MURCH, Jerom

Male Abt 1808 - Aft 1881  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name MURCH, Jerom  [1
    Born Abt 1808  Honiton, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID 54C45B51723C45E9B1126939A29DC7697491 
    Died Aft 1881  [1
    Person ID I865  RNH Murches
    Last Modified 6 May 2016 

    Family TAYLOR, Anne,   b. Abt 1800, Diss, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1881  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 1830 
    Last Modified 6 May 2016 
    Family ID F85  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    Jerom Murch (Sir Jerom)
    Jerom Murch (Sir Jerom)
    Dissenting Minister, Mayor, Magistrate, Deputy Lieutenant, Alderman, Knight

  • Notes 
    • erom Murch was born in Honiton in 1807. He married Anne Taylor in 1830 and on the 1841 census he has been enumerated as a 'Dissenting Minister' (this was Unitarianism), living in the Parade in Bath, Somerset, England with his wife, three children, and four servants.

      By the 1851 census, none of the children is recorded as being at home (although the four servants are still there), and Jerom is now recorded as a 'Unitarian Minister of Lewins Mead Chapel, Bristol'.

      By the 1861 census, he has now become 'Magistrate for Somerset'. On the 1871 census he is recorded as a 'Landowner Magistrate', and his servants, instead of being merely 'male' or 'female', are now recorded as 'Butler', 'Lady's Maid', 'Cook', and 'Housemaid'. He became Mayor of Bath 1863, 1864, 1876, 1877, 1886, 1890, 1892.

      On the 1881 census, now aged 73, he has added a footman to his staff, and Jerom is described not only as a Magistrate, but also Deputy Lieutenant and Alderman. When aged 83, he is now described as 'living on own means' on the 1891 census. Jerom was knighted on 21 May 1894.

  • Sources 
    1. [S27] 1881 census, England, British Government, (British Government) (Reliability: 3).