|Notes for (GOODLOE)|
|Many genealogists have Mary Weekes, daughter of Abraham Weekes married to George Goodloe. This is incorrect. |
Paul Miller Goodloe who wrote the Goodloe Genealogy in 1982 negates it and this is why:
"Various individuals have reported Mary Goodloe's maiden name to have been Gibson or Weeks. Much searching has been done by many seriously interested parties, but there has been no proper documentation of the name Gibson and Weeks has proven incorrect. First, W. G. Stanard in VA Magazine of History and Biography, Oct. 1897, quoted a power of attorney from Mildred, widow of Abraham Weekes to Henry Goodloe as her son (sic)...grandson, but in 1898 a Mr. Eastman examined the original document and reported that Henry Goodloe was referred to as "my loving friend" by Mildred Weeks and not as "my loving son." It is also clear that this power of attorney was executed by Millicent and not "Mildred" Weeks. Another POA read: I do hereby empower Henry Goodloe to apprear for me in Middlesex Court there to acknowledge unto my dau. Mary Weeks and James her son, four Negro slaves who are mentioned in a deed of gift being dated with these presents and for your doing this shall be your sufficient warrant as witness my hand 2 oct. 1703."
Secondly, Abraham Weeke's will shows that Mary Weekes didn't marry George Goodloe. He names Letty & Elizabeth with their married names and even John Jones as s-i-l, but Mary is not married. Infact, she doesn't get married until 3rd of November, 1708, and that was to William Faulkener. (Christ Church Parish Register, Middlesex Co., VA....p. 81)
The will of Abraham Weekes was dated, January, 1691-2. and proved March, 1691-2; legatees: son Francis, daughter Mary , daughter Letty Lidford, neice Katherine Collins, daughter Elizabeth Wheeling, son-in-law John Jones. Mr Matthew Lidford, Mr. Francis Weekes, and Mr. Henry Williamson, executors. Virginia Tax Records, Tithables of Lancaster Co., Virginia, 1654 p. 245
George (1637 - 1710) & Mary Goodloe's first child was born in 1672. Since Mary Weekes was not married in 1691/92, she couldn't be the wife of George Goodloe.
Thanks to Margaret (email@example.com ) for pointing this information to me!
|Notes for George (Spouse 1)|
| In the name of God Amen I George Goodloe of Middlesex County Senior being Sick and weak of body but of Sound and perfect Sense and Memory thankes be to Almighty God do make and Ordaine this my last will and Testament in Manner & form following (vizt.) Impr. I resigne my Soul unto the hand of Almighty -- who gave it in hopes of a Joyfull resurrection in and through the meritts of my Ever blessed Saviour Jesus Christ my body I recomend to ye Earth to be decently buryed in Chritian buriale at ye discretion of my Executrix here in after Named and as to what wordly estate both reall and personall that it hath pleased Almighty God of his infinite Mercy to bestow upon me I give bequeath and dispose there of in Manner and forme following (that is to Say) Item I lend all my estate both reale and personall unto my dear wife Mary Goodloe for and during her Natureall life and after ye decease of my Said Dear wife I give and bequeath all my said estate to my three Children Henry Goodloe Mary Carter and Anne Cranke to be Equally divided among them Share and Share alike to them and their respective heires forever Item I give and bequeath unto my Grandchild John Crank a patent for Sixty Acres of Land my plantation whereon I now live being part thererof to have and to hold the Same to him and his heires forever according to patent Item I Give and bequeath unto my Grandchild George Carter two Cows to be paid him out of my Sd. estate after the decease of my Said dear wife Lastly I nominate Constitute and Appoint my Said Dear wife Mary Goodloe whole and Sole Executrix of this my last will and Testament hereby revoaking Annulling & makeing Voyd all other wills and bequests by me at any time before made doe publish and declareth this to be my last will and Testament In witness whereof I have hereunto Set my hand & Seale this 7th day of December Anno Dom 1710. Signed Sealed published & Signum|
declared in the presence George X Goodloe (Seal)
of us. John Owen 1710
Signum John H Hand
Hanah H Owen
At a Court held for Midd'x County the 2d day of January Anno Dom 1710. This will this day proved in Court by the Oath of John Owen one of the witnesses to it which is hereby certified
Test Wil Stanard ClCou At a Court held for Midd'x County the 8th day of Febry 1710
This will this day proved in Court by the Oath of John Hand and Hanah Owen & Admitted to record
Test Wil Stanard ClCou
Truly recorded Test R Hickinson DCl Cou
" George Goodloe was born at Aspal, Lancashire, England, in 1639, and coming to America entered land in Middlesex county, Virginia, May 28, 1674. There he passed away about 1710. " from Tennessee the Volunteer State 1769–1923: Volume 2 HALLUM WOOD GOODLOE.
|Last Modified 25 Sep 2003||Created 7 Feb 2004 by Robert W. Avent|