Sunday, February 14, 2016

William Henry Goodwin- The Times of his Life

I find that when dealing with a relative that is a bit confusing sometimes its good to make a timeline of their life . It helps make sense of what is going on.
Ive done this for my 3x G Grandfather William Henry Goodwin aka Henry Goodrum. l
He goes by several variations of his name throughout his life- some of his children are registered as Goodrum, some as Goodwin, some not registered at all.
The constant in all is his wife's name Jane. 
To make things more complicated there was another couple living in Auckland contemporary with my 3x G Grandparents - also William Henry Goodwin and Jane. though she was Jane nee Russell and my 3x G Grandmother was Jane nee Boyt.
The other couple lived first in Auckland city and later moved to Kaukapakapa, whereas my ancestors started in Auckland city and later moved to Ngaruawahia.

Text of this layout is as below
1826 - BIRTH - To Parents Charles Goodrum and Sarah Doe  Gissing Norfolk c1826
1841 - RESIDENCE : Long RowGissing, Norfolk age 15 living with family. Name listed as            Henry GOODRUM
1844 - ENLISTMENT to 58th Regiment Reg. No 2291 on 24 Feb 1844. Already enlisted in same regiment are brothers Charles , George and possibly one other brother
1845 - EMBARKED: on Guard Ship HMS Ann for Australia  30 Dec 1845. Listed as Henry GOODERAM
1846 - JOINED: NSW  detachment of 58th Regiment and departed for New Zealand on HMS Racehorse
1852- MARRIAGE: To Jane Boyt, Daughter of William Boyt, Fencible,  at St Peters Church Onehunga 3rd Feb 1852
1852- BIRTH: of Daughter Mary Jane, at Onehunga (nobirth registration) 8th December 1852
1852-1857 SERVED: In the Northern Wars under Col. Bridge and Col. Despard and under Col. Hamilton in the Waikato Wars
1854 - BIRTH: of son William Charles (date not confirmed-no birth reg. but possibly 24 Aug 1854)
1857- DISCHARGED: In New Zealand 31 Jan 1857 in return for pension and land
1858 - BIRTH: of Daughter Sarah Ann in Auckland registered as Sarah  GOODRUM
1859 - OCCUPATION: Brickmaker. As per daughter Mary Jane’s Obituary. Bricks were used to build Partingtons Windmill
1859- BIRTH: of son George Peace (no birth registration)
1860 - ENLISTMENT: Auckland Militia . Appointed Rank of Seargent by Col. Theodore Haultain
1860 - BIRTH: of son James (Registered as James GOODRUM) 3 September 1860
1860 - RESIDENCE: Lot 54 Regent Street East Newton Auckland
1861 - ENLISTMENT:  2nd Waikato Regiment. Name listed as Henry GOODWIN
1861 - TRANSFER: To the Land Transport Corps
1863 - BIRTH:  of son Henry (registered as Henry GOODRUM)
1864 - DISCHARGE: From Land Transport Corps. December 1864
1865 - ENLISTMENT: 4th Waikato Regiment at Onehunga on 30 July 1865
1866 - BIRTH:  of son Samuel Henry  on 27 March 1866 (registered Samuel GOODRUM)
1866 - RESIDENCE: Victoria Street Hamilton. (from the birth certificate of Samuel)
1867 - DISCHARGED : from 4th Waikato Regiment
1868 - BIRTH: of son Joseph  (registered Joseph GOODWIN)
1875 - RESIDENCE:  Ngaruawahia. As per 1875 Electoral Roll. Name listed as William Henry GOODWIN
1877 - OCCUPATION: Butcher - in partnership with P.W. Walsh
1881 - BANKRUPT:  Declared bankrupt 8 December 1881
1893 - OCCUPATION: Farming at Firewood Creek - Military Scrip Land
1905 - RESIDENCE: Firewood Creek Ngaruawahia (1905 Electoral Rolls)
1912 - DEATH: 9th January 1912 Of Fractured Leg, Old Age and Exhaustion at Firewood Creek
1912 - BURIAL: Old Ngaruawahia Cemetery. Plot 558M Row 1 Block 3

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