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Edmond Godwin

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Nansemond County, Virginia
Death: 1755 (69-70)
Nansemond, Virginia, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Godwin II and Martha Goodwin
Husband of Mary Godwin and Mary Godwin
Father of Thomas Godwin; Jonathan Godwin, Jr. and Thomas Godwin
Brother of Thomas Godwin, III; Joseph Godwin; Samuel Godwin; Martha Godwin; James G. Godwin and 7 others

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About Edmond Godwin

Edmond GODWIN (Thomas II /GODWIN/, Thomas I /GODWIN/, Robert /GODWIN-GODWYN/, Anthony /GODWYN/) was born ABT 1685 in Nansemond County, VA, and died BEF 1775 in Nansemond County, VA.

He married Mary MILLS. She was born ABT 1685.

Children of Edmond /GODWIN/ and Mary /MILLS/ are:

  • Col Jonathan GODWIN was born ABT 1701 in Nansemond, Isle of Woght County, VA, and died AFT 1753 in Nansemond, Isle of Woght County, VA.
  • Thomas GODWIN was born ABT 1707 in Nansemond, County, VA, and died 1799 in Nansemond, County, VA.

The will of EDMOND GODWIN dated 1753, Nansemond County, Virginia

  •   Source: "Wills of the Godwin Family, Nansemond and Isle of Wight Counties, Virginia" Copied by Mrs. Henry Litchfield West, 2701 Connecticut Ave., Washington, D.C. !In copying the will of this THOMAS GODWIN, son of the foregoing EDMOND GODWIN [This Edmond's will was dated 13 Dec 1753], it is because of the fact that while the will is dated 1778, he was an old man at the time, who had seen colonial service, as shown by the records. He married Mary Pitt, daughter of Col. Henry Pitt of Isle of Wight Co., Va.
  •   !"Col THOMAS GODWIN, who married Mary Pitt, lived at Cherry Grove, a fine old mansion, which for many years was a social center in the county. When the colonies declared their independence, Col. GODWIN was an ardent sympathiser in the cause, and at the request of the Court, he appeared before it and pledged his loyalty to the cause of independence, promising to help in every way. He was old and feeble, and could not fight. The old minute book in which this record occurred, stated that this was done because Col. GODWIN was a man of great influence in the County and his opinions would aid the cause".
  •   The will of EDMOND GODWIN, (son of Thomas Godwin II). He md. Mary Mills. In the name of God &c I, EDMOND GODWIN of ye county of Nansemond and the parish of suffolk being in health and sound memory, but knowing the frailty of human nature, do make this last will and testament as followeth viz: Item. I give unto my son JONATHAN GODWIN ye land that he now lives on, also what negroes I have already possed him with to him and his heirs forever. Item;
  •   1. I give unto my son JONATHAN GODWIN ye plantation in Barrett's Neck, that I live upon, together with young Coffee Bess and Pegg, to him and his heirs forever.
  •   2. I give unto my son THOMAS GODWIN all that tract of land that I have already possessed him with, together with ye negroes that I have already given into his possession to him and his heirs forever. Item; I also give unto my son THOMAS GODWIN my water grist mill that I bought of John Bradley with all ye land and appurtenances thereunto belonging together with old Coffee and old Will to him and his? heirs of his body lawfully begotten, forever. Item; I also give unto my son THOMAS GODWIN my negro boy Ned, son of Peggy, my negro boy Jackson of Bess, and negro wench Kate, daughter of old Bess, to him and his heirs forever.
  •   3. I give unto my grandson EDMOND GODWIN my negro man Will, son of Peggy, my negro boy Jackson of Bess, and negro wench cate, daughter of old Bess, to him and his heirs forever.
  •   4. I give unto my grandson JONATHAN GODWIN my negro Titus, son of Bess, to him and his heirs forever.
  •   5. I give unto my grandson JOSIAH GODWIN my negro boy Peter son of Hatty to him and his heirs forever.
  •   6. I give unto my grandson JOSEPH GODWIN my negro boy Quash son of Peggy, and Sue, daughter of Hatty, to him and his heirs forever.
  •   7. I give unto my daughter CHARITY GODWIN my negro girl Moll daughter of Peggy to her and her heirs forever.
  •   8. I give unto my granddaughter AMELIA GODWIN my negro boy Harry and negro girl Ann, to her and her heirs forever.
  •   9. I give unto my granddaughter JULIANA GODWIN my negro girl named Binah, daughter of Hatty, to her and her heirs forever. And all ye rest of my estate real or personal of what kind soever, Bonds, Bills, books debts &c.,
  •   10 I give unto my two sons JONATHAN GODWIN and THOMAS GODWIN to be equally divided them, that is to say, ye one half to one and ye other half to ye other. I do hereby appoint my two sons JONATHAN GODWIN and THOMAS GODWIN my hole and sole exors. of this my last will and testament.
  • In witness whereof I do thereunto sett my hand and fix my seal this thirteenth day of December 1753. EDMOND GODWIN (seal) Witnesses Thomas Wakefield Thos. Channell Arthur Channell At a Court held for Nansemond County December 8th, 1755: The last will and testament of EDMOND GODWIN Deceased, was proved by the oaths of all the witnesses thereto as by the oath of THOMAS GODWIN one of the Exors. therein named, who gave bond with John Gregorie his security, according to law, certificate for obtaining Letters Testamentary is granted unto the said Executors in due form with liberty for the Exor. in the said will mentioned to joyn in the probate if he thinks proper. Test Samuel Riddick, Clk. Ct.
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Edmond Godwin's Timeline

1685
1685
Nansemond County, Virginia
1695
1695
Virginia
1705
July 10, 1705
Suffolk, VA, United States
1755
1755
Age 70
Nansemond, Virginia, USA
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August 9
Nansemond County, VA. Col. of Cherry Grove