Came from Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England in 1634 and settled in Watertown.
--see American Ancestry, Volumes IV, and X for descendants.
William Goodrich, American ancestor, was born in or near Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolkshire, England, and came to America, presumably with his brother John, as early as 1643. He was admitted a freeman of Connecticut in 1656, was an early settler at Whethersfield, and deputy to the general court at Hartford, May 15,1662, and a grand juror. In 1663 he was appointed ensign of the train band, and is called "Ensign" in 1676, just after the close of King Philip's war. On October 4, 1648, he married Sarah Marvin, who came in the ship "Increase", from London, in 1635, at the age of three years with her parents, Mathew and Elizabeth Marvin; a brother and three sisters. William Goodrich died in 1676, having been the father of nine children.
---Massachusetts Genealogy, Volume IV, pg. 2215 (www site Descendants of Henry Goodrich)
"He was probably younger than his brother John (Case, Lafayette Wallace. "The Goodrich family : a genealogy..." Chicago : Fergus Pub. Co., 1889, pg. 34).