Thomas Gouldman, c1640-1684

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A Probable History of the Golden Family
of Newberry, South Carolina Since 1761

Updated 2022.04.23

Golden Genealogy and Family History

There are no documentary clues as to the geographic origin of Thomas Gouldman, aka Goldman. Names given to children indicate a United Kingdom (UK) origin.

There are no documentary clues as to the parentage of Thomas Gouldman, although there are some naming recurrences and recurring combinations across the centuries: Edward, Francis and Thomas. Francis is a rarely used name for men — yet it has existed for almost 400 years in constant use in the Gouldman family.

PROFILE

  • ParentsUnknown. Various sets of parents appear in genealogies — View those
  • DNA Tested? No known male Gouldman or descendant Goldmans (children of Francis Gouldman, 1770 VA-c1847 GA) known to be yDNA tested. There are female Gouldman descendants that are atDNA tested (Ancestry, 23andMe, etc.)
  • Birth: c1640, place unknown, probably UK or possibly Massachusetts.
  • Death: 1684, probably at home at his ‘Goldborough’ homestead, aka ‘Goldboro’, Old Rappahanock County, Virginia.
  • Spouse:
    ~~~ Yes, will be added.
  • Children:
    ~~~ Yes.

~~~~~~ Edward Gouldman
~~~~~~ Francis Gouldman
~~~~~~ Robert Gouldman
~~~~~~ Thomas Gouldman 

  • Military: Bacon’s Rebellion, served as a Private in rebelling militia. Probably served in local regional militia before 1670 under leadership of Colonel John Catlett as militia duty was mandatory. Was referred to as ‘Captain Gouldman‘ in 1679.
  • Working Notes: Yes, but not yet organized online.

TIMELINE

— Will migrate events and footnotes during April 2022. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Gouldman-23 … many more notes exist offline.

1630:

1640:

1650:

1660:

1664: Can find no record for this, although this claim was previously made (but now deleted) from the well footnoted website ‘Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia’s Northern Neck Counties: [1]https://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I34315&tree=Tree1 Thomas Gouldman of Rappahannock, Virginia recorded as a witness at a court proceeding.

———- 2022 Update: Thomas Gouldman is no longer the first Goldman or Gouldman present in the colonies prior to 1664. A Francis Goldman is documented as ‘transported’ to Virginia by Captain Francis Yeardly in 1642… and settled at Northhampton County, Virginia.  A 1642 arrival year probably indicates a birth before 1626 (age 16), if not 1621 (age 21, adulthood) or before [2]There was a Francis Gouldman baptised 14 Sep 1606 at St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, born to Elizabeth Aldrich (Aldriche, Allred), age 22, and Richard aka Nicholas Goodwin / Gouldman, … Continue reading … Although a Francis transported a Francis to Virginia, ‘Francis’ is a rare name. Francis continues in use among Virginia Gouldmans some 380 years later. [3]Virginia Land Records [database on-line Ancestry] … Excerpted and reprinted from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine and … Continue reading

1666 Oct 26th: Receives land grant for 1134 acres on Ralph’s Creek for transportation of 27 persons. Math: Received 216 acres fewer than expected. 50 acres were usually granted per person imported into Virginia as a settler. 27 x 50 = 1350 acres. There are 216 acres missing.

1667 Apr 4th: Receives land grant for 1200 acres on the south side of the Rappahannock River, “some five miles in the woods, adjoining Lodskins Creek, for the transportation of 24 persons”. Math: Sums correctly. 50 acres were usually granted per person imported into Virginia as a settler: 24 x 50 = 1200 acres.

1668/69 Feb 3rd: “Know &c all men by these presents that I Ralph Warrener, of the age of sixteen years but under the age of one and twenty, son of Ralph Warrener of the county of Rappa. deceased hereby elect and choose Thomas Gouldman of the aforesaid county, now resident upon my father’s plantation my curator or guardian;” … the 21 day of ____ (unreadable) … Signed Ralph Warrener. Recd Feb 3, 1669 [4]~~~ The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Being a History and Genealogy of William Warriner, Pioneer Settler of Springfield, Mass., and His Descendants Embracing Nine Generations from 1638 to … Continue reading

1670:

1673 Mar 7: Following is an abstract of the will of Ralph Warrener the younger, recorded in the books of Old Rappahannock [now Essex] county, Va.: “I Ralph Warrener, sick in body, but in perfect mind and memory, Desire to be buried at home near my father and mother. To Francis Freger my cow, squired at Col. Vassell‘s old plantation. My horse to Col. Dyer. All my tobacco to my guardian Thos. Gouldman he to lay out the same for my sister’s particular use. To my sister three young black cows, a steer, one bull & two sows.” … Dated March 7, 1673-4. Proved in Rappahannock May 31, 1674. [5]~~~ The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Being a History and Genealogy of William Warriner, Pioneer Settler of Springfield, Mass., and His Descendants Embracing Nine Generations from 1638 to … Continue reading

1674 Sep 23rd: 2250 acres on Hastings Creek, adjoining a former patent, for the transportation of 44 persons. Math: Almost sums correctly. 50 acres were usually granted per person imported into Virginia as a settler: 44 x 50 = 2200 acres. Received 50 more acres than math indicates due.

1676: Edward Keeling (born before 1656) inherited land in 1676 with Thomas Gouldman (c1640-1684) from Ralph Warriner. The land was split almost in half, each getting the land opposite the river bank of the other’s newly inherited land on Mill Creek, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia.

1676 March 13th: A letter of ‘grevances of ye County of Rappahannock’ is published with 15 questions and considerations desired for the governor to address. Signed: “God save the Kinge”, signed by Warwick Cammack, Allex Donyphann, Henry Tandey, Hen. Awley (? Henry Awbrey), Thomas Gouldman [6]Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. … Continue reading

1679: Referred to as ‘Captain Gouldman‘ for first time. Captain Gouldman was a justice of the peace in Rappahannock County. [7]Rappahannock County Records, 1683-86, page 156.

1680:

1680 June 9th: Capt Thomas Gouldman sworn in as a Burgess by Col Thomas Ballard, Speaker, House of Burgesses. [8]Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. … Continue reading

1680 June 10th: Capt Thomas Gouldman appointed as member of the ‘Committee appointed for Examination of public debts and claims’, House of Burgesses. [9]Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. … Continue reading

1680-1682: Thomas Gouldman “represented this county in the House of Burgesses 1680-1682”:  (Old) Rappahannock County. From the Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses, there are references to several committees that Captain Thomas Gouldman served upon. His two years in the House of Burgesses were quiet and uneventful. 1682, served on a committee to determine how much tobacco each county must send to pay for the garrisoning of troops, and his name appeared in House minutes as Goldman just as often as use of the name Gouldman when referring to Thomas Gouldman. [10]Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. … Continue reading

Thomas Gouldman Burgess for the Assembly
Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 1659/60–1693]. Richmond, Virginia: MCMXIV (1914)

— 1680 Nov 3rd: William Pearce appoints “my well beloved Friend, Capt. Thomas Gouldman attorney to acknowledge the above deed. 3 Nov 1680. Willi. Peirce. Test: Wm Birdall, Will Peirce, Junr. [This concerns the 4054 acre patent of Col. Wm Peirce of Westmoreland that was in Rappahannock Co.] [11]Early Pierces in the Rappahannock Valley: an annotated chronology. http://www.piercevaubel.com/pierce/6francispierce.htm

1684: When Thomas Gouldman passed away, Edward Keeling intervened and posted bond to secure Thomas’ widow Alice North Gouldman against a debt owed to Robert Synock.

1687: June 1687, Edward Keeling is dying. He writes his will naming Edward Gouldman (1660-1710) as his godson. Edward is son of Thomas Gouldman. Edward Keeling bequeaths Edward Gouldman a cow named ‘Pretty’ and all of Pretty’s increase (calves, and their calves once they can reproduce) are to be used for Edward Gouldman’s education.

~~~~~~ Until 2019, I believed that Edward Keeling was probably related to the Keelings of Princess Anne, Virginia. I found Keeling males from the Princess Anne (now Virginia Beach) Keeling line and yDNA tested them: we are not compatible. They are yDNA haplogroup J-M267 (J-BY56688). Our Goldens are R-U106 DF98+.

~~~~~~ Was Edward Keeling related to the Princess Anne Keelings? I do not know. Edward’s history before becoming a close associate of Thomas Gouldman is unknown. They could be family and we just do not yet know how.

~~~~~~ Some genealogies claim that Old Rappahannock’s Edward Keeling was a son of Thomas Keeling of Princess Anne. Not so. Thomas’ widow gave a deposition in which she noted that her son Edward had passed away some years ago (as of 1662?) [12]Footnote needed  … Have collected ‘arrivals’ of other Keelings. One was a George Keeling who arrived in Maryland in 1635. That arrival would be just across the waterway, the Potomac River, … Continue reading

1690:

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PAGES of information on the Gouldman family will appear between April and June 2022. This will be a living genealogical record of what I’ve learned about the Gouldman family

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References

References
1 https://www.colonial-settlers-md-va.us/getperson.php?personID=I34315&tree=Tree1
2 There was a Francis Gouldman baptised 14 Sep 1606 at St. Peter Mancroft, Norwich, Norfolk, England, born to Elizabeth Aldrich (Aldriche, Allred), age 22, and Richard aka Nicholas Goodwin / Gouldman, age 24.
3 Virginia Land Records [database on-line Ancestry] … Excerpted and reprinted from The Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine and Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine with notes by Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1982.
4 ~~~ The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Being a History and Genealogy of William Warriner, Pioneer Settler of Springfield, Mass., and His Descendants Embracing Nine Generations from 1638 to 1898, by Edwin Warriner · 1899, pp 245-246
5 ~~~ The Warriner Family of New England Origin, Being a History and Genealogy of William Warriner, Pioneer Settler of Springfield, Mass., and His Descendants Embracing Nine Generations from 1638 to 1898, by Edwin Warriner · 1899, pp 246
6 Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 1659/60–1693]. Richmond, Virginia: MCMXIV (1914) … https://archive.org/details/journalsofhouseo16591693virg/page/n13/mode/2up
7 Rappahannock County Records, 1683-86, page 156.
8, 9, 10 Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, General Assembly, House of Burgesses; McIlwaine, H. R. (Henry Read), 1864-1934, ed; Kennedy, John Pendleton, 1871- , ed; Virginia State Library. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia. 1659/60–1693]. Richmond, Virginia: MCMXIV (1914) … https://archive.org/details/journalsofhouseo16591693virg/page/n13/mode/2up 
11 Early Pierces in the Rappahannock Valley: an annotated chronology. http://www.piercevaubel.com/pierce/6francispierce.htm
12 Footnote needed  … Have collected ‘arrivals’ of other Keelings. One was a George Keeling who arrived in Maryland in 1635. That arrival would be just across the waterway, the Potomac River, from Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. 
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