Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Ursula Bysshe

Female 1621 - Abt 1661  (40 years)


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  • Name Ursula Bysshe  [1
    Birth 1621  Worth, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Abt 1661  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I137175  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 1 Richard Thompson,   b. 10 May 1612, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 25 Mar 1649, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 36 years) 
    Marriage 24 Jun 1641  Kent County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • http://www.usgennet.org/usa/md/state/arkdove.html

      Rich. Thompson attorney m--Urusula Bisle--license 1641
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      Provincial Court Marriage Licenses (1638-1643); Maryland
      Contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by Andrea K. Haga

      24 June 1641 Richard Thompson Ursula Bish
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Thompson,   b. 1642, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1665, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 24 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Sarah Thompson,   b. Bef 1644, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Sep 1673, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 29 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Richard Thompson,   b. 1648, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 20 Feb 1663/64, Little Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 16 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F9562  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 2 George Colclough,   b. Bef 1621   d. 21 Jul 1662, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 41 years) 
    Marriage Bef 30 Jan 1657  Little Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Colclough,   b. 1654, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1684 and 1687, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 30 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15386  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Family 3 John Mottrom,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 25 Feb 1655, Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Marriage 1650  Chicacoan, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15387  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Allerton, Mr Isaac. m. Mrs Ursula Colclough widow of Major George Colclough in 1664.
      A person of this name referred to as "our Loveinge Brother" by Tho and Sarah Willoby. 20 Feb 1663/4. 15. 124
      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Northumbria collectanea, 1645-1720
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 254 pgs.
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      title: THE RANSDELL FAMILY
      Note (from Bob Moore): The Keach article on the Presleys calls Mrs. Ursula Bish (Bysshe) Thompson, grandmother of Ursula Presley, the daughter of Philip Bish of Bristol. This is probably incorrect. She was probably the daughter of Wm. Bysshe of co. Surrey and was a relative of William Claiborne, for whom her husband Richard Thompson worked on Kent Island in Md. I found Ursula Bysshe's ancestry in an English publication at the Library of Congress. Ursula Bysshe's brother Roger had a daughter who married a Shelley, and they were the ancestors of the poet Percy Bysshe Shelley.
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      http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/i/n/William-Winders/GENE3-000 2.html#CHILD2
      Ursula's father was William Bysshe, and her mother was Margaret James, sister of Sir Roger James and daughter of Roger James (1565-1596) and Sarah Smith. After Roger's death (at only 31), Ursula's grandmother Sarah m. Thomas Claiborne and became the mother of Richard Claiborne, who in his maturity became secretary of the colony of Va. So one could say that Claiborne was Ursula's "half uncle." Besides being secretary of the colony of Va., Claiborne was also a sort of employee of an English trading company Cloberry and Co. He set up a post for trading with Indians on Kent Island, now in Md.,
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      Contributed by Jo Anne Mackby
      Ursula Bysshe by Alice Wright Algood
      http://personal.lig.bellsouth dot net/a/l/alicealgood/

      Ursula Bysshe NEVER married an Allerton and all of her children were by her first husband Richard Thompson whom she marrried as 2nd wife 24 Jun 1641 Kent Island.
      Richard Thompson bapt. 10 May 1612 St. Giles Cripplegate, London, England; d. 1649 Northumberland Co. VA was an associate of Ursula's uncle Col. William Claiborne of Kent Island and Virginia. Ursula married (2) abt 1651 Col. John Mottrom of Chicacoan, Northumberland Co. VA b. 1610 England; d. 25 Feb 1655 Northumberland Co. VA whose children were ALL by his 1st wife [name unknown] who d. abt 1645 in
      VA. Ursula m. (3) bef 30 Jan 1656-7 George Colclough d. by 12 Mar 1663 Court Northumberland Co. VA. Ursula died abt 1661 and George Colclough m. (2) 1662 Elizabeth Willoughby [sister of Thomas Willoughby] m. (1) Simon Oversee d. 1660, A Dutch merchant m. (1) Elizabeth Thorogood. Elizabeth [Willoughby] Oversee Colclough m. (3) by 20 Nov 1663-4 as 2nd wife Isaac Allerton, son of Isaac Allerton and Fear Brewster of New England
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      Contributed by Alice Algood
      From: Alice Algood
      Sent: Tuesday, February 26, 2008 10:53:16 AM
      Subject: Richard Thompson

      "The Richard Thompson/Tomson who married Ursula Bysshe on Kent Isle in 1641 appears to have been married previsouly since there is a record of his iimmigration with wife and child. The wife appears to have died but the child may have been the Richard Thompson who appears in Northumberland where his step-mother Ursula Bysshe Thompson married secondly, John Mottrom and 3rd George Colclough. Richard, the son of Ursula and Richard, died as a young lad and his property was inherited by his sisters, Elizabeth and Sarah. In a depostition in Northumberland, the Richard, who may have been the first child, gave his birth date of 1633, so he cannot be the son of Richard and Ursula. I am a descendant of Elizabeth Thompson Presly and wrote a book on these people. You can see some of Ursujla Bysshe's English ancestry on The Weald, History Genealogy and Topography of Kent, Surrey and Sussex."

      "...His immigration 1636 record [Maryland , Liber 1, Folio 82-84] states he came with wife and child. There are also were references that the Indians killed his wife.. Since his trading post was under the direction of Edward Thompson during his absence in England from 1634 until he returned in 1636, I would surmise that Edward was his brother, Edward also migrated to Northumberland. The wife must have been pregnant when he left England in 1631 if this Richard ws his son. The Richard who chose Thomas Willoughby as his guardian was the son of Richard and Ursula Bysshe Thompson, and Thomas Willoughby had married his older sister, Sarah, by 1662. Ursula Bysshe Thompson Mottrom Colclough, his mother, died in 1661. Thomas Willoughby's sister, Elizabeth married first Simon Oversee, then after Ursula's death , Elizabeth married her widower, George Colclough, who lived just a short time. She then married Isaac Allerton. Her only offspring were by Allerton."
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      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press];' Page 84
      Att a Cort; held att ye House of Coll. JNO: MOTTROM. deced., in ye County of Northumberland the 21th daye of February 1655
      Pr:sent Major SAMLL. SMYTH Capt. JNO: ROGERS
      Mr. HUGH LEE Mr. MATTHEW RHODEN Comrs.
      - The Cort: doth order that Mr. GEORGE COLCLOUGH, who married with the Widdowe & Relict of Colonel JOHN MOTTROM, decd & shall have Commission of Administracon of the Estate of the sd. Colonel MOTTROM, hee putting in an Inventory & good security to the Cort: for the same
      - Att a Court held for the County of Northumberland the 20th day of March 1655 Pr:sent Mr. HUGH LEE Capt, JOHN ROGERS
      Mr, NIGH: MORRIS Mr. MATTHEW RHODEN Comrs.
      Capt. RI. BUDD Mr. THO: HOPKINS
      - The Cort: doth order yt: all causes concerning Colonel! MOTTROMs Estate shall be referred to the next Cort: Mr. GEO: COLCLOUGH not himselfe wth : the wrightings of Coll, MOTTROMs Estate & by the request of Colonel THO: SPEKE
      - The Cart: hath granted a Probate of a Verbal Will made by THOMAS HALE unto THO: SHEPPEARD as appeares by the Oathes of MRS. ELIZABETH WALKER, ROBERT BRADSHAWE and ANN his Wife, upon Record
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      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      Att a Cort; held att ye House of Coll. JNO: MOTTROM. deced., in ye County of Northumberland the 21th daye of February 1655/6
      - The Cort: doth order that Mr. GEORGE COLCLOUGH, who married with the Widdowe & Relict of Colonel JOHN MOTTROM, dace& shall have Commission of Administracon of the Estate of the sd. Colonel MOTTROM, hee putting in an Inventory & good security to the Cort: for the same
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      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      - Att a Court held for the County of Northumberland the 20th day of March 1655
      - The Cort: doth order yt: all causes concerning Colonel! MOTTROMs Estate shall be referred to the next Cort: Mr. GEO: COLCLOUGH not himselfe wth : the wrightings of Coll, MOTTROMs Estate & by the request of Colonel THO: SPEKE
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      1652-1657 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 115
      Northumberland County Court 21st of February 1656/57
      - These are to certifie that according to sufficient proofe made before this Cort: there is due to Mr. GEORGE COLCLOUGH Six hundred acres of Land for the transportacon of these p:sons following into this Colony, tvizt.) Mr. GEORGE COLCLOUGH, MRS, URSUALA COLCLOUGH, SARAH THOMPSON, PHILLIP NUTT, RALPH STEVENSON, WM: OSBORNE, JOHN HIGHLAND, GEORGE CUNNY, JNO: WARE, AMY STEVENS, AMY YOORHANS, ELIZABETH ESSEX
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      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 8
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that wee GEORGE COLCLOUGH and URSULA his wife, Gaurdians of RICHARD & SARAH THOMPSON, have granted bargained & sold & doe hereby grant bargaine & sell unto JOHN CURTIS one iron grey Mare; To have & to hold the sd. Mare & all her future increase unto the sd. JNO: CURTIS his Exrs. Admrs & assigns, warranted by us our Exs. Admrs, or assignes for ever by these pr: sents, In Witness whereof wee have hereunto put our hands and seals the 29th day of September 1657
      FRANCIS CLAY, GEO: COLCLOUGH ye Seale
      ANN WRIGHT URSULA COLCLOUGH ye Seale
      13th August 1658 This Bill of Sale was recorded
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 187
      Northumberland County Court 21st of October 1658
      - Lett noe Administracon be granted nor nothing else bee done concerneing the Estate of Mr. RICHARD THOMPSON. deced., untill Mr. RICHARD WRIGHT, Administr: of the Estate of Coll. JNO. MOTTROM deced., whoe married wth: ye Widdowe &Relict of the sd. THOMPSON be first called

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      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 60-61
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome this pr:sent writeing shall come, I URSULA THOMPSON of KIQUOKTON in Virginia, Widd:, ( ) RICHARD THOMPSON of the same place, Gent., send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Know yee that I the sd, URSULA THOMPSON as well in consideration of the naturall love & affection I beare towards my Children & of the Motherly care wch: I hve of there prefermt., & advancement, as for divers other good causes mee theretunto moveing, have given & assigned these cattle hereafter menconed in manner & forme following; Unto my Sonne, RICHARD THOMPSON, one young bald face mare, two cowes called by the name of Simple, the other by the name of Mouse, Unto my Daughter, SARAH THOMPSON, one bald face mare, two cowes, one called by the name of Stock and the other by the name of Starr; as also to my Daughter, ELIZABETH, one stoned colt & two cowes one called by the name of Pye & the other by the name of Mopus; To have & to hold the sd. mares & cattle unto them the sd. RICHARD, SARAH & ELIZABETH there Executors & assignes, to hold for ever by these pr:sents; ( ) it may bee lawfull for the sd. URSULA THOMPSON at all times to have the use of the male increasse & p:fitts of the sd. Mares & Cattle, my said Sonne shall att the age of one & twenty yeares, my sd. Daughters shall bee married wth :out any lawful! trouble of the said RICHARD, SARAH &ELIZABETH or any p:sons under them, In Wittness whereof, I the sd, URSULA THOMPSON have hereunto set my hand & seale this 25th day of March 1649
      Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sence of
      the marke of WM: PERRY, URSULA THOMPSON, ye Seale
      HENERY POOLE
      23th July 1661 This Deed of Gift was recorded
      Mr. POOLE's Certificate
      These are to certifie that I ye t. ) signed sealed & delivered ( ) THOMPSON in
      the pr:sence of t ) marriage with him & is recorded
      ELIZABETH CITTY Wittness: ( ). Teste HEN. ( )
      23th July 1661. This Certificate was recorded
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      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 60-61
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome this pr:sent writeing shall come, I URSULA THOMPSON of KIQUOKTON in Virginia, Widd:, ( ) RICHARD THOMPSON of the same place, Gent., send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Know yee that I the sd, URSULA THOMPSON as well in consideration of the naturall love & affection I beare towards my Children & of the Motherly care wch: I hve of there prefermt., & advancement, as for divers other good causes mee theretunto moveing, have given & assigned these cattle hereafter menconed in manner & forme following; Unto my Sonne, RICHARD THOMPSON, one young bald face mare, two cowes called by the name of Simple, the other by the name of Mouse, Unto my Daughter, SARAH THOMPSON, one bald face mare, two cowes, one called by the name of Stock and the other by the name of Starr; as also to my Daughter, ELIZABETH, one stoned colt & two cowes one called by the name of Pye & the other by the name of Mopus; To have & to hold the sd. mares & cattle unto them the sd. RICHARD, SARAH & ELIZABETH there Executors & assignes, to hold for ever by these pr:sents; ( ) it may bee lawfull for the sd. URSULA THOMPSON at all times to have the use of the male increasse & p:fitts of the sd. Mares & Cattle, my said Sonne shall att the age of one & twenty yeares, my sd. Daughters shall bee married wth :out any lawful! trouble of the said RICHARD, SARAH &ELIZABETH or any p:sons under them, In Wittness whereof, I the sd, URSULA THOMPSON have hereunto set my hand & seale this 25th day of March 1649
      Signed sealed & delivered in the pr:sence of
      the marke of WM: PERRY, URSULA THOMPSON, ye Seale
      HENERY POOLE
      23th July 1661 This Deed of Gift was recorded
      Mr. POOLE's Certificate
      These are to certifie that I ye t. ) signed sealed & delivered ( ) THOMPSON in
      the pr:sence of t ) marriage with him & is recorded
      ELIZABETH CITTY Wittness: ( ). Teste HEN. ( )
      23th July 1661. This Certificate was recorded
      The Deposicon of WM. PERRY
      WILLIAM PERRY aged ) doth as fol: That the ( ) sealed & delivered ( ) in the pr:sence of Mr ( ) him the sd. MOTTRAM ( ) 15th 1660, Sworne in Court THO BRERETON
      23th July 1661. This Deposicon was recorded
      The Deposicon of HENRY POOLE this 27th of September 1658. saith that on the 24th day of May ( prsent at the signeing sealeing of a ( from Mrs. URSULA THOMPSON to her Children wherein shee gave to her Sonne, RICHARD, one Mare & two cowes, to her Daughter. SARAH THOMPSON, one mare & two cowes, &to her Daughter, ELIZABETH one stoned colt & two cow-es, and saith that the sd. Deed was then signed & sealed, Mr. JOHN MOTTROM beinge pr'sent which sd. Deed is recorded in the Court Booke for the County of ELIZABETH CITTY & further saith not
      JER VASE DODSON. HENRY POOLE
      HEN. HONE
      23th July 1661 This Deposition was recorded

  • Sources 
    1. [S77] Scott, Paul H, Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. II, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, (Name: he William and Mary Quarterly, vol. 19, no. 4, 1939, pp. 485-509;), 722.

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