William Gooch, II (1590 - 1664)

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Birthplace: Mettingham, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Mettingham, Suffolk, England
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About William Gooch, II

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/l/l/o/Robert-H-Lloyd/GENE3-0010.html

ccording to one researcher, with no original source cited: "GOODMAN, Anne, Date of birth: abt. 1630, Place of death: Yorktowne, VA. Husband: Major William Gooch, Place of marriage: Old Yorke Village, VA, Date of marriage: abt. 1642, as his 2nd wife, the first wife being named as Anne Hull. Re: http://www.genealogyforum.com/gedcom/gedcom8a/gedr8170.ged.". This source and the info in the gedcom file are somewhat suspect, as it also has that Anne Goodman was Maj. William Gooch's 2nd wife, that Lt Col Henry Gooch was a son of Maj William Gooch and Anne Goodman, and other things that do not match up with most other authoritative sources. For example, Henry Gooch was named as his brother, and as "Supervisor" of Maj. William Gooch's estate, and was also named in York County records before 1650, along with William, so most sources say he was the brother of Maj. William Gooch, not his son. Some researchers, including the one who posted the gedcom file above, claim that Maj. William Gooch and wife Anne had a daughter, Anne/Ann b. 1650, and possibly also a son, William b. 1653, but no sources are cited for Willliam the son. Most other sources state that Anne was their only child, and those sources refrain from stating his wife's name(s), possibly because of no record of it. Daughter Anne Gooch and her two marriages can be proved by other later records, as cited below, but son William is a mystery, if he even existed. Since Maj. William Gooch died early, at age 29, it is likely he died intestate. Since he died in 1655, and his tombstone inscription says he was 29 at the time, he was born in 1626.

Major William Gooch died October 29th, 1655. He is buried "At the Old Temple Farm - near Moore's House", known as the ols York Church ruins, Old Yorke Village, York County, VA, "where Wormely Creek enters the York River". Although the exact size and population of Yorke Village is not known, history clearly indicates that during a major portion of the 1600's it served as the social, municipal, and religious center of the portion of the York River area. The only remaining feature from either of the two churches from Yorke Village is the gravestone of Major William Gooch, who died in October 1655.

The Gooch grave is one of the oldest legible tombstones in the New World. Its current location is within the US Coast Guard and Naval base at Yorktown, between the ball field and Boat Forces Center. More on this family. Lt. Col. Henry Gooch and his brother, Major William Gooch, came to the colonies prior to 1650, settling in York County, Virginia. Major William Gooch, born in England, was a member of the Virginia Council from 1652 to 1655 when he died at the age of 29 at his home in Yorktown. His brother, Henry Gooch, was named as Supervisor of his estate.

http://www.goodmanhistory.com/america/virginia-goodman/va-new-kent-county-goodman.html

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William Gooch's Timeline

1590
August 19, 1590
Mettingham, Suffolk, England
1609
1609
Age 18
UK
1613
1613
Age 22
England
1613
Age 22
Suffolk, England
1615
1615
Age 24
England
1617
1617
Age 26
1617
Age 26
Suffolk, , England
1619
1619
Age 28
Yarmouth, Hampshire, England
1619
Age 28
Suffolk, , England
1621
1621
Age 30
Suffolk, , England