| Sally's great-great-great-great-great-great-great
ca 1640 - 1720 | his parents ?
& 1666 Elizabeth Wright ca 1650 - 1727 | her parents
of Isle of Wight County, Virginia
This is my working hypothesis - the way I see it as of this moment!!
William Godwin first appears in the Isle of Wight records in 1655 when
Humphrey Clark leaves him a cow. Thomas Griffen
in his will dated 8 Nov, 1669 refers to him as my brother. [He was married
to Elizabeth's sister Ann] William Godwin is mentioned as neighbor to
Whitley on Feb 21, 1670 and was named as appraiser for several estates.
Godwin wrote his will 21 Nov, 1710 and
it was recorded 26 Sept 1720 in Isle of Wight Co, VA.
names his sons William, John, and Joseph Godwin.
his daughters Sarah G....., ....... Bridger, Mary Whitehead, Martha
Cotton, and daughter Jane. Wife Elizabeth, Extr.
Wit: William Pope, John Whitley, James Edwards.
Will of William Godwin
from Isle of Wight will book
copy by Lowell Avery
Elizabeth Wright daughter of Thomas Wright and his wife
Elizabeth [Gibbs] was born ca 1650 in Isle of
Wight County, VA. In 1666 she married William Godwin.
Elizabeth Godwin left a will in Isle of Wight Co
dated 4 Feb 1726/1727 and recorded 27 March 1727.
names sons John and William Godwin, and
"my five daughters"
Wit: John Chestnut, Thomas Whitley, John
Children of William Godwin
& Elizabeth Wright:
1. William Godwin
2. John Godwin
3. Joseph Godwin
(not named in mother's will 4Feb 1726/27)
4. Sarah Godwin nfi
5. Elizabeth Godwin rem. to Bertie County by 1716
married ca 1699 William Bridger 1658 - 1730
will dated 2 Nov 1729, proved May 1730
6. Mary Godwin
married Arthur Whitehead ca1645 - 1710/11
a. Arthur Whitehead ca 1690-1750/51
married 1st Isabella Pursell dau of Arthur Pursell
married 2nd Ann Cooke dau of Reuben Cooke
b. Mary Whitehead nfi
c. William Whitehead ca 1695 - 1750
married Rachel ?
7. Martha Godwin ca 1683 - aft 1732
married ca 1700 John Cotten ca 1674 - 1728
8. Jane Godwin nfi
01 May 2014