3796. Ralph GORHAM (1088) (726) was born in 1575 in Benefield, Northamptonshire, England. He died in 1643 in England ?. Place of death is possible error. Unless he returned to England he most likely died in the US. IMMIGRANT - Emigrated from England before 1637.
Notes from John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. 1: A Ralph Gorham was granted land in Plymouth October 2, 1637 for a house and garden. On March 5, 1637/8, he complained against Frances Sprague. A year later, "Ralph Gorham the older" was presented for breaking the peace. On September 1, 1640 he sued Tristam Clark and John Crab for debt [Gorham MS 1:3-4: N.B. Shurtleff, Records of the Colony of New Plymouth, Court Orders 1:66, 118; Judicial Acts 7:8]. He then disappeared from the Plymouth records.
He was married in England. Some material from the internet had marriage to Agnes Birnington with the date of 1572 but this is a very questionable date compared to other family dates (e.g., birth date is 3 years after marriage date & 47 years prior to birth of first child). Bonnie Hubbard has 1572 as marriage year of his father to Agnes which fits much better. Children were:

child i. Ralph GORHAM was born in 1619 in England.

child1898 ii. Capt. John GORHAM.
child iii. Thomas GORHAM was born on 29 Jun 1626.

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