There was a burial for a William Sturch Sr - age 72, at
Shipston in 1809, so somewhere there must be a baptism for a
William Sturch born c.1737. It is important to note that the
'Sr' at that time purely signified that there was at least
two ‘William Sturch’ in Shipston - an elder and a younger
one. Although it could be, it does not necessarily mean
father & son combinations.
It's thought that William was a brother of the
married Sarah Groves, so until William's baptism is
discovered I've included him as Richard's brother. Richard's
parentage is unclear, have a look at his page to see more.
William's exact parentage is not vitally important, as both
Robert and Richard are the sons of
(c.1660 - 1728). Both sets of parents are included here.