Philip Goss of Roxbury I and Lancaster, Massachusetts

PHILIP GOSS I of Roxbury and Lancaster, MA.

This PAGE is devoted to Philip Goss I of Roxbury and Lancaster, Massachusetts. He lived from about 1650 to 1698. He died in Lancaster and is buried there in the Old Settlers Burying Ground in Lancaster, Massachuetts.

This is just an overview of Philip Goss I, there will be published posts to coming in the months ahead!

Philip Goss I married about 1675, first to Hannah Hopkins, here is a summary of their children:

  1. Philip Goss born 16 December 1676, Roxbury, Massachusetts and he died 13 September, 1747 in Brookfield, MA. He married 30 August, 1699 to Judith Hayward. She was born 9 April 1675 in Concord. She died 18 April, 1748 in Brookfield. They are buried together in the Old Indian Burying Ground in West Brookfield, MA.
  2. Hannah Goss baptized 16 March, 1679, Roxbury, MA. She died 20 March 1679 in Roxbury.
  3. Mary Goss baptized 27 August, 1680, Roxbury, MA. She died before 1687.
  4. William Goss born 6 October, 1682 in Boston, baptized in Roxbury.

Philip Goss I divorced Hannah Hopkins and remarried to Mary Prescott 29 March, 1690 in Concord. Here is a summary of their children:

  1. Mary Goss born 31 May, 1691
  2. John Goss, born 20 June, 1693 in Lancaster, he died some time around 1745-1748. He married Mary Woods 9 November, 1711 in Groton.

There will be future posts written about this ancestor with lots of sources to come. At this time, I am concentrating on his great grandson Philip Goss IV of Brookfield.

Below the search hints will be listed the posts that are published about this ancestor.


There are three ways to search this blog:

  1.  Use the Archive Box on the right side of the blog and find the month and year and click and it will give you a listing of posts written during that time.  So if you use the dates below you can find the post you are looking for and see it in sequence.  Blogs go from past dates to present so they are backwards from a book.
  2. Use the Search box on the right of this blog to search using key words like a person’s name, the location, topics like Mayflower etc.
  3. Seek out the Categories which I have tried to organize by surname, cemeteries, locations and subjects.  The list is auto alphabetical within the grouping, so you need to scroll looking for what you want.  There is a number next to the category telling you approximately how many posts that have been published for that category.  It may not find all references to the keyword you are using, although I strive to be careful and diligent.
  4. Blogs are backwards from a book, so the oldest posts are the first. So you could technically go back to the beginning and go forward through the blog.  I strive to do the genealogy in a chronological manner but not always for this is also a story about their lives and family connections which make it very complicated. When I start writing about a family, I do a summary post of the family of a specific couple listing their children and then try to follow it with more detailed posts about the children and their families if it works within the concept of the blog.  If you see revisiting in the title it means I have found new information or am going back to that person or couple and adding more detail.


Table of Contents of Posts Published about Philip Goss I of

Roxbury and Lancaster

Table of Contents of posts about this man and his life to COME!

1775BostonMuddyRiver Map

I found this amazing map that shows the Muddy River and Roxbury, MA in about 1775. A bit late for our time period of the late 1600’s but still very interesting.

I found it at this website where someone has written a lot about the Goss Family and the Sutliff Family.  You might find it interesting.  However, please be cautious and check it carefully.

POSTS ABOUT Philip Goss of Roxbury will be coming so check back…