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At long last I am back in the fold. Thank you William and James David Douglas for wishing me well. I cannot believe I am sitting here back doing what gives me so much pleasure. My memory left me after the operations and yet my power to think never left me. I rely upon a cane when walking because my balance is questionable and my eyesight is fading. Other than that I am doing well. I shall continue with the children of Captain William Willett and Anne Stringer , Elizabeth Willett whose husband was Thomas Goffigon, Jr. He is found in the will of Captain William Willett as one of his three executors. His brother, James Goffigon, was also one of the executors. Thomas Goffigon, Jr. was shown in the will of Thomas Goffigon's sister was Rose who married William Willett, Jr.Thomas Goffigon died in 1752 in Northampton County, Virginia, leaving a will, Wills and Inventories,XXVIII-R, # 20, 1750-1754, page 199, 2 Mar 1752/10 Mar 1752, to eldest son, John, daughter, Mary Guy, daughter, Elizabeth Pigot, to son, Willett, all my joyners tools, my four youngest sons, Willett, Laban, Abel, and Peter. Mentions brothers John and James. Mary, widow of Thomas Goffigon, married 2) John Benthall 8 Jan 1753 in Northampton Co. See Jean Mihalyka, Marriages, Northampton Co., Virginia, 1660-1864, page 9, married 8 Jan 1753, widow of Thomas Goffigon, John Flood, security, George Kendal, wit. I do not descend from Thomas Goffigon, Jr. I do descend from daughter, Leah Willett who married James Goffigon and carry it down to my Hunt line. James Goffigon was an executor of Captain Willett's will. I descend, as well, from Anne Willett, who married Azariah Hunt followed by marriage to Thomas Hunt. It is Thomas Hunt who is my ancestor. Thomas Hunt was an Executor of Captain Willett's will.. Martha Willett, probably the first child of Capt Willett and Anne Stringer Hunt, married John Senior and had two children-Mary Senior and Isabll Senior, shorn as grandchildren of Captain Willett in his will. I descend from Mary Stringer, Those from whom I shall only provide one or two generations. Last I shall return to Lt. Colonel Edward Douglas and suggest further research on his ancestry, I am now certain that Col Douglas was born in England. As for John Willett, son-in-law of Col Willett, was probably born in Albany, New York.
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