Walter James Goddard Brown

Walter James Goddard Brown - Born 1872 - North Newnton - Registered Pewsey

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Father (presumed) - Thomas Goddard b1828-1913 (aged 43 when Walter born)
Mother - Ellen Brown b 1841-1920 (aged 30 -when Walter born)

1871-1881 Mother Ellen's sister and George Odey family move to Bottlesford from Broad Street Beechingstoke

Father Thomas was a Special Constable in Hilcott and I have inherited his special Victorian painted trunchen.

1881 Census Walter James (8) and his older brother Thomas (9) are shown as Scholars are presumably living with George & Eliza Razey (mother's sister) - doors away from father Thomas and his wife Keturah. - Next to them was another of Ellen's sisters - Hannah Odey.
In this 1881 census mother Ellen Brown is a Night nurse at St Georges Hospital - London

1891 Census
Walter James (18) now show as an apprentice Blacksmith living with John Caswell at Mildenhall.
I have been unable to find any trace of mother Ellen in this census and wonder whether she is serving as a nurse overseas. Meanwhile father Thomas is still a Boot Maker at Bottlesford with wife Keturah - they have been joined by Keturah's sister Pricilla Coleman.

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1896 - 27th May - Thomas Goddards wife Keturah dies at Bottlesford aged 77 - Chronic Bronchitis Emphysema Anasarca 2 months - Thomas is shown as Master Shoemaker

1896 - Jul-Sept Walter's father Thomas Goddard marries mother Ellen Brown - Registered at Hungerford

Walter meets Clara Looker at Mildenhall and marries before their first born son Clifford at Mildenhall in 1897.

First son - Clifford Walter Brown born

Walter and Clara move from Mildenhall to work in Aldbourne around 1898 and their second son Charles was born at Aldbourne in 1899.

Second son Charles Cecil Brown born

1901 Census
Walter James (28), Clara (27), Clifford (3) and Charles (1) are now living at Crooked Corner, Aldbourne. James is recorded as a Blacksmith worker.

1913 - 30th November
Father Thomas Goddard dies aged 85 years

1948 - 17th November
Walter dies aged 76 years

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