Family:Robert Goodale and Catherine Unknown (1)

b. abt 1604 England
d. BEF 10 Mar 1682/1683 Salem, MA
b. bef 1610
m. 1629 England
Facts and Events
Marriage? 1629 England
1632 England
ABT 1638 Salem, MA


On April 30, 1634, "Robert Goodall", age 30, and "Kathern, his wife", age 28 took an oath as passengers enrolled at Ipswich for passage to New England on the Elizabeth. His children "Mary Goodale," age 4, "Abraham Goodale," age 2, and "Isaacke Goodale," aged "half a year" were also enrolled as passengers.

Catherine's name

In her will of 1 Mar 1601/2, Elizabeth Goodale of Dennington, Suffolk named her son Robert, and "Henry Kilham and Alice his wife, my daughter". This couple were the parents of Austin Killam, who came to Salem in 1637. George E. Williams claimed in his Goodale genealogy that Robert's first wife was Catherine Kilham, but this bequest and the fact that one of Robert's daughters married a son of Austin Kilham are the only documented Kilham connections. Great Migration states there is "no evidence" for the identification of Catherine as a Kilham, but there may be some relationship.

This record is also apparently the evidence for Robert's birthplace.

Elizabeth (1634)
Sailed: 30 Apr 1634 from Ipswich, England under Master Willis Andres
Arrived: July? 1634 at Massachusetts Bay Colony

? (Full List)
John Bernard family - William Bloomfield family - Humphey Bradstreet family - John Clark - John and Anne Crosse - William Cutting - Robert and Mary Day - Anne Dorifall - John Flirmin - Henery Glouer - Robert Goodall family - Henery Gouldson family - Thomas and Susan Hastings - Rebecca Isnacke - Henery Kemball family - Richard Kemball family - Thomas and Elizabeth Kilborne family - Edmond Lewis family - Isancke Mixer family - Joseph Mosse - George Munnings - Susan Munson - John Palmer - Danyell Peirce - Thurston Raynor family - Sarah Reynolds - Martha Scott - Robert Sherin - John Sherman - Thomas Skott family - Samuell Smithe family - John Spring family - Martin and Martha Underwood - Richard Woodard family -

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Other information: Passenger List

  1.   Robert Goodale, in Anderson, Robert Charles; George F. Sanborn; and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635. (NEHGS, 1999-2011), Vol. III p. 101 et seq.
  2.   See message No. 15 Kilham family forum