Henry Frederick Springhall Godsell Details Notes
Birth 11th Nov 1878 in Twickenham, Middx Third son of Henry William Godsell born 1843. First son by second marriage to Martha Harmour, after death of first wife: Mary Jane Malam
Christened 18th May 1879 in Holy Trinity Church, Twickenham, Middx
Death 25th June 1932 in Kingston Hospital. Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey aged 54 Buried 30th Jun 1932 in Teddington Cemetery, Middx
Marriage Mary Ada Prince in 1912 in Teddington, Middx Henry Frederick Springhall Godsell of 97 Sycamore Building, Edgware Road married Mary Ada Prince of 113 Munster Road, Teddington on 24 August 1912 in St Mary's Parish Church Teddington, Middx. Marriage witnessed by Thomas Henry Prince and Kathleen Mary Prince. Father's names given as Henry William Godsell (a Coach-smith) and Thomas Henry Prince (a Decorator). Henry gave his profession as Waiter.
Mary Ada Godsell, born 20 Jan 1887, died on 1 May 1973 in Kingston Hospital, Kingston, Surrey, at age 86, and was buried in Teddington Cemetery, Middx.
Children from this marriage Edward Henry Godsell was born on 7th May 1913 in London Died on 15 Apr 1943, at age 29, and was buried in Hampton, Middx.
Francis Douglas Godsell was born on 26th May 1917 in Teddington, Middx (Frank also known as Doug) Francis Douglas Godsell married (Judy) Gladys Dorothy Planner on 11th May 1941 in Teddington, Middx. They had Carol Frances born 13th Dec 1944 and Nigel Richard David born 10th August 1946.
Francis Douglas Godsell d
ied on 1st Apr 2002 in Goring on Thames, Oxon, at age 84, and was cremated with his ashes interred on 19th Apr 2002 in Whitehills Cemetery, Goring on Thames, Oxon following a service at Goring Parish Church.


Godsell Family circa Sept 1917: Henry, Edward, Francis and Mary Ada

  Dennis George Godsell was born on 10 Nov 1919 in Teddington, Middx Died in 1920 in Teddington, Middx, at age 1
Margaret Doreen Godsell on 1st July 1922 in Teddington, Middx (Peggy) Margaret Doreen Godsell married Anthony Herbert Kalepp on 19th June 1943 in Teddington, Middx. They had Christine Margaret born 24th May 1948 and Kay Jaqueline born 24th Aug 1950.
Margaret Doreen Godsell
died on 11th Jun 2004 in Eastleigh, Hants, at age 81, and was cremated on 25th Jun 2004 at the Southampton Crematorium.

Additional Notes

Henry's third forename of Springhall is his grandmother's maiden name; the parents of his mother (Martha Harmour) being Richard Harmour (or Harman) and Martha Springhall.

He was educated at Archdeacon Cambridge School and attended Holy Trinity Sunday School, Twickenham both on the opposite side of the Green to his home in Second (to be renamed First) Cross Road.  During his working life he served on various hotels staff in Liverpool, and Browns and Berners Hotels in London.

After the marriage, Henry and Ada [as she was known] lived for a short time in London where their eldest son Edward Henry was born on 5 July 1913.  They moved to 270 Kingston Road, Teddington where Francis Douglas Godsell was born on 26 May 1917 followed by Dennis George born November 1919 [he died in infancy] and Margaret Doreen [Peggy] was born 1 July 1922.

Henry fell ill in 1931 and died in Kingston Hospital on 25 June 1932 at the age of 54 years.  He was buried in Teddington Cemetery on 30 June 1932 [grave 1268, Section C3].

Mary also known as Ada was one of 12 children and was born in Railway Road, Teddington on 20 January 1887.  She was educated at the Convent of the Sacred Heart on the corner of Kingston and Fairfax Roads, Teddington.  After Henry’s death she lived in Teddington in Kingston Road and Blackmore’s Grove until 1939-45 war during which she moved to Norbiton/Kingston.  Subsequently she lived with her daughter and family in Tolworth, Horsham, Ongar, New Malden and Surbiton, at various addresses.  She died in Kingston Hospital on 1 May 1973 and her ashes were interred in the same grave as her husband Henry, in Teddington Cemetery.

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