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Re: Somerset family names
« Reply #9 on: Thursday 20 May 21 08:11 BST (UK) »
My great-grandmother Ann Godfrey arrived in Australia with her husband William Walkley in the late 1850s.  She was born in Glastonbury in 1852, to parents William Godfrey 1818/1874 and Eliza Brooks 1821/1879.  William Godfrey's parents were George Godfrey 1791/1862 and Hannah Masters 1796/1861.   George's father is believed to have been a John Godfrey, born circa 1756 and trying to find his spouse, as many conflicting details on various genealogical sites !!

Any assistance much appreciated.

Thanks, Anne.

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« Reply #10 on: Thursday 20 May 21 09:38 BST (UK) »
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My great-grandmother Ann Godfrey arrived in Australia with her husband William Walkley in the late 1850s.  She was born in Glastonbury in 1852

Which of these dates is incorrect?   If she was born about 1852, I don't see how she could have gone to Australia with a husband later that decade.

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Are they the marriage in London August 1876?
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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« Reply #11 on: Friday 21 May 21 08:17 BST (UK) »
Whoops - typo - sorry.  Found my more detailed notes.

Ann Godfrey and William Walkley sailed from Plymouth on 26/4/1877 on "Corona".

They were married on 13/8/1876 at James Parish Church, Bermondsey, Surrey.   Often wonder why marriage wasn't in Somerset.  Did they elope or wasn't the marriage approved by her parents.  William was illegitimate, father unknown and probably never will be.  He was born in Gloucestershire.


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Re: Somerset family names
« Reply #12 on: Friday 21 May 21 08:28 BST (UK) »
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Did they elope or wasn't the marriage approved by her parents

Well, one of the witnesses is Edwin Brookes Godfrey, her brother?, so at least one member of family was present.

He and Eliza his mother,  and a brother Joseph are all in Rotherhithe  in 1881.  So I would think the whole family had moved to the London Area prior to the 1876 marriage.
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Somerset family names
« Reply #13 on: Friday 21 May 21 08:33 BST (UK) »
regarding your question about George's parents.

I see two/three possible baptisms

George, John & Ann all baptised  same day May 25th 1788, St Benedicts, Glastonbury  children of John & Mary.

George son of William and Anne baptised 8 February 1795, St John, Glastonbury

or this one not too far away. 27th Feb 1788. Bridgewater, St Mary, George son of George & Ann
Side tracked to a friendís very interesting Norfolk families. MORGAN, PRATT, HORNOR, SUCKLING, GLEANE etc. And in London DOWNES, du CROZ, MORGAN (same MORGANs as the Norwich lot)

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Re: Somerset family names
« Reply #14 on: Tuesday 25 May 21 06:44 BST (UK) »
Thanks for the suggestions on George Godfrey.