Edward Goddard, Esq

Male 1675 - 1754  (78 years)


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  • Born 24 Mar 1674/75  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Occupation say 1695  [5
    He was a weaver. 
    Occupation 1697 to 1707  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    He was employed by the town as a schoolmaster.
     
    Religion 6 Feb 1697/98  Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    He was admitted to the First Church Watertown. 
    Moved To 1707  Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5
    In Boston, he kept a school, and was a Ruling Elder in the First Church of Boston. 
    Land 25 Nov 1713  Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    On 25 November 1713, he bought a farm in Framingham from Joseph Buckminster for £143. 
    History say 1714  [4
    Edward kept the first grammar school in Framingham, Massachusetts. There he was the Town Clerk for 18 years, a Selectman for 10 years, the Town Treasurer for 2 years, and a Representative to the Massachusetts General Court for 8 years. He held a commission as a Justice of the Peace and was the Captain of the militia troop. 
    Religion 9 Apr 1718  Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Edward and Susanna were admitted to the church in Framingham. 
    Offices Held 1720 to 1738  [6
    He was the Town Clerk. 
    Offices Held 1724  [6
    He was elected the Representative to the Massachusetts General Court. He served for 8 years in this position. 
    Religion 14 Apr 1725  Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    He was chosen on 14 Apr 1725 as Deacon of the Framingham Church, but he declined the appointment. 
    Religion 1732  [6
    Edward disagreed with the pastor of the Framingham Church, the Rev. Mr. Swift, and left it to join the church in Hopkington in 1732. He later helped form the Second Church in Framingham in 1746. 
    Offices Held 1733  [4, 6
    He was chosen as a member of His Majesty's Council. 
    Died 9 Feb 1754  Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Cause: of a fever epidemic 
    Obituary 1755 
    According to the Boston papers recording his death, he was "a person of very good natural powers, inquisitive and curious genius, industrious spirit, and considerable improvements in both divine and political knowledge, esteemed for sobriety, integrity, judiciousness and piety from his youth,......being of so good a character and a very accurate writer and draughter in almost all sorts of instruments, he was in his younger time encouraged to keep a school for writing and arithmetic in Boston, where he behaved himself to great acceptance, contracted and intimate friendship with the Rev. Mr. Bridge,... and other serious and solid men,...... in whose society he continued and grew in esteem and affection, and with mutual pleasure, till purchasing a farm in Framingham, he thought it best, for the sake of his children, to live upon and improve it. He was many yeas in commission for the peace, nine years chosen and served as Representative for the town in the General Court, and also chose and served three years more in his Majesty's Council for the Provence.... He was one of the greatest and most steady patriots, both of civil and religious liberties, in their largest extent, that ever appeard in the General Assembly in his day.
    Siblings 7 siblings 
    Person ID I285  | Roy Line
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 

    Father William Goddard,   c. 28 Feb 1627/28, Inglesham, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1691, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Miles,   b. Abt 1631, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1697/98, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F316  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susanna Stone,   b. 4 Nov 1675, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1754, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Jun 1697  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Children 
    +1. Edward Goddard,   b. 4 May 1698, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1777, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Susanna Goddard,   b. 25 Feb 1699/1700, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. say 1780, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     3. Simon Goddard,   b. 18 Feb 1701/02, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Nov 1758, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     4. Benjamin Goddard,   b. 15 Aug 1704, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1754, Shrewsbury, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     5. David Goddard,   b. 26 Sep 1706, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1754, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     6. William Goddard,   b. 22 Mar 1708/9, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1709, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     7. Mary Goddard,   b. 4 Jun 1711, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Aug 1711, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     8. Ebenezer Goddard,   b. 18 Nov 1712, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1712, Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     9. Ebenezer Goddard,   b. 17 Jan 1713/14, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1762, Athol, Worcester County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     10. William Goddard,   b. 10 Dec 1720, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Dec 1720, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     11. Hepzibah Goddard,   c. 8 May 1723, Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 28 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F318  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 24 Mar 1674/75 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - He was employed by the town as a schoolmaster. - 1697 to 1707 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - He was admitted to the First Church Watertown. - 6 Feb 1697/98 - Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved To - In Boston, he kept a school, and was a Ruling Elder in the First Church of Boston. - 1707 - Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsLand - On 25 November 1713, he bought a farm in Framingham from Joseph Buckminster for £143. - 25 Nov 1713 - Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - Edward and Susanna were admitted to the church in Framingham. - 9 Apr 1718 - Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsReligion - He was chosen on 14 Apr 1725 as Deacon of the Framingham Church, but he declined the appointment. - 14 Apr 1725 - Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: of a fever epidemic - 9 Feb 1754 - Framingham, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
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    2. [S1038] Woodward, Ashbel. "Brief Memoirs and Notices of Prince's Subscribers" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XIII, 1859).

    3. [S86] Gozzaldi, Mary Isabella. History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register - Supplement and Index Reprint of 1930 edition, (Bowie, Maryland: Heritage Books, 1986).

    4. [S978] Temple, Josiah Howard. A Genealogical Register of Framingham Families including All Who took up Residence in Town Before A.D. 1860 , (Framingham, Massachusetts: The Town of Framingham, 1887).

    5. [S463] Bond, Henry. Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts including Waltham and Weston, (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1860).

    6. [S979] Barry, William. A History of Framingham, Massachusetts Including the Plantation, From 1640 to the Present Time , (Boston: James Munroe and Company, 1847).

    7. [S1039] Stone, William F. "Almanac Memoranda of the Stone Family of Watertown, &c", (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume X. 1856).

    8. [S1040] Drake, Samuel G. "Goddard Obituary - Gleaned from the Boston Gazette of Tuesday, Feb. 26, 1754" , (Boston: The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume XIII, 1859).



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