Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

Bridgett MNU Gooch

Female Abt 1630 - Bef 1688  (~ 57 years)


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  • Name Bridgett MNU Gooch 
    Birth Abt 1630  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Bef 1688  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30572  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 1 Cyprian Thoroughgood,   b. Bef 1615, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1661, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 46 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1656  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Thoroughgood,   b. Abt 1639, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1659, St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 21 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F9550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 William Gooch,   b. 1626, Mettingham, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 29 Oct 1655, Yorktown, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 29 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1647  St. Mary's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Gooch,   b. Abt 1648   d. Aft 1733, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 86 years)  [Father: Adopted]
     2. Mary Gooch,   b. Abt 1650   d. 4 Sep 1691, Perquimans County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 41 years)  [Father: Adopted]
     3. Anne Gooch,   b. Bef 1655, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 27 Oct 1701, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 46 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Elizabeth Gooch,   b. Bef 1655, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F9751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Family 3 John Rev. Leggate,   b. Bef 1641, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Mar 1663, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 22 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1662  Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John 'Leggate' Lidyatt,   b. Bef 1667   d. 10 May 1694, Calvert County, Maryland - inventory Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 27 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F13253  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

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  • Notes 

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      Charles County Circuit Court, Liber B, 10 Aug 1665, Page 473
      Mrs. Brigit Leggate enters her mark of hogs and cattle
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber D, supplement Page 1; 2 Jul 1670;
      Deed of Gift from William Marshall of Piquasquo, planter, unto the inhabitants of Charles County and the Protestant Minister and inhabitants; 30 head of cattle in custody of Francis Pope and Bridgett Legate for use of minister Mathew Hill; overseers Mathew Hill, Humph. Warren of Hatton's Point, and John Bowles at Pickywaxen; /s/ Wm. Marshall (mark); wit. Mathew Hill, Alex. Gallant, John Long (mark)
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      Charles County Circuit Court Liber P, Page 26
      17 Mar 1688; Indenture from John Gooch, planter, to Humphrey Warren; for a sum of money, Warren to take care of Gooch for his natural life and provide for his niece Brigett Fendall to age 16 or day of marriage; Goods gives a parcel of land on the west side of Wicomico River formerly in possession of Briget Legate, now in possession of John Gooch; patent dated 1 May 1676; containing 400 acres; /s/ John Gooch; wit. Thomas Whichaley, Michael Webb, Jeffery Cole (mark)
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      Archives of Maryland, Volume 51, Chancery Court Proceedings, 1674-75 Page 147;
      http://aomol.net/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/000001/000051/html/am5 1--147.html
      To his Excellency the Capt Generall The Humble petition of Bridgett Liget pt Widow Sheweth That one William Smoot haveing a patent for a parcell of Land Lying on the west Side of Wiccocomoco in Charles Coty adjoyning to the Land of John Hatch his Land four hundd acres more or Less the Said Land by Severall measne a ments Came to the Seizin & possession of Thomas Carvile & he being & possesst thereof did for a valuable Consideracon to him Se red to be paid by John Leget petrs late husband deced assigned the Sd four hundd acres to your petrs Said husband but before the Consideracon was paid the Said John Leget Dyed After whose Death yor petr altogether Ignorant of the sd assignmt to her husband makes a new Contract the Sd Thomas Carvile for the absolute purchaseing of the premisses to her & her heirs f or Ever Whereupon the sd Thomas in Consideration of the Sume of four thousand four hundred pounds of Tobacco to him paid by yor petr assigned the p'misses to yor petr by Virtue whereof She hath ever Sythence held ye possession of the prmisses & hath been at Great Charge in Building & Clearing & paid the Rent to this time That yor petr is now informed yt her Sd husband by virtue of ye assignmt from Carvile dyed Seized of ye prmisses & he dying wthout issue ye Sd four hundd acres of Land are become Escheated Now for as much as ye prmisses is ye onely Support & Livelyhood of yr poor petr She humbly Implores yor Lpp wod be Graciously pleased to issue out yr Lpps Writt of mandamus to Such psons as yr Lpp Shall think fitt of yor Coty of Charles Coty in ordr to ye Echeating of ye Sd Lands to his Ldps use & tht threupon yor petr may have ye preemption threof & a patent for ye Same & yr petr as in duty bound Shall Pray Granted
      Caecilius &c To our Trusty and Welbeloved John Bowles John Douglas & Robert Poyne of our County of Charles County Greeting We Command you or any two of you that by the Oaths of twelve Good and Lawfull men of your Said County of Charles County by whom the truth of the matter may the better be known & Enquired of that you or any two of you diligently Enquire what Lands & Tenemts John Leget late of Charles County deced dyed Seized of at the time of his Death as of ffee in the Sd Coty of Charles County & of what mannor & under what Rents or Services & how much those Lands & Tenemts are of value by the year in all issues and at what time the Said John Leget dyed & who is his next heir & of what age the heir is and who those Lands & Tenemts from the time of the Death of the Said John Leget have or do Occupy and the issues or profits hath or doth Receive & by what Title & how and in what manner & who hath paid the Rent for the Same & to whom & the Inquisition thereof distinctly and openly made to us in our Chancery under yor hands & Seals and the hands and Seals by whom it Shall be made without delay you Send and this writt Wittness our Self &c the 21 Janry in the 43th year of our Dominion &Ca Annoq Domini 1674
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      Charles County Court Lib D, Page 180 or Maryland Archives Online V60:247)

      Note: [Pat Edwards ] there is a abstract issue in this record. At one place in the transcript, they eliminate the word "with" next to "his mother" and in another they include it. Nevertheless, it should be transcribed as the youth and his (Thorogood's) mother. She was never married to William Hungerford. Hungerford's wife was Ann Smoot who married William Barton and her child William Hungerford's guardianship was given to Thomas Smoot and passed to William Smoot.

      http://www.mdarchives.state.md.us/megafile/msa/speccol/sc2900/sc2908/00000 1/000060/html/am60--247.html

      William Smoote plt came to prosecute the suite by him Commenced
      agt Thoms Thorowgood
      Thoms Thorowgood Deft came also & Appeared to defd the suite
      comenced agt him by Wm Smoote
      Wm Smoot Plt Thoms Thorowgood Deft
      And whereupon the sd plt Complaineth agt the sd Thoms for tht
      whereas the sd Thoms did in the xxxvii yeare of the Dominion of
      Caecilius 1668 agree & faithfully promise unto the sd William
      tht is to say tht he the sd Thomas would well & truly teach Wm
      Hungerford to write & Cast Accts in Consideracon whereof the sd
      With did pay unto him the sd Thoms one boate of foureteene foot
      by the Keele one Cow & one yearleing Heifer Yet notwthstanding the
      sd Thoms his sd obligacon & agreemt little regarding but minding
      & fraudulently intending him the sd Witti of the sd boate & Cattle
      to deceive neither hath performed his sd agreemt but shortly after
      goeing out of the Country the sd youth negligently did leave un-
      taught & now doth altogether refuse to make him the sd William
      any reparacon whereby the sd Wm sth he is damnified to the Valew
      of 2900 lb of tob & thereupon he bringeth his suite
      Whereupon the Deft replied tht the plt never made any bargaine
      him for to teach the sd youth wth his mother Mrs Legatt &
      tht when he was out of the Country Mr Blakiston did teach the M
      youth.
      And hereupon the Court found noe Cause of Action Therefore
      It was ordered tht a Nonsuite pass agt the Plt wth Costs & chargs of
      suite, whereupon the Deft prefered this bill of Cost wch was al-
      lowed him
      3 daies Attendance 30 90
      2 Witness 3 daies aps 30 180
      A nonsuite 050
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      there is an error in this posting. Bridget was never married to William Hungerford. Hungerford's wife was Ann Smoot who married William Barton and her child William Hungerford's guardianship was given to Thomas Smoot and passed to William Smoot. refer to [Pat Edwards ] clarification in the above Charles County Court Lib D, Page 180 or Maryland Archives Online V60:247).

      Jean Burkhart
      jpburkhart@volusiacable.com

      I can't undo what people like Elise Jordan and Newman have done. It has been passed around from researcher to researcher for some time. I have therefore read a lot of Charles Co. original records. I have discovered that Bridget Legate was the mother of William Hungerford , Jr ( Charles County Court Lib D, Page 180 or Maryland Archives Online V60:247-) and therefore the widow of "a" William Hungerford [ this is not true] . Other court records prove her to have then married a minister named John Legett?Legate who was deceased by 1674 (Proceedings of Charles Co. Ct V60). I then found the court record you cite re the deed from John Gooch to Humphrey Warren in return for lifetime care and providing for Gooch's neice, Bridget Fendall (Lib CD, Fol 55). I have a copy of the original deed and it also declares that John Gooch was the son of Bridget Legate/Legett. Therefore, for Bridgett Fendall to have been John Gooch's neice, her mother would have been John's sister and a daughter of Bridgett Legate who at one time had been married to a Gooch.
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      Contributed by Shirley Middleton Moller
      CCLR IB 5. 126-128
      16 Mar 1802 Indenture.
      From: John Maddox
      To: William Thomas of Saint Marys County
      For the sum of five shillings current Money; those tracts or parcels of Land hereafter mentioned, lying in Wm & Mary Parish Charles County, a tract granted to Bridget Legate containing four hundred acres; also that tract of Land granted to Humphry Warren called tan Yard, containing seventy nine acres. /s/ Jno Madddox; Wit: Robert Crain, Richd Briscoe Recorded 16 Mar 1802
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      Cheeke {Sic Speke} Thomas, 16th Aug., 1659; 21st Sept., 1669. To Henry Merost, Mr. Legate, Mrs. Thorowgood, personalty. Robert Massey and Thomas Thorowgood, exs. and residuary legatees. Test: John Hodgson, Sr., Adam Bankes. 1. 346.

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