Samuel Aspinwall & Jemima Bachope Goddard Family
Few families are as truly “global” as descendants of this couple. Samuel’s ancestors, hailing originally from North Wiltshire, England, emigrated to colonial America about 1665. William and Elizabeth Miles Goddard established a large clan, prominent in Massachusetts for more than two centuries.
Samuel Aspinwall Goddard (1796-1886), however, moved back to the ancestral homeland in 1817. Though he married, raised a family and spent the rest of his life in the UK, he retained a strong interest in and affection for his American birthplace, and traveled back and forth frequently.
His equally-restless progeny made their way around the world, some returning permanently to the USA, others settling in Canada, and some venturing as far away as New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, and Australia.
References for this family:
"A Genealogy of the Descendants of Edward Goddard," by William Austin Goddard, 1833, M. Spooner, Worcester, Mass. USA. May be found in genealogical libraries, or purchased on CD from Stemmons Publishing.
"Recollections of Brookline: Being an account of the houses, the families and the roads in
Brookline Mass. USA in the years 1800-1810," by Samuel Aspinwall Goddard, 1873, E.C.Osborne, New Street, Birmingham, England. May be found in genealogical libraries, or an exact reproduction edition (BiblioBazaar, 2010) may be purchased through bookstores.
"The Samuel Goddard Families: A record of the descendants of William Goddard, Watertown, Mass. Immigrant of 1665," by Charles Austin Goddard II, 1935. May be found in genealogical libraries.