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Goodfellow's LOST Family Ties from London, England before 1639 Migration

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Hello My ancestor was Thomas Goodfellow who migrated to the colonies during the great migration and was in Wethersfield, Connecticut prior to 1639. The buck stops there. I cannot find any record of his migration anywhere. Thomas Goodfellow supposedly came from London. He also had a son who was also named Thomas Goodfellow or Goodfelow. Can anybody help me find the rest of my family and solve the mystery of the infamous Thomas Goodfellow? :'(
 

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Do you have his age at death. I am assuming you have some sort of burial record.

What is the evidence he came from London. He may have come from there, but not actually born there. Where did he sail from.?

A name and London, is not much to go on.


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Thomas Hooker, a prominent minister in Newtown (Cambridge), Massachusetts, harbored clear democratic leanings, but was not an outspoken dissident. While helping his congregation to find a more promising physical environment, Hooker played by the rules and received permission from the authorities to lead a migration into the west. In 1635 and 1636, nearly 1,000 people moved from the Massachusetts Bay area into lands claimed by the Dutch in the Connecticut Valley. A settlement was established at Hartford, followed later by villages at Wethersfield and Windsor, where a small Pilgrim community already existed.


http://www.u-s-history.com/pages/h543.html
 
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Do you have his age at death. I am assuming you have some sort of burial record.

What is the evidence he came from London. He may have come from there, but not actually born there. Where did he sail from.?

A name and London, is not much to go on.


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Because in an interview with his widow, during probate according to ancestry.com, Mary Grant Goodfellow states that, "It would be most fruitful for anyone who looked for his family, to look toward London, England." It said either Essex or Middlesex also, but it's been so long I cannot remember. Google him and you will see posts I have posted on numerous sights.

Also, they are doing a DNA study on him, which I have not been able to afford as of yet.
 
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Do you have his age at death. I am assuming you have some sort of burial record.

What is the evidence he came from London. He may have come from there, but not actually born there. Where did he sail from.?

A name and London, is not much to go on.


Steve.:)
There is evidence there were 2 Thomas Goodfellows, although most books confuse which is which, the son was born in 1620 and I have found records of a Thomas being born in 1622 that had a father named I believe as Thos., which is also what my ancestor went as I believe in Connecticut, as well. He was supposedly a follower of Reverend Thomas Hooker. It may be nothing but I found records on sites with books or anything in reference to Thomas Goodfellow about that time the 1600s and there are records of a John white and Thomas Goodfellow being rectors of a parrish. One of my relatives was Mr. Cooper who was a I.G.I contributer and head of the computer aided genealogy group from Ohio State, and was also descended from Thomas. I have many emails that a friend Robert Goodfellow from Ohio received that David Cooper knew there were two and that he knew he was from England, and he may have been a brother to a Martin, Anne, and one other.
He never proved which family for sure. Some say he was dutch or English descent, but if anything he followed Thomas Hooker who escaped to amsterdam when charges were put upon him, although he was in Wethersfield, prior to 1639. This is what I have and that is why I am asking for help. I can tell you his descendants all the way back to Thomas but nothing sound or solid to bridge proving who he was in London,
England. :confused:
 
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https://familysearch.org/search/catalog/331585?availability=Family History Library



Land records, 1635-1912; general index, 1635-1916
Authors:
Wethersfield (Connecticut). Town Clerk (Main Author)
Format:
Manuscript/Manuscript on Film
Language:English
Publication:Salt Lake City, Utah : Filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, 1948, 1982, 1986
Physical:28 microfilm reels ; 35 mm.

He was given land but sold or deeded it to another. I am going to see what u have posted a link to although this may already be a known record, I Thank you so much for the help.welcome. If you know of anything else please let me know.welcome I appreciate any help on this subject that anyone can assist me with.
 

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