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Godfordson(Godferson) Completed
« on: Wednesday 26 November 08 12:46 GMT (UK) »
My gt.gt.gt Grandfather was Thomas Godfordson who married Sarah in 1808 in Sunderland.I am unable to find any reference to him other than his children.
I believe that he may have been a PRIVATEER and therefore I suppose that anything could have happened.
I have come across a marriage between Laurence Godferson and Elizabeth Wilson 0n 31 -03-1799 at St. Hilda's South Shields.
I think that Thomas and Laurence may have been siblings as it is such an uncommon name ;has anyone any ideas as to how I might prove/disprove this.
Many thanks in advance
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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 16:13 GMT (UK) »
Hi Davejack

You don't say where you came across the marriage, so have you tried the free IGI site for Durham Bishops' Transcripts  http://www.rootschat.com/links/04c3/ 

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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 16:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi Barbara
I got the information from Family Search;I've just tried the link you provided but it didn't come up with anything.
Thanks for the link
Dave
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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 16:40 GMT (UK) »
You were quick, it takes me ages to search those transcripts!!
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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 16:47 GMT (UK) »
You were quick, it takes me ages to search those transcripts!!

I was just posting to say exactly the same thing!

There is a vast amount of material to be trawled through in the Bishop's Transcripts.

Did you, for example, look for the marriage of Thomas and that of Laurence to see if there was anything in common? Both these marriages seem to have taken place during the era of Bishop of Durham Shute Barrington who required register entries to be made in some detail (father's name and native parish, for example). If you could find the two entries they might yield most useful information.

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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 17:07 GMT (UK) »
What the site fails to mention until you go into the transcripts is that it is not searchable by name, just by trawling page by page.

It's new search box front page gives the impression that if you put your names in, up they'll come  ::)

Dave you need to either click on the uk map or go to 'search entire collection' and click on Durham Trancriptions - Durham- etc
GREENWELL - Middlesbrough
TURNBULL - Houghton le Spring, Coxhoe, Spennymoor
DEVEY - Pentonville, Stockton, M'bro
MOHAN/HUN - Stockton on Tees
SCRAFTON - Darlington
BROADBENT - Saddleworth, Ashton Under Lyne
HEMSWELL - Grantham, M'bro
SIMPKINS - M'bro
SIMPKIN - Little Wratting, Suffolk
MALLALIEU - Saddleworth, Ashton U L
GOODWIN - Macclesfield Forest
SUTCLIFFE - Heptonstall, Ashton U L
PLIMMER - Pontesbury, Ashton U L
CAMBRIDGE - Goulborne, Ashton U L
SIDDALL - Ashton U L

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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 17:48 GMT (UK) »
Marriages during the Barrington period did not have father's name or place of birth.  Baptisms and burials had more information but the marriages pretty stayed the same until 1837.  What you need is a child born between 1798 and 1812.

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Co. Durham:  Hall, Snowdon, Makepeace, Barnfather, Barrass, Gray/Grey, Wilson, Carr, Cole, Richardson, Greener, Lamb
Northumberland:  Grey/Gray, Richardson, Barnfather, Heron, Redpath
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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 18:39 GMT (UK) »
Hi on this could be there children sunderland
Isabella godfordson 21st june 1809 father thomas godfordson mam sarah atkinson
sunderland
catherine 28th nov 1810 father thomas mam sarah atkinson
sunderland
thomas   3rd june 1813 father thomas mam sarah atkinson
there was a marriage for thomas godfordson 12th 7 1808 monkswearmouth st peters but it was to a sarah watson
also there is a marriage for a sarah godfordson sunderland holy trinity 6/9/1817 to a john duncan did thomas die between this time and sarah remarried
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Re: Godfordson(Godferson)
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 26 November 08 19:31 GMT (UK) »
Hi everyone
Thanks for your help explaining the Bishop's Transcripts-it will certainly keep me busy searching through them and hopefully it will  be worthwhile.
Further to lynne j's point the confusion with his wife Sarah's maiden name seems to be a matter of how the hand writing has been interpreted-their children show Atkinson and their marriage shows Watson.
Once again thanks to all of you.
Dave
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Evison,Patchett & Holmes in Lincolnshire
Currie in Dumfrieshire
Clare and Inwood in Bucks