Philip Goss IV and Mary (Kendall) Goss – the birth of four of their children

By January of 1749 Philip Goss IV was in Simsbury, Connecticut according to the deed dated January 1748/49 to Robert Gray and the recording date, featured in a past post.

For some reason, Philip decided to record the births of his children in Simsbury.  Based on the dates of birth of the first three children, they were probably born in Brookfield because Philip Goss and Mary were busy with selling land in Brookfield and Lancaster from 1745 to 1748 and had not left the area at that time. This deed to Robert Gray suggests that Philip was in Connecticut somewhere between January 1749 to April 1749. See past posts written about this deed.

Barbour Simsbury Births

Things get difficult in determining the birth location of Nathaniel Goss the 4th child. He might have been born in Windsor, Connecticut because that is where his grandmother Mary Kendall had migrated. This is according to the deed of land dated 1750 to Amos Rugg of Lancaster.  Of course, he could have been born in Simsbury and that is why Philip decided to record them all? See the previous post for a discussion of the deed that involved Mary (Kendall) Goss’s family.

  • Sarah Gofs Daughter of Phillip Gofs was Born July 4, 1745
  • Phillip Gofs Son of Phillip Gofs was Born August 12, 1746
  • Experience Gofs Daughter of Phillip Gofs was Born October 8th, 1747
  • Nathaniel Gofs Son of Phillp Gofs was Born January 26, 1748/9.

Source: Simsbury, Connecticut, births, marriages and deaths, transcribed from the town records and published by Albert c. Bates, 1898 Hartford. This is available at Hathi Trust Digital Library online for viewing.

Or The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records – Sherman 1802-1850 and Simsbury 1670-1855, compiled and edited by Lorraine Cook White, 1994-2002, Genealogical Pub. Co., page 107.  [see also COSS] Experience, d. Phillip, b. Oct. 8, 1747, Nathanael, s. Phillip, b. Jan 26, 1748/9, Phillip, s. Phillip, b. Aug. 12, 1746, Sarah, d. Phillip, b. July 4, 1745. has a partial listing. Some of the films at Family Search have a camera by them but you have to be in the library to view. 

Find A Grave has memorials to these people. Please be careful.  The children of Philip & Mary Goss are not correct. The last two children are of Philip Goss and Hannah Goss of Windsor, New Hampshire. Abel and Levi are their children.  I refer you to David P. Goss’s book which I feature in one of my PAGES above under Researchers of the Past. Also Ephraim Garrett Goss’s work that is at the Family History Library online at their website. Paul H. Goss’s work and more sources.

In a future post, I will write about Philip & Hannah Goss and their families. My goal at this time is to cover the life of Philip Goss IV and his wife Mary Kendall Goss.

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Goss and Kendall 1750: Another Deed for land in Leominister to Amos Rugg…

Philip Goss and his wife Mary are living in Hartford Co., Connecticut in 1750. Actually they are living in Simsbury which is part of the County of Hartford.  Mary’s mother is still living along with her brother John Kendall and they are residing in Windsor, Connecticut. We find them selling more land of the late John Kendall of Lancaster to an Amos Rugg of Lancaster in the following deed.

Portion of page 1 of the Kendall/Goss Deed to Amos Rugg of Lancaster, 1750

SOURCE: Deed 25 June 1750 of John Kendall of Windsor, Philip & Mary Goss Hartford Co. and Mary Kendall widow of Windsor of John Kendall dec’d of Lancaster selling land to Amos Rugg of Lancaster. Worcester Co. Deeds, Book 25, pages 79 and 80, recorded May 15, 1754.

Know all Men by these Prefents that Jno Kendall of Windsor Philip Goss & Mary his wife all in Hartford County and Colony of Connecticut and the Widow Mary Kendall of Windsor in the County aforesaid for an in confideration of one hundred and fifty tree pounds in bills of credit of old tenor in hand received paid by Amos Rugg of Lancaster in the County of Worcester, and Province of the Mafsachufetts Bay. We do therefore freely and abfolutely given grant bargain sell and confirm unto the said Amos Rugg and to his Heirs and afsigns a certain parcel of land lying in Leominister in the County of Worcester aforesaid viz: the south end of a lott of land of eighty acres which was laid out to John Kendall late of said Lancaster Deceased for forty acres viz: Twenty five acres and three quarters of an acre of said Lott bounded Easterly on land of Joseph Wheeler Southwardly on Land of Thomas Tuckor Westwardly on Land of Henry Willard and northardly part on Land of the Heirs of Joshua Pierce Dec’d and partly on the remaining part of ___same Lott of Land above mentioned

To have and to hold said granted and bargained premifes with all the Rights profit and appurtenances belonging or in any wife appertaining thereto to him the said Amos Rugg and unto his Heirs and afsigns for ever to his and their only use benefit & behoofe further more we the aid Jno Kendall Philip Gofs and Mary his wife and the Widow Mary Kendall ourselves and Heirs covenant with him the said Amos Rugg his Heirs and Afsigns forever that we are Lawfully seized of said granted and bargained premifes and have in our selves good right to dispose of the same and it is free and clear of all incumbrances what so Ever. To that the said Amos Rugg his heirs and afsign may forever heretoafter by force and Virtue of these Prefents Lawfully peaceably and quictly have hold use and Improve the same against all Claims and Demand whatsoever hereby promifing for our selves and Heirs to Warrant secure and defend the above granted premifes to him the Amos Rugg and unto his heirs afsigns forever.

In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals this 25th d ay of June A.D. 1750 John Kendall & a seal, Philip Gofs (seal) Mary Gofs (seal) Mary X her mark Kendall (Seal)

Signed sealed and deliv’d In prefence of James Cornish Jno Humphry Thomas Gofs–—–Hartford County Simsbury June 25th 1750 – then perfonally appeared the within named John Kendall and on June 28th 1750 perfonally appeared the within named Philip Gofs and Mary Gofs his wife and Mary Kendall and each of them acknowledged the within written instrument to be their free act & deed. ______Jno Humphry Just. Pac’ May 15, 1754 Rec’d and accordingly Entered and Exam’d by J Chandler Regr.

I had speculated and wrote a list of the reasons that Philip Goss IV left Brookfield in as past post. The fact that Mary (Kendall) Goss’s brother and mother had migrated to Windsor, Connecticut is very good information and probably a strong reason that they left Brookfield and Lancaster.  Simsbury is east of Windsor and many settlers came from Windsor to Simsbury. This deed might also have clues as to the part of the Kendall family that Mary’s father John is attached to in the description of the land and who is Amos Rugg? I think more research is in order, meanwhile let’s examine Philip Goss IV’s time in Simsbury.

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Philip Goss IV finishes up business in Worcester Co. in 1748/9

Rufus Putnam’s version of Worcester Co. about 1785.

Philip Goss IV appears as residing in Simsbury, Hartford Co., Connecticut in the following deed. He had been selling off the land of his father and grandfather in past deeds and apparently there was even more business back in Worcester regarding land in January 1748/49.

Source: Deed – 10 January 1748/9 Philip Goss sells land in Worcester to Robert Gray, Book 27, pg. 448, 1749, Image 236 Massachusetts Land Records. Recorded 20 April 1749, FamilySearch website.

This deed was very difficult to read, J. Chandler the registrar did not have the best handwriting. This is a printed form deed with areas to write in the information. What you see here is a summary of the contents:

Part of the Deed of Goss to Gray January 1748/1749

To all People to whom thefe Prefents shall come, Greetings, Now ye that I Phillip Gofs of Simsbury in the County of Hartford & Colony of Connecticut husbandman. For and in Confideration of the Sum of one hundred pounds Old Tenor to me in Hand before the Enfealing…Robert Gray of Western County of Worcester & Province of the Mafschufsets bay in new England husbandman…………..the said Robert Gray —–one certain tact or parcel of land in Western at a place called Wigwam Brook containing by estimation four acres of Meadow land more or lefs & bounded all _____upon the Upland………….In witness whereof I have hereunto set to & my hand an seal this 10th day of January 1748/9 In the 22 year of his Maj’sty’s Reign.

Phillip Gofs (seal) –———-witnesses: [Sammoll Befuson] Jr. Noah Ashly

Worcester, Weston Jan’y the 10th day 17/48/9 the subscriber to the written deed personally appeared and acknowledged the same to be his act & deed before Noah Ashly Just of the Peace. Aprill 20, 1749 Rec and ____________J. Chandler Reg’r.

So, this is really a very interesting deed. Philip Goss IV is now in Simsbury, CT. He is the Philip Goss IV of Brookfield that we know because he is finishing up business in Worcester Co. and selling more of the lands (Meadow) of his probably his grandfather Capt. Philip Goss. Land was granted in bits and pieces in those days, so a person would get meadow land, orchard land etc. and they would not all be in one place.

The deed states the land is in Western which was south of Brookfield and is now called Warren. The land was probably land of his grandfather or maybe his father based on the brief description. When I post more indepth on Capt. Goss and his son Philip Goss father of our Philip Goss IV. I will dig deeper into the deeds in Brookfield and the area.

It is difficult to know if Philip Goss really did appear before the Justice of the Peace because he was in Simsbury and Brookfield was a little distance for him to travel back and forth to. His presence is alluded to but not named. Since it is difficult to know exactly when he left Brookfield it could have been his last act before really leaving the area. Open up the map at the top and see if you can find where Western was located.

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