The following is a detailed article on the Md. Goldsboroughs from the Baltimore Sun, 1904 (no page number, month or date known).A photographic reprint of it was among things I inherited a few years ago from my great aunt, Helen Louisa Goldsborough, of Shepherdstown, WV (formerly of Washington, D.C.).I hope it will be of some help, though I have no idea of its accuracy, and I take it to be of somewhat limited value given both its vaunting tone and its imprecise explanation of some family relationships.It begins with general English history, continues with general Maryland history, and ends with an extensive simple list of those who claim descent as of the time of the article's printing.The list appears to be done by immediate family groupings and locations as of that time, but note that there are multiple groups in single locations (e.g., Baltimore has several groups noted at several different places in the list).Though the list does not seem to have any other sort of organization, I have left it "as-is" to preserve the authenticity of the text -- except that, after each semicolon (dividing groups), I have placed a return so that the text is easier to skim for names.
If I need to continue to other messages on this site in order to give you the whole article, I'll number them;this is a pretty long article.I have checked it for faithfulness to the reprint and for spelling, but please forgive any errors.Those in the original text (e.g., inconsistent spelling of Ashby/Ashbey) I have preserved without editorial notation.There may be inadvertent editorial changes, however, because the reprint is not very good, and some of the following is best-guess reproduction after much squinting.
BTW, I am not the same John Goldsborough as the one who posted here in 1998.I am, however, the one who posted in this thread in 1999: John Wheeler Goldsborough.My Goldsboroughs were located in Shepherdstown, WV, and Walkersville (Frederick County), MD before that, and now live in the area around Philadelphia, PA, where I am also.I am descended through Dr. Charles Worthington Goldsborough (1841-1908), mentioned in the following as the "oldest descendant of this branch of the family," and his son, Edmund Lee Goldsborough (1868-1953), and am yet another Goldsborough attorney.
Title:"Side-Lights on Maryland History -- the Goldsborough family and coat of arms."
(illustration:family crest, arms, motto)
The Goldsborough family.Arms -- Cross, fleury, argent on a fiehl azure.Crest -- A pelican with wings endorsed vulturing its breast.Motto -- Non Sibi.
From records sent to Admiral L.M. Goldsborough while commanding the European Squadron in the year 1866 we learn that the chief seat of this very ancient family was during many centuries Goldsborough Hall or Chase, in the county of York.
Of this family was Sir Richard Goldesborough of the city of York, Knight, whose name occurs as one of the jury on an inquisition held in the reign of Edward II for the purpose of ascertaining that knight's right to the fishery and other profits of the River Foss at York.
The head of the family in the time of King Edward III was Sir John de Goldesborough, Knight, of whom the notice occurs in the "Lives of the Princes of Wales."In describing an engagement between Prince Edward of Woodstock and the English fleet and that of the Spanish fleet returning to Siugs, off Winchelsea, in August, 1330, we learn that "the victory was attended by a considerable drawback to the Prince's pleasure in the loss of a friend to whom he was always much attached, called Sir John de Goldesborough, of Yorkshire, a young knight of great valor and comely shape and noble deportment, to whom he was always very dear upon account of his extraordinary qualities."
A grant of several cates of land from William the Conqueror is still in the possession of the head of the Goldsborough family, of Yorkshire.This is indeed a rare possession and one of great value no doubt to the possessor.
In the British Museum there is a small memorial volume on Knaresborough in Yorkshire, which devotes seven pages to the church and village of Goldsborough.In the east window are the arms of the Goldsboroughs.Nicholas Goldsborough and Mary, his wife, are buried in St. Botolph's Church, Cambridge, England.The former died May 13, 1666, the latter May 29, 1685.
The family of Goldsborough, of Goldsborough, in Yorkshire, to which the Baron of the Exchequer belonged, was one of the most ancient and respected in the Kingdom of Great Britain.
Edward Goldsborough, Lord Baron of the Exchequer, in 1471 settled certain lands on the marriage of Richard, the son of his brother Thomas, with Alice, the daughter of Sir William Plumpton.He was then an officer of the exchequer, to the bench of which court he was raised as third baron on June 26, 1483, reign of Richard III.He was continued in his place by Henry VII and was made second baron on December 3, 1488, in the fourth year of his Majesty's reign.After sitting on the bench of the Royal Exchequer for a term of six years more Edward Goldsborough was succeeded by Thomas Barnewell on October 1, 1494.His daughter Elizabeth married Sir John Gower, the ancestor of the Duke of Sutherland.Thomas Goldsborough, brother of Edward, was also appointed as Lord Baron of the Exchequer five years after Edward had taken his seat.
The Goldsborough family of Maryland is another of those who have claims to royal descent, their lineage extending back to the year 700 A.D.
Nicholas Goldsborough, the first of Maryland, was born in Dorset county, England, at Malcom Regis, in the year 1640.When he was but 19 years old he married Margaret Howes, the only daughter of Abraham Howes, of Bucks county, England.Ten years later he sailed for Barbados, but in the year 1670 he arrived in Maryland and settled on Kent Island.He died within two years after his arrival, for in 1672 his widow became the wife of George Robins, of Talbot county.The children of Nicholas and Margaret Howes Goldsborough were Robert, Nicholas and Judith.
Robert was a distinguished barrister and was one of the King's Council at Law, the other two being George Plater, Esq., and Mr. William Dent.The legal opinion given by these distinguished gentlemen on the right of the council to disbar attorneys raised a protest from the Assembly, which declares that "the Government never pretended to any such power before from the first seating of this province and therefore desire that the House would move his Excellency the Governor that the said opinion signed aforesaid may be publickly burnt by the Sheriff of Anne Arundell county."
The objectionable opinion was given at Governor Nicholson's request on his right to dismiss or suspend any person from practicing the law within the province, which the King's Council at Law declared could be done upon just and sufficient cause shown to his Excellency."The process proper against the said iustices is a venire facias unless your Excellency will be pleased to call them before yourself and the Honble, his Majesty's Privy Council."That these early Americans loved their rights and meant to have them from the start is evident by the protest declaring "that it is a very dangerous opinion giving liberty to the depriving and forejudging his Majesty's subjects of their freehold and livelihood upon bare suggestion, without any presentment of their Peers," etc.
Robert Goldsborough the first married Elizabeth Greenberry, daughter of Colonel Nicholas, the President of the Council and Acting Governor of the province after the death of Sir Lionel Copley (1694).Later we find him one of his Lordship's justices of Talbot county after the Calverts are restored to their palatinate rights by King George I.There is a letter on record from Charles Calvert to Robert Goldsborough and his associate justices of the county court in the year 1726, in which Lord Baltimore expresses his pleasure in their conduct in a certain case and at all times.His associate justices were Mr. Clayton, Mr. Daniel Sherwood, Mr. Thomas Richardson, Mr. Nicholas Goldsborough and Mr. George Robins.
Ashby, in Talbot, was the home of Robert Goldsborough, son of Nicholas, the emigrant.
Charles Goldsborough, the son of Robert, of Ashbey, crossed the blue waters of the Choptank and married a Dorchester county wife of a distinguished family.Evidently pleased with the little port of entry which Cambridge had become, we soon find him filling the office of clerk of the Court of Dorchester County, where he was a prominent member of the bar.Charles Goldsborough was twice married and had descendants from both wives.
His son Robert he sent to England to be educated.That this youth did not confine his attention to his books exclusively we are justified in believing, since at the age of 22 years he married in London Sarah Yerbury, whose memory is perpetuated at the christening of her descendants.
This Robert Goldsborough, known as the "Honorable," became a brilliant lawyer and statesman.He was not only a member of numerous State conventions during the turbulent period before the Revolution, but was a member of the Council of Safety, delegate to the Continental Congress and later to the Constitutional Convention.
The Hon. Robert Goldsborough made his home at the estate known as the Point, which afterward passed into the Hayward family and was called Hayward Point.William Goldsborough, the eldest son of Hon. Robert Goldsborough and Sarah Yerbury inherited the Point, which he sold, and removed to Frederick county and became a member of the bar of that county.He married Sarah Worthington, a descendant of Capt. John Worthington, of Anne Arundel county.His sister Aschsah married Richard Goldsborough, of Cambridge, brother of William, thus making one of the not infrequent genealogical tangles for their descendants to wrestle with.
Charles Goldsborough, the grandson of the Hon. Robert, known as Gov. Charles Goldsborough, owned and lived at Shoal Creek, one of the interesting places near Cambridge.He married his cousin, one of the Myrtle Grove Goldsboroughs, who descend from Robert, the son of Robert, of "Ashby."
Dr. Edward W. Goldsborough, son of William of Frederick, married Margaret Schley, an aunt of our gallant Admiral.
Dr. Charles Henry Goldsborough, another son of William and Sarah Worthington Goldsborough, married Amelia Poe, of the family of the world-famous Edgar Allan Poe.Their son Dr. Charles Worthington Goldsborough, of Walkersville, is the oldest descendant of this branch of the family.
In such a large and distinguished family, in which all the branches are full of eminent men, it is difficult to choose between them in a limited space.
Dr. Richard Goldsborough, another son of Hon. Robert and Sarah Yerbury, was father of the Hon. Brice John Goldsborough, judge of the Circuit Court of Dorchester county, and later was judge of the Court of Appeals for Maryland, 1862.He also married Miss Goldsborough, one of his Talbot county cousins, and had two sons, one of whom is the prominently known pay inspector, United States Navy, Mr. M. Worthington Goldsborough, who married Miss Nettie M. Jones, of Princess Anne, Somerset County, Md.Two of their sons are distinguished in their respective professions, Dr. Brice W. Goldsborough and Hon. Phillips Lee Goldsborough, Internal Revenue Collector and chairman of the Republican State Central Committee.Dr. Brice W. Goldsborough has won distinction in his successful treatment of [indistinguishable] having the remarkable record of [possible missing line] namesake and nephew, the son of Hon. Phillips Lee Goldsborough.Among the numerous descendants of this notable family through the female lines are the Haywards, Nichols, Hoskins, Fauntleroys, Martins, Keenes, Oldhams, McDowells, Singletons, Johnstons, Earles and other well-known Maryland names, in addition to the following who trace descent through either maternal or paternal lines:
Prof. Winder Elwell Goldsborough, the distinguished electrician;
Mrs. Tilton Hemsley, ex-Gov., Henry Lloyd, Mr. Daniel Lloyd, Mr. Henry Lloyd, Jr., the Misses Lloyd, of Cambridge;
Mrs. Mrs. Archibald Sterling, of Baltimore;
Mr. Adolph Farber, Mr. Louis Goldsborough, Mr. Carroll Goldsborough, of New York;
Dr. Charles Worthington Goldsborough, Miss Katharine Goldsborough, Miss Henrietta Lee Goldsborough, Major Edward Yerbury Goldsborough, Mr. Ralston Goldsborough, of Frederick county;
Mr. Charles H. Goldsborough, Mr. Charles Neal Goldsborough, of Lynchburg, Va.;
Mr. Edmund Lee Goldsborough, Mr. Edmund D. Goldsborough, Miss Helen Goldsborough, of Washington, D.C.;
Mr. Edwin Gray Lee Goldsborough, Miss Winifred Lee Goldsborough, of Kansas City, Mo.;Mr. Henry Bedinger Goldsborough, of Jacksonville, Fla.;
Dr. Charles Goldsborough, of Hunterstown, Pa.;
Mrs. W. Otis Tyler, of Luray, Va.;
Mrs. Stewart Minor Woodward, Miss Josephine Goldsborough Woodward, of Richmond, Va.;
Prof. Alfred Goldsborough Mayer, curator of the Brooklyn (N.Y.) Museum;
Mr. Alfred Goldsborough Mayer, of Brooklyn, N.Y.;
Mr. E.Y. Goldsborough, Mrs. Richard Mareen Duvall, Mrs. Charles G. Nicholson, Capt. N. Lee Goldsborough, Mr. J. H. Carter Goldsborough, Mr. Tilghman Goldsborough, Miss Martha Goldsborough, Miss Bena Goldsborough, of Baltimore;
Miss Mary Goldsborough, Miss Margaret Goldsborough, of Bellaire;
Mr. Archibald Morgan, of Baltimore;
Dr. Edmund K. Goldsborough, Miss Julia Goldsborough, Mr. John Goldsborough, of Washington, D.C.;
the late Judge Henry H. Goldsborough, of Baltimore;
Mr. Matthew T. Goldsborough, Mr. and Mrs. Carroll Goldsborough, Mrs. Frank Johnston, Sr., Mr. Tilghman Johnston, Mr. Frank Johnston, Jr., Miss Maria Johnston, Miss Fanny Johnston, Miss Anna Johnston, Miss Mamie Goldsborough, Miss Ida Goldsborough, Miss Eleanor Goldsborough, Miss Margaret Goldsborough, Miss Dorothy Goldsborough, Mrs. Dr. Bateman, Mrs. Dr. Goldsborough, Mr. McKinzie Goldsborough, Mrs. Thorpe, of Talbot county;
the late Major W. W. Goldsborough, of Philadelphia;
Mr. James Goldsborough, Miss Madge Goldsborough, Mr. Robert Goldsborough Henry, of Baltimore;
Mrs. Smythe, of New York;
Mr. Richard Goldsborough, of Washington, D.C.;
Mr. Chas. Goldsborough of Cambridge;
Mr. Francis Goldsborough, Mrs. Charles Goldsborough, of New York;
Mr. Robert Goldsborough, Master Phillips Lee Goldsborough, Jr., Master Brice Goldsborough, Jr., Col. W. Laird Henry, Miss Mary Yerbury Henry, Miss Lottie Henry, of Cambridge;
Dr. Martin Goldsborough, of Princess Anne, Md.;
Mr. Shirley Goldsborough, of New York;
Mr. R.E. Lee Goldsborough, of New Orleans;
Mr. John Alden Goldsborough, of Washington;
Mr. Charles Hammond, Mr. Charles Goldsborough Kerr, Mr. Edward Leeds Kerr, the late Judge Henry Hollyday Goldsborough, of Baltimore;
Gov. Philip Francis Thomas, Dr. E.K. Goldsborough, Messrs. Richard and Arthur T. Goldsborough, of Washington;
Ir. Richard Francis Goldsborough, of New York;
Mrs. James Bateman, of Easton;
Mr. McKenzie Goldsborough, Mr. James Goldsborough Bateman, Mrs. Amita Goldsborough, of Baltimore;
Miss Grace Goldsborough, of Baltimore;
Miss Anna Goldsborough, of Cambridge;
Miss Edith Goldsborough Nicholson, Mrs. Annie Worthington Jacobsen, of Denver, Col.;
Mr. Lewis Curtis Goldsborough, Mrs. Purnell, of Snow Hill;
Mr. William Hoff, of Sherwood;
Mrs. Sullivan Pitts, Mrs. Frank Mackal, Mrs. Hammond Dugan and Mrs. Clarence Sibley.