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1767 - 1850
Isaac's signature at the time of his marriage (4)
Isaac was born in Monyash in 1767, the youngest child of George and Jane (1). He had up to three older brothers, and up to three older sisters, although its not known for sure that they were all still living at the time of his birth (2). His father died when he was 14 (3).
He married Kezia Heathcoat at St Giles, in Hartington, on 21st January 1790 (4). He and Kezia probably lived in Manchester initially after marriage and had a daughter Mary there later the same year, and a son George in 1792 (5). He probably returned to Monyash to attend his mother's funeral in 1793 (8), but otherwise his whereabouts for the next ten years is unknown. He was seemingly living in Stockport at the birth of his sons James (circa 1802), Isaac (circa 1805), and Thomas (circa 1807) (9), but had returned to Monyash by the time his daughter Maria was born in 1813 (10). Its very likely that he had more children than this, but no trace of any has yet been unearthed.
On moving back to Monyash, he probably returned to lead mining (11). His wife Kezia died in 1826 (12), and sometime after this he moved in with his son James and family, where he was living at the time of the 1841 census when, obviously too old to be mining any more, he was working as a rag collector (13). He died on 15th February 1850 (14) and was buried 3 days later at St Leonard's (15).
Brief details of his children:
- Mary was born in Manchester in 1790. Nothing more is known of her.
- George was born in Manchester in 1792, and moved to Monyash as a teenager. He died there in 1814. He is not known to have married.
- James was born in Stockport in about 1802, and moved to Monyash as a child. He married Sarah Goodwin in 1827 and they settled in Monyash, where James worked as a lead miner. They had three sons (George, John and Ezra) and two daughters (Elizabeth and Mary). James died in 1866, whilst Sarah survived him by over 20 years.
- Isaac has his own page.
- Thomas was born in Stockport in about 1807, and moved to Monyash as a child. He married Mary Wheeldon in 1830 and they lived in Monyash, where he worked as a miner, and they had three sons - John, Richard and Ezra. However Mary died in 1837. Thomas moved to Nottingham, where he worked as a framework knitter and married Sarah Horsley in 1842. They had a daughter Kezia. Nothing is known of them after the 1861 census when they were living in Sneinton.
- Maria was born in Monyash in 1813. Nothing more is known of her.
Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
- Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash, includes the entry:
 Decem 27th Bapd Isaac son of Geor Goodwin & Jane
- See his father's page
- Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash, entry
[July, 1782] 21st Burd Mr Geor Goodwin Senr
It is probable, but not certain that this burial relates to Isaac's father (2).
- Parish Register of St Giles', Hartington, contains the entry
Isaac Goodwin & Keziah Heathcote of this Parish
Married in this Church by Banns
this 21st Day of January in the Year One Thousand seven Hundred
and ninety By me Wm Gould Curate
|The Marriage was solemnized between Us
|In the Presence of
- This is a little speculative so far. There was a George Goodwin buried in Monyash in 1814 aged 22, for whom there is no corrsponding baptism. However there was a baptism of a George, son of Isaac and Kezia Goodwin at Manchester Cathederal in 1792 (7). Given that Issac and Kezia are thought to have been living in Stockport, just to the south of Manchester about 10 years after this, along with the relatively rare combination of names Isaac and Kezia as parents, it seems likely that this baptism does indeed relate to them and their son. If this baptism is accepted as being their son's, then it is also likely that the baptism of Mary, to father Isaac (no mother named), in the same church 2 years earlier (6), and about 10 months after their marriage, is another of their children.
- An extracted entry in the IGI refers to the baptism of Mary Goodwin, daughter of Isaac, on 14/11/1790 at Manchester Cathedral. This entry has been confirmed for me by a helpful person who lives closer to Manchester than I do.
- An extracted entry in the IGI refers to the baptism of George Goodwin, son of Isaac and Kezia, on 7/10/1792 at Manchester Cathedral. This entry has been confirmed for me by a helpful person who lives closer to Manchester than I do.
- Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash, entry reads:
[1793, March] 21 Burd Jane Goodwin Pauper
- There were 3 Goodwin men having children in Monyash in the 1820s/30s who weren't baptised there - James, Isaac and Thomas. In later censuses they all claim to have been born in Stockport -
No baptisms have been found for them, but this suggests that they were brothers whose parents had moved to Monyash from Stockport while they were children. James also had Isaac Goodwin aged 75 living with him in the 1841 census (13), and his wife Sarah was the informant of Isaac's death in 1850 (14). Isaac (junior) and Thomas both had a daughter called Kezia, the name of Isaac's wife.
Whilst being less than conclusive I believe this shows clearly enough that Isaac (senior) was the father of James, Isaac and Thomas, and was living in Stockport for much of the first decade of the 19th century.
- James - age 39 in 1841 census; age 48 and born Monyash in 1851 census; age 58 and born Stockport in 1861 census; age 66 at burial in 1866. This implies he was born in Stockport around 1802
- Isaac - age 36 in 1841 census; age 46 and born Stockport in 1851 census; age 56 and born Stockport in 1861 census; age 66 and born Stockport in 1871 census; age 66 at burial in 1872. This implies he was born in Stockport around 1805
- Thomas - age 43 and born Stockport in 1851 census; age 54 and born Stockport in 1861 census. This implies he was born in Stockport around 1807
- Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
- At the baptism of his daughter Maria, Isaac was said to be a labourer (10), which could obviously relate to any manual job. However the overwhelming majority of the men in the village worked in lead mining, and he was described as a miner his death certificate (14) (although he would obviously have given up such manual work a long time before then, as shown by his occupation of "rag collector" as a 75 year old in the 1841 census (13))
Census of 7th June 1841
Death Certificate from Registration District of Bakewell states:
Parish Register of St Leonard's, Monyash includes the entry:
|When and where died
||Cause of death
||Signature, description and residence of informant