Do any of you know of the connection - if there is one - to the Goodin/Goodwin family in Jamaica?
My ancestor, William Ricketts, died in New York, but was born and had property in Jamaica. He was the son of Mary Goodwin Ricketts. In William's will, 1735, he leaves his Jamaica plantation in the care of George Goodin.
In Col. John Cavalier's will, also of 1735, he mentions several Goodins in Jamaica...Col. William Goodin, John Cavalier Goodin but only identifies his relationship to "my cousin Catherin Goodin, daughter of my niece Mary Goodin" and later "my niece Mary Goodin wife of Mr. George Goodin."
Do you know anything more about the relationship between the Goodins/Goodwins and the Cavalier families?
I would greatly appreciate any help you can provide.
With kind regards,