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10-10-11, 21:32
In 1867 Mary Ann Goodall married Melford Sacre in Shoreditch. On the marriage cert. her father is listed as William Goodall, City missionary http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec?htx=View&r=5538&dbid=1623&iid=31280_197910-00382&fn=Mary+Ann&ln=Goodall&st=r&ssrc=&pid=7357739

I am trying to work out exactly who Mary Annes parents were. She was born in Hampshire in 1845, and according to a number of trees on Ancestry, her parents were William and Charlotte - here in 1851 where William is a Farm Labourer. http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec?htx=view&r=5538&dbid=8860&iid=HAMHO107_1678_1679-0118&fn=William&ln=Goodall&st=r&ssrc=&pid=3492129

I have now found a William born in Hampshire in 1821 who is a City Missionary in London in the 1881, with wife Eliza http://search.ancestry.co.uk/iexec?htx=view&r=5538&dbid=7572&iid=LNDRG11_538_540-0131&fn=Sarah&ln=Goodall&st=r&ssrc=&pid=20388375.

There is a possible death for Charlotte in Lambeth in 1852, and a William marries Eliza in Lambeth in 1856. So my question is how likely is it for an Ag Lab to become a city missionary and go to London, and can anyone find any connection between this Mary Ann and William. As this is for a friend, at the moment certificates aren't an option. Also what happened to Williams first family with Charlotte - they all seem to have disappeared.

Sorry for the rambling, am getting very confused by this lot!

10-10-11, 22:10
I have not looked at your family as such yet, but I have a relative who came from a simple fishing village and ended up as a city missionary, hundreds of mile from home.
So, to me, yes it is possible.

10-10-11, 22:19
Have you seen the marriage in London of Mary Ann Goodall to Melford Sacre - the father is listed as William Goodall, city missionary?
oopps - sorry - just reread your post and you have that one - just ignore me!

10-10-11, 22:28
Of the 5 Goodall children listed in the 1851 census I have now found 4 (including Mary Ann) who married in London between 1864 and 1870 with father William, missionary. The ages seem to match too. This is looking promising.

10-10-11, 22:30
Did you find George? - there is a George Goodall in the 1881 census in Windsor - age is abit out - b 1846 but birthplace is Andover, Hampshire????

11-10-11, 14:45
Thanks Herky, sorry to not answer before, got called away last night and didn't get back. I'll have a look for George in Windsor - I haven't tried tracking the children yet.

I found Williams death and probate this morning - for a missionary, he didn't do too bad. When he died in 1893 he left over £1680 to his widow.