Thomas GODFREY Joan GODFREY Thomas GODFREY Elizabeth GODFREY Hannah GODFREY Amey GODFREY William GODFREY Jane GODFREY John GODFREY Eliza GODFREY Sarah GODFREY Alfred GODFREY Charles GODFREY Frances GODFREY Frederick GODFREY Frances (GODFREY) Amey BURGE Mini tree diagram
John Godfrey's grave in Thurloxton Churchyard

John Godfrey's grave in Thurloxton Churchyard


17891 - 18th Jan 1869


Life History


Born in West Monkton, Somerset.1

5th Nov 1789

Baptised in West Monkton, Somerset.1

Jun 1813

Property seven acres of meadow and pasture ground in Aller Moor, Somerset.2

approx. 1821

Birth of son John GODFREY in Somerset.3


Birth of daughter Eliza GODFREY in Creech St Michael, Somerset.1

approx. 1826

Birth of daughter Sarah GODFREY in Somerset.3


Birth of son Alfred GODFREY in Creech St Michael, Somerset.1


Birth of son Charles GODFREY in Creech St Michael, Somerset.1


Birth of daughter Frances GODFREY in Hatch Beachamp, Somerset.1


Birth of son Frederick GODFREY.1

6th Jun 1841

Occupation farmer in Creech St Michael, Somerset.3

6th Jun 1841

Recorded in census in Creech St Michael, Somerset (Creech St Michael, Somerset).3


Occupation farmer of 158 acres in Creech St Michael, Somerset.1


Recorded in census in Creech St Michael, Somerset.1

Also living with John in 1851 was George Rickards, a visitor, a 15 year old coachbuilder's apprentice and Elizabeth How , a 17 year old servant from Thurloxton

before 1861

Death of Frances (GODFREY)

7th Apr 1861

Occupation farmer of 76 acres employing 2 men and a boy in Creech St Michael, Somerset.4

7th Apr 1861

Recorded in census in Creech St Michael, Somerset (Adsborough, Creech St Michael, Somerset).4

18th Jan 1869

Died in Thurloxton

Jan 1869

Buried in Thurloxton

Gravestone in Thurloxton Churchyard

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Other facts


Married Frances (GODFREY)


  • Will of Thomas Godfrey Snr (1747-1813) - DD/ED 3/732l

    1 This is the last will and testament of me Thomas Godfrey
    2 of Adsborough in the Parish of Creech St Michael in the County
    3 of Somerset yeoman First I give and bequeath to my Daughter
    4 Joan Godfrey the sum of Two hundred pounds To my daughter
    5 Elizabeth Day the sum of One hundred and fifty pounds To my
    6 Daughter Amey Nash the sum of one hundred pounds To my
    7 Daughter Jane Smith the sum of two hundred pounds and
    8 to my Daughter Hannah Bobbett the sum of two hundred pounds
    9 which said legacies I will and direct shall be paid to the respective
    10 Legatees within six months next after my Decease by my Executors
    11 hereinafter named I give and devise to my son Thomas Godfrey
    12 all that my three Acres of Ground now planted to an Orchard
    13 called Haviland situate in Thurloxton in the said County with its
    14 Appurtenances To hold to him his heirs and assigns forever I give
    15 and devise unto my son William Godfrey All that my three acres
    16 of Ground called the Allotment in Northmoor in the Parish of
    17 North Petherton in the said County and also all that my Orchard
    18 and Ground at Oakwood within the Parish of Lyng in the said
    19 County with its Appurtenances To hold to him the said William
    20 Godfrey his heirs and assigns forever Also I give and bequeath unto
    21 my said son William Godfrey all that my three acres of Leasehold
    22 or Copyhold Ground situate in Stanmoor in the Parish of Stoke
    23 Saint Gregory in the said County and also all that my half acre of
    24 Leasehold or Copyhold Ground at North Curry in the said County
    25 with their respective appurtenances To hold to him his executors
    26 Administrators and assigns for and during all of my estate and
    27 Estates right To the interest therein I give and devise unto my
    28 Son John Godfrey all that my seven acres of meadow and pasture ground
    29 in Aller Moor within the Parish of Aller in the said County called [Anssimony]
    30 with its Appurtenances To hold to him the said John Godfrey
    31 his heirs and assigns forever I give and bequeath unto my wife
    32 Amey Godfrey One annuity or clear yearly sum of Thirty Pounds
    33 of lawful current money of Great Britain to be paid her by four
    34 quarterly payments in the year that is to say Midsummer Day
    35 Michaelmas Day Christmas Day and Lady Day for and during the
    36 Term of her natural life the first payment to begin and bemade
    37 on the first quarter Day happening next after my Decease and
    38 I do hereby subject and charge my said three Acres of Ground in
    39 Thurloxton aforesaid with the payment of the sum of Five Pounds
    40 a year in part thereof my seven acres in Aller Moor with the
    41 payment of the Sum of Five pounds a year in further part
    42 thereof and all my residuary Leasehold Estates with the payment
    43 of the further Twenty pounds a year the residue
    44 [                     ] full power and authority for the said Amey Godfrey
    45 or her assigns in case the said Annuity or yearly sum of Thirty
    46 pounds shall happen to be behind and unpaid on any or either
    47 of the said Quarter Day of payment or by the space of twenty
    48 Days next after lawful Demand being first thereof made and
    49 then not paid unto and upon the said respective premises according
    50 to the charges aforesaid to enter and distrain and the Distress and
    51 Distresses from time to time there had and taken to appraise sell
    52 and dispose of according to the Laws to distresses for  [back] rent
    53 rendering the [Oversplus] if any shall happen to be after the arrears
    54 of the said Annuity and Costs of distress are paid and satisfied All
    55 the rest and residue of my real and personal Estate whatsoever
    56 and wheresoever Subject to the payment of my Just Debts legacies
    57 funeral expenses and the said sum of twenty pounds in part of
    58 the said Annuity of Thirty pounds to my Wife for life I give devise and 59 bequeath the sane and every part thereof unto my said two Sons
    60 William Godfrey and John Godfrey their heirs executors administrators
    61 and assigns for ever as Tenants in common and not as Joint
    62 tenants and I hereby appoint these the said William Godfrey
    63 and John Godfrey Executors of this my Will [   ] Testimony
    64 whereof I have to this my will contained in this and two other
    65 Sheets of paper at the Foot or Bottom of the first two sheets
    66 set my hand and to this third and last sheet my hand and
    67 Seal this Seventeenth Day of June in the year of our Lord one
    68 thousand eight hundred and thirteen  Thos Godfrey
    69 Signed Sealed Published and Declared by the said Thomas Godfrey
    70 the Testator as and for his last Will and Testament in the
    71 presence of us who have set and subscribed our names as witnesses
    72 Wm Dyer Daniel Brosnan Jno Barley



  • 1. Parish Records - SRO
  • 2. Somerset Wills
    • DD/ED 3/732 will of Thomas Godfrey
  • 3. UK Census 1841
  • 4. UK Census 1861

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