The Goddard Family Line: This is an overview of some of the main family members.
The Goddard Family is connected via my Maternal Family line, the Baileys, and like the Bailey family, also originated in Hampshire.
The earliest family member found to date is John Goddard who was Baptised on 8th January 1699 in Bentley, Hampshire and was Buried there on 8th April 1744. He Married in Bentley ca. 1720 to Elizabeth but her surname is at present unknown. She was born ca. 1700 and was Buried in Bentley on 16th November 1773. John and Elizabeth had 7 Children, John (1722-1787), William (1725-?), Henry (1727-?), Thomas 1730-?), Richard (1732-?), James (1738-?) and Daniel (1742-1820).
Daniel Goddard was Baptised in Colemore, Hampshire on 14th November 1742. He married Olive Norgate in Colemore on 23rd October 1755 who was also born in Colemore in 1754. They had 4 children, Elizabeth in 1776, James in 1777, Daniel in 1779 and William in 1784, all of which were born in Colemore. Daniel died in May 1820 and Olive in June 1815, both in Colemore.
Daniel Goddard was born in Colemore on 2nd June 1779 and married Sarah Burnett in Froxfield, Hampshire on 17th April 1800. Sarah had been born in Wamford, Hampshire circa 1781. They had 8 children, Mary Ann in 1800, Daniel in 1802, Elizabeth in 1804 (my 2 x Great Grand Mother), William in 1806, James in 1809, Henry in 1812, Harriett in 1814 and Anne in 1816. All of the children were born in Froxfield with the exception of Mary Ann who was born in Colemore. Daniel only appears on the 1841 Census, aged 60 and is recorded not surprisingly, as an Agricultural Labourer. Daniel 2nd and Sarah both died in Froxfield in 1845 and 1858 respectively.
My 2 x Great Grand Mother, Elizabeth was born on 29th July 1804 in Froxfield and it was there that she married my 2 x Great Grand Father, Philip Bailey on 31st May 1823. See the Bailey Family for further information on this marriage.