The Goodliffe Family of Lambley Lodge, Rutland

Elizabeth GOODLIFFE (1792-1832) - Eldest daughter of Thomas and Mary Goodliffe

Elizabeth Goodliffe was born 28th August 1792 in the family home of Lambley Lodge near Belton in the County of Rutland. She was the first child of Thomas and Mary.

Elizabeth married Samuel Richmond in about 1812, but the parish record has not been located. They had 7 children all baptised at the Baptist Chapel of Morcott and Barrowden:

               |                               |
      Elizabeth GOODLIFFE=======v=======Samuel RICHMOND
             1792-            c.1812          
    Samuel Goodliff                 Thomas   John      Robert   James   Elizabeth   George
      1814-1871                     1816-  1818-1826 1821-1887  1823-     1827-   1830-1904
          |                            |       |         |                            |
        m:1839                       m:1840            m:1844                       m:1854
     Mary TOWNLEY                 Mary KERFOOT     Sophia TOWNLEY               Margaret POWELL
          |                            |                 |                            |
          |-----------|--------|       |---------|       |-----|--------|-------|
      Elizabeth     George   Ellen   Thomas   Samuel G     Elizabeth   John    Mary
        1841-     1847-1876   1854-   1841-  1842-1883     1847-1927 1849-1899 1853-
                      |                          |             |        |       |
                    m:1869                     m:1865
                Catherine NEALE              Jane POWELL
                      |                          |
      |---------------|                 |--------|---------|----------|
Florence Kate  George Goodliffe       George  Rebecca   Florence    Alice
   1869-          1870-1871         1867-1949 1870-1876 1875-1935 1879-1963
      |               |                 |        |         |          |

Samuel Goodliff 22 May 1814
Thomas 29 March 1816
John 14 Aug 1818
Robert 5 Feb 1821
James 20 Jan 1825
Elizabeth Susan 2 Jan 1827
George Strickland 19 Feb 1830

Her brother Arnold described her life in his Memoirs thus:

"My eldest sister Elizabeth was born in 1793. She was rather small in stature, and of delicate health, of a sweet gentle disposition, very much resembling her Grandmother Goodliffe. She went to live at her Grandmother Arnold's, she unfortunately married Samuel Richmond, who became a sat inebriate and after a short life of pain and relief on account of her husband's bad habits and violent conduct and unkind treatment, she died before she was 40, leaving 5 sons and 1 daughter, most of whom died in middle life. I spent some little time about my 10th year in order that I might get a little schooling and saw the sad efforts of drunkenness; it had such an influence upon my mind that I resolved with God's help I never would get drunk, I am thankful to have been enabled to keep my resolution; I have been an abstainer for nearly 56 years.


The children of Elizabeth and Samuel RICHMOND

Samuel Goodliff RICHMOND

Samuel married Mary Ann TOWNLEY in Thrapston in 1839 (Jun qtr Thrapston 15/575). They had three children:

           |                                  |
  Samuel Goodliff RICHMOND=======v=======Mary TOWNLEY
       1814-1871                1839      1819-1861
              Elizabeth   George Goodliffe    Ellen
               1841-         1847-1876       1854-
                 |               |             |
               m:1863          m:1869    
                           Catherine NEALE
         Florence Kate    George Goodliffe
           1869-             1870-1871
             |                   |
       George Richmond E
      George Richmond A
        Barbara BARWELL

In the 1841 census they were living at 42 York Place, Westminster, London with young daughter Elizabeth:

And were still at 42 York St in 1851:

In 1861 they had moved to Oxford St (St George Hanover Sq) where he was a mangle maker, although there is some confusion over names and ages :

It appears that Mary Ann died in London in late 1861 (Dec qtr St Geo Han Sq 1a/452) just after the 1861 census.

Samuel died on the Isle of Wight in early 1871, just before the census was taken.

Of three children, George Goodliffe married Catherine NEALE in Leicester in 1869. They had two children Florence Kate (dec 1869) and George Goodliffe Neale ( Dec 1870-Jun 1871). George (snr) died in 1876 (Sep qtr Dartford 2a/220). By 1871 Florence is at a boarding School in Ashby de la Zouch.

Florence married George Richmond Eyre ANDREWS in Sep 1899 (Bromley 2a/981). They had one son, George Richmond Alfred, born Dec 1901 in Lewsham. They are all living at 92 Birkhad Rd, Catford Lewisham in 1911:

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Thomas married Mary KERFOOT in 1840. They had two children born in Kings Cliffe, Northhamptonshire - Thomas Kerfoot RICHMOND and Samuel Goodliff RICHMOND.
There is more information about this family here.

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Robert was born 5 February 1821 in Barrowden, Rutland. In early 1844 he married Sophia TOWNLEY, the younger sister of Mary Ann TOWNLEY, who had married Robert's brother Samuel in 1839.

Robert and Sophia had three children, none of whom married:

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  Robert RICHMOND=======v=======Sophia TOWNLEY
       1821-           1839       1819-1861
      Elizabeth        John         Mary
    1847-1927     1849-1899       1853-?
        |               |             |

In 1851 they were living in central London, 1 Ducking Pond Mews, Westminster where Robert was a Hackney Cab Proprietor:

By 1861 they had moved south of the Thames and just east of Tower Bridge to Weld Parade, Bermondsey. Robert was a Cab Driver:

In the 1871 census they had moved again to 169 Albany Rd Camberwell where Robert was a Greengrocer.

Sophia and the three children (still unmarried) are together in the 1881 census at 167 Albany Rd, but Robert was absent:

Robert died in Camberwell in March qtr 1887 (Camberwell 1d/580), and Sophia in Dec qtr 1888 (Camberwell 1d/571).

Following the death of their parents, Elizabeth, John and Mary are together at 241 Albany Rd, John is a Cab Proprietor:

John appears to have died in Dec qtr 1899 (Camberwell 1d/692). Elizabeth and Mary remained in Albany Rd. now at 322 in 1901and 1911. The 1911 census was filled out by Mary. Although she knew that she was "Kept by my sister" she was not sure of Elizabeth's age (64 or 66) or where she was born (Chapel St, Westminster or Bisbrooke, Rutland):

Elizabeth died in March qtr 1927 (Camberwell 1d/1080). I have not found Mary's death.

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George Strickland RICHMOND

George, the youngest child, was born 19 February 1830 in Barrowden and christened in the Baptist Chapel of Morcott and Barrowden. Further information about George is hard to find. He married Margaret POWELL from Monmouthshire in St Giles, London in 1854 (June qtr 1b/524). They are in the 1861 census at 2a Pond Place, Chelsea:

The next records are the 1891 and 1901 censuses where George is a pauper in the Peckham Workhouse, Camberwell:

In 1901 he is shown as Widow, so Margaret had died some time prior.

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Last updated: 10/04/2016