Henry Godkin was christened 18 September 1641 in Heanor,
Derbyshire, England, the son of Henry Godkin and Marie Cooper. A
family Bible page in the possession of a descendant reads: "Henry
Godkin the son of Henry Godkin of Smalley was born the 17th of
September, being Friday about one of the clock in the after
noon, and baptized on Saturday the 18th of September, and Mary
his mother was buried the same day, 1641." Family
Bible page from Wally McMahon.
Henry married Elizabeth Ridgley 2 February 1666 in Smalley. The
marriage is also recorded in Longford, Derbyshire.
Elizabeth died and was buried 6 September 1687 in Smalley, Derbyshire. Henry is believed to have next married Catherine Radford in about 1692. Henry died and was buried 17 December 1727 in Heanor, leaving a will written 22 February 1722, and proven 1728.
In the name of God Amen, I
Henry Godkin of Shipley in the County of Derby, yeoman, being
of sound mind and memory praised be God Almighty for the same,
do this present 22nd day of Feb 1722-3 make and
ordain this my last will and testement in manner and forme
following, ffirst and principaly I commend my soul into the
hands of Almighty God hopeing that this the merits, death and
passon of our Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free
pardon & forgiveness of all my sins and to inherit eternal
life, and my body I commit to the earth to be decently buried
at the discression of my executor hereafter named. And as for
my temporall estate as it hath pleased God to bestow on me, I
dispose thereof as followeth: Imprimis, I will that all by
debts and funeral charges be paid and discharged by my
executor. Item, I give, devise and bequeath to my son Henry
Godkin and to his heires and assignes for ever all my freehold
lands lying in Codnor and tithes thereunto belonging now being
in the tenure of John Wood, Cassendra Moundes, and John Peake.
Item, I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Elizabeth Godkin
one hundred pounds to be paid to her within twelve months
after my decease. Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter
Anne the wife of Henry Corden one shilling. Item I give unto
my grandchildren the sons and daughters of Henry and Anne
Corden to each or every of them one shilling. Item, I give,
devise and bequeath unto my grandson Henry Godkin and to his
heires and assignes for ever, all my lands lying within the
precinct of Losko and Langley. And also all my tithes in Losko
and Langey and also all my personal estate, goods, cattells
and chattels whatsoever or wheresoever the same is or may be
found I give and bequeath unto my send grandson Henry Godkin
who I now make, constitute and appoint my full and sole
executor of this my last will and testament hereby revokeing
and annulling all other and former will and wills by me
heretofore made, acknowledgeing this to be my last will and
testament and none other. Witness my hand the day and yeare
first above written.
Signed, sealed and published by the said Henry Godkin as his last will & testament in the psence of
A true and perfect inventory of all the goods, cattells and chattells of Henry Godkin late of Shipley, being taken and appraised this 3rd day of Jan in the yeare 1727 & by whose names are here unto subscribed.
Imprimis, his purse & apparel 05 00 00
In the house
Fire irons & irons at the ffire 00 15 00
A long table, little table, fforms, cubbord, 01 05 00
Cheirs 00 10 00
8 pewter dyshes, 7 plates, porrengers 02 02 00
Brass 04 20 00
Tubb, barrel & ketts 01 08 00
In the parlor & chambers
2 bedsteads beds & ffurniture 08 00 00
3 chests, 1 table 01 00 00
A bedstead 00 02 00
Cheese 03 00 00
Backon 02 10 00
A warming pan 00 05 00
In the buttery
Milk pans, bottles 00 03 00
In the chamber
2 beds, 3 bedsteads & ffurniture 05 10 00
1 pigg 01 10 00
7 milch kine 28 00 00
1 mare and a ffilly 15 00 00
2 pair of bullocks 13 00 00
3 heyffers 10 00 00
1 ffole 03 00 00
A stack of oats 15 00 00
A mare with ffole 05 00 00
7 yeareling calves 07 00 00
2 haystacks 10 00 00
Barley unthrashed 07 10 00
A bay of hay 05 00 00
Husbandry utensils 01 00 00
A waggen & waine 11 00 00
A mare 08 00 00
Wheat unthrashed 10 00 00
Oats unthrashed 05 00 00
A hay more 07 00 00
7 stirks 17 10 00
A haystack 04 00 00
219 10 00
Henry and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Ann, christened 11 January 1668 in Smalley; married
Henry Cordon 18 November 1690 in Heanor, Derbyshire; died 25
February 1731 in Heanor.
2. Elizabeth, christened 21 February 1669 in Heanor; died
15 March 1678.
3. Mary, christened 9 April 1672 in Smalley.
4. Elizabeth, christened 15 March 1678 in Heanor.
Henry and Catherine had the following children:
1. Henry, christened 27 November 1693 in Horsley.
2. Elizabeth, christened 5 October 1696 in Heanor.
SOURCE: IGI; Heanor parish register; e-mail from Will McMahon;
family Bible page; will of Henry Godkin of Shipley, 1727.
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY GODKIN AND
Henry Godkin was christened 23 October 1597 in Heanor, the son of Henry and Mary Godkin. The Heanor parish register shows: "Henry ye sonne of Henry Godkin of Shipley Wood was baptised ye xxiiith day of October 1597". He married Marie Cooper 1 May 1637 in Morley, Derbyshire.
Marie died 18 September 1641 in Morley, at the birth of her son Henry.
Henry then married Mary Heyley 6 June 1642 in Morley, Derbyshire. Henry is listed in the Hearth Tax for 1662 as having one hearth, of Smalley.
Henry died and was buried 21 June 1665 in Smalley. Mary died and
was buried 19 August 1687 in Smalley.
Henry left a will dated 2 June 1665 and proven 4 September 1665
In the name of God and to his honour and
glorie be all things done, Amen, I Henrie Godkin the elder of
Smalley in the pish of Morley and Countie of Derbie, Webster,
being sicke & weak in body, but yet of and in food sound and
perfect mind and memorie, blessed be the name of the Lord for
it, doe advisedly and xxx ordaine, constitute and make this my
last will and testament to xxx all such goods and estate as it
hath pleased God to blesse me with all in manner and forme
following, ffirst I commend my soule into the hands of Almightie
God my creator and maker and to his onely sonne Jesus Christ my
blessed Saviour and Redeemer and to the holy ghost my comforter
verily trusting in Gods mercie throught the merits of Christ
Jesus his better death and blould shedinge to obtaine remission
of my sins and eternall life with the blessed Saints in the
kingdome of heaven. And I commend my body to the earth from
whence it came to bee buried in the Church yarde in Smalley
neare unto my wife and daughter Anne. And so hereas I am
indebted in severall sumes of money to diverse friends and
neighbours, I desire the same may be satisfied with as much
convenient speed as may bee and for the remainder of my goods I
bequeath as followeth: I bequeath to my daughter Marie Godkin
twenty pounds to be paid unto her within two whole years after
my decease. Item, I give and bequeath unto my two grandchildren
of Robert Ellot my sonne in lawe tenne shillings to goe forward
for them to be payd within one whole yeare after my decease. And
for all the rest of my goods whatsoever I give and bequeath
equally unto my wife Marie Godkin and my sonne Henrie. Moreover
my will and desire is that the said Marie my wife and Henrie my
sonne shall occupie and enjoy the liveings income together if
they will soe agree, if not my will is then the said Henrie my
sonne shall paie unto my wife five pounds yearely dureinge the
tearme of his naturall life. And I constitute and and ordaine
for the confirmation hereof the said Marie my wife and Henrie my
sonne my true and lawfull executors of this my last will and
testament, and I appoint Robert Ellot my sonne in law, overseer,
all former will writings & manuscripts by me made to be voyd
and of none effect. In witness whereof I have to this present
writeings put my hand and seale the second day of June Anno
The mark of Henry Godkin from his will
Henry and Marie had the following children:
1. Anne; mentioned in father's will of 1665 as buried in
the Smalley churchyard.
2. Henry, born 17 September 1641; christened 18 September 1641 in Morley, Derbyshire; married Elizabeth Ridgley 1 February 1666 in Smalley; buried 17 December 1727 in Heanor.
Henry and Mary had these children:
1. Gartred, christened 8 May 1643 in Smalley; married
Robert Elot 4 November 1666 in Smalley.
2. Mary, christened 23 May 1645 in Smalley; married
Thomas Whitton 27 November 1666 in Smalley.
SOURCE: IGI; Smalley parish register transcript; Hearth Tax
1662; Heanor parish register; will of Henry Godkin, 1665, on
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY GODKIN AND
Henry Godkin was born in about 1570 of Heanor, the son of Henry
Godkin and Annes Brandan. He married 1) Mary Cordon in about 1590,
and then 2) Elizabeth Cordon 25 November 1605. Mary was the
daughter of Henry and Alice Cordon of Heanor. She must have died
before 1605. Henry died 10 January 1641 in Shipley. A family Bible
page in the possession of one of his descendants says, "Henry
Godkin the oldest departed this life January 1641".
The will of Henry, dated 10 January 1641 lists oldest sonn Henery
Godkin, daughter Jane Yates, sonn George, sonn Will, grandchildren
Thomas Yates, Jane Yates and Elizabeth Yates, and wife Elizabeth:
January 10 1641
In the Name of God Amen, I Henery Godkin of Shippley in the County of Darby weaver being aged and weake but of sound and perfect memory through Gods mercy concidering the uncertainities of the time I doath soe constittue ordaine and make this my last will and testament In manner and forme following
Imprimis I commend my soule into the handes of god through Jesus Christ my Savior, and my body to be buried in the church or churchyard of Heinor at the discrition of my Executrix and as concerning my worldly goods, my debts and funerrall expences discharged I bequeath them In manner following
Imprimis I give and bequeath to my oldest sonn Henery Godkin in lieue of his child up to one shilling
Item I give to my daugher Jane Yates one shilling
Item I give and bequeath to my sonn George six shilling and eight pence and my will is that these three aforementioned legacies shall be paid within one month after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to my sonn Will Godkin ten pounds to be paid him within two years after my decease
Item I give and bequeath to my grandchildren Thomas Yates, Jane Yates and Elizabeth Yates £4 and 10s to be equally divided among them to be paid them within one month of the decease of my executrix
Item I give and bequeath to Elizabeth Godkin my beloved wife all the rest of my goodes and chattels moveable and unmoveable whom I constitute ordaine and make sole executrix of this my last will and testament.
And I intreat Mr Josiah Hawkesworth and Roger Neild of Shipley to be overseers of this execution hereof
And this uterly revoking renouncing and annihilating all other wills legacies and bequests by me hertofore made or intended to be made for the rattification of this my last will and testament I have hereto put my hand and soule to these present
Read published and subscribed
and sealed in the presence of Henry X Godkin
Josias Hawkesworth his mark
Henry also left an inventory:
Inventory of Henry Godkin,
Perfect and true Inventory of all the goods and chattels of Henery Godking of Shipleywood late deceased viewed and prized by his neighbours whose names are under written this ninth day of February 1641
Imprimis his purse and apparell 0-5-0
Items in the house one cupboard and table and a forme
2 chaires 3 formes 1-5-0
Items in the parlour one seeled bed 2 plainer
bed steads two coffers, one chest, 2 rugges, 2 flockebeds
two bolsers five pillowes, 2 bed hillings five
Items in the chamber five hepen sheets six paires of
flaxen sheets 2 table clothes, one flaxen towel
twelve napkins 4-0-0
Items in buttery 2 brass pots, 5 kettles one
skellet, 2 brass candlesticks one chafing dish 3-2-0
Item eight pewter dishes, on double salt 0-11-0
Items in milke house 2 barrels, one kilt one kimnell
one kneading trough 2 churnes and other wooden ware 2-0-0
Item one bible, one fouling peice 2-0-0
Items in the shop 2 weavers loomes and gears and all things belonging thereto 5-0-0
Item 3 Bacon flickes 1-0-0
Item cheese and butter 0-5-0
Item foure pound of floure 1-0-0
Item wooll 0-5-0
Item one landyron one brandyron one paire of
tonges, one spit, one paire of cobyrons one hinging
yron, one hatchel, one harke, 2 fores, one billow
spade, one pestell, one morter and one paire of pinsers 0-10-0
Items without doores six kind, and two heyfers, 2 calfes
one mare, and six sheepe 20-0-0
Item corne and hay 3-10-0
Item one cart, one harrow, one plough and 2 hodders 1-0-0
Item Beas and two swine 1-0-0
Item all other odde husbandry and household implements 0-5-0
sum total 52-10-0
Henry X Corden
Henry and Mary had the following children:
1. Jone, born in about 1592 of Heanor; buried 26
September 1592 in Heanor.
2. Ellenor, christened 24 October 1593 in Heanor.
*3. Henry, christened 23 October 1597 in Heanor; married
Marie Cooper 1 May 1637 in Morley; buried 21 June 1665 in Smalley.
Baptism record for Henry Godkin in Heanor: "Henry ye
soone of Henry Godkin of Shipley Wood was baptised ye xxiijth
day of October in the year above said"
Henry and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Jane, christened 28 August 1606 in Heanor; married
William Yattes 4 May 1629 in Heanor; buried 13 September 1645.
2. George, christened 20 November 1608 in Heanor; married
Anne Pipes 25 February 1640 in Heanor; buried 18 November 1608 in
3. Robert, christened 5 May 1611 in Heanor; buried 14
March 1612 in Heanor.
4. William, christened 20 March 1614 in Heanor.
SOURCE: IGI; Heanor parish register; family Bible page in
possession of Wally McMahon; will of Henry Godkin online at
FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
HENRY GODKIN AND
Henry Godkin was born in about 1530 of Wilne, Derbyshire. He married
Annes Brandan 9 May 1556 in Wilne, Derbyshire.
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