Person    | Male  Born 3/6/1852  Died 30/7/1925

Henry Watts Wilkinson Goudge

Henry Watts Wilkinson Goudge

Henry Watts Wilkinson Goudge was born on 3 June 1852 the fourth of the six children of Alexander Goudge (1818-1879) and Clarinda Goudge née Inman (1822-1893). His birth was registered in the 2nd quarter of 1852 in the Bethnal Green registration district, Middlesex (now Greater London). On 15 July 1852 he was baptised at St Jude's Church, Bethnal Green, where the baptismal register shows his family were living at 14 Bonner Road, Bethnal Green and that his father was a clerk in a bank.

In the 1861 census he is shown as a scholar living at 13 Goulden Terrace, Richmond Road, Hackney, Middlesex (now Greater London), with his parents and five siblings: Clarinda Goudge (1847-1939); Charlotta Harriet Goudge (1848-1933); Alexander Goudge (1851-1935); Marianne Umfreville Goudge (1853-1930) and Elizabeth Goudge (b.1860). His father was described as a clerk in the Bank of England.

He was shown as a clerk in the Bank of England in the 1871 census, living at 11 Victoria Villas, King Edward Road, Hackney, with his parents and five siblings. His father and his brother, Alexander, were also described as clerks in the Bank of England.

He was described as a bank clerk in the 1881 census, living at 25 Benthal Road, West Hackney, with his widowed mother who was listed as an annuitant, two of his sisters: Marianne and Elizabeth who were both described as governesses, together with a female general domestic servant.

On 22 September 1881 he married Elizabeth Croxford (1853-1936) in St Jude's Church, Islington, where in the marriage register he is shown as a bachelor and a clerk residing in Mildmay Road, Islington, whilst his wife was described as a spinster living in Stoke Newington Road, Islington.

He continued to be described as a bank clerk in the 1891 census, living at 64 Rectory Road, West Hackney, with his wife and their four children: Alexander Goudge (1883-1942); Elsie Croxford Goudge (1885-1945); Margaret Elizabeth Goudge (1887-1942) and Isabel Dorothy Goudge (1890-1968), together with a female general domestic servant.

In the 1900 edition of the Post Office London Directory his is listed as employed in the Bank of England's Bill Office and was still employed there when the 1901 census was undertaken showing him living at 37 Burma Road, Stoke Newington, London, with his wife, their four children and a female general servant.

Probate records confirm that his address had been 140 Highbury New Park, Middlesex and that he died, aged 73 years, on 30 July 1925. Probate was granted to his widow on 21 August 1925 and his effects totalled £2,550-16s-8d.

Credit for this entry to: Andrew Behan.

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