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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Family Time Line

John Barringham
1759–1793
Elizabeth Goodchild
1763–
Marriage: 14 December 1793
Sarah Barringham
1786–1842
Catherine Barringham
1795–1857
John Barringham
1803–
James Berrington
1812–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
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.
1815

Age 52

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1830

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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