The 'Read' Family


 

 

Walter Samuel Read
1867 - ?
When my grandmother (Ethel Daisy Read) died my mother found this picture in her purse.
Was it her father Walter Samuel Read ?
It's very faded
 

Husband:

Walter Samuel Read  

Born:

March 17, 1867 Hempnall: Norfolk - Depwade Jun quarter (4b 235)
Died: 1946 ??? (nearest so far) Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Sep quarter (7b 272) age 77
Buried:    
Parents Charles Capon Read
&
Mary Ann Ellis

We have no idea where Walter went when he left his family but the nearest death record found that matches the year of his birth is below:
1946: Walter S. Read - age at death:77 - is this him?
Registration district: Cheltenham: County: Gloucestershire - Sep quarter (7b 272)
- on list to purchase cert

 
Susannah Elizabeth Goffin outside her house.
53 Stacy Road, Norwich
 

Wife:

Susannah Elizabeth Buck formally Goffin More on the Buck Family Below

Born:

November 26, 1864 Sprowston, Norwich
Died: December 6, 1931 53 Stacey Road, Norwich - age 67
Buried:    
Parents No father recorded -
given mothers maiden name
&
Elizabeth Goffin

 

Married:

April 11, 1898 Parish of Sprowston

 

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
See below    
Ellen Maude Read 1902 Sprowston - St Faiths - Mar quarter (4b 97)
Mabel May Read 1903 Sprowston - St Faiths - Jun quarter (4b 98)
Edith Victoria Read 1906 Sprowston - St Faiths - Sep quarter (4b 98)
Ethel Daisy Read April 08, 1909 Salhouse Road, Sprowston, Norwich
St Faiths - Jun quarter (4b 89)

It seems strange that from their marriage in April 1898 to the birth of Ellen in 1902 there were no children - I have found a record which could fill in this gap but cannot confirm this with a birth cert as yet.
1900: John Frederick Read - born unknown - baptised (day & month not recorded - year only) 1900 at St Mary with St Margaret Church, Sprowston - Father: Walter Read a Carpenter - Mother: Elizabeth. - 'St Faiths - Sep quarter (4b 92)'
1900: Aug 15, - Burial date - Infant death - John Frederick Read of Sprowston - One month old at St Mary & St Margaret with Beeston St Andrew Church.
- 'St Faiths - Sep quarter (4b 62)'

 

File Information:

1867: March 17, Birth of Walter Samel Read, Hempnel, Norfolk
Mother: Mary Ann Read formally Ellis
Father: Charles Read - Carpenter
Registered: April 1, 1867
Entry: 108 - information from file certificate.

1871: Census - Hempnall, Norfolk
Charles C Read - Head - age 43 - born Hempnall, Norfolk
Mary Ann Read - wife age 43 - born Hempnall, Norfolk
William E Read - Son - age 20 - born Hempnall, Norfolk
Emma A Read - Daur - age 7 - born Hempnall, Norfolk
Walter Read - Son age 4 - born Hempnall, Norfolk

1871: September 17, Christening of Walter Samuel Read at Hempnall: Norfolk: Batch No 7130709: Source 0539003: Film
Son of Charles Capon and Mary Ann Read
Entry: 1212

1881: Census - Hedenham, Norfolk
Chas. Read - Head - age 55 - Carpenter - born Hempnall, Norfolk. - (1826)
Mary Ann Read - Wife - age 53 - born Hempnall, Norfolk. - (1828)
Emma Ann Read - Daur - Dairymaid - age 17 - born Hempnall, Norfolk. - (1864)
Walter S. Read - Son - age 14 - Carpenter - born Hempnall, Norfolk. - (1867)

1898: April 11, Marriage at The Parish Church of Sprowston, Norwich
Walter Samuel Read age 29, Bachelor, Carpenter of Beeston Saint Andrews
Susannah Elizabeth Buck age 30, Widow of Sprowston, Norwich - made her mark
Father: Charles Capon Read - Carpenter (Master)
Father: No father recorded
Witnesses: John Goffin and Minniettie E Goffin
Entry 94 - information from file certificate.

According to family legend Walter Samuel committed suicide by hanging himself in the outhouse at the back of 'The Goat Public House' at Strupshaw, Norfolk during his time as landlord. - April 4, 1917 - January 12, 1920.

A search of records, papers and inquests have not been able to confirm this. I have not been able to find any record of his death either apart from the one listed.

My grandmother Ethel Daisy Read recalls leaving The Goat public house (now The Countryman) with all the family belongings on a horse and cart and moving to Sprowston (she was recorded later as living in Shipfields)

At the time of Ethel Daisy's wedding in 1927 her father Walter Samuel Read was recorded on her marriage certificate as being ‘deceased’ (was this true?), Although I do believe Ethel thought so.

I have a theory, after talking to an edlery Lingwood villager (Cecil Tree) back in the mid 1970's who new him when he was a young boy, told me ( in his words) " he was messing around with the women at the post office and used to drink a lot" so if this were to be true I would imagine things were not that good at home. With that in mine and seeing that both Walter and Susannah had applied for a copy of their birth certificates at the same time in 1918, I wonder if they had in mind emigrating and in the next few months things at home got worst and Walter decided to go it alone or maybe with someone else! What we do know is by January 12, 1920 Robert Knights became the next landlord, so what ever happened to Walter must have happened in the last few months of 1919..

Would Susannah have told her children or people round her that her husband had run off or to save face, that he was dead?. - Just a theory, perhaps one day we will come up with some facts to find out what really happened to Walter. - Ray Taylor

I do have a postcard (below) which as you can see has a picture of a 1st World War soldier, on the back it has been heavily scribbled over but on close scrutiny I can just make out what looks like 'TO ETHEL FROM DADDY' - My grandmother was about 10 when they had to leave The Goat Public House so she must have had this picture before then.

Apparantly there was much ill feeling regarding what is at the moment Walter's mysterious departure, hence the scribbling on the back of the postcard. I ask the question would there realy have been that amount of anger about a death? Sadness yes but anger I question. Apparently my grandmother was not angry enough to throw them away as she kept these 2 pictures very close to her for over 64 years until her death at 74. - Sorry about the quality but this is the best I can get
. - Ray Taylor

Are both pictures of Walter?

More on Walter Samuel Read....

Parents of Walter Samuel Read
1850
:
June 20, Marriage in the Parish Church of Saxlingham Nethergate, Norfolk
Charles Capon Read, of full age, Bachelor, Carpenter, of Saxlingham
Mary Ann Ellis, of full age, Spinster of Saxlingham
Father: Jonathan Read - Carpenter
Father: William Ellis - Farmer
Witnesses: Samuel Read and Mary Ann Hipperson
Entry 46 - information from file certificate.

1851: Census
Charles Read - Head, born abt 1825 at Hempnall, Norfolk, England
Mary Ann Read - Wife, born abt 1828 at Hempnall, Norfolk, England
William Read - Son, born abt 1850 at Hempnall, Norfolk, England

Below are christening records of Children known to have survived according to census records.
1851: May 4, Male Christening:
William Ellis Read - Hampnall, , Norfolk, England
1866: June 21, Female Christening:
Emma Ann Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England

Below are further christening records of children born to Charles and Mary that appear to have resulted in child deaths
1854: August 6, Female Christening (could this be a daughter which has died?)
Ellen Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England
1856: November 18, Female Christening (could this be another child that has died)
Emma Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England
1859: June 5, Male Christening (could this be another child that has died)
Walter Charles Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England
1860: December 24, Female Christening (could this be another child that has died)
Ellen Elizabeth Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England

1867: March 17, Birth of Walter Samel Read, Hempnel, Norfolk
Mother: Mary Ann Read formally Ellis
Father: Charles Read - Carpenter
Registered: April 1, 1867
Entry: 108 - information from file certificate.

(Age 4)
1871: Census
Census place: Hempnall Norfolk.
Charles C Read - Head born abt 1828, (age 43): birthplace Hempnall, Norfolk
Mary Ann Read - Wife born abt 1828, (age 43): birthplace Hempnall, Norfolk
William E Read - Son born abt 1851, (age 20): birthplace Hempnall, Norfolk
Emma A Read - Daughter, born abt 1864, (age 7): birthplace Hempnall, Norfolk
Walter Read - Son born abt 1867, (age 4): birthplace Hempnall, Norfolk

(Age 4)
1871: September 17, Male Christening
Walter Samuel Read - Hempnall, Norfolk, England

(Age 14)
1881: Census: Hempnall, Norfolk: FHL Film 1341473: Pro Ref RG11: Piece 1964: Folio 79: Page 2.
Chas Read - Head, Carpenter, Married, (Age 55), Male, birthplace - Hempnall, Norfolk.
Mary Ann Read - Wife, (Age 53), Female, birthplace - Hempnall, Norfolk.
Emma Ann Read - Daughter, Dairymaid, Unmarried, (Age 17 ), Female, birthplace - Hempnall, Norfolk
Walter S. Read - Son, Carpenter, Unmarried, (Age 14), Male, birthplace - Hempnall, Norfolk.

During the next ten years Walter’s father died and from records his mother went to live with his brother William (born 1851). William was recorded in the 1891 census as living at Lower Booths, Lancashire, later renamed Rawtenstall. They were still there in 1901 according to the information taken from the 1901 census.

(Age 31)
1898: April 11, Marriage at The Parish Church of Sprowston, Norwich
Walter Samuel Read age 29, Bachelor, Carpenter of Beeston Saint Andrews
Susannah Elizabeth Buck - age 30, Widow of Sprowston, Norwich - made her mark
Father: Charles Capon Read - Carpenter (Master)
Father: No father recorded
Witnesses: John Goffin and Minniettie E Goffin
Entry 94 - information from file certificate.

Note: On the back of Certificate is hand writing.... Entered in 359, A Bat page 191, 3 B. N. K.
Then a stamp from the Record Office dated 4th March 1915.
I would assume this is militry a note.

(Age 34)
1901: Census at Sprowston, Norfolk
Walter Read - Head - age 32 (1869) - Carpenter -born at Kempston, Norfolk. - should have been Hempnall
Elizabeth Read - Wife - age 33 (1868) born Sprowston, Norfolk - Susannah has taken her middle name
Emma Buck - Stepdaughter - age 12 (1889) - born Sprowston, Norfolk - Child by Robert Buck
Dorothy Buck - Stepdaughter - age 8 (1893) - born Sprowston, Norfolk - Child by Robert Buck
Lilly Buck - Stepdaughter - age 4 (1897) - born Sprowston, Norfolk - Child by Robert Buck

Date unknown: Birth of Edith Read

Date unknown: Birth of Mable Read

(Age 43)
1909: April 8, Birth of Ethel Daisy Read ay Salhouse Road, Sprowston, Norwich
Mother: Elizabeth Read (Susannah had been dropped) formaly Buck formaly Goffin - made her mark
Father: Walter Sanuel Read - Carpenter (Estate)
Regisitered: May 14, 1909
Entry 204 - information from file certificate.

1911: Census - (looks like) Breck Tavern, Salhouse Road Sprowston Norwich
Walter Read - Head - age 42 (1869) - Carpenter - born Hempnall Norfolk
Elizabeth Read - Wife (Married13 years)- age 42 (1869) - born Sprowston Norfolk
Emma Buck - Dau - Single - age 22 (1889) - Boot Trade Machinist - born Sprowston Norfolk
Lily Buck - Dau - Single - age 18 (1893) - Boot Trade Finisher - born Sprowston Norfolk
Ellen Read - Dau - Single - age 9 (1902) - School - born Sprowston Norfolk
Mable Read - Dau - Single - age 7 (1904) - School - born Sprowston Norfolk
Edith Read - Dau - Single - age 4 (1907) - born Sprowston Norfolk
Ethel Read - Dau - Single - age 1 (1910) - born Sprowston Norfolk
On the return it states that Elizabeth had had 14 children 6 of which had died - they had been married 13 years

1913: Electoral Roll - Walter Samuel Read, 26 Ladysmith Row, Ship Field, Sprowston Road, Norwich
Still living ther in 1915

(Age 47)
1914:
August 31, Walter Samuel Read Army Form B. 2067 - Enlisted into the Norfolk Regiment for Service with the Colours
Personal Details
   
Official No: 3/10535 - Private Read. W.S
Born in the Parish of: Sprowston - we know this to be untrue
Trade: Carpenter
Date of Birth: March 17, 1870 - we know this to be untrue
Height: 5ft 7ins
Complexion: Left blank
Eyes Grey
Hair: Greyish Brown
   

(Age 48)
1915: March 4,
Applied for copy of his marriage certificate. I wonder why?
Was this a military requirement so that he could have his family live with him or draw a family wage?

(Age 49)
1916:
September 16, Walter Samuel Read Army Form B. 2079 - Discharge from Army Service
Being no longer Physically fit for War Service
After Serving: 2yrs 15days
According to records to be honest and sober
Personal Details
Official No: 3/10535 - Private Read. W.S
Born in the Parish of: Sprowston - we know this to be untrue
Trade: Carpenter
Date of Birth:  March 17, 1870 - we know this to be untrue
Height: 5ft 7ins  
Complexion: Left blank
Eyes Grey
Hair: Greyish Brown
   

Employment Card: Norfolk Regiment: Army Form W. 3464
Soldiers Discharge: Medically Unfit.
Name & Regiment No. W. S. Read, 3/10535
Name & Address of Local Committee Mr. R Hare: Remerston Hall, Attlebough.
Under the Naval and Military War Pensions Act 1915, a Local Committee has been established for the Area in which a Soldier intends to reside. The duty of this Committee is to make provision for the care of disabled men after they have left the service, including provision health, training, and employment.
This card is issued to each disabled soldier on discharge, to show to which Local committee he should apply.

(Age 50)
1917: April 10,
Walter Samuel Read became Licensee of the Goat Public House Inn Strumpshaw, Norfolk

(Age 51)
1918: May 4,
Susannah Elizabeth Read applied for copy of Birth Certificate. - were they thinking of immigrating?

(Age 51)
1918: June 3,
Walter Samuel Read applied for copy of Birth Certificate. - were they think of immigrating?

(Age 53)
1920: January 12,
Walter Samuel Read ceased to be Licensee of the Goat Public House:
Term as licensee of the Strumpshaw Goat Public House was 2 years and 9 months approximately.
The only record I can find that looks anything like Walter is below - We are still trying to find out what really happened to him.

1946: Death Record - Walter S Read - Cheltenham, Gloucestershire - Sep quarter (7b 272) age 77


More on the Read family


1850: September. Marriages (This needs to be checked out as it could account for the other child christenings at the top of this document.)
Charles Read: Depwade. 13 49
Maria Clarke: Depwade. 13 49

1836 - 1845
An Alex Goffin was landlord of The Goat Public House at Strumpshaw, Norfolk - A Relation to Walter's Wife?? - Just another one of those interesting find's trawling though documents.

Nell Read married Willaim Moore and moved to Scotland
Children: They had children - 2 boys and a daughter that we know of.
Nell died shortly after giving birth to her daughter. There is a moving letter of her death written by William to her sister Ethel Daisy Read - Click here to view
Nell's sons came to Norwich to see their Aunt Ethel but I have been told that my granddad (Arthur Frank Tong) turned them away and contact has been lost.

More about Susannah Elizabeth Goffin

We start this section in the mid 1700's with the family and background of Susannah Elizabeth Goffin

My thanks to Susan Thomas directly descended from Robert Goffin (1768) and Elizabeth Breeze through their son John Breeze Goffin (1799) for her help in trying to put together this family line.

Early records show two brothers - Parents still to be traced
William Goffin (1761 - 1837) married Susannah Barker - More below
Robert Goffin (1768) married Elizabeth Breeze (1773) - More below

William Goffin (1761)

1 - William Goffin (1761 - 1837) married Susannah Barker

1788: Jan 28 - Marriage record at St Mary Church Tunstead, Norfolk
William Goffin a single man of Tunstead married Susannah Barker a single women of Tunstead
Witness: Samuel Worthley and Ann Spanton
William and Susanna had children:

[1] Mary Goffin - Baptised Dec 08, 1788 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Born Dec 07, 1788 - Entry 615
Duaghter of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker
Notes: and buried Dec 12th

[2] Hannah Goffin - Baptised Nov29, 1789 at St Fabian ans St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick
Daughter of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker
Notes: Private baptism. Received into the Church 27 June 1790

[3] Robert Goffin - Baptised Sep 02, 1792 at Woodbastwick Church
Son of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker

[4] Susanna Goffin - Baptised Feb 22, 1795 at Woodbastwick Church
Daughter of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker - Private baptism
Susannah Goffin (1795) married Robert Nicholson

Child of Susannah Goffin (1795) and Robert Nicholson
1- Naomi Nicholson

1851: Census: Census place: Salhouse. Norfolk
Susanna Nicholson - Head - Widow age 56 - born Woodbastwick, Norfolk, - Pauper (Nee Goffin)
Naomi Nicholson - Daughter, born abt 1838, age 13 - birthplace Salhouse, Norfolk,
Susanna Goffin *- Mother, born abt 1762, age 89 - birthplace Tunstead, Norfolk, - Pauper
Susannah Goffin is wife of William Goffin (1761)

Did George change his name to James? - George appears no where after this
[5] George Goffin - Baptised Fed 12, 1797 at Woodbastwick Church
Son of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker
Notes: Private baptism Received into the Church Mar 26th 1797
I believe this to be James:-
James Goffin (1797) born at Woodbastwick married Martha Dingle of Burlingham

1819: Oct 25 - Marriage record at St Fabian and St Sebastian Church Woodbastwick - Entry 17
James Goffin married Martha Dingle
Witness: Charlotte Goffin and Mary Taylor
James and Martha had children: SEE BELOW

1851: Census - House 45, Blofield, Norfolk
James Goffin - Head - age 52 - Ag Lab Woodbastwick-Nfk
Martha Goffin - Wife - age 49 - Burlingham-Nfk
James Goffin - Son - age 16 - Ag Lab Woodbastwick-Nfk
Robert Goffin - Son - age 14 - Ag Lab Woodbastwick-Nfk
John Goffin - Son - age 12 - Woodbastwick-Nfk
Sarah Goffin - Dau - age 9 - Woodbastwick-Nfk
Martha Goffin - Dau - age 7 - Scholar Woodbastwick-Nfk
John Goffin - GrnSon - age 8 - Woodbastwick-Nfk
Mary Goffin - GrnDau - 1 - Woodbastwick-Nfk

1854: Death record - Martha Goffin at Blofield - Mar quarter (4b 134)

1861: Census - Woodbastwick, Norfolk
James Goffin - Head - Widower - age 64 - Ag Labourer Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Harriet Gillam - Dau - Widow - age 35 - General Servant Norfolk - Woodbastwick
John Goffin - single - age 22 - Game Keeper Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Sarah Goffin - Dau - age 19 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Samuel Gilham - GrnSon - age 13 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Martha Gilham - GrnDau - age 6 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Mary A Gilham - GrnDau - age 6m - Norfolk - Woodbastwick

James does not appear on the 1871 census so he could have died - there are 4 to choose from.

Children of James (1799) and Martha
1 - William Goffin (1823) at Woodbastwick married Jane Gerney (1825 - 1881)

Children of William Goffin (1823) and Jane Gerney
1 - William Issac Goffin (1847)
2 - Henry Goffin (1848)
3 - Hester Goffin (1856)
4 - Ann F Goffin (1860)
5 - Robecca Maria Goffin (1867)

1851: Census: Census place: Salhouse. Norfolk.
William Goffin - Head - born abt 1822 - age 29 - born Woodbastwick, Norfolk,
Jane Goffin - Wife - born abt 1824 - age 27 - born Salhouse, Norfolk
Isaac Goffin - Son - born abt 1847 - age 4 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,
Henry Goffin - Son - born abt 1848 - age 3 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,

1861: Census - Cottage, Woodbastwick, Norfolk
William Goffin - Head - age 39 - Ag Labourer Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Jane Goffin - Wife - age 37 - Norfolk - Salhouse
Isaac Goffin - Son - age 14 - Norfolk - Salhouse
Henry Goffin - Son - age 13 -Norfolk - Salhouse
Hester Goffin - Dau - age 5 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Ann F Goffin - Dau - age 1 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick

1871: Census - Turnpike Road Cottage, Rackheath
William Goffin - Head - age 49 - Gamekeeper Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Jane Goffin - Wife - age 49 - Norfolk - Salhouse
Anna Frances Goffin - Dau - age 11 -Scholar Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Rebecca Maria Goffin - Dau - age 4 - Norfolk - Woodbastwick

1881: Death record - Jane Goffin at Aylsham - Jun quarter (4b 58) age 56

1891: Census - Crown Rd, Buxton, Norfolk
William Goffin - Head - Widower - age 69 -Ag Lab Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Hester Goffin - Dau - single - age 35 -Norfolk - Woodbastwick
Rosa Howard - GrnDau - age 5 - 5 Scholar Norfolk - Buxton

1897: Death record - William Goffin at Blofield - Dec quarter (4b 143) age 76

 

[6] John Goffin - Baptised Jun 21, 1802 at Woodbastwick Church - Born Jun 10, 1802
Son of William Goffin and his wife Susanna Barker

[7] Charlotte Goffin - Baptised Feb 12, 1804 at Woodbastwick Church - Born Feb 12, 1804
Daughter of William Goffin and his wife Susanna

[8] Robert Goffin - Baptised Aug 03, 1806 at Woodbastwick Church - Born Jul 13, 1806
Son of William Goffin and his wife Susanna
Notes: Private baptism

Robert Goffin (1768)

Parents yet to be traced
2 - Robert Goffin (1768) born at Woodbastwick married Elizabeth Breeze (1773)

1792: Jan 11 - Marriage record at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick - Entry 73
Robert Goffin a single man married Elizabeth Breeze a single women.
Witness: Thomas Howells and Sarah Jacks
Robert and Elizabeth had children:

[1] Mary Goffin - Baptised Jul 16, 1793 at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick - Private
Daughter of Robert Goffin anf his wife Elizabeth Breeze
Mary died and was buried Jul 21 1793

[2] Robert Goffin - Batisted Jul 18, 1796 at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick
Born: Jul 18, 1796 - Son of Robert Goffin and his wife Elizabeth Breeze
Robert died and was buried Jul 24, 1796

[3] Catharine Breeze Goffin - Batisted Mar 20, 1802 at St Fabian ans St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick
Born: Mar 18, 1802 - Daughter of Robert Goffin and his wife Elizabeth Breeze

[4] Robert Goffin - Baptised Jul 05, 1807 at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick - Private
Born: Jun 30, 1807 - Son of Robert Goffin and his wife Elisabeth.
Robert married Harriet Smith

1828: Feb 05 - Marriage record at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick - Entry 38
Robert Goffin a Bachelor married Harriet Smith a Spinster
Witness: John Goffin and Harriet Goffin
Notes: With concent of parents
Robert and Harriet had children:

[A] Robert Goffin - Baptised Oct 12, 1828 at Woodbastwick Church - Entry 138
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[B] Sarah Goffin - Baptised Dec 22, 1833 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 284
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[C] Charlotte Goffin - Baptised Jan 18, 1835 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 299
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[D] John Goffin - Baptised Jul 30, 1837 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 338
Son of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

The following children were all baptised together on Jun 02, 1850
[E] William Goffin - Batised Jun 02, 1850 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 585

Son of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[D] Elizabeth Goffin - Baptised Jun 02, 1850 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 586
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

Elizabeth was actually born in 1842 and is the mother of Susannah Elizabeth Goffin
1842: February 13, Birth of Elizabeth Goffin at Salhouse, Srowston, St Faiths, Norfolk
Mother: Harriet Goffin formally Smith
Father: Robert Goffin
Registered: February 17, 1842
Entry 256 - information from file certificate

[E] Hannah Goffin - Baptised Jun 02, 1850 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 587
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[F] Esther Goffin - Baptised Jun 02 - 1850 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 588
Daughter of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

[G] Edward Goffin - Baptised Jun 02, 1850 at All Saints Church Salhouse - Entry 589
Son of Robert Goffin a Labourer and his wife Harriet

Robert's wife and the mother of all the above children
1850:
Oct 23 - Burial record at Holy Trinity and All Saints Church Salhouse, Norfolk - Entry 293
Harriet Goffin age 40

1851: Census: Census place: Salhouse Norfolk
Robert Goffin - Head - Widower - born abt 1807, age 44 - birthplace Woodbastwick, Norfolk,
Harriet Goffin - Daughter - born abt 1830 - age 21 - born Woodbastwick, Norfolk,
Sarah Goffin - Daughter - born abt 1832 - age 19 - born Woodbastwick, Norfolk,
Charlotte Goffin - Daughter - born abt 1835 - age 16 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,
John Goffin *- Son - born abt 1837 - age 14 - born Salhouse, Norfolk
William Goffin - Son - born abt 1839 - age 12 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,
Ellen Goffin * - Daughter born abt 1843 - age 8 - born Salhouse, Norfolk, - This I believe to be Elizabeth mother of our Susannah Elizabeth Goffin born to her 1864 an illegitimate child - SEE BELOW - Elizabeth married at the age of 30 to Isacc Seaman in 1873
Esther Goffin - Daughter - born abt 1847 - age 4 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,
Emma Goffin - Daughter - born abt 1849 - age 2 - born Salhouse, Norfolk,

* John Goffin (1837) son of Robert and Harriet had a son George Goffin who married Minietta Elizabeth Long (1873) in 1892. This could be the witnesses at Susannah's wedding in 1898 to Walter Samuel Read.

This appears to be our Elizabeth Goffin
1861: Census: Swainsthorpe, Norfolk: Address Hensted.
George Mutimer - Head - age 59 - Farmer of 200 acres employ 12 men - Tasburgh Nrk
Ann Mutimer - Wife - age 59 - Farmers Wife - Witchingham, Norfolk,
George Mutimer - Grndson - age 8 - Newton Flotman, Norfolk,
Margaretta Pratt - Visitor - age 19 - Aslacton, Norfolk
Elizebeth Goffin - Serv - 17 - House Maid - Salhouse, Norfolk -
This appears to be Susannah’s mother

1863: About August !!
About this time Susannah Elizabeth was conceived, the father was not named.
Elizabeth went on to have two more children (William and John) before her marriage to Isaac Seaman in 1873. Both must have been illegitimate as they took their mothers surname ‘Goffin’.

Elizabeth gave birth to a daughter - father unknown
1864: Nov 26 - Susannah Elizabeth Goffin
Susannah is our - SEE BELOW

This shows Elizabeth as Head with another child!! Did she have a relationship with a married man? Or were the next two children by different fathers?)
1871: Census - Wroxham Road, Sydney's Row - Sprowston. Norfolk

Elizabeth Goffin - Head, born abt 1845: age 26: Born Sprowston, Norfolk,
Elizabeth Goffin - Daughter, born abt 1864: age 7: Born Sprowston, Norfolk,
William Goffin - Son, born abt 1867: age 4: Born Sprowston, Norfolk

1873: About this time John Goffin was born he was not the son of Isaac Seaman as he is recorded in the 1881 census as Isaac’s stepson.

(Age 9) (Susannah’s mother married Isaac Seaman)
1873
: November 9 - Marriage at the Parish Church in the Parish of St Paul, Norwich
Isaac Seaman Bachelor of full age - Labour - St Pauls, Norwich
Elizabeth Goffin Spinster of full age - of St Pauls, Norwich
Father: William Seaman - Labour
Father: Robert Goffin - Labour
Witnesses: Sarah Drake and Charles Gallant
Entry 472 - information from file certificate.

(Susannah’s mother has now given birth to two more children by Isaac)
1881:
Census: Ship Row: Sprowston. Norfolk.
Isaac Seaman - Head - age 29 - Agricultural Labour - Old Catton, Norfolk
Elizabeth Seaman - Wife, - age 34 - Laundress - Salhouse, Norfolk.
Alice Seaman - Dau - age 6 - Scholar - Sprowston. Norfolk.
Harry Charles Seaman - Son - 10m - Sprowston, Norfolk
Elizabeth Goffin - StepDau - age 16 - Laundress Sprowston,
William Henry Goffin - Stepson - age 13 - Agriculture Labour - Sprowston
John Goffin - Stepson - age 8 - Scholar - Sprowston.

1891: Census - Sprowston, Norwich
Isaac Seaman - Head- age 37 - Gen Lab(Em'ee) Norfolk - Old Catton
Elizabeth Seaman - Wife - age 44 - Laundress(Em'ee) Norfolk - Salhouse
Alice Seaman - Dau - age 16 - Laundress(Em'ee) Norfolk - Sprowston
Henry Charles Seaman - age 10 - Scholar Norfolk - Sprowston
John Goffin - Son - age 19 - Brickyard Lab(Em'ee) Norfolk - Sprowston

1911: Death record - Isaac Seaman at St Faiths - Jun quarter (4b 51) age 58

[5] Sofhia Goffin - Baptised Oct 29, 1809 at St Fabian and St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick
Born Oct 29, 1809 - Daughter of Robert Goffin and his wife Elizabeth

[6] Harriet Goffin - Baptised Jan 20, 1813 at St Fabian ans St Sabastian Church Woodbastwick
Daughter of Robert Goffin anf his wife Elizabeth

 

Life and background of Susannah Elizabeth Goffin

During her life Susannah frequently took her middle name ‘Elizabeth’ even on her death certificate she is recorded as Elizabeth.
My mother (Ethel Ann Elizabeth Tong) said she always thought her grandmother’s name was Elizabeth, she also said that she was named after her mother (Ethel) and both grandmothers Ann & Elizabeth.

Note: Susannah took the surname of her mother ' GOFFIN' as there was no father recorded
1864:
November 26, Bith of Susannah Elizabeth Goffin at Sprowston, St Faiths, Norfolk
Mother: Elizabeth Goffin of Sprowston - made her mark
Father: No Father Recorded
Registered: Decemeber 13, 1864
Entry 339 - information from file certificate.

(Age 22)
Susannah’s first marriage to Robert Buck
1886:
Marriage record Susannah Elizabeth Goffin married Robert Buck at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 214)

[1] Robert James Buck born 1887 at St.Faith's - Sep quarter (4b 93)
There was a Robert James Buck who married in 1910 at St Faiths to either:
Bessie Marion Elmer or Ellen Gunton - not sure which

[2] Ema Elizabeth Buck born 1889 at St.Faith's - Mar quarter (4b 94)
Emma married Thomas Sendall at St Faiths in 1914 - Sep quarter (4b 193)

[3] Lily Alice Buck born 1893 at St.Faith's - Jun quarter (4b 104)
Lily married Harrold A V White at St Faiths in 1913 - Sep quarter (4b 176a)

[4] Dorothy Violet Buck born 1896 at St Faith's - Sep quarter ( 4b 96 )
Dorothy Married Bertie Ryder at St Faiths in 1918 - Mar quarter (4b 189)

Susannah has taken her middle name and at this time given birth to two children
1891: Census - Sprowston, Norfolk
Robert Buck - Head, born abt 1864, age 27, Born St Faiths, Norfolk,
Elizabeth Buck - Wife, born abt 1865, age 26, Born Sprowston, Norfolk
Robert Buck - Son, born abt 1887, age 4, Born Sprowston, Norfolk
Emma Buck - Daughter, born abt 1889, age 2, Born Sprowston, Norfolk, Daughter

During the next six years Susannah had 2 more children, Lilly and Dolly before she became a widow.

1897: Death record - Robert Buck at St Faiths - Sep quater (4b 67) age 34

1898: April 11, Marriage at The Parish Church of Sprowston, Norwich
Walter Samuel Read age 29, Bachelor, Carpenter of Beeston Saint Andrews
Susannah Elizabeth Buck age 30, Widow of Sprowston, Norwich - made her mark
Father: Charles Capon Read - Carpenter (Master)
Father: No father recorded
Witnesses: John Goffin and Minniettie E Goffin - believed to be John Goffin (1873) and his wife
Entry 94 - information from file certificate.

In 1920 The Read family left their home of the Strumpshaw Goat public house and on January 1927 Ethel Daisy married. At that time her address was given as…. 32 Ship Fields Sprowston, was this renamed Shipfields from Ship Row? and did they go to live with Susannah’s mother?

53 Stacey Road, Norwich
Later Susannah Elizabeth lived with a lady called Hannah Hart known as Harty. We are not sure if Sussanah shared the house with her or if she was her housekeeper but Harty lived in the front room and Susannah Elizabeth lived in the back. Harty took a shine to my mother and if the family visited my mother had to go with Harty and the others went with Susannah.

(Age 67)
1931: December 6, - Death of Elizabeth Read her first name Susannah was not mentioned - age 67 at 53 Stacey Road, Norwich
Widow of Walter Samuel Read - General Labour
Cause of Death - Natural causes, to wit, myccardial degeneration due to atheroma of coronary arteries - Post Mortum
Certificate received from W.N. Ladell, Coroner for Norwich. Inquest held 9th December 1931
Entry 102 - information from file certificate.

Susannah's death was mentioned in the letter to her daughter Ethel Daisy Read from her brother in-law W. Moore 23rd December 1931

1836 - 1845
An Alex Goffin was landlord of The Goat Public House at Strumpshaw, Norfolk - A Relation?? - Just another one of those interesting find's trawling though documents.

 

 

 

 
   

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