Priscilla Heard

18 April 1704–17 November 1767 (Age 63)
St. Marys City, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States

The Life of Priscilla

When Priscilla Heard was born on 18 April 1704, in St. Marys City, St. Mary's, Maryland, United States, her father, William Heard, was 24 and her mother, Elizabeth Cole, was 18. She married James Gough about 1745, in St. Mary's, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 17 November 1767, in her hometown, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

James Gough
Priscilla Heard
Marriage: about 1745
Stephen Gough
Eleanor Elizabeth Gough
Elizabeth Gough
Susanna Gough
Mary Gough
James Gough III
Ignatius Gough

Spouse and Children

about 1745
St. Mary's, Maryland, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+4 More Children

Name Meaning

English (chiefly southwest): occupational name for a tender of animals, normally a cowherd or shepherd, from Middle English herde (Old English hi(e)rde).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Heard Gough, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties
  • Priscilla Gough in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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