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Subject: Elizabeth Godwin Webb Bridger
Date: Mon, 4 Jan 1999 23:06:28 EST
Elizabeth Godwin - the daughter of the first Thomas Godwin. Elizabeth married
first James Webb, second Joseph Woory, and third Samuel Bridger.
While I was searching Mary & William Quarterly on-line
(http://www.jstor.org/cgi-bin/jstor/gensearch), I found some information on
Elizabeth Webb (who may or may not be the SAME Elizabeth Webb as above). If
she is the same woman, we may have found a vital piece of information - that
the Godwin's were from Glouchester England.
Source: William & Mary Quarterly, Vol 7, No. 4, April 1899, page 212, Chapter
"Isle of Wight County Records"
"...After the restoration of King Charles II, the Quakers had a strong
following, especially in the Upper parish. William Edmundson, a friend of
George Fox, visited this neighborhood in 1671, and met General Richard
Bennett, "who", he said "received the truth and died in the same, leaving two
friends his executors." The able lawyer and preacher, Thomas Story, of
Philadelphia came in 1699 and 1705, and held many "open and comfortable
meetings" in this and other parts of Virginia, viz., at Edward Thomas' house
on Queen Creek, York county; at Daniel Akehurst's and Thomas Cary's, on
Warwick river; at Robert Perkins, at Martin's Hundred; at John Bates', at
Skimeno, York county, and at CHUCKATUCK, where he met with "his ancient
friend," ELIZABETH WEBB, of GLOUCESTERSHIRE, ENGLAND, and John Copeland, who
at his request showed him his mutilated right ear, being "one of the first of
those who had their ears cut by the Presbyterians, or Independents, of New
England." There was a yearly meeting at "Leavy Neck" (still known by that
name), and the chief Quakers were Dr. John Grove, William Bressy, and Thomas
The records which follow show that the emigrants to Isle of Wight were largely
people from Bristol, where, in the civil wars, the Cavaliers were very strong.
For attempting to surrender that place to Prince Rupert in 1643, Robert
Yeamans and Henry Boucher lost their lives. The former's son, Sir John,
emigrated to Barbadoes, and subsequently established a colony in South
Carolina. Sir John's nephew, JOSEPH WOORY, lived and died in Isle of Wight
county. In 1666, WOORY accompanied Robert Sanford on a voyage of discovery
along the coast of Carolina.
[Joseph Woory was Elizabeth Godwin's second husband]