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Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Posted: 28 Aug 2011 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 28 Aug 2011 4:43PM GMT
Surnames: Godsil
My great great grandfather, Richard Godsil, was a teacher at Prescot. He was killed my the orangemen in a riot sometime between 1862 -1880

Re: Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Posted: 28 Aug 2011 4:45PM GMT
Classification: Query
ADMIN NOTE: It will be easier for someone to help you if you'll give an indication of what information you have and what you seek.

Re: Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Posted: 29 Aug 2011 2:04PM GMT
Classification: Death
Edited: 29 Aug 2011 2:05PM GMT
I guess this won't be him then, even though WD is next door to Prescot

Deaths Mar 1893

Godsill Richard Samuel 49 W. Derby 8b 311

Good Luck

Antony Lambert

Re: Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Posted: 29 Aug 2011 3:24PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: GODSIL, GREENWOOD
There is a Richard Godsil, school teacher, who appears in the 1861 England Census in Everton. He is 29, born Ireland c 1832, with wife Elizabeth 31 and three children:
John Godsil 4
Mary J Godsil 2
Joseph Godsil 1

Might this be the one you are looking for? I don't see a death for him, however, at least under that name. However, his three children are orphans as of 1871. They are in the Smyllum Park Male and Female Orphanage, in Lanarkshire, Scotland, in the 1871 census.

This looks like the christening of daughter Mary J:
Name: Maria Joanna Godsal
Birth Date: 17 Aug 1858
Baptism Date: 22 Aug 1858
Parish: St Anthony´s
Father's name: Ricard Godsal
Mother's name: Elizeb Godsal

There may have been another son, Richard or Francis Richard, born after the census was taken, who seems to have died in infancy as he is not with the other 3 in 1871:
Name: Ricardus Godsil
Birth Date: 5 Mar 1862
Baptism Date: 9 Mar 1862
Parish: Our Lady of Immaculate Conception (In Capella Immaculate Concepti)
Father's name: Ricardi Godsil
Mother's name: Elizabethae Greenwood

Name: Francis Richard Godscale
Date of Registration: Jul-Aug-Sep 1862
Registration district: Liverpool
Inferred County: Lancashire
Volume: 8b
Page: 48

This seems to have been Richard and Elizabeth's marriage:
Lancashire Marriage indexes for the years: 1856
GODSIL Richard GREENWOOD Elizabeth Blackburn Register Office or Registrar Attended Blackburn RM/21/104

Re: Richard GODSIL, a teacher at Prescot

Posted: 30 Aug 2011 2:22AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Godsil
Yes, I believe this is him. His children were placed in an orphange. They came to America when they were young adults. Joseph is my great grandfather. Do you have any other information or suggestions?
Holly
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