EBENEZER GODDARD

 

 

Mayor of Ipswich 1857 – 1858.

Second term of office 1865 – 1866.

Third term of office 1872 – 1873.

 

Member of the Liberal Party.

A Nonconformist – Protestant Dissenter.

Ebenezer entered the Council unopposed in 1847, as one of the representatives for St. Clement’s Ward.

 

Born: 10th March 1816, Ipswich.

Baptised: 28th April 1816, at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich.

 

Father: Daniel Poole Goddard, born 1783, Stepney, London – died October 1842, Ipswich. Laid to rest at the Goddard family vault, in the burial-ground adjoining Tacket Street Meeting House, Ipswich.

 

Mother: Lucy Goddard (nee Haill), born 1785, Ipswich – died January 1839, Ipswich. Laid to rest at the Goddard family vault, in the burial-ground adjoining Tackett Street Meeting House, Ipswich.

Lucy was the youngest daughter of Benington Haill & Sarah Haill (nee Clarke), of the Cornhill, Ipswich. Benington was a barber/hairdresser, and peruke maker. He offered an assortment of hairs from Bird’s of London, with a variety of perfumes and hair powders of the best quality, which he sold as cheap as in London. Benington also respectfully offered the talents of Mr. Booth who was in the hat trade. Benington lived on the Cornhill for 65 years.

 

SIBLINGS:

 

Lucy Goddard, born April 1807, Ipswich – baptised 24th May 1807 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich – died January 1808, Ipswich.

 

Elizabeth Goddard, born August 1808, Ipswich – baptised 18th September 1808 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich – died July 1810, Ipswich.

 

Daniel Haill Goddard, born April 1810, Ipswich – baptised 20th May 1810 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. Daniel was a Bank Sub Agent for the Bank of England first in Bristol and later in Newcastle-on-Tyne. In February 1835, at St. Paul’s Church, Bristol, Daniel married Anne Marven Everett, born 1811, Crockerton, Wiltshire – daughter of Nathaniel Everett, a gentleman and Jane Everett (nee Chivers), of Warminster. They had 1 son, but sadly Anne Goddard died during the birth in July 1836, Bristol.

In July 1838, at Bridge Street Chapel, Bristol, Daniel married Eliza Robertson, born 1813, Bristol, Gloucestershire – daughter of John Robertson, an Iron Merchant and Mary Ann Robertson (nee Driver), of Widcombe Villa, Richmond Hill, Clifton, Bristol. They had 5 children. Eliza Goddard died January 1877, of Chester-le-Street, Durham. Daniel, the Chairman of the Durham and Northumberland Association of Congregational Church died March 1883, of Chester-le-Street and laid to rest at Jesmond Cemetery.

 

Sarah Goddard, born May 1812, Ipswich – baptised 28th June 1812 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. In May 1836 at St. Clement’s Church, Ipswich, Sarah married the Reverend Henry Hollis, born January 1810, New Windsor, Berkshire. They had 10 children: 4 attained adulthood. Henry, a student of the the pastoral Cheshunt College, Hertfordshire, was ordained 17th December 1834. He accepted the call as officer of the Independent Church and Congregation assembed at the Meeting House, Framlingham, Suffolk, where he was minister for 8 years. In 1842 Henry succeeded the Reverend Joseph Ford, at the Long Melford Congregational Chapel, Suffolk, before moving in 1848 to the Sion Chapel, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, where he was their esteemed minster for 20 years. As an author between 1840 – 1850 Henry published many books on religion and affectionate tributes to the memory of Daniel Poole Goddard, Lucy Goddard, and little Lydia Atkinson Goddard. Reverend Henry Hollis died April 1871, of 3, Calcutta Villas, Stoke, Ipswich, after 3 years’ retirement from the pastorate – for 33 years’ a faithful minister of Jesus Christ. Sarah Hollis died Christmas Eve, 1897 at Orchard Leigh, St. John’s, Ipswich. In 1890 a book of Henry’s poems was published. BERNARD HOLLIS BURROUGHES

The Family Memorial – https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/The_Family_Memorial_an_Affectionate_Trib/dyoEAAAAQAAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0

 

Samuel Goddard, born November 1813, Ipswich – baptised 27th February 1814 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. In November 1848, Poona, Bombay, India, Samuel, a widower married Mary Ann Hayes (nee Degama), a widow – daughter of John Degama. They had 1 daughter. Mary Ann Goddard died January 1852, Neemuch.

 

John Kirk Goddard, born March 1818, Ipswich – baptised 24th April 1818 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich – died 1819, Ipswich.

 

Lucy Caroline Goddard, born January 1820, Ipswich – baptised 13th February 1820 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. On the 16th September 1857, at Turret Green Chapel, Ipswich, Lucy married the Reverend Joseph Fletcher Alexander, born 1825, Norwich, Norfolk. They had 4 children.

Joseph was the second son of the Rev. John Alexander, of Norwich, and grandson of the Rev. William Alexander, both Congregational ministers. In 1847, he entered Highbury College, London (set up by English Dissenters), and transferred with other students in 1850 to New College, London, which he left in 1853. Reverend Joseph Alexander was first engaged in Free Church work at Ipswich, before moving to Manchester in 1872, as the local agent for the Liberation Society. He held that office until September 1889. In testimony of his assiduity, earnestness, and efficiency, Joseph’s friends presented him with an illuminated address and a cheque for eighty guineas. Lucy Caroline Alexander died May 1883, at North Grove, Didsbury, Manchester. For the last three years of his life, Joseph resided with his son Joseph John Alexander at his home at West Malling. Reverend Joseph Alexander died in April 1901, Kingsnorth House, West Malling, Kent. Lucy and Joseph were laid to rest at Sale Brooklands Cemetery, Greater Manchester.

 

Mary Frances Goddard, born June 1822, Ipswich – baptised 20th October 1822, at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich – died 25th August 1897, of ‘San Remo’ St. John’s Road, Ipswich.

 

Martha Ann Notcutt Goddard, born May 1824, St. Margaret’s, Ipswich – baptised 15th August 1824, at Tacket Street Independent Church, Ipswich. On the 16th September 1857, at Turret Green Chapel, Ipswich, Martha married Joseph Bunnell May, born 7th June 1823, St. Clement’s, Ipswich – baptised an 31st October 1823, Tackett Street Independent Church, Ipswich. An Auctioneer. Martha May died on the 2nd August 1891 (Sabbath Day), at Orwell Lodge, Weston Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight.  In June 1894, at Above Bar Congregational Church, Southampton, Joseph married Hannah Lewis, born 1843, Norton Folgate, London – daughter of William Jones Lewis, a surgeon and Elizabeth Lewis (nee Bunnell), of Croydon, Surrey. Joseph died 2nd August 1891, at Orwell Lodge, Weston Road, West Cowes, Isle of Wight. Hannah May died 26th January 1908, of Sutherland House, Cumberland Place, Southampton.

 

Lucy and Joseph, Martha and Joseph were married on the same day, at the same chapel.

 

Lydia Atkinson Goddard, born April 1830, Ipswich – baptised 18th July 1830 at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich – died 15th December 1845, Ipswich. Laid to rest Saturday, 20th December in the family vault, in the burial-ground adjoining Tackett Street Meeting House, Ipswich.

 

CENSUS

 

1851   Duke Street, Ipswich.

 

Ebenezer was 35 years old, a Civil Servant and Manager of the Ipswich Gas Light Company. He was married and head of the household.

Anna, 34.

Ellen, 2.

Daniel, 1.

Lucy, 3 months.

2 house servants.

 

1861   Manager’s House – Gas Factory, Duke Street, St. Clement’s, Ipswich.

 

Ebenezer was 45 years old, a Justice of the Peace. Manager & Engineer of Gas Works – employing 3 clerks, 44 men and 5 boys. Ship Owner – employing 38 men & 7 boys. Proprietor in Copper and Tin Mines. Proprietor in Railways. Proprietor in Houses, and Patentee & Manufacturer of Gas Burners & Apparatus. He was married and head of the household.

Anna, 42.

Ellen, 12.

Daniel, 11.

Lucy, 10.

2 house servants.

 

1871   Oak Hill, Belstead Road, St. Mary’s Stoke, Ipswich.

 

Ebenezer was 55 years old, a Civil Engineer. He was married and head of the household.

Anna, 52.

Ellen, 22.

Daniel, 21.

Lucy, 20.

2 house servants.

 

Gardener’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 gardener and his young family.

 

Gardener’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 gardenr and his wife.

 

Coachman’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 coachman.

 

1881   Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Ebenezer was 65 years old, a Justice of the Peace. Civil Engineer. Ship Owner, and Manager of Gas Works. He was married and head of the household.

Anna, 62.

1 cook.

1 house servant.

 

Gardener’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 widowed gardener and his teenage sons, 1 son employed as a gardener’s assistant. Plus 1 housekeeper.

 

Gardener’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 gardener and his young family.

 

Coachman’s Cottage – Oak Hill, Belstead Road.

1 coachman and his young family.

 

On the 21st October 1845, Broad Street Independent Chapel, Reading, Berkshire, Ebenezer married Annie Sarah Ford, born 1817, St. Lawrence, Reading – baptised 27th April 1817, at Broad Street Independent Chapel, Reading. Youngest daughter of Thomas Ford, born 1768 – died Friday, 5th August 1842, of 5, Oxford Street, Reading, and Martha Ford (nee Hunt). Thomas Ford was a druggist and chemist of Market Place, Reading.

Ebenezer and Annie had 4 children:

 

Ebenezer Ford Goddard, born 1846- died October 1846 – buried 10th October 1846 after a service at Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich.

 

Ellen Ford Goddard, born 1848, Ipswich – died 23rd June 1874 after a long and painful illness, at Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Daniel Ford Goddard, born 17th January 1850, Ipswich. On the 27th May 1874, at the Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich, Daniel married Lucy Crosbie Harwood, only daughter of Thomas & Lucy Harwood, of Belstead Hall, Suffolk. The ceremony conducted by the Rev. Thomas Fison B.A., of Hendon, Middlesex, cousin of the bride and assisted by the Rev. Valentine William Maybery, of the Tacket Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. Daniel and Lucy had 1 daughter born prematurely on the 26th December 1875, 9, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich – died 27th December 1875. Lucy Crosbie Goddard died 3rd February 1876, of 9, Lower Brook Street, Ipswich. Laid to rest 9th February 1876, Section Q, Ipswich Old Cemetery.

On the 13th August 1877, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Daniel married ‘Bessie’ Elizabeth Harwood Hitchcock, born 1850, Bramford, Suffolk – eldest daughter of Ebenezer & Sarah Hitchcock, of Bramford. They ceremony conducted by the Rev. William Tritton. Daniel and Elizabeth had 5 children, only twin daughter, Annie Maud Goddard attained adulthood.

Daniel succeeded his father in 1882 as engineer, general manager, and secretary of Ipswich Gas Company. On the 25th March 1887, Daniel retired from the position of Engineer and Manager, to devote himself to Parliament and civic efforts. He was first elected to the Town Council in 1886, and served as Mayor of Ipswich from 1891, but resigned in June 1892. In 1895, as a Liberal party politician, Daniel served as a Member of Parliament for Ipswich. A position he held until the 1918 General Election when he did not seek re-election. On the 9th November 1907, Daniel was conferred the honour of Knighthood by King Edward VII.

Sir Daniel Ford Goddard died 6th May 1922, after an illness lasting 2 months, at Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich. Lady Elizabeth Harwood Goodard died October 1927, Ipswich.

 

Lucy Anne Goddard, born 1851, Ipswich – died 23rd June 1874 after a long and painful illness, at Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich – buried 28th February 1884, Section Q, Ipswich Old Cemetery.

 

Annie Sarah Goddard died 10th April 1852, Ipswich.

 

On the 18th July 1855, at Ipswich, Ebenezer married Anna Sarah King (nee Harwood), a widow of Upminster, Essex, born 27th October 1818, Belstead Hall, Suffolk, baptised 23rd April 1819, at the Tackett Street Independent Chapel, Ipswich. Youngest daughter of Samuel Harwood, born May 1783, Bildeston, Suffolk – died October 1838, Belstead Hall, and Lucy Harwood (nee Crosbie), born February 1788, Belstead – died 1853, Suffolk. Samuel was an agent for Sir Robert Harland, of Wherstead Park, and as a tenant farmed for Sir Robert Harland on his inherited estate Belstead Hall.

 

Anna Sarah Harwood was first married in July 1846, Belstead, Suffolk to John Shead King, born April 1815, Ovington, Essex, baptised 7th May 1815, at the Old Independent Meeting Chapel, Clare, Suffolk. John died April 1850, Upminster, Essex.

 

Anna Sarah Goddard died 12th February 1889, at Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

Probate to Anna’s nephews – Samuel Thomas Harwood, of Battisford, Henry Fairfax Harwood, of Tuddenham, and Alfred Harwood, of Belstead.

 

Ebenezer had been in failing health and suffering from an affection of the heart when he died 19th October 1882, at Oak Hill, Belstead Road, Ipswich.

 

SOURCES:

Image courtesy of Mr. A. Gilbert – Ipswich Borough Council.

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