John Godden

b. 20 April 1764
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1737, d. 1776
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1730, d. 1810
     John Godden was born in 1764 at East Chiltington, Sussex, England.
John Godden was baptized on 20 April 1764 at East Chiltington, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas.

John Walter Godden

b. circa 1849
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     John Walter Godden was born circa 1849 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.
John Walter Godden was buried on 19 September 1852 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, 3 yrs 9 mths, of Meads.2

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 176 page 17."
  2. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "3 yrs 9 mths, of Meads."

Kate Elizabeth Godden

b. 29 March 1863, d. 1905
MotherElizabeth Godden b. 1841
     Kate Elizabeth Godden was baptized on 29 March 1863 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Elizabeth Godden.
On 3 April 1881 Kate Elizabeth Godden lived at 4 Chatham Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Kate Elizabeth Godden was a servant on 3 April 1881.2
Kate Elizabeth Godden married Charles Smith on 14 July 1889 at Newington, London, England.
Kate Elizabeth Godden died in 1905 at Hastings, Sussex, England. Age 42 years. Needs to be confirmed.3

Family

Charles Smith b. c 1859
Marriage*
Kate Elizabeth Godden married Charles Smith on 14 July 1889 at Newington, London, England

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1088 folio 11 page 16."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1905, Hastings, Vol 2b Page 11, age 42 years."

Louisa Godden

b. 23 November 1851
MotherAnn Godden b. 24 Feb 1828
     Louisa Godden was born on 23 November 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Ann Godden.
Louisa Godden was baptized on 15 February 1852 at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, parents given as William and Ann Godden. Louisa was actually an illegitimate daughter of Ann Godden, and the William Godden father has been invented to hide the fact.2,1
Louisa Godden married William Dennis in 1871 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3

Family

William Dennis
Marriage*
Louisa Godden married William Dennis in 1871 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3 

Citations

  1. [S466] Birth certificate of Louisa Godden, born 23 Nov 1851, registered 31 Dec 1851 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 398).
  2. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1871, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 59."

Lucy Godden

b. 11 October 1835
FatherMichael Godden b. 10 Feb 1811, d. 11 May 1901
MotherRuth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
     Lucy Godden was born in 1835 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Lucy Godden was baptized on 11 October 1835 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk.
Lucy Godden married John Hunt in 1858 at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1
On 30 March 1861 Lucy Godden and John Hunt lived at High St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
A Lucy Hunt died in the Lewes Registration District in 1867 age 32 years.3

Family

John Hunt b. c 1834
Marriage*
Lucy Godden married John Hunt in 1858 at Holy Trinity, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1858, Eastbourne RD, Vol 2b Page 75."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 567 folio 102 page 1."
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1867, Lewes, Vol 2b Page 107, age 32 years."

Lucy Godden

b. 16 June 1861
FatherWilliam Godden b. 16 Apr 1820, d. 1871
MotherEliza Wood b. 9 Mar 1828
     Lucy Godden was baptized on 16 June 1861 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,.

Margaret Godden

b. 9 May 1841
FatherGeorge Godden b. 21 Mar 1802, d. 22 Nov 1866
MotherJane Markwick b. 14 Feb 1802, d. 1885
     Margaret Godden was baptized on 9 May 1841 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1,2 She was the daughter of George Godden and Jane Markwick.
Margaret Godden was buried on 26 October 1854 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, age 13 years.3

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 172 page 9."
  3. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "age 13."

Maria Godden

b. 25 June 1837
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Maria Godden was baptized on 25 June 1837 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.

Citations

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

Mary Godden

b. 14 June 1827
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Mary Godden was born on 14 June 1827 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.
Mary 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,.

Mary Godden

b. 10 September 1848
FatherSamuel Godden b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 1891
MotherAnn Apps b. c 1812
     Mary Godden was baptized on 10 September 1848 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,.

Michael Godden

b. 10 February 1811, d. 11 May 1901
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Michael Godden was born in 1811 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was baptized on 10 February 1811 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Michael Godden married Ruth Dunk, daughter of Joseph Dunk and Jane Marchant, on 25 September 1830 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, both of Eastbourne.
Between 1831 and 1835 Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, as recorded on John, Emma and Lucy's baptisms.
On 7 June 1841 Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.2
Michael Godden was an agricultural labourer on 7 June 1841.2
Michael Godden was a labourer on 4 October 1844.3
On 30 March 1851 Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk lived at Baileys Cottage, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.4
On 7 April 1861 Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk lived at Mill Lane Cottage, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was an agricultural labourer foreman on 7 April 1861.
In the 1861 census, Michael and Ruth Godden have three grandchildren living with them - Alfred Godden (8 years), George Godden (4 years), and John Godden (1 year) all born in Eastbourne. Alfred is the illegitimate son of daughter Emma Godden. George was baptised 29 Mar 1857 the son of Michael and Sophy Godden (abode South St, labourer) and John William Godden was baptised 10 Jul 1859 son of Sophia Godden (no father given, abode Southbourne). George and John are still living with Michael and Ruth in the 1871 census along with grandchildren Katie Elizabeth Godden (8 years) and Robert Godden (6 years). Katie is the illegitimate daughter of Elizabeth Godden. Robert is likely Frederick Robert Godden baptised 22 Oct 1865 daughter of Elizabeth Godden (single woman). It seems that Michael and Ruth played a major role in raising the illegitimate children of their daughters!5,6
Eastbourne Gazette Published Wednesday 28th May 1862:
Accident
A serious accident occurred a few days ago to Michael Godden foreman to James Gorringe of Upperton farm, by which he sustained a fracture of the leg, both bones being broken just above the ankle. It appears he was endeavouring to secure a colt in one of the yards, when his foot accidentally got entangled in the rope, and before he could extricate himself he was thrown to the ground, and sustained the injury above mentioned. The leg was skilfully set the following day by R. Colegate, Esq., Surgeon, and the sufferer is now progressing favourably.
(Transcribed by R D Wilkins, February 2018.)
Michael Godden witnessed the marriage of William Godden and Ann Elizabeth Humphries on 5 March 1865 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.7
On 2 April 1871 Michael Godden and Ruth Dunk lived at Ballis (Bailey's?) cottage, Willingdon, Sussex, England, next to the Crumble Bridge gatehouse and near the Lodge Inn. Today the area is called Tollgate Gardens, named in the 1960s after the tollgate that stood by the bridge over the Crumbles sewer on the road to Pevensey. Beyond this point the road was administered by the Horsebridge and Horeham Turnpike Trust.
Michael Godden was a labourer on 2 April 1871.
Michael Godden was a railway labourer on the London, Brighton and South Coast railway. on 6 November 1873.8,9
An article in the St Leonard Observer 8 Nov 1873 reports that Michael Godden left his wife Ruth at the Union as she was so ill and he could not look after her. The case was dismissed and Ruth died within days.9
Eastbourne Gazette published Wednesday 12th November 1873:
Board of Guardians
The usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held at the boardroom of the Eastbourne Union on Friday last. The Rev T Lowe occupied the chair, and the other Guardians present were: - Messrs J Smith, W Brodie, and F Tuppen.
The case of Michael Godden - The Governor reported the death of Ruth Godden whose husband, was prosecuted by the guardians for having, after obtaining an order for himself and his wife, deserted her at the House and ran away - Mr Swift, referring to this case, which had been before himself and two other magistrates, said it appeared that Godden was a very respectable working man, and the evidence did not show any desertion, because the man had not only offered to contribute to her support but was at work when apprehended *. In an ordinary way where a man was earning 16s a week, and had a free house, relief of course would not be afforded, but Godden's he thought was an exceptional case, his wife, who was now dead, being ill, and quite disabled and he having no one to look after her. He lost a fortnight's work through being obliged to wait on her, and of course this could not go on. He therefore applied for an order, and being told he must break up his house before he could get one, he sold his furniture and left his house, and it appeared, lost his regular employment. When an order was given granted him, he frankly said he did not want to go in the House while he was still able to work, thus showing a very commendable spirit, and when he had taken his wife to the House, he went to his work, which was certainly not desertion, - Mr Brodie remarked that he understood the poor woman had been ill for some three years. The Chairman said it was certainly not at the instigation of the Guardians that Godden broke up his home - he did not believe the relieving officers were even aware that he meant to do it. The Guardians were trying to get his wife into the hospital, and in the meantime it appeared he sold up his home. - The relieving officers, Messrs Emary and Catt, were called in and questioned as to whether they told Godden he must break up his home. Both officers said they never mentioned such a thing, and Mr Catt explained that Godden said Mr Graham told him he must break up the home if he wanted to go into the House. Mr Emary said that what Mr Graham said was that he would not be able to get an order for his wife unless he went into the House himself. The Chairman remarked there was a great disparity between the statements made to the board and those made to the magistrates' which placed the Guardians in a somewhat unfair position, The matter was dropped.
*Working for the London Brighton and South Coast Railway.
The earlier case of desertion was thrown out by the magistrates having "quite failed to substantiate the offence" according to the bench.
(Transcribed by R D Wilkins, Feb 2018.)
Michael Godden was a labourer with the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway earning 18s per week. on 31 December 1877.10
Michael Godden married Ann Verrall on 15 April 1879 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.11
Michael Godden was a bath chairman on 3 April 1881.12
On 3 April 1881 Michael Godden and Ann Verrall lived at Lewes House, Calverly Road, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.12
Michael Godden was a bath chairman on 5 April 1891.13
On 5 April 1891 Michael Godden and Ann Verrall lived at 11 & 12 South St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.13
On 1 November 1899 Michael Godden lived at East Sussex County Lunatic Asylum, Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, (admission.)14
On 31 March 1901 Michael Godden lived at East Sussex County Lunatic Asylum, Wivelsfield, Haywards Heath, Sussex, England, recorded as just "M.G.", a widower, bath chairman, age 89 years, lunatic.15
Michael Godden died on 11 May 1901 at Lunatic Asylum, Wivelsfield, Sussex, England, at age 90. "age 90 years". He died of senile decay.16

Family 1

Ruth Dunk b. 27 Jul 1807, d. 6 Nov 1873
Marriage*
Michael Godden married Ruth Dunk, daughter of Joseph Dunk and Jane Marchant, on 25 September 1830 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, both of Eastbourne. 
Children

Family 2

Ann Verrall b. c 1819, d. 1892
Marriage*
Michael Godden married Ann Verrall on 15 April 1879 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.11 

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "HO107 piece 1114 folio 13/35 page 15."
  3. [S201] Birth certificate of William Godden, born 4 Oct 1844, registered 4 Nov 1844 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 7 Page 320).
  4. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 164 page 39."
  5. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1038 folio 51 page 6."
  6. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 567 folio 81 page 11."
  7. [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).
  8. [S365] Death certificate of Ruth Godden, died 6 Nov 1873, registered 8 Nov 1873 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 38).
  9. [S599] Webpage St Leonard Observer "8 Nov 1873."
  10. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "UK, Railway Employment Records, 1833-1963."
  11. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1879, Eastbourne, Vol 2b Page 100."
  12. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1037 folio 97 page 42."
  13. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 772 folio 69 page 39."
  14. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "The National Archives of the UK; Kew, Surrey, England; Lunacy Patients Admission Registers; Class: MH 94; Piece: 35."
  15. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 913 folio 111 page 34."
  16. [S458] Death certificate of Michael Godden, died 11 May 1901, registered 20 May 1901 in the Registration District of Ditchling,Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 107).

Michael Godden

b. 11 October 1767, d. 13 February 1851
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1737, d. 1776
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1730, d. 1810
     Michael Godden was born in 1767 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was baptized on 11 October 1767 at Westmeston, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas.
Michael Godden married Lucy Verrall, daughter of Samuel Verrall and Mary Wilkins, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.1
There are no GODDENS recorded in the parish registers of Eastbourne before 1795 when Michael and Lucy were married.
The Sussex Family Historian (Dec. 1988 page 183) contained a list of paupers receiving parochial relief in the parish of Eastbourne from Lady Day 1831 to Lady Day 1832. Michael and Lucy were listed in this, aged 65 and 53 respectively, labourer of Meads, receiving 9 shillings per week and having received a total of 13 pounds 5 shillings and 6 pence for the period. Their son George and his wife Ann (both aged 29 years) and their three children were also receiving relief.
On 7 June 1841 Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was a grocer on 7 June 1841.
Michael Godden witnessed the marriage of Eliza Wood and William Godden on 22 August 1846 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England; Witnesses (?) Wood and Charity Godden.2
Michael Godden died on 13 February 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, at age 83. He died of decay of nature.3
Michael Godden was buried on 23 February 1851 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, 85 years, of Meads.4

Family

Lucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
Marriage*
Michael Godden married Lucy Verrall, daughter of Samuel Verrall and Mary Wilkins, on 17 July 1795 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Lucy signs Lucy Virrel. Witnesses: Kexia Hunt, Thomas Ridley.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S24] Index to Sussex Marriages, 1538-1837, Compact Disc SFHGCD003, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, 2008.
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1846, Eastbourne, Vol 7 Page 477."
  3. [S366] Death certificate of Michael Godden, died 13 Feb 1851, registered 19 Jun 1851 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 07 Page 260).
  4. [S25] Index to Sussex Burials, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "85 years, of Meads."

Michael Godden

b. 6 November 1842, d. 1907
FatherSamuel Godden b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 1891
MotherAnn Apps b. c 1812
     Michael Godden was baptized on 6 November 1842 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Godden and Ann Apps.
Michael Godden married Harriet Margaret Boniface in 1866 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden died in 1907 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Michael Godden was buried on 3 November 1907 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Harriet Margaret Boniface b. 1838
Marriage*
Michael Godden married Harriet Margaret Boniface in 1866 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England
Child

Citations

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

Phillis Godden

b. 14 June 1835
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Phillis Godden was baptized on 14 June 1835 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.

Citations

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

Richard Godden

b. 14 November 1813, d. 1814
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Richard Godden was born in 1813 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Richard Godden was baptized on 14 November 1813 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Richard Godden died in 1814 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Richard Godden was buried on 18 September 1814 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.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,.

Richard Godden

b. 3 November 1771
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1737, d. 1776
MotherMary Thomas b. c 1730, d. 1810
     Richard Godden was born in 1771 at Westmeston, Sussex, England.
Richard Godden was baptized on 3 November 1771 at Westmeston, Sussex, England. He was the son of Thomas Godden and Mary Thomas.

Richard Godden

b. 5 December 1830
FatherSamuel Godden b. 21 Mar 1805, d. 1891
MotherAnn Apps b. c 1812
     Richard Godden was baptized on 5 December 1830 at St Mary's, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Samuel Godden and Ann Apps.
Ralph Wilkins writes: I have found a very interesting article published 28 May 1846 in the Brighton and Lewes Observer showing a table of rewards for long service presented by the East Sussex Agricultural Assn. It shows Richard Godden born 1830 receiving 10 shillings reward for 7 years servitude to Mr William Rason. [probably for completion of an apprenticeship]2

Citations

  1. [S23] Index to Sussex Baptisms, 1538 onwards, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project,.
  2. [S701] Webpage Brighton and Lewes Observer "28 May 1846."

Richard Godden

b. 28 October 1739
FatherThomas Godden b. c 1715
MotherElizabeth Hollingham d. 1754
     Richard Godden was baptized on 28 October 1739 at East Chiltington, Sussex, England, (from Chailey but belonging to St John's.)1 He was the son of Thomas Godden and Elizabeth Hollingham.
A Thomas Godden and Richard Godden were convicted at the Assize at Lewes in July 1763 of stealing goods valued at 7s 3d from John Stenning. They were sentenced to be whipped. (ASSI 31-7 32). This could be this Thomas and his brother Richard.2

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. [S266] Index to Sussex People, compiled by Sussex Family History Group, http://www.sfhg.org.uk/, ongoing project, "Source: 158; Entry: 127257."

Samuel Godden

b. 21 March 1805, d. 1891
FatherMichael Godden b. 11 Oct 1767, d. 13 Feb 1851
MotherLucy Verrall b. 18 Oct 1778, d. 29 Oct 1858
     Samuel Godden was born in 1805 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
Samuel Godden was baptized on 21 March 1805 at Eastbourne St Mary, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Michael Godden and Lucy Verrall.
Samuel Godden married Ann Apps on 24 November 1829 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witness wit Thos COPPERD Ann COPPERD.2
Samuel Godden was an agricultural labourer on 30 March 1851.3
On 30 March 1851 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.3
The Sussex Advertiser, 5 Aug 1856, reported an accident involving Samuel Godden at the chalk pits at Holywell in which Samuel broke his leg. He is referred to as a "man of a large family, and of industrious and sober habits". The chalk pit he was working in is now called the Italian Gardens.4
Samuel Godden was an agricultural labourer on 7 April 1861.5
On 7 April 1861 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads St, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.5
On 2 April 1871 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at 5 Ship Yard, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.6
Samuel Godden and Ann Apps were an annuitant on 3 April 1881.7
On 3 April 1881 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Meads, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.7
On 5 April 1891 Samuel Godden and Ann Apps lived at Old Ship Cottage, Eastbourne, Sussex, England, on parish relief.8
Samuel Godden died in 1891 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.

Family

Ann Apps b. c 1812
Marriage*
Samuel Godden married Ann Apps on 24 November 1829 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England, Witness wit Thos COPPERD Ann COPPERD.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.
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "HO107 piece 1637 folio 174 page 13."
  4. [S700] Webpage Sussex Advertiser "5 August 1856."
  5. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 567; Folio: 146; Page: 33; GSU roll: 542663."
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "Class: RG10; Piece: 1039; Folio: 110; Page: 16; GSU roll: 827480."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 1038; Folio: 6; Page: 5; GSU roll: 1341246."
  8. [S71] 1891 Census for England "Class: RG12; Piece: 771; Folio: 121; Page: 8; GSU roll: 6095881."

Sarah Godden

b. circa 1842
FatherThomas Godden b. 19 Jan 1800, d. 16 Jan 1857
MotherAnn Gander b. 1802
     Sarah Godden was born circa 1842 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Thomas Godden and Ann Gander.

Citations

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