John BIRCH was born in 1818 in Tattingstone, son of John BIRCH, ? Blacksmith.Married Mary GRANAGER Freston 10/12/1838. Mary died aged 34 and was buried 3/12/1848 at Freston. John re-married 30/8/1849 at Freston to Matilda BIRCH (born 1823 Tunstall) daugther of Henry Rackman BIRCH (Blacksmith). Matilda died in Ipswich (St Margarets) and was buried at Freston 23/4/1875. John BIRCH died in Ipswich and was buried in Freston 20/12/1877.