William Goodson

14 June 1752–
Horsham Saint Faith, Norfolk, England

The Life of William

When William Goodson was born on 14 June 1752, in Horsham Saint Faith, Norfolk, England, his father, William Goodson, was 30 and his mother, Ann, was 31.

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Family Time Line

William Goodson
1721–1783
Ann
1721–1808
Mary Goodson
1745–1784
Martin Goodson
1747–1767
Ann Goodson
1749–1779
William Goodson
1752–
John Goodson
1757–1818
Elizabeth Goodson
1759–1760
James Goodson
1761–1800
Sarah Goodson
1763–1806

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World Events (3)

1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 2

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.
1770 · Boston Tea Party

Age 18

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 Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea.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 23

"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

1 English (chiefly East Anglia and East Midlands): nickname for a dutiful son, from Middle English gode ‘good’ + sone ‘son’.2 English: from a Middle English survival of the Old English personal name Gōdsunu, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ + sunu ‘son’.3 Possibly an Americanized form of German Gutersohn, a nickname or pet name meaning ‘good son’ for one of out of many sons.

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

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