Lydia Goodsell

1816–
Hastings, Sussex, England

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Goodsell was born in 1816, in Hastings, Sussex, England, United Kingdom, her father, John Gutsell, was 45 and her mother, Frances Boots, was 45.

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Family Time Line

John Gutsell
1771–1840
Frances Boots
1771–1852
Henry Gutsell
1792–1792
John Goodsell
1793–1855
Elizabeth Goodsell
1796–1880
Mary Goodsell or Gutsell
1798–
Henry Goodsell
1801–1825
James Gutsall
1804–1875
Frances Mary Gutsell
1807–1863
William Gutsell
1809–1873
Edward Henry Gutsell
1813–1879
Lydia Goodsell
1816–
Spencer Gilson Gutsell
1817–

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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+6 More Children

World Events (3)

1823

Age 7

Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.
1830

Age 14

Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).
1833 · The Factory Act Restricts Child Labor

Age 17

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

1 English: nickname from Middle English gode ‘good’ + saule, soule ‘soul’.2 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 reduced 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.

Sources (1)

  • Parish registers and poor law records for All Saints' Church, Hastings

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