Local Goodsons

Are present local goodsons related??

By Alfred Goodson

Local Goodsons

Hi This looks an excellent site.

Many will be familiar with the surname Goodson in the locality, despite the fact that there are only about 300 families with this name world wide there are to my knowledge at least two families locally with this name. The head stones shown are my 3xGt grandparents and are in your churchyard. Robert farmed in Bottesford and the Hall Harby and Isabella farmed as tenant at Muston Gorse.

I have researched the local Goodsons, but have been unable to establish if they are related to me.

I have traced the Goodsons back to John b 1670 from Harby. Most are from Harby, although some are from surrounding vllages and as far as Long Eaton and Isabella on the Headstone was Isabella Thorpe from Barton in Fabis. I’ve als been unable to turn up any present day Thorpes.

Anyone able to help?

Thanks Alfred

This page was added on 16/06/2011.

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  • My great uncle William Coy worked for George Goodson on his farm at Bottesford as a ‘cowman’ before enlisting in the army in July 1915 at the age of 21. He is listed on the 1911 Census along with George and Martha Goodson and two other workers; Thomas Jackson and Arthur Hand.

    By Iain Coy (05/09/2013)

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