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 worldwide, there are to my knowledge at least two families locally with this name. The head stones shown are my three-times Great-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, born 1670, from Harby. Most are from Harby, although some are from surrounding vllages and as far afield as Long Eaton. Isabella on the Headstone was Isabella Thorpe from Barton in Fabis. I’ve also been unable to turn up any present day Thorpes.

Anyone able to help?

Thanks, Alfred


Footnote: The wedding photograph referred to by Jon Hudson in his comment is located on the Herbert Hudson page in our WW1 archive.

This page was added on 16/06/2011.

Comments about this page

  • 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)
  • I am trying to identify the guests in the wedding photo of Herbert Hudson from April 1912, see picture on the article on Herbert Hudson. I believe that William Henry Goodson born 1880 may be standing behind the seated bridal party and his wife Beatrice (nee Hudson, Herbert’s sister) may be seated next to the groom or standing adjacent to the left of William. Their children George Herbert Goodson, aged 9 and Beatrice 5, may be seated on the ground. Do any of the Goodson descendants from Devonshire farm have any photos of their relatives dating back to 1912 or earlier that could corroborate this?

    By Jon Hudson (03/06/2021)

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