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Subject: Re: [VANEWKEN] William Goffe
Date: Wed, 18 Jan 2006 23:57:06 -0500
It is Essex Co. VA I believe, although I have his death as occurring at
Goffe Patent, Whorecocke Creek, Mattaponi River, New Kent Co., (later
King & Queen Co.) VA......these are my ancestors as well - nothing is
known of them as far as their parents but I have information on their
descendants..... he was from England and came over from London in 1630
on the ship "Amity" to Virginia. The following is also deed
documentation found referring to them:
Honorable Francis Moryson (Morrison) Governour, and Capt. Robert Winn,
Speaker. In the difference betwixt Capt. Martin Palmer and John Prosyer
(Prosser) who marryed the relict of William Goffe concerning one thousand
acres of land granted by patent unto Capt. Palmer at Whorecocke swamps in
the county of (New) Kent and unto William Goffe the sonne of William
Goffe deceased, by a later patent, for the avoiding of all further suites
and troubles the said Capt. Palmer hath before us given one halfe of the
said one thousand acres of land unto William Goffe orphant, and to his
heires for ever, reserving to himself after survey made thereof the first
choice, and if the house now built upon the said land happen to fall in
the said Palmers five hundred acres of land, then the said Prosyer to
have the use of the said house, and fiftie acres of land next adjoining
thereunto for three yeares next ensueing, and then to returne to Capt.
Palmer or his heires, and that Mr. George Morris survey or divide the
said land, and at the division Lieutenant Collonel Abrahall to be
present, which is the request of Lieut. Nathaniel Bacon Esquire in
behalfe of the said Prosyer, and this to beare record of the said
division betwixt them, and each party to beare his own charges."
Martha Goffe patented 650 acres of land formerly granted to Wm. Gough by
patent July 22, 1659 and by William assigned to John Maddison and
assigned by Maddison to Martha Goffe Feb. 8, 1663.
Martha married John Prosser about 1660 and Prosser patented several
thousand acres of land about 50 miles north of Goffe's patent, in the
area of present day Port Royal, VA. In 1670 Prosser gave 300 acres of
his land to Martha, - the only daughter of his deceased wife, and her
husband Thomas Kendall. In 1677 Prosser gave 200 acres of land to his
step-sons Robert and Thomas Goffe. In 1687, Thomas Kendall, Thomas
Goffe, and John Willis bought 403 acres jointed across the Rappahannock
River in present day King George Co., VA. They lived in this area until
around 1738 when Thomas Gough moved furtrher north to Stafford Co., and
his brother John Goff moved west to Orange Co, VA. In 1750 John Goff
moved to the Tobacco Row Mtns. along Harris Creek and the James River,
near present day Lynchburg, VA.
If you'd like info on his descendants I'd be happy to share what I have
on the family.
On 18 Jan 2006 18:33:56 -0700 writes:
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> Looking for information on William/Willyam Goff died 1662 in New
> Kent Co Va. Wife Martha Baxter, died 1670. Married in Essek Va.
> Where is that? Anything would be appreciated.
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