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IMMIGRANT William of Jordans Parish Worsham[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male Abt 1620 - 1661  (~ 41 years)


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  • Name William of Jordans Parish Worsham 
    • County Commissioner in Charles City Co., Virginia
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Born Abt 1620  Bishop's Gate, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1661  Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17037  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2017 

    Family Elizabeth Jane Littleberry,   b. 22 Oct 1620, St. Botolph, Colchester, Essex Co., England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 23 Sep 1678, Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married
    • Children of William Worsham and Elizabeth Jane Littleberry:
      Sarah Womack; William Worsham, IV; Elizabeth Kennon (Worsham); Mary Ligon; Charles Worsham; and Captain John Worsham
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Worsham,   b. Est 1650, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Sarah Jane Worsham,   b. Est 1645, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Mary Worsham,   b. 1657, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1737, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +4. John [Littlebury] Worsham,   b. 1662, Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1729, Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 7 Feb 2018 
    Family ID F6040  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    The Vestry Book of Henrico Parish, Virginia 1730-1773 by Dr. R. A. Brock
    The Vestry Book of Henrico Parish, Virginia 1730-1773 by Dr. R. A. Brock
    975.5453 K2.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S127] Geni, https://www.geni.com/people/Mary-Marriott/6000000003649663355.

    2. [S100] Internet Source, http://dcodriscoll.pbworks.com/w/page/24243426/Kennon.
      Col. Richard Kennon, JP, Burgess the immigrant; b. ca. 1650, England; d. 1696, Henrico Co; prominent merchant living at Bermuda Hundred (Conjuror's Neck) on the James River; 1685 a factor for Wm. Paggen of London; JP for Henrico Co 1680; Burgess 1686. Richard m. (1676) Elizabeth Worsham; dau of William Worsham & Elizabeth Littlebury.
      William Worsham; d. Henrico Co., m. Elizabeth Littlebury; b. ca. 1620, England; d. 23 Sept 1678, Henrico Co; will probated 1 Oct 1678; m. 2nd Col. Frances Eppes.
      Issue:
      1. William Worsham
      2. Sarah Worsham; b. 1644, Henrico Co., m. Abraham Womack; son of William Womack & Mary Jane Allen.
      3. John Worsham; b. ca. 1653; d. 1 Oct 1729, Henrico Co. See below.
      4. Elizabeth Worsham; b. ca. 1656; d. 1696, Henrico Co. Ancestress of Pres. George W. Bush.
      m. (1676) Richard Kennon, the immigrant; d. 1696.
      5. Mary Worsham; b. ca. 1658; d. 20 June 1737, Henrico Co. m. (1 Apr 1680) Richard Ligon; b. 1657, Henrico Co; d. 4 Apr 1724, Henrico Co.
      6. Charles Worsham; b. ca. 1660; d. 2 June 1712, Henrico Co. m. Mary Bevill; dau of Essex Bevill & Amy Butler.

    3. [S107] Family Histories, http://www.fpehs.org/worshamwilliamdescendants.html.

    4. [S107] Family Histories, http://members.tripod.com/~Randy_T/worsham.html.
      Descendants of William Worsham
      William Worsham, born ca 1619 in England. He sailed to the Colonies and settled in Virginia. He had a Land Patent for 400 acres of land with his brother George, which was dated on 15 February 1652 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William married Elizabeth _____ (Possibly Littlebury/Littleberry). Elizabeth was born ca 1623 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William was a well respected man. He was at one time a County Commissioner in Charles City Co., Virginia. William died ca 1660/61 in Henrico Co., Virginia, leaving his wife a widow. Their children were:

      1. William Worsham, born ca 1647 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He died ca 1677 in Henrico Co., Virginia. William was a deponent in a case involving Capt. Hill and a Mr. Irby in 1665.

      2. Elizabeth Worsham, born ca 1651 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Richard Kennon. Richard was born ca 1650 of Henrico Co., Virginia, the son of Richard and Elizabeth Kennon. Elizabeth died ca 1743 in Henrico Co., Virginia, and Richard died in 1696 in Conjuror's Neck, Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard was a Justice in the House of Burgess. Their children were: Richard, William, Martha, Mary, Elizabeth, Sarah and Judith Kennon. (Thank you for the names of the children Ruth Burket.

      3. John Worsham, (See 2nd Generation), born ca 1653 in the Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia.

      4. Mary Worsham, born ca 1657 in Henrico Co., Virginia. She married Richard Ligon on 11 April 1680 in Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard was born ca 1657, the son of Mary Harris Ligon. Richard was a surveyor of Henrico Co., Virginia. In 1704 he owned 1024 acres in Henrico Co., Virginia. Richard had a Will (lost) in which his executor was Mathew Ligon, dated 02 Mar 1723/24. Their children were: Mathew, Richard, Henry, Sarah and Mary Ligon.

      5. Charles Worsham, born ca 1661 in Henrico Co., Virginia. He married Mary Beville. Mary was born ca 1662 in Virginia, the daughter of Essex Beville. Charles died in 1712. Their children were: Essex, Henry, Drury, Francis, and William Worsham.

      After the death of her husband William, Elizabeth married secondly to Col. Francis Epes. Francis was born ca 1628. Francis was present during a hearing at the Orphans Court in Henrico Co., Virginia, where he gave an account of cattle of Mary and Charles Worsham. Francis died in 1678 from a wound that he inflicted with. Elizabeth died on 23 September 1678 in Bermuda Hundred, Henrico Co., Virginia. Children of Elizabeth and Francis were: Mary, William, Littleberry, and Francis Epes. Elizabeth made two Wills. One for her Worsham children, and one for her Epes children. Both of her Wills were proved on 01 Oct 1678.


    5. [S40] Will, http://members.tripod.com/~Randy_T/worsham.html.
      Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Epes to her Worsham Children
      Dated 28 August 1678, Will describes her as "Elizabeth Epes, of Bermuda Hundred, widow, making the following bequests:
      To Daughter Elizabeth Kennon: A stone ring, a black gown, a green silk petteicoat, a green satin bodie, and one-fourth of her money in the hands of Samuel Claphamson (of London)
      To Grandchild Mary Kennon/Bolling: A stone ring given her by her sister King
      To Daughter Mary Worsham: One-fourth of her money, certain personal property, and wearing apparel, and her thumb ring
      To Daughter Mary Epes: A new suite which came in this year.
      To Son John Worsham: one-fourth of her money and her silver tobacco box.
      To Son Charles Worsham: One-fourth of her money and certain other personal property.
      The remainder of her Estate to her husband, Eppes' children. Makes her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executor.
      Excerpt of the Will of Elizabeth Worsham Epes to her Epes Children, Dated 28 August 1678
      Will describes her as "Widow of Col. Francis Epes, of Henrico Co.", making the following bequests: Elizabeth ratifies all her gifts to her children by her former husband, Mr. Worsham, deceased. What Estate was given to her by the verbal will of her husband, Col. Frances Eppes, she wishes to be divided equally between the children she had by Eppes, viz: William, Littlebury, and Mary, when they come of age. She appoints her step son Francis Eppes, and her son-in-law Richard Kennon, Executors.

      Note of Interest: Elizabeth Worsham Epes was the 2nd Great Grandmother of Martha Wayles who married President Thomas Jefferson.