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

Robert Gorsuch

Male 1635 - Aft 1665  (> 31 years)


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  • Name Robert Gorsuch  [1
    Born 19 Nov 1635  Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Aft 1665  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32438  Tree1
    Last Modified 30 Jan 2023 

    Father John Rev. Gorsuch,   b. Abt 1608, Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1 Apr 1657, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Lovelace,   b. 1610, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1676, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 67 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F20812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 7
      Lancaster County Court 1st of April 1657
      - At this Cort. psonally appeareing RICHARD, ROBT., & CHARLES GORSUCH, Sonnes & heires of JOHN GORSUCH, P:fessor in Divinity, deceased, did by their Peticon p:sented to this Cort noiate & elect their Sister, KATHERYN WHITBY, Widd: their Guardian for such Estate as doth anywayes belong to them in Englande, the Cort. takeinge the p.misses into consideracon did accordinglie admitt & apporve of the said KATHERYN for their Guardian accordinge to the request of ye Peticoners
      - At this Cort, p:sonally appeareinge RICHARD, ROBERT & CHARLES GORSUCH Sonnes & coheires of JOHN GORSUCH. P:fessor of Divinity, deced., did by their Peticon p:sented to this Cort.. noiate & elect FRANCIS MORRISON, Esqr„ their Guardian for such Estate as doth any wayes belonge to them in Virginia craving this Cort. to admitt thereof, of wch: request this Cort., takeinge consideracon did admitt & approve of the sd. Coll. FRANCIS MORRISON, accordinge to the request of the Peticoners
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 55
      Lancaster County Court 2nd. of July 1658
      - CHARLES GORSUCH (Sonne of JOHN GORSUCH, late P:fessor in Divinity, deced.) p sonally appeareing at this Cort: & makeing it appearethat he was above foureteene yeres of age. did desire that his Brother, ROBERT GORSUCH, might be admitted his Guardian. wch the Cort hath accordinglie ordered
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 95
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ROBT. GORSUCH do by virtue of an assignment one hundyed & fifty acres of land from THOMAS WOOLLSE formerly assigned by Mr. HONE to THOMAS WOOLSE forth of a parcell of land assigned sold & granted to him the said HONE by Coll MORE FANTLEROY being part of his Devident of !and lying in RAPPAHANOCK RIVER to say on the Eastermost side of FARNHAM CREEK as may more appear at large by the said Grant bearing date the Seventeenth of January 1653 & recorded in ELIZA CITY COUNTY I say sould for valluable consideracon in hand already received. I therefore bargaine & sell unto PAUSE [Paul] WOODBRIDGE the said hundred & fifty acres of land to him his heirs & assignes for Ever & for the true performance hereof I the said GORESUCH do for me my heirs & assignes confirm this Deed of Sale to him the said WOODBRIDGE as aforesaid In Witness whereof I the said ROBERT GORESUCH have put my hand & seal this 9th day of January Anno Dom 1659
      in presence of us THOM. HUMPHRY, ROBERT GORSUCH
      HUGH KINSEY; JOHN NEWMAN
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ROBT. GORSUCH do authorize Mr. JOHN NEWMAN to acknowledge this Deed of Sale in Court whereof I have set my hand
      test HUGH KINSY Signature destroyed THO: HUMPHRY
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      1661-1666 Lancaster County, Virginia Deed & Wills [Antient Press]; Page 324-325
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these p:sents that ROBT. GORSUCH & RICHD: GORSUCH have alienated & sold from us & our heirs one tract of land scituate lying & being on the East side of COROTOMON RIVER on the Western branch thereof being in quantity Six hundred acres according to Survey & bounding according to Patent originally granted for the same for a valuabale consideracon reced or otherwise secured before the ensealing threof unto RALPH HORTON his heirs or his assignes forever, To have and to hold the abovesd, land unto him the sd HORTON or his assignes as aforesaid wth: all the p:vilidges theretunto belonging in as large & ample manner as it is granted by virtue of the Patent thereof wthout the let or molestation of us our heirs Exrs. or Admrs, or any other psons wt:soever claiming any right according to Law, In confirmacon of this act & deed I the sd RICHD. GORSUCH and also THO: POWELL as lawful Attorney of ROBT. GORSUCH & in his stead & place have set our hands & seals the 27th day of the twelfth month comonly called February 1664
      Signed & sealed in the p:sence of
      EDW, ROE RICH: GORSUCH
      HOWELL POWELL THO: POWELL
      Recognit in Cur Com Lancr: 13d die Sept. 1665 recordat primo die Octobr: sequen
      p EDWD. DALE, Cl Cur
      These p:sents witnesseth that we RICHD. GORSUCH &THO: POWELL do by these p:sents depute & authorize our loveing friend, EDWARD ROE, in our stead & behalfe to acknowledge the Sale of the within specifyed land in Court according to Law & to act anything that is requisite according to Law in that case p:vided Witnes our hands this 27th of the 12th month 1664
      Test THO. GAINES RICH: GORSUCH
      HOWELL POWELL THO: POWELL
      Recordat in Cur Com Lancr: 13d die Sept: 1665 p EDWD, DALE, Cl Cur
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      James Hughes 2006-05-08 09:21:57
      p. 135. Tho Powell gives to Howell Powell 400 acres patented by him on Corotoman River. 17th Sept 1657.
      signed Tho Powell
      Wit.
      Richard Gorsuch
      Jirmey Clarke
      Anne Powell wife of tho Powell agrees to the above. Rec 7 Oct 1657.

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Lancaster County, record book no. 2, 1654-1666, pages 1-394
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 141 pgs.
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      Link: http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=mrmar sha&id=I29049
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      p. 324. Robert Gorsuch and Rich Gorsuch sell to Ralph Horton 600 acres. Refers to Tho Powell as attorney for Robt. Gorsuch. Dated 27 Feb. 1664/5. signed Rich Gorsuch Tho Powell Wit. Edw Roe Howell Powell Rec. 1st Oct. 1665.
      Power of Att. Rich Gorsuch and Tho Powell to "our Loving friend Edward Roe to ack. above sale. Dated "27th 12th month 1664" signed
      Rich Gorsuch
      Tho Powell
      Wit.
      Tho Gaines
      Howell Powell

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Lancaster County, record book no. 2, 1654-1666, pages 1-394
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub. County, 1961, 141 pgs.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-08 10:26:36
      Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 -1666 , Page 132

      Gorsuch, Elizabeth, 1652, by Tho. Hoane, (???) Co.
      Gorsuch, Lovelace, 1652, by Tho. Hoane, (???) Co.
      Gorsuch, Charles, 1652, by Tho. Hoane, (???) Co.
      Gorsuch, Kath., 1652, by Tho. Hoane, (???) Co.

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      CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS - PATENT BOOK 3; Page 275
      THEO. HOANE, Gent., 130 ac. Lancaster Co., on N. side of Rappa. Riv., 22 Feb. 1652, Page 187. (Record incomplete). Trans. of 3 pers: Robert Gorsuch, Richard Gorsuch, Anne Gorsuch.
      SAME. 720 acs. on N. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. on Ewd. side of a branch running out of the head of Cosotawaman Riv. &c. Same date, Page 188. Trans. of 15 pers: Elizabeth Gorsuch, Charles Gorsuch, Lovelace, Gorsuch, Kath. Gorsuch, Sarah Chandler, Daniel Chandler, Alice Stanley, Mary Clarke, Elizabeth Kitchin, Thomas Penn, Daniel Smith, William Penn, Row. Beamond, Richard Smith, Tho. Forecraft.

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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