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Monday, April 26, 2010

39680 John Godwyn

39680. John Godwyn 

~1500, John born in Wells, Somerset, England, s/o 79360. William Godwyn.

John was living at the time of Henry VIII [1509–1547].

1518-29, “John Godwyn. v. John Godard, clerk, and William Dyttye.: Detention of deeds relating to messuages and land in Wells.: Somerset.” (S) UKNA.

Bef. 1551, John died. (S) Deed of his son and heir William.

(S) Virginia Historical Genealogies by John Boddie, 1954. (S) 1623 Visitation of Somerset.

Children of John and ?:

i. William Godwyn (19840), born ~1520 in Wells.
[1st s/o John shown in the pedigrees of Wells.]

ii. William Godwyn.
[Shown in Visitation of 1623.]

iii. Richard Godwyn. Aka “Richard the elder”.
Richard married Margery Broadrib. [Richard is shown as the 3rd son in the Visitations.]
1/1/1577 Richard made his will in Wells, Somerset.
2/14/1583 Richard’s will probated by wife Margery.
James Godwyn. (S) Father’s will.
He married Maud Williams, d/o Richard of Cleve, Somerset.
11/1616 he died. (S) Will of 10/19/1616 probated on 12/18/1616.
John Godwyn. (S) Father’s will.
[9/26/1570, a John Godwyn of Wells, the “mercer”, made his will; proven 11/30/1581.]
Bef. 1616 he died. (S) Brother James’ will.