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A Jamaican "Gateway"?
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Nathan Murphy
2018-07-04 05:24:58 UTC
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The problem lies with the un-named brother of Arthur Goodwin and his daughter
Mary.
So, before I spend time investigating them, has anyone got any views
about Mary Goodwin and her unknown father, who is reported to be brother
to Francis Goodwin?
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Tim Powys-Lybbe
The career of Sir Francis Goodwin (1564-1634), MP, of Upper Winchendon, Buckinghamshire and Westminster, Middlesex has been extensively studied as part of the History of Parliament project. In that study, it is stated that Sir Francis Goodwin had "2s. inc. Arthur* (1 d.v.p.)."[1] These abbreviations signify Sir Francis had two sons, one named Arthur, who also became a Member of Parliament, and another son who died during the lifetime of his father. In Sir Francis's will, he refers to Arthur Goodwin as "my deere and only Sonne."[2] In the 1634 Visitation of Buckingham, made by John Philipot, Esq., Somerset Herald, et al, Sir Francis is shown to have only one son who had issue, Arthur Goodwin.[3] There was a discussion in Caribbeana about Burke's claim that Sir Francis Goodwin had a younger son Robert Goodwin who had a daughter Mary that married William Ricketts of Jamaica. Burke's claims were rejected by Caribbean experts.[4]

References:
[1] Biography of Sir Francis Goodwin, History of Parliament, http://historyofparliamentonline.org/volume/1604-1629/member/goodwin-sir-francis-1564-1634 .
[2] Will of Sir Francis Goodwin, 1634, PCC 72 Seager, Ancestry, https://www.ancestry.co.uk/interactive/5111/40611_310906-00111/844979?backurl=&ssrc=&backlabel=Return#?imageId=40611_310906-00111 .
[3] W. Harry Rylands, The Visitation of the County of Buckingham Made in 1634 ..., Harl. Soc. Pubs. 58 (London, 1909), 63-64, https://archive.org/stream/visitationofcoun58phil#page/64/mode/1up .
[4] "Goodwin," Caribbeana 1 (1910):46, http://www.dloc.com/UF00075409/00001/63?search=ricketts ; "Ricketts of Jamaica," Caribbeana 1 (1910):383-384 http://www.dloc.com/UF00075409/00001/416?search=ricketts .

Nathan
Nathan Murphy
2018-07-04 05:26:38 UTC
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This is a follow-up to this discussion: https://groups.google.com/forum/#!searchin/soc.genealogy.medieval/Ricketts%7Csort:date/soc.genealogy.medieval/EA9M1JVoP40/KzvcF52Q6m4J
Paulo Ricardo Canedo
2018-07-04 15:22:16 UTC
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Dear Nathan, https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goodin-240 makes a very good case that Mary was a Goodin instead of a Goodwin.
Nathan Murphy
2018-07-04 18:28:43 UTC
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Thanks for adding that link.

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