Mathey Goodman

about 1750–
Bedfordshire, England

The Life of Mathey

Mathey Goodman was born about 1750, in Bedfordshire, England as the son of Ann. He married Mary Brown on 18 October 1774, in Luton, Bedfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 1 son. In 1774, at the age of 24, his occupation is listed as miller in Luton, Bedfordshire, England.

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Mathey Goodman
Mary Brown
Marriage: 18 October 1774
Joseph Goodman

Spouse and Children

18 October 1774
Luton, Bedfordshire, England


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World Events (8)

1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 2

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 4

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.
1787 · English Convicts Sail to Australia

Age 37

The first fleet of convicts sailed from England to Australia on May 13, 1787. By 1868, over 150,000 felons had been exiled to New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land, and Western Australia.

Name Meaning

1 English: status name from Middle English gode ‘good’ + man ‘man’, in part from use as a term for the master of a household. In Scotland the term denoted a landowner who held his land not directly from the crown but from a feudal vassal of the king.2 English: from the Middle English personal name Godeman, Old English Gōdmann, composed of the elements gōd ‘good’ or god ‘god’ + mann ‘man’.3 English: from the Old English personal name Gūðmund, composed of the elements gūð ‘battle’ + mund ‘protection’, or the Old Norse cognate Guðmundr.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Marriage to Mary Brown: England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837
  • Mathey Goodman in entry for Joseph Goodman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Matthew Goodman, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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