Goodwin Family




Here is some information supplied by Suzi Miller :

I have John Good b. 27 May 1814, Hollesley, and he was married to Harriet Wellham b. 16 Jan 1810, Harkstead. They had 10 children while still in Hollesley, then moved to York, abt. 1852 and on to Bare abt 1856 where they had two more children. I have all these children, some from census and some from Parish records of baptisms.
I have been told that his father was John, a farmer/gardener, b. abt 1782 and his mother was Elizabeth Lay, b. abt 1786.
John and Harriet's children have a son John, listed in the 1851 census as being age 9, making his birth abt 1838-9, but he does not appear in the 1841 census. Nor does a child listed in the baptisms of Hollesley, Henry Thomas, bapt 19 Jul 1840. Seems one or both should be in the 1841 census. Possibly Henry Thomas died prior to the 1841 census, but I find no record of that. Where John was, I have no idea.
On the 1851 census there is a Thomas, age 12, born abt 1840, and I have a William Thomas bapt 13 Mar 1842 in the parish in Hollesley, so those two are probably a match.
My Grandmother's maiden name was Goodwin, and John Goodwin b. 1814 was her grandfather. Her father was William Henry Goodwin b. 31 Mar 1844, and left for USA at about age 15. He became a Captain, and when he retired from the sea, he had a boat that he operated in the rivers in the state of California.
When he retired from that, he was made game keeper at the Petaluma Sportsman's Club, in Petaluma, California, which was mostly a duck hunting club, as it is river and marshland there. He died in 1926 and his ashes were scattered over the Petaluma River, from the Club's wharf. (Petaluma River from there flows south to San Pablo Bay and on into the San Francisco Bay)
He and his wife, Jane Ellen Foster, were much loved and honored in the area of Petaluma.

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