Person:William Gooch (5)

William Gooch
b.Abt 1655 Virginia
  1. Mary Elizabeth Gooch1679 -
  2. Claiborne GoochAbt 1683 - 1758
Facts and Events
Name William Gooch
Gender Male
Birth[1] Abt 1655 Virginia
Marriage to Ursula Claiborne
Death? Abt 1720 Albemarle Parish, Surry County, Virginia


William Gooch (abt 1651 - abt 1720)
The first in the family line to be born in America.
It is believed that William Gooch was the only child of the marriage of Lt. Col. Henry Gooch and Millicent Kinsey.
William Gooch settled on land in Westmoreland County, Virginia on the side of the Potomac River. He was a Captain of militia troops. The family line of his wife, Ursula Claiborne, is said to go back to Eric the Great.

In the will of William Claiborne in 1705, brother of Mrs. Ursula(Claiborne) Gooch, William Claiborne names his sister and brother-in-law William Gooch, his nephew Claiborne Gooch being the child of William and Ursula Gooch. Claiborne Gooch was evidently the only child of the couple in 1705.

  1. International Genealogical Index. ( The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint, 1999-2008).

    Note: estimates on William Gooch's birthdate appear to vary between 1651-1658. His date of death is variously listed between 1714-1720, apparently in Albemarle Parish, Surry County, Virginia