Harriett Godfrey

Hanbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Harriett

When Harriett Godfrey was born in 1836, in Hanbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, William Richard Godfrey, was 32 and her mother, Susanna Roberts, was 33. She married George Henry London on 3 May 1857, in Hanbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. She lived in Harborne, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom in 1881 and Smethwick, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom in 1891.

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Family Time Line

George Henry London
Harriett Godfrey
Marriage: 3 May 1857
Eliza London
Ada Jane London
about 1875–
Jessie Susannah London

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 May 1857Hanbury, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 7
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · The Crimean War
    Age 18
    The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
    1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children
    Age 44
    School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

    Name Meaning

    English (of Norman origin): from the Norman personal name Godefrei, Godefroi(s), composed of the ancient Germanic elements god, got ‘god’ + frid(u), fred ‘peace’. See also Jeffrey .Irish: shortened and Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Gothraidh or Ó Gothraidh, ‘descendant of Gothfrith’, an Old Norse personal name often Anglicized as Godfrey. Compare McGorry , McCaffrey .History: An Irish family of the name Godfrey originated in Romney, Kent. The first of them to settle in Ireland was Colonel John Godfrey, who was rewarded with lands in Kerry for his services in the 1641 rebellion. Godefroy, Lord of Normanville, from Normandy, was married in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1636. He was captured by the Iroquois in 1652. His brother, Lord of Linctot, from Rouen, was also married in 1636 in Trois-Rivières, and lived from 1629 to 1632 among the Hurons. Another Godefroy, from Paris, was a trader and interpreter from 1623.

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

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    Sources (10)

    • Harriett London in household of George London, "England and Wales Census, 1881"
    • Harriett London in household of George London, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Harriett in entry for Eliza London, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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