Name: John Gould
Birth: ABT 1610 in Towcester, Northhamptonshire, England
Death: 21 MAY 1690 in Charlestown, Suffolk, Mass
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Name: John GOULD
Birth: 1610 in Towcester, Northampton Co, Mass
Death: 21 Mar 1690/1691
Burial: Stoneham, Mass
Note: John Gould lived in the section of Charlestown that became Stoneham. He had a double lot there in 1636. His house was atthe west end of what is now Gould Street, Wakefield. He fought in King Phillip's War and was in the militia until he was 72.
His will was proved June 19, 1691 with his son, Daniel, and N.Cowdry as executors. His estate consisted of six lots: a house north of Mill Hill; one cow common,; 4 acres at Linefield; one and a half acres at Mystic marshes; ten acres, Mystic woods, adjacent o John Harvard's property and twenty-ffive acres at Wakefield. He made bequests to his sons Daniel, John and John Birben and to a grandson Thomas.
Stevens describes him as one of the founders of Stoneham: "It is impossible to state with absolute certainty the name of the earliest inhabitant or the exact year of his settlement but, in March 1678, the inhabitants were Thomas Gery, John Gould Sr, John Gould Jr, William Rogers, Thomas Cutler and Matthew Smith.These were the fathers of the town." "Of the colony of 1678 theoldest inhabitant was John Gould Sr and very probably he was the first pioneer who established himself at Charlestown End. (The first name of Stoneham). At this time he was sixty-eight years of age, and came here some time prior to 1668. He was an extensive land-holder and his farm was in the extreme northeastern section of the town, most of it being embraced in what is now Wakefield and, including the land of his son John,extended as far west as the land of Thomas Cutler (now of MrsDoyle). He is supposed to have come from Towcester, in Northamptonshire, and to have embarked for America in the "Defence", from London, July 7, 1635. Originally he was described as a carpenter and, later in life, as a planter. I twould seem that he was one of the most substantial men of the town, for in the allotment of 1658 there were only nineteen who were rated as hight or higher than he, while there were one hundred and eighty-two rated lower. For many years he lived in Charlestown, before he moved to the north end of town. He joined the church in 1638, but later in life seems to have been subjected to church discipline, probably because he lived so remote from the house of public worship.
The military service in the early days must have been very exacting, for it appears that he was excused from training in 1682, when he was seventy-three years old. He conveyed his house and about ninety acres of land to his son Daniel in 1687, and this farm remained in the family of Daniel Gould till a few years since, when it was owned by the late Dr. Daniel Gould, of Malden, who was the son of Daniel Gould, Esquire, or "Squire Gould" as he was called. The name Danield seems to have been attached to the land for two hundred years, having descended from father to son. In 1690, John Gould conveyed to his grandson Thomas a tract of land bound on the east by Smith's Pond. Dyingin 1691, he left a numberous offspring. This family for one hundred and fifty years was perhaps the most influential one of the town. The names of Deacon Daniel Gould, Lieutenant Daniel Gould, Captain Abraham Gould, Squire Gould and Colonel J. Parjer Gould, from generation to generation have represented men of the best type that Stoneham has ever produced.
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Marriage 1 Mary
Mary GOULD b: ABT 1636 in Charlestown, Mass
Elizabeth GOULD b: 1640
Abigail GOULD b: 1641/1642
Marriage 2 Hannah
Hannah GOULD b: 1644
John GOULD b: 1646
Marriage 3 Joanna
John GOULD b: 1648
Daniel GOULD b: 1654
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Name: John Gould 1
Change Date: 29 MAY 2000
Reference Number: H
Birth: in England 1
Death: 1690 in Reading, MA 1
"JOHN GOULD1 was admitted a freeman of the Massachusetts Colony, May 2, 1638. He lived in Charlestown; not on the peninsula, to which the name is now confined, but in that section of the old town which was known as "Charlestown-End," and was incorporated as the town of Stoneham, Dec. 17, 1725. He was probably one of the earliest inhabitants of Stoneham. There was a John Gould, who, with his wife Grace, each of the age of 25 years, embarked for America in the Defence from London, July 7, 1635. They were from Towcester, in
Northamptonshire. It has been supposed that this John Gould was the father of the Gould family of Stoneham. This is by no means certain. The officer whose duty it was to record the names of the emigrants from Old to New England, in 1635, would hardly have made the mistake of writing Grace, instead of Mary, as the name of John Gould's wife. Yet, if any of the readers of this Sketch should be inclined to think that the father of the Stoneham Goulds brought with him from London a wife GRACE, in 1635; that she died shortly after their arrival; and that he then married a second wife, MARY; there is certainly nothing to forbid the supposition. The matter must be left in doubt: the probabilities are perhaps equal on both sides.
MARY, the wife of John Gould, died Sept. 28, 1642. [Charlestown Records.] He then married JOANNA (???), who survived him, and died, Aug. 27, 1697, aged ONE HUNDRED YEARS.???? Her age is thus given on the Charlestown Records, with this note, added by the
transcriber: "This age is demonstrated to have been about ten years less." We respect the judgment of the transcriber, as an experienced
genealogist, but we cannot accept of his "demonstration" in this case. He believed the husband of this old lady to be the same person as the John Gould, who embarked in the Defence, in 1635, being then 25 years of age, and on this ground, apparently, discredited the positive statement of the Charlestown Records. But we have shown that this supposition is not clear of difficulties; and we know, from other sources, that Joanna Gould was about one hundred years old in 1697.
John Gould--or Gold, as the name appears in his will--seems to have died in the year 1690. His will is dated Jan. 3, 1688-9; proved, July 2, 1690; recorded, Midd. Prob. 7 : 85. He says nothing of his wife, though living. He speaks of his sons John Gold, Daniel Gold, and Thomas Gold. The last (Thomas) seems to have deceased, some time before; for he is mentioned only in connection with the testator's "grandson, Thomas Gold, son of my son Thomas Gold," then under 21 years of age. The testator's son-in-law, John Birbene, is also mentioned. His
estate is bounded, in part, by Thomas Cutler's fence--"that is the north line;" "south on ye River; east on ye Pond." As Thomas Cutler lived in Stoneham, near the line of South Reading, there can be no doubt that JOHN GOULD,1 the testator, also lived in the present territory of Stoneham.
His children were--by first wife, Mary--
2. Mary,2 bap. Jan. 29, 1636-7.
3. Sarah,2 bap. Dec. 15, 1637; m. April 2, 1660, John Burbeen, of Woburn. She d. May 14, 1670. Children Mary, b. July 2, 1661. John, b. Aug. 9, 1663. James, b. May 15, 1668.
4. Elizabeth,2 bap. Feb. 17, 1640.
5. Abigail,2 bap. Sept. 26, 1642; m. April 1, 1669, William Rogers. They probably lived in Stoneham; as we find a William Rogers, either the
same, or their son, who was taxed there in 1726. By second wife, Joanna-
6. Hannah,2 b. Oct. 26, 1644; m. Thomas Elliot, June 10, 1675.
7. John,2 b. Jan. 21, 1646-7; d. March 8, 1647.
8. (+)John,2 b. Aug. 5, 1648; m. 1, (???); 2, Martha (???).
9. Thomas,2 b. (???); had a son Thomas,3 as mentioned in the will, already quoted.
10. (+)Daniel,2 b. 1653; m. Doreas (???)." 1
" JOHN, Charlestown, had w. Mary in 1636, wh. d. 28 Sept. 1642, and d. Mary, bapt. 29 Jan. 1637; Sarah, 15 Dec. 1637; Eliz. 17 Feb. 1640; Abigail, 26 Sept. 1642; by ano. w. Hannah, wh. d.15 May 1647, had Hannah, 26 Oct. 1644; and John, 21 Jan. 1647, d. soon. By the same
rec. he is favor. with ano. John, 5 Aug. 1648, prob. by ano. w. Joanna, both f. and s. liv. 1678. He may have been one of the early sett. at Reading. *" 2
Marriage 1 Mary Unknown
1.Title: The Giles Memorial Genealogical Memoirs
Abbrev: The Giles Memorial Genealogical Memoirs
Author: Vinton, John Adams
Publication: W. Dutton & Sons, Boston, 1864
2.Title: Genealogical Dictionary of new England Settlers
Abbrev: Geneal. Dict. of New England Settlers
Publication: Boston, 1860-1862
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FZG p. 321 Of Charleston & Stoneham. According to Ralph Gould, John & Grace may have come over from England on the ship "Defense" in July 1635 and were both 25 at the time.
The following sources are from Family Tree Maker CD #354, "Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1538-1940", compiled and annotated by P. William Filby, published by Gale Research.
Source Code: 1660 Page: 316
DRAKE, SAMUEL G. "The Founders of New England." Boston: New England Historical and Genealogical Register (NEHGR), Vol. 14:4, (Oct. 1860), pp. 297-359.
Part of the other DRAKE items, nos. 1672 and 1674. Lists immigrants in the years 1634-1635. Also in no. 9151, TEPPER, Passengers to America, pp. 10-72.
Source Code: 1672 Page: 32
DRAKE, SAMUEL G. "Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England: Made in the Years 1858, 1859, and 1860". Originally collected for and published in NEHGR. and now corrected and enlarged. Boston: The NEHGR, 1860, 143p. Reprinted with corrections by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1963, 131p.
A collection of British lists of emigrants to New England in the years 1634 and 1635, with some in the period 1631 to 1671. To be found also in part, with some variation, in item no. 1660. A third edition was privately printed in 1865, no. 1674. See also note for no. 0263, BANKS.
Source Code: 1674 Page: 32
DRAKE, SAMUEL G. "Result of Some Researches Among the British Archives for Information Relative to the Founders of New England.... 3rd ed." Boston: John Wilson and Son, 1865. 122p.
This edition was privately printed in 75 quarto copies for W. Elliot Woodward. Same as the octavo edition of 1860 with an additional section, "The First Settlers of Plymouth," pp. 115-122. Research originally done, 1858-1860, for The NEHGR. For originial edition, 1860, see no. 1672.
Source Code: 3283 Page: 90
HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. With Their Ages, The Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, The Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars." From MSS. Preserved in The State Paper Department of Her Majesty's Public Records Office, England. London: Chatto and Windus, 1874, 604p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1974 and 1986.
Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two versions, one with accurate text and index, the other with poor text and the better index which does not entirely match the text. Therefore, it is essential that only the following editions be used: all 1874 printings; 1931 and 1935 New York; and the G.P.C. printings from 1974 on.
Source Code: 7906 Page: 265
SAVAGE, JAMES. "Gleanings for New England History." Third series, Volume Eight. In Collections of the Massachusetts Historical Society. Boston: Charles C. Little and James Brown, 1843, pp. 243-348.
Date of emigration with intended destination, some are date and place of first mention of residence in the New World. Many lists of early emigrants from Britain, copied from original records in Rolls Court, London. See BANKS, The Planters of the Commonwealth... (indexed as no. 0263 in PILI, first ed.) and TEPPER, Passengers to America..., vol. 1 (indexed as no. 9143 in PILI 1984). See no. 8825 below for corrections of some data in this source.
Source Code: 9143 Page: 47
TEPPER, MICHAEL, editor. "New World Immigrants: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists and Associated Data from Periodical Literature". Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1979. 568p. and 602p. Repr. 1980. Vol. 1.
Covers 27,500 immigrants from the years 1618-1878, with excellent index. Similar lists are in BOYER, nos. 0702, 0714, 0717, and 0720.
Source Code: 9151 Page: 29
TEPPER, MICHAEL, editor. "Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from the NEHGR. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977. 554p. Reprinted with new introduction and indexes, 1978 and 1980.
Contains 35 articles excerpted from The NEHGR, 1847-1961. About 17,000 names. Similar lists in BOYER, nos. 0702, 0714, 0717, 0720.
Source Code: 0263 Page: 168
BANKS, CHARLES EDWARD. "The Planters of the Commonwealth; a Study of the Emigrants and Emigration in Colonial Times: To Which Are Added Lists of Passengers to Boston and to the Bay Colony; the Ships which Brought Them; Their English Homes, and the Places of Their Settlement in Massachusetts, 1620-1640". Boston: Houghton and Mifflin, 1930, 231p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1961 and 1984.
Part 1, pp. 1-43, is a study of emigration to New England in colonial times; part 2, pp. 45-207, lists passengers and the ships they arrived on (3,600 passengers on 213 ships). From the Custom House records of English ports. Much of the information is contained in nos. 7906 and 7907, SAVAGE; nos. 1672 and 1674, DRAKE; and no. 3283, HOTTEN.
Source Code: 6111.12 Page: 30
"NEW ENGLAND SHIP AND PASSENGER LISTS. 1635-1637" Boulder CO: Boulder Genealogical Society Quarterly, Vol. 5:4, Nov. 1973, pp. 30-34.
Date and place of arrival. Place of origin, ship name, intended destination, and other genealogical data are provided for some.
Source Code: 1219.4 Page: 151
COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. "The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies, 1607-1660". Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1988, 600p.
Date of transport order or of emigration with intended destination, some are date and place of first mention of residence in New World. Extracted from English records.
in Towcestor, Northamptonshire, England
- Thomas Gould b: ABT 1635 in Charlestown, Mass
- Sarah Gould b: BEF 15 DEC 1637 in prob. , Woburn, Mass - descends to Rice
Joanna b: ABT 1608 in descends to Hammond
in Charlesrown, Mass
- John Gould b: 5 AUG 1648 in Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA