Arthur Goodwin


Arthur Goodwin

Arthur Goodwin (died August 16, 1643) was an English member of parliament from Buckinghamshire who supported the Parliamentary cause during the English Civil War.

Family and upbringing

He was the son of Francis Goodwin (1564–1634), a landed gentleman of Upper Winchendon and Elizabeth Grey (d. 1630), daughter of Arthur Grey, 14th Baron Grey of Wilton. He was educated in Oxforshire at Lord Williams's School. He was admitted a barrister of the Inner Temple in 1613 graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in February 1614.

In April 1618, he married Jane Wenman, daughter of Richard Wenman, 1st Viscount Wenman, by whom he had one daughter:
* Jane Goodwin (1618–1658), married Philip Wharton, 4th Baron Wharton in 1637

He was a burgess for High Wycombe in the parliaments of 1621 and 1624, and Aylesbury in 1626. In 1640, he and his old friend John Hampden were knights of the shire for Buckinghamshire in the Short and subsequently the Long Parliaments. Goodwin was a strong Parliamentarian and Puritan, opposing many of the policies of Charles I of England.

When open war broke out between Parliament and the King, he gave substantial sums to the Parliamentarian cause, and commanded a cavalry regiment at the Battle of Edgehill and Turnham Green. However, he was primarily active on his home ground in Buckinghamshire and the surrounding counties. He joined Hampden and Bulstrode Whitelocke in August 1642 to capture the Earl of Berkshire, who had been attempting to execute a commission of array in Oxfordshire for the King. Hampden and Goodwin also captured the Earl of Northampton at Daventry that year. Goodwin was appointed Parliamentary commander-in-chief of Buckinghamshire in January 1643, and made an unsuccessful attempt to seize Brill. While harrying Prince Rupert's troops after the siege of Reading, Hampden was wounded at Chalgrove Field. Goodwin persuaded him to leave the field and ride to Thame, where he died on June 24. Goodwin himself died shortly thereafter, at Clerkenwell, on 16 August 1643.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Cyril Arthur Goodwin Overall — (May 7, 1905[1] – after 1945) was an English born mechanical engineer and political figure in Ontario. He represented Niagara Falls in the Legislative Assembly of Ontario from 1943 to 1945 as a Co operative Commonwealth member.[2] He was born in… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Rowe (Fußballspieler) —  Arthur Rowe Spielerinformationen Voller Name Arthur Sydney Rowe Geburtstag 1. September 1906 Geburtsort Tottenham, London, England Sterbedatum …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arthur William Moore — CVO SHK JP MA (1853 1909) was a Manx antiquarian, historian, linguist, folklorist, and former Speaker of the House of Keys in the Isle of Man. He published under the sobriquet A. W. Moore.Arthur William Moore was born in Cronkborne, Braddan. He… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Godfrey Peuchen — Naissance 18 avril 1859 Montréal, Québec Décès 7 décembre 1929 (à 70 ans) Toronto …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Arthur Everett Austin, Jr. — Arthur Everett Chick Austin, Jr. (December 18, 1900 – March 29, 1957) was the innovative and pacesetting director of the Wadsworth Atheneum from 1927 through 1944. Austin s visionary gift included persistence in the introduction of then modern… …   Wikipedia

  • Goodwin Procter — Infobox Law Firm firm name = Goodwin Procter LLP firm headquarters = Boston, MA num offices = 7 num attorneys = 900+ (October 2008) num employees = practice areas = General practice key people = Regina M. Pisa, Chairman and Managing Partner… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Phillip High School — Infobox Secondary school name = Arthur Phillip High School city = state = country = colors = district = mascot = grades = 7 ndash;12 established = 1875 type = Coeducational public high school affiliations = enrollment = 1,490 motto = principal =… …   Wikipedia

  • Arthur Edward Pepper — Art Pepper 1979 Arthur Edward „Art“ Pepper (* 1. September 1925 in Gardena, Kalifornien; † 1. Juni 1982 in Panorama City, Kalifornien) war ein US amerikanischer Altsaxophonist. Pepper war einer der bedeutendsten Altsaxophonisten des Jazz in der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arthur Kennedy (Politiker) — Sir Arthur Kennedy Sir Arthur Edward Kennedy (* 5. April 1809 in Cultra, Irland; † 3. Juni 1883 auf dem Schiff Orient) war ein britischer Kolonialverwalter und in dieser Funktion Gouverneur der britischen Kolonien Sierra Leone, Western Austr …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Arthur Bingham — Infobox Military Person name=Arthur Bingham lived=1784 ndash; 1830 caption= placeofbirth = placeofdeath = nickname= residence = United Kingdom nationality = British allegiance=Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland serviceyears= ndash; 1830… …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.