While fooling around after writing my previous posting on Thomas Goble, I ran into several websites that had his English origins. This site has an image of the marriage record of Thomas Goble. This site gives credit to the discoverer of this information.
So, I want to say the following: Why didn't they do the hard work of publishing the results of this English origins? I think they have it right. Thomas Goble of Charlestown has a wife Alice and this is a marriage record between a Thomas Goble and Alice Brookman. The year is 1619 and not too far off. Thomas's baptism is also found in 1591 and jives well with the rest of the records. Sadly, no one has done the hard work of publishing an article. I know firsthand what terribly tough work it is to publish an English origins article of that caliber; I've done it twice. But unless you do, this information is worthless.
Why? Because you have it uncited in most cases. You have people still confused between records of Thomas-1 and Thomas-2. You still have the Mousall marriage mistake. So, if they can't get the New England generations right, why should I believe the English generations. Plus no one has done the hard work of wills and probate to shore up this identification. All that's been done is a look at one parish records. None of the adjacent parishes have been checked and therefore Alice Brookman's identity is not known.
I believe this is a wonderful clue and points towards the English origins of Thomas Goble. Now the hard work must begin to fully prove it.