Martha Ashdown

1779–1854 (Age 74)
Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Martha

When Martha Ashdown was born on 13 June 1779, in Westfield, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Thomas Ashdown, was 38 and her mother, Mary Catt, was 26. She married George Goodsell on 19 July 1796, in Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She died in May 1854, in Ewhurst Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 74, and was buried in Ewhurst Green, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Martha Ashdown
1779–1854
George Goodsell
1775–1854
Marriage: 19 July 1796
Mary Ann Goodsell
1797–1877
William Gutsall
1800–
Sarah Goodsell
1801–
Henry Goodsell
1805–1885
Stephen Goodsall
1807–1881
Edmund Goodsell
1808–1864
James Goodsell
1811–
Martha Goodsell
1814–1849
Harriett Goodsell
1816–
Jeremiah Goodsell
1819–1834
Maria Goodsell
1823–1841

Spouse & Children

  • Female1779–1854Female

  • George Goodsell

    Male1775–1854Male

MARRIAGE
19 July 1796
Brede, Sussex, England, United Kingdom
children

(11)

  • Mary Ann Goodsell

    Female1797–1877Female

  • William Gutsall

    Male1800–Male

  • Sarah Goodsell

    Female1801–Female

  • Male1805–1885Male

  • Male1807–1881Male

+6 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (6)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 22

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 36

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1823

Age 44

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from Ashdon in Essex, Ashdown Forest in East Sussex, or Ashdown in Berkshire (now lost). The first two are named from Old English æscen ‘growing with ash trees’ + dūn ‘hill’. The last may be from an Old English personal name Æsc or Old English æsc ‘ash tree’ + dūn ‘hill’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Martha Goodsell in household of Stephen Goodsell, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Martha Goodsell in entry for Henry Goodsell, "Australia, New South Wales, Index to Bounty Immigrants, 1828-1842"
  • Martha in entry for William Gutsall, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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