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Re: When did Rev. John Gorsuch die?
Posted by: Stephanie Gorsuch Haynes Date: May 30, 2001 at 20:47:55
In Reply to: When did Rev. John Gorsuch die? by Jerry Hobart of 446

I show 1647.

A note made about 1740 by the Revd. Thomas Tipping, Vicar of Ardeley in a copy of Chauncy's Historical Antiquities of Hertfordshire which reads: " 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. [IT:He left a very good name.:IT]"

It seems possible that Gorsuch dissatisfied with this meagre allowance lost his life about 1647 in attempting to assert his legal rights, if the story related by the Vicar of Ardley is authentic.

The Gorsuch family also owned land in Weston and lived there after the eviction and prior to their emigration to Virginia.

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