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John Gooch, I

Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Slymbridge, Gloucestershire, England
Death: May 7, 1667 (67)
Wells, York, Maine, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Matthew Gooch, II and Alice Gooche [Goche]
Husband of Ruth Gooch
Ex-husband of Katherine Gooche
Father of John Gooch, II; Frances Donnell; Ruth Gooch; Elizabeth Gooch; James Gooch, II and 3 others
Brother of Barnabe Goche; Alice Belfield; Mary Buller; Anne Dugdale; Ruth Gooch and 10 others

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About John Gooch, I

Alternate birthplace Alvingham, Lincolnshire, England.

Alternate birthdate 5/30/1667.

Name: John Gooch

Comment: York, a proprietor in 1640; bought land of Wm. Hooke 18 Oct. 1644; sold, 8 March, 1653, land laid out to him in 1644, and some he bought after 1646; his wife Ruth joined in the deed. Took oath of allegiance to Mass. govt. 22 Nov. 1652, and he or son John did the same at Wells 4 July, 1653. [Signature in Mass. Arch. 3, 219.] Rem. to Wells. Selectman. John, Jr. proprietor at York in 1644. He sold land Oct. 20, 1662.

Will dated 7 May, prob. 12 July, 1667; beq. to wife Ruth, sons John and James; to the latter a house at Slymbridge, Eng. which he had bought of William Hammonds; to grand-children Elizabeth Donnell, Mary, Hannah, Phebe, Peter, Nathaniel and Ruth Weare, and Elizabeth Austin. Wife exec.; Wm. Symonds and brother Wm. Hammonds overseers. Widow and John made agreement July 13, 1667. See below:

Court Records, F, 31.

May: 7: 1667: In the name of god Amen.
The last Will & Testament of Mr John Gouch Senjor now liueing in Wells, In the Province of Mayn

I bequeath my soule to god that gaue It in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection, through Jesus Christ my Saujor, & my body to the earth from whence It was taken to bee honorably buryed by my executrix

I do make my Loueing wife Ruth Gooch my soole executrix. And first I do bequeath vnto her that Prcell of Marsh at ye Yland, which Marsh I bought of Samell Austine, wch lyeth on the Northeast side of the aforesd Yland, which lyeth before my now dwelling house. I do also bequeath to my executrix my Oarchard, Wch is adioyneing to my sd dwelling house. furthermore I do bequeath vnto my executrix all my Cattle, & horse kind, sheepe & swine, & all my househould goods, & all my moueable goods, all which is to bee at her Lyberty to dispose off, as shee shall see Cause, & all the rest of my Lands (except wt is vnderwritten) I do give & bequeath vnto my sun John Gouch, vidzt: My land which I now liue vpon & Marsh belonging therevnto, which is to bee his own with in six Moenths after my death & my executrix to haue the vsse of the dwelling house as shee shall see Cause dureing her life, & the sd John Gouch is to pay to my executrix towards her liuelyhood yearely, & euery yeare seaven pounds dureing her life In Mrchandable pvission, or other pay as shee shall accept off

Allsoe I do will & bequeath vnto my sun John Gouch, all my right & priuiledg to & in that swampe lijng on the North east side of my house, & all my houseing except yt before excepted.

And I do will & bequeath to my sun James Gooch a Certen pcell of Land wch I bought of William Hamonds, Namely an Oachard Garden & house being in a place Called Slymbridge, In ould England with all Rents dues, & Arreas therevnto belonging.

I do will & bequeath vnto my sunn James, a certen Prcell of vpland, lijng on the South West side of the aboue mentioned Yland, next the Mussell Ridge & soe to ye Sea Wall, & soe Joyneing to the Marsh Wch I formerly gaue to my sun James.

I do will & bequeath to my grandchildren Elizabeth Donell, Mary Weare, & Hannah Weare tenn shjllings a peece, to bee payd within three years after my death, by my executrix: And the other of my grandchildren Phoeby Weare, Peter Weare Nathaniell Weare, & Ruth Weare, & Elizabeth Austin I give to them fiue shillings a peece, to bee pd by my executrix or her Assignes, wn they come of age. And I do giue my grandchild John Gooch fiue shillings to bee pd wn hee is of age by my executrix.

John Gooch Senjor (his seal)

I do make Mr William Symonds, and my brother William Hammonds my supervisors or ouerseers to see this my Will Prformed, & soe I give them tenn shillings a peece. In witness wrvnto I haue subscribed my hand & seale the day & yeare aboue mentioned.

Signed & sealed John Gooch Senjor (his seal)
In ye Presence of us,
William Hamonds.
Jonathan Hammonds.

Sworn to by both attesting witnesses 12 July 1667; recorded 27 July 1667. Will

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Slymbridge, Gloucestershire, England
Age 25
Slymbridge, Gloucestershire, England
Age 25
Slymbridge, Glouchester, England
Age 27
Slymbridge, Gloucestor, England
Age 29
Slymbridge, Gloucestershire, England
Age 30
Lancaster, VA, United States
Age 31
Slymbridge, Gloucestershire, England
Age 34
Northumberland, Virginia, USA
May 7, 1667
Age 67
Wells, York, Maine, USA