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
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2018 

    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 
    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 
    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 
    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
    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 plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham plots - St James Cemetery.jpg
    St. 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.
    Wm Gooderham's house, Mill St, Toronto.jpg
    Wm Gooderham's house, Mill St, Toronto.jpg
    Four dollar bill of the Bank of Toronto with James G. Worts' and William Gooderham's portraits and letter of praise for their service.
    Four dollar bill of the Bank of Toronto with James G. Worts' and William Gooderham's portraits and letter of praise for their service.
    The complaint reads (as best as I can make out): "May 9th this is the first Bill I received bearing the portraits of my worthy old bosses. in keeping with a pair of worthy businessmen who have stood the brunt of over forty years mercantile and other business with integrity and to the great benefit of the community..."
    William Gooderham, Rector's Warden, Little Trinity Church
    William Gooderham, Rector's Warden, Little Trinity Church

    Documents
    Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
    Gooderham Family Bible found in Distillery
    Dinah Cruse-Hunter, whose 4th g-grandmother was a sister-in-law to William Gooderham’s son, Alfred Edward Gooderham, was given this bible by a friend who rescued it from under the feet of a worker at the Distillery District. Dinah gave the bible to Gay Gooderham and wrote the following about the bible:

    My husband and I have been historical re-enactors for the past 15 years or so. We belong to a group called On-gwe-ho-way (first peoples of Turtle Island) and interpret as Native participants in the War of 1812, mostly. We also interpret as 1812 naval participants and camp followers. On occasion, we also participate as my 3rd Great Grandparents (Col. and Lucy Bridgford) in The Rebellion of 1837.

    One of our 1812 re-enactors who knew of my connection to the Gooderhams, asked if we would be interested in a Bible he found while doing renovations at the Distillery District in Toronto. He rescued it from the floor. It had been used as a “step-up” by one of the workers to reach a ceiling fixture. Needless to say, I jumped at the opportunity to be caretaker of the Bible.

    The Bible is big!! It’s about 9 ½ “ x 11 ½ “ x 3” thick. I looked through the book and lo and behold, I found handwritten entries for William Gooderham’s family! I was stunned! The Bible itself 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. Bible is about 9 ½ “ x 11 ½ “ x 3” thick

    Headstones
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    Worts & Gooderham crypt, St. James.jpg
    The entrance to the crypt at St. James Cemetery, Toronto

    Family Stories
    1831 <strong>The Adventure Begins</strong>
    1831 The Adventure Begins
    By Douglas Worts
    The motivating origins for the move to Canada and the family partnership.
    1802 <strong>William Gooderham’s Early Years in England</strong>
    1802 William Gooderham’s Early Years in England
    William's youth until emigrating from England. Describes his army career with the Royal York Rangers including his work as a remittance man, apparently the source of his wealth.

    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 (1)
    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
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      Spouse's Name: Elizabeth Thrift
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      Event Date: 08 Jun 1812
      Event Place: Carisbrooke,Hampshire,England
      Batch number: M06011-1