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Rev. Thomas Goddard

Proof of the link to England:
Proof that Capt. Thomas Goddard is son of Rev. Thomas Goddard, son of Edward Goddard, MP.
Extract from p.2 of letter of 1806.


Rev. Thomas Goddard (see here),
born 1674.
He was educ St Mary Hall, Oxford, and Magdalen College, Oxford. BA 1692.

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.
His mother's family had owned the manor in South Tidworth since 1650. At this time, his uncle John Smith the politician (died 1723) owned Tidworth House, South Tidworth.
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.

See his will 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:

  1. Edward Goddard,
    "Edward" in his brother John's will 1785 and Letter of 1806,
    "Edmond" in [Burkes LG, 1838],
    born Aug 1701.
    He mar 1729 to his 1st cousin Elizabeth Goddard.
    She was heiress of the Goddard estate of Hartham, Wiltshire.
    He is not listed in father's will of 1731.
    Elizabeth died 1783, buried at Eltham (where her dau lived).
    Edward fl 1785.
    They had issue:

    1. Anne Goddard.
      She mar Sir William James, 1st Baronet.
      They lived Eltham, near London.
      He died 1783, bur at Eltham.
      Anne inherited the Goddard estate of Hartham, Wiltshire.
      She built a new house, Hartham Park, completed in 1795.
      She died 1798, bur at Eltham.
      They had issue:

      1. Elizabeth Anne James,
        mar Thomas Parkyns, 1st Baron Rancliffe and had issue.

  2. Thomas Goddard,
    died young, there is another Thomas,
    bur 17 Oct 1702, North Wraxall.

  3. John Goddard,
    died young, there is another John,
    bur 1 Sept 1704, North Wraxall.

  4. Thomas Goddard,
    died young, there is another Thomas,
    bur 1 Apr 1705, North Wraxall.

  5. Thomas Goddard, born must be 1705,
    died young, there is another Thomas,
    died 19 Sept 1710,
    age meant to be 6 yrs, but must be born after Apr 1705, prob. age 5 yrs,
    bur in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.

  6. Anne Goddard,
    mar her 1st cousin Edward Grinfield and had issue.

  7. Rev. John Goddard,
    Rector of South Tidworth, Hampshire.
    Mentioned in father's will of 1731.

  8. Capt. Thomas Goddard,
    bapt 19 (or possibly 15) July 1711, North Tidworth, Wiltshire.
    "Tom" in letter of 1806.
    He was the 4th child called Thomas.
    He is mentioned in father's will of 1731.
    No Thomas is listed in Goddard of Hartham in [Burkes LG, 1838].
    However we know a Thomas existed from his baptism and his father's will.
    And letter of 1806 is proof that this is our Capt. Thomas Goddard.

  9. Henry Goddard,
    born 20 Nov 1712,
    bapt 27 Nov 1712, North Tidworth,
    age 15 when mother died 1727,
    Letter of 1806 says he went to live after 1727 with his uncle Henry Goddard, presumably in Ireland: "My Father took him when a boy from his Brother whose family was large, reared him and provided for him, and saved him afterwards from ruin as I have often heard him say & express great gratitude for.",
    mentioned in father's will of 1731,
    had issue:

    1. General Thomas Goddard,
      apparently Thomas Wyndham Goddard,
      born probably pre-1740.
      Famed for his actions in the First Anglo-Maratha War (1775-1782). This was fought between the British East India Company (who were defeated) and the vast Maratha Empire in India.
      The East Indiaman ship the General Goddard (1782) was named after him.
      He died 1783, buried at Eltham, near London (where his cousin lived).

North Tidworth church and rectory on 1873 map.
Rectory might have been different in Goddard's day.
See larger.

Holy Trinity Church, North Tidworth, Wiltshire.
Rev. Thomas Goddard was Rector here 1708 to 1731.
Photo 2009. From Geograph.
See more photos on Geograph and Wikimedia Commons.
See street view.

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.


Canon of Windsor

Rev. Thomas Goddard in 1707-31 was Canon of the 5th stall (out of 12 Canons' stalls) in the choir of St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

The choir of St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle.
Picture of 1818. See full size. From here.


"Epistle to Mr. Goddard" (1710)


"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.

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