Gould,  Francis

Gould, Francis

Male 1620 - 1676  (56 years)

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  • Name Gould, Francis  [1
    Born 1620  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 123107686 
    Died 27 Mar 1676  Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Chelmsford Center, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Forefathers Burial Ground
    Person ID I6083  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 

    Father Gould, Zaccheus,   b. 1589, Bovingdon, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1668, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Deacon, Phebe,   b. 3 Apr 1597, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1663, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 1620  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Histories
    The Ancestry and Posterity of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield A Condensed Abstract of the Family Record
    The Ancestry and Posterity of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield A Condensed Abstract of the Family Record
    Family ID F2217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Whitehouse, Rose,   b. 1627, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1679, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years) 
    Married 1648  Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Gould, Mary,   b. 23 Dec 1651, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1687, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)  [natural]
     2. Gould, Martha,   b. 15 Oct 1654, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 May 1698, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     3. Gould, Samuel,   b. 12 Aug 1658, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1747, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [natural]
    +4. Gould, Elizabeth,   b. 15 Jan 1664, Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1698, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2215  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1620 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1648 - Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 27 Mar 1676 - Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chelmsford Center, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Gould, Francis Death Record
    Gould, Francis Death Record

    Headstones
    Gould, Francis Graveyard
    Gould, Francis Graveyard

    Family Crest
    Gould Family Crest
    Gould Family Crest

  • Notes 
    • Francis GOULD FRANCIS GOOLE, the immigrant ancestor of this branch of the Gould family, was born in England about 1622. Exactly where he came from in England or when he arrived on the shores of the New World is not known. The first mention of him is found in the records of the town of Boston where he is listed as being a watchman before the court in 16392 When next we find mention of him he was in Duxbury, Plymouth colony, (In 1691 Plymouth Colony was united by royal charter to the Massachusetts Bay Colony.) and in 1643 he was listed among the inhabitants of Duxbury who were able to bear arms. Apparently he remained in the area of Duxbury and nearby Plymouth until the late 1640's for we find that on April 3, 1645, one John Eddy, aged eight years, was apprenticed to "Francis Goulder of Plymouth, yeoman." Since it is recorded that young Eddy learned the trade of a blacksmith from Goole, it seems evident that Francis practiced smithing as a trade. By 1649 Goole had moved to Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts, where he was living with his Wife, ROSE Unfortunately, no records have come to light which would indicate to us when they were married or what Rose's maiden name was. The first five children of Francis and Rose Goole were born in Braintree and they continued to reside there until late in 1659 or early in 1660 when they moved to what was then the frontier at Chelmsford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, It was at Chelmsford that Francis and Rose made their home for the rest of their lives. At the Chelmsford town meeting of October 7, 1673, the town made a contract with Joseph Barrett, son in law of Francis Goole, to build a house on Robins Hill, outside Chelmsford. When built the house consisted of one room, 16 feet by 18 feet, covered with a single thickness of boards, and had one window. The house was undoubtedly built to serve as a Lookout post to warn the town of approaching hostile Indians, at that time a danger in the area. Francis---Goole, or Goold, signed an agreement with the town selectmen stating that "I have taken to hier the house and land that I now live in of the selecttmen of the town For which house and land I Do covenatt with thin to pay yearly the sum of one peck of endian Corn For the towns use as wittnes my hand this last tuesday in Desembor 1673. (Signed) Francis Goold, his mark." Thus Francis and Rose Goole moved into the Robins Hill house, outside Chelmsford, with their children, Francis lived there until his death, March 27, 1676, while Rose remained in the house with her daughter and son in law, Hannah and Daniel Galusha, after they took it over from the town. Rose died about 1679 in Chelmsford. In the records for this generation the name Gould is spelled variously as Goole, Goold, Gold, and Gould.

  • Sources 
    1. [S674] Netherlands, Birth, Death, Marriage and Tree Indexs.
      Record for Francis Gould

    2. [S323] Connecticut, USA Archives Birth, Death, Buiral and Marrage Records.
      Record for Zaccheus Gould