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Richard Godfrey born 11 December 1910 Prestwich Lancashire

Chris Godfrey

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Hello I was wondering if someone could help me with a tricky case.

My ancestor Richard Godfrey born 11th December 1910 to parents Henry William and Jemina Godfrey (Caddick) Born 1888 Manchester. I have found on a 1911 census that he and his mother were in a workhouse in Manchester he was 4 months old. I can't understand why they would be. His father is on a 1911 census with his parents aged 26. His father then served in WW1 for 3 years from 1915.

Richard i believe then moves to America I have a marriage certificate for him in 1938 in Virginia, He is then Naturalized in 1961. On his marriage certificate his parents are noted as Father Col Charles Godfrey and Jemima Caddick. Am i right in thinking his mother re-married and his Charles Godfrey a relation to Richard. The marriage certificate gives no indication on where his parents are living and i'm yet to find this marriage of Charles and Jemima. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Richard Godfrey ?
BIRTH 11 Dec 1910
Manchester, Metropolitan Borough of Manchester, Greater Manchester, England
DEATH 26 Jun 1986 (aged 75)
Dade City, Pasco County, Florida, USA
BURIAL
Trilby Cemetery
Trilby, Pasco County, Florida, USAMEMORIAL ID 27069344 · View Source

Entry by
Scott Black
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That's the records I have found for him in America. I'm just puzzled by the father's name difference if indeed it is different
 
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So did jemima marry 3 times?. Charles Bogart is a different name to Charles Godfrey. The age of Richard Godfrey says 4 months on the workhouse record is this not correct. He was born in December 1910 so would Match up?
 
So did jemima marry 3 times?. Charles Bogart is a different name to Charles Godfrey. The age of Richard Godfrey says 4 months on the workhouse record is this not correct. He was born in December 1910 so would Match up?
He may of put Godfrey on marriage cert for Robert to make it look respectful with Jemima but Jemima fits well on the 1939 and death. Have you got her birth cert. to see if it is 24 Oct 1888.
 
Just an index which gives October 1888. I've got her marriage cert which gives her age as 20 in 1908 to Henry William so again that would be 1888 so the boxes are being ticked. My biggest question is why would she and Richard go into a workhouse in 1911 when Henry William was down as living with parents. Henry William is down as married as well on that census.

I've looked at the 1911 census for the workhouse for which Richard and his mother are at and there are nurses etc registered there. So is this a hospital or is it a workhouse where the poor lived and worked?
 
Just an index which gives October 1888. I've got her marriage cert which gives her age as 20 in 1908 to Henry William so again that would be 1888 so the boxes are being ticked. My biggest question is why would she and Richard go into a workhouse in 1911 when Henry William was down as living with parents. Henry William is down as married as well on that census.

I've looked at the 1911 census for the workhouse for which Richard and his mother are at and there are nurses etc registered there. So is this a hospital or is it a workhouse where the poor lived and worked?
I think most workhouse's were hospitals as well.
http://www.workhouses.org.uk/Manchester/
I can't find Henry William in 1911 can you post a link please.
 
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