Person:Thomas Goodenow (4)

Thomas Goodenow
b.Bef 1638
m. Est 1630
  1. Elizabeth Goodenow1632 - 1653
  2. Thomas GoodenowBef 1638 - 1663
  3. Mary Goodenow1640 -
  4. Abigail Goodenow1642 - Aft 1679
  5. Sarah Goodenow1643/44 - 1654
  6. Susanna Goodenow1643/44 -
  7. Samuel Goodenow1645 -
  8. Susanna Goodenow1647 -
  9. Jane GoodenowEst 1649 - 1708
m. 18 Dec 1662
Facts and Events
Name[1] Thomas Goodenow
Gender Male
Christening? 13 Mar 1636 Shaftesbury, Dorset, EnglandSt James,
Birth[1] Bef 1638
Marriage 18 Dec 1662 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United Statesto Joanna Unknown
Burial[2] 5 Oct 1663 Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Will[3] 25 Nov 1663 Will dated after date of death, would need to see full text of will to attempt resolution.
Estate Inventory[3] 14 Dec 1663 £51-05
Probate[3] 5 Apr 1664 Will proved.

Two Thomas Goodenows came to America in 1638--one the son of Thomas and one the son of Edmund. Extensive research has been done on these two. No trace is found of the one following departure from England, but it is not known which child survived. Page 199 521761 Mass Probates Book 2 lists inventory of Thomas Goodenow Junr taken on 14 Dec 1663 by William Ward, Senr., Jno Rudduck and Thomas Goodenow. Signed 5 Apr 1664 by Joanna Goodenow (who was his wife). Research leaves us to suppose that this Thomas is the son of Thomas and that Thomas son of Edmund must have died sometime between the sailing date and the beginning of records in Sudbury, a period of about two years.

This conclusion is consistent with that of Smith and Sanborn, The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton, III:167, 175

"It was not (Thomas Goodenow, Sr.) but his son of the same name who married at Marlborough on December 18, 1662, Johannah, and who died there in 1663, on October 5th (according to the vital records, although his will, leaving his entire estate to his wife, Joanna, was dated November 25, 1663. The inventory of his estate, £51 5s, was taken December 14, 1663, and his will was proved April 5, 1664)."[3]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Smith, Dean Crawford, and Melinde Lutz Sanborn. The Ancestry of Eva Belle Kempton 1878-1908. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2008)
  2. Marlborough, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Marlborough, Massachusetts, to the End of the Year 1849. (Worcester, Massachusetts: Franklin P. Rice, 1908)

    GOODENOW, Thomas Jr., buried Oct. [Sept., Middlesex County Registry] 5, 1663.

  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 De Forest, Louis Effingham. James Cox Brady and his ancestry. (New York: De Forest Publishing Co., 1933)