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

William Gorsuch

Male Abt 1631 -

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  • Name William Gorsuch  [1
    Born Abt 1631  Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I51571  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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      DANIEL GORSUCH of Walkerne, county Hertford, gent., late citizen and mercer of London. Will October 6, 1638; proved 24 November 1638. Laudable custom of City of London where I was born one third to wife one third to children, and one third disposed by testator. My wife Alice shall receive during her life all my rents in Southwarke which I hold by lease of dean and Chapter of Canterbury. After her death to John Gorsuch my son his executors and assigns, said wife to pay yearly and half yearly £34. 3s. 6d. at Dr. Warners house in Lyme Street.
      To said Alice my wife the rent of my three houses in Bishopsgate which I hold in fee simple now let at £37 per annum, two years hence £56. The quit rent of 3s. 6d. my wife shall pay to St. Bart's Hospital.
      To said wife out of a lease I hold of the City of London the rent which shall be due from William Hedgies and from Christopher Bond and from George Mourton.
      To said wife all my plate and household stuff which I value at £200 for her use during life. After to son John, if said John die before my wife then to Anne his wife, otherwise to such of their children who may be living.
      To my son my apparel. He shall receive all my rents in Thames Street, £88 yearly, and part of my rents in Bishopsgate of George Mullet, Innkeeper at the Angell £50 per annum, of William Herdmeate £42 and of John Burton £16. Said son shall pay £11. 13s. 4d. yearly to City of London.
      To said son all horses, cattle about parsonage grounds. I wish that he leave the same to his wife Anne if she survives.
      To my daughter Katherine Haines in lieu of 6th part, £500 out of monies in East India Co's hands.
      To her husband Thomas Haynes £20 for mourning.
      To Daniel Haynes my godson £5.
      To my daughter Ann Gorsuch £20.
      To my grandchild John. son of my son John and his heirs all those freeholds in Weston, county Hertford which I purchased of Robert Rumbold. Whereas I have lately contracted with Mr. Kimpton of Weston aforesaid to pay him for lands freehold and copyhold £1626. 16s. od. of which he has received 20S earnest. My will is that these lands shall be settled to the use of five of my grandchildren, my son John's children, viz: Daniell, William, Katherine, Robert, and Richard Gorsuch. And also to other children of said son John to be begotten, said estate to remain to survivors and their heirs. My brother in law Jonathan Browne Doctor of Civil Law will with my son John and Mr. Berisford of Munden my brother shall be trustees. If said Kimpton shall not confirme said estate, then said trustees shall disburse like sum of £1626. 16s. in land to be settled on said grandchildren, which sum is now ready to be paid by my executrix in case I depart this life before settlement. If all my grandchildren do depart this life before 21 years of age then to the heirs of me the said Daniell Gorsuch for ever. To my godchildren 40s. apiece. I forgive my cousin Edward Gorsuch in Lancs. the sum of £11 odd. To my Cosen Ferdinando Morecrosse ,£3 in remembrance. To my cosen Margarett Browne in lieu of £5 left by Mother Hall deceased, and of £1 2 left her by her father I add thereto so much to make up £200 to be paid at her marriage or otherwise. To poor of Walkerne where I now live £20. If my cosen Barnard or his wife be living either of them shall have 12d. paid them every week. To my said brother Joanthan Browne D C. L. £10 for mourning entreating him to be overseer of my will. To said Richard Berisford £10. To William Gorsuch my gold ring with W. G. engraved on it. Lastly I ordeine my wife Alice Gorsuch together with my dutiful son John Gorsuch Joynt executors to whom the residue of all my goods. My desire is that my said brother Dr. Browne, said son john, and my brother Mr. Berisford shall provide for my daughter Anne Gorsuch if she shall outlive her husband. My executors shall weekly pay 12d. to Mary Brand during her life. Witnesses: John Beale, Francis Backwith, Joanthan Waller, and Nicole Clarke.
      Lee, 165.
      From Vol. XVII, No. 3 (July 1909), p. 302.

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

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