Note: Anne Lovelace Emigration from England to Virginia Feb 22, 1652 Anne Lovelace, daughter of William Lovelace and Anne Barne, was born in 1610 in Lovelace, Kent, England 2 Jun 1652 in Lancaster County, Virginia. Anne Lovelace married Rev. John Gorsuch in 1628 in England. Rev. John Gorsuch died in England. Ruth Gorsuch, daughter of Rev. John Gorsuch and Anne Lovelace, was born in 1615 in Hull, Yorkshire, England and died in Warwick, Middlesex County, Virginia. Ruth Gorsuch married William Whitby GORSUCH Anne (Lovelace) 1610-VA CD17 Killed by rebels under Col. Fairclough, took refuge in a haymow and smothered. "Dr. Gorsuch was smothered in a Haymow. Fairclough of Weston acting Rascall under Manchester, set a body of rebels to Seize and eject Gorsuch for Smeath, Vicar of Weston. Gorsuch betook himself to ye Haynmow & there lost his life. He left a very good name." Rev. Thomas Tipping, Vicar of Ardeley ~1740 Chauncy's Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire The Rev John Gorsuch appears to have been an aggressive Royalist. In Walker's Sufferings of the Clergy, 1714 there is an account of the charges filed against John Gorsuch D. D. rector of Walkerne by the parliamentary party. As an example of the unrestrained rancor of the times and as typical of the trumped up charges under which hundreds of the inoffensive clergymen of the established church were persecuted and deprived of their livings, the charges are of sufficient interest to publish, although some of the phrases employed are too coarse to reprint. The date here given is obviously incorrect and should read 1642 instead of 1652. The account in part is as follows: "in 1652. he was the son of Daniel Gorsuch of London, Mercer. The Charge against him was the Hackney one of Drunkenness. as also Gaming, seldom appearing in the pulpit, and observing the Orders of the Church. But that which carried the greatest Venom, is that he had ' Endeavored to hire one Jones to made a Troop-House for Prince Rupert, to serve under him against the Parliament,- - - - - --, and had published a wicked Libel against the Parliament, that some of the Lords who he named were Fools, Bastards and Cuckolds. And if this be not enough to make him Scandalous and Malignant, I know not what is.' He had been presented to the Living by his Father; who if I mistake not had also built a new Parsonage-House from the Ground, before he have his son a Living." Cussan's History of Hertfordshire throws additional light upon John Gorsuch's eviction. It quotes the following order under the date of October 26 , 1647 contained in the Accounts of Plundered Ministers - "Upon Complaint made by Mr. Nath: Ward to whom ye Rectories of Walkerne in ye County of Harford is sequestered that Doctor Gorsuch from whom ye same sequestered hath in contempt of the said. Sequestration taken away by force & detained from ye said Mr. Ward the corn of the gleab of good value to the great prejudice of the said wrong & contempt & in case the said Mr. Ward shall forbear payment of the said 20 li a year unto her in the mean tyme. It is ordered that the said retainer shall not be accompted a contempt of the said order of this Committee." U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Name: John Gorsuch Gender: Male Birth Year: 1609 Spouse Name: Anne Lovelace Spouse Birth Year: 1610 Marriage Year: 1628 Number Pages: 1 Cambridge University Alumni, 1261-1900 Name: John Gorsuch College: PEMBROKE Entered: 1617 More Information: Adm. Fell.-Com. (age 17) at PEMBROKE, June 18, 1617. S. of Daniel, of London and of Walkern, Herts., mercer. Matric. 1617; B.A. 1620-1; M.A. 1624; D.D. 1636. R. of Walkern, Herts., 1632; patron, his father; ejected, 1642. Following upon his ejection he is said to have been 'smothered in an Haymow.' (Vis. of London, 1634; Cussans, II. iii. 85.) Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Name: John Gorsuch Year: 1642-1648 Place: Virginia Source Publication Code: 9833.25 Primary Immigrant: Gorsuch, John Annotation: Date and place of mention in the New World. Extracted from a series of articles published in The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography titled "Virginia Gleanings in England." Records of wills and other biographical information provided. Source Bibliography: WITHINGTON, LOTHROP. Virginia Gleanings in England: Abstracts of 17th and 18th-Century English Wills and Administrations Relating to Virginia and Virginians: A Consolidation of Articles from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography. Baltimore: Clearfield Co., 1998. 745p. Page: 250
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