William Gooderham

William Gooderham

Male 1790 - 1881  (90 years)

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  • Name William Gooderham 
    Born 29 Aug, 1790  Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration c. 1832  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 20 Aug, 1881  Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Cause: senile debility 
    Buried St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13  Gooderham -Worts | William Gooderham and descendants, James Gooderham family and descendants
    Last Modified 17 Sep 2015 

    Father James Gooderham,   b. 4 Sep 1757, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1820, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Sarah Rodwell,   b. 1766, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1802, Diss, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Nov, 1787  Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Photos
    Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
    Building in Scole near James and Sarah Gooderham's homestead
    Graveyard and church in Scole.
    Graveyard and church in Scole.
    Graveyard and church in Scole. Inscribed... Scole Church showing relatives graves. Possibly Ezekiel made this notation?
    Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings.
    Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings.
    Scole Homestead, view of farm and buildings. Inscribed: End view of the homestead. Author indicates that these photos are where father was born. Ezekiel or son George?
    Scole Inn Postcard
    Scole Inn Postcard
    Post Card showing the Scole Inn.
    Family Stories
     866 <strong>History of the Family Name</strong>
    866 History of the Family Name
    Excerpt from "House Belongs To The Government" by G. Kent Gooderham
    Family ID F2  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Thrift,   d. c. 1820 
    Married 8 Jun 1812  Carlsbrooke Hampshire England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Sarah Gooderham,   b. 25 Oct 1816, Portchester Castle, Isle of Wight, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1901, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     2. Mariam Gooderham,   b. Abt 1820, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Feb 2014 21:17:16 
    Family ID F4  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Harriet Tovell Herring,   b. 01 Nov, 1802, Suffolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Mar, 1885, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Married c.1820/1825  Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Louisa Gooderham,   b. 13 Feb 1822, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1908, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)  [Birth]
     2. William Gooderham, jr.,   b. 24 Apr 1824, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1889, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +3. James Gooderham,   b. 29 Dec 1825, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 May 1879, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Mildred Gooderham,   b. Abt 1828, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1890, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years)  [Birth]
    +5. George Gooderham,   b. 14 Mar 1830, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1905, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     6. Edward Gooderham,   b. 17 Feb 1832, Scole, Norfolk, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1834, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 2 years)  [Birth]
    +7. Henry Gooderham,   b. 4 Apr 1834, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Nov 1916, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Alfred Lee Gooderham,   b. 28 Aug 1836, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Apr 1926, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)  [Birth]
     9. Anne Elizabeth Gooderham,   b. 13 Feb 1839, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. c 1841, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Robert Turner Gooderham,   b. 11 Jul 1841, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1913, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +11. Harriet Anne Gooderham,   b. 11 Jul 1841, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1912, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
    +12. Charles Horace Gooderham,   b. 18 Feb 1844, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1904, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +13. Victoria Gooderham,   b. 12 Apr 1846, Toronto, ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1922  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 10 Mar 2013 17:58:27 
    Family ID F5  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Aug, 1790 - Scole, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jun 1812 - Carlsbrooke Hampshire England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsImmigration - c. 1832 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Cause: senile debility - 20 Aug, 1881 - Toronto, ON, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. James Cemetery, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - c.1820/1825 - Scole, Norfolk, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    'Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835'
    "Grist to the Mill, Toronto Winter, 1835"
    Print of a painting by Rowley Murphy, 1947. The print depicts an imagined scene of the Gooderham and Worts windmill, as it might have looked in 1835.
    Historic Little Trinity Church
    Historic Little Trinity Church
    William Gooderham and James G. Worts were Rector's Wardens and huge supporters of this church.
    House of Wm Gooderham, Mill St., Toronto
    House of Wm Gooderham, Mill St., Toronto
    This house was on the south side of Mill St, just west of the main distillery complex.
    Williams house by the windmill
    Williams house by the windmill
    William and his sons.jpg
    William and his sons.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    The entrance to the crypt at St. James Cemetery, Toronto
    Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    Saint James Cemetery, on Toronto's Parliament St, is the site of the final resting spots for Wm Gooderham, James G Worts and the founders of the Gooderham and Worts Distillery. At some point in the past - perhaps during the 1970s - the angel that decorated the original Gooderham monument was stolen.
    William Gooderham
    William Gooderham
    William Gooderham was born in 1790 in Scole,Norfolk, England and emigrated to York (now Toronto, Canada) in 1832.
    Map - Lofty Windmill, York, U.C, 1832
    Map - Lofty Windmill, York, U.C, 1832
    Map of York, Upper Canada, 1832, showing location of mill belonging to Worts and Gooderham, Millers. Also, approximate site of the Worts and Gooderham residence during their early years in York.
    Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
    Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
    The Bible is about 9 ½ “ x 11 ½ “ x 3” thick with hand written entries for William Gooderham’s family. The Bible was published in Boston by Robert H. Sherburne, 1848. It is leather bound, but the front cover has completely separated from the binding and the spine is detached from the binding. The bible was being used by a worker at the Distillery District as a stepping stone. A friend rescued it and gave it to Dinah Cruse-Hunter who's 4th g-grandmother was the sister-in-law of William Gooderham's son Alfred.
    Wm Gooderham's house, Mill St, Toronto.jpg
    Wm Gooderham's house, Mill St, Toronto.jpg

    Documents
    Family Bible perhaps belonging to William Gooderham (1790-1881)
    Family Bible perhaps belonging to William Gooderham (1790-1881)
    Bible which may have been a wedding present to William and Harriet as it only records their children and only one subsequent marriage. The ink is very faded in places and the handwriting is so unique to the individual, it sometimes is difficult to interpret. It is now owned by a cousin(4x1removed) of Harriet Stegman who married Alfred Lee Gooderham (1836-1926)a son of of William Gooderham and Harriet Tovell Herring.
    Gooderham Family Bible found in the Distillery
    Gooderham Family Bible found in the Distillery
    Document containing info about the bible which was found in the Distillery, what is written in it, and photos of the relevant pages of the bible.

    Histories At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.

    Family Stories
    1831 - The Adventure Begins
    1831 - The Adventure Begins
    By Douglas Worts
    The motivating origins for the move to Canada and the family partnership.

    Albums
    J.W. Forster artist and author
    J.W. Forster artist and author (2)
    Forster did two or three portraits of prominent Gooderham men including William Sr., William Jr. and William George Gooderham. This album contains an excerpt from Forster's book and photo(S) of these portraits.
     William Gooderham Family Bible (2)
    The Bible was found at the Distillery. The Family register includes William and Harriet Gooderham and their children plus entries up until 1905 in a different hand recording additional births and deaths.

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] England Marriages, 1538–1973, GS film number 0496749 IT 5.
      Name: Wm. Gooderham
      Birth Date:
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      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Thrift
      Spouse's Birth Date:
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      Event Date: 08 Jun 1812
      Event Place: Carisbrooke,Hampshire,England
      Batch number: M06011-1