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Title: 'TOODSTICH' Unique Name or incorrect spelling?
Post by: Dar_Reynolds on Friday 07 January 05 08:40 GMT (UK)
I have come across a Jesse Toodstich in the 1871 Census, born c.1849 in Calne, Wiltshire. Living in London at the time of the Census Possibly has a sister Eliza born c 1844.
I would like to trace the parents but can't find any other person on the Census, BMD or anywhere on the internet with this Surname, can you help?

Thanks

Darren
Title: Re: 'TOODSTICH' Unique Name or incorrect spelling?
Post by: Hackstaple on Friday 07 January 05 09:06 GMT (UK)
You don't think this may be Goodstich or Goodstick? This is not a great image but I see a G not a T. ???
Title: Re: 'TOODSTICH' Unique Name or incorrect spelling?
Post by: emilysiobhan on Friday 07 January 05 09:17 GMT (UK)
There is an Eliza Goodship born in Calne in 1843:


Births Sep 1843
Cleverly    Eliza         Calne    8   264   
FREEGARD    Elizabeth         Calne    8   26[16]   
Goodship    Eliza         Calne    8   *   
Hughes    Elizabeth         Calne    8   262   
Long    Elizabeth         Calne    8   266   
Robins    Elizabeth         Calne    8   264   
WILKINS    Eliza         Calne    8   264   

I also think it looks a bit more like a G than a T on the image.

Regards,

Emily
Title: Re: 'TOODSTICH' Unique Name or incorrect spelling?
Post by: emilysiobhan on Friday 07 January 05 09:20 GMT (UK)
And I found this on the freeBMD site that might possibly be Jesse?

Births Jun 1848
Goodship    *se         Calne    8   305   

Obviously someone in that family didn't have very readable handwriting :)


And whilst trying to convince myself that it really could be Goodship (although the end does look more like stick on your image I found:
1891 census:
    Goodship, Jesse     41     location, Wiltshire     Head     location     London

But I don't have complete access to the census so maybe someone else can tell you the rest of the household. Couldn't find him in 1881 although there were quite a lot of other Goodships from Wiltshire.

Emily
Title: Re: 'TOODSTICH' Unique Name or incorrect spelling?
Post by: Dar_Reynolds on Friday 07 January 05 11:31 GMT (UK)
Thanks for all the help, it's falling into place now. I've got Ellen Brown, daughter of Eliza living with Mary & John Goodship in Theobalds Green, Calne and is down as Niece (1871 Census). So simple when it's been pointed out.
Thanks once again.

Darren