Histories of the Martin, Wilson, Bloom, & Ahola Families

Gooding, George[1]

Male Abt 1633 - 1712  (~ 79 years)


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  • Name Gooding, George 
    Born abt. 1633  Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence Bef 20 Oct 1678  Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Three deeds dated 5 Sep 1678 and 20 Oct 1678 state that George Gooding was a resident at Noddle's Island in the Colony of Massachusetts. Noddle's Island was in Boston Harbor, but due to land filling it is now attached to the mainland in East Boston near Logan International Airport. 
    Residence Aft 20 Oct 1678  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    George lived out his life in Taunton. The date that George moved to Taunton in unknown but he was Secretary to the Proprietors of Taunton in 1684. So far as I can tell, almost all of the land that he owned in Taunton was in the South Purchase. This area was incorporated as Dighton in 1712 after George's death. George built his house near Turtle Pond, which is now on the property of the Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton. 
    Property 1678 - 1707  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9
    This is not a complete list of George's land transactions . See documents below for a downloadable list of all George's and Deborah's deeds found in Bristol County deed books.

    On 5 Sep 1668 George Gooding "now resident at Nodles [Noddle's] Island in the Colony of Massachusetts" bought for £10 one full share of land in Taunton, Plymouth Colony from John and Hannah Hall. On 20 Oct 1768, George swapped one share he owned for one owned by Thomas Harvey Sen'r. The land descriptions are minimal, but the lands were southwest of Three Mile River placing them in the South Purchase of Taunton. These lots were about 64 acres but were long and narrow, nominally 2 miles long by 16 rods wide (i.e. 264 feet or 0.05 mile).

    The following three deeds served as George's will, as they provide for his wife Deborah and transfer property to his children Matthew, Johanna and Mary. There probably was a fourth deed transferring property to his daughter Sarah, but if so, it was never registered. All of his chldren were still minors at the time. He seems to have distributed almost all of his property, as his probate inventory indicated that he only had one 4 acre lot left.

    3 Jul 1707
    Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 218
    George Gooding of Taunton gave to his son Matthew Gooding land in Taunton Fourth Purchase as follows: the sixty-first lot "I bought of Nathaniel Shove", the sixty-second lot "I bought of Thomas Harvey" and the sixty-third lot I "bought of John Hall" with all buildings etc. He added: "Always reserving the use of the sixty-first lot with the old house [?unclear] of my beloved wife Deborah Gooding during her widowhood after my decease, and then the said lot house with the buildings to return to my son Matthew, my said wife to have half the use of my orchards & have the use of my barn during her widowhood as aforesaid".
    Witness: James Paul, Thomas Jones and Nichulus Mooney
    Recorded 16 Sep 1707

    3 Jul 1707
    Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 416
    George Gooding of Taunton gave to his beloved daughter Joannah Gooding of Taunton the 69th and 70th lots in the upper division of the south purchase of the Town of Taunton.
    Witnesses: James Paul, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Mooney
    Recorded 8 Sep 1708

    3 Jul 1706 [Sic. Probably 1707 to match the other two deeds, which had the same day and month and the same witnesses.]
    Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 444
    George Gooding of Taunton gave to his beloved daughter Mary Gooding of Taunton two lots of land, specifically the 27th lot [?] in the right of [?] or John Smith late of Taunton deceased and also the 48th lot in the upper division of the South Purchase which was granted in the right of John Hall late of Taunton.
    Witnesses: James Paul, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Mooney
    Recorded 11 Nov 1708
     
    Died 1 Jan 1712  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 1715  Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    George died without a will, but he had transferred almost all of his real estate to his then minor children in 1707, five years before died. When his estate went to probate 3 years after he died its total value was £102 1s, which included a 4 acre lot and presumably his house. Only his wife Deborah was named in the papers, but her share of the estate had been handled in a deed to her son Matthew.  
    Buried Gooding-Standish Cemetery, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Jones said he was buried in Segreganset but a more specific name is now in use.
    Person ID I778  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2021 

    Father Gooding, Matthew,   b. 1593, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Joanna 
    Family ID F301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Walker, Deborah,   b. abt. 1658-1659,   d. 19 Oct 1719  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1685/6  Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Children 
     1. Gooding, Johanna,   b. 13 Mar 1687, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Gooding, Mary,   d. Bef 1780
     3. Gooding, Sarah
    +4. Gooding, Matthew,   b. 12 Jun 1695,   d. 15 Mar 1756, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Three deeds dated 5 Sep 1678 and 20 Oct 1678 state that George Gooding was a resident at Noddle's Island in the Colony of Massachusetts. Noddle's Island was in Boston Harbor, but due to land filling it is now attached to the mainland in East Boston near Logan International Airport. - Bef 20 Oct 1678 - Boston, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - George lived out his life in Taunton. The date that George moved to Taunton in unknown but he was Secretary to the Proprietors of Taunton in 1684. So far as I can tell, almost all of the land that he owned in Taunton was in the South Purchase. This area was incorporated as Dighton in 1712 after George's death. George built his house near Turtle Pond, which is now on the property of the Bristol County Agricultural High School in Dighton. - Aft 20 Oct 1678 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Feb 1685/6 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProperty - This is not a complete list of George's land transactions . See documents below for a downloadable list of all George's and Deborah's deeds found in Bristol County deed books. On 5 Sep 1668 George Gooding "now resident at Nodles [Noddle's] Island in the Colony of Massachusetts" bought for £10 one full share of land in Taunton, Plymouth Colony from John and Hannah Hall. On 20 Oct 1768, George swapped one share he owned for one owned by Thomas Harvey Sen'r. The land descriptions are minimal, but the lands were southwest of Three Mile River placing them in the South Purchase of Taunton. These lots were about 64 acres but were long and narrow, nominally 2 miles long by 16 rods wide (i.e. 264 feet or 0.05 mile). The following three deeds served as George's will, as they provide for his wife Deborah and transfer property to his children Matthew, Johanna and Mary. There probably was a fourth deed transferring property to his daughter Sarah, but if so, it was never registered. All of his chldren were still minors at the time. He seems to have distributed almost all of his property, as his probate inventory indicated that he only had one 4 acre lot left. 3 Jul 1707 Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 218 George Gooding of Taunton gave to his son Matthew Gooding land in Taunton Fourth Purchase as follows: the sixty-first lot "I bought of Nathaniel Shove", the sixty-second lot "I bought of Thomas Harvey" and the sixty-third lot I "bought of John Hall" with all buildings etc. He added: "Always reserving the use of the sixty-first lot with the old house [?unclear] of my beloved wife Deborah Gooding during her widowhood after my decease, and then the said lot house with the buildings to return to my son Matthew, my said wife to have half the use of my orchards & have the use of my barn during her widowhood as aforesaid". Witness: James Paul, Thomas Jones and Nichulus Mooney Recorded 16 Sep 1707 3 Jul 1707 Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 416 George Gooding of Taunton gave to his beloved daughter Joannah Gooding of Taunton the 69th and 70th lots in the upper division of the south purchase of the Town of Taunton. Witnesses: James Paul, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Mooney Recorded 8 Sep 1708 3 Jul 1706 [Sic. Probably 1707 to match the other two deeds, which had the same day and month and the same witnesses.] Bristol County Deed Book 5, p. 444 George Gooding of Taunton gave to his beloved daughter Mary Gooding of Taunton two lots of land, specifically the 27th lot [?] in the right of [?] or John Smith late of Taunton deceased and also the 48th lot in the upper division of the South Purchase which was granted in the right of John Hall late of Taunton. Witnesses: James Paul, Thomas Jones, Nicholas Mooney Recorded 11 Nov 1708 - 1678 - 1707 - Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1712 - Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - George died without a will, but he had transferred almost all of his real estate to his then minor children in 1707, five years before died. When his estate went to probate 3 years after he died its total value was £102 1s, which included a 4 acre lot and presumably his house. Only his wife Deborah was named in the papers, but her share of the estate had been handled in a deed to her son Matthew. - 1715 - Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Gooding-Standish Cemetery, Dighton, Bristol, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    George and Deborah Gooding's Land Transactions in Bristol County, Massachusetts (pdf)
    George and Deborah Gooding's Land Transactions in Bristol County, Massachusetts (pdf)
    Summaries with links to images of the originals on familysearch.org

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Jones Hathaway Richards Gooding, by Melvin E. Jones, (self published, 1934), p. 219.

    2. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Dighton, Vol. 2b, p. 17, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/14015/17/253544111.
      Dighton town records mention that George was born in Somersetshire.

    3. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 2, p. 135, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99ZS-B26W?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-168%3A361612901%2C361839501.

    4. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 3, p. 89, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99ZS-1K6V?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-13N%3A361612901%2C361840901.

    5. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 10, pp. 64-5, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-99ZS-1J7N?cc=2106411&wc=MCBG-MN5%3A361612901%2C361847501.

    6. [S348] History of the Town of Dighton Massachusetts, Helen H. Lane, (Town of Dighton, 1762), pp. 16-21.

    7. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 5, p. 218, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9ZS-12MV?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-13N%3A361612901%2C361840901.

    8. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 5, p. 416, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QSQ-G9ZS-1KV8?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-13N%3A361612901%2C361840901.

    9. [S164] Deed, Bristol County Book 5, p. 444, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89ZS-1KPP?cc=2106411&wc=MCBL-13N%3A361612901%2C361840901.

    10. [S349] Bristol County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1686-1880., Probate record, 1715, Case Number 11150, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB2724/rd/48298/11150-co1/1414523213.

    11. [S202] findagrave.com, Memorial # 16584298.

    12. [S315] Massachusetts: Vital Records, 1620-1850, Taunton, Vol. 2, p. 206, https://www.americanancestors.org/DB190/rd/7809/206/141535838.
      Gooding, George and Deborah Walker, Feb. 9, 1685-6