Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.
Edward Goddard, MP,
MP for Marlborough, Mar-June 1679:
He became an MP in the March 1679 Parliament, for Marlborough.
His brother-in-law John Smith was also first elected in March 1679.
Edward died just 3 months after being elected.
He died 10 June 1679.
He was bur 11 June 1679 at Ogbourne St. Andrew.
Edward and Elizabeth had issue:
"Queen's Regiment of Foot",
18 Mar 1693.
(This was formerly the
Earl of Plymouth's Regiment of Foot,
whose name was changed to the
Queen's Own Regiment of Foot in 1685
and then to the Royal Regiment of Marines in 1703.)
He and his brother Henry joined their cousin Thomas Farrington's regiment (the 29th Regiment of Foot) 10 Mar 1702. Richard was 2nd Lieutenant (demotion from his former rank as Lieutenant).
On 25 Mar 1705 he received commission as Captain in Luke Lillingstone's Regiment of Foot (the 38th Regiment of Foot).
The regiment was sent to Ireland in 1705.
He was serving as Captain in this regiment in Ireland in 1706.
He died 1706, age 30 yrs.
Will proved in Ireland 1706. Will was burnt in 1922.
The regiment went to the West Indies in 1707.
Edward Goddard, MP, appears in Shaftesbury's list of MPs in 1679.
The Earl of Shaftesbury drew up a list of MPs for the March 1679 parliament to estimate their sympathies in the Exclusion Crisis. Shaftesbury wanted MPs to support him in excluding James, Duke of York from the throne because he was Catholic.
See abbreviations: "n" means did not sit in the old parliament and "H" means "Honest", meaning liable to support Shaftesbury and Exclusion.
Note Goddard's brother-in-law John Smith appears also.
Goddard did indeed vote for Exclusion, as did John Smith.
Above is from p.240 of "Shaftesbury's 'Worthy Men': A Whig View Of The Parliament Of 1679", J.R. Jones, Historical Research, November 1957, Volume: 30 Issue: 82 Page: 232-241.
Original list is in Shaftesbury papers. See old reference.
Section: "Official Army List for 1702 - corrected to December 1706".
From pp.97-98 of [English army lists, Vol.5: 1702-1707].
Section: "Regiments raised on the English Establishment, 1703-1706".
From pp.182-183 of same.
Section: "Lists of Officers serving in Regiments on the Irish Establishment in 1706".
From p.257 of same.
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