Elizabeth Goodchild

24 April 1763–
Easton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Goodchild was born on 24 April 1763, in Easton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Jeremiah Goodchild, was 26 and her mother, Mary Dawes, was 28. She married John Freshwater on 13 November 1785, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England.

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John Barringham
Elizabeth Goodchild
Marriage: 14 December 1793
Sarah Barringham
Catherine Barringham
John Barringham
James Berrington

Spouse and Children

14 December 1793
Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom


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World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 38

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.

Age 52

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Age 67

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English (mainly southern): from a Middle English personal name, a survival of Old English Gōdcild, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + the late Old English name-forming element cild ( see Child ). This name may also have been used in the Middle English period as a nickname for a good person.2 English: nickname from godchild, i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community. Compare Godson, which was similarly confused with Goodson .3 English translation of German Gutkind ( see Gutkin ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Barringham in entry for John Barringham, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Elizabeth Goodchilds, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
  • Mary Goodchild, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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