Author Topic: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.  (Read 6715 times)

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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #9 on: Sunday 01 December 13 12:41 GMT (UK) »
hmmm i wonder burial Glasnevin Mary Foster 1943 age 78.

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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 01 December 13 13:27 GMT (UK) »
done an alphabet check on address for above got A B D I L N S T U V
Cross referenced with 1939 register of electors Mary Foster at 50 Charlemont st.
Also a Mary Foster at Sullivan St so that eliminates the Mary i'm looking for.

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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #11 on: Sunday 01 December 13 13:49 GMT (UK) »
Hi There

I could be wrong but I would aay it could be a simple case of John Godsill dying leaving his widow with a lot of young children. She probably tried to manage for a few years until she met her second husband whom may not have wished to rear the children and hence them being sent to institutions. Ee John Gidsill Jr ..... there is a JG aged 11 in Townparks in Galway which is another institution, given that he was in Letterfrack Galway at one point this MAY be a possibiluty for him.

The girls appeared to have made lives for themselves in England so I'm hoping there were good outcomes to their lives after the institutions.

Have you tried following up on children Mary had with her second husband ?

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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #12 on: Sunday 01 December 13 13:52 GMT (UK) »
If important details are sent by PM and not posted on the topic then it's really not fair to those trying to help. Therefore, I will not be posting the information I found which could be about a first marriage for John Godsil and John Godsil's father.

Freeman's Journal, 8 Sept.1881:
Bandmaster, first class solo cornetist is open to engagement; splendid testimonials. Apply, at once, to J. Godsil, B M, Capel street, Athenry.

Did find a few advertisements for John Godsil-

Freeman's Journal, 23 Sept.1898:
Bandmaster desires engagement with brass, reed, or string band; house required for self and family. Address Mr. Godsil, bandmaster, Ormonde road, Kilkenny. [also 21 Sept.1898]
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Bandmaster; wanted immediately, Bandmaster for a Brass Band; must be good cornet player; a young man preferred. Address Jno Magennis, hon sec, St John's Brass Band, Kilkenny.
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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #13 on: Sunday 01 December 13 13:56 GMT (UK) »
Wonder if politics was behind John wanting to leave Athenry in 1881?
"On the 7th of Febraury 1880 in the Galway Vindicator  newspaper, it was reported that  a public meeting was held in Athenry on Sunday for the purpose of establishing a local branch of the National Land League.
   There was a large attendance. A substantial platform was erected in the chapel yard  and the Athenry Brass Band at the beginning and termination of these orderly proceedings discoursed in the practiced style some likely, soul stirring airs."
http://athenrylocalhistory.blogspot.co.uk/2010/11/athenry-land-league-coming-soon.html
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« Reply #14 on: Sunday 01 December 13 14:06 GMT (UK) »
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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #15 on: Sunday 01 December 13 16:38 GMT (UK) »
If you do the Kildare Observer free search on Freemans Journal you will find an article his death in printed 3rd  Sept 1901
http://archive.irishnewsarchive.com/Olive/APA/KCL.Edu/
(thanks to Sinann who originally posted the link on the Kildare board)

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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #16 on: Sunday 01 December 13 17:10 GMT (UK) »
You little daisy Hasta thats brill ,you would'nt believe it but i tried his name for the Kildare Observer last week and nothing came up for him,i just cant understand that i tried under four different spellings,must have done something wrong.
Muucho thanks.
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Re: John Godsil ,Bandmaster.
« Reply #17 on: Sunday 01 December 13 17:22 GMT (UK) »
Hasta i searched under Godsil on its own and got another hit for 2nd June 1900 where there was a bit of competition between two brassbands both trained by John Godsil.