1536. Documentation for John Gootee Senior
(Jean Gautier Sr or John Gouty Sr)
(About 1640 to About 26 March 1711)
father of Joseph Gootee
(About 1661 to 1716/7)


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John Gootee Senior (Jean Gauteir) was born 27 Jan 1639/40 in Saint-Gregoire, Ille de Vilaine, Brittany, France, and died 26 Mar 1711 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

The earliest mention of a John Gooteer in either Maryland or Virginia occurred in 1658 when ten people were transported up the Mattapany River in Virginia. “5 Mar 1658 John Peteete, 500 acres, New Kent County, Va, upon north side of Mattapany River, upon Assanamayuscock Branch of said River, about 3 m from said river, running alongst land supposed to be surveyed for Georg Chapman. Transport of ten persons: Sarah Richeson, Richard Halleway, James Collins, Jeremiah Lerer, Jane Cole, Owin Macar, Phillip Prosser, John Gouteer, Elinor Richeson and 1 negro.” (1)

About four years later, on 21 February 1662, Antonie LeCompte came before the Maryland ? ? ? and entered four rights for which he demanded a warrant. His four rights were for his wife Easter, John Goteer, Andrew Gundrey, and Ambrose. The warrant was granted to lay out land for LeCompte in the quantity of 200 acres.(2)

After another four years, John Goutee was granted a patent for his wife’s service in 1666.(3)

On the 27th of March 1671 John Gottee and his wife Margarett and Stephen Besson of Dorchester County and of the Kingdom of France were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(4)

John Goteer and Stephen Beeson acquired a tract of land named Brambleston of the Blackwater River in Dorchester County, Maryland, on 07 Nov 1670/1. The tract consisted of 100 acres more or less.(5)

Also on that date, John Goteer and Stephen Beeson acquired two other tracts on the Blackwater River in Dorchester County, Carlile and Anchor and Hope.(6) The Carlile tract was a hundred acre tract and Anchor and Hope consisted of 200 acres. Stephen and John were listed as planters on the Anchor and Hope patent.

Also on 07 Nov 1670/1, Stephen Beeson and John Goteer sold to Arthur Wright and Henry Beckwith a tract named Stewarts Place, consisting of 300 acres on Little Choptank River.(7)

The three tracts acquired by Stephen and John on 07 Nov 1671 were sold by them on 07 August 1675 to William Ford.(8) Again, Stephen Beeson and John Gootier were listed as planters and the deed listed Margrett as the wife of John.

History of Dorchester County, Maryland by Elias Jones, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins Company Press, 1902.
Page 105: "LAKES. Lakes was unknown as a political division of the county until 1829, but in the Revolution of 1776 that section was called "Lakes," after the prominent and patriotic Lake families, who then lived there, though it was a part of Straits hundred.
Some of the earliest settlers in that section were the Keenes, Hoopers, Gootees, Insleys and Shentons. Its vast tracts of oak and pine timber of old growth were the last in the county to fall before the lumberman's axe."

Page 133: "Rev. Francis Asbury, the greatest Methodist missionary that ever traveled in America, frequently preached on the Eastern Shore Peninsula, but did not go to Dorchester until October, 1784. When in Cambridge he preached to a large congregation, and ministered to a poor colored man, under sentence to be executed for theft. On the 20th he went to Taylor's Island. He says, 'We had a profitable season there.' The next day he went to 'Todds,' Todd's Chapel, in Lakes district; now called 'Ebenezer.' He says, 'I found a warm people, indeed. I injured myself by speaking too loud."

Page 142: First Division of the County into Hundreds
The first political divisions of Dorchester County were hundreds, of which there is no official record to be found of their boundary lines, but the locations of the hundreds are recognizable by their names. They were laid out prior to 1689, when there were few roads through the vast forests which were only bounded by creeks, streams and other bodies of water.
The names of the hundreds were:
1. Great Choptank Hundred
2. Nanticoke Hundred
3. Transquaking Hundred
4. Fishing Creek Hundred
5. Little Choptank Hundred
6. Hermitage (or Armitage) Hundred
7. Straits Hundred
8. Cambridge Hundred
They were retained as county divisions until 1829 when the county was divided into eight election districts herein named.(9)

John Gootee acquired a tract called Cauta (?Canta?) on 16 March 1677 in Dorchester County consisting of 100 acres on the west side of Fishing Bay, thence running south south east 160 perches to a marked oak standing on the point called Roasting Ear Point.(10) (Roasting Ear Point is near the Honga River and Fishing Bay.)

On 08 Jan 1678 John Gooty, listed as a planter, acquired from Andrew Insley, also a planter, 50 of land called Insleys Point in Dorchester County.(11)

On 06 Feb 1679 John Gotee of Dorchester County was granted a warrant for 50 acres of land.(12)

On 12 Feb 1680, John Gootee made what would surely be his most significant land acquisition, a tract of 250 acres called Callais. The tract lay on the western side of the Blackwater River ran up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley. 50 acres of the tract were granted for term of service, probably that of Margarett Gootee.(13) The name of this tract has led some to believe the Gootees were from Callais, France. "Callais", located between what is now, Egypt Road and Little Blackwater River. Eventually, "Callais" contained 450 acres.

4 Old 75, 01 May 1690, John Gooty Sr, tanner, and Michael Todd, shoemaker, Partnership Agreement, Dorchester County.(14) John Gooty Sr., tanner, became a partner with Michael Todd, a shoemaker, on 01 May 1690.

13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)(15)

Joseph Goutee, a son of John Gootee and his wife Margaret, married Elizabeth Insley on 25 February 1689/90.(16)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Insley and his wife Margaret, formerly Margaret Jones. A sister of Elizabeth Insley was Margaret Insley who married a Michael Todd. Both Joseph Goutee and Michael Todd were married to Insley sisters.(17)

13 May 1690, Margarett Gautier, wife of John Gautier, Dorchester County, granted a Power of Attorney to Thomas Cooke for deeds for three parcels of land on Blackwater sold by John Gautier Sr. to John Gautier, son of said Margarett (Marguerit) Gautier.(18)

25 Feb 1691, Joseph Goutey, planter and Elizabeth Goutey, wife, to John Goutey Jr. planter, Dorchester County, Joseph’s Lane, 50 acres, on north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, 5 Old 34.(19) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

5 Old 34, 25 Feb 1691, Dorchester County, Insleys Poynt, west side of Transquakin River containing 50 acres formerly patented to Andrew Isnley. John Goutey Jr. planter, to Joseph Goutey, planter.(20) 1691 5 Old 35/ Feb 25, 1691 John Goutey Jr, of Dorchester County, Planter, to Joseph Goutey of the same County, Planter: Land on the west side of Transquakin River, containing 50 acres or less called "Insleys Poynt", formerly patented to Andrew Insley.

1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.(21) 1691 5 Old 81/ 1691 John Gouty and Margrett, his wife, to their son in law and daughter, John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County: "Graveling" on a branch of Blackwater River, containing 100 acres more or less.

In May 1695, John Goutee Jr. and Joseph Goutee, both sons of John Goutee Sr and his wife Margarett, were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(22)

Also at that time, Joseph Goutee Jr. and John Goutee, both sons of Joseph Goutee Sr. and his wife Elizabeth (Insley) Goutee, were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(23)
1696 Alexander Johnson left 100 acres (A169) to daughter Elizabeth, who later married Joseph Gootee. (Vol 2, Va. ES by Whitelaw).(24)

On May 4, 1699, John Gootee Jr. made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor.(25) (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.) John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills.


26 March 1711, 6 Old 175 – 1711, Parris and Bowebur, part of two tracts called Parris and Boweburk on the west side of Blackwater River containing 40 acres. GOUTEY, Joseph, Sr dec, Wife - Elizabeth GOUTEY, Son - Joseph GOUTEY, Jr & his wife Sarah, Son - Andrew GOUTEY, Son - Jacob GOUTEY

26 Mar 1711, John Gouty to son Joseph, dau Judith Coale and G/S Joseph. 6 Old 175 – 1711, GOUTEY, John, Son - Joseph GOUTEY, G/Son - Joseph GOUTEY, Dau - Judith COALE

1711 6 Old 174/ Jun 12, 1711 John Goutey Senr., of Dorchester County, Weaver, to Thomas Walter, Planter, late of Somerset County but now of Dorchester County, part of "Parris", on the west side of Goose Creek, and a small ridge on the lower end of said land, containing 250 acres in all.

1712 6 Old 191/ Aug 11, 1712 Josiah Macy and Angell Macy his wife to Joseph Goutey, Senr, Planter, "Batchellors Hope" formerly belonging to Henry Holt, dec'd, on a branch of Blackwater River containing 150 acres more or less.

1714 6 Old 226/ Aug 9, 1714 Joseph Gouty Senr, Planter, and Ann Gouty, his wife, to William Robinson, Shoemaker : "Cante", containing 100 acres more or less and "Ganders Labrinth" adj to Cante, near the mouth of Goose Creek, containing 195 acres, more or less. Tracts formerly belonging to John Gouty, Senr. and John Gouty Junr. Father and Brother of said Joseph Gouty.

Joseph Gootee, son of John Gootee and Margaret, died in 1716. Joseph Gootee, Sr., planter, made a will dated January 4, 1716, and it was probated March 13, 1716 (Wills 14, 319). The abstract of his will shows that he devised "Callis" his dwelling plantation to his wife, Ann. It also named John, his eldest son, and sons Jacob, Andrew, Joseph and youngest son John. The abstract also named daughters Elizabeth Shorter, Mary Robinson, Ruth, Rosannah, Triphena, Lucy and Elinor.

Cole, John, m. by 1691, Judith, dau. of John and Margaret Gouty (DOLR Old 5:81).

In conclusion, any heirs of John Gootee Sr. and his wife Margarett who would have a last name of Gootee must descend through their son Joseph Gootee Sr. John Gootee Jr, son of John Gootee Sr and Margaret, was never married and had no children by any known marriage. The only other child of John Gootee Sr and his wife Margaret was their daughter Judith who married John Cole and would descend through a Cole line.

Children (Gootee) of John Gootee and Margaret (possibly Beeson):
i. Joseph Sr, born in France
ii. John Jr, born in France
iii. Judith


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN GOOTEE SR and his son JOSEPH GOUTY SR


1) 6 Old 226/ Aug 9, 1714, Joseph Gouty Senior, Planter, and Ann Gouty, his wife, to William Robinson, Shoemaker : "Cante", containing 100 acres more or less and "Ganders Labrinth" adj to Cante, near the mouth of Goose Creek, containing 195 acres, more or less. Tracts formerly belonging to John Gouty, Senior and John Gouty Junior Father and Brother of said Joseph Gouty.

2) First Dorchester Families by Calvin W. Mowbray indicates under the family name of Gootee on page 48, "Patent Liber WC2, Folio 84, shows Margaret Gootee “Service 1666, wife of John and John granted warrant for wife's service." (page 48-49).

3) Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 2, Page 270, Liber W H &L p. 48. Acts made att a Generall Assembly begun and held att St Maries in the Province of Maryland the twenty seventh day of March in the Nyne and thirtieth year of the Dominion of Caecilius &ca Annoq Domini 1671.

4) 1 Old 110, 13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)

5) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter: "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

6) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

7) 1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.

8) On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor. (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.)
John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills

9) 6 OLD 174 Maryland Land Records - Indenture made 12 June 1711 between John Goutey Senior of Dorchester County Province of Maryland weaver and Thomas Waltors planter late of ??? ??? County in the Province aforesaid but now of Dorchester County. Part of a tract or parcel of land called Parris lying and being on the ?soft? ?tide? of Goose Creek in Dorchester County. Containing 250 acres. Witness: Michael Todd and ?James? ?Jesty?

10) 6 OLD 175 Maryland Land Records – I Joseph Goutey Senior with Elizabeth my wife of the County of Dorchester and Province of Maryland in consideration of our natural affection and parently love we have unto our well beloved son Joseph Goutey Junior of the said county and province planter have given granted two parcels of land being part of two tracts or surveys the one called Parris and the other called Bourburk ?Coke? lying on the ?western? side of Blackwater River in Dorchester County beginning at a marked pine standing by the ?side of a great marsh? near the land called Margotts Point containing 40 acres more or less. The above ? premises unto him the said Joseph Goutey Junior and his male heirs to be divided amongst? them as he shall be ?coming? out and ? ? ? said Joseph Goutey Junior ? ? ? before his male child should attain the said age of sixteen years it shall be that the said land is in custody and power of Sarah Goutey wife of the said Joseph Goutey Junior during her widowhood but if she marry ? again the said land is to be committed unto the custody of Joseph Goutey Senior. until the male heirs of the said Joseph Goutey Junior be sixteen years of age and if the said Joseph Goutey should be deceased? before the said male heir shall attain unto the age of sixteen then the said land and profits in consideration as above ? shall be committed unto the custody of Andrew and Jacob Goutey as is ? ? ? to their father Joseph Goutey Senior. June 13, 1711. Joseph Gouty Elizabeth Goutey Witnessed by Michael Todd and Anthony ?Shorter?

11) Also on page 6 OLD 175 Maryland Land Records – John Goutey of Dorchester County Province of Maryland weaver in consideration of natural affection and parently love I have unto my well beloved son Joseph Goutey planter of the said county and province. give grant and confirm all my lands and livings goods and chattels called ? ? I have given unto my grandson Joseph Goutey all my horses? and mares? ? ? ? ? all my moveable and immoveable estate. I give unto my daughter Judith Coale one shilling to be her portion. May 16th 1711 John Goutey. In presence of Michael? Todd and ?Eliz. Goutey ?? In consideration it appears Joseph Goutey Senior agrees to take care of John Goute for the rest of his natural life. Appears to mention a ?Sarah? Goutey wife of said Joseph Goutey.

12) 1680 Land Grant, 12 Feb 1680, Dorchester County, Surveyed 12 February 1680, to John Gootee, 250 acres, Patent L CB#2 f343, gives the location of "Callais", as western side of Blackwater River running up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley. 200 acres of this grant were on assignment from Thomas Patteson, the assignee of Col. Vincent Lowe and part of a previous warrant. 50 acres for term of service.

13) Volume WC#2 f 84 , 6 Feb 1679, Hall of Records, Warrant then granted John Gotee of Dorchester County, fifty acres of land.

14) 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691, Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

15) 6 Old 115/ Dec 4, 1707, John Goutee of Dorchester County, Tanner, and Elizabeth his wife, to William Robinson of the same County, Cordwainer: "Josephs Lane" devised by John Goutee, deceased son of said John Goutee, in his last will and testament to his Father and Mother, John and Margrett Goutee, said land being purchased said John Goutee, dec'd, in his lifetime from his brother Joseph Goutee and Elizabeth his wife, on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less. Also part of a tract called : "Ganders Labour" adj to a tract called "Parris".

16) 8 Old 66/ Nov 10 1723, William Houlton and wife Anne his wife of Dorchester County to Jacob Gray of the same County: 1/3 of "Callais" as divided between William Houlten and the heirs of Joseph Goute; 1/3 of a tract called "Boorbrook", both tracts lying on the west side of Blackwater, for the lietime of said Anne Houlton. 1/3 of "Callis" as divided between William Houlton and heirs of Joseph Gootee. 1/3 of "Bowbrook", for the lifetime of said Anne.


REFERENCES


(1) Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent book #4, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1632-1800, by Nell Marion Nugent.

(2) Maryland State Archives, Volume 5, page 243, 21 February 1662, warrant for 200 acres.

(3) First Dorchester Families by Calvin W. Mowbray indicates under the family name of Gootee on page 48, "Patent Liber WC2, Folio 84, shows Margaret Gootee ?Service 1666, wife of John and John granted warrant for wife's service." (page 48-49)

4) Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 2, Page 270, Liber W H &L p. 48. Acts made att a Generall Assembly begun and held att St Maries in the Province of Maryland the twenty seventh day of March in the Nyne and thirtieth year of the Dominion of Caecilius &ca Annoq Domini 1671

The Honble Charles Calvert Esq. Govenour-

To the Right Honb'f the Lord Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore-
The humble peticon of Bernard Johnson of Calvert County in the said Province of Maryland Cooper William Nenfinger of Saint Maries County John Gotee and Margarett his wife of Dorchester County and Stephen Beson of the Same County all Inhabitants of this Province

Humbly Shew unto your Lordship that your Peticoners Barnard Johnson and William Nengfinger were borne in Holland and under the Dominion of the States Generall of the united Provinces John Gottee and Margarett his wife and Stephen Besson in the Kingdon of France etc.

Below is the naturalization act dated April 1671 for the following individuals:
1. Bernard Johnson-Calvert County
2. William Nenfinger/Nengfinger (Cooper)-St. Mary's County
3. John Gotee/Gottee & wife Margaret of Dorchester County
4. Stephen Beson/Besson of Dorchester County

5) 3 Old 210, 07 Nov 1670, 07 Nov 1671, Brambleston on Blackwater River, Dorchester County, 100 acres.

6) 3 Old 210, 07 Nov 1670 and 07 Nov 1671, Carlile on Blackwater River, 100 acres.

6) 3 Old 209, 07 Nov 1671, Anchor and Hope on Blackwater River, Dorchester County, 200 acres.

7) 3 Old 213, 07 Nov 1671, Stewarts Place, 300 acres on Little Choptank.

8) 07 Aug 1675, 3 Old 91, Stephen Beeson and John Gootier to William Ford, Carlyle, BrowellStone, and Anchor and Hope, all on Blackwater River.

9) History of Dorchester County, Maryland by Elias Jones, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins Company Press, 1902, page

10) 16 Mar 1677, Land Grant Patent L CB#3 f227, John Gootee, Dorchester County, name of tract: Cauta or Canta.

11) 3 Old 166, 08 Jan 1678, John Gooty, planter, from Andrew Insley, planter, Insleys Point, 50 acres on Transquakin River.

12) WC#2 f 84, 06 Feb 1679, John Gotee, Dorchester County, warrant granted for 50 acres of land.

13) Land Grant Patent L CB#2 f343, 12 Feb 1680, John Gootee, Dorchester County Callais, 250 acres, western side of Blackwater River running up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley, 50 acres for term of service.

14) 4 Old 75, 01 May 1690, John Gooty Sr, tanner, and Michael Todd, shoemaker, Partnership Agreement, Dorchester County.

15) 1 Old 110, 13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)

16) Marriage date for Joseph Goutee and Elizaabeth Insley is said to be 25 February 1688/9, but no record has been seen so far.

17) In McAllister's Abstracts of Dorchester Land Records.
6 old 100 -- Michael Todd. (Cordwainer Shoemaker) & Margaret Todd his wife -- selling land in lower Dorchester. Power of atty. given to James Insley by Michael & Margaret "to our brother." Margaret was an Insley.
Bk 3 -- 5 old 125 -- Andrew Insley & Eliz. Insley his wife of Dor. Co. to son in law Michal Todd & Margaret his wife. 2 pieces of land on Hungar River (lower Dor.
Bk 3 -- 5 Old 125. Joseph Goutey (Gootee) son in law. So Gootee & Todd were married to Insley sisters.
She was the daughter of Andrew Insley and Margaret Jones.
Andrew Insley was born about 1643 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
Andrew Insley died about 1699 in Dorchester, Maryland.
Margaret Jones was born about 1645 in England.
Margaret Jones Insley died November 8, 1698 in Dorchester, Maryland.
Wills: Andrew Insly, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 292
Inventories and Accounts: Andrew Insley, 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 89 (inventory)

(18) 4 Old 76, 13 May 1690, Margarett Gautier, wife of John Gautier, Dorchester County, Power of Attorney to Thomas Cooke, related to 3 parcels of land on Blackwater sold by John Gauter Sr. to John Gautier, son of said Margarett.

19) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

(20) 5 Old 34, 25 Feb 1691, Dorchester County, Insleys Poynt, west side of Transquakin River containing 50 acres formerly patented to Andrew Isnley. John Goutey Jr. planter, to Joseph Goutey, planter. 1691 5 Old 35/ Feb 25, 1691 John Goutey Jr, of Dorchester County, Planter, to Joseph Goutey of the same County, Planter: Land on the west side of Transquakin River, containing 50 acres or less called "Insleys Poynt", formerly patented to Andrew Insley.

(21) 1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.(21) 1691 5 Old 81/ 1691 John Gouty and Margrett, his wife, to their son in law and daughter, John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County: "Graveling" on a branch of Blackwater River, containing 100 acres more or less.

(22) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

(23) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

(24) 1696 Alexander Johnson left 100 acres (A169) to daughter Elizabeth, who later married Joseph Gootee. (Vol 2, Va. ES by Whitelaw).

(25) On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor. (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.)
John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills


Appendix A

Various Individuals Named John, Joseph, and Jacob Gootee

Nine Individuals Named John Gootee

(various spellings include: Gowty, Gouty, Goutey, Goute, etc.)


1. Name: John Gootee Senior
a. birth date: 27 January 1639/40
b. birth location: Saint-Gregoire, Ille de Vilaine, Brittany,
France (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not
known)
c. death date: 1711 (per will - Old 6 175 / 16 May 1711)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per will)
e. spouse’s name: Margaret, perhaps Beeson was her surname
(per land records and Maryland Archives naturalization)
f. marriage date and location: probably about 1660 in France
g. left a will or died intestate: will - 6 Old 175 / 16 May 1711
h. occupation: weaver (per will); also cordwainer or shoemaker
(per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known)
i. item(s) of special significance: first Gootee to arrive in Maryland; identified in the Maryland Archives in 1695
(per Volume 19, page 211)

will - Old 6 175 / 16 May 1711: John Goutey of Dorchester County, Weaver, to his son Joseph Goutey, Planter: All of his property except one heifer given to Grandson, Joseph Goutey and one shilling to daughter Judith Coale.

The first documented GOOTEE in Maryland was John GOOTEE (Jean GAUTIER), a French citizen who arrived on the Eastern Shore of Maryland in February 1662, sponsored by Antoine LeCompte, a Gentleman and large landowner in Maryland.
John was married to Margaret, whose last name is unknown but believed to be Beeson or Besson. Margaret and a son, Joseph, arrived in Maryland in 1666 and she completed her servitude (indenture) on 6 February 1679. At that time her husband, John, was granted fifty (50) acres of land, which they named "Callais," located between what is now Egypt Road and Little Blackwater River (eventually, "Callais" contained 450 acres). John and Margaret Gottee [sic] and Stephen Beeson (Ettiene Beeson were naturalized on 19 April 1671 and listed as "Citizens of France."
There apparently is a record of a John Goute [sic] that arrived in New Kent, Virginia, at the head of the York River, east of Richmond, Virginia, on 5 March 1654. This John was transported by John Peteete. If this record is correct, then this John Goute probably was born by 1636. This surely must refer to John Gootee Senior if correct.


2. John Gootee Junior (a son of John Gootee Senior and Margaret, his wife)
a. birth date: probably by early 1660s
b. birth location: France (per Maryland Archives
naturalization)
c. death date: 1699 (per will probated 1699)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland ( per will)
e. spouse’s name: never married
f. marriage date and location: not applicable
g. left a will or died intestate: will – made 04 May 1699 and probated 07 August 1699, Dorchester County, Liber 21, folio 103
h. occupation: tanner (per Old 5 124, Dorchester County,
Maryland, 15 November 1698, land record, John Goutee
Junior, tanner, to Joseph Goutee Senior)
i. item(s) of special significance: no known children; identified
in the Maryland Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page
211)

will - Liber 21, folio 103, probated 07 August 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.
(account) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98
(inventory) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290

It must be John Gootee Junior who was a witness to the will of Andrew Insley on 14 April 1699 which names Michael Todd as a son-in-law.
Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 7:
Insley, Andrew, Dorchester County, 14th April 1699; 2nd August
1699.
To daughter Mary and hrs., “Road Ridge.” (For description see will).
To son-in-law Michael Todd and Mary his wife, a certain parcel of land adjoining Wm. Deane’s plantation, and being part of tract on which sd. Todd now lives.
To wife Eliza:. personalty and “Betty’s Desire” during life.
To son James, said “Betty’s Desire” at decease of his mother and “Bentley’s Point” or “Bentley’s Hope” on Hooper’s Island; also residue of lands jointly with his brother William. (For description of lands see will).
Exs.: Wife Eliza: and son-in-law Michael Todd.
Test: Jno. Goutey Jr., Philip Wingod. Wm. Robinson. 6. 291.


3. John Gootee the Elder (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his first wife, Elizabeth Insley)
a. birth date: probably in early 1690s
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per residence
of his parents)
c. death date: about 31 May 1748 (per will)
d. death location: Accomack County, Virginia (per will)
e. spouse’s name: married Mary Lisney before 1727, apparently
in Accomack County, Virginia (per will of Mary Lisney
Gootee and land record analysis)
f. marriage date and location: (per will of his wife and land
record analysis)
g. left a will or died intestate: will (per page 268, Orders, Accomack County, Virginia, 1744-1753, 31 May 1748)
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance: identified in the Maryland
Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page 211)

will - 31 May 1748 John Gowtee administered his will to Widow, Mary. Mason Abbott and Thomas Parramore, Sec. (pg 268, Orders, Accomack County, Virginia, 1744-1753).
1727 Ralph Lisney left his land, 100 acres (A169) (including 30 acres of A166) to his daughter Mary, who married John Gowtee. (Vol 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw)
James Brown administered his estate to John Gouty. (Vol 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw).

This John Gootee is the son of Joseph Goutee mentioned in Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.


4 John Gootee the Younger (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his second wife, Ann Harper)
a. birth date: probably about 1714 to 1717
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: 1764
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland
e. spouse’s name: Elizabeth “Betty” Lnu
f. marriage date and location:
g. left a will or died intestate: TO DO
h. occupation: TO DO
i. item(s) of special significance:

John Gootee the Younger and his wife Elizabeth Lnu possibly had a son named Joseph Goutee born 02 November 1757 in Dorchester County, Maryland.

The following must refer to John Gootee the Younger who died in 1764 because it lists John Goutee as “Junior”.

Settlers of Maryland 1751 – 1765:
Goutee, John Jr; Dorchester County, Maryland
Name of Tract Acreage Date Reference(s)
Hazard 21 3 Jul 1761 BC14/528; BC17/224
Second Chance 20 3 Jul 1761 BC14/519;BC17/353

It is possible John Gootee the Younger who appears in the Maryland Calendar of Wills, Volume 7, as a witness to the will of John Hollock, since the will is made in Dorchester County, Maryland. However, another John Gootee, a son of Joseph Gootee Junior and his first wife Sarah, also lived in Dorchester County, Maryland at this time.
Hollock, John, Dorchester Co., 08 January 1737; 27 May 1738.
To son William and hrs., 100 A. “King’s Town,” 50 A. “Cheapside;” and personalty.
To son Jonathan and hrs., 100 A. “Hollock’s Cow Pasture;” and personalty.
To dau. Dorothy, personalty.
Wife Matthew (sic), extx. of personal estate except the legacies before given.
Test: Patrick Macolister (McCullister), John Gootee, Margret Urvin. 21. 882.


5. John Gootee (a son of Joseph Gootee Junior and probably Sara Mills)
a. birth date: 1710 (per deposition in Dorchester County on 12
June 1764 in OLD 20 218; (born about 1713 per
Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
b. birth location: Maryland (per Descendants of John Gootee
listing, author Bob Gootee)
c. death date: before 30 March 1780 (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
d. death location: Maryland (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
e. spouse’s name: Elizabeth “Betty” Bramble (per Descendants of
John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
f. marriage date and location: about 1744 (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known) (It seems likely he
would have married about 1730 if he was born in 1710.)
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:


This John Gootee must be the one who gave a deposition on 12 June 1764 in OLD 20 218 where he stated his age of “54 years or upwards”. The depositions in this land record were given to a Dorchester County, Maryland, court and we assume this John Gootee lived in Dorchester County at that time. This John Gootee therefore was born about 1710. This John Goote may have died before 30 March 1780 in Maryland.

This is where is gets very confusing. Need to research the following from an internet listing. Seems to mix two John Gootees in my opinion:
Dorchester County Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783 by Henry C Peden:
Gootee (Goutee, Gouty), John, (2 Apr 1755-4 Aug 1818) Son of John and Betty Gootee of Dorchester Parish [Ref: FF-99, GG-41]. Subscribed to the Oath of Allegience and Fidelity in 1778 [Ref:K-30, L-117]. The children of "John and Betty Goutee" were William Goutee b. 25 Aug 1745; Prissiller Goutee b. 2 Nov 1746?; Mary Goutee b. 2 Mar 1748; John Goutee b. 2 Apr 1755; dau. Cynthia Goutee or Gouty, married John Nicols or Nicolls in 1797; Joseph Goutee b. 2 Nov 1757? in Dorchester Parish [Ref: GG-41, RR-2186 (SAR National Society No. 107560, documented and approved in 1974]. John Gotee was head of household in Straights Hundred in 1776. aged between 21 and 30, one male between 16-21, one female between 30-40 and three females between 10 and 16 [Ref: AA-46].


6. John Gootee (a son of John Gootee the Elder and his wife Mary Lisney)
a. birth date: probably about 1740 (parents married before 1727; his father died in 1748)
b. birth location: Accomack County, Virginia
c. death date: after August 1764
d. death location: probably Accomack County, Virginia
e. spouse’s name: Bridgett Major
f. marriage date and location: 1764 in Accomack County,
Virginia
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

This John Gootee is identified in the will of his mother, Mary (Lisney) Gootee. (See Appendix C for entire will.)
This John Gootee fits with the age of his father and mother and a location in Accomack County, Virginia.
It was probably this John Gootee in Accomack County, Virginia, who proved this will: 24 Jan 1772 - 31 Mar 1772, will of John Pettit Jr. (nunc) - To son William Pettit. Balance of Estate to wife during her widowhood, then to be divided between my two daughters. Proved by John Gootee and Betty Taylor. In order of probate: Trophenny Pettit, widow of testator qualified. (Wills and Adminstrations, Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800 by Stratton Nottingham, page 678.).

will of his mother, Mary (Lisney) Gowtee, August 20, 1764:
Mary Gowtee of Accomack County make and ordain this my last will and testament in the following, to wit,
my son, Joseph Gowtee
my two daughters, Mary and Triphina
son Lisney Gowtee.
son John Gowtee
daughter Trephina
daughter Mary
two sons Lisney and John executors of this my will.
twentieth day of August Anno Dom 1764.
Mary Gowtee made her mark
Published and declared In presence off
John Massey
Leaven Taylor In a Court continued & held for Acco. County
William Shipman November 27, 1764


7. John Gootee (a son of Jacob Gootee and Margery Pritchett Wingate)
a. birth date: probably about 1738
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: about 04 August 1818 (also see "1818 John Gootee deceased 4 Aug. 1818.", The Note Book of Silas Nicols, from the notes of Miss Ruth Jones, Family Record, Ancestry.com)
d. death location: Caroline County, Maryland; per will of John
Gootee of Caroline County, 1818
e. spouse’s name: first marriage - Elizabeth Pritchett, daughter
of Phunback Pritchett and his wife ??; second marriage - Jemema Browhan
f. marriage date and location: first marriage – Dorchester
County, Maryland, Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527, Elizabeth, dau. of P. Pritchett of DO Co., m. by 17 Nov 1769, John Goutee (MWB 37:406; MDAD 65:9); second marriage – Jemima Browhan, ?? County, Maryland
g. left a will or died intestate: will – made 28 October 1815,
recorded 21 August 1818, Carolina County, Liber JR-C
folio 332
h. occupation:
i. item(s) of special significance: Patriot of the American Revolution

John Gouty and family moved to Caroline County, Maryland by the time of the 178 Caroline County, Maryland, census. See 1778 Maryland Census – Caroline County, lists a John Goutee. Per 1778 Census of Maryland compiled by Bettie Stirling Carothers (14423 Eddington Drive, Chesterfield, Missouri 63017). Also see MSA Citation 1419-6-9858 for John Goutee in 1778 Caroline County, Maryland census.
?1778 Caroline Co., MD, Fidelity Oath, John Goutee, Choptank Hundred?
Entry in the 1783 Choptank Hundred/District Census automatically qualifies the individual as a Patriot of the American Revolution according to the Sons of the American Revolution. John Gootee is listed for owning two tracts or parcels of land in Lower Choptank District Hundred in the 1783 Maryland census.
John Gootee. Gootees Lott, 126 acres. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46
John Gootee. Laynes Venture. CA Lower Choptank District Hundred, p. 48. MSA S 1161-3-6 Location:   1/4/5/46)
This John Gootee was a son of Jacob Gootee who was the son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his wife first wife Elizabeth Insley.

wills – summary: John Gowty of Caroline County, Maryland, Daughter: Rhoda Cannon, widow of Joshua Cannon; Son: Abel Gowty; Daughter: Britanna Willis; Son: Pritchel Gowty; Daughter: Centhea Nichols, widow of John Nichols; Daughter: Vility Stevens; Grandson: James Gowty; Granddaughter: Mary Gowty; Granddaughter: Lucretia Gowty; Grandson: John Stevens Gowty; Gives all to 4 grandchildren and appoints William Stevens to watch out for them until they come of age.

We know Pritchett Gouty was born 04 July 1765 so he probably should have been age 45 at the time of the 1810 census, but he appears in the 26 to 44 age listing.
If Zachariah was born about 1778, he would have been about 32 years old in 1810.
John Gouty makes no mention of a wife in his will. He appointed William Stevens as sole executor. It is my opinion that he was living with Zachariah Gouty at the time of the 1810 census. There is a Wm. Stevans listed in the 1810 as age 26 to 44 with two males up to 10 years of age, one female up to 10 years of age, one female 16 to 26, and one female 26 to 45. It is likely this William Stevens was the person appointed as sole executor of the John Gouty estate.
The 1820 census for Caroline County, Maryland, only lists Abel Gowty, James Gowly(probably Gowty), and Thomas Gowty. John Gootee and his wife were both death by 1820. Pritchett Gouty and his family had moved to Ohio before 1820.
Need to research the following statement:
Revolutionary Patriots 1775-1783, Caroline Co, Md:
Goutee (Gouty), John (ca 1740-1818) Private, Militia, Capt. Nehemiah Andrews Company, 14th Battalion, by August 13, 1777 (Ref:M-155, Y-1201)


8. John Gootee (a son of John and Elizabeth “Betty” Bramble)
a. birth date: 02 April 1755 (per Descendants of John Gootee
listing, author not known)
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: unknown
d. death location: unknown
e. spouse’s name: unknown
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:


9. John Goodman Gootee (a son of Capewell Gootee and his wife Mary Nuner)
a. birth date: 07 February 1768
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: before October 1824
d. death location: Maryland
e. spouse’s name: unknown
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

Capewell Gootee was a son of Jacob Gootee and his wife Margery Pritchett. He was born about 1743 in Dorchester County, Maryland and died in 1788 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Mary Nuner before 10 June 1765 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She was the daughter of Edward Nuner and Mary Lnu. Mary Nuner was bor 17 March 1747/48 in Dorchester County, Maryland, and died about 1824 in Dorchester County, Maryland.


Five Individuals Named Joseph Gootee

(various spellings include: Gowty, Gouty, Goutey, Goute, etc.)


I. Joseph Gootee Senior (son of John Gootee Senior and Margaret, his wife)
a. birth date: probably born about 1660 (per – birth of father
was 1639; parents probably married about 1660)
b. birth location: France (per Maryland Archives
naturalization)
c. death date: 1716 (per will probated March 1716)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per will)
e. spouse’s name: He married first Elizabeth Insley, a daughter of Andrew Insley and Margaret Jones. (per land record of
Joseph Gootee Senior and Elizabeth, his wife, which
names Michael Todd a son-in-law. Michael Todd married
an Insley. He married second Ann Harper by 1714. (per
OLD 6 226, 09 August 1714, Dorchester County, MD)
f. marriage date and location: probably all in Dorchester
County, Maryland; first marriage date 25 February
1689/90 but no record found; second marriage date by
1714 (per land record which names wife as Ann)
f. left a will or died intestate: will made 04 January 1716;
probated 13 March 1716 (Wills, Dorchester County,
Maryland, Wills 14, 319)
g. occupation: planter (see 25 February 1691, OLD 5 34)
h. item(s) of special significance: all descendants of John
Gootee Senior of Maryland with a surname of Gootee
descend through Joseph Gootee Senior; identified in the
Maryland Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page 211)

This Joseph Gootee is the son of John Goutee Senior mentioned in Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.
Joseph Gootee Senior married first Elizabeth Insley, said to be on 25 February 1689/90 but no record found, a daughter of Andrew Insley and Margaret Jones. They were the parents of eight children:
1. Joseph Junior – born about 1691 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Joseph Junior may have married a Mary Griffith first. He married second a Sarah Mills in March 1710/1711. He married third Elizabeth Johnson by 1719. Joseph Gootee Junior died in 1728 in Accomack County, Virginia.
2. John the Elder – born about 1692 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Mary Lisney before 1727 in Accomack County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Ralph Lisney and Mary Crowland. She was born perhaps in 1697 and died 20 August 1764 in Accomack County, Virginia. John the Elder died 31 May 1748 in Accomack County, Virginia.
3. Ruth – born about 1695 in Dorchester County, Maryland. She died about 1774 in Maryland. Supposedly also married a William Robinson about 1708.
4. Jacob – born about 1696 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Jacob married Margery Pritchett Wingate about 1720? Margery Pritchett probably had first married a Wingate before she married Jacob. Jacob died 09 March 1779 in Maryland.
5. Andrew – born about 1698 in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Agnes Woodland (perhaps Harper) before 07 November 1729 in Dorchester Co, Md. She died in April 1768 in Dorchester Co, Md. Andrew died about 1774 in Dorchester Co, Md.
6. Elizabeth – born about 1699. She married Anthony Shorter. She died after June 1743.
7. Mary – born about ? She married William Robinson. She died 08 Mar 1728/29, St Peters Parish Rec. Talbot Co, Md.
8. Rosannah (Anne) – born about 1700, Dorchester County, Maryland. She married a William Button.

Elizabeth Insley Gootee died before 1714. (1714 6 Old 226/ Aug 9, 1714 Joseph Gouty Senr, Planter, and Ann Gouty, his wife, to William Robinson, Shoemaker: “Cante”, containing 100 acres more or less and “Ganders Labrinth” adjacent to Cante, near the mouth of Goose Creek, containing 195 acres, more or less. Tracts formerly belonging to John Gouty Senior and John Gouty Junior, Father and Brother of said Joseph Gouty.)

Joseph Gouty Senior married second Ann Harper by 1714 (See OLD 6 226 dated 09 August 1714, Dorchester County, MD. They were the parents of four children by 12 June 1718 when she married William Houlton.(MDAD 1:106). Ann Harper was the daughter of William Harper. She died after November 1728.

Joseph married Ann Harper in 1711.
Maryland Indexes, Marriage References, MSA S 1527
He-Hz
Houlton, William, m. by 12 June 1718, Ann, extx. of Joseph Goutee of DO Co. (MDAD 1:106).

1. John the Younger – born after 1711. He married Elizabeth “Betty” Lnu. She was born about 1719 and died after 1764. John the Younger died in 1764.
2. Triphena – born after 1711.
3. Lucy – born after 1711.
4. Elinor – born after 1711.

will - (Joseph Gootee, Sr., planter, made a will dated January 4, 1716, and it was probated March 13, 1716 (Wills 14, 319). The abstract of his will shows that he devised “Callis” his dwelling plantation to his wife, Ann. It also named John, his eldest son, and sons Jacob, Andrew, Joseph and youngest son John. The abstract also named daughters Elizabeth Shorter, Mary Robinson, Ruth, Rosannah, Triphena, Lucy and Elinor.

Ann, widow of Joseph Senior married William Houlton by 12 June 1718.(Ann Extr of Joseph Goutee Dorchester County. MDAD 1:106).
Also, more about Ann Harper: Land records Old 8 66, 10 November 1723.
8 Old 66/ Nov 10 1723, William Houlton and wife Anne his wife of Dorchester County to Jacob Gray of the same County: 1/3 of “Callais” as divided between William Houlten and the heirs of Joseph Goute; 1/3 of a tract called “Boorbrook”, both tracts lying on the west side of Blackwater, for the lietime of said Anne Houlton. 1/3 of “Callis” as divided between William Houlton and heirs of Joseph Gootee. 1/3 of “Bowbrook”, for the lifetime of said Anne.


II. Joseph Gootee Junior (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and Elizabeth Insley)
a. birth date: probably the early 1690s
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: 1728
d. death location: Accomack County, Virginia
e. spouse’s name: married first Mary Griffith, a daughter of
George Griffith; married second Sarah Mills in March 1710/11, she was born in 1695 (see See 26 March 1711,
Old 6 175); married third Elizabeth Johnson by 1719.
f. marriage date and location:
f. left a will or died intestate: will - 02 June 1728 – 06 February 1728/9, Accomack County, Virginia, Wills 1715-1729
g. occupation:
h. item(s) of special significance: identified in the Maryland
Archives in 1695 (per Volume 19, page 211)

Joseph Junior probably married first a Mary Griffith, a daughter of George Griffith. H married second Sarah (?Mills?) in March 1710/1711. See 26 March 1711, Old 6 175, for Joseph Gootee Senior and wife Elizabeth to Joseph Gootee Junior and wife Sarah. Sarah apparently died before 1719.
Joseph Gootee Junior married third Elizabeth Johnson by 1719. (Joseph Goutee and wife Elizabeth (Johnson), sold 100 acres inherited from Alexander Johnson to John Massey. Indenture to John Massey of Accomack County, Va., 28 May 1719, Joseph Goutee, late of Dorchester County, Md. Wife – Elizabeth.)
In 1696 Alexander Johnson left 100 acres to his daughter Elizabeth, who later married Joseph Gootee Junior. (Volume 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw). The bequest by Johnson to his daughter Elizabeth had been entailed and they had no right to sell the land.
Joseph Junior and wife Elizabeth had a daughter, Mary, who married Levin Taylor, and she proved title to the land in 1756 and Thomas Marsey (Massey) deeded his claim to the Taylors. (“Joseph Gouty Junior and Elizabeth Johnson had a daughter, Mary Gootee, who married Levin Taylor”. (Barbara Massey Horsman, Massey Family of Worcester County, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc., Bowie, MD, 1995)
In 1785, Mary Taylor, widow, and son Jesse and his wife, Rachel, sold 37 acres to William Massey. The next year Mary deeded the balance to Jesse and he and his wife Rachel sold to Jabez Pitt.( Volume 2, Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw). Also see Stratton Nottingham, Accomack County, Virginia, Wills & Administrations, 1663-1800, p. 28 (will of Alexander Johnson, brother Alexander Massey).

will - Joseph Gootee Junior died in 1728. (Second day of June 1728, I Joseph Gouty of the County of Accomack in the Colony of Virginia being sick and weak in body.) 2 Jun 1728 – 6 Feb 1728/9, Joseph Gouty will – To wife Elizabeth. To brother John Gouty. To daughter Mary (under 16). Brother John and friend John Tankard, Executors. Witnesses: Priscilla Burton, Robert Leonard, Elizabeth Tankard. (Accomack County, Virginia, Wills 1715-1729)

III. Joseph Gootee (a son of John Gootee the Elder and his wife Mary Lisney)
a. birth date: probably before 1727
c. birth location: Accomack County, Virginia
b. death date: 1768 (per date of estate appraisal)
d. death location: Accomack County, Virginia
e. spouse’s name: married first Elizabeth Anne Johnson a
daughter of Alexander Johnson and Sarah Massey (per
Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known);
married second Rachael Morris, daughter of John Morris and Mary Lnu (per Descendants of John Gootee listing,
author not known)
f. marriage date and location: Accomack County, Virginia
f. left a will or died intestate: 31 March 1768 administered his
estate to Rachel Gootee.
g. occupation: unknown
h. item(s) of special significance:

His father died in 1748 and his mother died in 1764. (Estate Appraisal for Joseph Gootee’s Estate, Apr 26, 1768.) 26 Apr 1768 Rachel Gootee, widow of Joseph released her dower rights to George Holden, 127 acres (A169) and 43 acres of swamp. See 1766. (Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw).
Rachael Morris Gootee may have married a Jedediah Brittingham after the death of her husband Joseph. Jedediah Brittingham administered his estate to a Rachel Brittingham. Andrew Gootee, Sec. (Orders, Accomack County, Virginia, 1768-1769).
01 Dec 1762, Accomack County, Virginia, Joseph Gowtee and John Morris and wife Mary, united in a deed to Lisney Gowtee for 45 acres, stating that it had been bought by John Gowtee from Gilbert Morris and Henderson Baker. (Virginia Eastern Shore by Whitelaw). This should be John Morris and wife Mary Lnu who were the daughter of Rachael Morris, the second wife of Joseph Gootee.
20 August 1764 - 27 November 1764, Mary Lisney Goutee, surviving her husband John Goutee, left her Plantation and lands (A169) to son Joseph. Her will also lists sons John, Andrew, Lisney and daughter Trephina and Mary. Witnesses were John Mercer, Leaven Taylor, William Shipman.(see 1727) In order of probate Joseph Gowtee heir at law to the testatrix.(Virginia Eastern Shore by Whitelaw and Accomack County, Virginia, Wills 1761-1767).
It should be this Joseph Gootee who is listed as owning 695 & 1/2 acres in the List of lands held by Papists in Dorchester County, returned by Charles Dickinson, Collector of Quit Rents, to the Keeper of the Rent Rolls, in 1758.
Somerset County MDGenWeb, Index to Catholics in Colonial Delmarva by Thomas Joseph Peterman. (The Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by most of Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia.)
Peterman’s Catholics in Colonial Delmarva:
Gootee, Agnes, 308 – On April 16, 1768, Agnes Gootee was buried by Father Moseley at Black Water River.
Gootee, Andrew, 308
Gootee, Frederick, 308 – Frederick Gootee, son of George and Priscilla Gootee, married Trophim Grady on November 15, 1790, with Father Bolton officiating.
Gootee, George, 308, 327
Gootee, John, 307
Gootee, Joseph, 308
Gootee, Levin, 308 – Levin Gootee had been baptized by Father Mosley on December 10, 1760. Levin was the son of Joseph Gootee, who in 1758 owned 634-3/4 acres in Dorchester County.


IV. Joseph Gootee (a son of Andrew Gootee and Agnes Harper (or Woodland).
a. birth date: probably about 1737 (per Descendants of John
Gootee listing, author not known)
b. birth location:
c. death date: after 28 April 1761 and before 1794 (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author Bob Gootee)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland
e. spouse’s name: Mary Elizabeth Griffith (per will of brother,
George Griffith, Dorchester County Genealogical
Magazine January 1984, Liber 31, folio 300, 20 April 1761)
f. marriage date and location: about 1758 (per Descendants of
John Gootee listing, author not known);
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

Liber 31, folio 300, 20 April 1761, GRIFFITH, GEORGE, [Dorchester Co.] To each of my sister Mary Gowtees chldn. a cow calf or yearling.
    To my bro. John Griffith, all my negroes [not named], horses, & cattle.
    Witn: John Trippe, Jr., William Whit, William Lewis.
    28 April 1761, all 3 witn. depose that on 20 April 1761 they heard Geo. Grifith, then sick, now d., say all his sister's chldn. should have a cow calf or yearling & then sd. John Trippe said I suppose you'll leave your negroes, horses, & cattle to your bro. Jonny, to which he answered yes.
    The aforegoing dep. were taken in the presence of Joseph Gowtee, who mar. decd.'s sister.

Liber 28, folio 329, 13 July 1750, GRIFFITH, GEORGE, Dorchester Co. To son John Griffith, the land, with the plntn. I live on, beg. at a point near opposite a crk. that div. the land betw. Capt. Henry Ennalls & his bro. Joseph Ennals to the bounders of Hoopers Fortune & Hoopers Choice, all on the E of s line.
     To son George Griffith, the other on the W side s line.
     To sons John & George Griffith, equ. div., Venture 50a.
To son John Grifith, 6 negroes - Tom, Draper, Dick, Sabina, Silvia, & Pegg a large looking glass, & a colt that came of Snip.
     To son George Griffith, 6 negroes Ned, Harry, Peter, Nan, Martha, & Grace a large looking glass, & a bay mare & her colt.
     To bro. Lewis Griffith childn when they come of age.
     To dau. Mary Gowtee, dau. Eliza, Sheild, George Gowtee, & John Frame, 1 sh. sterl apiece.
     To sons John & George, [the residue of my p. e.] equ. div.
     To bro. Robert Griffith, a tract taken up by my bro. John Griffith, Jr., & Sunken Island.
     Extr: bro. Robert Griffith to care for my sons John & George till age of 18, & he may put them to school with the approval of my bro. Joseph Griffith & my friend Bartholemew Ennalls.
     Witn: Moses Poole, Joseph Griffeth, Ann Abbit.
     16 March 1752, sworn to by Poole & Griffith in presence of John Griffith, heir at law.

Andrew Gootee, the son of Joseph Gootee Senior and his wife, Elizabeth Insley, was born about 1698 in Dorchester County, Maryland. Andrew died about 1774 in Dorchester County, Maryland, and his wife, Agnes Woodland (Harper) died in April 1768, also in Dorchester County, Maryland. Andrew and Agnes were married before 07 November 1729 in Dorchester County, Maryland. On April 16, 1768, Agnes Gootee was buried by Father Moseley at Black Water River, Index to Catholics in Colonial Delmarva by Thomas Joseph Peterman.
Mary Elizabeth Griffith was born 05 April 1738 and died after April 1761. She married Joseph Gootee about 1758.

V. Joseph Gootee (a son of John Gootee and Elizabeth “Betty” Bramble)
a. birth date: 02 November 1757 (per Descendants of John Gootee
listing, author not known; also Great Choptank Parrish
record 00788-1 and Old Trinity records)
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known)
c. death date: unknown (per Descendants of John Gootee listing, author not known)
d. death location: unknown
e. spouse’s name: unknown
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:


Two Individuals Named Jacob Gootee

(various spellings include: Gowty, Gouty, Goutey, Goute, etc.)


1. Jacob Gootee (a son of Joseph Gootee Senior and Elizabeth Insley)
a. birth date: probably about 1699
b. death date: 09 May 1779
c. spouse’s name: Margery Pritchett (Wingate)
d. birth location: probably Dorchester County, Maryland
e. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland
f. left a will or died intestate:
f. marriage date and location:
g. occupation:
h. item(s) of special significance:

Balances of Final Distribution Books: Jacob Goutee, 1767, Dorchester, Liber 5, folio 20. Jacob was born and died in Dorchester County, Maryland. He married Margery Pritchett Wingate. Margery Pritchett first married a Wingate and then she married Jacob.
John Gowtee, probably a son of Jacob Goutee, was the administrator for all and singular the goods and chattles rights and credits of Jacob Bramble late of Dorchester County, Maryland. Prerogative Court Accounts, 1759-1760, 44 290-292, MSA SM7-54, SR 13858-1, Roll 56-1. “Of money paid by this accountant to the deceased’s brother Jacob Gowtee for funeral expenses as by his account proved and receipt appears.”

John Bramble
Will 1741: beq. landa
"Bram3ted," "Bram-
ble's Inclosure," and
"Par's Dwelling" to
bros. Jacob and Jno.
m. Mary


2. Jacob Gootee Junior (a son of Andrew Gootee and Agnes Woodland (or Harper))
a. birth date: probably in the 1720s or 1730s
b. birth location: Dorchester County, Maryland
c. death date: before 13 June 1764 (Inventory, Jacob Gootee
Junior, deceased, Liber 86, folio 30-31, 13 June 1764)
d. death location: Dorchester County, Maryland
e. spouse’s name: Rosannah (probably Lnu)
f. marriage date and location: unknown
g. left a will or died intestate: unknown
h. occupation: unknown
i. item(s) of special significance:

Jacob Junior’s father, Andrew, a brother of Jacob Gootee, was born about 1698 and married Agnes Woodland or Harper before 07 November 1729.
Jacob Gootee Junior, deceased, Inventory, Liber 86 folio 30-31, 13 June 1764, Andrew Gouty and Joseph Gouty kindred, Andrew Gouty and Joseph Gouty ?Crzodrs?, Rosanna (probably Lnu) Gowtee ?dower? of Jacob Gowtee Junior
Jacob Gootee Junior, late of Dorchester, deceased, The account of Solomon Trego and wife, 13 June 1765, 53 13-14, Accounts, representatives: this accountants wife Rosannah Trego, and the deceased’s 3 children, George, Edward, and David, minors

Jacob Gootee Junior, Accounts, 56 133-134, 18 March 1767, additional account of Solomon Trego of Dorchester who intermarried with Rosannah (Lnu) Goutee, deed to Joseph Goute, Surities on the administration John Goutee and George Cole, Hope the widow ??? this accountants wife and the deceased’s three children minors George, Edward and David; Solomon Trego the within accountant.



OLD JOHN GOOTEE/GOUTY SENIOR FILE INCLUDED BELOW:

The earliest mention of a John Gooteer in either Maryland or Virginia occurred in 1658 when ten people were transported up the Mattapany River in Virginia. “5 Mar 1658 John Peteete, 500 acres, New Kent County, Va, upon north side of Mattapany River, upon Assanamayuscock Branch of said River, about 3 m from said river, running alongst land supposed to be surveyed for Georg Chapman. Transport of ten persons: Sarah Richeson, Richard Halleway, James Collins, Jeremiah Lerer, Jane Cole, Owin Macar, Phillip Prosser, John Gouteer, Elinor Richeson and 1 negro.” (1)

About four years later, on 21 February 1662, Antonie LeCompte came before the Maryland ? ? ? and entered four rights for which he demanded a warrant. His four rights were for his wife Easter, John Goteer, Andrew Gundrey, and Ambrose. The warrant was granted to lay out land for LeCompte in the quantity of 200 acres.(2)

After another four years, John Goutee was granted a patent for his wife’s service in 1666.(3)

On the 27th of March 1671 John Gottee and his wife Margarett and Stephen Besson of Dorchester County and of the Kingdom of France were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(4)

John Goteer and Stephen Beeson acquired a tract of land named Brambleston of the Blackwater River in Dorchester County, Maryland, on 07 Nov 1670/1. The tract consisted of 100 acres more or less.(5)

Also on that date, John Goteer and Stephen Beeson acquired two other tracts on the Blackwater River in Dorchester County, Carlile and Anchor and Hope.(6) The Carlile tract was a hundred acre tract and Anchor and Hope consisted of 200 acres. Stephen and John were listed as planters on the Anchor and Hope patent.

Also on 07 Nov 1670/1, Stephen Beeson and John Goteer sold to Arthur Wright and Henry Beckwith a tract named Stewarts Place, consisting of 300 acres on Little Choptank River.(7)

The three tracts acquired by Stephen and John on 07 Nov 1671 were sold by them on 07 August 1675 to William Ford.(8) Again, Stephen Beeson and John Gootier were listed as planters and the deed listed Margrett as the wife of John.

History of Dorchester County, Maryland by Elias Jones, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins Company Press, 1902.
Page 105: "LAKES. Lakes was unknown as a political division of the county until 1829, but in the Revolution of 1776 that section was called "Lakes," after the prominent and patriotic Lake families, who then lived there, though it was a part of Straits hundred.
Some of the earliest settlers in that section were the Keenes, Hoopers, Gootees, Insleys and Shentons. Its vast tracts of oak and pine timber of old growth were the last in the county to fall before the lumberman's axe."

Page 133: "Rev. Francis Asbury, the greatest Methodist missionary that ever traveled in America, frequently preached on the Eastern Shore Peninsula, but did not go to Dorchester until October, 1784. When in Cambridge he preached to a large congregation, and ministered to a poor colored man, under sentence to be executed for theft. On the 20th he went to Taylor's Island. He says, 'We had a profitable season there.' The next day he went to 'Todds,' Todd's Chapel, in Lakes district; now called 'Ebenezer.' He says, 'I found a warm people, indeed. I injured myself by speaking too loud."

Page 142: First Division of the County into Hundreds
The first political divisions of Dorchester County were hundreds, of which there is no official record to be found of their boundary lines, but the locations of the hundreds are recognizable by their names. They were laid out prior to 1689, when there were few roads through the vast forests which were only bounded by creeks, streams and other bodies of water.
The names of the hundreds were:
1. Great Choptank Hundred
2. Nanticoke Hundred
3. Transquaking Hundred
4. Fishing Creek Hundred
5. Little Choptank Hundred
6. Hermitage (or Armitage) Hundred
7. Straits Hundred
8. Cambridge Hundred
They were retained as county divisions until 1829 when the county was divided into eight election districts herein named.(9)

John Gootee acquired a tract called Cauta (?Canta?) on 16 March 1677 in Dorchester County consisting of 100 acres on the west side of Fishing Bay, thence running south south east 160 perches to a marked oak standing on the point called Roasting Ear Point.(10) (Roasting Ear Point is near the Honga River and Fishing Bay.)

On 08 Jan 1678 John Gooty, listed as a planter, acquired from Andrew Insley, also a planter, 50 of land called Insleys Point in Dorchester County.(11)

On 06 Feb 1679 John Gotee of Dorchester County was granted a warrant for 50 acres of land.(12)

On 12 Feb 1680, John Gootee made what would surely be his most significant land acquisition, a tract of 250 acres called Callais. The tract lay on the western side of the Blackwater River ran up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley. 50 acres of the tract were granted for term of service, probably that of Margarett Gootee.(13) The name of this tract has led some to believe the Gootees were from Callais, France. "Callais", located between what is now, Egypt Road and Little Blackwater River. Eventually, "Callais" contained 450 acres.

4 Old 75, 01 May 1690, John Gooty Sr, tanner, and Michael Todd, shoemaker, Partnership Agreement, Dorchester County.(14) John Gooty Sr., tanner, became a partner with Michael Todd, a shoemaker, on 01 May 1690.

13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)(15)

Joseph Goutee, a son of John Gootee and his wife Margaret, married Elizabeth Insley on 25 February 1689/90.(16)

Elizabeth was the daughter of Andrew Insley and his wife Margaret, formerly Margaret Jones. A sister of Elizabeth Insley was Margaret Insley who married a Michael Todd. Both Joseph Goutee and Michael Todd were married to Insley sisters.(17)

13 May 1690, Margarett Gautier, wife of John Gautier, Dorchester County, granted a Power of Attorney to Thomas Cooke for deeds for three parcels of land on Blackwater sold by John Gautier Sr. to John Gautier, son of said Margarett (Marguerit) Gautier.(18)

25 Feb 1691, Joseph Goutey, planter and Elizabeth Goutey, wife, to John Goutey Jr. planter, Dorchester County, Joseph’s Lane, 50 acres, on north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, 5 Old 34.(19) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

5 Old 34, 25 Feb 1691, Dorchester County, Insleys Poynt, west side of Transquakin River containing 50 acres formerly patented to Andrew Isnley. John Goutey Jr. planter, to Joseph Goutey, planter.(20) 1691 5 Old 35/ Feb 25, 1691 John Goutey Jr, of Dorchester County, Planter, to Joseph Goutey of the same County, Planter: Land on the west side of Transquakin River, containing 50 acres or less called "Insleys Poynt", formerly patented to Andrew Insley.

1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.(21) 1691 5 Old 81/ 1691 John Gouty and Margrett, his wife, to their son in law and daughter, John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County: "Graveling" on a branch of Blackwater River, containing 100 acres more or less.

In May 1695, John Goutee Jr. and Joseph Goutee, both sons of John Goutee Sr and his wife Margarett, were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(22)

Also at that time, Joseph Goutee Jr. and John Goutee, both sons of Joseph Goutee Sr. and his wife Elizabeth (Insley) Goutee, were made naturalized citizens of Maryland.(23)

1696 Alexander Johnson left 100 acres (A169) to daughter Elizabeth, who later married Joseph Gootee. (Vol 2, Va. ES by Whitelaw).(24)

On May 4, 1699, John Gootee Jr. made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor.(25) (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.) John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts. John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills.


26 March 1711, 6 Old 175 – 1711, Parris and Bowebur, part of two tracts called Parris and Boweburk on the west side of Blackwater River containing 40 acres. GOUTEY, Joseph, Sr dec, Wife - Elizabeth GOUTEY, Son - Joseph GOUTEY, Jr & his wife Sarah, Son - Andrew GOUTEY, Son - Jacob GOUTEY

26 Mar 1711, John Gouty to son Joseph, dau Judith Coale and G/S Joseph. 6 Old 175 – 1711, GOUTEY, John, Son - Joseph GOUTEY, G/Son - Joseph GOUTEY, Dau - Judith COALE

1711 6 Old 174/ Jun 12, 1711 John Goutey Senr., of Dorchester County, Weaver, to Thomas Walter, Planter, late of Somerset County but now of Dorchester County, part of "Parris", on the west side of Goose Creek, and a small ridge on the lower end of said land, containing 250 acres in all.

1712 6 Old 191/ Aug 11, 1712 Josiah Macy and Angell Macy his wife to Joseph Goutey, Senr, Planter, "Batchellors Hope" formerly belonging to Henry Holt, dec'd, on a branch of Blackwater River containing 150 acres more or less.

1714 6 Old 226/ Aug 9, 1714 Joseph Gouty Senr, Planter, and Ann Gouty, his wife, to William Robinson, Shoemaker : "Cante", containing 100 acres more or less and "Ganders Labrinth" adj to Cante, near the mouth of Goose Creek, containing 195 acres, more or less. Tracts formerly belonging to John Gouty, Senr. and John Gouty Junr. Father and Brother of said Joseph Gouty.

Joseph Gootee, son of John Gootee and Margaret, died in 1716. Joseph Gootee, Sr., planter, made a will dated January 4, 1716, and it was probated March 13, 1716 (Wills 14, 319). The abstract of his will shows that he devised "Callis" his dwelling plantation to his wife, Ann. It also named John, his eldest son, and sons Jacob, Andrew, Joseph and youngest son John. The abstract also named daughters Elizabeth Shorter, Mary Robinson, Ruth, Rosannah, Triphena, Lucy and Elinor.

Cole, John, m. by 1691, Judith, dau. of John and Margaret Gouty (DOLR Old 5:81).

In conclusion, any heirs of John Gootee Sr. and his wife Margarett who would have a last name of Gootee must descend through their son Joseph Gootee Sr. John Gootee Jr, son of John Gootee Sr and Margaret, was never married and had no children by any known marriage. The only other child of John Gootee Sr and his wife Margaret was their daughter Judith who married John Cole and would descend through a Cole line.

Children (Gootee) of John Gootee and Margaret (possibly Beeson):
i. Joseph Sr, born in France
ii. John Jr, born in France
iii. Judith


ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL to support the RELATIONSHIP between
JOHN GOOTEE SR and his son JOSEPH GOUTY SR


1) 6 Old 226/ Aug 9, 1714, Joseph Gouty Senior, Planter, and Ann Gouty, his wife, to William Robinson, Shoemaker : "Cante", containing 100 acres more or less and "Ganders Labrinth" adj to Cante, near the mouth of Goose Creek, containing 195 acres, more or less. Tracts formerly belonging to John Gouty, Senior and John Gouty Junior Father and Brother of said Joseph Gouty.

2) First Dorchester Families by Calvin W. Mowbray indicates under the family name of Gootee on page 48, "Patent Liber WC2, Folio 84, shows Margaret Gootee “Service 1666, wife of John and John granted warrant for wife's service." (page 48-49).

3) Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 2, Page 270, Liber W H &L p. 48. Acts made att a Generall Assembly begun and held att St Maries in the Province of Maryland the twenty seventh day of March in the Nyne and thirtieth year of the Dominion of Caecilius &ca Annoq Domini 1671.

4) 1 Old 110, 13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)

5) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter: "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

6) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

7) 1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.

8) On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor. (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.)
John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills

9) 6 OLD 174 Maryland Land Records - Indenture made 12 June 1711 between John Goutey Senior of Dorchester County Province of Maryland weaver and Thomas Waltors planter late of ??? ??? County in the Province aforesaid but now of Dorchester County. Part of a tract or parcel of land called Parris lying and being on the ?soft? ?tide? of Goose Creek in Dorchester County. Containing 250 acres. Witness: Michael Todd and ?James? ?Jesty?

10) 6 OLD 175 Maryland Land Records – I Joseph Goutey Senior with Elizabeth my wife of the County of Dorchester and Province of Maryland in consideration of our natural affection and parently love we have unto our well beloved son Joseph Goutey Junior of the said county and province planter have given granted two parcels of land being part of two tracts or surveys the one called Parris and the other called Bourburk ?Coke? lying on the ?western? side of Blackwater River in Dorchester County beginning at a marked pine standing by the ?side of a great marsh? near the land called Margotts Point containing 40 acres more or less. The above ? premises unto him the said Joseph Goutey Junior and his male heirs to be divided amongst? them as he shall be ?coming? out and ? ? ? said Joseph Goutey Junior ? ? ? before his male child should attain the said age of sixteen years it shall be that the said land is in custody and power of Sarah Goutey wife of the said Joseph Goutey Junior during her widowhood but if she marry ? again the said land is to be committed unto the custody of Joseph Goutey Senior. until the male heirs of the said Joseph Goutey Junior be sixteen years of age and if the said Joseph Goutey should be deceased? before the said male heir shall attain unto the age of sixteen then the said land and profits in consideration as above ? shall be committed unto the custody of Andrew and Jacob Goutey as is ? ? ? to their father Joseph Goutey Senior. June 13, 1711. Joseph Gouty Elizabeth Goutey Witnessed by Michael Todd and Anthony ?Shorter?

11) Also on page 6 OLD 175 Maryland Land Records – John Goutey of Dorchester County Province of Maryland weaver in consideration of natural affection and parently love I have unto my well beloved son Joseph Goutey planter of the said county and province. give grant and confirm all my lands and livings goods and chattels called ? ? I have given unto my grandson Joseph Goutey all my horses? and mares? ? ? ? ? all my moveable and immoveable estate. I give unto my daughter Judith Coale one shilling to be her portion. May 16th 1711 John Goutey. In presence of Michael? Todd and ?Eliz. Goutey ?? In consideration it appears Joseph Goutey Senior agrees to take care of John Goute for the rest of his natural life. Appears to mention a ?Sarah? Goutey wife of said Joseph Goutey.

12) 1680 Land Grant, 12 Feb 1680, Dorchester County, Surveyed 12 February 1680, to John Gootee, 250 acres, Patent L CB#2 f343, gives the location of "Callais", as western side of Blackwater River running up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley. 200 acres of this grant were on assignment from Thomas Patteson, the assignee of Col. Vincent Lowe and part of a previous warrant. 50 acres for term of service.

13) Volume WC#2 f 84 , 6 Feb 1679, Hall of Records, Warrant then granted John Gotee of Dorchester County, fifty acres of land.

14) 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691, Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

15) 6 Old 115/ Dec 4, 1707, John Goutee of Dorchester County, Tanner, and Elizabeth his wife, to William Robinson of the same County, Cordwainer: "Josephs Lane" devised by John Goutee, deceased son of said John Goutee, in his last will and testament to his Father and Mother, John and Margrett Goutee, said land being purchased said John Goutee, dec'd, in his lifetime from his brother Joseph Goutee and Elizabeth his wife, on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less. Also part of a tract called : "Ganders Labour" adj to a tract called "Parris".

16) 8 Old 66/ Nov 10 1723, William Houlton and wife Anne his wife of Dorchester County to Jacob Gray of the same County: 1/3 of "Callais" as divided between William Houlten and the heirs of Joseph Goute; 1/3 of a tract called "Boorbrook", both tracts lying on the west side of Blackwater, for the lietime of said Anne Houlton. 1/3 of "Callis" as divided between William Houlton and heirs of Joseph Gootee. 1/3 of "Bowbrook", for the lifetime of said Anne.


REFERENCES


(1) Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent book #4, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1632-1800, by Nell Marion Nugent.

(2) Maryland State Archives, Volume 5, page 243, 21 February 1662, warrant for 200 acres.

(3) First Dorchester Families by Calvin W. Mowbray indicates under the family name of Gootee on page 48, "Patent Liber WC2, Folio 84, shows Margaret Gootee ?Service 1666, wife of John and John granted warrant for wife's service." (page 48-49)

4) Archives of Maryland Online, Volume 2, Page 270, Liber W H &L p. 48. Acts made att a Generall Assembly begun and held att St Maries in the Province of Maryland the twenty seventh day of March in the Nyne and thirtieth year of the Dominion of Caecilius &ca Annoq Domini 1671

The Honble Charles Calvert Esq. Govenour-

To the Right Honb'f the Lord Proprietary of the Provinces of Maryland and Avalon Lord Baron of Baltemore-
The humble peticon of Bernard Johnson of Calvert County in the said Province of Maryland Cooper William Nenfinger of Saint Maries County John Gotee and Margarett his wife of Dorchester County and Stephen Beson of the Same County all Inhabitants of this Province

Humbly Shew unto your Lordship that your Peticoners Barnard Johnson and William Nengfinger were borne in Holland and under the Dominion of the States Generall of the united Provinces John Gottee and Margarett his wife and Stephen Besson in the Kingdon of France etc.

Below is the naturalization act dated April 1671 for the following individuals:
1. Bernard Johnson-Calvert County
2. William Nenfinger/Nengfinger (Cooper)-St. Mary's County
3. John Gotee/Gottee & wife Margaret of Dorchester County
4. Stephen Beson/Besson of Dorchester County

5) 3 Old 210, 07 Nov 1670, 07 Nov 1671, Brambleston on Blackwater River, Dorchester County, 100 acres.

6) 3 Old 210, 07 Nov 1670 and 07 Nov 1671, Carlile on Blackwater River, 100 acres.

6) 3 Old 209, 07 Nov 1671, Anchor and Hope on Blackwater River, Dorchester County, 200 acres.

7) 3 Old 213, 07 Nov 1671, Stewarts Place, 300 acres on Little Choptank.

8) 07 Aug 1675, 3 Old 91, Stephen Beeson and John Gootier to William Ford, Carlyle, BrowellStone, and Anchor and Hope, all on Blackwater River.

9) History of Dorchester County, Maryland by Elias Jones, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins Company Press, 1902, page

10) 16 Mar 1677, Land Grant Patent L CB#3 f227, John Gootee, Dorchester County, name of tract: Cauta or Canta.

11) 3 Old 166, 08 Jan 1678, John Gooty, planter, from Andrew Insley, planter, Insleys Point, 50 acres on Transquakin River.

12) WC#2 f 84, 06 Feb 1679, John Gotee, Dorchester County, warrant granted for 50 acres of land.

13) Land Grant Patent L CB#2 f343, 12 Feb 1680, John Gootee, Dorchester County Callais, 250 acres, western side of Blackwater River running up the river to a parcel of land formerly owned by Andrew Insley, 50 acres for term of service.

14) 4 Old 75, 01 May 1690, John Gooty Sr, tanner, and Michael Todd, shoemaker, Partnership Agreement, Dorchester County.

15) 1 Old 110, 13 May 1690, John Gooty Sr and Margaret his wife to John Goote Jr, Insleys Point, Tranquakin River, 50 acres purchased by John Gooty Sr from Andrew Insley (?dead or decd?)

16) Marriage date for Joseph Goutee and Elizaabeth Insley is said to be 25 February 1688/9, but no record has been seen so far.

17) In McAllister's Abstracts of Dorchester Land Records.
6 old 100 -- Michael Todd. (Cordwainer Shoemaker) & Margaret Todd his wife -- selling land in lower Dorchester. Power of atty. given to James Insley by Michael & Margaret "to our brother." Margaret was an Insley.
Bk 3 -- 5 old 125 -- Andrew Insley & Eliz. Insley his wife of Dor. Co. to son in law Michal Todd & Margaret his wife. 2 pieces of land on Hungar River (lower Dor.
Bk 3 -- 5 Old 125. Joseph Goutey (Gootee) son in law. So Gootee & Todd were married to Insley sisters.
She was the daughter of Andrew Insley and Margaret Jones.
Andrew Insley was born about 1643 in Lutterworth, Leicestershire, England
Andrew Insley died about 1699 in Dorchester, Maryland.
Margaret Jones was born about 1645 in England.
Margaret Jones Insley died November 8, 1698 in Dorchester, Maryland.
Wills: Andrew Insly, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 292
Inventories and Accounts: Andrew Insley, 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 89 (inventory)

(18) 4 Old 76, 13 May 1690, Margarett Gautier, wife of John Gautier, Dorchester County, Power of Attorney to Thomas Cooke, related to 3 parcels of land on Blackwater sold by John Gauter Sr. to John Gautier, son of said Margarett.

19) 1691 5 Old 34/ Feb 25, 1691 Joseph Goutey, Planter, and Elizabeth Goutey, his wife of Dorchester County to John Goutey Jr, of the same County, Planter : "Josephs Lane" on the north side of Goose Creek issuing out of Fishing Bay, containing 50 acres more or less.

(20) 5 Old 34, 25 Feb 1691, Dorchester County, Insleys Poynt, west side of Transquakin River containing 50 acres formerly patented to Andrew Isnley. John Goutey Jr. planter, to Joseph Goutey, planter. 1691 5 Old 35/ Feb 25, 1691 John Goutey Jr, of Dorchester County, Planter, to Joseph Goutey of the same County, Planter: Land on the west side of Transquakin River, containing 50 acres or less called "Insleys Poynt", formerly patented to Andrew Insley.

(21) 1691 John Gouty and Margrett his wife to their son-in-law and daughter John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County, Graveling, 100 acres on Blackwater River, 5 Old 81.

(21) 1691 5 Old 81/ 1691 John Gouty and Margrett, his wife, to their son in law and daughter, John Cole and Judith Cole, both of Dorchester County: "Graveling" on a branch of Blackwater River, containing 100 acres more or less.

(22) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

(23) Archives of Maryland, Proceedings and Acts of the General Assemply, 1693-1697, Volume 19, Page 211, Assembly Proceedings, May 8-22, 1695. 211, An Additional Act to the Act for Portes. Lib. L. L. 2., p. 90, An Act for Naturalization of Mathias Mathiason, als. Freeman, Peter Golley, John & Joseph Goutee and Joseph and John Sons of the said Joseph Goutee.

(24) 1696 Alexander Johnson left 100 acres (A169) to daughter Elizabeth, who later married Joseph Gootee. (Vol 2, Va. ES by Whitelaw).

(25) On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee. His father, John Gootee, was named as executor. (On May 4, 1699, John Gootee, Jr., made his will and it was probated August 7, 1699. He devised all of his real estate to his father and mother, John and Margaret Gootee.)
John Goute, Jr., 1700, Dorchester, Liber 21, folio 103 (account) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr., 1699, Liber 19 1/2 A, folio 98 (inventory) Inventories and Accounts
John Goutey Jr, 1699, Dorchester, Liber 6, folio 290, Wills