Edward Cleve Goldfinch

(1873-1935)
FatherStephen Goldfinch (c 1825-)
MotherHarriet Sackett Spain (1844-1873)
Edward Cleve Goldfinch, mariner, son of Stephen Goldfinch and Harriet Sackett Spain, was born in Margate, KentG, in 1873.1,2 He died aged about 62 in Thanet, KentG, in 1935.3 He married in ThanetG, in 1893, Mary Louise Farrett.4,5 Mary was born in RamsgateG, on 12 August 18731,6 and died aged 98 in ThanetG, in 1972.6
     In 1881 Edward was living at 160 King Street, RamsgateG, in the household of his grandparents George and Susannah Wetherhead, and was recorded in the census as Edward G Goldfinch, a scholar, aged seven and born in Margate.7
     On 5 April 1891, the night of the census, Edward was on board the sailing ship "Cornucopia", moored in the River Wear, Sunderland, County DurhamG. He was listed as Edward Goldfinch, a cook, one of six crewmen, aged 17 and born in Margate. The ship was of 206 tons and was engaged in the coasting trade.8
     In 1901 he was living at 3 Castle Road, St Lawrence, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Edward Goldfinch, a general labourer, head of household, married, aged 27 and born in Margate. Living with him were his wife Mary, 28, and their children, Beatrice, 7, Alfred, 5, Violet, 3, and Frederick, aged one.9
     In 1911 he was living at 9 Rodney Street, RamsgateG, and was recorded as Edward Goldfinch, a mariner, head of household, married, aged 38 and born in Margate. Living with him were his wife Mary, 38, and their children, Beatrice, 17, Alfred, 16, Violet, 13, Frederick, 11, Hilda, 9, Edward, 6, and Sidney, aged one.10
(1911 census)

Children of Edward Cleve Goldfinch and Mary Louise Farrett

Sackett Family Association descendants
Judith Hall.
ReferenceR.3

 Notes & Citations

  1. Census.
  2. GRO Indexes to Births, 1837 to date, "Dec qtr 1873. Goldfinch, Edward Cleave. Mother: Spain. Thanet. 2a:806."
  3. GRO Indexes to Deaths, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Dec qtr 1935. Goldfinch, Edward C, 60. Thanet. 2a:1367."
  4. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1893. Goldfinch, Edward Cleath. Thanet. 2a:1633."
  5. GRO Indexes to Marriages, 1837 to date (FreeBMD), "Sep qtr 1893. Farrett, Mary Louise. Thanet. 2a:1633."
  6. Website England & Wales Death Index, 1916–2005 (GRO Civil Registration Index) (Ancestry.com) (http://search.ancestry.co.uk/), "Jun qtr 1972. Goldfinch, Mary Louise, b. 12 Aug 1873. Thanet. 5f:1771."
  7. 1881 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, RG11, piece 988, folio 52, p. 18
    160 King St, Ramsgate, Kent
    George B Wetherhead, head, married, 64, tailor, b. Ramsgate
    Susanha A Wetherhead, wife, 56, laundress, b. Margate
    Edward G [sic] Goldfinch, gson, 7, scholar, b. Margate.
  8. 1891 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, RG12, piece 4142, folio 26
    Sailing ship "Cornucopia" of Inverness, 206 tons, engaged in coasting trade, moored in River Wear, Sunderland, Durham
    Edward Goldfinch, crew (one of six), single, 17, cook, b. Kent, Margate.
  9. 1901 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, RG13, piece 827, folio 139, p. 42
    3 Castle Rd, St Lawrence, Ramsgate, Kent
    Edward Goldfinch, head, married, 27, general labourer, b. Margate
    Mary Goldfinch, wife, 28, b. Ramsgate
    Beatrice Goldfinch, dau, 7, b. Ramsgate
    Alfred Goldfinch, son, 5, b. Ramsgate
    Violet Goldfinch, dau, 3, b. Ramsgate
    Frederick Goldfinch, son, 1, b. Ramsgate.
  10. 1911 England census, digital image from National Archives microfilm, Ancestry.com, 9 Rodney Street, Ramsgate, Kent
    4 large rooms
    Edward Goldfinch, head, 38, married, mariner, b. Margate
    Mary Goldfinch, wife, 38, m. 18y, 9 ch, all living, b. Ramsgate
    Beatrice Goldfinch, dau, 17, b. Ramsgate
    Alfred Goldfinch, son, 16, b. Ramsgate
    Violet Goldfinch, dau, 13, b. Ramsgate
    Fredrick Goldfinch, son, 11, b. Ramsgate
    Hilda Goldfinch, dau, 9, b. Ramsgate
    Edward Goldfinch, son, 6, b. Ramsgate
    Sidney Goldfinch, son, 1, b. Ramsgate.
Last Edited13 November 2016