Henry
Godsell
Details Notes
Birth 1818 Eldest son of William born 1794 and Hannah nee Gibbins
Christened 30 Sep 1818 in Gloucester Baptised in the Church of St Mary de Lode. Family were living in the small hamlet of Wotton, at the time. Wotton being on the western outskirts of Gloucester and not to be confused with Wotton-under-Edge, further south.
Death 1890 Buried 1890 in Twickenham, Middx aged 72
Marriage Edith aka Charlotte Henry married Edith (born 1823 in Cheltenham, Glos) in Glos in 1838 although no record has been found. Edith died in 1899 in Twickenham, Middx and was buried in 1900 in Twickenham, Middx
Children from this marriage Ellen born in 1839 in Twickenham, Middx Ellen married William Napier (born in Twickenham, died 1888) in 1856 in Twickenham.
Henry William born in 1843 in Twickenham, Middx Henry William married Mary Jane Malam in 1868. Following her death, he married Martha Harmour in 1877 and they had Henry Frederick Springhall Godsell.  
  Frederick Walter born 1846 in Twickenham, Middx Frederick married a Susannah born in Boxted, Essex and they had a daughter Ethel born 1876 in Boxted.

Additional Notes

It was Henry that relocated from Gloucester to Twickenham. The move was probably work related, he being a smith / coach-builder.

It was thought that he married Edith [surname not known] of Cheltenham in about 1838.  But subsequent research has shown that in 1841, Henry was living in Bell Lane, Twickenham with a woman called Charlotte born ~1816 and their daughter, Ellen who was born in Twickenham in 1839.  It is assumed that Charlotte is either a mistake in the census record entry, or that Charlotte was the first given name, because in the next census, 1851, Henry is living with Edith (from Gloucestershire). Further, and most importantly, Ellen's baptism record cites Edith as her mother.

The second child of the union of Henry and Edith, no trace can be found of a marriage, Henry William was born in 1842 in Twickenham.  Their address was 5 Coles Building, London Road, Twickenham.  Their second son Frederick Walter was born 1846. By 1861 the family had moved to Back Common Road, later renamed Colne Road, which is close to Twickenham Green.  By 1894 they had moved to 18 Second Cross Road.  The road was later renamed First Cross Road and it faces the Green.

Henry died in the 1890s.  Edith survived him and is shown as living with the family in 1899 when she apparently died in December 1899 and in January 1900 is buried in Twickenham Cemetery.

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