Ann Godden

b. 19 July 1840
FatherSamuel Godden b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 1891
MotherAnn Apps b. c 1812
     Ann Godden was baptized on 19 July 1840 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Godden and Ann Apps.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Godden

b. 25 October 1857
FatherWilliam Godden b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 1871
MotherEliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
     Ann Godden was baptized on 25 October 1857 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Godden and Eliza Wood.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Ann Elizabeth Godden

b. 3 June 1865, d. 26 January 1932
FatherWilliam Godden b. 4 Oct 1844, d. 19 Jan 1888
MotherAnn Elizabeth Humphries b. 10 Jul 1843, d. 6 Oct 1872
Annie Elizabeth Godden c1890
     Ann Elizabeth Godden was born on 3 June 1865 at 1 Duke St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries.
Ann Elizabeth Godden was baptized on 12 June 1866 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1871 Ann Elizabeth Godden lived at 17 Elder Place, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.2
Annie's father William Godden was a fireman with the South Coast Railway Company, in the days of steam trains. Her mother Ann Elizabeth Godden (nee Humphries) died when Annie was 7 years old and her father appears to have remarried a woman named Fanny from Storrington, although a marriage certificate has not been found. In the 1881 census for Brighton they are living at 51 Hanover Street: William and Fanny, Annie (16 years), brother Alfred (15 years), sister Emma (12 years) and niece Jane Baker (5 years). The presence of his niece indicates that William must have had a reasonably close relationship with his family in Eastbourne as the earlier 1871 census also shows another member of the family, Alfred Godden age 19 years (also a fireman on the railway), living with them. Alfred was the illegitimate son of William's sister Emma (who never married) and was raised by his grandparents Michael and Ruth Godden. William possibly helped him get the job with the railway. William and Ann named two of their children Emma and Alfred which is another indication of their close relationship. Two of William's other sisters (Sophia and Elizabeth) had four illegitimate children, and census records indicate that they were also left with the grandparents to be raised - the new husbands possibly objecting to raising them or providing for them. An understanding of this period in Eastbourne, and the impact of poverty on families, can be found in reading the book "George Meek: Bath Chairman - By Himself" by George Meek. George was the brother in law of Annie's mother Ann Elizabeth Godden (nee Humphries alias Knibbs) whose father Benjamin raised George Meek and whose life is well described in the book. The book was published in 1910 with a preface by the famous author H.G. Wells.
On 3 April 1881 Ann Elizabeth Godden lived at 51 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her family.3
On 28 August 1890 Ann Elizabeth Godden lived at 51 Hanover St, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
Ann Elizabeth Godden married Charles Richard Griffiths, son of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, on 28 August 1890 at The Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
On 5 April 1891 Ann Elizabeth Godden and Charles Richard Griffiths lived at 51 Stanley Rd, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.5
On 31 March 1901 Ann Elizabeth Godden and Charles Richard Griffiths lived at 1 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
On 2 April 1911 Ann Elizabeth Godden and Charles Richard Griffiths lived at 21 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
The 1911 census states that Charles and Annie had four children with one having died.
In 1917, Annie's son Fred was killed in WW1. The following photo was taken about that time.
According to her daughter, Victoria May, the Salvation Army took Annie to France to visit his grave after the war.
This photo of Annie was probably taken c1930, not long before she died.
Ann Elizabeth Godden died on 26 January 1932 at 21 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 66. She died of acute bronchitis.8
Ann Elizabeth Godden was buried on 1 February 1932 at Grave XC 909, Brighton Cemetery, Brighton, Sussex, England.

Family

Charles Richard Griffiths b. 13 Jun 1869, d. 3 Jun 1938
Marriage*
Ann Elizabeth Godden married Charles Richard Griffiths, son of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, on 28 August 1890 at The Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S205] Birth certificate of Ann Elizabeth Godden, born 3 Jun 1865, registered 11 Jul 1865 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 51).
  2. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1081 folio 94 page 29 (surname GODDING)."
  3. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1083 folio 73 page 41."
  4. [S57] Marriage certificate of Charles Richard Griffiths and Annie Elizabeth Godden, married 28 Aug 1890 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 408).
  5. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 821 folio 103 page 5."
  6. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 27 page 8."
  7. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN87."
  8. [S39] Death certificate of Annie Elizabeth Griffiths, died 26 Jan 1932, registered 28 Jan 1932 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: unknown gro index ref).

Ann Zipporah Godden

b. 25 April 1830
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Ann Zipporah Godden was baptized on 25 April 1830 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.
Ann Zipporah Godden was buried on 18 February 1831 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, 10 months old.2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "10 months old."

Barbara Godden

b. 30 November 1845
FatherGeorge Godden b. 21 Mar 1802, d. 22 Nov 1866
MotherJane Markwick b. 14 Feb 1802, d. 1885
     Barbara Godden was baptized on 30 November 1845 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Godden and Jane Markwick.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 172 page 9."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Bessie Isobel Godden

b. 10 September 1882, d. 17 August 1971
FatherCharles Godden b. 10 Apr 1859, d. 25 Jan 1933
MotherFanny Frances Maynard b. 13 Sep 1855, d. 1 Mar 1896
     Bessie Isobel Godden was born on 10 September 1882 at Crawley Down, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Charles Godden and Fanny Frances Maynard.
Bessie Isobel Godden married Tom Harry Richardson on 2 September 1905 at Lyminster, Sussex, England.
Bessie Isobel Godden died on 17 August 1971 at Littlehampton, Sussex, England, at age 88.

Family

Tom Harry Richardson b. 2 May 1884, d. 15 Feb 1962
Marriage*
Bessie Isobel Godden married Tom Harry Richardson on 2 September 1905 at Lyminster, Sussex, England
Child

Betty Godden

b. 4 June 1738, d. 1758
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1715
MotherElizabeth Hollingham d. 1754
     Betty Godden was baptized on 4 June 1738 at East Chiltington, Sussex, England, (from Chailey but belonging to St John's.)1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Elizabeth Hollingham.
Betty Godden died in 1758 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Betty Godden was buried on 26 January 1758 at Westmeston, Sussex, England, "Elizabeth GODDIN and Sarah her base born infant".2

Family

Child

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "from Chailey but belonging to St John's."
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Caroline Jane Godden

b. 18 December 1853
FatherSamuel Godden b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 1891
MotherAnn Apps b. c 1812
     Caroline Jane Godden was baptized on 18 December 1853 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Samuel Godden and Ann Apps.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charity Godden

b. 26 April 1826, d. 1915
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Charity Godden was born on 26 April 1826 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.
Charity Godden was baptized on 25 April 1830 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
Charity Godden married Charles Carter on 29 January 1848 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Charles and Charity had five children: Clara 1849, William 1851, Frederick Charles 1853, Fanny 1855 and John 1857.
Charity Godden died in 1915 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Charles Carter
Marriage*
Charity Godden married Charles Carter on 29 January 1848 at St Nicholas, Brighton, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charles Godden

b. 12 November 1854
FatherWilliam Godden b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 1871
MotherEliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
     Charles Godden was baptized on 12 November 1854 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Godden and Eliza Wood.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charles Godden

b. 10 April 1859, d. 25 January 1933
MotherSophia Godden b. 1837, d. 20 Dec 1874
     Charles Godden was born on 10 April 1859 at Union Workhouse, Eastbourne, Sussex, England; Named as Charles Godden on his birth certificate. He was the son of Sophia Godden.
Charles Godden was baptized on 10 July 1859 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, illegitimate. Named as John William Godden on his baptism entry.1
As of 1860, Charles Godden was also known as John William.
Charles Godden was a groom in 1878.
Charles Godden married Fanny Frances Maynard, daughter of Thomas Maynard and Frances Ellis, on 10 December 1878 at London Road Chapel, Brighton, Sussex, England, Named as John William Godden on the marriage certificate and he named his father as Thomas Godden, deceased, which he probably made up as his baptism shows he was illegitimate.
Charles Godden married Rose Emma Elizabeth Cockrane on 13 May 1896 at Registry Office, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charles Godden died on 25 January 1933 at Taxi Cab, Gasworks Garage, Horsham, Sussex, England, at age 73. He died of rupture of the heart, myocardial degeneration. Named as Charles Godden on his death certificate.
Charles Godden was buried on 30 January 1933 at Ocklynge Cemetery, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family 1

Fanny Frances Maynard b. 13 Sep 1855, d. 1 Mar 1896
Marriage*
Charles Godden married Fanny Frances Maynard, daughter of Thomas Maynard and Frances Ellis, on 10 December 1878 at London Road Chapel, Brighton, Sussex, England, Named as John William Godden on the marriage certificate and he named his father as Thomas Godden, deceased, which he probably made up as his baptism shows he was illegitimate. 
Child

Family 2

Rose Emma Elizabeth Cockrane b. c 1870, d. 1942
Marriage*
Charles Godden married Rose Emma Elizabeth Cockrane on 13 May 1896 at Registry Office, Eastbourne, Sussex, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Charlotte Godden

b. 29 January 1809, d. 1820
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Charlotte Godden was born in 1809 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charlotte Godden was baptized on 29 January 1809 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Charlotte Godden died in 1820 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Charlotte Godden was buried on 3 December 1820 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, "Cath Godden, 11 years."2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Cath Godden, 11 years."

Charlotte Godden

b. 12 February 1832
FatherGeorge Godden b. 21 Mar 1802, d. 22 Nov 1866
MotherJane Markwick b. 14 Feb 1802, d. 1885
     Charlotte Godden was baptized on 12 February 1832 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of George Godden and Jane Markwick.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

David George Caplin Godden

b. 26 December 1847
MotherHarriet Godden b. 5 Mar 1826
     David George Caplin Godden was baptized on 26 December 1847 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, of Union House.1 He was the son of Harriet Godden.
David George Caplin Godden was buried on 3 March 1882 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 33 years.2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 172 page 8."
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 33 years."

Edmund James Godden

b. 1868
FatherMichael Godden b. 6 Nov 1842, d. 1907
MotherHarriet Margaret Boniface b. 1838
     Edmund James Godden was born in 1868 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of Michael Godden and Harriet Margaret Boniface.
Edmund James Godden married Ada Mary Collins on 31 July 1889 at St John's, Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Ada Mary Collins b. c 1867, d. Dec 1926
Marriage*
Edmund James Godden married Ada Mary Collins on 31 July 1889 at St John's, Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Child

Eliza Godden

b. 10 April 1853
FatherWilliam Godden b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 1871
MotherEliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
     Eliza Godden was baptized on 10 April 1853 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Godden and Eliza Wood.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Eliza Jane Caplin Godden

b. 28 October 1849
MotherHarriet Godden b. 5 Mar 1826
     Eliza Jane Caplin Godden was baptized on 28 October 1849 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, of Meads.1 She was the daughter of Harriet Godden.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 172 page 8."

Elizabeth Godden

b. 1841
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Elizabeth Godden was born in 1841 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
On 7 April 1861 Elizabeth Godden lived at 24 Parker St, Westminster St Margaret, Middlesex, England, a visitor staying with sister Esther.
Elizabeth Godden was a nursery governess on 7 April 1861.
Elizabeth Godden was a servant on 29 March 1863.2
Elizabeth Godden witnessed the marriage of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries on 5 March 1865 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
On 2 April 1871 Elizabeth Godden lived at Ballis (Bailey's?) Cottage, Willingdon, Sussex, England, with her parents and two children, unmarried.4
Elizabeth Godden was a dressmaker on 2 April 1871.4

Family

Children

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1841, Eastbourne RD, Vol 7 Page 206."
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S59] Marriage certificate of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries, married 5 Mar 1865 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 77).
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1038 folio 51 page 6."

Elizabeth Godden

b. 29 June 1761
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1737, d. 1776
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1730, d. 1810
     Elizabeth Godden was born in 1761 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Godden was baptized on 29 June 1761 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas.

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Elizabeth Godden

b. 9 March 1829
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Elizabeth Godden was born on 9 March 1829 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.
Elizabeth Godden was baptized on 25 April 1830 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.