Jane Goodfellow

Ari’s 7x great-grandmother Jane Goodfellow was probably born in Fovant, Wiltshire in 1704. Fovant is on the main Salisbury–Shaftesbury A30 road, and was once known for its watercress beds.

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The Fovant badges, cut out of the chalk escarpment by troops in 1916.

(For more information about the Fovant badges, see this story.)

Again, we know very little about this ancestor of Ari’s. I think she was baptised in Fovant on 2 June 1704, and if that is the right person, then her father’s name was John, but her mother’s name is not mentioned. I think she had a brother William, and sisters Mary, Anne and Lucy (twins), but William and Anne died as babies before she was born.

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Baptism entry from Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812, Ancestry.co.uk

Jane married John Beckett (father of John Beckett of Chilmark, Wiltshire) on 3 May 1725 at the church of St Mary of Antioch in Chilmark.

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Marriage entry from Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812, on Ancestry.co.uk

Jane and John’s first child was a daughter, Jenny, baptised at the church on 26 April 1726. Son John was next in 1729, and then two more sons, Benjamin and Philip, followed in 1731 and 1734.

There is a burial for a Jane Beckett in Chilmark on 7 Oct 1756.

Ari, this shows how you are related to Jane:

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John Beckett of Chilmark, Wiltshire

One of Ari’s 6x great-grandfathers was John Beckett. John was born in about 1729 in Chilmark, Wiltshire.

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Chilmark is known for its stone quarries, and stone from here was used to build Salisbury Cathedral.

From John’s marriage licence on Findmypast (in the collection of Sarum Marriage Licence Bonds), I discovered that his father was also John. (His first name is given as John Junr.) John’s occupation was given as ‘butcher’. He married Ann Sopp of Durnford, which is just north of Old Sarum, by licence, on 11 May 1761.

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Marriage record from Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812
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Wiltshire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754–1916

John and Ann had at least four children: John, Joseph, Thomas Salmon and Ann Sophia.

John died in 1805 and was buried on 22 March in the churchyard at St Mary of Antioch, which we visited yesterday.

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Wiltshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538–1812

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We didn’t find his grave, but there was a christening taking place which was a nice illustration of family history in the making!

Ari, this shows how you are related to John:

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