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Adam Thorowgood (abt. 1604 - abt. 1640)

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Adam Thorowgood aka Thoroughgood
Born about in Grimston, Norfolk, Englandmap
Husband of — married in St. Anne's, Blackfriars, Londonmap
Died about in Elizabeth City, Virginiamap
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Adam Thorowgood AKA Thoroughgood


Adam Thorowgood [1][2]


Date: 1603
Place: St. Botolph's, Grimston, Norfolk


Date: 27 APR 1640
Place: Quarter Court, James City County, Virginia


Adam immigrated to Virginia in 1621 and settled in Kicotan (Hampton) at Elizabeth City County, Virginia on the Charles.[3] In about 1634, he removed to Lynnhaven Bay, Princess Anne County.[3]

Positions and Property

In 1629, Adam was Commissioner and Burgess for Elizabeth City County, and in 1630, he was Burgess.[3]


Wife: Sarah Offley
Date: 18 JUL 1627
Place: St. Anne's Church, Blackfriars, London, England

Death and Legacy

Adam's will was dated 17 February 1639/40.[3]


  • Source: S23


  1. Source: #S23 Vol. II, p. 414ff
  2. Source: #S32 pp. 607-609
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 "Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents" The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, (Vol. 2, No. 4 (Apr., 1895), pp. 414-425) Virginia Historical Society, JSTOR,org accessed November 3, 2025.
  • Source: S32 Dorman, John Frederick;Virginia M. Meyer. Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1624/5. Richmond, VA: The Dietz Press, Inc., 1987

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On August 19, 2014 at 01:17GMT C Handy wrote:

Thorowgood-24 and Thorowgood-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same person, same spouse, same birthdate.

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