Marche Family Genealogy

   "Marche" is English: a topographic name for someone who lived on the border between two territories, especially in the Marches between England and Wales or England and Scotland, from Anglo-Norman French marche (‘boundary’). In some cases, the surname may be a habitational name from March in Cambridgeshire, which was probably named from the locative case of Old English mearc (‘boundary’). It could also be a nickname or personal name for someone who was born or baptized in the month of March (Middle English, Old French march(e), Latin Martius (mensis), from the name of the god Mars) or who had some other special connection with the month, such as owing a feudal obligation then. The family Coat of Arms is black with a gold cross between four lions heads and four crescents. The Crest features an arm holding a battleaxe.
   A family with this surname was first found in Cambridgeshire, where they were seated from very early times and were granted lands by Duke William of Normandy, their liege Lord, for their distinguished assistance at the Battle of Hastings in 1066 A.D.
   Our lineage to this family can be traced to JOHN MARCHE, who was born 1525 in Sherford, Devonshire, England and was christened in Sherford, as well. He died 1612 in (probably, Sherford, Devon, England). He married (name unknown) in 1535 in Sherford, Devon, England. She was born about 1529. They had the following children:


  • PETER MARCHE was born about 1538 in England. He died in England.
  • WILLIAM MARCHE was born 1540 in Sherford, Devonshire, England and was christened about 1540 in Sherford. He died 11 Feb 1614 in Sherford. William married Mrs-William MARCHE about 1593.
  • JOHN MARCHE was born 1552 in Sherford, Devon, England.
  • PETER MARCHE was born about 1554 in Sherford, Devon, England.
  • ROBERT MARCHE was born about 1556 in Sherford, Devon, England.
  • RICHARD MARCHE -- family listed below.
  •    RICHARD MARCHE was born 1566 in Sherford, Devon, England, and was christened in Sherford. He died 29 Apr 1612 in Stockenham, Sherford, Devon, England and was buried in Sherford. Richard married local girl JOANE MARTYN (b: 1570) in 1594, and they had the following children:


  • ALICE MARCHE b: ABT. 1594 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  • WILLIAM MARCHE b: 1595 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  • ELIZABETH MARCHE b: ABT. 1596 in Sherford Devonshire, England.
  • EULALIA MARCH b: ABT. 1600 in Sherford, Devonshire, England. She married HENRY BURT, JR. (b. 1595) of Harberton, Devonshire, England, on the 28th of December, 1619. They lived in England for about twenty more years, then in 1639, they sailed to America and settled in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Family listed here.
  • AMIDAS MARCHE b: ABT. 1600 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  • JANE MARCHE b: ABT. 1602 in Sherford, Devonshire, England .
  • JOHANE MARCHE b: ABT. 1604 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  • AMIAS MARCHE b: 1604 in Sherford Devonshire England.
  • JANE MARCHE b: 1608 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  • JOHANE MARCHE b: 1610 in Sherford, Devonshire, England.
  •    Their daughter, EULALIA MARCH (1600 - 19 Aug 1690) married HENRY BURT, JR. of Sherford, Devonshire, England, on the 28th of December, 1619. They lived in England for about twenty more years, then in 1639, they sailed to America and settled in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


  • SARAH BURT b: 14 JAN 1620/21 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • SAMUEL BURT b: APR 1622 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • JONATHAN BURT b: 23 JAN 1623/24 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • ISAAC BURT b: ABT. 1626 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • HENRY BURT b: 1626 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • DAVID BURT b: 18 OCT 1629 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • HANNAH BURT b: ABT. 1630 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • ELIZABETH BURT b: 1630 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Married SAMUEL WRIGHT, who fooled around and had an illegitimate child with...
  • MARY BURT b: 13 APR 1635 in Harberton, Devonshire, England. Family listed below.
  • ABIGAIL BURT b: 1637 Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • NATHANIEL BURT b: 23 MAY 1637 in Harberton, Devonshire, England.
  • FRANCIS BURT b: ABT. 1639 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
  • HANNAH BURT b: 28 APR 1641 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
  • DORCAS BURT b: 19 APR 1643 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts .
  • PATIENCE BURT b: 18 AUG 1645 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
  • MERCY BURT b: 27 SEP 1647 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.
  •    Eulalia lived to be almost 90, finally passing away on the 19th of August, 1690 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Here's her will:

    WILL OF WIDOW EULALIA BURT - May 27, 1684 - Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts:

    I Ulaliah Burt, of Springfield, being weake in body, but sound in mind, memory and understanding, do make this, my Last Wil and Testament, this 27th of May Anno Dom 1684. I comend my soul to God who made it, and to Jesus Christ, who redeemed I with his most precious blood. And my body I commit to the earth hoping for that blessed ressurection when it shall be reunited to be forever with the Lord. And for my worldly estate thus I dispose it: To my daughter Sarah I give two milch cows, or kinde. To my daughter Abiaile I give my cloake, a green Apron and coate and a shift. To my Daughter Mary I give an hefer. To my Daughter Elisabeth I give two milch cows or kine. To my daughter Patience I give my Flocke bed at the Medow, a Pillow-beer, one pair of sheets and a Coverlet, my red stockins, one shift, one white neck cloth, on dressing, my hat, one Coif and one coate, and the one halfe of my Clothe that is sent to the Weavers, after two yeards are taken of for Abilene Bage. To my daughter Mercy I give the halfe of that Cloth that is sent to the weavers, and the Serdge her husband sent me for a wastecoate, one pair of sheetes, one pillow-beer, ond shift, one coate. And to my son Jonathan I do give the whole lot my husband bought of George Sancton and my best brasse kettle to bestow upon his son Henry. If he se good that he enjoy the same, after his decease.Also I give my son Jonathan the Pillow and Pillow-beer at his house. To my son David I doe give my oldest yoke of cattle and my old brasse pan. To my son Nathaneel I give my great brasse kettle and the four acres in the forral Lotte to bestow if he se good upon his eldest son after his decease. And my Scarfe and my Cambricke Necke clothe I give to my son Nathaneel, his daughter Rebeca; Also the Yarn and Wool and Tow to make a coverlet I give to sd Rebeca and the Pillow at the Medow. And the rest of my fmal estate not heer named I doe order to be given as there is most need, or my Executors hereafter named see cause. And I do constitute and appoint my son Jonathan and my son Nathaneel to be my True and Lawful Executors to this my Last Wil and Testament as Witnes my hand and seale the day and yeer above written.

    Ulaliah Burt X (her mark)

    With her seale affixt.
    Signed and sealed in the presence of Benjamin Parsons, Sr. and John Holyoke.

    At the courte Sept.30 1690. Sworn in Courte by Mr. Jno. Holyoke that he saw the Testator signe and seale the Instument as the Wil and Last Testament of said Ulaliah Burt deceased and that she was of sound mind and perfect remembrance, to the best of his remembrance, the estate to be disposed according to said will.

    Attest Saml. Partrigg, Clerke. Dec 30 1690.
    This last will and Testament of Widow Ulaliah Burt, Late deceased, is here entred from the Original on file. Attest, Jno. Holyoke, clerk.


    JOHN MARCHE (1525 - 1612) begat...

    RICHARD MARCHE (b: 1566) married JOANE MARTYN (b: 1570) and begat...

    EULALIA MARCH (1600 - 1690), who married HENRY BURT, JR., (1595 - 1662) and begat...

    MARY BURT (1635 - 1689) who married WILLIAM BROOKS (1629 - 1689) and begat...

    MARY BROOKS, who married BARRETT STEELE (1675 - 1713) and begat...

    JOHN STEELE (1707- 1793), who married ABIGAIL BROOKS (d. 1774) and begat...

    RHODA STEELE, who married ROBERT SANDERSON (b. 13 Jul 1734) and begat...

    ELNATHAN SANDERSON (1776 - 1854) married BETSY WALTERS and begat...

    DAVID SANDERSON (1804 - 1884) who married POLLY BRIGGS (1811 - 1867) and begat...

    MELISSA SANDERSON (1839 - 1921) who married LABAN HAUSE (1831 - 1906) and begat...

    FRANK HAUSE (1867 - 1951) who married FLADELLA RAYMOND (1869 - 1961) and begat...

    CARLISLE HAUSE (1891 - 1972) who married MARJORIE MARCHANT (1892 - 1939) who begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, SR. (1917 - 1983) who married JEANNE BRUNNER (1918 - 2000) and begat...

    CARLETON MARCHANT HAUSE, JR. (b. 1939) who married MARTHA WENK (b. 1940) and begat...

    JEFF (who married LORI ANN DOTSON), KATHY (who married HAL LARSEN), ERIC (who married MARY MOONSAMMY), and MICHELE HAUSE (who married JOHN SCOTT HOUSTON).