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Goodenow, Capt. Edmund

Goodenow, Capt. Edmund[1]

Male 1611 - 1688  (76 years)

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  • Name Goodenow, Edmund 
    Prefix Capt. 
    Born 11 Apr 1611  Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Appointed Bef 1636  Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    a church warden 
    • Held an official position as church warden of the parish at Donhead St. Andrew. Nevertheless, he was fined in 1636 and sentenced to do public penance for attending "nonconforming" sermons outside his parish. Also reprimanded in 1637 for going to church in Shaftesbury, where his brother, Thomas, lived.
    Occupation 1636  Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    yeoman 
    Served 1638  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    served as the first town constable 
    • Powell, pg. 100: "For the first eighteen years, however, harmony seems to have prevailed as the town government evolved. Men such as Peter Noyes, Walter Haines, Edmund Rice, and Edmund Goodnow served again and again in almost all the governmental posts in the town."
    Emigration 24 Apr 1638  Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4, 5
    Address:
    from Southampton on the "Confidence" 
    • Edmund was a husbandsman of Dunhead, age 27, with wife Ann, and John and Thomas their sons, and servant Richard Sanger (Savage, Genealogical Dictionary)
    Fact 1 1639  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    was designated the sixth man in the economic hierarchy 
    • pg. 84
      Having briefly examined approximately fifty candidates for citizenship, each one of whom had come from a very distinct English background, the committee ranked all of these men in an economic hierarchy that was to be fixed and final. The minister, Edmund Brown, was first man; Brian Pendleton second; Thomas Cakebread, a miller who had been lured from Watertown, third; William Pelham, brother of an important investor and government official, fourth; Peter Noyes, fifth; Edmund Goodnow, sixth; John Knight, a wealthy Watertown man, seventh; Edmund Rice, eighth; George Munnings, ninth; William Ward, tenth; Walter Haines, eleventh —and so on down the list. (SeeAppendix VI.)
    Founder 1640  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Freeman 13 May 1640  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Selectman 1644  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • pg. 98 - "In the summer of 1644, power was granted by the town to Peter Noyes, Walter Haines, Edmund Rice, Brian Pendleton, William Ward, and John and Edmund Goodnow 'to dispose of town affairs for one year.' This was the seven-man council to which the town also gave authority to grant plots of up land. The government of Sudbury was now in the hands of the townsmen."

      pg. 100 - "For the first eighteen years, however, harmony seems to have prevailed as
      the town government evolved. Men such as Peter Noyes, Walter Haines, Ed
      mund Rice, and Edmund Goodnow served again and again in almost all the
      governmental posts in the town."
    Military 12 Aug 1645  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    appointed an Ensign 
    Military 27 May 1674  Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 9
    as a Captain of the Foot Company in King Philips War, appointed 
    Name Edmund Goodnow 
    _AMTID 302051504992:1030:155362986 
    _COLOR
    _UID 00114DF8447643A8811FD69330C4947A0607 
    Died 5 Apr 1688  Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried 6 Apr 1688  Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Address:
    Old North Cemetery 
    • Here Lyeth Ye Pretious Dust
      of that emenant sarvant
      of God Cap Edmond Good
      enow who Dyed in ye 77 yeare
      of His Ayge April ye 6 1688

      (flat gravestone located at 42.371201, -71.367337)
    Person ID I7758  Tree_1
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 

    Father Goodenow, Thomas A.,   b. Abt 1575, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1617/8, Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Hayne, Ursula,   b. Abt 1572, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1634, Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Married Abt 1595  Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F3259  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Barry, Anne Hannah,   b. 18 Apr 1609, Shrivenham, Berkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1675, Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Married Bef 1635  Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 11
    • Puritan VIllage, pg. 72
      The Goodnow family, soon to be strong leaders and citizens of Sudbury, lived in an areaof Wiltshire greatly disturbed by loca lcontroversies over Non-conformity. The parishes of Sutton Mandeville, Donhead St. Andrew, and Donhead St. Mary lay close together and many of the families in them were
      linked by kinship and by marriage. All three parishes became involved in the church courts.
    Children 
     1. Goodenow, Capt. John,   b. Abt 1635, Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Aug 1721, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years)
     2. Goodenow, Thomas,   b. Nov 1637, Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1663, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
     3. Goodenow, Hannah,   b. 28 Nov 1639, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1688, Stonington, New London County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     4. Goodenow, Mary,   b. 25 Aug 1640, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1704, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     5. Goodenow, Sarah,   b. 17 Mar 1641/2, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1668  (Age 25 years)
     6. Goodenow, Joseph,   b. 19 Jul 1645, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1677, Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
    Last Modified 16 Dec 2022 
    Family ID F2500  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Apr 1611 - Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Bef 1635 - Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsAppointed - a church warden - Bef 1636 - Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - yeoman - 1636 - Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsServed - served as the first town constable - 1638 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Address:
    from Southampton on the "Confidence" - 24 Apr 1638 - Dunhead, St. Andrew, Wiltshire, England
    Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFact 1 - was designated the sixth man in the economic hierarchy - 1639 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFounder - 1640 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsFreeman - 13 May 1640 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsSelectman - 1644 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - appointed an Ensign - 12 Aug 1645 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - as a Captain of the Foot Company in King Philips War, appointed - 27 May 1674 - Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 5 Apr 1688 - Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Address:
    Old North Cemetery - 6 Apr 1688 - Wayland, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
    Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Notes 
    • Birth: 1610, England
      Death: Apr. 5, 1688
      Wayland
      Middlesex County
      Massachusetts, USA

      Husband of Anne Barry. This is a flat cement marker which reads:

      "Here Lyeth Pretious Dust
      of the emimant servant
      of God Cap Enund Good
      enow who Dyed ye 77
      of His Ayge April ye 6. 1688"

      Edmund, his wife Anne and sons John and Thomas came to America on the "Confidence" out of Dunhead, England via London, immigrating on 24 April 1638.
      They settled in Sudbury where he was a Freeman, 13 May 1640, appointed Ensign 12 August 1645. Appointed Captain of the Foot Company 27 May 1674, serving in King Philips (Indian) War.
      He was Deputy to the General Court for a number of years.
      He served in all government posts (30 in all) in Sudbury, where he had been a founder.
      Edmund and Anne were the parents of 6 children:
      John born 1635 in Dunhead, England
      Thomas baptized 26 November 1637 in Dunhead
      Hannah, born 28 November 1639 in Sudbury, Massachusetts
      Mary, born 25 August 1640 in Sudbury
      Sarah, born 17 March 1642 in Sudbury and
      John, born 19 July 1645 in Sudbury.

  • Sources 
    1. [S377] Goodenow, Capt Edmund - FindaGrave #29452588, Capt. Edmund Goodenow; 1610–1688; 29452588.

    2. [S364] Goodenows Who Originated in Sudbury, pg. 5.

    3. [S1507] Puritan Village - The formation of a New England Town (Sudbury), pg. 82.

    4. [S1507] Puritan Village - The formation of a New England Town (Sudbury), pg. 73.

    5. [S1506] Goodenow - English Origins of the Goodenow Family (TAG), 10 April 2020; pg 208-9.

    6. [S1507] Puritan Village - The formation of a New England Town (Sudbury), pg. 84.

    7. [S1960] Sudbury, Massachusetts - original settlers list, 24 November 2021; pg. 261.

    8. [S1507] Puritan Village - The formation of a New England Town (Sudbury), pg. 98.

    9. [S364] Goodenows Who Originated in Sudbury, pg. 6.

    10. [S364] Goodenows Who Originated in Sudbury, pg. 3.

    11. [S1507] Puritan Village - The formation of a New England Town (Sudbury), pg. 72.