Alexander Godfrey



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Name: Capt. Alexander Godfrey .
Sex: Male
Born: circa 1756 in Chatham, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts.
Died: 17 Jan 1803 in Kingston, , Jamaica, of yellow fever. Capt. Godfrey died in Jamaica in 1803, of yellow fever. [1 - page 40]
Father: Josiah Godfrey (1728, Massachusetts - 1790, Nova Scotia)
Mother: Eunice Godfrey (1731, Massachusetts - 1790, Nova Scotia)

Married : 4 Jan 1791 in Liverpool, Queens Co., Nova Scotia.
Spouse: Phoebe West
Sex: Female
Born: 1768.
Died: 22 Aug 1849.
Father: John West (1739, Massachusetts - 1783, Nova Scotia)
Mother: Phoebe Freeman (1742 - 1806, Nova Scotia)
Children:
i. Son Godfrey (1770 - )
ii. Son Godfrey (1770 - )
iii. Josiah Godfrey ( - )
iv. Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
v. Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
vi. Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
vii. Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
viii. Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
ix. Ruth Godfrey (1791, Nova Scotia - 1798, Nova Scotia)


Additional Information

Occupation: Mariner. .

Event: won battle. Spanish Main. Alexr Godfrey was the captain of the noted privateer Rover, and the hero of the famous battle in the Spanish Main, when he defeated the Spanish armed schooner Santa Ritta and three gunboats. [1 - page 40]

Residence: 1763 in Yarmouth, Yarmouth Co., Nova Scotia. [2 - page 137]

Residence: Chebogue Town, , Nova Scotia. [3 - page 103]

Residence: 1764 in Liverpool, Queens Co., Nova Scotia. [2 - page 138]

Census: 1770 in Barrington, Queens Co., Nova Scotia. One man, three boys, one woman, and five girls. [3 - page 103]

General source: . [4]

General source: . [5]

General source: . [3 - page 104]


Sources:

[1] Epitaphs from the Old Cemeteries of Liverpool, Nova Scotia by Long, Robert J.
[2] Planters and Pioneers Nova Scotia 1749 -- 1775 by Wright, Esther Clark, 1978, 1982
[3] Nova Scotia Settlers from Chatham, Massachusetts 1759 -- 1760 by Elizabeth Pearson White, JUN 1974
[4] Register report for John Doane by Helen Gibson, 2001
[5] Godfrey descendent charts by Dick MacDougall, 16 Feb 1991


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Four generation pedigree chart

                +-->Moses Godfrey  (1667, Massachusetts - 1743, Massachusetts)
                |
         +-->Samuel Godfrey  (1703, Massachusetts - 1765, Nova Scotia)
         |      |
         |      +-->Deborah Cooke  (1678, Massachusetts - 1745, Massachusetts)
         |
  +-->Josiah Godfrey  (1728, Massachusetts - 1790, Nova Scotia)
  |      |
  |      |      +-->Richard Knowles  ( - )
  |      |      |
  |      +-->Thankful Knowles  (1705, Massachusetts - 1773, Nova Scotia)
  |             |
  |             +-->Martha Cobb  ( - )
  |
Alexander Godfrey  (1756, Massachusetts - 1803, Jamaica)
  |
  |             +-->Moses Godfrey  (1667, Massachusetts - 1743, Massachusetts)
  |             |
  |      +-->Moses Godfrey  (1705, Massachusetts - 1773, Nova Scotia)
  |      |      |
  |      |      +-->Deborah Cooke  (1678, Massachusetts - 1745, Massachusetts)
  |      |
  +-->Eunice Godfrey  (1731, Massachusetts - 1790, Nova Scotia)
         |
         |      +-->John Collins  (1674, Massachusetts - 1765, Massachusetts)
         |      |
         +-->Martha Collins  (1707, Massachusetts - 1756, Nova Scotia)
                |
                +-->Hannah Doane  (1669, Massachusetts - 1765, Massachusetts)


Four generation descendent chart

  Alexander Godfrey (1756, Massachusetts - 1803, Jamaica)
    + Phoebe West (1768 - 1849)
    |   Son Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Son Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Josiah Godfrey ( - )
    |   Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Daughter Godfrey (1770 - )
    |   Ruth Godfrey (1791, Nova Scotia - 1798, Nova Scotia)


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