THE GOODLIFFE FAMILY OF BATTERSEA

James Joseph GOODLIFFE (1850-1877)

James Joseph GOODLIFFE was the youngest child of Joseph and Emma and was born in Sevenoaks, Kent.

       1724                         c.1815
       Emma                         Joseph
       KITCHINGMAN========v=========GOODLIFFE
                         1844
                          |
              |-----------|--------------|-------------------|
            1845        1846            1849             1850-1877
            Maria       Emily           Louisa           James Joseph
              |           |              |                   |
              |           ?              ?                   |
                                                            m: ?
                                                             |
                                                           Maria                    William   
                                             Unk===========RUSHTON====== ====v=======ARNOLD
                                             |               |               |
                                             |               |               |
                                            Maria            |               |
                                            RUSHTON          |               |
                                                             |               |
    |-----------------|----------------|---------------------|               |-----------|
  1872               1874            1875                   1877            1880        1886
  James Joseph       Emily           Charlotte            Florence         William      Charles
  GOODLIFFE          GOODLIFFE       GOODLIFFE            GOODLIFFE        ARNOLD       ARNOLD
    |                 |                |                     |               |           |
  m:1894
 Elizabeth
 SMITH
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   |--------------|-------------|---------------|
   |              |             |               |
 1896-1930       1898         1901             1911
 James           Florence     William          Kathleen
   |              |            |                |
 m:1919           ?          m:1924             ?
 Kate                        Helen
 GOODING		     WEAVING
   |                           |
   |                           |------------|
  1919                        1925         1927
  Kathleen                    Denis        Anthony
   |                           |            |

James' mother Emma died in late 1850, at about the time that James was born, leaving Joseph with a new-born baby and 3 small children. In the 1851 census James aged 6 months is being cared for by a local family, William and Sarah ROOTS. In 1861 James and siblings are back living with Joseph in Charles St, Kensington (see the pages for Joseph).

In the 1871 census James is working as a servant for a licenced vitualler, the same occupation as his father had:

Marriage (or not) to Maria Fanny RUSHTON
James is unmarried in the 1871 census, but in July 1872 he and Maria had a son Joseph James. I cannot find any record of a marriage for James and Maria, so I conclude they were never actually married. Maria's life is an interesting study in itself, and more information is here. You can return to this story of James when you have read about Maria....

James and Maria had 4 children:

Joseph James  16 July 1872 St Luke
Emily Ann Jun 1874 Islington 1b/246
Charlotte Catherine Dec 1875 Wandsworth 1d/616
Florence Maria Sep 1877 Wandsworth 1d/577

James was a scaffolder, and he apparently fell off scaffolding and died in early 1877 (March qtr Kensington 1a/110). This was before his youngest daughter, Florence, was born.

I have not traced the lives of the 3 daughters, but the story of Joseph James continues here.

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