Elizabeth Unknown

Elizabeth Unknown

Female - 1756

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  • Name Elizabeth Unknown 
    Gender Female 
    Died BET. 1755 - 1756 
    Person ID I0158  avefamily
    Last Modified 23 Oct 2009 

    Family Thomas Avent,   b. ca. 1671, Devonshire, England (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Oct 1757, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Married bef. 1706  Unknown Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. John Avent,   b. BEF. 1706, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 18 Aug 1755, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 49 years)
    +2. William Avent,   b. ABT. 1706, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760-1761, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 55 years)
     3. Sarah Avent,   b. ABT. 1707, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. AFT. 1764, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years)
     4. Mary Avent,   b. ABT. 1709, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1790  (Age ~ 81 years)
    +5. Thomas Avent,   b. on or Before 1712, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1752, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years)
    +6. Peter Avent,   b. ABT. 1720, Sussex Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1779, Northampton Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 59 years)
    Last Modified 16 Feb 2006 
    Family ID F056  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contrary to widely-held belief, there is no evidence whatsoever that his wife was named Margaret Elizabeth Gooch, and the webmaster is virtually certain that the Gooch connection is entirely false, since there is no known evidence that Margaret Elizabeth Gooch ever existed, much less that she was Col. Thomas' wife. All we know from the record is that her name was Elizabeth. Any evidence as to her identity would be gratefully appreciated.
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      wife 'Elizabeth' relinquished her rights to property Thomas Avent sold in 1716. Only known reference to Thomas' wife. She was alive in 1755 when she witnessed the will of her son John Avent. (Sussex Co., Wills A:36), but she was apparently dead by the following year when not mentioned in the will of her husband.
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      Very skeptical of this, but include it for what it's worth:

      from "Thomas Bell: Ulster Scot to South Carolina And Allied Families", compiled by Rufie Lee Williams, Allmond Printing company - Aberdeen,
      Mississippi, copyright 1984, Library of Congress, pg. 388

      Henry GOOCH may have died before the brother of his wife Jane made his will, 15 August 1687. Rev. Rowland JONES died 23 April 1688 and his will was proved 13 Dec 1688 at Yorktown. He made comfortable provision for his widow and four children, with handsome legacies to his sister, Jane GOOCH, and her children -- Henry, Rowland, Jane and Elizabeth. Jane's will is of record in King William County under the name of Joane GOUGH and bears date of February 1701/2. she mentions sons Henry and Rowland GOUGH, dt. Joane PEAKE, and son-in-law William GOUGH. On July 17 following, Henry and Rowland qualified as executors. In Colonial times, the term "son-in-law" meant stepson. Presumably, the daughter, Elizabeth, was deceased when the mother made her will. Elizabeth GOOCH married a Mr. DICKERSON and Jane or Joane married a Mr. PEEKE. In the 1704 quit Rent List for Virginia, I find listed in King William County: John PEEK, Thomas and William DICKASON -- each 100 acres. I was unable to find a listing in 1704 for anyone of the surname GOOCH - GOUGE, by any spelling.
      The son, William GOUGE, of Lt. Col. Henry GOOCH and his first wife, Millicent (GOODWIN) KINSEY, was born about 1660-1662. He married Ursula
      CLAIBORNE, grandaughter of Col. William CLAIBORNE born 1600 in England, to Virginia 1621. She was the sister of a William CLAIBORNE, who named her in his will along with her eldest son, Claiborne GOOCH.

      Claiborne GOOCH, born about 1685, was living in 1748 opposite "Sweet Hall". A Ferry was located there, called "GOOCH's Ferry in King William
      County (Hening Statues, VI, p. 17). "Sweet Hall" was the home of Thomas CLAIBORNE and Ann FOX. Claiborne GOOCH married a Miss THOMPSON and is
      credited with children: William, Rowland, Claiborne, Thomas and Elizabeth.

      1. Elizabeth GOOCH married Thomas AVENT (1671-1750) a Huguenot, who came to Sussex Co. Va in 1698. The had at least six children. (From "Forebears and Kin" of John Tyson SMITH, Sr. and his wife, by Earl D. SMITH, in Longview, Texas, 1972).
      2. Claiborne GOOCH, married ___?___ No further information
      3. Thomas GOOCH, married ____?___ No further information
      4. Rowland GOOCH, born ca. 1725 died 1794, married Unity ___?___ (Patriotic
      Service, Virginia - DAR Patriot Index, 1966). He had children:
      a. William, b. Pumphrey, (DAR Index), c. Liner (to Ky.), d. Gideon, e. John, f. Claiborne, g. Rowland and h. Elizabeth.

      Rowland GOOCH left a will in Louisa County, Virginia. He owned land there and some of the family remained in Louisa County while others removed to Kentucky after settlement of the area began there, after the end of the Revolution.
      5. William GOOCH born about 1710, married about 1737, Elizabeth ___?___. They had five known children:
      a. William Jr., b. Thomas, c. Elizabeth, d. Ursula, and e. Sarah.