Thomas Goodfellow

Brief Life History of Thomas

Thomas Goodfellow was born on 13 July 1749, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom as the son of William Goodfellow and Mary. He married Jenney Jarvis in 1783, in Fovant, Wiltshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He died in 1848, at the age of 99.

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Thomas Goodfellow
Jenney Jarvis
Marriage: 1783
Ann Goodfellow
Martha Goodfellow
John Goodfellow
Christiana Goodfellow

Sources (24)

  • Thomas Goodfellow, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "
  • Thomas Goodfellow, "England, Wiltshire, Church Records, 1518-1990"
  • Thomas Goodfellow, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.

1754 · Seven Years' War

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

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."

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.

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