A Probable History of the Golden Family
of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761
Parents of Winifred Claiborne, 1714–1770, are unknown. Winifred was wife to Francis B. Gouldman (1695–1763). Winifred was possibly orphaned as a child, although there are some claims that her mother is known. Footnote needed
There were two prominent Claiborne families in early Virginia. The Claiborne families may be related. Am working to confirm that. Both families were centered around patriarchs named William Claiborne.
~~~ A Mary Claiborne (1680–1714), supposed daughter of William Claiborne II (1636–1685) and Catherine Elizabeth Wilkes (1636–1687), married Henry Fox II (1674–1750) in 1705 and passed away in 1714. Her death was about the same time that Winifred was born — although the day and month of the death and birth of each are unknown. https://ancestors.familysearch.org/en/LRNS-LY3/mary-claiborne-1680-1714
~~~ There is a parental verification challenge with Mary Claiborne as some genealogies include a different Mary as daughter of William Claiborne II: the second Mary was Mary Claybourne (1663/65–1763 Glen Cavin, Doswell, Virginia). She married John Whitworth about 1684 in King William County. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Claiborne-140 and https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/496226/I3015/-/individual
>> Discussion of Mary Claiborne as a possible parent of Winifred Claiborne is premised only on the search for a connection among members of a well known, fairly well documented family focused on 1714, Winifred’s approximate birth year.
DNA Indicators of Winifred’s Parentage
DNA strongly indicates that our Claibornes descended from John William Dandridge (1655–1731) and Bridget Ann Dugdale (1651–1731) being the most likely parental line for Winifred Claiborne Gouldman‘s descendants. DNA matches can still be made between Dandridge and Dugdale surnamed DNA test-takers and members of our Golden and Gouldman families born before 1960. Younger individuals born after 1960 may find making a DNA match with Dandridges and Dugdales a challenge: atDNA matches can appear to disappear after 5-8 generations, sometimes in as little as 3-5 … Continue reading
It remains a mystery as to how Winifred came by the Claiborne surname. Was she born to a Claiborne father or mother? While DNA very clearly indicates descent from the Dandridge and Dugdale family, it is unclear as to how the Claiborne name came to Winifred. Claibornes are fairly well documented due to their social … Continue reading
~~~ There is a Wikitree genealogy for the Dandridges and Dugdales that offers somewhat of an explanation as to how Winifred Claiborne could descend from this line. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Dandridge-141 Elizabeth Dandridge (1673-1706) married in 1688 in Virginia to William Claiborne III (b.1674 at New Kent, VA). They had a son named William Claiborne (born 1689 in Romancoke, King William County, VA). William of 1689 married Elizabeth Whitehead (1690-1746) in 1709 and there were seven children, none named Winifred.
~~~ About atDNA ‘indications’ (Ancestry, 23andMe), an interpretation: it is possible that DNA matches with Dandridge and Dugdale descendants indicate that the children of Elizabeth Dandridge (1673-1706) and William Claiborne III are just passing along older Claiborne DNA that Winifred Claiborne herself carried.
~~~~~~ DNA is Math: William Golden (b.1956) has three DNA matches with Dandridge surname descendants, and Dugdale descendants (not direct line). The math of the atDNA match is: 5th – 8th Cousin, with matching DNA segment size 10-12 cM | < 1% shared DNA across the three matches. A Gouldman descendant has Dandridge DNA matches and is a match with a Dugdale surnamed test-taker with a reasonably good genealogy. The math of that atDNA match is: 5th – 8th Cousin, 8 cM | < 1% shared DNA.
William Claiborne I, II, III
William Claiborne III mentioned about in reference to the ‘Dandridge and Dugdale’ discussion descends from the rather well documented and prominent family line of William Claiborne I, Virginia’s first colonial Secretary of State and later appointed by the king as ‘Treasurer of Virginia for the rest of his life’. Source: Book Title: Claiborne Pedigree, A Genealogical Table of the Descendants of Secretary William Claiborne of the Junior Branch in the United States, by Claiborne, G. M. (George Mason), b. 1853 … Continue reading
William Claiborne (1587–1677) came to Virginia in 1621. Married to Elisabeth Jane Butler (1610–1676), with Butler sometimes shown in genealogies as ‘Boteler‘. Per the 1853 Claiborne genealogy published by a group of Claiborne descendants, William and Elizabeth had the following children: Mary Claiborne (1621–??), Jane Claiborne (1621–1671), Leonard Claiborne (1621–1694), Thomas Claiborne (1621–1683), and William Claiborne (II, 1636–1685).
Noels Not Parents/An Obvious Mistake
NOT Winifred’s parents, but are kin through the Gouldman family: Daniel Noel (1665–1755) and Elizabeth Elliott (1672–1752). At least five Ancestry.com genealogies shows Daniel and Elizabeth as parents. Their grandson married a Gouldman: Daniel Noell (1700–1770) and Elizabeth Gouldman (1702–1744), whose parents are unclear: a Francis (b.1682) and Elizabeth Gouldman.
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|↑3||https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Claiborne-140 and https://wc.rootsweb.com/trees/496226/I3015/-/individual|
|↑4||Younger individuals born after 1960 may find making a DNA match with Dandridges and Dugdales a challenge: atDNA matches can appear to disappear after 5-8 generations, sometimes in as little as 3-5 generations if one or more grandparents are different. Example: a grandparent has two spouses and the DNA being compared for two individuals each comes from a different one of the spouses. This automatically halves the value DNA connection in the future.|
|↑5||While DNA very clearly indicates descent from the Dandridge and Dugdale family, it is unclear as to how the Claiborne name came to Winifred. Claibornes are fairly well documented due to their social status and wealth.
William Alexander Dandridge Claireborne was born a Dandridge but took on, or alternatively used, the Claireborne (Claiborne) surname. Born 30 Jan 1613, Drayton, Berkshire, England, and passed away 1 Jul 1693, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, or, St Olave Jewry, London, England. Married to Anne Bolling (1622–1654). His parents were William Bartholomew Dandridge (1580–1638) and Agnes Wilder (1575–1638).
A son John William I Dandridge (1655–1731) would marry Bridget Ann Dugdale (1651–1731). They had three children: William Alexander Dandridge (1689–1743), Colonel John E. Dandridge (1700–1756) and Elizabeth Dandridge (1703–1750). If Winifred descended from one of these Dandridges then her birth year of 1714 would seem to point to William, born 1689, as being the only child of age to parent a child in 1714 — but much more research is needed before any conclusions are possible . It would seem that there is a considerable gap of time between which the first two Dandridge-Dugdale children were born: 1689 to 1700 with no children recorded.
|↑7||Source: Book Title: Claiborne Pedigree, A Genealogical Table of the Descendants of Secretary William Claiborne of the Junior Branch in the United States, by Claiborne, G. M. (George Mason), b. 1853 (Main Author)|