Charles Godfrey Jr

6 April 1829–25 February 1868 (Age 38)
Trull, Somerset, England

The Life Summary of Charles

When Charles Godfrey Jr was born on 6 April 1829, in Trull, Somerset, England, his father, Charles Godfrey, was 29 and his mother, Caroline Trott, was 27. He married Sophia Clifton on 21 February 1862, in South Cottonwood, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in North Petherton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom for about 10 years. He died on 25 February 1868, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 38, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Godfrey Jr
Sophia Clifton
Marriage: 21 February 1862
Sophia Eliza Godfrey
Charles Robert Godfrey
George William Godfrey
Mary Caroline Godfrey

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  • Marriage
    21 February 1862Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 1
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
    1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor
    Age 4
    The Factory Act restricted the hours women and children could work in textile mills. No child under the age of 9 were allowed to work, and children ages 9-13 could not work longer than 9 hours per day. Children up to the age of 13 were required to receive at least two hours of schooling, six days per week.
    Age 14
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

    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.

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    Story Highlight

    Personal Record of Mary Caroline Godfrey written by herself

    History of my childhood days. I was born in South Cottonwood, Utah near the cementary and a half mile from the church house. My parents were Charles Godfrey and Sophia Clifton. My father died when I w …

    Sources (44)

    • Charles Godfrey in household of Charles Godfrey, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Chas. Godfry in entry for Geo. W. Godfry, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"
    • Charles Godfrey in household of Caroline Godfrey, "England and Wales Census, 1851"

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