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John Goode, merchant, left England when he was about 18 years old and arrived in Barbados around 1650.He stayed in Barbados for several years trading between England and the colonies.In 1659 John Goode received merchandise from England that was shipped by Samuel Eames the elder of London and was being brought by his partner, Samuel Eames, the younger. The younger Eames died at sea on 1 May 1659.John Goode made the move to settle in the Colonies about 1659, after the death of his partner and after his marriage to Mary Mackerness. By 1667 and again in1678 John Goode received merchandise in Virginia.John was recorded shipping goods by the ships REBECCA, HUMPHREY & ELIZABETH and WILLIAM & JOHN of London.John Goode married Mary Mackerness, daughter of his good friend, John Mackerness. The Mackerness family members named in the will of John Mackerness were sons Peter and John Mackerness, daughter Mary Mackerness at (age) 21, father Peter Mackerness, sister Anne Mackerness, brother Jacob Mackerness, sisters Elizabeth and Mary Mackerness, and brother William Mackerness, cooper, of London. The will was signed by John Mackerness, cooper, on 8 Aug 1659 and was proved 24 Sept 1659.At the time of the writing of the will on 8 Aug 1659, Mary Mackerness was not married. Shortly thereafter, on 15 October 1659, there is a listing of John Goode and a Mary Goode on the same headright passenger list coming to the colonies.John Goode, who was named in John Mackarness’ will as a “friend”, would have been 27 years old at the time.Frances Goode Bridgewater, oldest daughter of John Goode, gave a deposition in 1690 stating she was 32 years old, placing her birth in ca1657.Allowing for the marriage of her parents at least one year earlier, John Goode would have been married first by 1656 to an unknown wife.Since John Goode’s first daughter, Frances, was born in 1657 it is reasonable to assume that Frances was not a daughter of Mary Mackerness. (from Vol 2 of Early Goodes of VA)434 pages, every name index.