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"But in 1327 at least two persons in Somerset were taxed under that name. Willelmo Balch, xii d., "Purye" [perhaps Puriton Hundred] and "Roberto Balch, I I k S.’ v. d.," in Manerium de Wryngton [manor of Wryngton]. There also appears on the same roll the name Balth, Blatche, Borliche, Barlich, Balchich, Balde and Bald – any or all of whom might have been Balches, since other and far more common names, such a Baker, Brown and Smith, appear with almost as peculiar variations."
Explanation: I bow to the other respondents and their answers. I also did not find the word barlich
Since we're in the realm of guesswork could barlich have something to do with cash as in "bar". Perhaps it could mean "for cash" or cash payment.
There must be some context somewhere ( I mean is this a novel, a report or what??)