Edward Goodson, The Immigrant

Male 1643 - 1722  (79 years)

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  • Name Edward Goodson 
    Suffix The Immigrant 
    Born 1643  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 28 Nov 1656  (Isle of Wight County) Virginia and sponsored by William Blackey Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Died 1714-1722  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 4
    Person ID I6813  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 May 2018 

    Family Eliza Rushing,   b. 1652, (Clare, Suffolk, England) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1715, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married ~1670  Nansemond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
     1. Edward Goodson,   b. 1674, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1722, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Last Modified 26 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F2502  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1643 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - 28 Nov 1656 - (Isle of Wight County) Virginia and sponsored by William Blackey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - ~1670 - Nansemond County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1714-1722 - Isle of Wight County, Virginia Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    A Goodson Genealogy
    A Goodson Genealogy
    by Frances A. Goodson, 1976

  • Notes 
    • "Cavaliers & Pioneers", p. 342, by Nugent;

      Came to America, November 28, 1656, sponsored by William Blackey. Blackey received 1000 acres of land in New Kent County, Virginia, on the east side of Little Queen's Creek: running by land patented by M. Thomas Vause, to land of William Cox, transportation of 20 persons, among whom was Edward Goodson

      end of this note
    • 24 Jul 2007


      Surname: Goodson

      This interesting surname is a metronymic form of the Middle English female given name "Godeve", from the old English pre 7th Century personal name "Godgifu", composed of the elements "god" meaning good or god plus "gifu" a gift. The personal name may also be Godith from the old English "Godguth", "god" meaning good or god plus "guth" a battle. "Godit" (without surname), appears in the Rotuli Chartarum in 1199 and "Godith", is noted in the 1206 Curia Regis Rolls of Bedfordshire.

      In the modern idiom the surname can be found in several spellings including Goodison, Gooderson, Goodinson and Goodson.

      The surname is first recorded in the early half of the 14th Century (see below). Robert Guditson and John Godyeson are registered in the 1379 Poll Tax Returns of Yorkshire. On July 3rd 1680, John, son of Barnard and Lydia Goodison was christened at St. Mary Whitechapel Stepney.

      The marriage of Benjamin Goodison and Sarah Cooper took place at St. Bride, Fleet St., London on August 13th 1723.

      William Goodison married Elizabeth Harris on January 5th 1632, at St. George's Church, Hanover Square, Westminster.

      A coat of arms granted to the family consists of a paly of six, silver and red, and on a blue chief three silver mullets. On the crest is a peacock's head proper.

      The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of Nicholas Godithson, which was dated 1332, in the "Subsidy Rolls of Cumberland", during the reign of King Edward 111, known as "The Father of the Navy", 1327 - 1377.

      Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

      Copyright: Name Orgin Research www.surnamedb.com 1980 - 2007

      Edward Goodson 1643 England - 1714 VA.
      Posted by: Glenda (ID *****6841)
      Date: June 13, 2005 at 12:16:54

      of 833

      Did anyone find the Goodsons' before Edward Goodson 1643-1714?...or any information on them. Any help you can give will be greatly appreciated.

      1. EDWARD GOODSON (Sr) (1643, Eng, - 1714, VA) (Marr: 1670, Nansemond Co., VA)
      Spouse: Eliza Rushin ( 1652 - 1715, VA)
      Children: 1. Edward Goodson (Jr), (1674,VA-1737, VA)

      2. EDWARD GOODSON (Jr) (1674, VA - 1737, VA)(Marr: 1702)
      Spouse: Mary THOMAS (1682, VA - 1740, VA)
      Children: 1. Edward GOODSON (1706) (Marr: Mary MANDUE), 2. George GOODSON (1710, Isle of Wright Co., VA - 09/15/1763, Edgecombe Co., NC) (Marr: Sarah MANDUE, sister to Mary).

      3. GEORGE GOODSON (1710, Isle of Wright Co., VA - 09/15/1763, Edgecombe Co., NC)
      Spouse: Sarah MANDUE (1717, NC - 1770, NC)
      Children: 1. Edward GOODSON (1738, VA - ?), 2. Mandue GOODSON (1740, NC - ?), 3. George GOODSON (1742 - ?), 4. Mathew GOODSON (1745 - ?), 5. Arthur GOODSON (1747 - ?), 6. William (1)GOODSON (1750, Edgecombe Co., NC - ABT 1800/1818) (Marr: 1775 to Mary PATTON).

      4. WILLIAM (1) GOODSON (1750, Edgecombe Co., NC - ABT 1800/1818) (Marr: ABT 1775/1780)
      Spouse: Mary PATTON (? - AFT 1800)
      Children: 1. Jane GOODSON (ABT 1771/1781 - 01/1854) (Marr: 1800 to Michael Stroup), 2. William (2) GOODSON (ABT 1782, Lincoln Co., NC - AFT 1848) (Marr: 1805 to Rebeckah GOODSON , a cousin), 3. Anna GOODSON (01/13/1785 - 11/18/1868) (Marr: 1802 to William Womack), 4. Michael GOODSON (ABT 1787 - ?) (Marr: 1812 to Lydia Vestal), 5. Champion GOODSON (ABT 1790 - ?) (Marr: 1810 to Barbary Buff), 6. Elizabeth GOODSON (ABT 1792 - AFT 1850) (Marr: John? Cobb), 7. John GOODSON (1796 - ?) (Marr: to Nancy Cantrell), 8. Benjamin GOODSON (ABT 1798 - 08/27/1844, Tuskalooska Co., Alabama) (Marr: 1813 to Nancy C. Richardson), 9. Andrew GOODSON (ABT 1799 - ?)
    • Note: Know not of relevance to our family, however am attaching as possible clue...DAH

      From "The Originals List of Persons of Quality" (1600-1700), pp. 73-75;

      "Passenger Which Passed from Ye Port of London

      2 Maij 1635

      Theis under-written names are to be transported to ye Barbadoes imbarqued in the ALEXANDER (ship) Capt: Burche and Gilbert Grimes Mr p Cerificate from the Minister where they late dwelt the Men tooke the oaths of Alleg. (of) Supremacie die et A prd

      GEO: MERRIMAN age 41."

      ibid, pp. 124-125;

      21 Aug 1635

      "Theis under-written names are to be transported to Virginea, embarqued in the GEORGE (ship) JO: SEVERNE mr bound theither p examination of the Minister of Gravesend .

      JO: GOODSON age 25
      SARA MERRIMAN age 20"

    • 18 Mar 2006:


      Re: eliza rushin wife of edward goodson

      Posted by: ira rushing Date: February 25, 2000 at 04:09:16

      In Reply to: Re: eliza rushin wife of edward goodson by James Elwood Rushing of 2276

      the information on eliza rushing as being the wife of edward goodson is on the internet. gedhtree version 1.04 by gary welker. it stated that eliza rushing is the daughter of mathew rushing sr. i have been told that if a person who is the breadwinner of a family and he dies, his children are orphans, and the mother is still living. as in the case of my gggrandfather jesse rushing died in 1867, leaving 4 children. the courts declared them orphans, even though their mother was still living. i have several legal documents stating this. i can only find one instance where edward goodson and mathew rushing received received a land grant.


      Re: Mathew and Francis Rushing of Edgecombe

      Posted by: John Rushing (ID *****8860) Date: July 25, 2002 at 00:25:41

      In Reply to: Re: Mathew and Francis Rushing of Edgecombe by Ira Rushing of 2276

      Ira: once again, you impress me. Thank you for sharing. In VIRGINIA COLONIAL ABSTRACTS, Vol. 13. Charles City County Court Records. 1685. by Beverly Fleet. page 3. Abstract. "Jno Gallose hath turned Mathew Russhin out of doores the Orph'n of Mathew Russhin dec'ed and otherwise evilly intreated him". At orphans request John Wallis app'd guardian. Gallose seems to have been the second husband of Mathew Senior's widow. I assumed that Wallis was married at the time.

      The Goodson Family states that Edward Goodson married Eliza Rushin(g). If so, that may be the Mathew Junior/ Ed. Goodson connection. By the way, Arthur Allen recorded his survey of Matt/Eds Isle of Wight property on 10 April 1707. English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records. Gen. Pub. Co., 1981. So they were there before 1714.

      I knew that the name of the wives of Wallis and Munford was Sarah. I did not know they were the same woman. If you look up the Munford family on the internet I think you will find that the maiden name of Sarah was Wyatt. It may have had an "e" on the end.

      Who was Randal Mattux? In Charles City County Court Orders ( at a Court holden at Westopher, 10 Nov 1691), "Clerk to deliver to Randal Mattux his bond of Russhin's estate"
      In a twenty or thirty year old query bulletin called THE NORTH CAROLINIAN, one writer in wrote "William McKinne, c1725-1793, lived in that part of Dobbs Co. which became Wayne Co. He was undoubtedly the son of Mary Rushing Mckinne. (Son or grandson of Barnaby Mackenie, neighbor of Mat Rushing???) .

      Thanks again, keep in touch................. John
    • A Rushing Timeline...

      1661- 1662 Mathew Rushing is on a Jury Panel in Charles City County, Virginia. This sets the time frame for the first American mainland Rushing records.

      1667 James Russhin acquires an indenture (debt or purchase) in New Kent County, Virginia.

      1679 William Russhin dies and leaves an estate to his orphan named Mathew Russhin in Charles City County, Virginia

      1690 Mathew Russhin comes of age and claims his fathers estate.

      1714 Mathew Russin and Edward Goodson given a Virginia 'Headrights' land grant by the Royal governor of Virginia. This Edward Goodson has many land dealings with Matthew Rushing. "Matthew Rushing and wife Elizabeth" is how he diligently spelled his name in all records prepared by him or his lawyer, but in abstracts his last name is spelled Ruskin or Russin and often the second t dropped from his first name.

      1742 David Russan comes to Virginia aboard the ship Duke of Cumberland from Bristol, England. Could one of the lines we attribute to the Carolina Rushings be from him?

      1750's The Rushing surname with some variations in spelling begin to appear in Anson County, North Carolina land records. William appears to be one of the first names.

      1790 At a time when there were only eight hundred families enumerated in the Fayette district of Anson County, North Carolina fifteen of them are Rushings. The 1790 Virginia Census is lost but the Rushing surname appears to be gone from Virginia by this time.

      2005/6 seven Rushings from the USA and from widely varied unconnected lines of the U.S. surname Rushing and one Rushen from England test with DNA showing that the we all share a common genetic ancestor. This proves the origins of this Rushen from England and the Rushings in the USA are the same and that most, if not all, U.S. Rushings have a common ancestor. The sample includes known descendants of the North Carolina and South Carolina Rushings that went to Alabama. [5]
    • Click here for an 85-page commentary on Edward and some of his children written by Frances A. Goodson, 1976... http://mclendon.info/files/Goodson.pdf

      Another Registry for Edward Goodson, the Immigrant... http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/n/i/Jo-G-Knight/GENE12-0001.html [3, 6]

  • Sources 
    1. [S12874] "Ray Andrew Goodson" , sent his GOODSON pedigree, documents & reports and submitted information o.

    2. [S45136] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/w/y/r/Elnora--F-Wyrick/FILE/0027page.html.

    3. [S48123] http://mclendon.info/files/Goodson.pdf.

    4. [S52012] http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Goodson-50.

    5. [S45613] http://rushings.info/timeline.html.

    6. [S48124] http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/k/n/i/Jo-G-Knight/GENE12-0001.html.