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William Goodwin

Male Bef 1592 - 1673  (> 81 years)


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  • Name William Goodwin  [1
    Born Bef 1592  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Mar 1673  Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Person ID I18415  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DDB, Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 

    Family 1 Elizabeth White,   d. Bef Jan 1670 
    Married 7 Nov 1616  Shalford, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Goodwin,   b. Abt 1620,   d. Aft 18 Jan 1686  (Age ~ 66 years)
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2018 
    Family ID F11218  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Susannah Garbrand,   b. Abt 1593,   d. 17 May 1676, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Married Between 7 Dec 1654 and Jan 1670  [2
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2020 
    Family ID F18490  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He arrived in 1632 on the Lyon. He was first at Cambridge, where he was made an elder of the congregation in 1634, and a deputy to the Massachusetts general court in 1635. He was among the "Adventurers Party" of twenty-five men led by John Steele who scouted area that would become Hartford in October 1635, before the Rev. Hooker's party departed Cambridge in May 1636, and he was one of sixteen founders living in Hartford in 1635 prior to the arrival of Hooker's party. His name is on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford. He was the ruling elder of the Hartford church under the Rev. Hooker. At some point he married, as his second wife, the Rev. Hooker's widow. He was the leader of the contingent opposing the ministry of Samuel Stone, all of whom signed the agreement to remove to Hadley, Massachusetts in 1659, which he indeed did. By 1670 he removed from Hadley to Farmington.

      Although his parents are unknown, he is known to have been a brother of Ozias Goodwin.

  • Sources 
    1. [S4962] Leslie Mahler, "Garbrand Alias Harkes Notes: The Ancestry of Susanna1 Garbrand, Wife of the Rev. Thomas1 Hooker of Hartford, Connecticut, and of William1 Goodwin of Hartford and Farmington." The American Genealogist 75:225, 2000.

    2. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    3. [S2463] The Goodwins of Hartford, Connecticut, Descendants of William and Ozias Goodwin by Frank Farnsworth Starr and James Junius Goodwin. Hartford, Connecticut: Brown and Gross, 1891.