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Richard Gorsuch

Birthdate: (39)
Birthplace: Bethersden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
Death: March 1677 (39)
Talbot County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Gorsuch, DD and Anne Gorsuch
Husband of Elizabeth Fowkes
Father of Mary Keene; Ann Rachel Phelps; Richard Gorsuch, Jr. and Sarah Ridgaway
Brother of Daniel Gorsuch; William Gorsuch; John Gorsuch, II; Katharine Whitby; Robert Gorsuch and 5 others

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From Cavaliers and Pioneers, 1623- 1666 Page 275, Patent Book No. 3

THEO. HOANE, Gent., 130 Acs. Lancaster Co., on N. side of Rappa. Riv., 22 Feb. 1652, p. 187. (Record incomplete). Trans. of 3 pers: Robert Gorsuch, Richard Gorsuch, Anne Gorsuch. SAME. 720 acs. on N. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. on Ewd. side of a branch running out of the head of Cosotawaman Riv &c. Same date, p. 188. Trans of 15 pers: Elizabeth Gorsuch, Charles Gorsuch, Lovelace Gorsuch, Kath. Gorsuch, Sarah Chandler, Daniel Chandler, Alice Stanley, mary Clerke, Elizabeth Kitchin, Thomas Penn, Daniel Smith, William Penn. Row. Beamond, Richard Smith, Tho. Forecraft.



1659 Move to Baltimore County, Maryland with Gorsuch Family

1659 July 16. Thomas Powell granted 700 acres, Howell Powell granted 300 acres on north shore of Patapsco River in Baltimore County, MD. Grants in same vicinity the same date were made to other residents (or former residents) of Lancaster County, VA: Robert Gorsuch, Richard Gorsuch, William Dickinson, and others. [5]

1661 May 13. Thomas Powell and Richard Gorsuch claimed headrights for transporting 12 persons to Maryland, including Howell Powell, Elizabeth Powell, Ann Powell, Thomas Powell, Ann Powell, Richard Gorsuch, Elizabeth Gorsuch, Lovelace Gorsuch. [5]

The Powells and Gorsuch's moving to Maryland in 1661 are therefore:

  • Thomas Powell
  • Richard Gorsuch. (1637-1694), age 24, son of Anne Lovelace Gorsuch (1611-1652). Richard, joined the Society of Friends, and were with the group of Quakers driven out of Lancaster County, Virginia by Gov. Berkeley in 1660. [4] Three years later, in 1665, married Elizabeth Rowe and had children.
  • Howell Powell
  • Elizabeth Powell, wife of Howell
  • Ann Powell, wife of Thomas Powell
  • Thomas Powell
  • Ann Powell, eldest daughter of Thomas
  • Richard Gorsuch
  • Elizabeth Gorsuch
  • Lovelace Gorsuch (1644-1702), age 17, son of Anne Lovelace Gorsuch (1611-1652). Lovelace joined the Society of Friends, and were with the group of Quakers driven out of Lancaster County, Virginia by Gov. Berkeley in 1660.[4] Married in 1696 at age 52 in Third Haven Quaker Meeting, Talbot Co, MD, had daughter Sarah


  • "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 February 2018, Richard Gorsuch, ); citing Walkern, Hertford, England, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 991,399.
  • "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 "five of my grandchildren, my son John's children, viz: Daniell, William, Katherine, Robert, and Richard Gorsuch"
  • J. H. P. "The Gorsuch and Lovelace Families." The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography 24, no. 1 (1916): 81-93. Will of Alice Gorsuch, widow, dated 7 Jul. 1662, proved 3 Feb. 1662/63, the testator mentions my Grandson Richard Gorsuch, my granddaughter Elizabeth Powell, my grandsons Charles and Lovelace Gorsuch, all these being children of my son John Gorsuch, D.D., Johanna and Frances Gorsuch, daughters of my said son John
  • Updated from WikiTree Genealogy via daughter Anne Rachel Gorsuch by SmartCopy: Dec 16 2014, 18:42:49 UTC
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Richard Gorsuch's Timeline

April 19, 1637
Bethersden, Kent, England, United Kingdom
April 19, 1637
Walkern, Hertfordshire, England
April 19, 1637
Age 24
Taylors Island, Dorchester County, Maryland, Colonial America
Age 28
Walkern, Kent, , England
February 4, 1672
Age 34
Easton, Talbot County, Maryland, United States
March 1677
Age 39
Talbot County, Virginia, United States
Age 39