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Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:06 GMT (UK) »
Thomas is baptised at Ossington, Notts 3 March 1782, the son of Robert and Mary Godson (nee Hayes) and marries Sarah Paling of Stoke, Notts at Kirklington on 24 Nov 1802.  They have at least seven children all baptised at Laxton.  He and wife Sarah appear on the 1841 census in Laxton, Notts and on 16 October 1849 Sarah is buried at Laxton Church age 68 (= born about 1781)  Nothing I can find for Thomas on the 1851 census and no burials in that period at Laxton.  Then I found an entry for Thomas Godson, widower, age 80, born Ossington on Bar Street at Laxton with his housekeeper Elizabeth Truswell.  This means there is a possible death for Thomas in the first 1/4 1867 registered at Southwell, age 86, this is on the GRO death index and Family Search and would fit Thomas nicely but I did not look this far ahead when I was searching the registers.  Does anyone have access to the complete 1851 census of Laxton, it's not a big village I think his name has been misspelt but have had no luck finding him so far.  Or if anyone has access to the burial register at Laxton for the first quarter of 1867 could they see if he is there. Fingers crossed.  Thanks, Liz TJ

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:15 GMT (UK) »
1851 - Bow St, Laxton [added: potentially Bar Street. Would fit 1861]

Thomas Godson    70, widower, master butcher, b Ossington [transcribed as assington on ancestry]
Thomas Rowland    43 -visitor, farmer's bailiff b Eaton, Notts
Ann Rowland    45 - visitor b Laxton

HO107, 2135, 224, 2

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:20 GMT (UK) »
Marriage licence abstract: 23 Feb 1833. Thomas Rowland, 24, farmer of Caunton to Ann Godson, 21 of Laxton

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:27 GMT (UK) »
Thank you a million times, yes this could be him.  I have a note that says his daughter Ann married a Thomas Rowland.
Thanks for the reference number as well. :)

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #4 on: Saturday 16 December 17 22:50 GMT (UK) »
Thomas Godson buried Laxton 19 Feb 1867.

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #5 on: Sunday 17 December 17 00:29 GMT (UK) »
Thank you so much, I have just checked my research notebook, searched Laxton burials to end of 1860, can't believe I'd got so close, must have had a train to catch. :-[

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 02 January 18 00:18 GMT (UK) »
Hi, I am descended from Robert Godson and Mary Hayes and have been researching all Godson families for many years and am happy to share information.  You can contact me by email via the Guild of One-Name Studies website - just search for GODSON.

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Re: Thomas Godson (born c. 1782) Ossington. Where is he in 1851?
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 03 January 18 23:04 GMT (UK) »
Have e-mailed you a reply.
Many thanks
Liz