William Branch was born 1525 in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom to Richard Branch (bef1525-) and Elizabeth Beauforest (bef1525-) and died February 1601 of unspecified causes. He married Katherine Jennings (c1532-1597) 2 August 1553 JL in Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom.

Had a shop on Littleburg Lane near Burg Street. He was:

  • Governor, Master and treasurer of Christs Hospital,
  • Burgess 1558,
  • Mayor 1563/64, and 1582/83, and
  • a member of Parliament in 1593.


Offspring of William Branch and Katherine Jennings (c1532-1597)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Branch (c1560)
William Branch (c1560)
Lionel Branch (1566-1605) 18 August 1566 Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, United Kingdom 1605 London, England, United Kingdom Valentina Sparke (c1576-c1640)

Namesakes of William Branch (1525-1601)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
William Branch (1525-1601)Abingdon-on-Thames, Berkshire, England, United KingdomRichard Branch (bef1525-)Elizabeth Beauforest (bef1525-)Katherine Jennings (c1532-1597)
William Branch (1885-1970)Port Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaPort Macquarie, New South Wales, AustraliaCharles John Branch (1858-1937)Elizabeth Joyce (1861-1940)Ellen Catherine Munro (1886-1970)
William Addie Branch (1625)Henrico CountyChristopher W. Branch (1602-1681)Mary Frances Addie (c1601-1665)Jane Hatcher

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