Person:Edmund Goodenow (3)

Captain Edmund Goodenow
b.abt 1611
m. by abt 1594
  1. Ralph Goodenow1594 -
  2. John Goodenow1596 - 1654
  3. Simon Goodenow1598 -
  4. Nathaniel GoodenowAbt 1606 -
  5. Thomas Goodenowest 1608 - aft 1666
  6. Ursula Goodenow1609 - 1653
  7. Captain Edmund Goodenowabt 1611 - 1688
  8. Dorothy GoodenowAbt 1614 - 1686
  • HCaptain Edmund Goodenowabt 1611 - 1688
  • WAnne Unknownabt 1609 - 1675/6
m. say 1635
  1. Captain John Goodenow1635 - 1721
  2. Thomas Goodenow1637 - bef 1687
  3. Hannah Goodenow1639 - 1688
  4. Sarah Goodenow1642 -
  5. Joseph Goodenow1645 - 1676
  6. Elizabeth Goodenow1652 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Captain Edmund Goodenow
Gender Male
Birth[1] abt 1611
Alt Birth? 11 Apr 1611 Donhead-St. Andrew, Wiltshire, EnglandCitation needed
Alt Marriage 1630 Donhead-St. Andrew, Wiltshire, EnglandCitation needed
to Anne Unknown
Marriage say 1635 to Anne Unknown
Emigration[1] 1638 Confidence
Other[1] 13 May 1640 Freeman
Death[3] 5 Apr 1688 Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Alt Death[4] 6 Apr 1688 Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United StatesWayland was set off from Sudbury (as East Sudbury) in 1780.

Origins

Edmund (1611) p. 31 History of Sudbury 974.44/s1 H2h makes a deposition in 1666 that he is about 55 years old. Search of both Shaftesbury parish registers 1559-1650 and Donhead, St. Andrew Bishop's Transcripts 1622-1638 (only existing BT's for period) and other surrounding parishes by Mr. C.M.M. Barrow do not reveal christening of Edmund. He is shown on a sheet in the archives with a (2) wife Sarah. The Sarah, wife of Edmund, died 6 Nov 1691 (Sudbury Vital Records p. 306) following the birth of a child, Ebenezar, on 25 Oct 1691 (SVR p. 52). This Sarah is the (2) wife of Edmund (1661) who was the son of John (1634 or 1635) who was the son of Edmund (1611).

Life in New England

From Puritan village: the formation of a New England town, by Sumner Chilton Powell: The General Court appointed Edmund Goodenow to be first constable of Sudbury.

Legacy

No will has been found on this Edmund (1611) either in Middlesex County or in England. However, a grandson, John Kettle is referred to in Charlestown Genealogies and Estates p. 575 (GS974.44/c1 D2w) as one of two grandsons of Edmund Goodnow names in his will in 1680. A sheet in the archives shows two additional children, Mary born 25 Aug 1640 and Edmund. However:

  • Extensive research show Mary to be the daughter of Thomas, brother of Edmund (1611) (see Sudbury Vital Records p. 54).
  • No birth, death, or marriage record has been found for Edmund, son of Edmund. As only an approximate birth date has been given, we believe he had no son named Edmund and that the Edmund shown is actually a grandson, son of John and Mary Axtell Goodenough. See sheet on John Goodenough for further explanations. In addition, Further research shows that in Edmund's (1611) land transactions of 19 Mar 1687 (GSF554003 p. 95 Bk 10 Middlesex Co. Deeds) he states, "my well-beloved and only son John." Therefore, any Edmund alive after 1687 could not have been the son of Edmund who died in 1688.

!Bishop's Transcripts Donhead, St. Andrew, Wilts, Engl. correspondence from C.M.M. Barrow on 18 May 1970 for birth of Thomas. Planters of the Commonwealth 1620-1640 Banks (GS Ref 974.W2hf) p. 196.

References
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Thomas Goodenow, in Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008), III:168.

    EDMUND (GOODENOW), born about 1611.

  2. Edmund Goodenow, in Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008), III:169-175.
  3. Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903), 305.

    GOODENOW, Edm[un]d, Capt. (died) Apr. 5, [16]88 [Middlesex County record (East Cambridge)].

  4. Wayland, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital records of Wayland, Massachusetts, to the year 1850. (Boston, Mass: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1910), 139.

    GOODENOW, Edmond, Cap[t]. [h. Anne], (died) Apr. 6, 1688, a. 77 [gravestone record, North Cemetery].