|BIRTH||John2 was born on 5d:6m(August):1648 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA|
|DEATH||He died between 2 and 11 January 1711/2; he was 63[1,11]. These dates are derived from the fact that his will was written on 2 January 1711/2 and proved on 11 January 1711/2.|
|RESIDENCE & REAL ESTATE||It would appear that John lived in Reading, Middlesex co., MA whilst married to Abigail, but moved back to Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA after her death in 1687, since all his children from his second marriage were recorded as "of Charlestown" on their birth records and children of both marriages had the same notation on their marriage records. In 1705, he deeded to his son Thomas "...25 acres where T's. house stands...". This was recorded in 1708/9. In 1709/10, John gave the "...lot willed by father to his gr.-son Thomas..." to his own son, Daniel. Apparently the younger Thomas Gould had died without issue and, per John Gould Sr.'s will, the land went to John Gould, Jr.|
John (and Zacheus Perkins) deposed against Sarah Wilds in the 1692 Witchcraft Hysteria.
The Depotion of John Gould aged about 56 yeares or theire about Testifeth and saith that some time sence whether it be fivfteen or sixteene yeares agoe I am not sarting [certain] bur I take it to be theire abouts sister [sister-in-law] mary Redington tould mee as she was Coming from Salam With her Brother Redington that GoodWife Wilds did strive two or three times to pul her doune of her horse one time she did strive to pul her doune in a brooke but she did set her selfe with all her strenke [strength] she Chould and did gir out of the brook and soone after she was got out of the brooke she said that GoodWife Wilds did pul her doune bakwords of her horse and held her doune so as she Could not helpe her selfe tell ['til] her Brother Redington and Sarg't Edmon Townes did Come and helper [helped her], and my sister did desier mee to Come and Wright what she Could say how GoodWife Wilds did a flicte [afflict] her for she would Leafe it in Wrighting so as it might be seene when she was dead and I did goe doune to wright it once or twice but when I was redy to wright it sister was taken so as she Could not declare any thing, also sister Mary tould mee that When Johnanthan Wilds was ele [ill?] at her house in astraing maner [a strange manner?] so as he Could goe out at the Chimey tops into the barne hed git her henes and put them in to his briches and kiled them, sister Mary did aske GoodWife Wilds to take som of the dead henes and Let her have som Liveing henes and she did but sister said thay wernt moping about tell thay died and so shall I said sister Redington and the Last words I herd sister Redington say was that it was GoodWife Wilds that brought her into that Condition she did stand to it tell her death forder I doe testifie that sa I was afeching two or three Load of hay for Zacheus perkins, the s'd perkins tould mee that I must Lay the hay fast or eles his any Wilds would not Let mee Cary it for she was angrey with him and as I went with one Load it did slipe doune in plaine way and I Lay it up againe and then I Came almost at home with it it fell doune againe and I Went and feched him another Load and when I Came wheare the first Load sliped the seckond did slipe doune then I gort some of our frinds to helpe me Up with it and wee bound it with two Cart ropes but it did slipe Up and doune so as I did never see hay doe soe inmy Life and when I Came wheare I Left the first Load the hay went all of the Cart apon the ground and did bring the Cart over and it was rising ground I did thinke that it was don by WichCraft.
Jurat in Curia
Zacheus Perkins made Oath the latter part of this Evidence relating to the Hay
Jurat in Curia.[12,13]
|ESTATE||John's w ill was dated 2 January 1711/12 and was probated on 11 January 1711/12. Witnesses to this will were Richard Belcher and Daniel Gould. In it, he gave his namesake son 27 acres of land and declared that the "residue" should be divided between the nine children. His wife Martha & son Samuel were named executors of the estate. By 29 May 1715, John Gould, Jr. was now the administrator of his father's estate and he conveyed the following real estate to his brother Daniel Gould: 1/2 lots set to mother Martha, 11 acres; 9 acres; 8 acres at little pond. The real estate alluded to in his will was probably all out of Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA. The "2/3 to chn." probably referred to his house and 14 acres; 17 acres of hill; 8 acres of meadow; and 27 acres at John Gould's house.|
|MARRIAGE #1||Before 1671 when John2 was 23, he first married Abigail BELCHER, daughter of Jeremy BELCHER & Mary LOCKWOOD, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA or Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA[1,8,14,15,16,17,18].|
|CHILDREN||11.||i.||John GOULD||John was born on 28 March 1670/1 in Reading, Middlesex co., MA[11,18,25].|
||12.||ii.||Abigail GOULD||Please see her own page.|
||13.||iii.||Jeremiah GOULD||Jeremiah was born ca. 1674-1679, possibly in Reading, Middlesex co., MA. On 3 June 1701 when Jeremiah was 27, he married Mary BROWN, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA as "Goold, Jerimiah".|
||14.||iv.||Daniel GOULD||Daniel was born on 11d:10m(December):1681 in Reading, Middlesex co., MA. He is "of Charlestown" on his marriage record. On 26 December 1710 when Daniel was 29, he married Susanna PERSON, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA as "Gold, Daniel".|
||15.||v.||Thomas GOULD||Thomas was born circa 1683 and was "of Charlestown" at time of his marriage. On 29 May 1705 when Thomas was 22, he married Mary HAYES, daughter of Peter HAYES & Mary [surname not known], in Reading, Middlesex co., MA. Their marriage record reads: "Gold Thomas and Mary Hayes...both of Charlestown".|
||16.||vi.||Mehitable GOULD||Mehitable was born circa 1685. Before 1706 when Mehitable was 21, she first married Jonas EATON . After 1733 when Mehitable was 48, she second married Nathan BRIGHAM.|
||17.||vii.||Mary GOULD||Mary was born on 8 May 1687 in Reading, Middlesex co., MA as "Gold, Mary"[11,34]. Mary married Ebeneezer KNIGHT.|
|MARRIAGE #2||Before 1691 when John2 was 43, he second married Martha REDINGTON, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA or Charlestown, Suffolk Co., MA[1,21,22,23,24]. Martha was born in 1655 and died in Reading, Middlesex co., MA on 24 January 1712; she was 57. According to her gravestone at Reading, Middlesex co., MA, however, she was 69 when she died.|
|CHILDREN||18.||i.||Samuel GOULD||Samuel was born on 26 June 1691 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA[11,34]. His birth is recorded in the Reading, Middlesex co., MA vital records as "Gold, Samuell, s. of John and Martha, in Charlestown". Another Reading record reads: "Goold, Samuel of Charlestown". On 28 April 1713 when Samuel was 21, he married Ruth DUNTON, in Reading, Middlesex co., MA.|
||19.||ii.||Abraham GOULD||Abraham ) was born on 3 October 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA[11,34]. His birth is recorded in the Reading, Middlesex co., MA vital records as "Gold, Abraham, s. of John and Martha in Charlestown". Abraham died in Stoneham, Middlessex co., MA on 4 September 1776; he was 82. His death record, however, says that he died in his 84th year.|
||20.||iii.||Isaac GOULD||Isaac was born on 9 February 1695/6 in Charlestown, Suffolk co., MA[11,34]. His birth is recorded in the Reading, Middlesex co., MA vital records as "Gold, Isaac, s. of John and Martha in Charlestown".|
|GENERATION||Great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great (G8) Grandfather|
1. Torrey, Charles, New England Marriages Prior to 1700.,
(Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society).
2. Wyman, Thomas Bellows, The Genealogies and Estates of Charlestown, 2 vols., (Boston: D. Clapp and Son, 1879), [Charlestown], 425.
3. Coldham, Peter Wilson, The Complete Book Of Emigrants, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing co., Inc., 1987), [Coldham], 151.
4. Hotten, John Camden, The Original Lists of Persons of Quality..., (London 1874; rpt. Baltimore 1974), [Hotten], 90.
5. Gould, Benjamin Apthorp, The Family of Zaccheus Gould of Topsfield, (Lynn, Mass.: T.P. Nichols, 1895), [Gould], 321.
6. Vinton, John Adams, The Giles Memorial : Genealogical Memoirs of the Families Bearing the Names of Giles, Gould, Holmes, Jennison, Leanord, Lindall, Curwen, Marshall, Robinson, Sampson and Webb; Also, Genealogical Sketches of the Poll, Very, Carr, (Boston: H. W. Dutton & Son, 1864), [Giles], 169.
7. New England Historic and Genealogical Register. Vols. 1+, (Boston: New England Historic and Genealogical Society, 1845+), [NEHGR or Reg.], 38:80.
8. [Giles], 170.
9. Essex Institute Historical Collections, vol. 1+, (Salem, Mass., 1859+), [EIHC], 11:122.
10. [Charlestown], 427.
11. Ibid. 426.
12. The Salem Witchcraft Trials: A Documentary History of 1692, (Salem, MA: The Nova Anglia Company, 2001), [SalemWitch], 384.
13. Essex Institute MSS. Collection
14. [NEHGR or Reg.], 7:26; 60:250.
15. [Charlestown], 74, 426.
16. Bartlett, Joseph Gardner, Belcher Families in New England, (Boston: NEHGS, 1906), [Belcher], 21.
17. [Gould], 322.
18. Anderson, Robert Charles, George F. Sanborn, Jr. and Melinde Lutz Sanborn, The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-1635., (Boston: Great Migration Study Project, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1999-2001), [GreatMig1634-1635], 1:235.
19. Ibid. I:234.
20. Reading, Middlesex co., MA Vital Records, [ReadingVR], 526.
21. [Gould], 48, 322.
22. [Giles], 170-1.
23. [EIHC], 11:182.
24. [NEHGR or Reg.], 61:226; 109:113.
25. [ReadingVR], 110.
26. Ibid. 109.
27. [NEHGR or Reg.], 29:72 "The Record Book of First Church of Charlestown".
28. [Charlestown], 402, 426.
29. Middlesex County Court Records, [MCCR or MCR], 1:188.
30. Charlestown Vital Records, [ChVR], 31.
31. [Charlestown], 402.
32. [ReadingVR], 352.
33. Ibid. 350.
34. Ibid. 107.
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