Sarah Thorowgood (Offley) (1609 - 1657) MP

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Nicknames: "Susan Offley", "Sarah Thoroughgood", "Sarah Yeardley"
Birthplace: Langbourn Ward, City of London, Middlesex, England
Death: Died in Thoroughgood, Virginia Beach, Lower Norfolk County (Present Princess Anne's County), Virginia Colony
Managed by: Carlos Everett Black, Jr.
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About Sarah Thorowgood (Offley)

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The question of Sarah Offley's marriages is perplexing. If this is the same person, she was married four times altogether:

Family 1

   Capt. Adam (1) Thorowgood b. c 1602, d. Apr 1640
   Marriage: She married Capt. Adam (1) Thorowgood, son of William Thorowgood and Anne Edwards, on 18 July 1627 at St. Anne's Ch, Blackfriars, London.1


   Anne (2) Thorowgood b. c 1628
   Sarah (4) Thorowgood b. c 1632
   Elizabeth (5) Thorowgood+ b. c 1635, d. a 5 May 1670
   Lt. Col. Adam (3) Thorowgood II+ b. c 1638, d. Jan 1686

Family 2

   Capt. John (5) Gookin b. c 1613, d. 1643
   Marriage: She married Capt. John (5) Gookin in April 1641.1 No documented children.

Family 3

   (3h|o Sarah Offley) (-----) b. c 1620, d. c 1650 [or earlier - possibly John Yeardley?]
   Marriage: She married (3h|o Sarah Offley) (-----) circa 1645.1 No documented children.

Family 4

   Col. Francis Yeardley b. 1623
   Marriage: She married Col. Francis Yeardley in 1647. No children.


  [S624] Virginia M. Meyer & John Frederick Dorman, Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5.
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Sarah Thorowgood's Timeline

April 6, 1609
St. Benet's, London, England
April 16, 1609
City of London, Middlesex, England
City of London, Middlesex, England
July 18, 1627
Age 18
Blackfriars, London, Middlesex, England, (Present UK)
Age 19
Came to America from England on the Hopewell as the young bride of Adam Thorowgood.
October 30, 1630
Age 21
Lower Norfolk, Virginia
Age 22
Lynnhahen, Norfolk, Virginia, USA
Age 24
Elizabeth City County, Virginia Colony
Age 29
Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County (Present Princess Anne County), Virginia Colony
Age 33
Nansemond, Virginia