Ensign William GOODRICH

Male Abt 1617 - Abt 1676  (~ 59 years)


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  • Name William GOODRICH  [1, 2, 3, 4
    • John and William Goodrich, brothers, located first at Watertown, Mass., where it has been said six tracts of land were granted to William, but they were evidently granted to another William Goodrich with wife Margaret, who died in 1647, which is proved by the fact that he was holding them after 1644. (Bond's Watertown, p, 777; Watertown Records, 1 p. 102, of lands, etc.) he was among the very first settlers at Wethersfield, being one of a small party known as the adventurers who wintered there before the arrival of the main body. The next year, 1636, the Watertown Company or the larger part of it, including his brother John, migrated to the site of the new town and there planted themselves anew. In the distribution of the town lands among the settlers, he had several lots assigned to him. He drew land in the allotment of 1670, but his homestead of 6 acres he bought of Thomas Ufford, which was on the west side of Main Street, diagonally across from the meeting house. He also bought 117 acres from Ufford on the east side of the river. (Stiles Ancient Wethersfield.) He was Freeman, May 15, 1656; Deputy to the General Court for five sessions from May, 1662 to October, 1666, inclusive, a member of the Grand Jury in May, 1662, and Ensign of the Wetherfield trainband in May, 1665; one of Mason's Army in the Pequot War of 1637. [1]
    Prefix Ensign 
    Birth Abt 18 Apr 1605  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Born Abt 1617  Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt Oct 1676  Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Person ID I25602  Main Tree
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 

    Father John GOODRICH,   b. Abt 1592, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1632  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Marjorie HOWE,   b. Abt 1591, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1632  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F19746  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah MARVIN,   b. 1632, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1702, Stratford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 04 Oct 1648  Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 5, 6, 7
    Children 
     1. William GOODRICH,   b. 08 Aug 1649, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. young Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Sarah GOODRICH,   b. 8 Aug 1649,   d. 1700  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary GOODRICH,   b. 13 Nov 1651, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1735  (Age 83 years)  [Birth]
    +4. John GOODRICH,   b. 20 May 1653, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1730  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     5. Elizabeth GOODRICH,   b. 1658, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1697/8, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)  [Birth]
     6. Lieut. William GOODRICH,   b. 08 Feb 1659/60, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1737, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [Birth]
     7. Abigail GOODRICH,   b. 05 Jun 1662, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Nov 1684  (Age 22 years)  [Birth]
     8. Capt Ephraim GOODRICH,   b. 02 Jun 1663, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1739, Wethersfield, Hartford Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
    +9. Col David GOODRICH, Sr.,   b. 04 May 1667, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1755, Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F13678  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - Abt 18 Apr 1605 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 04 Oct 1648 - Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S3597] "Genealogical Notes on the Founding of New England" My Ancestors Part in that Undertaking, Ernest Flagg.

    2. [S01785] Ancestry.com: History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Donald Lines Jacobus, (Name: Name: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.;;).

    3. [S02483] Information from Beverly Mayhugh.

    4. [S03160] RootsWeb: World Connect - Kimball G. Everingham's Genealogical Database by Kimball G. Everingham.

    5. [S02484] Information from Bill Thompson.

    6. [S03414] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: Hartford.

    7. [S01765] Ancestry.com: Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut.