CFHS code : ML23

Parish : St Mary the Less

Inscription : In Memory of MARY the beloved wife of M H GOODMAN Harefield Middlesex d May 17 1850 aged 57 also HENRY GOODMAN husband of the above d April 24 1858 aged 61

Monument : Ground slab

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey

Lat Lon : 52.202755, 0.13780028 – click here for location

Goodman grave
Goodman ground slab

Monument

Inscription

Mary Goodman (1793 – 17 May 1850)

Mary was the wife of Henry Goodman and they lived in Harefield, near Uxbridge to the west of London. Henry was a mealman (which meant he traded grain) and it is not believed that the couple had any children. They did however raise their nephew Edmund (1826-) who was the illegitimate son of Henry’s sister Ann. Mary died in Cambridge and was buried on 24 May 1850.

Henry Goodman (c.1797 – 24 April 1858)

Henry was born in Cranfield, Buckinghamshire. He married Mary and after he was widowed lived in Harefield with servant Sarah Hart (1851). Henry died in Harefield aged 61 years old.  His estate was sold at auction and consisted of: various mortgages, six dwelling houses in Harefield, a baker’s shop and a beer shop also in Harefield, a house and garden in South Street, Cambridge and three houses in London.

As part of his will Henry left an ‘annual income to the incumbent of Harefield church and the overseers of that parish and he directed that such income should be laid out by them in the purchase of so much of the best flour, raisins suitable for making puddings and good beer as would be sufficient to give fifty poor families, inhabitants of the parish of Harefield, a quartern of flour, one pound of raisins and two quarts of good beer to each family , to be distributed on Christmas Eve in every year’.

Sources:

Ancestry

Newspaper archives

by Claire Martinsen

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Henry Goodman; Mary Goodman