Elizabeth Herring

about 1710–27 July 1780 (Age 70)
Sibsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Elizabeth

Elizabeth Herring was born about 1710, in Sibsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. She married Thomas Gosling on 11 November 1731, in Sibsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 27 July 1780, in her hometown, at the age of 70, and was buried in Sibsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Gosling
1709–1768
Elizabeth Herring
1710–1780
Marriage: 11 November 1731
Elizabeth Gosling
1732–1783
Rosamund Gosling
1742–
Rosamund Gosling
1733–1736
Dickinson Gosling
1734–1737
Thomas Gosling
1736–1786
William Gossling
1738–1788
Dickenson Gosling
1739–1818
Robert Gosling
1752–1797

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
11 November 1731
Sibsey, Lincolnshire, England, United Kingdom
children

(8)

    Elizabeth Gosling

    Female1732–1783Female

    Rosamund Gosling

    Female1733–1736Female

    Dickinson Gosling

    Male1734–1737Male

    Male1736–1786Male

    William Gossling

    Male1738–1788Male

+3 More Children

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, Middle English hering, Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.2 German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.3 Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizth Gosling, "England, Lincolnshire, Parish Registers, 1538-1990"
  • Elizabeth Gosling in entry for Thomas Gosling, "England, Cheshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1598-1900"
  • Elizabeth Gosling in entry for Thomas Gosling, "England, Cheshire Parish Registers, 1538-2000"

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