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Edward Gold (1607 - 1685)

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Edward Gold aka Gould
Born in Hawkhurst, Kent, Englandmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Boston,Suffolk,MAmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hingham, Plymouth, Massachusetts, New Englandmap
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Edward Gold was born about 1607, based on his age of 28 in 1635.[1] It has been suggested by Savage that Edward was from Hawkhurst,[2] based on other passengers on the Elizabeth being from Hawkhurst. But the surviving Hawkhurst registers have no one by that surname in the 16th or 17th centuries.[3]

Edward Gold, age 28, embarked on the Elizabeth (Mr. Wm. Stagg master) for New England on April 9, 1635. On the 6th of April Jarvice Gold, age 30, also embarked on the Elizabeth. For this reason, it is often assumed that they were brothers.[1]

Edward was a pail-maker. He first lived in Hingham, Massachusetts, removed to Boston, Massachusetts, by 1657, and returned to Hingham by 1663.[3]

Edward married Margaret, widow of George Bacon, by 1643. She died 6 or 7 Feb. 1682/3.[3] Margret, 6 Feb 1682(p25)[4]

Edward died 16 February 1684/5[3](p28)[4]


  1. Hannah Gould, bp Hingham 12 March 1642/3[3](p15)[5]no further record[3]
  2. Sarah Gould b. c 1648;[3]bp. 29 Nov. 1658 died at Hingham 11 Feb 1731/2(p100)[4] in her 85th year;[3] m. in Hingham 29 November 1675 Arthur Cain[3]24 Nov 1675(p16)[4]
  3. Abigail Gould b. say 1650, bp Hingham 21 November 1658;(p108)[5][3] m. Roxbury, Massachusetts 10 March 1669/[70?] Thomas Lyon[3] "Edward Goulds Daughter married Mar. 14 1669."(p295)[4]
  4. Hannah Gould b. say 1653 bp. Hingham 31 May 1660;[3] m. Hingham 26 February 1673/4 Samuel Hobart.[3](p.14)[4]
The baptisms of these children do not list a parent. But there are no other likely Gould's for these daughters to belong to. Jarvis Gould seems to have had only sons and Robert Gould is too young. Also the 3 last baptisms appear to have occurred when the girls were 8 to 10, which is unusual, because the usual scenario for late baptisms is all on the same day.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Hotten, John Camden (editor). The Original Lists of Persons of Quality: Emigrants, Religious Exiles, Political Rebels, Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years, Apprentices, Children Stolen, Maidens Pressed, and Others, who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. London: John Camden Hotten, 1874. (p. 54)
  2. Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692. Vol. I-IV. Boston, MA, USA: 1860-1862.
  3. 3.00 3.01 3.02 3.03 3.04 3.05 3.06 3.07 3.08 3.09 3.10 3.11 3.12 3.13 Great Migration 1634-1635, G-H. (Online database. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009.) Originally published as: The Great Migration, Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2003. See Anderson for original sources.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 Vital Records of Hingham, Massachusetts, ca. 1639-1844. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006. Vital Records of Hingham, Massachusetts, ca. 1639-1844. Hersey, Reuben. Mss 901. R. Stanton Avery Special Collections Department, New England Historic Genealogical Society.) At AmericanAncestors
  5. 5.0 5.1 "The Hobart Journal." New England Historical and Genealogical Record 121:

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