William Goodwin was born in about 1580 of Alkerton, Oxfordshire. He married first Alice Urren on 24 May 1601 in Alkerton. Alice died and was buried 7 August 1602 in Alkerton. William married next Fraunces Barton 16 November 1602 in Alkerton.

William Goodwin marriage

Marriage record for William Goodwin and Ffraunces Barton in Alkerton:
"Anno Domini 1602. William Goodwin & Ffraunces Barton maried the xvith of November"

Fraunces Barton was christened 24 August 1580 in Alkerton, with no parents listed. She was the daughter of John Barton and Maude Tustyn of Alkerton.

The Goodwin family is described in a history of Alkerton "The present Alkerton House may have belonged to the Goodwin family, another of Alkerton's principal families, since it has the letters B.G. 1633 on the end wall. The Goodwins, later found in several north Oxfordshire villages, were settled in Alkerton in the early 16th century. Thomas Goodwin (d. 1531) and his son Richard (d. 1560) were both buried in the churchyard. Thomas was of sufficient standing to leave money to eight churches, of which Alkerton was one, and his grandson, another Thomas (d. 1581), left a legacy to the poor of the village. In the 16th century the Goodwins had two houses in Alkerton and in 1665 were living in one of the two largest houses there." (British History Online,

William and Alice had the following children:

1. William, christened 27 March 1602 in Alkerton

William and Ffraunces had the following children:

2. John, christened 29 September 1605 in Alkerton.

*3. Jane, christened 14 January 1608 in Alkerton; married Thomas Southam 1 November 1635 in Alkerton; buried 29 February 1656 in Banbury.

Jane Goodwin baptism

Baptism record for Jane Goodwin in Alkerton: "Anno 1608 - Jane Goodwin the daughter of William baptized the xiiijth daye of Januarie"

SOURCES: Alkerton parish register; British History Online: Alkerton.