Thursday, 7 April 2016

A-Z Challenge 2016: F is for Frederick Murch 1866
Frederick was born in 1866 in West Alvington, Devon, England to William Henry Murch and Jane Jarvis.  The seventh of ten children, the 1881 census finds him working as a messenger boy in a shoe shop in Willesden.  His father was a carpenter, his mother a dressmaker; older brother Charles was a stonemason. 

Every family member was born in Devon, where father William Henry had a farm of 140 acres and had 4 employees - so why did they move to London?

Frederick features in the Murch Surname Study.

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