635, aged 40, with w. Mary, 38, and prob. ch. Elizabeth 13;
Mary, 12; Sarah, 9; Susan, 8; John, 7; and Ann, 18 mos. was adm.
freem. 17 May 1637; when the spell. is Bircher, yet in the custom ho.
rec. at London was giv. Burchard, and he wrote it Birchwood; rem. to
Hartford, where he had been an original propr. tho. not a first sett. again
rem. to Saybrook, of wh. he was rep. 1650 and 1, and d. 1684. Plausib.
conject. may be rais. that he went back to R. where it appears by the ch.
rec. "goodw. Birchard was bur. 24 Mar. 1655," and as the town rec. is
silent, it would be thot. that she was on a visit to her old friends, and it
might be suggest. that they liv. within the edge of Dorchester, where the
rec. gives dec. of one Thomas B. 3 Oct. 1637. Sarah m. 1647, at Hartford,
Bartholomew Barnard. See Porter, 9, 23, and 43; and Hawes,
79. THOMAS, Norwich, s. of John of the same, m. 1708, Sarah Webb,
had Thomas, b. next yr. but no more can be found of him.

    BIRD, JAMES, Hartford 1657, s. of Thomas the first, was adm. freem.