“The name Goodspeed comes from the Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It was [perhaps] a name for a person who performed good deeds or acts of kindness. The surname Goodspeed belongs to a class of surnames known as nickname surnames, which referred to a characteristic of the first person who used the name. The name is also spelled (Goodspede) (Godspede) (Goodspead)”.

Nicholas GOODSPEED Given Name: Nicholas Surname: Goodspeed

Birth: 1531 in Wingrave, Buckingham, England
He died on 17 Feb 1606 in Wingrave, Bucks, England.
Died: 17 Feb 1606 in Wingrave, Buckingham, England 1

Father: Nicholas GOODSPEED
born: 1503
Wingrave, Buckingham, England
Mother: Roberta GOODSPEED b: 1507 in Wingrave,Buck.,Eng.

Marriage: 1 Mary (Margaret) Bennet
Born: 1536
Wingrave, Buckingham, England
Margaret was She died about 1609 in Wingrave, Buckingham


Robert Seabrook was born in Chesham, Buckinghamshire, England, about 1571. He married Alice Goodspeed who was baptized in Wingrave, Buckinghamshire, England, on Sunday, August 19, 1576. They were married in Wingrave on Sunday, September 12, 1596. She became Alice Seabrook. She is the daughter of Nicholas and Mary Margaret Goodspeed. There were three children:

Jacobus has the following entry for Robert Seabrook.

An elderly man, one of the early settlers in Stratford, he did not long survive. His will is not found, and our only knowledge of it comes from mention made of it in Stratford Deeds, where land was entered to the following persons which they had by gift from their grandfather Robert Seabrook: Samuel Fairchild, Thomas Fairchild, Jehiel Preston, John Wheeler's wife, Samuel Stiles's wife, and perhaps others not noted. From this we deduce that he had daus. who m. Thomas Fairchild, William Preston and Thomas Sherwood; the wives of Wheeler and Stiles were daus. of Sherwood.

Preston was from Chesham, co. Buckingham, and the name Seabrook is common in that county, where at Wingrave a Robert Seabrook m. 12 Sept. 1596, Alice Goodspeed, bapt. 19 Aug. 1576, dau. of Nicholas, Jr., and Margaret Goodspeed. She was a cousin of Roger Goodspeed, the Barnstable settler. If this was the emigrant Robert, he may have married more than once; but unless research in England be made, we have only vague surmise on which to build.

Children * Mary, b. abt. 1601, living in 1680; m. (1) abt. 1635, William Preston, and came with him to New England in 1635 ae. 34; m. (2) Thomas Kimberly, of New Haven and Stratford. * Daughter, b. by 1620; m. by 1639, Thomas Fairchild, of Stratford. * Sarah, b. abt. 1623; m. by 1642, Thomas Sherwood, of Stratford.

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