Herbert Godart1

#318, (1792 - 1858)
FatherPeter Godart2,3 (1754 - 1818)
MotherMary Dowson2 (c 1757 - 1842)
RelationshipSon of Peter Godart
ChartsPeter Godart & Mary Dowson - Children & Grandchildren
Peter Godart & Mary Dowson - collapsible 6 generation descendant chart
Ancestors of Sarah Mary Fernee (my line)

Children of Herbert Godart and Elizabeth Harden

Child of Herbert Godart and Elizabeth Russell

OccupationHerbert Godart was a carver, gilder, composition ornamental manufacturer, wood carver, undertaker. 
Residence Identified so far:
34 Evesham Buildings, Somer's Town (1818)
St Luke Old Street parish (1822)
Penton Place, St James Clerkenwell parish (1824)
6 Midford Place, Tottenham Court Road
52 Greek Street, Soho Square (1821)
51 Penton-Place, Pentonville, Clerkenwell
60 Clarendon-Street, Somers'-Town
4 Cleveland-Street, Fitzroy-Square
1 Ranelagh Green, St Martin in the Fields (1838)
Ranelagh Grove Pimlico (1841)
30 Charlwood Street, Pimlico (1851.)

BirthHe was born on 11 Mar 1792 in Westminster, Middlesex.2
BaptismHe was baptized on 2 Apr 1792 in St James, Westminster, Middlesex. S/o Peter & Mary.2 
MarriageHe married Elizabeth Harden, daughter of George Harden and Ann Miller, on 16 Feb 1817 in Old Church, St Pancras, Middlesex.
Details from the parish register: Herbert Godart of this parish, Bachelor & Elizabeth Harden of this parish, Spinster, married by Banns. The witnessess were Geo Harden & A? Harden [the image was very faint and I have darkened it somewhat].4
Herbert Godart & Elizabeth Harden
Marriage, 1817, St Pancras
Item On 16 Dec 1818, Herbert Goddard of 34 Evesham buildings, Somers Town, carver and gilder, was insured by Sun Fire Office.5 

London Morning Chronicle
18 December 1818
(a similar ad ran 27 November 1819)
Newspaper 27 Oct 1821
Insolvent Debtors Court Office, No. 9, Essex-Street, Strand.

Petitions of Insolvent Debtors, to be heard at Justice Hall, in the Old Bailey, London, on Tuesday the 20th of November 1821, at Nine o'Clock in the Forenoon.

Godart, Herbert, formerly of No. 34, Evesham-Buildings, Somer's Town, afterwards of No 6, Midford-Place, Tottenham-Court-Road, and late of 52, Greek-Street, Soho-Square, all in Middlesex, Carver, Gilder, and Composition Ornamental-Manufacturer

Notice of opposition to the discharge of any Prisoner must be entered in the book at this Office, three clear days, exclusive of Sunday, before the day of hearing. The schedules are filed, and may be inspected every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, between the hours of Ten and Four, up to the last day for entering opposition.7
(Widowed) Burial.His wife Elizabeth died in 1834. Herbert was left with at least four children ranging in age from about 4 to 16.8
(Executor) ProbateSon in Law Herbert Godart was granted administration of the estate of George Harden on 12 Aug 1834 in Prerogative Court of Canterbury, London, with power reserved of making the like grant to the other executor Moses Miller, Esquire.9 
Newspaper Published 27 Jan 1835.
The Court for Relief of Insolvent Debtors.
The Matters of the Petitions and Schedules of the Prisoners hereinafter named (the same having been filed in the Court) are appointed to be heard at the Court House in Portugal Street, Lincoln's-Inn-Fields, on Tuesday the 17th day of February 1835, at Nine o'Clock in the Forenoon.
Herbert Godart, formerly of No. 51, Penton-Place, Pentonville, Clerkenwell, next and late of No. 60, Clarendon-Street, Somers'-Town, and No. 4, Cleveland-Street, Fitzroy-Square, all in Middlesex, Carver and Gilder and Undertaker.10
MarriageHerbert Godart married Elizabeth Russell on 11 Mar 1838 in Saint Martin in the Fields Parish Church, Middlesex.
Information from register: Herbert Godart: full age, widower, Carver, residence 1 Ranelagh Green, father Peter Godart, Carver; Elizabeth Russell: full age, spinster, residence High Street, father Arthur Russell, Servant. They were married in the parish church by banns and the witnesses were G? P?enton & [the mark of] S Fisher.3 

Herbert Godart & Elizabeth Russell
marriage record from the parish register

St Martin in the Fields church
1841 CensusHerbert and Elizabeth appeared on the 1841 Census of St George Hanover Square, Westminster, at Ranelagh Grove Pimlico, enumerated 6 Jun 1841. Herbert was 45, a Carver, and was born in this county. Elizabeth was 35 and born in the county. With them were Mary (15) and Arthur (1). Note that the 1841 census records ages rounded down to the nearest 5 years, does not record relationships, and only indicates whether or not the person was born in the county.11 
1851 CensusHerbert and Elizabeth appeared on the 1851 Census of St George Hanover Square, Westminster, at 30 Charlwood Street. There are four families at this address and they were in the Pimlico ecclesiastical district. Herbert was 59, a Journeyman Wood Carver, and was born in Middlesex. Eliz was 48 and born in Middlesex.12 
DeathHerbert died on 20 Jul 1858 in 47 Hindon Street, Pimlico, Middlesex.
Details from the certificate: Herbert Goddart, age 66, Late a Wood Carver (Journeyman), died of Hemiplegia (2 years) and Apoplexy (4 hours, certified); the informant was E Sharman, present at the Death, residence 47 Hindon Street, Pimlico.13 
BurialHe was buried on 26 Jul 1858 in Brompton Cemetery.14 
Last Edited6 Oct 2014


  1. Copy marriage certificate of Thomas Fernee and Sarah Mary Godart, married 11 October 1859 in the Registration District of St Pancras.
  2. Microfilm of the Baptism Register of St James Westminster, 1786-1816 (Family History Library, 1042309).
  3. Marriage certificate from the parish register of Herbert Godart and Elizabeth Russell, married 11 March 1838 in St Martin in the Fields, Middlesex (FHL Photoduplication Services, Film #0561166).
  4. Marriage certificate from the parish register of Herbert Godart and Elizabeth Harden, married 16 February 1817 in Old Church St Pancras (FHL Photoduplication Services, Film #0561166).
  5. Website Access to Archives (www.a2a.org.uk).
  6. The Morning Chronicle (London, England), 18 Dec 1818, Issue 15799. image online at 19th Century British Library Newspapers, a Gale digital collection.
  7. The London Gazette, online at www.gazettes-online.co.uk, Issue 17758, 27 October 1821, page 21.
  8. Burials of St James Clerkenwell, Middlesex. Register at London Metropolitan Archives. Image viewed at Ancestry. Elizabeth Godart, 1834, #80; also recorded in the Pentonville Chapel register.
  9. Last Will and Testament of George Harden of King Place, Camden Town, Middlesex, Builder, 2 December 1832, proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 12 August 1834. Image downloaded from The National Archives, 1 June 2013.
  10. The London Gazette, online at www.gazettes-online.co.uk, Issue 19233, 27 January 1835.
  11. 1841 Census for England & Wales, HO107/732 book 15 folio 8.
  12. 1851 Census for England & Wales, HO107/1478 folio 567 page 35.
  13. Copy death certificate of Herbert Goddart, died 20 July 1858, registered 23 July 1858 in the Registration District of Saint George Hanover Square.
  14. DeceasedOnline.com Indexes to Burials (http://www.deceasedonline).
  15. Microfilm of the Parish Register of Tonbridge Chapel - Congregational or Independent in New Road, Middlesex, 1811-1827 (Family History Library, 0825327).
  16. Microfilm of the Parish Register of Independent Church (Finsbury), 1768-1840 (Family History Library, 0597086).
  17. Microfilm of the Parish Register of Claremont Chapel (Pentonville: Independent), 1819-1837 (Family History Library, 825328), Claremont Chapel is in the chapelry of Pentonville in the parish of Clerkenwell.
  18. Non-conformist Registers of London, England, 1694-1921. Originals at London Metropolitan Archives. Digital images viewed at Ancestry, New Bunhill Fields Burial Ground, Islington. Sophia Godart burial 1833, #3863.