Sophia Godby

1838–from April 1855 to June 1855 (Age 17)
Danbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sophia

When Sophia Godby was born in 1838, in Danbury, Essex, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Godby, was 42 and her mother, Mary Ann Key, was 33. She died from April 1855 to June 1855, in Chelmsford, Essex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 17.

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Joseph Godby
Mary Ann Key
Mary Ann Keys
Sarah Godby
Frances Godby
Thomas Godby
Sophia Godby
James Godby
George Godby
Hannah Godby

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World Events (2)


Age 5

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 16

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.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name for someone from either of two places in Leicestershire, Goadby or Goadby Marwood, named from the Old Norse personal name Gauti + býr ‘farmstead’, ‘settlement’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Sophia Godby in household of Joseph Godby, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
  • Sophia Godby, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Sophia Godby, "England and Wales, Birth Registration Index, 1837-1920"

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