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The 2 John Goodes
Posted by: Donald Page (ID *****9052) Date: April 03, 2010 at 13:14:10
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There was a personal relationship between the Goodes of Whitby and the Goodes of Four Mile Creek.
I have copies of the originals of 3 deeds I offer as proof, Henrico Co Misc Court Records, Vol 3, of pages 707, 716, and 717.
All 3 were written by the same scribe, using the same pen, in the same format, in the same style, and all dated the first of January Anno 1727/8. All three are witnessed by Robert X Bowman.
The first one, on page 707, is a deed from John Goode, son of Edward of Four Mile, to his son Benjamin Goode. The deed is signed by John Goode with his mark "J". I have proven from many documents that John Goode, son of Edward of Four Mile, uses a "J" as his mark. This deed is also witnessed by Thomas Childers Sr and Thomas Childres Jr.
The second 2 deeds are made by Thomas Childers Sr to his two sons, one to Thomas Childers Jr and one to John Childers. Both are signed by Thomas Childers Sr. Both were witnessed by Benjamin Childers, who makes his mark, "B". What is very exciting about these 2 deeds is both were witnessed by John Goode Jr, son of John Goode of Whitby. John Goode Jr makes his mark with an "I" with a strike line thru the middle. His parentage is proven in 1711 by W&D Vol 1 1650-1717, pg199, where John and his brother Robert post bond to administer the estate of their father, John Goode of whitby. John Jr uses the same mark as he used in the 1727/8 deed.
All this was done at the same, in the same place, between the same people. This is the first real relationship I have found this early in the life of these two families. I can just hear them referring to each other as cousins.
Don Page


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