1609 - 1676
Giddings (Goodwin), formerly of Clapham, Beds., England. Principal heir of his father who left about 30 acres of land. Described himself as a yeoman on his marriage bond, although on the embarkation papers, he is described as a husbandman. He emigrated with various members of his wife's family on the Planter, embarked 2 April 1635, at the Port of London. The ship left after April 11, 1635 and arrived in Boston on Sunday, June 7, 1635. Probably had Puritan sympathies. From "The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776"With certificate from St.Albans parish, Herts: John Tuttell, mercer 39; Joan Tuttell 42; John Lawrence 17; William Lawrence 12; Marie Lawrence 9; Abigall Tuttell 6; Symon Tuttell 4; Sara Tuttell 2; John Tuttell 1; Joan Antrobus 65; Marie Wrast 24; Thomas Greene 15; Nathan Heford 16, servant to John Tuttell; Marie Chittwood 24; Thomas Olney, shoemaker 35; Marie Olney 30; Thomas Olney 3; Epenetus Olney 1; George Giddins, husbandman 25; Jane Giddins 20; Thomas Savage, tailor 27; Richard Harvie, tailor 22; Francis Peboddy, husbandman 21; William Wilcockson, linen weaver 34; Margaret Wilcockson 24; John Willcockson 2; Ann Harvie 22; William Beardsley, mason 30; Marie Bea(r)dsley 26; Marie Bea(r)dslie; John Bea(r)dslie 2; Joseph Bea(r)dslie 6 months; Allin Perley, husbandman 27; William Felloe, shoemaker 24; Francis Baker, tailor 24: and the following servants of George Giddins: Thomas Carter 25; Michell Williamson 30; Elizabeth Morrison 12. Arrived with servants Thomas Carter, Michael Willmson, and Elizabeth Morrison, cert. from St. Albans, Herts, Eng., came in the Planter April 2, 1635. Settled at Ipswich; propr.; frm. Sept. 7, 1638. Memb. Court valuation com. 13 May, 1640; deputy, town officer. Gave land to son Samuel 30 March, 1675. He deposed March 29, 1659, ae. about 40 years; called Simon Tuttle bro.; his son Thomas was then 23 and John ae. 20. Admin. gr. to his widow Jane 27 (4) 1676. [Es. Inst. Coll. III, 184, Reg. XXXVI, 319.] Agreement made by his sons Thomas, John, James and Samuel 26 Sept. 1676. Savage New England Register, Volume #2, Geraerd - Gifford A Genealogical Dictionary of The First Settlers of New England Before 1692 Volume 2 Geraerd Gifford By James Savage Special thanks to Robert Kraft and his assistant Benjamin Dunni [[vol. 2, p. 249]] GIDDINGS, *GEORGE, Ipswich, came in the Planter 1635, aged 25, with w. Jane, d. of John Tuttle, 20, freem. 7 Sept. 1638, rep. 1641, and 8 yrs. more; had Thomas, John, James, Samuel, Joseph, and Mary, wh. m. Samuel Pearce, or Pierce; and he d. 1 June 1676, leav. good est. His w. outliv. him. Often it is spelt Gittings. He had a lawsuit on a very gr. question, of wh. Hutch. Coll. 287, gives full and interest. report. *JOHN, Ipswich, perhaps br. of the preced. rep. 1653-5, d. a. 1680, leav. three ds. beside s. Thomas, and William, of wh. the elder d. soon after his f. JOSEPH, Ipswich, s. of George, freem. 1682, had Joseph, and d. 1691. SAMUEL, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 4 Oct. 1671, Hannah Martin, and had sec. w. Elizabeth THOMAS, Ipswich, br. of the preced. m. 23 Feb. 1668, Mary, d. of William Goodhue, had three ch. and was freem. 1675. English Origins of New England Families G974 E58rs from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, second series, vol. II. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality, ed. John Camden Hotten G929.3 H834. English Origins of New England Families - article by David L. Green, pub. 1985. Paul E. Phillips PEP-BR@worldnet.att.net http://www.primenet.com/~langford/spls/635ma001.htm#Planter Ships to America - The Planter, 1634/5 See Supplement to Essex County Probate Records Vol./page: VI:168,207 --------- marriage bond shows the following [in Latin]: George Giddinge of Clapham , co. Bedd, yeoman, and John Tuttle [George's future step-father-in-law] are bound for £100. . . 20 February 1633 [/4]. [In English] George Giddinge Batchelor & one Jane Lawrence of St Albans maiden are licensed to be married together; therefore there shall not hereafter appeare any lawful impediment…. And that the sd marriage be penty [presently?] solomised in the pish [parish] church of St Albans or St Peters And that between the howers of eight and twelve of the clock in the forenoone… (Hertford Record Office; Ref. no. ASA 22/1) The marriage of George "Goodwin" and Jane Lawrence was performed the same day at the parish church of St Peters, St Albans, Hertfordshire. (Source: St Peters Parish Registers, Hertford Record Office) There were two George Giddings baptised at Clapham at about the same period; the first was the son of Henry and Elizabeth (Russell) Giddings, baptised 1 November 1607 and the other was the son of John & Joan (Purrier) Giddings, baptised 24 September 1609. The evidence for the conclusion that the emigrant was the George baptised in 1609 is circumstantial. "Geo Giddins" is listed as twenty-five years old in the April 1635 passenger list. This fits the 1609 George who would not have been twenty-six for several more months. The other George was fully two years older. However, ages in passenger lists were often mere estimates by the recorder and ages provided for George Giddings of Ipswich, Mass., in later documents would have been appropriate for either child.
|???||Made a will (will)|
|24th Sep 1609||Baptised Clapham, Beds., England|
|20th Feb 1634||Married |
Giddings) 1614 - 1680 St Albans, Herts., England
|1st Jun 1676||Died Ipswich, Essex, MA, USA|