Obadiah Goodsell

Brief Life History of Obadiah

When Obadiah Goodsell was born on 25 September 1817, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Goodsell, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Foord, was 23. He married Susanna Brown on 14 December 1845, in South Malling, Sussex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He died on 17 July 1848, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 30, and was buried in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Obadiah Goodsell
1817–1848
Susanna Brown
1825–1877
Marriage: 14 December 1845
Henry Goodsell
1845–1848
Adeline Goodsell
1847–1848
Fanny Rhoda Goodsell
1848–

Sources (5)

  • Obediah Gutsell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Obadiah Goodsell in entry for Fanny Rhoda Goodsell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Obadiah Goodsell in entry for Fanny Rhoda Goodsell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

World Events (4)

1823

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

1830

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

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.

Name Meaning

English (Sussex and Kent): habitational name from Gadshill (Kent) or Goodsoal, in Burwash (Sussex). Godshill Farm in Cowfold (Wyndham half-hundred, Sussex) could be another source, but the farm name may have been derived later from the Burwash surname or Godsell .

Probably also an Americanized form of German Gutseel or Gutsell; like 1, these are a nickname for a kindly person (literally ‘good soul’). Alternatively, it could be a shortened Americanized form of South German Gutgsell, a nickname or journeyman's name, from gut ‘good’ + Gesell(e) ‘fellow, journeyman’.

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

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