Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Adam Thorowgood

Male 1603 - 1640  (37 years)


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  • Name Adam Thorowgood  [1, 2
    Born 1603  St. Botolph's, Grimstead, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 27 Apr 1640  Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I003239  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father William Thorowgood,   b. 12 May 1579, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 1635, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years) 
    Mother Anne Edwards,   b. Abt 1583, Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1599  Norwich, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F02521  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Offley,   b. 16 Apr 1609, London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1657, Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 18 Jul 1627  St. Benet's Church, London Englamd Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Anne Thorowgood,   b. 30 Oct 1630, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Mar 1702/03, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 73 years)
     2. Sarah Thorowgood,   b. 1631, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1658, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years)
     3. Elizabeth Thorowgood,   b. Abt 1633, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1670, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)
     4. Adam Thorowgood,   b. Aft 1638, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1685/86, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years)
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 
    Family ID F01577  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 16, 1972 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 3
      SOME LINEAL DESCENDANTS OF
      CAPTAIN ADAM THOROWGOOD (1602-1640)
      LYNNHAVEN PARISH, PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA
      By Mrs. Phyllis W. Francis
      Williamsburg, Virginia

      Captain Adam Thorowgood, born in England, was baptized in 1603 at St. Botolph's, the parish church of
      Grimstead, Norfolk, England, where his father had been appointed vicar in 1581. He was one of the younger sons of William Thorowgood of Grimston and Anne, daughter of Henry Edwards, of Norwich, England. He came to Virginia in 1621 in the Charles, age 18, and in 1624-25, at the time of the first census, was listed in the muster of Mr. Edward Waters, Elizabeth Citie.

      On 30 Dec. 1626 Adam Thorowgood purchased of John Gundry 150 acres of land at Kicotan in Elizabeth Citie County on the north side of Hampton Roads. He returned to England and on 18 July 1627 he was married at St. Benet's Church, London, to Sarah Offley, daughter of Robert Offley, merchant of London, who was also a member of the Virginia Company, and his wife Ann Osborne.
      Shortly after their marriage they returned to Elizabeth City Co., Va.

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      James Hughes 2005-06-21 20:50:28
      Early Virginia Immigrants Page 218
      Marshall, Thos., 1635, by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood, ____ Co.

      Throwgood, Capt. The mate of his ship, Tho Wills, in dif with Rev. Jno Rosier. 6 June 1655. p 196

      Source:
      Fleet, Beverley,
      Lancaster County, 1652-1655
      Baltimore: Genealogical Pub., County, 1961, 113 pgs

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      http://www.esva dot net/ghotes/thorowgd/d0/i0011734.htm#i11734
      Adam's will was probated in Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, April 27, 1640. Adam Thorowgood came to Virginia on the "Charles" in 1621. He was at Elizabeth City for the 1623-4 census and is shown aged 18 for the 1624-5 census, a servant in the muster of Edward Waters. By 1626, he is known as Captain Adam Thorogood, Gentleman of Kiquotan, when he purchased 150 acres on the north side of Hampton Roads. He patented 400 acres in Elizabeth City County on March 21, 1634-5 and 5,350 acres at Lynnhaven, Lower Norfolk County in 1637. This land at Lynnhaven on the south side of Hampton Roads was due him for the personal adventure of himself and his wife and the transportation of 105 persons between 1628 and 1634
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      The records also mentions Cyprian THOROUGHGOOD. In "Cavaliers and Pioneers", vol. 1 by NUGENT, there is a land patent to Adam THOROUGHGOOD in 1635. In the patent, It names the ship "John & Dorothy" of which both Thomas and John PAYNE were involved, as being one of the ships in his convoy transporting him to Virginia. Aboard the ship, among many others, were John WITHERS- servant of John PAYNE and John REYNOLDS who is named in the will of Thomas PAINE of St. Mary's County, Maryland Remember too that Nicholas PAYNE was a crew member aboard the DOVE under the CALVERTS, who owned the ship. Also aboard was Samuel LAWSON.

      Continuing from the book
      "Then was the house moved by the attorney to inquire of the death of William Ashmore, Ratcliff WARREN, John Bellson, and William DAWSON, and the house having heard the evidence of Cyprian THOROUGHGOOD, John Nevill, Cuthbert Fennick, and Edward FLEETE did find that the said Ratcliff WARREN, John Bellson, and William DAWSON, with divers others, did assault the vessel of captain Cornwaleys and his company, feloniously and as pirates and robbers to take the said vessel, and did discharge divers pieces charged with bullett and shott against the said Thomas Cornwaleys and his company, whereupon and after such assault made, the said Thomas Cornwaleys and his company in defence of themselves and safeguard of their lives, not being able to fly further from them, after warning given to the assailants to desist from assaulting them at their own peril, did discharge some guns upon the said Ratcliff (WARREN) and his company, of which shots the said Ratcliff WARREN, John Bellson, and William DAWSON died, and so they find that the said Thomas Cornwaleys and his company did lawfully, and in their own necessary defence kill the said Ratcliff WARREN, John Bellson, and William DAWSON, and do acquit the said Thomas Cornwaleys and his company of the death of the said Ratcliff WARREN, John Bellson, and William DAWSON."

      Patrick A. Payne

      http://www.payn.org/startpage.shtml
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part I; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      MR. ADAM THOROWGOOD (Thorrogood) 200 acs., 21 Mar. 1634, p. 160. Confirmation of 200 acs. purchased of Capt. Stephens, bounding W. upon the backe river, N. upon land of John Robinson, E. upon land of Thomas Boulding & his own, S. upon William Capps, to begin at a little otterdam being Wly. upon the back river & soe to run one-quarter of a mile into the woods &c., which land was due sd. Capt. Stevens as being a planter & adv. to this colony.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part I; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 22
      CAPT. ADAM THOROWGOOD, (Thoroughgood), 5350 acs. lying Nly upon Chesopean bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly. into the maine land, Sly. up the Riv. to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E. upon the same, this land lying upon the W. side & if in case these bounds or neck of land doe not include the sd. 5350 acs. then he shall measure upon the sd. first Cr. soe farr as the remainder of his sd. acres shall extend. Sd. land graunted at the especiall recomendation of him from their Lordshipps & others his Majesties most Honble. privie Councell to the Govr. & Councell of State for Va. 24 June 1635, p. 179. Also due as followeth: 50 acs. for his per. adv., 50 acs. for per adv. of his wife Sarah Thoroughgood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 pers: Trans. of himselfe, wife Sarah, and Thos. Thoroughgood, Francis Newton, James Leading, Stephen Bernard, Jon. Newarke, Edward Pitts, Rich. Jenerie, Wm. Edwards, Dennis Russell, Jon. Barnards, Jon. Waters, Jon. Leake, Thomas Johnson, Jon. Bradston, Richard Jego, Thomas Brooks, Jon. Moyse, John Penton, Edward Parish, Thomas Melton, Augustine Warner, Tho. Chandler, Andrew Chant, John Percie, Edmund Wallis, Thomas Boulton, Robert Heasell, Richard Johnson, Margaret Bilbie, Jane Prosser, Jane Westerfield, Ann Spark, Susan, Colson, in the Hopewell in 1628, John Harris, John Lock, Andrew Boyer, Thomas Boyer, in the True Love in 1628, Thomas Keeling, Rachell Lane, in Hopewell in 1628, William Hines, Edward Reynolds, Wm. Hookes, Edward Palmer, Edward Jones, John Dyer, in the french ship in 1629, Victo Fraford, Casander Underwood, Merciful Halley, Ann Long, Dorothy Wheeler, Ann Allerson, in the Africa, Eliz. Gosmore in the Christopher & Mary, Francis Bramly in the Ark, John Writt, Wm. Fawne, Wm. Was, Georg Mee, Gilbert Gye, John Enies, James Wilsonn, Daniell Hutton, Wm. Gastrock, Wm. Speed, Jon. Reynolds, in the Hopewell in 1633, Jon. Wakefeild, James Belly, Patrick Blacock, Stephen Swaine, John Cowes, Ann Boulton, in the Bona Adventure in 1634, Wm. Fletcher, in Mr. Middleton, 1634, Robert Westwell in the Merchants Hope in 1634, Robert Spring in the Jon. & Dorothy, Adam Thorough- good, Edward Windam, Cob. Howell, Tho. Creaser, Henry Hill, Roger Ward, Jon. Withers, Wm. Holton, Wm. Kempe, Humphrey Heyward, Jon Alporte, Symond Stanfeild, Robt. Gainnie, Thomas Smith, George Whitehead, Henry Franklin, Jon. Hill, Joseph Sedgwick, Arthur Eggleston, Richard Poole, Jon. Holton, Stephen Withers, Christ. Newgent, Jon. Brewton, Thomas Atmore, Mary Hill, Henry Wood in the Jon & Dorothy in 1634, Wm. Burroughs, Ann Burroughs, Ann Whitethorne, Eliza. Creaser, Eliza Curtisse, Mary Hill, Jr., Wm. Atkins.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 71
      CAPT. ADAM THOROGOOD, Esqr., & one of the Councell of State, 5350 acs. Low. Co. of New Norf., 19 Sept. 1637, p. 480. Nly. upon Chisopeian Bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that Riv., running to a broade Cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land, W. into the maine land, Sly. up the Riv. to a little Island shooting into the Riv. of Chisopeian. Due at the speciall recomendation of him from their Lordshipps & others of his Majesties most Honoble. Privie Councell to the Govr.
      Councell of Va., & alsoe, viz: 50 acs. for his own per. adv., 50 acs. for per. adv. of his wife Sarah Thorogood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 pers. Note: In addition to himself & wife, only the following names apear: Tho. Thorogood, Fr. Newton, James Lending, Stephen Barnard.
      SAME. 200 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 20 Sept. 1637, p. 481. Sly. upon land lately belonging to John Gundrye & now in possession of sd. Thorogood, W. into the maine land, N. upon land of Thomas Bolding & E. upon Hampton Riv. Due by purchase from Capt William Clayborne, late one of the sd. Councell & Secretarie of State for Va.
      SAME. 200 acs., same Co., date & page. S. upon the back river, E. upon land of Thomas Thorneborough & W. upon the little Otterdam. Trans. of 4 pets: Edward Coleman, Robert Jackson, Tho. Love, William Stevens.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 79
      CAPT. ADAM THOROGOOD, 200 acs., Low Co. of New Norf., 8 Feb. 1637, p. 515. Being a neck of land up Samuell Bennetts Cr., rutting out of Lynn haven river, Ely. down the same &c. 150 acs. due for trans. of 3 Negroes; 50 acs. for part of the second devdt. due to John Gundrye &c.
      SAME. 200 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 10 Feb. 1637, p. 516. Lying upon Hampton Riv., comonly called Capps his point, E. upon sd. Riv., Sly. upon a Cr. parting this & land now in the hands of William Parry, N. upon land of Capt. Willcox, now in the occupation of Mr. John Woodall. 100 acs. for a second devdt. due John Gundrye & 100 acs. for a 2nd devdt, due to William Lansdall., which were consigned to sd. Thorogood.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 80
      CAPT. ADAM THOROGOOD, Esqr., 600 acs. Low. Co. of New Norf., 12 Feb. 1637, p. 517. Nly. upon the 1st or 2nd little Cr. upon the E. side of Lyn haven alias Chesopeian Riv., Ely. into the maine land, Wly. & Sly. upon the maine Riv. of Lynnhaven. Trans. of 12 pers: Robert Whetle, Choyse Johnson, Eliza Lawcon, Tho. Mitchell, Jon. Phillipps, Jon. Crabb, Robert Bennett, Edward Black, Jon. James, Edward Williams, Edwd. Strong, Jon. Bulges.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 80
      CAPT. ADAM THOROGOOD, 200 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 12 Mar. 1634, P.
      1. W. upon the back river, N. upon land of John Robinson, E. upon land of Thomas Bolding & his own land & S. upon William Capps. Due by purchase from Capt. Richard Stephens, Esqr., late of Va.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 110
      CAPT. ADAM THORROGOOD, 400 acs., June 8, 1639, page 654. At the head of Samuel Bennett's Cr., W. towards a great reedy Sw., N. upon land of John Langfeild, E. upon sd. Creek which runs out of Chisopeake alt. Lynhaven. Due for trans. of 8 pers: * This patent renewed in the name of Adam Thorrogood, Jr.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 136
      ADAM THORROGOOD, Esqr., 400 acs. at the head of Samuell Bennetts Creek, N. upon land of John Langfeild, & E. upon the aforesd. cr. which runneth out of Chisopeiacke alias Lynn haven river. Oct. 19, 1642, Page 833. Formerly granted unto Capt. Adam Thorrogood June 8, 1639 & now due sd. Thorrogood his son by descent.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 143
      ADAM THORROGOOD (Thorogood), Gent., 5,350 acs. Low. Norf. Co., June 10, 1643, Page 875. Beg. at a little island in Lynn haven River, W. over Bennetts Cr., down sd. river along the bay, etc. Due as son & heir of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, deed., to whom it was granted by patent dated June 19, 1635.
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      Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 1, Part II; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 145
      ADAM THORROGOOD, soon & heire of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, 200 acs., Elizabeth Cittie Co., Feb. 10, 1637, Page 890. Lying upon Hampton River, commonly called Capps , adj. William Parry, land of Capt. Wilcox now in tenture of John Woodall. Due "in right of discent," having been granted unto Capt. Adam Thorrowgood
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      James Hughes 2005-09-03 17:23:19
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=160&last=&g_p=P1&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Thorowgood, Adam.
      Publication 20 March 1634.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 200 acres westerly upon Back River, northerly upon the land of John Robinson.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 160 (Reel 1).

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=161&last=&g_p=P1&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Thorowgood, Adam.
      Publication 20 March 1634.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 200 acres southerly upon Buck River, westerly upon the Little Otterdam.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 161 (Reel 1).

      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=327&last=&g_p=P1&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Thorowgood, Adam.
      Publication 18 December 1635.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Note Location: County location not given.
      Description: 600 acres lying north upon the first or second little creeke, upon the eastern side of Lynn Haven, alias Chesopeian.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 327 (Reel 1).

  • Sources 
    1. [S044738] Adventurers of Purse and Person Virginia 1607-1624/5. Fourth Edition. Volume III, Families R-Z.

    2. [S912011] The Virginia Genealogist Volume 16, 1972, 3.

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