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William Worsham

Also Known As: "John William Worsham"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Jordan's Parish, Charles City, Virginia, Colonial America
Death: Died in Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
Place of Burial: Chesterfield County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of William ? Worsham; Unknown Worsham; Elizabeth Worsham and Elizabeth Worsham
Husband of Elizabeth Jane Eppes
Father of Sarah Womack; William Worsham, IV; Elizabeth Kennon (Worsham); Mary Ligon; Charles Worsham and 2 others
Half brother of George Worsham

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About William Worsham of Jordan's Parish

Worshams and Wertleshams are in the records of Bexle (Bexhill) Sussex, England as early as 1462 AD. Researchers believe that the Worsham name originated from Wyrtlesham, Worswick, Worleich, Worsam, or Worsley. Early spelling variants in England include Wertlesham, Wartling, Wyrtlesham, Worsham.

The first to migrate to America was William Worsnam (Worsham) who originally bought 200 acres in Henrico Co, Virginia in 1640. George Worsham, probably William's brother, also settled in Virginia. Twelve years later, in 1652, William and George Worsnam (Worsham) purchased 200 acres in Henrico Co., Virginia along the Appomattox River at the mouth of Old Town Creek and extended north and east toward Swift Creek. Their early descendant's predominately lived in Henrico, Charles City, Prince Edward, Amelia and Chesterfield Counties of Virginia.

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Arrived from England.


Worshams and Wertleshams are in the records of Bexle (Bexhill) Sussex, England as early as 1462 AD. Researchers believe that the Worsham name originated from Wyrtlesham, Worswick, Worleich, Worsam, or Worsley. Early spelling variants in England include Wertlesham, Wartling, Wyrtlesham, Worsham.

The first to migrate to America was William Worsnam (Worsham) who originally bought 200 acres in Henrico Co, Virginia in 1640. George Worsham, probably William's brother, also settled in Virginia. Twelve years later, in 1652, William and George Worsnam (Worsham) purchased 200 acres in Henrico Co., Virginia along the Appomattox River at the mouth of Old Town Creek and extended north and east toward Swift Creek. Their early descendant's predominately lived in Henrico, Charles City, Prince Edward, Amelia and Chesterfield Counties of Virginia.


Some accounts have william being born in England and being the first of the Worshams to settle in America. He and his brother Henry bought several hundred acres in Virginia.

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William Worsham of Jordan's Parish's Timeline

1625
1625
Jordan's Parish, Charles City, Virginia, Colonial America
1645
1645
Age 20
Henrico,Virginia,USA
1647
1647
Age 22
Jordan's Parish, Charles City County or Henrico County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1656
1656
Age 31
Oldtown, Grayson County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
1658
1658
Age 33
Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1660
1660
Age 35
Henrico, Virginia, United States
1660
Age 35
Virginia, United States
1661
1661
Age 36
Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America
1662
1662
Age 36
Bermuda Hundred, Henrico County, Virginia, Colonial America