William Godden

b. 16 April 1820, d. 1871
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     William Godden was born in 1820 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
William Godden was baptized on 16 April 1820 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
William Godden married Eliza Wood, daughter of Thomas Wood and Mary Hedger, on 22 August 1846 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witnesses (?) Wood and Charity Godden.2
William Godden was a fisherman on 30 March 1851.3
William Godden died in 1871 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
William Godden was buried on 29 June 1871 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 57 years.4

Family

Eliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
Marriage*
William Godden married Eliza Wood, daughter of Thomas Wood and Mary Hedger, on 22 August 1846 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witnesses (?) Wood and Charity Godden.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1846, Eastbourne, Vol 7 Page 477."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 176 page 17."
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 57 years."

William Godden

b. circa 1849
FatherWilliam Godden b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 1871
MotherEliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
     William Godden was born circa 1849 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England; a fisherman's son.1 He was the son of William Godden and Eliza Wood.

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 176 page 17."

John Goding

     John Goding was a cooper of Wadhurst on 21 October 1697.1

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Jane Godley

b. circa 1792
     Jane Godley was baptized circa 1792 at Pyecombe, Sussex, England.1
Jane Godley married William Gander on 26 October 1812 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2
On 13 February 1820 Jane Godley and William Gander lived at Stone Pound, Clayton, Sussex, England.3
On 30 March 1851 Jane Godley lived at Stone Pound Gate, Clayton, Sussex, England.1

Family

William Gander
Marriage*
Jane Godley married William Gander on 26 October 1812 at Hurstpierpoint, Sussex, England.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1642 folio 525 page 4."
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  3. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "daughter Mary's baptism."

Elizabeth Godsell

b. 21 December 1561, d. 1638
FatherRichard Godsell b. c 1530
     Elizabeth Godsell was baptized on 21 December 1561 at Brenchley, Kent, England. She was the daughter of Richard Godsell.
Elizabeth Godsell married George Barber alias Nynne, son of John Barber alias Nynne and Alice Farmer, on 2 December 1582 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1
The only possibility for their marriage was found at Hadlow in Kent and although this has been shown above it should not be treated as certain. Subsequent research found Elizabeth Godsell (or Gutsold/Gutsall) baptised 21 Dec 1561 at Brenchley in Kent, daughter of Richard Gutsold/Gutsall.
There is circumstantial evidence for supporting this marriage being the correct one. Their daughter, Elizabeth married William Bowden in 1622 in Horsmonden, Kent which is a village next to Brenchley i.e. in the area where her mother may have been born. In addition there are many Godsell/Gudsell/Gotsole/Gutsall baptisms in Frant and Ticehurst from 1605 onwards. If this is correct, it highlights that they used the surname Barber outside of Rotherfield, and not Nynne, which could indicate that Barber was their real surname, and Nynne just an alias.
Also, there is a gap between their marriage in 1582 and their first known child, Thomas, in 1585. Could there have been an earlier child (named George?) baptised elsewhere and who later died?2
Elizabeth Godsell witnessed the will of Henry Aderoll alias Skinner dated 6 July 1612 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.3
Elizabeth Godsell witnessed the will of George Barber alias Nynne dated 18 January 1617 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.4
Elizabeth Godsell left a will made on 12 September 1637 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.5
"Elizabeth Nyne als Barber of Retherfeild, Sussex, widow, sick in body, my body to be decently buried in the churchyard of the parish of Retherfeild when it shall please God. I give to John Nyne als Barber, my son, £10 to be paid to him within two years after my decease. I give to the said John my son half a dozen of pewter [sic], one pewter pott, two pairs of good hempen sheets, one feather bed that I lie upon, one bolster, one feather pillow, also one joined chest. I give to Frances Nyne als Barber, my daughter, one feather bed, one pair of fine sheets and one pair of coarse sheets, one boarded chest, half a dozen of pewter, great and small, one brass kettle, one brass 'possnett' [stew pan or skillet]. I give to Elizabeth Bowden, my daughter my best gown, my flannel petticoat, my waistcoat that is at the tailor's a-making, two pewter platters. I give to William Bowden, my nephew, one pewter platter, one boarded chest standing at the feet of my bed. I give to John Bowden, my nephew, 10s of money. I give to Jane Bowden, my niece, one tablecloth, two napkins, one little box. I give to the said John my son one barrel, one keeler [a wooden tub]. I give to the said Elizabeth Bowden my daughter one barrel and two napkins. I give to John my son two napkins. I give to Frances, my daughter, two napkins. All the rest of my goods not before by me willed and bequeathed, my debts first paid, my legacies discharged and my funeral expences performed, I give wholly to Thomas Nynne als Barber, my son, who I make my sole executor.
Mark of
Elizabeth Nynne als Barber.
Witnesses:
Adam Farmar, John Hosmer.
Probate 3 December 1638 on the oath of
Thomas Nynn als Barber, the natural and legitimate son of the deceased and executor named."
(Transcribed by Gillian Rickard for Geoffrey Barber, 2010.)
Elizabeth Godsell died in 1638 at Rotherfield, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth Godsell was buried on 31 October 1638 at St Denys, Rotherfield, Sussex, England. The entry in the parish register transcripts is simply: "Buried -------- Barber (widow als Nyne)".6
Her estate was probated on 3 December 1638 at Lewes, Sussex, England.
Elizabeth’s will contains wonderful details about the household goods that were important to her, even to the extent of mentioning “my waistcoat that is at the tailor's a-making”. Here is an inventory of those items:
Cooking and Eating
A dozen pewter
Three pewter platters
One pewter pot
One brass kettle [note that brass meant bronze at this time]
One brass possnett [a stew pan or skillet]
One tablecloth
Eight napkins
Bedding
Two feather beds
One bolster
One feather pillow
Two pairs of good hempen sheets
One pair of fine sheets
One pair of coarse sheets
Clothing
Best gown
Flannel petticoat
Waistcoat at the tailor’s a-making
Chests
One joined chest
Two boarded chests [one is at the foot of her bed]
Other
One little box [possibly for jewellery and personal items]
Two barrels
One keeler [a broad, shallow wooden tub, possibly used for washing dishes]
The will states that the remainder of her goods are to be given to her son Thomas, so there may have been other items in addition to the above.
Pewter was used extensively for tableware in Europe from the Middle Ages until the 18th and 19th Centuries when it was replaced by mass production of pottery and porcelain items. Pewter used for tableware generally consisted of 85-99% tin, and the rest copper, producing a harder, shinier and more durable alloy than lower grade pewter which would also contain some lead. Pewter items were valuable and therefore mentioned in the will.
Many items of tableware were also made of wood but would not be included in a will because of their low value. Such wood items were also called “treenware” (treen platters, treen bowls, etc.) and would have been used on the table with the pewter items. Pottery was another common and low value item. Note that there is also no mention of knives as each person brought their own to the table and forks did not become common in England until the 18th century. Household linen was valuable though and tablecloths, napkins and bed sheets are mentioned.
The feather bed were items of luxury as many people slept on straw pallets or rough mats. Elizabeth’s unmarried daughter Frances may have been sleeping in the same room given that there were two beds and one was left to her in the will. The mention of hempen sheets is interesting. The early hemp industry produced ropes, canvas and hempen cloth, some of which could rival flaxen cloth (linen) in quality. The coarse sheets mentioned were probably more like a canvas and the fine sheets were possibly made of linen. There is no mention of blankets which she may have considered belonging more to the household rather than being one of her personal items and hence belonging to her son Thomas who had inherited the house some years ago via George’s will.
Her items of clothing (best gown, waistcoat at the tailor’s a-making) suggest that she looked after her appearance and she probably wore these to church. The family had a strong connection to Rotherfield St Denys and even had a chair of their own inside the church built by George’s father in 1572 (and later sold in 1679). In addition, George had been a churchwarden as had his father and grandfather (who was also the church sexton in 1548) and was a regular attendee of the presentation of the churchwardens accounts meetings up until 1622.

Family

George Barber alias Nynne b. c 1558, d. 1627
Marriage*
Elizabeth Godsell married George Barber alias Nynne, son of John Barber alias Nynne and Alice Farmer, on 2 December 1582 at Hadlow, Kent, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/).
  2. [S388] Website "FamilySearch" (http://www.familysearch.org/) "GS Film number: 992517."
  3. [S361] Will of Henry Aderoll alias Skynner of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 6 Jul 1612, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 2 Nov 1613. (TNA: PROB 11/122/389).
  4. [S113] Will of George Nynne als Barber of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 18 Jan 1617, proved in the Archdeaconry court of Lewes, 26 May 1627. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/20/40A).
  5. [S114] Will of Elizabeth Nyne als Barber of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, made 12 Sep 1637, proved in the Archdeaconry Court at Lewes, 3 Dec 1638. (ESRO: PBT/1/1/25/189).
  6. [S103] Transcript of the Parish Register of Rotherfield, Sussex, England, (ESRO: PAR 465/1/1/1).

Richard Godsell

b. circa 1530
     Richard Godsell was born circa 1530 at Kent, England; surname Gutsell/Gutsall/Gutsold.

Family

Child

Frida Goetze

b. circa 1884
     Frida Goetze was born circa 1884 at Gevelsberg, Westphalia, Germany.1
Frida Goetze married William Ollive Barber, son of Alfred Barber and Miriam Beall, in 1910.

Family

William Ollive Barber b. 1881, d. 1947
Marriage*
Frida Goetze married William Ollive Barber, son of Alfred Barber and Miriam Beall, in 1910. 
Child

Citations

  1. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN2456 RG78PN82 RD27 SD1 ED6 SN183."

Martha Golden

d. 1843
     Martha Golden married George Breach, son of William Breach and Elizabeth Sergeant, on 15 November 1796 at Fairlight, Sussex, England, George of Hastings St Clement.1
Martha Golden died in 1843 at Hastings, Sussex, England.
Martha Golden was buried on 23 October 1843 at Halton St Clement, Hastings, Sussex, England, "68 years; [Abode?] Ore."2

Family

George Breach b. c 1772, d. 1848
Marriage*
Martha Golden married George Breach, son of William Breach and Elizabeth Sergeant, on 15 November 1796 at Fairlight, Sussex, England, George of Hastings St Clement.1 

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.

Mary Walton Golding

b. 1866, d. 1 August 1925
     Mary Walton Golding was born in 1866 at Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia.
Mary Walton Golding married Albert Arthur Terrett, son of Arthur Albert Terrett and Rose Hannah Brown, in 1895 at Glebe, New South Wales, Australia.
Mary Walton Golding died on 1 August 1925 at Annandale, New South Wales, Australia.

Family

Albert Arthur Terrett b. 1863, d. 1934
Marriage*
Mary Walton Golding married Albert Arthur Terrett, son of Arthur Albert Terrett and Rose Hannah Brown, in 1895 at Glebe, New South Wales, Australia
Child

Selina Elizabeth Golding

b. 1871, d. 1910
     Selina Elizabeth Golding was born in 1871 at Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.
Selina Elizabeth Golding married Reuben George Terrett, son of Arthur Albert Terrett and Rose Hannah Brown, in 1890 at Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia.
Selina Elizabeth Golding died in 1910 at Australia.

Family

Reuben George Terrett b. 1865
Marriage*
Selina Elizabeth Golding married Reuben George Terrett, son of Arthur Albert Terrett and Rose Hannah Brown, in 1890 at Marrickville, New South Wales, Australia
Child

Albert Mulder Goldsmith

b. 21 January 1881, d. 24 July 1925
FatherJames Goldsmith b. 1845, d. 24 May 1935
MotherLouisa Anne Mulder b. 13 Mar 1857, d. 22 Oct 1924
     Albert Mulder Goldsmith was born on 21 January 1881 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of James Goldsmith and Louisa Anne Mulder.
Albert Mulder Goldsmith married Sarah Ethel Penhall in 1901 at Victoria, Australia.
Albert Mulder Goldsmith died on 24 July 1925 at South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, at age 44.

Family

Sarah Ethel Penhall b. 14 Jul 1881, d. 25 Apr 1937
Marriage*
Albert Mulder Goldsmith married Sarah Ethel Penhall in 1901 at Victoria, Australia

Albert Ray Goldsmith

b. circa 1903, d. 1935
FatherSamuel Thomas Goldsmith b. 1872, d. 1936
MotherEveline Roberta Wilkie b. 1879, d. 1935
     Albert Ray Goldsmith was born circa 1903 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Samuel Thomas Goldsmith and Eveline Roberta Wilkie.
Albert Ray Goldsmith married Ruby Bray Lee circa 1930 at Victoria, Australia.
Albert Ray Goldsmith died in 1935 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia. "age 32 years."

Family

Ruby Bray Lee b. c 1906, d. 1984
Marriage*
Albert Ray Goldsmith married Ruby Bray Lee circa 1930 at Victoria, Australia
Child

Anne Goldsmith

b. 1746, d. 1810
FatherWilliam Goldsmith b. 22 Dec 1707, d. 1753
MotherMary Baker b. 15 Apr 1709
     Anne Goldsmith was born in 1746 at Laughton, Sussex, England.
The only possible baptism for Anne Goldsmith in the Sussex Baptisms Index is 28 Jul 1746 at Laughton, daughter of William and Mary Goldsmith.1 She was the daughter of William Goldsmith and Mary Baker.
Anne Goldsmith was baptized on 28 July 1746 at Laughton, Sussex, England.1
Of interest is the burial of Anne Goldsmith, "wife of William" on 5 Mar 1740/41 at Alciston. She was buried the same day as her son Richard was baptised. William Goldsmith and Anne Duly married in 2 Nov 1738 at Berwick which is a parish adjacent to Alciston. However, there may not have been enough time for Anne to be born unless she was born soon after the marriage (and there is no baptism for her). Perhaps William remarried although there is nothing obvious in the Sussex Marriage Index?
Anne Goldsmith married Isaac Moore, son of James Moore and Ann Onion, on 13 March 1767 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, Isaac is "of Ringmer" and Anne is "of this parish."2
Anne Goldsmith died in 1810 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.
Anne Goldsmith was buried on 22 August 1810 at Beddingham, Sussex, England.

Family

Isaac Moore b. 30 Aug 1744, d. 1816
Marriage*
Anne Goldsmith married Isaac Moore, son of James Moore and Ann Onion, on 13 March 1767 at Beddingham, Sussex, England, Isaac is "of Ringmer" and Anne is "of this parish."2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.

Benjamin Goldsmith

b. December 1877, d. 25 July 1954
FatherSamuel Thomas Goldsmith b. 1842, d. 17 Feb 1916
MotherLouisa Dolman b. 8 Oct 1850, d. 16 Jan 1924
     Benjamin Goldsmith was born in December 1877 at Wattle Flat, Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Samuel Thomas Goldsmith and Louisa Dolman.
Benjamin Goldsmith died on 25 July 1954 at New Zealand at age 76.

Benjamin Goldsmith

Family

Child

Caroline Louisa Goldsmith

b. 1884, d. 1971
FatherSamuel Thomas Goldsmith b. 1842, d. 17 Feb 1916
MotherLouisa Dolman b. 8 Oct 1850, d. 16 Jan 1924
     Caroline Louisa Goldsmith was born in 1884 at Wattle Flat, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Samuel Thomas Goldsmith and Louisa Dolman.
Caroline Louisa Goldsmith married Leslie Penfold in 1905 at Wattle Flat, Victoria, Australia.
Caroline Louisa Goldsmith died in 1971 at South Yarra, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Leslie Penfold b. 1880
Marriage*
Caroline Louisa Goldsmith married Leslie Penfold in 1905 at Wattle Flat, Victoria, Australia

Dorothy Goldsmith

b. 25 March 1717
FatherWilliam Goldsmith
MotherElizabeth Nutley b. 13 Feb 1679/80, d. 1747
     Dorothy Goldsmith was baptized on 25 March 1717 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Goldsmith and Elizabeth Nutley.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Goldsmith

     Elizabeth Goldsmith married William Waite, son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?), on 5 April 1716 at Penshurst, Kent, England, William is "of Leigh."1
Although all their children were baptised in Leigh, their daughter Jane was buried in Penshurst on 22 Aug 1727.

Family

William Waite b. 22 Apr 1687, d. 1757
Marriage*
Elizabeth Goldsmith married William Waite, son of Edward Waite and Elizabeth (?), on 5 April 1716 at Penshurst, Kent, England, William is "of Leigh."1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S151] Index to West Kent Marriages, KFHS CD-ROM36, 1538-1812, compiled by Sydney Smith, 59 Friar Road, Orpington Kent BR5 2BW, England.

Elizabeth Goldsmith

b. 30 July 1744
FatherWilliam Goldsmith b. 22 Dec 1707, d. 1753
MotherMary Baker b. 15 Apr 1709
     Elizabeth Goldsmith was baptized on 30 July 1744 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Goldsmith and Mary Baker.

Citations

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

Elizabeth Goldsmith

b. 24 January 1709/10
FatherWilliam Goldsmith
MotherElizabeth Nutley b. 13 Feb 1679/80, d. 1747
     Elizabeth Goldsmith was baptized on 24 January 1709/10 at All Saints, Laughton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of William Goldsmith and Elizabeth Nutley.

Citations

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