“There is a narrow way that leadeth unto heaven
and there is a broad way that leadeth into hell
and many there be that go therein;
the papists and protestants do meet in that way
and may shake hands in hell.”
From a sermon preached by Gabriel Sanger in 1634 in the parish church of Sutton Mandeville, Wiltshire, England.
My ancestors, who spelled their name Goodenow at the time, lived in the neighbouring parishes of Donhead St. Mary and Donhead St. Andrew. It is likely that they heard Gabriel Sanger preach at some time before they left for Massachusetts in 1638.