William Patch

Male 1530 - 1575  (45 years)


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  • Name William Patch 
    Born 1530  South Petherton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jun 1575  South Petherton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • There is a reference "English Sirnames" that provides some information
      on the Patch name. Some names cited are Seman Pac or Pach died in
      1177/8, Nicholas Pache from Oseney i 1248, Henry Patche from Bec c
      1248, and William Payche from SRSF in 1327. Pache is from pasches
      (Easter or Passover, the Hebrew holiday). It apparently was often
      given to anyone born around Easter time. It was used as a first name
      in the early days and then became a surname eventually. Other
      variations are Pack and Pach. Another source has the birth as 1528;
      maybe the William Payche and this person are the same. Still another
      record suggested that the name was indeed Payche. The same
      information can be found in the "New Dictionary of American Family
      Names" by Elsdon C. Smith.
      Some additional comments from Greg Patch in Australia on the above are
      as follows. The earlier records from Meare and Westbury sub-Mendip
      have 'Pache' and 'Pach' also occurs. There is also a 'Patchway' in
      Bristol and 'Patching' in Sussex that are derived from the Saxon
      'Paecc,' which apparently means "plot of ground," hence "cabbage
      patch" etc. He adds to the debate with "It's something that will be a
      source of speculation as to whether we are the descendants of fools
      (as in the Shakesperrean foole) or of someone born at Easter."
      William may have had a daughter Jane; however, it seem more likely
      that this Jane (in the AF records) was confused with the Jane Patch
      (maiden name unknown) that was the wife of Nicholas, William's son.
      In the AF these two Jane's appear essentially the same. Without
      further research in England, this question remains unresolved. The
      Parish Registers of South Petherton show that he was buried.
      A recent listing from Greg Patch in Australia has a d. Elizabeth.
      This has been added, but there is no verification available.
      Still another suggested date b, 6/15/15614 from Lorraine Zigman.
      Doris Amsbury 's book indicated that research on the original records
      by Robert Rankin showed the NEHGR records of 1917 are one year in
      error, which could account for the many 1 year differences found in
      subsequent citations.
    Person ID I15019  OurNorthernRoots | Andrew's Ancestor
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2011 

    Children 
    +1. Nicholas Patch,   b. 1554, South Petherton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Dec 1637, South Petherton, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Family ID F10396  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1530 - South Petherton, Somerset, England Link to Google Earth
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