William Goodwin

Brief Life History of William

When William Goodwin was born in 1843, in Kingsley, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, William Goodwin, was 45 and his mother, Martha Mosley, was 35. He married Jane Boughey on 6 February 1868, in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He died in 1918, in Cheadle, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 75.

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William Goodwin
Jane Boughey
Marriage: 6 February 1868
John Goodwin
Martha Goodwin
Sarah Ann Goodwin
Elizabeth Alice Goodwin
George Boughey Goodwin
William Arthur Goodwin

Sources (13)

  • William Goodwin, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
  • William Goodwin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • William Goodwin, "England, Staffordshire, Church Records, 1538-1944"

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1854 · The Crimean War

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.

1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Name Meaning

English: from the Middle English personal name Godwin (Old English Gōdwine). Compare Godwin .

Irish: adopted in Mayo for Ó Goidín, a variant of Ó Godáin, ‘descendant of Godán’, a diminutive personal name from got ‘stammering, lisping’.

History: This name was brought independently to New England by many bearers from the 17th century onward. William Goodwin was one of the founders of Hartford, CT, in 1635 (coming from Cambridge, MA with Thomas Hooker).

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

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