Colonel Henry Norwood1,2

b. 1615, d. 14 September 1689
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1st cousin 9 times removed of William Lemuel Horn Jr.
1st cousin 11 times removed of Laura Jane Munson.
Family Background:
Horn and Allied Families
     Colonel Henry Norwood was born in 1615 in England.1 He was the son of Henry Norwood and Elizabeth Rodney.1 He died on 14 September 1689 in England.1,2,3 He was buried in Leckhampton Parish Church, Gloucestershire, with his grandfather, William Norwood, who died in 1632.3,1
     Henry Norwood was was active in the Royalist cause at the outbreak of civil war in England. In 1649, after the beheading of Charles I, Henry fled with friends to Virginia where his cousin, Sir William Berkeley, was governor. He was the author in 1649 of “A Voyage to Virginia”, describing their trip. In 1658 Henry returned to Holland, then to England and was active in the efforts to restore the Stuarts. At the Restoration in 1660, Henry took part in the coronation ceremony of Charles II as Esquire of the Body. Henry was made treasurer of Virginia 1661-1673.

     He was appointed Lieutenant Governor of Tangier until a successor to Lord Billasye was named. During his period of Command, Gayland (the war lord of Northern Morocco, a valiant but scheming foe who had strongly opposed the English occupation of Tangier from the outset), was hard pressed by his Moorish enemies and took refuge in Tangier with 360 of his followers, men, women and children, and including his harem.

     Colonel Henry Norwood never married; he returned to England and bought Leckhampton from his cousin, Francis Norwood.3


  1. [S596] Elizabeth Petty Bentley, indexed by, Genealogy of Virginia Families from the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. III (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1982). "Lygon of Madresfield, Worcester, England, and Henrico, Virginia," by John Bennett Boddie, from 2nd Series, Vol. XVI (1936), 289-314, 498.
  2. [S554] John Bennett Boddie, Virginia Historical Genealogies (Redwood City, California: Clearfield Company, 1954; reprint Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1999), 333.
  3. [S598] Colonel Henry Norwood, 1664-1668, online <>.