Emma GODFREE

Female 1838 - 1910  (72 years)


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  • Name Emma GODFREE 
    Born 1838  Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Births Mar 1838 Stow on the Wold 11 345
    Gender Female 
    Lost Cousins 1841 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Age: 3y 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Age: 13y 
    Address:
    None given 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Horsenden, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Age: 23y 
    Address:
    [next to Horsendon House] 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  Oddington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Age: 32y 
    Address:
    Private house 
    Lost Cousins 1881 
    Census 3 Apr 1881  Orsett, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Age: 43y 
    Address:
    Ship Lane Aveley 
    Census 5 Apr 1891  Chartridge, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Age: 52y 
    Address:
    Charteridge Farm 
    Census 31 Mar 1901  Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Age: 65y 
    Address:
    Aveley Hall Farm 
    Died 23 Feb 1910  Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Essex NBI
      Name Emma TOMPKINS Date 26 Feb 1910 Aged 72 Place Aveley Description St Michael Denomination Anglican County code ESS
    Buried 26 Feb 1910  Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Person ID I199  Caroline's Tree
    Last Modified 29 May 2019 

    Father George GODFREE,   b. 4 Jun 1796, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1850, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann SMITH,   b. 1802, Milton, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jun 1873, Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Married 13 May 1823  Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    • Pallot's Marriage Index for England: 1780 - 1837 Record
      Name: George Godfree
      Spouse: Mary Smith
      Marriage Date: 13 May 1823
      Parish: Great Rissington
    Notes 
    • Banns
    Family ID F206  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 John GILLETT,   b. Nov 1835, Maugersbury, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1871, Oddington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 25 May 1864  Great Rissington, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • Great Rissington PR
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      John Gillett, w., of Maugersbury, & Emma Godfree, lic., 25 May 1864

      Source: Gloucestershire Parish Registers. Marriages. Edited by the late W. P. W. Phillimore, M.A., B.C.L., and Thomas M. Blagg, F.S.A., Vol XVII. Issued to the Subscribers by Phillimore & Co., Ltd., 124, Chancery Lane, London. 1914.
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F217  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John TOMPKINS,   b. 9 Apr 1830, Oddington, Oxfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1907, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Married 18 Sep 1873  Paddington, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [12, 13
    • Emma Gillett (widow of John Gillett and sister of Serah Jane Godfree)

      Births, Deaths, Marriages and Obituaries
      Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, September 27, 1873; Issue 6287.

      Sept 18, at St. Saviour's Church, Paddington by the Rev. McNeil Mansfield M.A., Mr. John Tompkins, Town Farm, Ivinghoe, to Emma Gillett, sixth daughter of the late George Godfree Esq., Great Rissington, Gloucestershire. No cards.
    Children 
     1. Ernest George TOMPKINS,   b. Dec 1874, Tring, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1883, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)
     2. Kate Isabel TOMPKINS,   b. 10 May 1876, Tring, Hertfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1966, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     3. Alice Florence "Flossie" TOMPKINS,   b. 13 Sep 1877, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1965  (Age 87 years)
     4. William Henry TOMPKINS,   b. 1880, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 1880, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Charles Herbert TOMPKINS,   b. 1881, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1883, Aveley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2015 
    Family ID F55  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • EMMA TOMPKINS . I live with my husband at Averley Hall, near Romford, Essex—from a communication I had from my daughter, Miss Cass came to me to do some work at my house, first on May 3rd—my house is a mile and a half from Purfleet Station—she was met on the first occasion, and she remained with me till May 5th, and slept in the house, and had her meals—she left on 5th May, at 5 p.m., and was taken in a vehicle to the station—she next came on May 16th; she walked from the station on that occasion, and she remained till the 19th, under the same circumstances as before, and left about the same time by the train to town—the next date was May 23rd, under the same conditions, leaving on the 25th, at the same time—that was the last time she was there, and while she was there she was practically under my observation.

      Cross-examined. She came to East Ham; the train takes about 40 minutes from there to Liverpool Street—she did not sometimes leave at 4 p.m.—our groom took her to the station—I know nothing about how often she left my house—the train she went to meet went at a few minutes after 5; it would take the groom about 20 minutes to come back—I remember his coming back on those occasions, but cannot say at what time—Purfleet is our station; we are nine miles from Romford.

      SUSANNAH ROBERTSON . I am a widow, and for 30 years have kept Nos. 41 and 42, Trinity Square, Borough, as a boarding house—I knew Mrs. Tompkins senior when she was a child—about the end of April she called on me with Miss Cass; we had some tea and they stayed about two hours, and left together—in consequence of what happened that evening I engaged Miss Cass to come to work for me as a dressmaker, and she came three or four days afterwards at the beginning of May; I was going; away on the Saturday—Mrs. Tompkins junior accompanied her the first time she came; she stayed three or four days; she had her meals with me and slept in the same room as I did—she went out one evening for half-an-hour while with me; she wanted something at a shop and I told her where to go—she was fetched by Mrs. Tompkins—she came again on Saturday, 28th May, that was the Saturday before Whitsuntide, and stayed till the next Saturday—she came alone in the morning, and slept and had her meals the same as the first time—it was Saturday when Mrs. Tompkins and her mother came; they went to see the Queen when she went to open the Palace—they all three went out together and came home together; that was the only time she went out—she also went during the second visit to see Madame Bowman about an advertisement that was about 1 o'clock, after dinner, I think—she was working a god part of the morning—she returned between 8 and 9 in the evening—I know she was home to supper, which would be 9.30 or 9.45—it was not quite dark when she came back—no one accompanied her on the last occasion when she went away; yes, I think Mrs. Tompkins came for he; I am not quite sure.

      Cross-examined. I have seen Mrs. Tompkins about this matter several times—I told the solicitor they called at our house Mr. Bartram—I remember there being an inquiry, but I do not know whether that was after the inquiry—Mrs. Tompkins gave evidence at the inquiry and told me afterwards that my name had not been mentioned—it was not known then that Miss Case had been at my place; she thought it was not necessary; she said she thought it would not do much good to me, as we knew nothing about her; she came and told me that just after she had given evidence; she told me that she said Miss Cass had not left her at all, and had not been at my place; and, of course, if she had never left Manor Park she could not have been in Regent Street—Mrs. Tompkins and her mother came to see me when Miss Cass was with me, and the three of us went out together, and my grandson made four; we went to Leadenhall Street to see the Queen open the Palace—that was before Miss Cass came to me the first time, before April—she said she took her to show her that part of the town where the best shops are, and I think they went to Regent Street and other places, they told me they had been looking at the shops in Regent Street, and it was after that she was to come and spend a few days with me—I think it was from Tuesday till Saturday

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Census 1841 Great Rissington_2.

    2. [S89] Census 1851 Great Rissington.

    3. [S121] Census 1861 Horsendon.

    4. [S144] Census 1871 Oddington.

    5. [S149] Census 1881 Orsett.

    6. [S181] Census 1891 Chartridge.

    7. [S184] Census 1901 Aveley, Essex.

    8. [S468] Burial: Memorial Inscription - St Michael's, Aveley, (http://www.thurrock.gov.uk/heritage/pdf/aveley_stmichaels.pdf).

    9. [S390] Findmypast.

    10. [S461] Family Papers: Godfree Family Bible.

    11. [S395] PR: Phillimores Gloucestershire PR Volume 17.

    12. [S369] Newspaper: Jackson's Oxford Journal.

    13. [S525] Ancestry: London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
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