Elizabeth Goodchild

Brief Life History 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 29. She married John Freshwater on 13 December 1785, in Eaton Socon, Bedfordshire, England.

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Family Time Line

John Berrington
1770–1816
Elizabeth Goodchild
1763–
Marriage: 25 November 1793
Thomas Berrington
1798–
John Berrington
1801–1884
Elizabeth Berrington
1803–
John Barringham
1803–
Catherine Barringham
1805–1857
Lettice Berrington
1807–
James Berrington
1812–1868

Sources (14)

  • Elizabeth Goodchilds, "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"

World Events (8)

1770 · Boston Tea Party

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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

"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

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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