Elizabeth Goodchild

24 April 1763–
Easton, Bedfordshire, England

The Life Summary of Elizabeth

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

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John Baringham
Elizabeth Goodchild
Marriage: 25 November 1793
Thomas Berrington
John Berrington
Elizabeth Berrington
John Barringham
Catherine Barringham
Lettice Berrington
James Berrington

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 November 1793Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 7
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 12
    "On April 18, 1775, a shot known as the ""shot heard around the world"" was fired between American colonists and British troops in Lexington, Massachusetts. This began the American War for Independence. Fifteen months later, Thomas Jefferson penned the Declaration of Independence. The Treaty of Paris was signed in September 1783 which ended the war. The colonies were no longer under British rule. Many who fought for the British fled to Canada, the West Indies, and some to England."
    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.

    Name Meaning

    English (southeastern): nickname from Middle English god, guid ‘good’ + c(h)ild ‘child’ (Old English gōd + cild).English: sometimes a nickname from godchild, i.e. someone who was the godchild of an important member of the community.Americanized form of German Gutkind (see Gutkin ).

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

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    Sources (11)

    • Elizabeth in entry for John Berrington, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Elizabeth Freshwater (widow) [formerly Goodchild] marriage to John Barringham, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"
    • Elizabeth Barringham in entry for John Barringham, "England, Bedfordshire Parish Registers, 1538-1983"

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