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John Goode, Gent.

Also Known As: "Captain John Goode"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Whitley, Bronwell, Cornwall, England
Death: Died in Rappahannock, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Downe Goode, III and NN Goode
Husband of Frances Martha Mackerness; Frances Martha Goode and Anne Goode
Father of Joseph Goode; Samuel Goode; Frances Bridgewater; Elizabeth Lloyd; Martha Goode and 10 others
Brother of Richard Goode, III

Occupation: Gentleman, Tobacco Farmer
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About John Goode of Whitby, Immigrant

 Brief biography

  • John Goode was born 1625 in Cornwell England as the son of Richard Goode Jr, and the grandson of Richard Goode Sr and Joan Downe. He is recognized as the founder of the well respected Virginia family of Goode. Around 1645 he immigrated to the island of Barbados, but sometime prior to 1660 he came to Virginia. There he settled four miles below Richmond on the James River, calling his estate "Whitby".
  • According to the ENCYCLOPEDIA of VIRGINIA BIOGRAPHY, "John Goode married first in Barbados a lady named Macharness, who came to Virginia with him, but soon died leaving a son Samuel. John Goode married second Anna Bennett, who bore him 12 children".

Family

  • Parents: Richard GOODE \ GOAD b: 29 MAR 1617 in Urwich, Furness, Lancaster, England & Phoebe HEWES b: ABT 1620 in England

Married: 

  1. Abt 1654 to Frances MACKERNESS b: in England
  2. AFT 1660 Anne BENNETT b: ABT 1640 in Holland

Children of Frances Mackerness and John Goode

  1. Samuel GOAD b: ABT 1655 in Barbados, B.W.I.
  2.  Robert GOAD b: 1660 in Barbados, B.W.I.

Children of Anne Bennett and John Goode

  1. Katherine GOAD b: ABT 1661
  2. Elizabeth GOAD b: ABT 1663
  3. Abraham GOAD I b: 10 MAY 1667 in Old Rappahanock Co., Virginia
  4. Susanna GOAD b: ABT 1667
  5. Anne GOAD b: ABT 1670
  6. Mary GOAD b: ABT 1672
  7. Joseph GOAD b: ABT 1675
  8. Frances GOAD b: ABT 1676
  9. Thomas GOAD b: ABT1678
  10. Martha GOAD b: ABT 1680
  11. Ursula GOAD b: ABT 1681
  12.  John GOAD b: ABT 1683 in Whitney, Virginia

Notes

  • John Goode The Immigrant came to America with wife in 1649 and settled on the James river near Richmond, Va. He called his home place Whitby Estate after his home town in England. B. W. Duffy found an old letter a quote follows by him:
  • "John Goode and Anne Bennet came to America in 1649 and settled on the James near Richmond, VA. (The James River is near what we now call Richmond). They built a house and called the estate "Whitby" after the English town they left. Son Joseph born on the Whitby estate.  ...
  •  Old Rappahannock Co. VA became extinct in 1692 when it was divided into Essex and Richmond counties. Therefore, John d. in Essex Co. or in Richmond Co.

Sources

  • Virginia Cousins: A Study of the Ancestry and Posterity of John Goode of Whitby, a VA. Colonist of the Seventeenth Century, by George Brown Goode

Pub., by Richmond, VA, 1887, reprint, Bridgewater, VA 1963, 1967.

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Children:

Frances Goode b: 1664 in Henrico County, Virginia. Katherine Goode b: 1668 in Henrico County, Virginia. Ursula Goode b: 1670 in Henrico County, Virginia. Anna Goode b: 1673 in Henrico County, Virginia. John Bennett Goode b: 1675 in Henrico County, Virginia. Elizabeth Goode b: 1680 in Whitby, Henrico, Virginia. Susannah Goode b: 1687 in Henrico County, Virginia. Joseph Goode b: Aft 1687 in Henrico County, Virginia. Thomas Goode b: Aft 1687 in Whitby, Henrico, Virginia. Martha Goode b: 1693 in Henrico County, Virginia.

Source: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=3196-1373&id=I7238


Married in 1648 in Barbados, West Indies.
John Goode's Royal Descent: From The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants:

1. William I the Lion, King of Scotland, d. 1214 m. Ermendarde de Beaumont 2. (illegimate by a daughter of Richard Avenal) Isabel of Scotland m. Robert de Ros, Magna Carta Surety 3. Sir William de Ros m. Lucy FitzPiers 4. Sir Robert de Ros m. Isabel d'Aubigny 5. William de Ros, 1st Baron Ros of Helmsley m. Maud Vaux 6. Agnes de Ros m. Pain de Tibetot, 1st Baron Tibetot 7. Ada de Tibetot (sister of the 2nd Baron Tibetot) m. John de Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun 8. William de Mohun m. Maud Polyslinche 9. Margaret de Mohun m. Thomas Penkeville 10. John Penkeville m. Isabel Tragarrack 11. John Penkeville m. Isabel Raynward 12. Philip Penkeville m. Joan Hernance 13. Isabel Penkeville m. Richard Goode 14. Richard Goode m. Joan Downe 15. Richard Goode m. ? 16. John Goode of Va. m. (1) Frances Mackarness, (2) Anne Bennett.

   Richard Goode, a brother of John, also immigrated to Va., but left no NDTPS

------------------------------------------------------------- John Goode (1620/36 Parish of Whitstone, Cornwall, England - 1 Apr 1709 Whitby Plantation, Henrico County, Virginia) Eng. to Barbados, Settled near Richmond, Va --------------------------------------------------- John Goode, born 1630 in Cornwall, England; died 1708 in Henrico Co., VA. He was the son of Richard Goode and ?? Whitley. He married 749. Anne Bennett in Whitley, Chesterfield Co., VA. Anne Bennett, born Abt. 1632 in Holland; died Bef. 1708 in Whitby Plantation, Chesterfield Co., VA. ------------------------------------------------ John Goode was born at the Whitsen/Whitestone/Whitby estate in northern Cornwall, England, between 1620 and 1630. He went to Barbados between 1643 and 1650, and there he married Frances Mackanuss/Mackernuss. She was the daughter of either Jacob or William, two brothers who were living in St. Michael, Barbados. John moved to Virginia in 1658. He settled at a plantation on the colonial frontier about four miles from the present site of Richmond, which he named Whitby in memory of his English home. The house at Whitby was the first house built on the James River near Richmond. After the death of his first wife, John married Anne Bennett in 1666. He was no longer young, but they had eleven children. By 1690 Goode had acquired 688 acres of land in Henrico Co. and 2270 acres in Chesterfield Co. He died at Whitby in 1709. The old home was torn down after 1800. Sources: Lucy Durham Strickland Other: "Virginia Cousins", by G. Brown Goode # 26 of Virginia Cousins P.27

"John Goode the immigrant" P.30 Will of John Goode, 1709 After his arrival in Virginia, soon settled down into the occupation of a tobacco planter. After the death of his Barbadian wife, he married Anne Bennet, a recent arrival from Holland, who bore him 12 children, some of whom, including his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, were minors in 1708 when his will was drawn up, and were consequently born after 1687. "Old Virginia Houses Along The James" by Emmie Ferguson Farrar. "WHITBY", the ancestral home of the Goode family in Chesterfield County should be of considerable interest. John Goode, who came to Virginia from England in or about 1650, built Whitby on the James four miles below Richmond, in what is now Chesterfield Co. It was an English type of house, with dormer windows, and chimneys at each end. Horse racing was one of the chief interests and pleasures of the early family of the Goodes in Virginia. The first track in the county was at Whitby. The race horses, too, were a home product. Many racers were bred in Henrico County, especially in that part of it that is now Chesterfield County. John Goode's plantation consisted of five thousand acres. There is a Goode's Creek. Goode's Bridge across the Appomattox River had been destroyed during the Civil War, and some authorities claim that Lee's army forded the river, on the retreat to Appomattox; some suggest that a pontoon bridge was thrown across, but Maude Atkins Joyner says that Goode's Bridge has been rebuilt in time for Lee's army to cross over on it from Chesterfield into Amelia on the way to Appomattox. John Goode, who built Whitby, was married twice. He raised several sons and daughters. The Goode genealogy, in the Virginia State Library in Richmond, records more than five thousand descendants of John Goode. There are many distinguished citizens among them. Col. Robert Goode, of Whitby, led the County Militia against Tarleton's marauding troops during the Revolution. Whitby was burned during the Civil War. From VA Cousins, Whitby torn down in 1878, traditionally the first house built on the James River. Whitby lies nearly opposite "Powhattan", the seat of the Mayo family, the very place where Captain John Smith had his first interview with the great Indian "Werowance", whose descendants have in several instances intermarried with those of John Goode. John Goode: Died 2: Abt. 1709, Whitby, Old Rappahannock, VA Anne Bennett: Came to America in 1649. Lived on the James river near Richmond, VA. Called family home Whitby estate after home town in England.

John Goode acquired 688 acres in Henrico Co.& 2270 acres in Chesterfield Co. Plantation was called Whitby that ajoined lands owned by William Bryd.John at one time owned 5000 acres. m1-Martha Frances Mackerness b.ca.1630 England.d.ca.1665 Henrico Co.(m-1645/50 in Barbados)d/o Jacob or William Meckerness. m2 Ann Bennett ca.1667 b.ca.1650 Holland.d/o pos.Richard & Mary Ann (Utie) Bennett. John Goode's descendant, Thomas Goode Jones, served a term as Governor of Alabama 1890-'94.

The Will of John Goode, A. D. 1708 In the name of God, Amen! the twenty-ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord God, seventeen-hundred-and-eight, I, John Goode of the County and Parish of Henrico, in Virginia, Gent., being sick and weak of body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, in manner following:- Imprimis, I resign my soul into the hands of God who gave it, trusting through the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Lord and Savior to obtain free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins; and my body to the earth, to be decently interred, at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named. Item, That my debts and funeral charges be first paid. Item, I give, bequeath and devise to my son Robert Goode, one hundred acres of my land, lying next, and adjoining to the river, and north by the lands of William Byrd, Esq., to him the said Robert and his heirs forever. Item, I give, bequeath and devise to my son John Goode, one hundred acres of my land lying next James River, and adjoining the land of my son, Samuel Goode, to him the said John and his heirs forever. Item, I give, bequeath, and devise to my sons Thomas Goode, and Joseph Goode, my tract of land lying in the woods on the north side of Stoney Creek, and at the heads of the aforementioned lands, estimated to be four hundred acres, more or less, to be equally divided between them when they shall come to lawful age; and my will is, that if either the said Thomas or Joseph shall decease in their nonage; the survivor of them shall have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the aforesaid tract of land, containing four hundred acres, to him and his heirs forever, But if my two sons shall arrive to lawful age, then my will is that Thomas enjoy two hundred acres of the aforementioned land, to him and his heirs forever, and that Joseph enjoy the other two hundred acres, to him the said Joseph and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Roberts, two thousand pounds of tobacco. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Blackman, two thousand pounds of tobacco. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco when she comes to age or is married. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Anna Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid when she comes to age or are married. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco when he comes to lawful age. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid when he comes of lawful age. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Robert , two negroes, by name, Jupiter and Moll, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son John, two negroes, by name, George and Sabrina, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas, two negroes, by name, Abraham and Ned, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph, one negro woman, by name Rose, with her increase, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Roberts, besides the two thousand pounds of tobacco already given, one thousand pounds of tobacco more, to be paid four years after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel, ten shillings, and a way for a cart and horse on the outside of the low-grounds by long swamp, during the term of his natural life. Item, I give to my daughter Francis, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Mary, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Martha, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Ursula, one shilling. All the rest of my goods and chattels I give and bequeath to my two sons Robert and John, and do make my said two sons Robert and John whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made and done. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this the day and year first written. Item, my will is, that if Thomas and Joseph should die before they come to lawful age, their estate to be equally divided between their own brothers.

Signed, sealed delivered and acknowedged as his last will and testament THOMAS BYRD, GILES WEBB, ALL. CLERKE, MARY FOREST.

HENRICO COUNTY, April 1st . Ano. 1709. The aforegoing will was this day proved in open Court by the oaths of the subscribed witnesses.

Teste.: James Cocke, Cl. Cur.


John Goode's Royal Descent: From The Royal Descents of 500 Immigrants:

1. William I the Lion, King of Scotland, d. 1214 m. Ermendarde de Beaumont 2. (illegimate by a daughter of Richard Avenal) Isabel of Scotland m. Robert de Ros, Magna Carta Surety 3. Sir William de Ros m. Lucy FitzPiers 4. Sir Robert de Ros m. Isabel d'Aubigny 5. William de Ros, 1st Baron Ros of Helmsley m. Maud Vaux 6. Agnes de Ros m. Pain de Tibetot, 1st Baron Tibetot 7. Ada de Tibetot (sister of the 2nd Baron Tibetot) m. John de Mohun, 1st Baron Mohun 8. William de Mohun m. Maud Polyslinche 9. Margaret de Mohun m. Thomas Penkeville 10. John Penkeville m. Isabel Tragarrack 11. John Penkeville m. Isabel Raynward 12. Philip Penkeville m. Joan Hernance 13. Isabel Penkeville m. Richard Goode 14. Richard Goode m. Joan Downe 15. Richard Goode m. ? 16. John Goode of Va. m. (1) Frances Mackarness, (2) Anne Bennett.

   Richard Goode, a brother of John, also immigrated to Va., but left no NDTPS

John Goode, born 1630 in Cornwall, England; died 1708 in Henrico Co., VA. He was the son of Richard Goode and ?? Whitley. He married 749. Anne Bennett in Whitley, Chesterfield Co., VA. Anne Bennett, born Abt. 1632 in Holland; died Bef. 1708 in Whitby Plantation, Chesterfield Co., VA.

John Goode was born at the Whitsen/Whitestone/Whitby estate in northern Cornwall, England, between 1620 and 1630. He went to Barbados between 1643 and 1650, and there he married Frances Mackanuss/Mackernuss. She was the daughter of either Jacob or William, two brothers who were living in St. Michael, Barbados. John moved to Virginia in 1658. He settled at a plantation on the colonial frontier about four miles from the present site of Richmond, which he named Whitby in memory of his English home. The house at Whitby was the first house built on the James River near Richmond. After the death of his first wife, John married Anne Bennett in 1666. He was no longer young, but they had eleven children. By 1690 Goode had acquired 688 acres of land in Henrico Co. and 2270 acres in Chesterfield Co. He died at Whitby in 1709. The old home was torn down after 1800. Sources: Lucy Durham Strickland Other: "Virginia Cousins", by G. Brown Goode # 26 of Virginia Cousins P.27

"John Goode the immigrant" P.30 Will of John Goode, 1709 After his arrival in Virginia, soon settled down into the occupation of a tobacco planter. After the death of his Barbadian wife, he married Anne Bennet, a recent arrival from Holland, who bore him 12 children, some of whom, including his two sons, Thomas and Joseph, were minors in 1708 when his will was drawn up, and were consequently born after 1687. "Old Virginia Houses Along The James" by Emmie Ferguson Farrar. "WHITBY", the ancestral home of the Goode family in Chesterfield County should be of considerable interest. John Goode, who came to Virginia from England in or about 1650, built Whitby on the James four miles below Richmond, in what is now Chesterfield Co. It was an English type of house, with dormer windows, and chimneys at each end. Horse racing was one of the chief interests and pleasures of the early family of the Goodes in Virginia. The first track in the county was at Whitby. The race horses, too, were a home product. Many racers were bred in Henrico County, especially in that part of it that is now Chesterfield County. John Goode's plantation consisted of five thousand acres. There is a Goode's Creek. Goode's Bridge across the Appomattox River had been destroyed during the Civil War, and some authorities claim that Lee's army forded the river, on the retreat to Appomattox; some suggest that a pontoon bridge was thrown across, but Maude Atkins Joyner says that Goode's Bridge has been rebuilt in time for Lee's army to cross over on it from Chesterfield into Amelia on the way to Appomattox. John Goode, who built Whitby, was married twice. He raised several sons and daughters. The Goode genealogy, in the Virginia State Library in Richmond, records more than five thousand descendants of John Goode. There are many distinguished citizens among them. Col. Robert Goode, of Whitby, led the County Militia against Tarleton's marauding troops during the Revolution. Whitby was burned during the Civil War. From VA Cousins, Whitby torn down in 1878, traditionally the first house built on the James River. Whitby lies nearly opposite "Powhattan", the seat of the Mayo family, the very place where Captain John Smith had his first interview with the great Indian "Werowance", whose descendants have in several instances intermarried with those of John Goode. John Goode: Died 2: Abt. 1709, Whitby, Old Rappahannock, VA Anne Bennett: Came to America in 1649. Lived on the James river near Richmond, VA. Called family home Whitby estate after home town in England.

John Goode acquired 688 acres in Henrico Co.& 2270 acres in Chesterfield Co. Plantation was called Whitby that ajoined lands owned by William Bryd.John at one time owned 5000 acres. m1-Martha Frances Mackerness b.ca.1630 England.d.ca.1665 Henrico Co.(m-1645/50 in Barbados)d/o Jacob or William Meckerness. m2 Ann Bennett ca.1667 b.ca.1650 Holland.d/o pos.Richard & Mary Ann (Utie) Bennett. John Goode's descendant, Thomas Goode Jones, served a term as Governor of Alabama 1890-'94.

The Will of John Goode, A. D. 1708 In the name of God, Amen! the twenty-ninth day of November, in the year of our Lord God, seventeen-hundred-and-eight, I, John Goode of the County and Parish of Henrico, in Virginia, Gent., being sick and weak of body, but of sound and perfect mind and memory, thanks be to God for it, do make, ordain, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament, in manner following:- Imprimis, I resign my soul into the hands of God who gave it, trusting through the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed Lord and Savior to obtain free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins; and my body to the earth, to be decently interred, at the discretion of my Executor, hereafter named. Item, That my debts and funeral charges be first paid. Item, I give, bequeath and devise to my son Robert Goode, one hundred acres of my land, lying next, and adjoining to the river, and north by the lands of William Byrd, Esq., to him the said Robert and his heirs forever. Item, I give, bequeath and devise to my son John Goode, one hundred acres of my land lying next James River, and adjoining the land of my son, Samuel Goode, to him the said John and his heirs forever. Item, I give, bequeath, and devise to my sons Thomas Goode, and Joseph Goode, my tract of land lying in the woods on the north side of Stoney Creek, and at the heads of the aforementioned lands, estimated to be four hundred acres, more or less, to be equally divided between them when they shall come to lawful age; and my will is, that if either the said Thomas or Joseph shall decease in their nonage; the survivor of them shall have, hold, occupy, possess and enjoy the aforesaid tract of land, containing four hundred acres, to him and his heirs forever, But if my two sons shall arrive to lawful age, then my will is that Thomas enjoy two hundred acres of the aforementioned land, to him and his heirs forever, and that Joseph enjoy the other two hundred acres, to him the said Joseph and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Roberts, two thousand pounds of tobacco. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth Blackman, two thousand pounds of tobacco. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Susanna Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco when she comes to age or is married. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Anna Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid when she comes to age or are married. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco when he comes to lawful age. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph Goode, two thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid when he comes of lawful age. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Robert , two negroes, by name, Jupiter and Moll, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son John, two negroes, by name, George and Sabrina, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Thomas, two negroes, by name, Abraham and Ned, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Joseph, one negro woman, by name Rose, with her increase, and to his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Katherine Roberts, besides the two thousand pounds of tobacco already given, one thousand pounds of tobacco more, to be paid four years after my decease. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Samuel, ten shillings, and a way for a cart and horse on the outside of the low-grounds by long swamp, during the term of his natural life. Item, I give to my daughter Francis, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Mary, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Martha, one shilling. Item, I give to my daughter Ursula, one shilling. All the rest of my goods and chattels I give and bequeath to my two sons Robert and John, and do make my said two sons Robert and John whole and sole executors of this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me made and done. In testimony whereof, I hereunto set my hand and seal, this the day and year first written. Item, my will is, that if Thomas and Joseph should die before they come to lawful age, their estate to be equally divided between their own brothers.

Signed, sealed delivered and acknowedged as his last will and testament THOMAS BYRD, GILES WEBB, ALL. CLERKE, MARY FOREST.

HENRICO COUNTY, April 1st . Ano. 1709. The aforegoing will was this day proved in open Court by the oaths of the subscribed witnesses.

Teste.: James Cocke, Cl. Cur.

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John Goode of Whitby, Immigrant's Timeline

1620
December 24, 1620
Bronwell, Cornwall, England
1645
1645
Age 24
Henrico, Virginia
1658
1658
Age 37
Chesterfield, Virginia
1665
1665
Age 44
Henrico County, Province of Virginia
1674
1674
Age 53
VA
1680
1680
Age 59
Henrico County, VA
1680
Age 59
1681
1681
Age 60
Henrico County, Virginia