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Research on Capt. Adam Thoroughgood
Posted by: A.J. Pate (ID *****6947) Date: January 30, 2008 at 06:29:18
In Reply to: Thoroughgood and Pate families: connections? by A.J. Pate of 15

For anyone who has been researching Adam Thoroughgood, here is some thorough detail compiled by Audrey Young, posted here with her permission. Her information can be compared to that contained in a link posted by Albert Pate: (Albert's post was at this link: )

An intriguing item here is the mention of a Willoughby surname. Willoughby also later becomes a given name in the Pate family.

A. J. Pate


Thorogood - Thorowgood - Thoroughgood - Thorrogood, Adam (b. after 1584-before 19 October 1642 New Norfolk County, Virginia) married after 1624; d. before June 1635
Sarah Offley (after 1590-1712) when she and probably her son Thomas received land.
The given name Thoroughgood in the Pate family is more than likely the surname of a Thoroughgood Pate’s mother. Although there were immigrants with the given name of Thoroughgood Pate, this family is researched for a possible connection.

Adventurers of Purse and Person mentions these early pioneers. “There was a Captain Adam Thorowgood who immigrated in 1621 in the “Charles” and served as Burgess for Elizabeth City by 1629.”

Cavaliers and Pioneers includes many Patents for persons of this surname, plus their adjoining neighbors:
“Mr. Adam Thorowgood (Thorrogood) 200 acs., 21 Mar. 1634... Confirmation of 200 acs. purchased of Capt. Stephens, bounding W. upon the backe river, N. upon land of John Robinson, E. upon land of Thomas Boulding & his own, S. upon William Capps, to begin at a little otterdam being Wly. upon the back river and soe to run one-quarter of a mile into the woods, &c., which land was due sd. Captain Stevens as being a planter & adv. to this colony.” [Patent Book No. 1-Part 1, page 160]
“Same: 200 acs., 21 Mar. 1634... Bounded Sly upon the back river, Wly. upon the little Otterdam, Nly. into the land, Ely. upon land of Thomas Thornbury; the said 200 acs. accrewing due to him as being an Adventurer into this Colony.” [Patent Book No. 1-Part 1, page 161]
“Capt. Adam Thorowgood (Thoroughgood) 5350 acs. lying Nly upon Chesopean bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly. into the maine land, Sly up the Riv, to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E. upon the same, this land lying upon the W. side & if in case these bounds or neck of land doe not include the said 5350 acres, then he shall measure upon the sd. first Cr., soe farr as the ramainder of his sd. acres shall extend. Sd. land graunted at the especiall recommendation of him from their Lordshipps & others his Majesties most Honble. Privie Councell to the Govr. & Councell of State for Va. 24 June 1635, p. 179. Also due as followeth: 50 acs. for his per. Adv., 50 acs. For per. Adv. of his wife Sarah Thoroughood & 5250 acs. for Trans. Of himselfe, wife Sarah, and Thos. Thoroughood, Francis Newton, the Hopewell in 1628, the True Love in 1628. the french ship in 1629, the Africa, the Christopher & Mary, the Ark, the Hopewell in 1633, the Bona Adventure in 1634, Mr. Middleton, 1634, the Merchants Hope in 1634, the Jon. & Dorothy, Adam Thoroughood, the Jon & Dorothy in 1634, ...” [Patent Book No. 1-Part 1, page 179]
“William Wilkinson, Minister, 700 acs. In Linhaven, commonly called Chisopeian river, ...being opposite to Capt. Thorrogoods plantation in Lynhaven...20 Nov. 1635...” [Patent Book No. 1-Part 1, page 315]
“Capt. Adam Thorogood (Thorowgood–Thoroughgood), 600 acs. 18 Dec. 1633...Lying N. upon the first or second little Cr. Upon the Ewd. side of Lynn Haven alias Chesopeian Riv., Ely. into the maine land, Sly. up the maine river of Lynn haven & Wly. upon same. Trans. of 12 pers....” [Patent Book 1–Part 1, page 327]
“Christopher Burroughs, 200 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 4 May 1636...Nly. on land of Capt. Adam Thorroughgood, Ely. on the river Chesopeiacke alias Lyn haven, Sly. along same & Wly. into the maine woods. 50 acs. for his own per. adv., 50 acs. for trans. of his brother William Burroughs, 50 acs. for trans. of his sister Ann Burroughs & 50 acs....” [Patent Book No. 1–Part 1, page 341]
“William Layton, 200 acs. on the S. side of Chisapeian Baye within the Territorie of Lynhaven, N. upon land of Capt. Adam Thorogood, E. into the woods... “ [Patent Book No. 1–Part 1, page 397]
“William Wilkinson, Minister, 700 acs. in Lyn haven comonly called Chesopeian Riv., upon a Cr. W. on Capt. Adam Thorogood his land...20 Nov 1635...” [Patent Book 1–Part 1, page 403]
“William Wilkinson, 700 acs in the Low. Co. Of New Norf., 25 May 1637...Within Lyn haven commonly called Chesopeian River, W. upon Capt Adam Thorogood...” [Patent Book No. 1–Part 1, page 431]
“John Graves, 600 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 9 Aug 1637...Neare unto the upper end of the back river, bounded upon Eastermost side of land of Capt. Adam Thorogood...” [Patent Book No. 1– Part 1, page 443]
“John Gundry, of Eliz. Citty, Labourer, an old planter who hath remayned 9 yeares compleate in this country & performed to the Co. Upon the comon land the full time of is service agreed on &c. for his first generall devdt., to be augmented &c., 150 acs. in the Territorie of Eliz. Citty, 6 Dec. 1620...(By Sir George Yeardlye.) (Note: The ground belonging to this pattent was measured by mee William Clayborne, Surveyer & bounded from within named great Cr. along the banck of the river 75 po. & soe endeth at a great white peeled tree & running into the woods with a right angle. William Clayborne.) Sd. Land bordering E. upon Southampton Riv., W. upon the maine land, S. upon land in the occupation of William Capp & N. upon or towards the great Cr.of the same river. 100 acs. for his per. adv. & 50 acs. for the per. adv. of Mary his wife, a new planter. Fee Rent: 1 shilling for every 50 acs., etc.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 476]
“John Gundry (Gunnery-Gunery) of Kiquotan, Planter to Capt. Adam Thorogood, Gent., of Kiquotan, bill of sale of the abovementioned tract of land, 30 Dec. 1626... Part of which land sd. Gundry hath lett & farmed out as followeth: To Thomas Thornborough 200 po. for 5 years yett to come, yielding for rent every yeare a hen or a Capon, leaving the sd. howseing tenntable at the expiration of sd. Terme; ... Sd. Thorogood with 2 other sufficient sureties entered into bond to pay sd. Gundy 100 lbs. Of lawful mony of England. Provided that the tenants above named shall quietly enjoy, hold & keepe either the severall shares ofland & their howses builded thereon the full terme as above expressed, etc. Signed John Gundry. Witnesses: Tho. Crampe, Edward Cage, Esmer Phillips.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 477]
“Capt. Adam Thorogood, Esqr., & one of the Councell of State, 5350 acs. Low. Co. of New Norf., 19 Sep. 1637...Nly. upon Chisopeian Bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that Riv., running to a broade Cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land, W. into the maine land, Sly. up the Riv. to a little Island shooting into the Riv. of Chisopeian. Due at the speciall recommendation of him from their Lordshipps & others of his Majesties most Honoble. Privie Councell to the Govr. & Councell of Va., & alsoe, viz; 50 ace. for his own per. adv., 50 acs. for per. adv. of his wife Sarah Thorogood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 pers. Note: In addition to himself & wife, only the following names appear: Tho. Thorogood, Fr. Newton, James Lending, Stephen Barnard.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 480]
“Same. 200 acs Eliz. Citty Co., 20 Sep 1637... Sly. upon land lately belonging to John Gundrye & now in possession of sd. Thorogood, W. into the maine land, N. upon land of Thomas Bolding & E. upon Hampton Riv. Due by purchase from Capt. William Clayborne, late one of the sd. Councell & Secretarie of State for Va.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 481]
“Same. 200 acs., same Co., date and page. S. upon the back river, E. upon land of Thomas Thorneborough & W. upon the little Otterdam. Trans of 4 pers...” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II]
“Capt. Adam Thorogood, 200 acs., Low. Co. Of New Norf., 8 Feb. 1637...Being a neck ofland up Samuell Bennetts Cr., runing out of Lynn haven river, Ely. down the same &c. 150 acs. due for trans. Of 3 Negroes; 50 acs. for part of the second devdt. Due to John Gundrye &c.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 515]
“Same. 200 acs. Eliz. Citty Co., 10 Feb 1637...Lying upon Hampton Riv., comonly called Capps his point, E. upon sd. Riv., Sly. upon a Cr. Parting this & land now in the hands of William Parry, N. upon land of Capt. Willcox, now in the occupation of Mr. John Woodall. 100 acs. For a second devdt. due John Gundrye & 100 acs. for a 2nd devdt. due to William Lansdall., which were consigned to sd. Thorogood.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 516.]
“Capt. Adam Thorogood, Esq., 600 acs. Low Co. of New Norf., 12 Feba 1637...Nly. upon the 1st or 2nd little Cr. upon the E. Side of Lyn haven alias Chesopeian Riv., Ely. into the maine land, Wly. & Sly. upon the maine Riv. of Lynnhaven. Trans. of 12 pers: ...” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 517]
“Thomas Todd, 250 acs. Low. Co., of New Norf., 12 May 1638...Being a neck of land lying up the back creek called the Little Cr., between the plantations of Capt. Adam Thorogood & Capt. Thomas Willoughby ...” [Patent Book 1–Part II, page 577]
“Phillipp Clarke, 200 acs. James Citty Co. 10 Nov. 1638..trans. Of one searvt: Mary Thorrogood.” [Patent Book 1–Part ii, page 619]
“Capt. Adam Thorrogood 400 acs. June 8, 1639...At the head of Samuel Bennett’s Cr., W. towards a great reedy Sw., N. upon land of John Langfield, E. upon sd. Creek which runs out of Chisopeake als. Lynhaven. Due for trans. Of 8 pers: * This patent renewed in the name of Adam Thorrogood, Jr.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 654]
“William Davis, 1200 acs James City Co. June 28, 1639..trans. 24 pers:... Thomas Thorrogood.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 661]
“John Gookin, Gent. 640 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Oct. 12, 1641...Adj. Capt. Thorogood’s land. Trans. of 13 pers...” [Patent Book 1–Part II, page 785]
“Adam Thorrogood, Esqr., 400 acs. at the head of Samuell Bennetts Creek, N. upon land of John Langfield, & E. upon the aforesd. Cr. which runneth out of Chisopeiacke alias Lynn haven river. Oct. 19, 1642. Formerly granted unto Capt. Adam Thorrogood June 8, 1639 & now due sd. Thorrogood his son by descent.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 833]
“Adam Thorrogood (Thorogood), Gent. 5,350 acs. Low. Norf. Co. June 10 1643... Beg. at a little island in Lynn haven River, W. over Bennetts Cr., down sd. River along the bay, etc. Due as son & heir of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, dec’d. To whom it was granted by patent dated June 19, 1635.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 875]
“Adam Thorrogood, sonn & heire of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, 200 acs., Elizabeth Cittie Co., Feb. 10 1637...Lying upon Hampton River, commonly called Capps ___, adj. William Perry, land of Capt. Wilcox now in atenture of John Woodall. Due “in right of discent,” having been granted unto Capt. Adam Thorrowgood.” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 890]
“Robert Haies, 750 acs. Low. Norf. Co., Aug. 29, 1643...At the Little Creek, adj. John Grunsditch (Grimsditch) & land of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, dec’d. Trans. Of 15 pers:...” [Patent Book No. 1–Part II, page 908]
“Mr. Thomas Lambert, 750 acs. Low Norf. Co. June 1, 1648...Known by the name of Paggents Neck, at the head of a Little Cr. In Linhaven Parish, beg. Near the Indian Bridge, near land of Hen. Snayle, towards path leading from Mr. Lidneys to Capt. Yardlys house, down a branch parting same from Capt. Thorowgood, dec’d. Trans. of 15 ...” [Patent Book 2, page 126]
“Mr.Robert Hayes, 500 acs., Low. Norf. Co. 22 Nov. 1648... On the Southermost br. of Little Cr. in Lynhaven Parish, beg. at Craine Marsh Point, etc., along land of Capt. John Gookin, dec’d., & by Adam Thorogoods land. 250 acs. by patent dated 28 Sept. 1643 & the other 50 acs. for trans. of 1 pers.*” [Patent Book 2, page 174]
“Lieut. William Worleich, 150 acs. in Eliz. City Co., 14 Oct 1649...upon Carsons Cr. in Hampston Riv.,...bounded on W. with Capt. Thorowgood’s, dec’d. land...& part of Capt. Thorowgood bounded on the S.W. with Mr. Thomas Eatons land...” [Patent Book 2, page 188]
“Silvester Thatcher & Thomas Whitlocke, 1000 acres lyeing on the N. side of Rappa. River....tras. 20 pers: ...John Thorowgood.” [Patent Book No. 2, page 263]
“Symon Throwgood, Eliz. City Co., 10 Mar. 1650...Lyeing Sly. upon the heads of the Long Ponds, Wly. upon Swanes Dames (Damms), Nly. upon land granted to Toby Smith. Trans. of Jane Lewis. (The marginal reference gives this as 50 acs. in the name of Saml. Thorowgood)” [Patent Book No. 2, page 288]
“Col. Guy Molsworth, 750 acs...20 Oct. 1651 trans. Of Elinor Thorowgd. (Thorowgood) [Patent Book 2, page 340]
“Christopher Burrouoghs...150 acs. 7 Nov. 1651...Linhaven Parish, Low. Norf. Co., Bounded on the N. with Adam Thorogoods Timber Necke, beg. Near a branch runing W. by sd. Thorogoods land...” [Patent Book No. 2, page 347]
“Capt. Leonard Yeo, 350 acs. Eliz. City Co., dated 1644...At the head of Southampton Riv., abutting on a creek parting the same from land of Capt. ___ Thorowgood, dec’d. now in the occupation of Tho. Oxley...” [Patent Book 2, page 363]
“Symon Thorogood, 200 acs. Eliz. City Co., 18 Apr. 1633,...50 acs. abutting Sly. upon the head of the long pond, Wly. upon Scoones Da(m?), Nly. upon land granted to Tody Smith; 100 acs. beg. At a notched gum tree & runs E.N.E. &c. butting Nly. upon land of sd. Smith, Ely. upon Walter Pritchard, Sly. upon Thomas Preston & Wly. upon the long ponds. 50 acs. by patent dated 10 Feb 1650, & 150 acs. for trans. Of 3 pers: Ro. Newberry & his wife, Tho. Preston, Jon Goddin; Robt. Howden, land due for.” [Patent Book No. 3, page 25]
“Henry Snaile, 97 acs. Low. Norf. Co., 23 Aug. 1652...Bounded with his own land on the S. side, land of Capt. Thorowghgood heir (?) on the N. Side ...” [Patent Book No. 3, page 157.]
“John Hinman, 800 acs. Northampton Co., 3 Oct. 1655...At Anancock Cr....trans.of ...Tho. Thorowgood.” [Patent Book No. 4, page 2 (2)]
“John Sharpe, 300 acs Lancaster Co. 10 Oct. 1655...trans....Charles Thorrowgood.” [Patent Book 4, page 73 (107).]
“Col. Edmond Scarburgh, 1000 acs. Accomack Co. 21 June 1664...trans. Tho. Thoroughgood.” [Patent Book No. 5, page 182]
“Mr. Richard Young, Sr. 1700 acs. Gloster Co., 20 June 1663...trans. Jno. Thoroughgood...” [Patent Book No. 5, page 211]
“John Martin, 1400 acs. In Lynhaven parish, Low. Norf. Co., 18 Mar. 1662...Bounded on N.W. with Bennetts Cr., on W.S.W. with a small branch, on S. with line of trees running to Symon Barrows land, on N.E. with land of Adam Thorogood &c. Renewal of patent dated 2 Oct. 1654.” [Patent Book No. 5, page 334 (336)]
------------------------------------ Children -----------------------------------------------------------------------
1. Adam, Jr. - Probably oldest son since he inherited 400 acres 19 October 1642
2. Anne (between 1623-1671-) married Gerard Fauke [WFT Disk 1, Family # 2617]
Audrey Young, May 17, 2003

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