My ancestor, Benjamin Goodman, was reprieved from an English jail and sent to Barbados in 1672. In 1674 a Captain Thomas Harwood (may be misspelled) was granted 650 acres for the transporting of approx 14 individuals (including Benjamin Goodman) into the province of Maryland.
The next appearance my family has been able to find of Benjamin is an instance of Benjamin Goodman and Lucie Blackwell in 1701. They are a married couple, living in VA, and having their first-born son, Samuel, baptized in St. Peters' Parish in New Kent County.
It appears that Lucie's family was from New Kent County in VA and had lived there for many years. It would seem likely that VA is where Benjamin and Lucie would have been married. But I have not found so much as a trace. Less likely, but still plausible, Benjamin and Lucie could have married in Maryland. But I have not been able to find a trace of the marriage there either.
I thought I had this marriage certificate, but I do not. Can some kind-hearted genealogist please help me find this marriage license/certificate?