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EDGOOSE, John

Male 1732 - 1781  (49 years)


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  • Name EDGOOSE, John 
    Born 1732  Spalding, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 27 Jan 1731/32  Spalding, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Baptism 27 Jan 1731/32  Spalding, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 189 
    _UID D3DD88CDDA0D4EC396EB2FCE413C8494103B 
    Died 1781  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 27 May 1781  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I189  Edgoose
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2017 

    Father EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1705, Spalding, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1751 ?, Bourne, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother JINKINGS, Mary (17??-1745),   d. 1745, Spalding, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 9 Jun 1724  Tydd St. Mary, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F122  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 DOLTON, Ann,   b. Between 1739 and 1740,   d. 1786, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Married 21 Sep 1768  Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 1769, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jul 1823, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1770, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1820, West Walton, Norfolk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, Mary,   b. 1771, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1776, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1777, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     5. EDGOOSE, Mary,   b. 1778, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
     6. EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1780, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jun 1832, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F126  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 ABORN, Mary,   b. 1738, Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Married 4 May 1757  Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 1758, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1758, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     2. EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1759, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. EDGOOSE, James,   b. 1760, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1760, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. EDGOOSE, Elizabeth,   b. 1761, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. EDGOOSE, John,   b. 1761, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     6. EDGOOSE, Mary,   b. Abt 1762, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1762, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     7. EDGOOSE, John,   b. Abt 1763, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1763, Gosberton, Lincolnshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2016 
    Family ID F125  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Headstones
    Edgoose JohnEdgoose 189 310.jpg
    Edgoose JohnEdgoose 189 310.jpg
    The only photograph in existence of the gravestone of John Edgoose (1732-1781) taken in 1968. The lettering had been completely destroyed by acid rain on my next visit to Gosberton Churchyard in 1999. There were two Edgoose gravestones side by side not far from the path by the church door.

  • Notes 
    • JOHN EDGOOSE 1732-1781


      John, son of John and Mary EDGOOS, was baptised at Spalding, Lincolnshire, on 27 January 1731/32.
      (PR)
      John EDGOOSE had married Mary JINKINGS at Tydd St. Mary on 9 June 1724.
      Note: According to the Gosberton, Lincolnshire, burial register and his gravestone John EDGOOSE died on 27 May 1781 aged 52, i.e. born in 1728 or 1729. There is a possible discrepancy here, particularly as John and Mary EDGOOSE had sons named John baptised on 21 March 1728/29 (buried 25 May 1729) and on 21 March 1729/30 (buried 29 March 1730).

      Richd WETHERAL and Jno EDGOOSE were paid 1-11-6 for 21 days work.
      (Gosberton Dikereeve's Account Book 19 November 1752)

      John EDGOOSE was appointed a constable for Gosberton on 4 November 1756.
      (Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787)

      John EDGOOSE of Gosberton married Mary ABIN or ABORN at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, by licence on 4 May 1757. John EDGOOSE was a 27 year old labourer (i.e. born in 1729 or 1730) and his bride was a 19 year old Pinchbeck spinster. Witnesses were John ABORN and John TOWNSEND. John ABORN signed the Marriage Bond.
      (MB 1757/269 & 270)
      (LFHS Marriage Index has ABIN)
      (FreeReg)

      On 6 May (March?) 1757 John EDGOOSE witnessed the marriage at Gosberton of William WOODLIFF and Jane SMITH, both of Gosberton. John EDGOOSE's signature appears identical to the signature in the marriage register on 21 September 1768.

      Elizabeth, daughter of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 15 May 1758 and buried there on 16 August 1758.

      He was an overseer of the poor in 1759 and 1760, but is not listed in a list of Freeholders liable to serve on the Juries in 1777.
      (Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787)

      John, son of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 22 March 1759. He was buried there on 5 July 1760.

      James, son of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 2 July 1760 and buried there on 9 September 1760.

      John and Elizabeth, twins of John and Mary EDGOOSE, were baptised at Gosberton on 26 October 1761. John was buried at Gosberton on 5 February 1762. There is no record of the burial of Elizabeth.

      Mary, daughter of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was buried at Gosberton on 22 February 1762. As there is no record of her baptism at Gosberton perhaps this was the burial of Elizabeth.

      John, infant son of John and Mary EDGOOSE, was buried at Gosberton on 28 April 1763. Mary, wife of John EDGOOSE, was buried on the same day at the age of 25.

      John EDGOOSE and Tho POLLARD witnessed the marriage by licence at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 5 March 1764 between William ABORN and Elizabeth ROYSTON.
      (William ABORN was the brother of John EDGOOSE's late wife Mary who died in 1763)
      (FreeReg)

      John EDGOOSE and William WRIGHT witnessed the marriage at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 24 May 1764 between Thomas ABORN of Pinchbeck and Elizabeth HOLMES of Moulton, Lincolnshire.
      (Thomas ABORN was the brother of John EDGOOSE's late wife Mary who died in 1763)
      (FreeReg)

      John EDGOOSE and Wm WRIGHT witnessed the marriage at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 24 May 1764 between William NIXON of Pinchbeck and Dorothy BIMROSE of Pinchbeck.
      (FreeReg)

      John EDGOOSE and James SHOTBOLT witnessed the marriage at Pinchbeck, Lincolnshire, on 13 June 1768 between James SHOTBOLT and Elizabeth ABORN.
      (FreeReg)
      (NOTES: Elizabeth, wife of James SHOTTBOULT, was buried at Pinchbeck on 22 August 1778 aged 32, i.e. born in 1745 or 1746 and making it unlikely that she was the sister of John EDGOOSE's late wife Mary who died in 1763. James SHOTBOLT was buried at Pinchbeck on 11 March 1820 aged 75.)

      Only circumstantial evidence has been found to show that it was this same John EDGOOSE who married Ann DOLTON, spinster, at Gosberton on 21 September 1768. John EDGOOSE was described as a grazier. John FREESTON and W. STEVENSON were witnesses. However, John EDGOOSE's signature appears identical to that in the marriage register on 6 May 1757.

      Elizabeth, daughter of John and Ann EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 15 May 1769. It is not known whether the Elizabeth EDGOOSE baptised at Gosberton on 26 October 1761 was still alive.

      John, son of John and Ann EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 24 October 1770.

      Mary, daughter of John and Ann EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 7 November 1771 and buried there on 12 April 1777 at the age of 5.

      James, son of John and Ann EDGOOSE of Gosberton Cheal, was baptised at Gosberton on 19 June 1776 and buried there on 3 February 1777.

      Mary, daughter of John and Ann EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 8 June 1778 and buried there on 1 February 1780 at the age of 1.

      James, son of John and Ann EDGOOSE, was baptised at Gosberton on 26 April 1780.

      John EDGOOSE was buried at Gosberton on 27 May 1781 aged 52.
      (PR)

      Letters of Administration were granted to his widow. His effects amounted to less than 300. "The 18 Day of September 1781 - Ann EDGOOSE, the within bounden Widow and Relict of the within named John EDGOOSE, Intestate, Deceased was sworn well and faithfully, to administer the Goods of the said Deceased ..... and also made Oath, that the Deceased Did not Die Possessed of Effects to the value of Three Hundred Pounds Before Me J. DINHAM Surro(gate)"
      Edward HARE, farmer, and Robert TYLER, yeoman, both of Gosberton, are named in the Bond with Ann EDGOOSE.
      (LCC Admon. 1781 30)

      Monumental Inscription: Gosberton Churchyard (no longer legible in 1998):
      In
      Memory of
      John Edgoose
      Who died May (?) 1781
      Aged 52

      Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787
      Parish Officers
      New Overseers of the Poor 1756
      Thomas Roberts
      Francis Mastin
      Thomas Syson
      William Vessy

      Churchwardens
      Richard Calthrop
      John Turver

      Dikereeve
      John Dickinson

      Constables Chosen Novr 4th. 1756
      William Bilton
      John Edgoose
      Alexander Codlin)
      John Breeton ) exus'd

      Constables Chosen Octor 31st. 1757
      John Torry
      John Robinson

      Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787
      Easter Monday April 16th. 1759
      Church Wardens Chosen
      Richard Calthrop
      John Turver

      Overseers of the poor
      Richard Taylor
      Thomas Lamb
      William Vessey
      John Edgoose

      Dikereeve
      Robert Allen

      Rider of the Sewers -
      John Dickinson

      Constables chosen at Michaelmas 1759
      John Thimbleby
      Jonathan Cheavin

      Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787
      Apr. 7th. Easter Monday 1760
      Easter Monday 1760
      Church Wardens -
      Richard Calthrop
      John Turver

      Overseers of the poor
      William Bilton
      John Edgoose
      Michael Myers
      Luke Cash

      Dikereeves
      John Gennills

      Rider of the Sewers
      Robert Allen

      Oct 6. New Constables chose
      Luke Cash
      Thomas Ayscough

      Gosberton Workhouse Accounts 1734-1787
      June 2d
      At a Vestry then Assembled it was agreed that Mr. John Flinders be Apothecary and Surgeon for the Poor of the Parish of Gosberton for three years commencing from Easter 1760 as far as in our pow'r lies, and to have the sum of five Pounds & five shillings a year as Witness our Hands
      Richd Calthrop) Ch: Warden (sic)
      )
      William Bilton over sears)
      John Edgoose )
      Thos Calthrop
      Richd Taylor
      Nm Thimbleby
      Wm Cranforth
      June 2d: 1760 I agree to the above Order Witness my Hand.
      Jno. Flinders.


      Michael James Edgoose 2013


      (revised 06.08.2016)