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Ursula Gooch (Claiborne)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: "Romancoke", King William County, Virginia
Death: Died in King and Queen, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William C. Claiborne, Jr. and Catherine Elizabeth Claiborne
Wife of William Gooch
Mother of Claiborne Gooch, Sr.; John Gooch; Rowland Gooch; Anne Gooch and William Gooche
Sister of Jane Clayborne; Elizabeth Claiborne; Capt. William Claibourne; Unity Claiborne; Philadelphia Claiborne and 2 others

Managed by: Bruce Ralph Gross
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About Ursula Gooch

Ursula Claiborne

  • Birth: 1662 in King William, VA
  • Death: ABT 1720 in King & Queen, VA
  • Father: William CLAIBORNE b: 1636 in King William, VA
  • Mother: Elizabeth WILKES b: ABT 1636

Marriage

  1. 1 William GOOCH b: 1656 in Albemarle Parish, Surry, VA Married: ABT 1683

notes

http://worldconnect.genealogy.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:2803882&id=I564879531

Ursula Claiborne Ursula had grown up at "Romancoke" the Claiborne estate across the Pamunkey River in King William Co., as the estate was owned by her father. This home was not too far from the Pamunkey for her to visit the families along this Virginia highway (river) of Colonial days, before her marriage. In this way she had the opportunity of meeting all the elligible young men of the river valley. It was many years before "Sweet Hall" was built that William Gooch married Ursula Claiborne, the only known daughter of this illustrious and wealthy family. At the beginnig of the 18th century William and Ursula Gooch were living at the family homestead on the Pamunkey river. Young Claiborne Gooch was their pride and joy. Whether there were other children, we are not sure. It seems likely there were not. The will of Col. William Claiborne was a generous one. He seems to have left a valuable legacy to everyone who had any claim on him through the family ties or the ties of friendship. If there had been any more nephews or nieces they would certainly have been remembered. The Pamunkey River Valley of the 18th century was famous for its distinguished families, for its wealth, its beautiful homes, its beautiful women, and its magnificent horses, its fertile farms and flourishing villages. On the south side of the Pamunkey river were the settlements of Hanover, New Castle, Chamberland, and Brick House. All four have completely disappeared now. The Syme, Webb, Chamberlayne, Macon, Curtis, Littlepage, Daingerfield, Dandridge, Basset, Roote, Gooch, and other families lived along this side of the river which was the highway for both business and social communication. And the opposite side was equally settled by people of like character and wealth. European travelers have left records in their journals of the delight of this section, calling it the most beautiful part of Virginia they had seen.

1705 In the will of William Claiborne in 1705, brother of Mrs. Ursula (Claiborne) Gooch, William Claiborne names his sister and brother- in-law William Gooch, his nephew Claiborne Gooch being the child of William and Ursula Gooch. Claiborne Gooch was evidently the only child of the couple in 1705.

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Ursula Gooch's Timeline

1662
1662
King William County, Virginia
1676
1676
Age 14
Albermarle Parri, Surry, Virginia, USA
1683
1683
Age 21
New Kent, Virginia, USA
1684
1684
Age 22
1687
1687
Age 25
Albermarle Parri, Surry, Virginia, USA
1692
1692
Age 30
Charles County, Province of Maryland
1720
1720
Age 58
King and Queen, Virginia
1984
September 8, 1984
Age 58
October 5, 1984
Age 58
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