Richard Goodfellow

25 August 1771–1838
Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Richard

When Richard Goodfellow was christened on 25 August 1771, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, his father, William Goodfellow, was 69 and his mother, Mary Jerrett, was 69. He married Jane Chisley on 11 April 1796, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died in 1838, at the age of 67.

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Family Time Line

Richard Goodfellow
1771–1838
Jane Chisley
1775–
Marriage: 11 April 1796
Hester Goodfellow
1797–1819
Elizabeth Goodfellow
1805–
Arundel Goodfellow
1818–1865
Dionisah Goodfellow
1799–
James Goodfellow
1802–1884
Rachel Goodfellow
1806–1861
Maria Goodfellow
1810–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 April 1796
Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(7)

    Hester Goodfellow

    Female1797–1819Female

    Dionisah Goodfellow

    Female1799–Female

    James Goodfellow

    Male1802–1884Male

    Elizabeth Goodfellow

    Female1805–Female

    Rachel Goodfellow

    Female1806–1861Female

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

    Henry Goodfellow

    Male1727–1817Male

    Mary Ann Goodfellow

    Female1731–1808Female

    William Goodfellow

    Male1739–Male

    Male1749–1848Male

    Female1761–1763Female

+7 More Children

World Events (3)

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."
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.
1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano

"Former slave Olaudah Equiano settled in London and published his autobiography titled ""The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano."" Equiano learned to read and write and converted to Christianity. His autobiography is one of the oldest published works by an African-American writer."

Name Meaning

English: nickname for a congenial companion, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + felawe ‘fellow’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Richard Goodfellow in entry for Dionisah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Goodfellow in entry for Dionisah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Richard Goodfellow in entry for Hester, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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