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GOULD, Captain John

GOULD, Captain John

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  • Name GOULD, John 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 21 Jun 1635  Missenden, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened 21 Jun 1635  Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    _TAG Set Family Search - 2015 
    Buried 26 Jan 1709  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Jan 1710  Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Headstones Submit Headstone Photo Submit Headstone Photo 
    Person ID I19533  Joseph Smith Sr and Lucy Mack Smith | Joseph Sr.
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2017 

    Father GOULD, Zaccheus   Additional Information on GOULD, Zaccheus - I7110,   b. Oct 1589, Bovington, Hemel, Hertsfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1668, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Mother DEACON, Phebe ,   b. 3 Apr 1597, Hemel, Harts, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1663, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married Abt 1619  Hempstead, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Family ID F9213  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 BAKER, Sarah ,   b. 9 Mar 1641, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1709, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 12 Oct 1660  Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. GOULD, John ,   b. 1 Dec 1662, Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1724, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
     2. GOULD, Sarah ,   b. 18 Dec 1664, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Dec 1723, Boxford, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     3. GOULD, Thomas ,   b. 14 Feb 1666, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1752, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. GOULD, Samuel ,   b. 9 Mar 1670, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Dec 1724, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +5. GOULD, Zaccheus ,   b. 26 Mar 1672, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1739, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     6. GOULD, Priscilla ,   b. 2 Nov 1674, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1715, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +7. GOULD, Captain Joseph ,   b. 24 Aug 1677, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. GOULD, Mary ,   b. 16 Jun 1681, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1753, Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F7906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 FRENCH, Phebe  
    Married 1689  Essex, Massachusetts, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. GOULD, Nathaniel
    Last Modified 13 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F22004  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 12 Oct 1660 - Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1689 - Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 26 Jan 1709 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 20 Jan 1710 - Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Lynn, Massachusetts Pine Grove Cemetery(Oldest Cemetery)
    Pine Grove Cemetery- Oldest Cemetery in Lynn, Essex, Massachusetts

    Headstones
    Captain John Gould Headstone
    Captain John Gould Headstone

  • Notes 
    • John Gould was born in Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire, England. In the town was an abbey and a register of the convent dates its foundation to 1133. A court book of a manor there says it was founded by the Doyleys and augmented by the Missendens pursuant to a vow. Sir William de Missenden gave the manor to the abbey and much later it became the House of Brudenells. Family tradition says an Uncle of John's was Master of the House of Brudenells, possibly Henry. A letter dated March 3, 1678, says "Mrs. Mary Gould is yet living and remains single still. Henry Gould is dead almost a year since."

      In 1638, John and his parents arrived in Charlestown, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Baker October 14, 1660 and they had eight children, John, Sarah, Thomas, Samuel, Zaccheus, Priscilla, Joseph, and Mary. About 1668, John became a stockholder in an iron foundry and eventually became a prominent resident of Topsfield, Massachusetts. Prior to the Salem Witch Trials, his nephew, John Wilde, wrongly accused him of treason.

      John was known to be a very outspoken patriot against the oppression of King Charles II. He was jailed by the colonial governor in Boston for his disloyalty to the crown, but was later released.

      In 1675-1676, John served during King Phillip's War, in the "Three-County Troop" under the command of Captain Hutchinson and later Captain Wheeler. He was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant and put in command of the Topsfield Company of militia.

      John is buried beside his father, Zaccheus Gould, at the Pine Grove Cemetery. Some descendents of the Gould family erected a monument at the cemetery commemorating John and Zaccheus. The Topsfield Historical Society commemorated John in the essay "John Gould – Patriot".

      Edward Robert Hale, grandson of Mattie Gould Hale and a descendant of John Gould and Sarah Baker, provided the following information regarding the Gould's eight children. The information was taken from a book written about the genealogy of the Gould Family.

      John (December 1, 1662 - 1724), married Phebe French in 1684

      Sarah (December 18, 1664 - 1723), married Joseph Bixby, Jr. in 1682

      Thomas (February 14, 1666 - 1752), married first Mary Yates in 1700. Thomas married second in 1728/29, the widow Mary Stanley

      Samuel (March 9, 1669/70 - 1724), married Margaret Stone in 1697

      Zaccheus (March 26, 1672 - 1739), married Elizabeth Curtice in 1703

      Priscilla (November 2, 1674 - 1715), married John Curtice, Jr. in 1695

      Joseph (August 24, 1677 - 1753), married Priscilla Perkins in 1712/13

      Mary (June 16, 1681 - May 11, 1689 one month short of her eighth birthday

  • Sources 
    1. [S1103] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1396334 for batch F869306, sheet 043, downloaded 17 Sep 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S1103] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, downloaded 29 Sep 2006 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S1103] International Genealogical Index(R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, citing microfilm 1396334 for batch F869306, sheet 043, downloaded 19 Dec 2009 (Reliability: 3).