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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Richard Goodfellow
Jane Chisley
Marriage: 11 April 1796
Hester Goodfellow
Elizabeth Goodfellow
Arundel Goodfellow
Dionisah Goodfellow
James Goodfellow
Rachel Goodfellow
Maria Goodfellow

Spouse and Children

11 April 1796
Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom


    Hester Goodfellow


    Dionisah Goodfellow


    James Goodfellow


    Elizabeth Goodfellow


    Rachel Goodfellow


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Henry Goodfellow


    Mary Ann Goodfellow


    William Goodfellow




+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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