"Stephen Goodier son of Zacharie Goodier," was bound apprentice 14 Aug 1614 for seven years to Ralph Bowlton of the Merchant Tailors' Company, and admitted to the freedom of the Company 12 Nov 1621.
Stephen married first Mary _____, about 1625 in England. She was lost at sea in 1646 on Lamberton's "Phantom" ship, which contained goods to be sold in England and about 70 passengers.
Stephen married, about 1648, in New Haven, Margaret (Lewen) who was the widow of George Lamberton, also lost when his ship disappeared.
Life in London
Before he emigrated, Stephen was a goldsmith in London, England.
Stephen Goodyear, signed the New Haven Fundamental Agreement, but he was not in Mr. Newman's barn 4 June 1639, when the first 63 men signed. His name is first on the list of the following 43 signers. Other evidence points to his later arrival. His daughter Sarah was baptized and buried in England Nov. 1639, granted he could have left his wife home. He was first appointed a Deputy to the Court May 1641 and his son was baptized Aug 1641. Further a Mr. Goodyear was licensed 26 Jan 1640 to carry 250 passengers to New England in the St. John of London.
Stephen by the nature of his position in New Haven Colony is amply represented in the early colony records.
Hoadley, Charles J, MA. (editor) Records of the Colony and Plantation of New Haven, From 1638 to 1649.] Hartford: Case, Tiffany and Company, 1857. Goodyeare There are also a few listings under Goodyear.
New Haven town records, Vol I, 1649-1662 edited by Franklin Bowditch Dexter et al. Publ. New Haven: New Haven Hist. Soc. 1917. at Google Books
He was chosen a Deputy May 1641, and one of the two Magistrates (with Mr. Eaton) 27 Oct 1641 and 26 Oct 1642. 6 Apr 1643 he was a member of the advisory committee consulting with the New Haven Commissioners of the United Colonies. On an early rates list he had 9 heads in his family and an estate of £1000. He became the Deputy-Governor of New Haven Colony 26 Oct 1643 and remained in that office until he died. He was the Town auditor 22 Oct 1645; and one of six commissioners (17 June 1650) to set the boundaries between New Haven and MIlford.
Stephen Goodyear was given permission to brew beer for the town of New Haven, 1 Feb 1647. He was a merchant and a ship owner. He bought Shelter Island from Mr. Farrett 18 May 1641, and 10 years later, 9 June 1651, sold it for £1600 of merchantable sugar. He owned 5/8 of the ship Swallow with Edward Stanton. 1655-1657 he had an interest in the Iron Works at Stony River. The Colony of New Haven proposed to create a settlement at Delaware Bay. 10 Mar 1651, Stephen was part of the committee. He said in 1655 that he would be interested in settling there himself. The venture to Delaware Bay never materialized.
27 May 1658 Goodyear returned to London, England, after June 30, 1657, and died there.
John, b. 8 March 1650/1; bapt. in 1651; d. abt. Nov 1702; m. 26 June 1683 Abigail Gibbard, daughter of William and Anna (Tapp) Gibbard
Esther, b. 12 May 1654; bapt. May 1654; d. 9 Feb 1690/1; m. 10 Aug. 1682 Nathan Smith
↑ 1.01.11.21.18.104.22.168 Jacobus, Donald Lines (compiler). Families of Ancient New Haven, Vol I-VIII. and Index Vol IX New Haven: 1931. Reprint, Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1974, 1981, 1997. Originally published as New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes I-VIII. Rome, NY and New Haven, CT 1922-1932.
↑ 4.04.1 Hinman, Barry E. "The Burial of Stephen Goodyear 7 May 1658. New England Historical and Genealogical Register.
↑ 5.05.15.25.35.45.5 Jacobus, Donald Lines. "Deputy-Governor Stephan Goodyear of New Haven, Reverend John Bishop of Stamford, and the Lake and Watts Families of Boston." The American Genealogist 16:193 (1940).
↑ Sir Edward Lake's Interviews with Charles I, Camden Society Miscellany volume 4, 1859 - introduction p.ix
S-23The American Genealogist. New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, 1937-. (Online database. AmericanAncestors.org. New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2009 - .)
S-2000430122 Title: English Origins of New England Families, Vol. I Repository: #R-2053623813
S-34 Title: London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 Publication: Ancestry.com Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Church of England Parish Registers, 1538-1812. London Metropolitan Archives and Guildhall Library Manuscripts, London.Images produced by permission of the City of London Repository: #R-2066702049
S-88 Title: Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s Author: Gale Research Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009.Original data - Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s. Farmington Hills, MI, USA: Gale Research, 2009. Repository: #R-2066702049
S-89Genealogy of the Goodyear family. San Francisco: Cubery, 1899. Open Library
I don't think we have an explanation of why he returned to London. I don't think he intended to stay. His wife returned and died in New Haven. p. 39 deals with his death. If you want to add something appropriate to the section on his death, please do so.
It is said that Stephen died in London, England but signed the New Haven Fundamental Agreement and had at least one child in America. Since he owned a ship this is possible but some explanation would be very desirable.
Goodyear-123 and Goodyear-196 appear to represent the same person because: Birth about same time in England. Both married Mary. Daughter Rebecca was born at same time and married same person. Please read bio for Stephen and merge. Thanks.