The Phillips, Weber, Kirk, & Staggs families of the Pacific Northwest

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  • ID: I15061
  • Name: Elizabeth GORGES 1 2
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 4 JUN 1578 in Wraxall, Bedminster, Somerset, England
  • Death: 1658
  • Note:
    The ancestry that I originally showed for Elizabeth came from several World Connect Lineages which actually give Elizabeth's name as Gorge (no trailing "s") and her father was William Gorge with her mother being Winifred Budockshide. Many other lineages spelling Elizabeth's name as "Gorges" give her parents as Thomas Gorges and Helen, which is similar to what I now have.

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    The ancestry that I now have would agree with what John Schuerman of Chicago writes concerning Elizabeth Gorges' ancestry:

    The following volumes have material that appears to contradict your chart [meaning prior chart with William & Winifred as parents]:

    "Calendar of the Correspondance of the Smyth Family of Ashton Court", ed by J. H. Bettey, Bristol Record Society, Vol. 35, 1982. (Genealogical chart, p. xxiv.)

    "The Story of a Family through Eleven Centuries, A History of the Family of Gorges", Raymond Gorges, Privately printed, Boston, 1944. (Tipped in genealogical chart at the back.) (A beautifully printed book with wonderful pictures.)

    As to Elizabeth Gorges, she is shown on the genealogical chart and p. 114 in the Gorges book as a daughter of Thomas Gorges and Hellena (see also pp. 101-102 on Hellena, Gentlewoman of the Privy Council of Queen Elizabeth). Thomas was a brother of William. Elizabeth also shown as daughter of Thomas on p. xxiv of Bettey.
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    Father: Thomas GORGES , of Langford, Sir b: 1536 in Wraxall, Bedminster, Somerset, England
    Mother: Helena SNAKENBORG b: ABT 1549 in Fyllingarum, Ostergotland, Sweden

    Marriage 1 Hugh SMITH , of Ashton Court, Sir b: ABT 1575 in St Dunstans, London, Middlesex, England
      1. Has Children Hugh SMITH , of Rowley b: 1614 in Ashton Court, Long Ashton, Bristol, Somerset, England

      1. Title: The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants to the American Colonies or the United States, by Gary Boyd Roberts, 1993
        Page: 244
      2. Title: Visitation of Somerset 1623, The Harleian Society, online at, Nigel Batty-Smith editor
        Page: XI:101
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