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New Haven in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Col William Goffe

 
 
Col William Goffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
1. Col William Goffe Marker
Inscription.  
In Memory of the Regicide
Col William Goffe
A member of the High Court of Justice which in 1649 tried and condemned King Charles 1st of England and a signer of the kings death warrant. He served with distinction in the Parliamentary Army and in 1655 was appointed one of the major generals who governed England under Cromwell. He was in turn a member of both Houses of Parliament. At the restoration of the monarchy he fled to New England with his father in law Col Edward Whalley. After several years of concealment in New haven the two regicides went to Hadley Massachusetts there remaining until the death of Whalley. Tradition relates that in 1675 during King Philips war Col Goffe suddenly appeared and rallied the citizens against the Indians and then vanished. From 1676 – 1679 he lived in Hartford under the name of T Duffell but of his death and place of burial nothing is known.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWars, Non-US.
 
Location. 41° 18.482′ N, 72° 55.603′ W. Marker is in
Col William Goffe Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
2. Col William Goffe Marker
New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from Temple Street 0.1 miles south of Elm Street, on the right when traveling south. Located on the rear wall of the Center Church On The Green. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 311 Temple Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stephen Goodyear (here, next to this marker); New Haven Common Burial Ground (a few steps from this marker); Theophilus Eaton (a few steps from this marker); Col Edward Whalley (a few steps from this marker); Quinnipiack (within shouting distance of this marker); First Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); New Haven Memorial Flagpole (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Renovation of the New Haven Green (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
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The back of the Center Church On The Green image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, August 18, 2010
3. The back of the Center Church On The Green
The Col William Goffe marker is on the left corner of the building, between the columns.
Goffe Rallying the Men of Hadley image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
4. Goffe Rallying the Men of Hadley
from The Romance and Tragedy of Pioneer Life, by Augustus L. Mason, 1883.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 1, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,018 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 24, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   4. submitted on July 18, 2019, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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