Richard CHISHOLM also appears in records as Richard CHEESOME. He was bc. 1613 in London, Middlesex, England. Richard arrived in the American Colonies by 1643 when William Batt used the headright of Richard Cheesome to acquire 250 acres of land in York County, Virginia, lying along the banks of the North River, which flows into Mobjack Bay (today's Mathews County, VA)
Richard CHISHOLM married Margaret ISHAM, daughter of Roger ISHAM and Grace MADDISON, in Virginia, date unknown. Richard died circa 1670 in Lancaster County, VA.
Richard and Margaret CHISHOLM had three known children:
- William CHISHOLM - d. in Maryland
- Alexander CHISHOLM - d. King William County, VA.
- James CHISHOLM - See the next section
Source: GILSTRAP-ANDERSON Genealogy