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

John Rev. Gorsuch

Male Abt 1608 - Bef 1657  (~ 49 years)


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  • Name John Rev. Gorsuch  [1
    Born Abt 1608  Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1 Apr 1657  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32435  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 

    Father Daniel Gorsuch,   b. Bef 1588, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1638, Walkerne, Hertford, England - Proved Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Alice Hall,   b. Bef 1592, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1638, Walkerne, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F20813  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 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) 
    Married 1628  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Daniel Gorsuch,   b. 1629, Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1662, Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 34 years)  [natural]
     2. William Gorsuch,   b. Abt 1631, Walkholme, Hertford, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     3. Katherine Gorsuch,   b. 26 Nov 1633, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1663, Bethersden, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years)  [natural]
     4. Robert Gorsuch,   b. 19 Nov 1635, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1665, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years)  [natural]
     5. Richard Gorsuch,   b. 20 Apr 1637, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1677, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [natural]
     6. Anne Gorsuch,   b. 13 Mar 1639, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 Nov 1697, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 58 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Gorsuch,   b. 13 May 1641, Walkerne Parish, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1681, Talbot County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)  [natural]
     8. Charles Gorsuch,   b. 25 Aug 1642, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1716, Baltimore County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     9. Lovelace Gorsuch,   b. 1644, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1703, Dorchester County, Maryland - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)  [natural]
     10. Frances Gorsuch,   b. 1646, Walkern, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1663, Anne Arundel County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 18 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 25 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F20812  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • ===
      The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families
      The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography
      Vol. 24, No. 2 (Apr., 1916), pp. 214-221
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      1656-1661 Lancaster County Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 7
      Lancaster County Court 1st of April 1557
      - 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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      http://www5.familytreemaker.com/cgi-bin/texis/find/search30/?query=quaker+ richard+gorsuch&db=online&areas=10&head=online&booknum=&category=&words=qu aker&first=richard&last=gorsuch&cmd=context&id=37c1dae315#hit1

      WILLIAM THOMAS, Gentleman, their son, was Land Agent for Lord Baltimore and acquired many large grants. He inherited the remainder of "KEDGERTON", 986 acres; had Resurveyed "MOUNT HERMON", 890 acres (of which 300 acres was set aside for the wedding dower of his second wife--Joanna Powell, and which descended to my mother, Eliz. Thomas Wallis Schutt, and sold after her death (1919). He acquired 740 acres, part of STRATFORD MANOR, and 100 acres of New York; Tilghman's Farm, and Chance, 682 acres; Thomas' Discovery, 200 acres, etc. He was b--c--1687, was m--1st--at Cecil Meeting of Friends, to Johanna Hosier, in 1697. He was m--2dly--before a large and distinguished gathering of Friends at Tred Avon Meeting--to Joanna Powell, dau--of Howell Powell, Jr. and Esther Bartlett, in 1738, by whom he had one son, JAMES THOMAS, b--3m-18d, 1739.

      Howell Powell was the son of Howell Powell, Sr., and his wife, Eliz. Gorsuch (Rev. John, Daniel, Wm.), dau--of Rev. John and Anne (Lovelace) Gorsuch, dau--of Sir William Lovelace, Knight, of Bethersden, Kent, England, and sister of Gov. Francis Lovelace of New York, and the poet, Richard Lovelace.
      Howell Powell was the son of Hugh Powell, Castle Madoc, Brecknockshire, Wales.
      Wm. Thomas built his home in 1711 (still standing). He d--1739.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-08 10:24:45
      Some Emigrants to Virginia , Page 28

      GORSUCH, REV. JOHN (d. about 1657). Lancaster county; formerly Rector of Walkholme, Hertfordshire; married Ann, daughter of Sir William Lovelace of Kent, and sister of Richard Lovelace, the poet.

      V. M., III, 83.
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      VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND; The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, pp 146:

      There is a pedigree of this family in the visitation of London, 1633-35 (Harleian Society, p. 327). It begins with William Gorsuch, merchant, of London, "descended out of Lancashire from Gorsuch nigh Ormschurch," who married Amite, daughter of Hillson, and neice of Robert HiIlson, merchant, of London. They had a son, the testator, Daniel Gorsuch, merchant, of London, and Alderman's deputy for Bishopsgate Ward, who married Alice, daughter of John Hall, of London, merchant, and sometime one of the Bridge- masters. Daniel Gorsuch had two children, Rev. John (above) and Katherine, wife of Thomas Haynes, of Auborne, Wiltshire.]
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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.
      [ John Gorsuch, the son named in the will was rector of Walkern, 1633, &c., and came during the Civil Wars to Virginia where he died
      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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