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Adam Thorowgood (abt. 1604 - abt. 1640)

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


Adam Thorowgood [1]


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.[2] In about 1634, he removed to Lynnhaven Bay, Princess Anne County.[2]

Positions and Property

In 1629, Adam was Commissioner and Burgess for Elizabeth City County, and in 1630, he was Burgess.[2]


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.[2]


  • Dorman, John Frederick. Adventurers of Purse and Person 1607-1624/5 Fourth Edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004.
  • "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, 2015. [2]
  1. Dorman, Vol. III, p. 326ff
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4

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On 19 Aug 2014 at 01:17 GMT 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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