William Golding seems to be a very wealthy man because at his death, his only son John "received property in Devonshire, (probably Devonshire, Bermuda) his father's library of collected works (which must have been extensive because various books were also given by name to other specific people), and...a slave as well as some other items."
"The Reverend William Goulding was in Warwick Tribe (original areas, parishes, partitioned off to the investors of the Company ) by the fall of 1638."
"Rector of St. Georges Parish in Bermuda, 1643-48."
"Golding, William, was present at the Thursday Lecture in Boston, 5 Nov. 1646, and sailed the same month for England. He had been the minister of Bermuda." 
He passed away in early 1648 "Whyte left for England early in 1648...Goulding died soon after his colleague's departure" in Bermuda (this is where the will was filed). "His wife's name was Elizabeth Chaddock and her family line is now known -- BUT she was John Golding's stepmother. She had been married twice before to William Seymour and to Richard Waylett, having had children with both. " 
An interesting article about the Eleuthra Experiment and it's connection to Harvard University .
Goulding, William. Servants on Horse-Back: Or, a Free-People bestrided in their persons and Liberties, by worthlesse men: being A Representation of the Dejected State of the Inhabitants of Summer Islands. Containing Short Illustrations upon a Petition Presented to the High Court of Parliament for Redress. 1648. (JCB NYPL), 
William Goulding, Servants on Horse-Back...being A Representation of the dejected state of the Inhabitants of Summer Islands..., 1648 
Julia Mercer, on p. 74 of her Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century, refers to him as John Golding (almost certainly an error) and mentions son, John Golding; wife, Elizabeth; also Mary Waylett, "dau. of Richard Waylett, my predecessor."
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