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Re: James CUDWORTH/Mary Sarah GOODMAN
Posted by: Betty M (ID *****9618) Date: February 11, 2009 at 10:06:15
In Reply to: Re: James CUDWORTH/Mary Sarah GOODMAN by Elizabeth Davis of 131

In the seventeenth century, perhaps earlier, persons of the middle class were addressed as "Goodman" - male, and "Goodwoman" or "goody" - female.

Some researchers have been confused by this and have interpreted the title as a surname as in Mary Sarah Goodman, supposed wife of James Cudworth of Scituate.




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