Birks of Hemingfield

The Birks family lived at Hemingfield near Wombwell, Yorkshire for many years.

The earliest record is of Richard Birks b 1634 who married Grace Bradley in 1674 at Darfield. Their children:

Richard Birks (1674-1743) married Dorothy Thomas (b 1684). Their known children:


John Birks (1721-1785) married Sarah Bramhall in 1769 at Darfield. Their children:

John Birks (1771-1860) was the lawyer for the bank "Becket, Birks & Co", and became known as the "honest Yorkshire lawyer". He married Elizabeth Swift in 1803 at Darfield. Their children:

Bertha Birks (1804-1886) married John Garland of Netherwood Hall in 1830.


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