Christopher Goodwin of Charlestown

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Christopher Goodwin, Sr.

Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: England
Death: January 22, 1683 (61-69)
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Daniel Goodwin, of Yoxford and Dorothy Goodwin
Husband of Mercy Goodwin
Father of Nathaniel Goodwin; John Goodwin; Christopher Goodwin; Elizabeth Goodwin; Timothy Goodwin and 3 others
Brother of John Goodwin; Mary Goodwin; Richard Goodwin; Edmund Goodwin of Nayland; Sgt. Daniel Goodwin, of Kittery and 1 other

Occupation: mason
Managed by: Joanne Margaret Dunham
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About Christopher Goodwin of Charlestown

E. L. Goodwin's Ancestry and History indicates that Christopher Goodwin arrived in Mass. in 1633 and that he married Mary. Her maiden name is unknown. They were probably married after his arrival as their first child was born in 1643. Christopher and Mary Goodwin had four sons, Christopher , Nathaniel , John and Timothy .


Christopher Goodwin, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1618 and died Jan. 22, 1683. He came to this country before Aug. 9, 1656, when he was admitted to the Charlestown, Mass. church. He was a mason by trade. He was living in Charlestown in 1675; was admitted a freeman in 1677. He bought a place of Pierce Harrison, located on the raod to the ferry. He deeded land to his sons Christopher, Timothy, Nathaniel, John and other children. His gravestone may be seen in the old burying ground.

  • He was probably a son of Daniel and Dorothy (Barker) Goodwin, of Oxford, England, whose will proved February 16, 1625, mentions minor sons Daniel and Stephen.

He married Mary Crouch who was the daughter of William Crouch.


  1. 1. Nathaniel.
  2. 2. Christopher, Jr., deposed that he was thirty-five years old in 1682; mason by trade, living in Charlestown; wife Mary died July, 1678.
  3. 3. John, mason, of Boston; married Martha ____.
  4. 4. Elizabeth, born March 13, 1659.
  5. 5. Timothy, baptized June 8, 1662, mentioned below.
  6. 6. Mary, born April 30, 1676 (twin); married William Brown.
  7. 7. Hannah (twin), born April 30, 1676.
  8. 8. Mercy, born June 6, 1680.



  1. Genealogical And Personal Memoirs Relating To The Families Of Boston And Eastern Massachusetts. Prepared Under The Editorial Supervision Of William Richard Cutter, A. M. Historian Of The New England Historic Genealogical Society Librarian Of Woburn Public Library Author Of "The Cutter Family," "History Of Arlington," "Bibloigraphy Of Woburn," Etc. Etc. Volume III. New York Lewis Historical Publishing Company 1908
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Christopher Goodwin of Charlestown's Timeline

Age 24
Newbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony
Age 27
Charlestown, Suffolk, MA??
Age 29
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
March 13, 1659
Age 41
Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
June 8, 1662
Age 44
Charlestown, Suffolk, MA
January 22, 1683
Age 65
Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts
January 1683
Age 65
Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States