Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
I have spent a great deal of time and money on this research. Research involves travel and many expenses.
Some research "things to do" are not done for years, because I do not have the money to do them.
Please Donate Here to support the ongoing research and to keep this website free.
Rev. Thomas Goddard (see here),
Rector of North Wraxall, Wiltshire, 1697 to 1708:
Rector of North Wraxall, Wiltshire (see map). Appointed 7 Oct 1697, succeeding Rev. John Beale.
He mar 30 Sept 1700, North Wraxall, to Ann Beale [or Anne, born 9 Nov 1680, dau of Rev. John Beale].
Rev. Thomas got MA from Oxford in 1705.
Canon of Windsor 1707-1731.
He was appointed 26 May 1707 to the 5th stall in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Resigned from North Wraxall 19 May 1708.
Rector of North Tidworth, Wiltshire, 1708 to 1731:
Rector of North Tidworth, Wiltshire (see map) from 1708 to death 1731.
See "Epistle to Mr. Goddard", a poem addressed to him by William King in 1710.
Rector of St Benet Fink, London, 1725.
Ann died 27 Nov 1727, age 47 yrs.
dated 14 Apr 1731.
He died 10 May 1731, or 12 May, age 57 yrs.
Probate 28 May 1731. Probate book has date "vigesimo octavo die mensis maii" (twenty eighth day of the month of May).
Though transcript thought will proved Aug 1731. (Might be a mis-reading of "octavo" as "eighth month".)
Rev. Thomas and Ann had issue:
No Thomas is listed among the sons
in GODDARD in
[Burkes LG, 1838].
However we know a Thomas existed from his baptism and his father's will.
We are reliant on Fuller for the information that our Capt. Thomas Goddard is the same as the Thomas Goddard, son of Rev. Thomas Goddard. More work could be done to prove this.
Arms of Goddard and Beale.
From the arms of the 32 ancestral lines of James Franklin Fuller, made out in 1909 by the Dublin Office of Arms.
Courtesy of Teresa Stokes.
(Left) See full size.
(Right) See full size.
The will of Rev. Thomas Goddard, 1731.
Mentions his sons John, Thomas and Henry.
"Rev. Mr. Goddard, Rector of Tidworth" is listed on p.xix as a subscriber to Twenty-four Sermons by Leonard Twells, 1743.
Would look like Rev. Thomas Goddard but he died 1731. This is unexplained.
Clergy of North Tidworth does not show any other Rev. Goddard.
"Epistle to Mr. Goddard".
A poem addressed to Rev. Thomas Goddard by the poet William King in 1710.
This is in the chapter on William King in Lives of the Most Eminent English Poets by Samuel Johnson (1779-81).
Above is from p.305 of vol.9 of 1810 edn.
The notes in the 1810 edn.