Richard Goodfellow

1769–1838 (Age 69)
Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Richard

When Richard Goodfellow was born in 1769, his father, William Goodfellow, was 67 and his mother, Mary Jerrett, was 67. He married Jane Chisley on 11 April 1796, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 7 daughters. He died in 1838, at the age of 69, and was buried in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Richard Goodfellow
Jane Chisley
Marriage: 11 April 1796
Hester Goodfellow
Elizabeth Goodfellow
about 1805–
Arundel Goodfellow
Rachel Goodfellow
Dionisah Goodfellow
James Goodfellow
Maria Goodfellow
Rachel Goodfellow

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 April 1796Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 1
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.
    1775 · The Shot Heard Around the World
    Age 6
    "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."
    1789 · The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano
    Age 20
    "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’, although the word was sometimes to mean ‘rascal’.

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

    Sources (43)

    • Richard Goodfellow in entry for Dionisah, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Richard Goodfellow, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
    • Richard Goodfellow in entry for Arundel Goodfellow, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"

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