Were Gouldmans once Goldings?

Were Gouldmans once Goldings? Gouldman is not a common name. Even today, the name is very rare in the UK and Ireland. Per census records, the Gouldman name exists today in just four counties. For the Virginia Gouldmans to have an original immigrant from the UK or Ireland, then the preceding two generations of Gouldmans … Read more

Edward Keeling c1640-1687 not the son of Thomas Keeling and Anne Thorowgood

Edward Keeling c1640-1687 not the son of Thomas Keeling and Anne Thorowgood Keelings and Gouldmans — Close Gouldman family associate and godparent to Gouldman son, husband of Mary Wariner: Edward Keeling of Essex County, Virginia, c1640-1687 is NOT the son of Thomas Keeling 1608–1664 and Anne Thorowgood Keeling Bray 1618–1683 despite many online genealogies claiming … Read more

How We Became Gouldens. Maybe. Rains vs Gouldman in 1718

Rains vs Gouldman Estate, 1718 ~~~ Goulden is Result? The following is mostly fact and part theory. I have tried to clearly delineate between the two. This is an article in active research through spring 2021. Looks for updates.  Have discovered a number of relevant legal documents in the Essex County archives … access will … Read more

Keeling Replaced as Administrator of Capt Thomas Gouldman Estate, 1687

Capt Thomas Gouldman Estate, 1687, Keeling Replaced as Administrator June 1st, 1687 — The Old Rappahanock Court ordered Mary Warriner Keeling, widow of Edward Keeling to deliver every scrap of paper as they belong to the estate of Captain Thomas Gouldman: “…make true discovery and deliver up … all & every such papers bills & accts…”. … Read more