BIRCH, JAMES (died 1795?), watchmaker and sectary

Name: James Birch
Date of death: 1795?
Gender: Male
Occupation: watchmaker and sectary
Area of activity: Business and Industry; Religion
Author: Robert Thomas Jenkins

The only account of him is that by Alexander Gordon in the D.N.B. He appears to have been a native of Pembrokeshire who practised his craft in London. He is first heard of as a Muggletonian, in 1759, but seceded and founded a sect of his own ('Birchites') in 1778; the sect flourished in Pembrokeshire. He is last heard of in 1795.


Published date: 1959

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