4. Jacob3 Godon (Abraham2, Main Family Line1 Godown)(1267) was born in Tournai, Belgium 1595.(1268) Jacob died September 25, 1669 at 74 years of age. In the church registers of St Botolph there is a Jacob Godowne recorded as being buried on Sept 25, 1669 at age 74.

He married Marie Du Moulin London, England, about 1615.(1269) Marie was born about 1580. Marie(1270) was the daughter of unknown Du Moulin. In the research done by Marilyn L. Winton, the work references this man and his wife as the parents of Abraham. According to this article, Jacob was in London by 1598 and was married about 1600. He was probably born in Tournai, in Belgium, (Flanders), near the border with France. He was in London by 1598, and had a brother, cousin or possibly father, named Abraham Godon, "came to London from Amsterdam" several years before that. Source: "THE TALE OF TWO TRADITIONS," by Marilyn L. Winton

Based on the Ziegler research from South Carolina that begins by saying that "The original Godown's were hugonaughts, and that after the massacre at Nantes, they migrated to England in the late 1500's. At that time they were thought to have carried the name Godinot or Godinet. They were silk producers and weavers by trade. In the late 1600's three brothers migrated to the states landing in (Charleston?) SC, where the name Godown was given to them. Two of the brothers stayed in the south (Jacob and John), while the third brother (Abraham) moved to New Jersey. It says it was probably Amwell County near Flemington." The research of the South Carolina branch was done by Leon J Zeigler over a period of ten years.. We still have no documentation on the Charleston settlement. There were 5 ships that were sent from England for this resettlement but only one ships passenger list has survived. Also there were marriages in England that can be traced to New Jersey. How and on which ship(s) the family actually came to America is yet to be discovered.

Another note: The dates recorded from the old parish records were from the old calander dating. In the "old" dating the beginning of the next year was March 26th. This date was used up until 1752 when the current calander was universally accepted.

Jacob Godon and Marie Du Moulin had the following children:

child 8 i. Rachelle4 Godon(1271) was born London, England September 1600. She was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, October 5, 1600. Religion: Huguenot. French Church register reads: 1600 Oct 5. GODON, Rachelle, "fille de Jacop Godon et Marie". Abraham Godon was a godfather. (source, Marilyn Winton Research)

child 9 ii. Ester Godon(1272) was born London, England 1604. She married Philippe Ogue in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, March 1, 1624/5.

She was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, November 4, 1604. Religion: Huguenot. French Church register reads: 1604 Nov 4. GODON, Ester, "fille de Jacobe Godon et de Marie Molin, sa femme". Sara Godon was a godmother. (source, Marilyn Winton Research) A Sara Godon was the godmother.

child + 10 iii. Jacob Goedowne was born about 1605.

child + 11 iv. John Goedowne was born December 1606.

child 12 v. Caterynne Godon(1273) was born London, England December 1608. She married Pierre Pacque in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, April 15, 1628. Pierre was born about 1608. Pierre(1274) was the son of Jean Pacque.

She was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, December 20, 1608. Religion: Huguenot. French Church register reads: 1608 Dec 20. GODON, Caterynne, "fille de Jacob Godon et de sa femme Marye"Marie". (source, Marilyn Winton Research)

child 13 vi. David Godon(1275) was born London, England May 1609. He was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, May 28, 1609. Religion: Huguenot. French Church register reads: 1609 May 28. GODON, Davidt, "fille de Jacob Goden et Marie ". (source, Marilyn Winton Research) The entry in the French Church registeres reads: 1609 May 28. GODEN, Davidt, "fille de Jacob Godon et Marie". This entry may be erroneous. The feminine form "fille" is used, and the baptism is only five months after that of Catherine above. Source is from a research article by Marilyn L Winton.

child 14 vii. Elizabeth Godon(1276) was born London, England July 1611. She was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, July 21, 1611. Religion: Huguenot. French Church register reads: 1611 July 21. GODON, Elisabeth, "fille de Jacob Godon et de Marie Molin, sa femme". (source, Marilyn Winton Research)

child + 15 viii. Abraham Goedowne was born August 9, 1616.

child 16 ix. Isaac Godon(1277) was born London, England August 1621. He was baptized in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, August 28, 1621. Religion: Huguenot. French church register reads: 1621 Aug 28. GOUDON, Isaac, "fils de Jacob Goudon et de Marie du Moulin, sa femme". The IGI has Isaac Goudon christened Aug 28, 1621 with the parents of Jacob Goudon and Marie DuMoulin.

child 17 x. Anne Godon was born London, England July 1625. She was christened in Threadneedle Street French Hug, London, England, August 7, 1625. Only Jacob Godon is listed in the IGI as the parent.

child 18 xi. Jaques Godon(1278) was born London, England September 1628. He was christened in French Huguenot Church, Threadneedle Str, September 18, 1628.

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