'Goodwin1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Godwyn of Clistwell, Goodwyne of Kesgrave, Goodwyn (Goodwin) of Torrington, Goodwin of Winchendon (Winchington), Goodwine of Woburn Deincourt

Lipscomb describes the arms of this family (quartered with Tyringham, Bledlow, Catesby, Saunders & Chesham) as 'Party per pale Or. and Gu. a lion ramp. bet. three fleurs-de-lis, counterchanged'.
John Goodwin in Woodburn Deyncourt (d 1488)
VCH (Buckinghamshire, vol 3, 'Parishes: Wooburn') identifies this John as father of John, grandfather of Sir Francis. However, Lipscomb starts with a William (citizen of London) who bought Nether Winchendon c1558 and was father of the John who m. Katherine Bledlow. The dates support there being an additional generation.
1. William Goodwin of London & Nether Winchendon (a 1558)
  A. Blase Goodwin
  B. John Goodwine of Woburn Deincourt (d 11.05.1558) the first mentioned by Visitation
m. Katharine Bledlow (dau/coheir of Thomas Bledlow by Elizabeth Starkey)
  i. Sir John Goodwine of Winchington or Winchendon, Sheriff of Bedfordshire & Buckinghamshire (d 1597)
  Lipscomb does not follow this line. Visitation shows just one wife for John, Anne Spencer. BEB1844 (Spencer of Yarnton) suggests that Anne dsp but Visitation, supported by HoP ('Francis Goodwin'), shows Anne as mother of Sir Francis. HoP identifies Anne as Sir John's 2nd wife. It appears that his 1st wife was ...
  m1. Elizabeth Throckmorton (dau of Sir Robert Throckmorton of Coughton)
  a. Muriella Goodwin probably of this generation, of this marriage
m. Thomas Babington of Kiddington
  m2. Anne Spencer (dau of Sir William Spencer)
  b. Sir Francis Goodwine of Upper Winchington or Winchendon (b 1564, d 10.08.1634, MP)
  m. Elizabeth Grey (dau of Arthur, Lord Grey of Wilton)
  (1) Arthur Goodwin of Upper Winchendon
  m. Jane Wenman (dau of Richard Wenman, Viscount of Tuam)
  (A) Jane Goodwin (d 21.04.1658)
  m. (07.09.1637) Philip Wharton, 4th Lord (b 1613, d 05.02.1695-6)
  (2) Margaret Goodwin
m. William Elmes of Lilford
  Not mentioned by Visitation but identified in BLG1952 (Ricketts) as a younger son of Sir Francis by Elizabeth Grey was ...
  (3) Robert Goodwin of Winchendon
  (A) Mary Goodwin (b c1662, d 1758)
  m. (1678) William Ricards, later Ricketts (d 1700)
Identified in TCP (Sandys) as widow of a John Goodwin of Over Winchendon was the following Anne. However, VCH suggests that Sir John's widow was called Elizabeth (wife of Thomas Stukley in 1600).
  m3. Anne Baker (a 1635, dau of Sir Richard Baker of Sisinghurst)
  Possibly of this generation, but (if so) by which wife is not known, were ...
  c. Parnall Goodwin
  m. Sir Thomas Rous of Dennington and Henham Hall
d. Elizabeth Goodwin
  m. Edmund D'Oyly of Shottisham & Pondhall (d 1612)
  ii. Parnell or Petronilla Goodwin (b c1512, d 29.12.1594)
  m. Thomas Tyringham (d 29.03.1595-1599, son of Thomas of Tyringham by Anne Catesby)
  iii. Catherine Goodwin possibly of this generation
  m. Sir Philip Parker of Erwarton, Sheriff of Suffolk (a 1578)
  iv. Cicely Goodwin possibly of this generation
  m. William Purefoy of Hollingbourne, later of Shalstone (b 01.03.1524, d 05.07.1595)
  v. Joyce Goodwin  possibly of this generation
  m1. (by 10.1558) Robert Saunders of Flore (b c1514, d 1559)
  m2. Anthony Carleton of Baldwin Brightwell (d 1575)
  vi. Mary Goodwin possibly of this generation
  m. Thomas Saunders (d 1585, brother of Robert)
  vii. Amphilis Goodwin possibly of this generation
  m. John Middlemore of Hawkeslowe (d 1597)



Vivian describes the arms of this family as 'Or., on a fesse between six lions' heads erased Gu. an annulet of the field'. This indicates that there was no close connection between the following family and the one shown above.
Henry Goodwyne of Kesgrave, Suffolk
1. John Goodwyne of Kesgrave
  m. Dorothy Leigh (dau of Richard Leigh of Norwich)
  A. Henry Goodwyn (Goodwin) of Torrington, Devon (a 1620, 7th/youngest son)
  m1. (04.11.1602) Suzan Cutcliffe (dau of Thomas Cutcliffe of Ilfracombe)
  i.+ issue (a 1620) - Charles (b c1610), John, George, Margaret, Anne
  B.+ other issue - John, George, Christopher, Henry, Edmond, William



Vivian describes the arms of this family as the same as those of the family shown just above. This suggests that they were closely connected.
Walter Godwyn of Clistwell in Plymtree, Devon
1. William Godwyn of Clistwell
  m. Joane Freere (dau/heir of John Freere of Thorverton)
  A. John Godwyn of Clistwell
m1. Elizabeth Mallack of Axmouth
  i. Thomas Godwyn of Clistwell & London
  m. Ann Peacock (dau of Thomas Peacock of Cotfall (by Ann, sister of Richard Cotton of Whyttingdon & dau of a sister of Sir John Done of Done), m2. Justice Smyth, m3. ?? Butler)
  a. Ann Godwyn
  Vivian shows that Ann's first husband was _ Crane of Norfolk. CTG (vol 7. p83) identifies him as ...
  m1. Henry Crane of Suffolk ## see here ##
  (1) Joan Crane
  m. Sir John Harvey
  m2. John Stumpe (of the Inner Temple)
  m3. John Warneford (d by 1631)
  ii. Joane Godwyn
  m. Henry Ratcliff of Broadclist
  iii. Agnes Godwyn
  m1. Robert White
  m2. John Maunder
  m3. John Treslowe
  iv. Wynemond Godwyn
  m. John Leighe
  v. Maude Godwyn
  m. John Yeo of Shobrook
  m2. Ann Forgett
  vi. John Godwyn
  vii. Florence Godwyn
  m. William Sandford of Combflory
  B. William Godwyn
  C. Joane Godwyn
  m. John Ware of Ottery St. Mary

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Buckinghamshire, 1634, 'Goodwin of Upper Winchendon') with a little support from Lipscomb (Bucks, vol 1, 'Pedigree of Goodwyn, or Goodwin, ...', p519)
[This section was first uploaded into a Temporary file on 24.11.05. It was amended on 19.09.13 and 07.10.15 before being moved here.]
(2) For middle section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Goodwyn of Torrington')
(3) For lower section : Visitation (J.L. Vivian (1895), Devon, 1531+1564+1620+additions, 'Godwyn of Clistwill')
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