William Goodfellow

Male 1802 - 1890  (88 years)


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  • Name William Goodfellow 
    Born 1802  Chilmark, , Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Baptism 1802, 26 December
      Goodfellow, William
      Father John
      Mother Ann
      (Chilmark-Baptisms 1800-1837)

      Chilmark is a Wiltshire village and civil parish of some 150 houses straddling the B3089 road 12 miles (19 km) west of Salisbury


      This birth would not be the correct one
      Name: William Goodfellow
      Gender: Male
      Christening Date: 25 Oct 1801
      Christening Place: Fovant, Wiltshire, England
      Father's name: John Goodfellow
      Mother's name: Joan
      (England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906)

      This marriage would not be the correct one
      John Goodfellow of Fovent & Jane Everret 27 Nov. 1777.
      (Full text of "Registers of Broad Chalke, Co. Wilts, from 1538 to 1780" )

      This marriage would be correct
      Name John Goodfellow
      Spouse's Name Ann Chant
      Event Date 28 Jan 1799
      Event Place Broad Chalk,Wiltshire,England
      "England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch

      Name: John Goodfellow
      Marriage Date: 28 Jan 1799
      Parish: Broad Chalke
      Residence: Broad Chalke
      Spouse: Ann Chant
      Spouse Residence: of This Parish
      (Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837)


      Emigration
      Name: William Goodfellow
      Birth Year: abt 1803
      Age: 35
      Gender: Male
      Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1838
      Vessel Name: Woodbridge
      Origin Location: Chilmark, Wilts
      (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)

      The Ship Woodbridge left on 25 Apr 1838. Weather not favourable. Sailed in the evening on 26 Apr 1838 and arrived at Sydney Cove on 15 Sep 1838. The passengers disembarked on 18 Sep 1838.
      (From the Log of the Ship Woodbridge)

      William Goodfellow, married male emigrant, ship Woodbridge, a native of Chilmark, Wiltshire, son of John Goodfellow of the same place, Labourer. William Goodfellow was a Farm Labourer, aged 35 in Dec 1837.
      (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)
      Louisa Goodfellow, married female emigrant, brought out by the government, a native of Broad Chalk in Wiltshire, daughter of Joel Coombs of the same place, Labourer. Louisa's age at embarkation, was 23,11 Aug 1838. Louisa was in Delicate Health, religion, Church of England


      Farm Labourer, son of John Goodfellow

      Name: Louisa Goodfellow
      Birth Year: abt 1815
      Age: 23
      Gender: Female
      Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1838
      Vessel Name: Woodbridge
      Origin Location: Beoadchalk, Wilts
      (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)

      Louisa Goodfellow, farm servant Daughter of Joel Coombes
    Christened 26 Bec 1802  Chilmark, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 1838  From Wiltshire, England to New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration
    Emigration
    Name: William Goodfellow
    Birth Year: abt 1803
    Age: 35
    Gender: Male
    Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1838
    Vessel Name: Woodbridge
    Origin Location: Chilmark, Wilts
    (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)

    Name: Louisa Goodfellow
    Birth Year: abt 1815
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1838
    Vessel Name: Woodbridge
    Origin Location: Beoadchalk, Wilts
    (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)

    The Ship Woodbridge left on 25 Apr 1838. Weather not favourable. Sailed in the evening on 26 Apr 1838 and arrived at Sydney Cove on 15 Sep 1838. The passengers disembarked on 18 Sep 1838.
    (From the Log of the Ship Woodbridge)

    William Goodfellow, married male emigrant, ship Woodbridge, a native of Chilmark, Wiltshire, son of John Goodfellow of the same place, Labourer. William Goodfellow was a Farm Labourer, aged 35 in Dec 1837.
    (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)
    Louisa Goodfellow, married female emigrant, brought out by the government, a native of Broad Chalk in Wiltshire, daughter of Joel Coombs of the same place, Labourer. Louisa's age at embarkation, was 23,11 Aug 1838. Louisa was in Delicate Health, religion, Church of England
    (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)



    Name: Louisa Goodfellow
    Birth Year: abt 1815
    Age: 23
    Gender: Female
    Arrival Date: 15 Sep 1838
    Vessel Name: Woodbridge
    Origin Location: Beoadchalk, Wilts
    (New South Wales, Australia, Assisted Immigrant Passenger Lists, 1828-1896)

     
    Died 31 Jul 1890  Eastgrove, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • DIED, AT his son-in-law's residence, Eastgrove, on 31st July, WILLIAM GOODFELLOW, aged 94.
      Goulburn Evening Penny Post, NSW, Thursday 31 July 1890

      Name: William Goodfellow
      Death Date: 1890
      Death Place: New South Wales
      Father's name: John
      Mother's name: Ann
      Registration Year: 1890
      Registration Place: Goulburn, New South Wales
      Registration Number: 5585
      (New South Wales Death Index 1788-1980)
    Buried Moss Vale, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Log of the ship "Woodbridge"
      thankyou to Peter Charles Andrews
      The report by Alexander Stewart ,MD. R.N. the Surgeon Superintendent of the ship WOODBRIDGE provides information about the voyage to Sydney from England of passengers and their children,who were mainly farm workers from the counties of Kent,Sussex and Wiltshire. It tells the story of the voyage of Abraham Andrews,30 years and his wife Sarah (nee Gibbs) 26 years and their 3 children,Jane,7 years and 5 months,Eliza,3 years and 6 months and George 7 weeks and 4 days from Cowes, Isle of Wight to Sydney Cove. Abraham commenced the voyage on Wednesday the 2nd May 1838 and arrived at Sydney Cove on Saturday the 15th September 1838 and disembarked from the ship on Tuesday the 18th September 1838,the voyage taking a total of 4 months and 16 days.

      Log Commences
      APRIL 1838
      On the 22nd April 1838, I was appointed by Lord Glenelg (Secretary of State for the Colonies),as Surgeon Superintendent of the Emigrant ship "Woodbridge" bound for Sydney. Being completed with water and provisions the ship was dropped down from Deptford to Gravesend the 22nd of same (April),then the following day,76 persons were embarked and 61 more on the 24th completing the number to be taken on board in the river (Thames). They were chiefly farm labourers from the counties of Sussex and Kent and generally healthy,but a few of the children had a pustular eruption on the face,said by the parents to have taken place after vaccination. In the afternoon of the 25th we got under weigh and again anchored in the sea reach,the winds becoming unfavourable and blowing strong. 26th 4.00pm got up anchor and made sail in the evening,the wind and the tide being against us,the ship was brought up at Mole. At noon on the 27th again weighed anchor,made all sails and having a fair breeze the ship came to anchor off Cowes,Isle of Wight at 11am on the 28th April. On the 2nd May embarked 130 emigrants from Wiltshire,the greater number of these were also farm servants and married with families.The day after the last came aboard I found out that some of the children were suffering from whooping cough,but with one exception, of a mild character. No means could be adopted for the separation from the healthy and I am happy to say no serious consequences followed. Only a few cases subsequently occurred and these were very mild requiring some medical treatment. On the 7th May at 7.00am weighed and made all sail running through The Needles with a modest breeze and fine weather.

      MAY 1838
      During the month of May the weather was fine with moderate breezes. The thermometer averaged at noon,63 degrees,maximum 83 degrees,in latitude 7 degrees north,minimum 50 degrees off Cowes,nine days of which rain fell,chiefly near the equator and in heavy showers of short duration. Winds were 7 days NE,1 day NEbE,1 day NNE,I day NW,I day NNW,3 days SW,1 day SSE,1 day SEbE,3 days E,1 day EbS,7 days ENE,I day EbN,3 days variable with calms. 48 cases were put on the sick list principally obstipatic and dysenteric. Many of the females suffered much from sea sickness,of whom 30 were cured and two children died,one of inanition and the other from dysentery.

      JUNE 1838
      June for the most part ,fine with moderate and variable winds.Thermometer averaged 77 degrees,maximum 85 degrees in a latitude 4 north,minimum 66 degrees in latitude 28 degrees south. 17 days of which rain fell in heavy transient showers with occasional thunder and lightning. Winds 1 day NE,9 days SE,3 days SSE,1 day SEbE and 13 days variable with calms. Added to the sick list 55,cured 54,two children died of dysentery,the same diseases prevailed as the last month.

      JULY 1838 July,on the 21st of this month,finding the bowel affections continuing on unabated and also with symptoms of scurvy making their appearance,I judged it necessary for the benefit of the health of the emigrants to put into some port to enable me to procure fresh provisions. Accordingly I wrote to the Master of the ship requesting him to take her to the nearest convenient harbour for that purpose. On the same day we arrived at Simmons Bay,Cape of Good Hope,where I purchased 2501 pounds of beef and mutton and half that quantity of mixed vegetables,having also taken on board 8 tons of water. No fruit was available. We proceeded on our passage on the 26th. The weather this month was more unsettled,the winds being stronger and a good deal of thick foggy atmosphere. The29th and the 30th days were particularly thick and muggy with torrents of rain and much thunder and lightning, which so injured our remaining fresh beef that a survey was held upon it and 887 pounds were thrown overboard,being unfit for use. The thermometer averaged 60 2/3 degrees,maximum 66 degrees at 29 degrees south latitude,minimum 56 degrees in the latitude 34 degrees south. Nine days of rain fell with the exception of the two days stated above in moderate passing showers. 34 were added to the sick list,32 cured and 4 died,3 children of dysentery and 1 of aptha of the mouth and fauces.

      AUGUST 1838
      August,the weather was very unsettled and the decks were wet ,but no injurious effects to the health of the people. The sick list,remarkably diminished since the issue of fresh provisions. Thermometer averaged 53 degrees,maximum 64 degrees in latitude 39 south ,minumum 49 degrees in latitude 38 south. 19 days of rain fell in transient but heavy showers with occasional hail. The winds chiefly westerly,suddenly shifting around to the north and south,blowing strong with occasional gales and thick weather. The winds were 2 days N,2 days NNE,1 day NE,4 days NW,2 days NNW,2 days NWbW,8 days WNW,2 days WSW,3 days WbS,2 days SSW,1 day SW and 1 day variable and calm. 16 were added to the sick list,19 cured and a married female died from the debilitating effects of sea sickness.

      SEPTEMBER 1838
      September,on the 15th,the Woodbridge anchored in Sydney Cove and the morning of the 18th,the emigrants were disembarked. With the exception of one child,all were healthy. The weather this month was generally fine,with light and moderate breezes,no rain. The Thermometer averages 50 1/2 degrees,maximum 67 degrees in Sydney Cove,minimum 48 degrees in latitude 40 south. 2 added to sick list,29 discharged,one of whom was a married woman died of dysentery.
      The Sydney Gazette dated Tuesday 18 September 1838 in the Ships News Column stated:"The emigrant ship Woodbridge is a vessel well adapted for the conveyance of settlers to our shores,her between decks,being more than seven feet in height,and very spacious. The emigrants on board appear to be in a mostly healthy state,and their berths and other accommodation do great credit to the commanding officers on board,and also the Surgeon Superintendent,Alexander Stewart,Esq.,R.N. The only deaths on board this vessel during her passage were eight young children.(In actual fact the deaths were 8 children and 2 married women). Messrs R.Campbell & Co.are her Agents.The emigrants will be landed this day,and as they are principally agricultural labourers,there will be a good opportunity for the settlers to provide themselves with such as they may require." The article went on to say the Woodbridge was due to leave Sydney Cove in about a fortnight.

      Persons who died on the voyage

      1 May 1838 William LAWRENCE 7 months Inanition
      26 May 1838 George HOLLEY 4 years Remittent Fever
      1 June 1838 Henry BARTHOLEMEW 2 1/2 years Dysentery
      4 June 1838 Jane HEWITT 18 months Dysentery
      9 July 1838 Diana BIFFIN 13 months Dysentery
      15 July 1838 Mrs MORRIS 41 years Inanition Sea Sickness
      16 July 1838 William HARWOOD 7 months Dysentery
      28 July 1838 George WEBB 11 months Croup
      20 August 1838 baby MORRIS 12 months Dysentery
      4 September 1838 Mrs BARTHOLEMEW 29 years Dysentery

      6 People died of dysentery (an infectious disease marked by the inflammation and ulceration of the lower part of the bowels),1 of remittent fever,2 of Inanition (exhaustion from the lack of nourishment-starvation caused by sea sickness), 1 of croup (inflamation of the larynx especially in children)
      The sick list kept by Alexander Stewart shows that Abraham Andrews was treated on the 28th May for dysentery and cured on the 30th May. Sarah Andrews was treated on the 31st May for constipation and cured on the1st June. Jane Andrews was treated on two occasions,once on the 7th May and cured on the 20th May and again on the 29th July for a scalded shoulder and cured on the 4th August. George Andrews was treated on the 3rd May and cured on the 8th. Eliza was not treated for any sickness during the voyage. It is interesting to note that Abraham died at the age of 73 years,Sarah at 77 years,Jane at 80 years,Eliza at 38 years and George at 64 years. Thomas Biffin, who came from Wiltshire with his family on the Woodbridge, is the maternal great great great grandfather of the author Peter Andrews.

      Persons born on the voyage

      2nd July 1838 James LANHAM
      17th August 1838 Sarah Ann STACE
      28th August 1838 Sarah Jane BIFFIN

      On Monday the 17th September 1838 the following two articles appeared in the Sydney Morning Herald:

      1. Shipping Intelligence : From Portsmouth,same day,having sailed the 7th May,the Ship "Woodbridge",Captain Dobson with 260 government emigrants,under the superintendence of Dr. Stewart.
      2. The undermentioned immigrants,with their families,who arrived on the ship "Woodbridge",on the 15 September,under the superintendence of Alexander Stewart,Esq.,R.N.,will be landed on the 19th instant,at the Immigrant Buildings,Bent Street; and persons desirous of engaging their services are requested to apply to the Superintendent,at the Buildings,the following day.

      Agricultural Labourers 45
      Blacksmith 1
      Bricklayer 1
      Butchers 2
      Gardeners 4
      Shoemakers 3
      Shepherd 8

      Single women Dairywomen 2
      General Servants 3
      TOTAL 69

      J.DENHAM PINNOCK

      Immigration Office, September 16,1838
    Person ID I14826  Hickey, List, Bundesen, Thomsen, Jensen, Jessen
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 

    Father John Goodfellow,   b. Abt 1777, Marton, Poterne or Chilmark, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1863, Tisbury, Chilmark Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Ann Chant,   b. Abt 1777, Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 28 Jan 1799  Broad Chalke, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name John Goodfellow
      Spouse's Name Ann Chant
      Event Date 28 Jan 1799
      Event Place Broad Chalk,Wiltshire,England
      (England Marriages, 1538-1973 ," database, FamilySearch)

      Name: John Goodfellow
      Marriage Date: 28 Jan 1799
      Parish: Broad Chalke
      Residence: Broad Chalke
      Spouse: Ann Chant
      Spouse Residence: of This Parish
      (Wiltshire, England, Marriages, 1538-1837)
    Family ID F5180  Group Sheet

    Family Louisa Coombes,   b. Abt 1817, Broad Chalk, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1881, Willow Vale, Berrima, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1838  Broad Chalk, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name William Goodfellow
      Birth Date 1801
      Age 37
      Spouse's Name Louisa Coombes
      Spouse's Birth Date 1815
      Spouse's Age 23
      Event Date 07 Apr 1838
      Event Place Broad Chalk,Wiltshire,England
      Father's Name John Goodfellow
      Spouse's Father's Name Joel Coombes
      "England Marriages, 1538?1973 ," database, FamilySearch
    Children 
    +1. George Goodfellow,   b. 1838, Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910, Bowral District Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    +2. James Thomas/Theo Goodfellow,   b. 1840, Bong Bong,, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1912, Berrima District Hospital, Bowral, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Jane Goodfellow,   b. 1843, Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1847, Berrima, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
    +4. Esther Goodfellow,   b. 1844, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 May 1924, Fourth-street, Pelaw-Main, near Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Goodfellow,   b. 1847, Sutton Forest, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884, Berrima, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +6. Anne Joan Goodfellow,   b. 27 Aug 1849, Colyersleigh, Moss Vale, New South wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jun 1924, Casino, New South wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     7. John Goodfellow,   b. 1851, Sutton Forest, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Oct 1907, Cowra Hospital, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2015 
    Family ID F5178  Group Sheet

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    Church of St. George, Fovant
    Church of St. George, Fovant
    The earliest record of the existence of a church in Fovant is a grant of land that was made to a local priest in 901 A.D. It is likely that a Saxon wooden church existed on or near the site of the present church, but no evidence remains. By the time of Domesday, Fovant was owned by the Convent at Wilton. The church at this time was a Norman building; the only remaining part of this is the framework of the priest’s door in the exterior of the south wall.

    By the 15th century the church was in need of rebuilding. It was built in the Perpendicular style, and it was at this time that the tower and south aisle were built. On the north wall of the chancel is a small monumental brass which records that George Rede, Rector of Fovant, was responsible for the building of the tower in 1492. The decorative open work frieze at the top of the tower is a fine example of late Perpendicular stonework and has retained its original design despite repairs.

    When Henry VIII began to close the monasteries in 1539, the last Abbess at Wilton, Cicely Bodenham, was allowed to live in the manor house next to the church, along with 31 of her nuns. Most of the convent’s estates, including those at Fovant, passed into the ownership of the Earls of Pembroke, who built Wilton House on the site of the convent. The south aisle in the church was rebuilt in the 16th century by the Abbess.

    When Sir Richard Colt Hoare visited the church in the 1820s he described it as having a nave with two side aisles, a chancel, chantry chapel, porch and tower. The church also housed the village school room in the chapel. The church was (and still is) 71’ 6” long and the nave is 27’ 9” wide. At this time it was big enough to seat 210 people.

    By 1863 the church was in a general state of decay and in need of rebuilding. T.H. Wyatt, the consultant architect for churches in the Salisbury diocese, was given the task of carrying out the alterations, which were mainly in the interior. One of the problems with the old church was that it was too small. The 1861 census figure for Fovant was 600; by rearranging the interior layout, Wyatt increased the seating in the church from 210 to 348 people.

    The chancel was completely rebuilt by Wyatt. He replaced the chancel arch and pulled down the musicians’ gallery; the gallery doorway opening on the south side of the arch can still be seen. The wall separating the chapel from the south aisle was removed and this part of the east end became the vestry. The roofs of the nave and chancel are wagon-headed and were originally painted blue. The north aisle is separated from the nave by an arcade of four pointed arches resting on Norman piers remaining from the earlier church fabric.

    The tracery of the west window in the tower, which depicts the four Evangelists, is typical of late Perpendicular style. The stonework of the other windows has mostly been renewed, but the two in the south aisle, with their flat tops, may be early 16th century. The wooden screen between the nave and the tower is a good example of Early English work.

    Although there are now six bells in the tower, there were only three in 1553, of which one remains. Two bells were added in 1674. The fifth, originally cast in 1627, was recast in 1863. Bells one to three were recast in 1874. The sixth was a gift given in 1980 by Miss Hanham, a former headmistress of the school. All the bells were retuned and rehung at the same time. The one remaining original bell is the fourth which was cast at a foundry in Salisbury in 1400.

    Outside in the churchyard are a number of war graves. Many date from the First World War when there was a large training camp and military hospital at Fovant. These soldiers either died from their wounds or were victims of the post-war flu epidemic. Some of them came from Australia. The eagle lectern and litany desk in the church were placed there in 1923 in memory of the 63 British and Australian soldiers who died in the Fovant camp hospital and were buried in the churchyard.

    Today Fovant parish is part of the Nadder Valley Team Ministry. The Rector at Fovant also looks after the churches in Sutton Mandeville, Teffont Evias, Teffont Magna and Compton Chamberlayne. The parish registers for Fovant dating from 1541 (apart from those currently in use) can be viewed at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre.
    (Wiltshire Community History)
    William Goodfellow, High Range Cemetery, High Range, New South Wales
    William Goodfellow, High Range Cemetery, High Range, New South Wales
    In Loving Memory of MY BELOVED HUSBAND WILLIAM GOODFELLOW
    DIED 28TH NOVEMBER 1911
    AGED 43 YEARS
    DEAREST LOVED ONE WE HAVE LAID THEE
    IN THE PEACEFUL GRAVES EMBRACE
    BUT THY MEMORY WILL BE CHERISHED
    TILL WE SEE THY HEAVENLY FACE
    Peace Perfect Peace

    OUR DEAR MOTHER ANNIE GOODFELLOW
    DIED 9TH FEB. 1964
    AGED 84 YEARS
    (Stonemason - F.ARNOLD, SYDNEY)

    Cemetery: High Range Cemetery, High Range
    Location: row 7 plot 1
    Hawkesbury On The Net, Cemetery Register, Southern Highlands


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