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.
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.