Christmas in England 2006

DAY 10: Sunday 31 Dec

Michael Thomas and Nottingham General Cemetery

Sunday and a chance to meet up with Michael Thomas and his father-in-law John Goodliffe. John, like me, is the great-great-grandson of Arnold. John descends through Arnold's youngest son Edwin Daniel.

We visited Nottingham General Cemetery where many of the early family are buried. Michael had searched the cemetery records and had found all of the Goodliffe graves.

Paul and John at the grave of Arnold Goodliffe, their mutual great-great-grandfather
John and Paul
John, Michael and Paul

Arnold's Grave

Three generations of Goodliffe graves in Nottingham General Cemetery. In the centre is Arnold and his wife Ann (and daughter Elizabeth). On the right is Thomas, oldest son of Arnold and on the left is William Stafford Goodliffe, son of Thomas, and his first wife Adelina.
Arnold, his wife Ann and their daughter Elizabeth Helen
Thomas Goodliffe, his wife Ann, their daughter Mary Ellen and her husband Edward Hickling
Addie (Adelina), wife of William Stafford Goodliffe
William Goodliffe, his wife Johanna (Hassan) and Rev Edward Hassan
William E. wife Florence, their daughter Constance Edith, and infant daughter Dorothy Sybil


After lunch, we drove west to Sandiacre, to check on the Froggatt graves on the churchyard of St Giles. Just as well, as the local council recently inspected all of the headstones and deemed many of them "unsafe". Much to my surprise, the Froggatt headstones do not require any maintenance.

The church of St Giles, Sandiacre
William Froggatt's headstone.
William's stone on the left, with an "unsafe" stone on the right.
The instructions to the owners of headstones

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