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by:Henry H. & Keuttah (Goswick) Kennemore
copyright 1986 All rights reserved.

  Kay (Goswick) Kennemore

Our first Gostwick ancestor to America.

Joseph Gostwick was born ca. 1653 England and came to Baltimore Co. Maryland from Shropshire, England in 1677 at the age of 24.  He died March 3, 1728 Baltimore Co. Maryland leaving a Will.  (go to ship passanger papers page 1 and page 2)

Joseph Gostwick
(m) lst. Mary Corbin (dau of Nicholas & Elizabeth (Kemp) Corbin
(m) 2nd: Elizabeth (?)

          Only two son's mentioned in Will

1. Thomas Gostwick 1694 (mentioned in g-father Nicholas Corbins will)
2. Nicholas Gostwick 1697

England records have been checked in just about every County of England and to this year 1999 I have not found who Joseph Gostwick's parents were.  It is my theory only since he named his first son "Thomas" that his own father in England may have been named "Thomas".  Joseph named the 2nd son "Nicholas" after his father-in-law "Nicholas Corbin".

There is a Thomas Gostwicke Eng. (m) Oct.16,1647 at Clerkenwall,St.James London "Elizabeth Dorislas" .

This Thomas Gostwicke could be the father of our Joseph Gostwick b.1653, but seems England records say that all 3 children of Thomas and Elizabeth (Dorislas) Gostwick died young.????

Hertford Co.England.
Thomas Gostwicke christened Jul.03,1621 Graveley, Hertford Co. (son of Edward)

In Devon Co.England there is:

Thomas Gostwicke/Gosticke/Gostwick and wife Susanna (?) with children christened at Topsham, Devon Co.Eng.

1. Roger Gostwicke c. Jul.25,1633 Topsham, Devon Co.Eng. (son of Thomas and Susanna)
2. Daniel Gosticke c. Mar.16,1636 Topsham,Devon Co.Eng.(son of Thomas and Susanna)
3. Thomas Gosticke c. Jul.07,1638 Topsham, Devon Co.Eng.(son of Thomas and Susanna)
4. Robert Gostwick c. Sep.16,1639 Topsham, Devon Co.Eng. (son of Thomas and Susanna)

Thomas Gosticke b. 1638 would be only 15 years of age in 1653 so he has been ruled out as being the father of our Joseph Gostwick b.1653.

Suffolk Co.England.
Thomas Gothacke christened Jul. 20, 1606 Bardfield, St. George (son of Thomas Gothacke)

London County England:
Joseph Gosticke christened Nov.22,1663 London St. Giles Cripplegate (son of Thomas and Alice Gosticke).  I believe this Thomas Gosticke to be the son of Thomas and Susanna Gostick/Gostwicke/Gostwick of Devon Co.Eng.

Bedford Co.England
Thomas Gostwick christened Jan.28,1617 Marston Mortain,Bedford Co.Eng.(son of William Gostwick).  It is stated that this Thomas Gostwick died young also.

Warwick Co.England.
Thoms Gossich christened Jul.10,1636 at Tanworth, Warwick Co.Eng. (son of Willi and Anne)
Thomas Gosse christened Dec.09,1622 Chippenham, Warwick Co.Eng.(son of William)

Baltimore Co. Maryland Marriages:

Thomas Gostwick (m) ca. 1717 Elizabeth Yanston

Nicholas Gostwick (m) Ebarilla/Abarilla Yanston





Joseph Gostwick left a will March 3,1722, proved June 14,1728 naming wife "Elizabeth" and son's Nicholas and Thomas Gostwick.

Joseph Gostwick owned lands in Baltimore Co. Md. called: GOSTWICKS CHOICE and ADVENTURE.

Bond was Posted July 1,1728 by admns, Elizabeth Gostwick, JONAS BOWEN, and EDMUND BAXTER, Estate was admnx on Aug.02,1729.