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Anne Gorsuch (Lovelace)

Birthdate: (42)
Birthplace: Lovelace, Kent, England
Death: June 2, 1652 (38-46)
Lancaster County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Sir William Lovelace, of Woolrich and Anne Browne
Wife of John Gorsuch, DD
Mother of Daniel Gorsuch; William Gorsuch; John Gorsuch, II; Katharine Whitby; Robert Gorsuch and 6 others
Sister of Thomas Lovelace; Richard Lovelace; Francis Lovelace; Joanna (Johanna) Lovelace; Elizabeth Lovelace and 2 others

Occupation: Heiress of her father; older sister of Richard Lovelace, Restoration poet, and of Francis Lovelace, Governor of New York Colony
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About Anne Gorsuch

After the death of her husband Mrs. Anne (Lovelace) Gorsuch Chose the colony of Virginia for her home, and with her younger children settled in Lancaster county , to which she came probably as early as 1651.


  1. Torrence, Clayton,. Winston of Virginia and allied families. Richmond, Va.: Whittet & Shepperson, 1927. Page 110, attached.

Ann Lovelace is Dorothy Willard's 9th great grandmother.

Dorothy Willard (Duncan) -John Henry Duncan, Dorothy’s father-Emma Whitman, John Henry’s mother- Mary Jane Stodghill, Emma’s mother- Joel Stodghill, Mary’s father- Durette Stodghill, Joel’s father- Joel Stodghill, Durette’s father- James Stodghill, Joel’s father- Ann Madison, James’ mother- Isabella Minor Todd, Ann’s mother- Anne Gorsuch, Isabella’s mother- Anne Lovelace, Anne Gorsuch’s mother

Rev. John Gorsuch & Anne Lovelace

John Gorsuch

Name Prefix: Rev.

John Gorsuch became Rector of Walkern (Walkhorne) Parish (in Hertford Parish), Hertfordshire, England July 28, 1632, his father having purchased this rectory for him. As one of the zealous and aggressive Royalists, perfidious charges were laid against him, and he was evicted from Walkern in1642. He is said to have been smothered in a haymow, about 1647, while attempting to evade his pursuers, but there is no actual proof as to just how he came to die.

Following his death, the widow and at least seven of her children came to Lancaster County, Virginia about 1650. (Records show 1652)

He received his Doctorate of Divinity Degree from Cambridge University and became the Rector of Walkern.

Additional Note: Rev John Gorsuch was an Anglican Priest who spoke loudly in favor of King Charles I. His exact cause of death is shrouded in mystery but an Anglican Book of Martyrs lists him as having been killed by the Cromwell forces.

Rev. John Gorsuch made a will in 1638 leaving much lands, money, rentals, etc. A beautiful tomb bearing Gorsuch Coat of Arms stands the in cemetery where John is buried.

John Gorsuch Rev. died about 1648. He was buried on 24 May 1648 in Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England. He was married to Ann LOVELACE in 1628.
Ann LOVELACE was born before 1611 in probably Kent Co. England. She died before Jun 1652 in Virginia. Children were: 
  1. Lovelace Gorsuch signed a will on 1 Jan 1702. He died about 1703 He had an estate probated on 3 Mar 1703 in Dorchester Co. MD.
  2. Frances Gorsuch
  3. DanielGorsuch was born in 1628 in England. He died in England.
  4. John Gorsuch was born about 1630 in England.
  5. William Gorsuch died about 1698 in England. He was born BET 1630/1631 in England where he was buried.
  6. Katharine Gorsuch was born in 1633 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England. She was baptized on 26 Nov 1633 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England.
  7. Robert Gorsuch was born in 1635 in England. He was baptized on 19 Nov 1635 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England. He died in 1720 in Maryland.
  8. Richard Gorsuch was born in 1637 in England. He was baptized on 19 Apr 1637 in Walkern, Hertfordshire. England. He died before 2 Apr 1677 in Talbot Co. MD.
  9. Anne Gorsuch was born in 1638. She was baptized on 13 Mar 1638 in Walkern, Hertfordshire. England.
  10. Elizabeth Gorsuch was born about 1641 in Walkern Parish, Hertfordshire, England. She was baptized on 13May 1641 in Walkern Hertfordshire, England.
  11. Charles Gorsuch.


2273. Anne Barne Lovelace

She married Rev. John GORSUCH abt 1628 in Scotland. Anne died 1652 in LancasterCounty, Virginia, at age 41 early in the year. Sister to Richard Lovelace the "poet." After the death of her husband, Anne and seven of her children came to Virginia.

The children, Robert, Richard, Anne, Elizabeth, Charles, Lovelaceand Katherine Gorsuch were listed as headright in two patents for a total of 850 acres in Lancaster County issued to Theophilus Hone, 22 February 1652/53. Anne Lovelace was apparently in Virginia by 1651 and she died before 2 June 1652 when letters of administration were issued in England to "Daniel Gorsuch, sone of Anne Gorsuch, late of Weston, County Hertford, but deceased in parts beyond the seas, widow. "ANNE LOVELACE, married Rev. John GORSUCH, son of Danyell GORSUCH, Alderman's Deputy, Bishop's Gate Ward, 1633, who married Alice HALL, daughter of John HALL, of Lind. Danyell GORSUCH was a son of WILLIAM GORSUCH descended out of Lancashire from Gorsuch of Ormschurch, who married Alice HILLSON.

Born in Lovelace, Kent, England

Sister of Richard Lovelace, the poet who wrote "Stone walls do not a prison make, nor iron bars a cage" Had eleven children, the eldest not yet twenty, she emigrated with seven of them to America about1652. They settled in Lancaster Co., Va. She died 1652 in Gloucester Co., Virginia or at sea. The younger children petititioned the Lancaster Court in have their sister, Katheryn, named guardian of their estate in England and Francis Morrison, Esq., guardian of estate.

The Gorsuchs converted to Quakerism and settled in Maryland.


  • Joseph Jackson Howard and Joseph Lemuel Chester, eds., The Visitation of London: Anno Domini 1633, 1634, and 1635, vol. 1 (London: Harleian Society, 1880) p. 327
  • "England Marriages, 1538–1973 ," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), John Gossidge and Anne Louelace, 25 Sep 1628; citing Great Wymondley,Hertford,England, reference , index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,348.
  • "Virginia Gleanings in England (Continued)." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 17, no. 3 (1909): 302-04. Will of Daniel Gorsuch, dated 6 Oct. 1638, proved 21 Nov. 1638, the testator mentions "my daughter Anne Gorsuch if she shall outlive her husband"
  • "Virginia, Historical Society Papers, 1607-2007," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 March 2018), Anne Lovelace Gorsuch, 1652; Death, citing Virginia, United States, Virginia Historical Society, Richmond.
  • Updated from MyHeritage Family Trees via son Charles Gorsuch by SmartCopy: Jan 2 2015, 8:34:29 UTC
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Anne Gorsuch's Timeline

Lovelace, Kent, England
Walkern, Herts., England
Walkern, Hartfordshire, England
Walkerne, Hertfordshire, England
Age 20
London, England
Age 21
London, England
Age 21
Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 23
Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom
November 1635
Age 25
Walkern, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom