John Goodchild

1609–1651 (Age 42)
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom

The Life of John

When John Goodchild was born in 1609, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom, his father, Robart Goodchild, was 27 and his mother, Frances Holme, was 22. He married Anne Huntely on 21 June 1636, in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He died in 1651, in his hometown, at the age of 42, and was buried in Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

John Goodchild
1609–1651
Anne Huntely
1613–
Marriage: 21 June 1636
Margaret Goodchild
1637–
John Goodchild
1638–1692
Alice Goodchild
1639–
Robert Goodchild
1642–1682
Ralph Goodchild
1644–1698
Elizabeth Goodchild
1646–1647
Bridget Goodchild
1647–1688
Adam Goodchild
1650–1650
Mary Goodchild
1652–1659

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
21 June 1636
Bishopwearmouth, Durham, England, United Kingdom
children

(9)

    Margaret Goodchild

    Female1637–Female

    John Goodchild

    Male1638–1692Male

    Alice Goodchild

    Female1639–Female

    Robert Goodchild

    Male1642–1682Male

    Ralph Goodchild

    Male1644–1698Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Male1609–1651Male

    Alice Goodchild

    Female1611–Female

    Male1613–Male

    Robert Goodchild

    Male1616–Male

    Margaret Goodchild

    Female1619–Female

+3 More Children

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)

  • John Goodchild in entry for John, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
  • John Goodchild in entry for Alice Goodchild, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • John Goodchild, "England Marriages, 1538–1973"

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