GODDARD, Algernon Robertson

1853 - 1931

Born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland in 1853, son of Daniel Haill Goddard, a sub agent for the Bank of England, and his wife Eliza née Robertson, who married at Bristol in 1838. In 1861, a 7 year old living at 33 Grey Street, Newcastle with his parents, 50 year old Daniel and 48 year old Eliza, and his two sisters, 20 year old Lucy and 21 year old married Mary Spencer, both born at Bristol. In 1871, a 17 year old accountant, still at the same address with his parents but 10 years later a 27 year old architect, lodging at 97 Soho Hill, Handsworth, Staffordshire. He married on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire in 1885, Jane Kennedy and in 1891 a 37 year old Congregational Minister living at Douglas House, St John's Road, Ipswich with his 33 year old wife Jane, three children John 4, born Keswick, Ernest 2, born Hampstead and Dorothy, 2 months, born Ipswich. A member of the Ipswich Art Club 1890-1891 but does not seem to have exhibited. By 1901 he was 'living on own means' at 2 Cornwall Road, Bedford but by 1911 a 57 year old 'director of the business on The Shell Grotto' living at The Bungalow, 8 Grotto Hill, Margate with his 53 year old wife and 18 year old daughter Alice Noel, born Saffron Walden, Essex. He died in the Thanet district of Kent in 1931, aged 77. The author of 'The great siege of Bedford Castle' (1906) and pamphlets on the Margate Shell Grotto.