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Richard and Christine CROKER: Families History
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This has latest amendments and families will be added over the next few days (from 13 Mar 2008),
( and until then temporarily also at )

WELCOME to various CROKER and GODDARD Family Web Sites

Please do NOT copy any of the Family History data onto other web pages available generally, which may be used by others because I cannot guarantee that all original sources are correct. See amendments dated 100810 below. If you have copied the old data, please delete it.
There are discrepancies in ages between censuses: and documents relating to the same person have different names and ages.
TBC means to be confirmed, but probable

Please see NOTES at end of page. (and amendments) ,

LINKS to other sites:-

Croker and Goddard Family History (18th to 20th centuries)

Hoy and Croker Families photograph, 1976

Richard and Christine CROKER present a

CROKER and GODDARD Family History
Click here for photo notes or Click on photo for enlargement with Notes and 'hotspots'

Notes. Please read these first; then return to Acknowledgments.


Acknowledgement to Christine Croker for her research.

Acknowledgements to Timothy Croker for page design and showing me how to edit:

Acknowledgments to the following for photographs and documents: (and valuable data) (Surname first name) :
Wolfe Mark; Williams Doug and Marjorie web site; Upton Scott; Thompson Hilary; Smith Terry; Rose **; Robson Stella (Paddy); Robson Liz; Robson Linda; Roberts nee Warren Susan Anne; Reading Janet; Price nee Croker Jacqueline; Powell Nicola; Perry Ivor; Morris Peter; Monnery Roy; Melrose Wendel; McCluskie; Melanie; Lucas Rhonda; Lepper Bob; Jefferies Robert; Hoy Dr Charles H; Heal Wendy; Heal Samantha; Hastie Peter; Hastie Ian; Goddard nee Philp Helen; Goddard Gordon; Goddard Caroline; Goacher Roger; Ford Hilary; Ferguson Ian; Evershed Terence; Evershed Bryan; Emblin Ian and Maria; Davies Sandra; Davey Merrilyn; Dafter Ray; Dafter Phil; Croker nee Hoy Ena; Croker Frank; Croker Claude; Croker nee Pickering Betty; Corbett Gordon; Cooper Marjorie; Collings Howard; Clifford David; Campbell-Robson Richard; Brown Marybeth; Brockhurst Linda; Bennett Gordon; Bainbridge Anne-Marie; Arrol Anna; Acford Dorothy;
Staff of Local Studies and Central Libraries in Paisley; The Sma' Shot Cottages; Heritage Centre, Paisley; and The Mitchell Library, Glasgow: Swindon Reference Library; Oxford Reference Library; Bristol Reference Library: Berkshire, Wiltshire, Northumberland, Durham, Devon, Somerset, Bristol, Record Offices: Berkshire Family History Society; Hillingdon family History Society; Bath and Avon Family History Society; Norfolk Family History Society; Gloucester FHS: University of Glasgow (Reid): University of Durham (Salvin Papers - Brown and Culley): Various Ministers and Vergers who have patiently answered our queries in Hillingdon, Slough, Felton, Ickenham: Residents of Ivy Cottages, Ickenham: All who have transcribed records: Family History Centre, Islington, London: London Metropolitan Archive: Presbyterian and URC History Societies:
Data from our family records, GRO, FreeBMD, various LDS, IGI sites, Genuki (inc. links to online Parish records; especial thanks to transcriber in Appledore), FreeCen, FreeREG, 1837 online,,,,, Pallot Marriage Index (online): etc.
Various censuses (of various sources).

(anyone else?)

Richard and Christine's Ancestors:-
Croker and Goddard Ancestors. Families.

Croker and Goddard Ancestors. Pedigree.

A few photographs are available on this site at the moment.
For a full list please visit a family descendant page (below)
and click on the photo link:- A few Photographs.

I'll add to this direct link shortly.

Name Index

A list of names and how they connect with our families
(c croker, g goddard, f father side, m mother side)


Not all completed or confirmed:

Descendants of Henry Ac(k)ford (born approx. 1774) (m Johanna MANSHIP in Dec 1801 in Bideford)
(Father of Johanna b c 1811 Bideford.)
Descendants of Henry ACKFORD.

Descendants of William Hackford (born before 1760 ) (m Sarah VEAL in 1774 in Bideford)(children as Hackford or Acford)
(Father of Henry Ackford b c 1774 in Bideford.)
Descendants of William HACKFORD.

Descendants of William BALL bc 1776, father of William Ball born ca 1799 (m Elizabeth WEBSTER)
(Father of Henry Edward b c 1843 Ickenham.)
Descendants of William BALL.

Descendants of William BOOTH (query born approx. 1795) (m Sarah)
(Father of Caroline b 1817 Bermondsay, who married Philp)
Descendants of William BOOTH.

Peter Brown TBC (who married Anne Moses TBC), g gfather of Henrietta Brown who was born 1810 in County Durham
(gfather of George who died 1810)
Descendants of Peter Brown.

Descendants of Samuell CARPENTER (born before 1719 ) who married Grace Warren 1735
(Father of Joan Carpenter who married Robert Martin in 1808 in Wellington.)
Descendants of Samuell CARPENTER.

Descendants of George Shepherd COLLINGS (born before 1798 (Bristol area?))
(Father of George Sheperd Collings b c 1814 Bristol.)
Descendants of George Shepherd COLLINGS.

Descendants of John Crew (born about 1771)
Descendants of John Crew.

John Crew

Isaac Cole

Descendants of Isaiah Cole (born about 1771)
Descendants of Isaiah Cole.

Descendants of John CROKER (husband of Ann) (Father of James b c 1824 Leeds)
Descendants of John CROKER.

Descendants of Thomas CULLEY TBC (husband of Mary Moses TBC = 1737 Auckland St Andrew)
Descendants of Thomas Culley.

Descendants of Robert Dafter (married Elizabeth Cotmore 1765), father of Robert, father of Ann
& John Dafter (bc 1806 in Wiltshire, who married Johanna Acford born about 1811 Bideford)
(father of John Henry Acford b 1841 in Wales, and who married Emma Martin 1860 Bristol)
Descendants of Robert DAFTER.

Descendants of Thomas DAVEY (query born approx. 1790)
(father of Joseph b 1813 Rotherhythe, who married Susannah Miller 1843 London)
Descendants of Thomas DAVEY.

Descendants of Henry DAVIES (born before 1815 or 1831) (father of Maria b c 1847 in Mershton? Wales, who married Ball)
Descendants of Henry DAVIES.

Descendants of William DESMOND (father of Ellen b c 1832 in Ireland, who married Gardiner 1854 London)
Descendants of William DESMOND.

Descendants of William ELDER (born before 1780) (m Agnes Alexander 1797 Edinburgh
(father of Isabella who married Lothian 1818 Edinburgh)
Descendants of William ELDER.

Descendants of John EMBLIN (born before 1727) (m Ruth)
(father of Ann who married Thomas Nipperis in 1763 in Highworth)
Descendants of John EMBLIN.

Descendants of Richard EVERSHED (query born approx. 1763) (m Elizabeth Etheridge)
(father of Charlotte b 1799, who married Gotcher)
Descendants of Richard EVERSHED.

Descendants of James GARDINER
(father of James (Adolphus) GARDINER (born 1825 Southwark (London) who married (1854 in St Olave's, London) Ellen Desmond (born in S. Ireland))
Descendants of James GARDINER.

Descendants of Harry Gilbert GEORGE d prior 1926, (m Monica)
(father of William Frederick George b 1900, who married Ruby Eileen Ball)
Descendants of Harry Gilbert GEORGE.

Descendants of John Gill, father of Alfred Thomas GILL bc 1830,(m Henrietta Cole)
(father of Alfred Thomas b 1870 Bristol)
Descendants of John GILL.

Descendants of John GODDARD (b c 1836 in Reading) (m Ann Kendall bc 1841, in London)
(father of George b c 1866)
Descendants of John GODDARD.

Descendants of Robert GRAINGER (born about 1827 in Scotland) ( m Isabella Lothian c 1846 in Edinburgh)
(father of Agnes Emma who married Walker)
Descendants of Robert GRAINGER.

Descendants of William GEORGE (born about 1900) ( m Ruby Ball c 1926)
(son of Harry gilbert George TBC)
Descendants of William George.

Descendants of John GRIX (query born approx. 1810)
(Father of Robert b c 1832 Aylesham Norfolk, who married Evershed 1855)
Descendants of John GRIX.

Descendants of John HARPER (born circa 1791)
(Father of Hannah (born circa 1818 in Bristol area?), who married COLLINGS)
Descendants of John HARPER.

Descendants of James HEATLEY (TBC)(query born approx. 1750)
(Hoy descendants of James Heatley and his daughter Rachel Heatley/Le(a)rmont?.
To be confirmed.)

Descendants of John HOY (TBC)(query born approx. 1750)
Father of William d c 1831
Descendants of John HOY. To be confirmed.

For a history of name Hoy and current research, please visit:- HOY Name and Research.

Descendants of George HUDSON (TBC)(query born approx. 1750) (father of Hugh who was father of Barbara who married Reid)
Descendants of George HUDSON.

Richard Thomas Kendall bc 1807, (married Ann Rogers (Little) about 1841.

Descendants of Johann Adolph KNEUTGEN (married 14 April 1836 Anna Helena LUETZ)
Descendants of Johann Adolph KNEUTGEN.

Descendants of John LOTHIAN (m Isabella Elder c 1818 Edinburgh )
(father of Isabella who married Grainger c 1846 Edinburgh)
Descendants of John LOTHIAN.

Descendants of Robert Martin (father of Robert who married Joan Carpenter in 1777 who are the parents of Prior Martin)
Descendants of Prior MARTIN (born about 1820 in Wellington) (married Cecilia Bailey, born about 1816 in Wivelscombe)
(father of Emma who married Dafter)
Descendants of Robert MARTIN.

Descendants of John MILLER (query born approx. 1800) (father of Susannah who married Joseph Davey 1843 London)
Descendants of John MILLER.

Descendants of Thomas NIPPERIS (born before 1748) (m Ann / Nancy ? Emblin 1763 in Highworth)
(father of Ruth who married Robert Dafter in 1805 in Highworth)
Descendants of Thomas Nipperis.

Descendants of Robert Perry father of Diana Perry bc 1771, (m Thomas Hellard, father of George,
father of Elizabeth He/illard, who married Alfred Perry, see below)
Descendants of Robert PERRY].

Descendants of George Perry (born before 1750 married a Hannah TBC)
father of George Perry, bc 1765, father of John Perry bc 1788, father of
Alfred Perry (born about 1816 in Walton, married Elizabeth He/illard TBC (see above)
Descendants of George PERRY].

Descendants of Thomas PHILP (query born approx. 1800. m Mary)
(Father of Richard Hooper Ross who married Caroline Booth 1841)
Descendants of Thomas PHILP.

Descendants of James PINNOCK (born approx. 1804. m Ruth Dafter 1841 in Broad Blunsdon)
Descendants of James PINNOCK.

Francis Pocock (married Ann, parents of Ma(r)y Ann born about 1818 in Oxford)

Descendants of Aminadab "Aminda" RANDELL (born about 1797 in Bristol) (husband of Frances)
(Father of George born C 1850 in Bristol and married Willcox c 1870)
Descendants of RANDELL.

Descendants of Fulton REID (born about 1752 Paisley) (husband of Janet Adam)
(father of Dr. John Reid MD. b 1779 in Paisley who married Whyte)
Descendants of Fulton REID.

Descendants of Andreas SOMNITZ (married Maria Katerina WARNBACH)
(father of Johann Georg Somnitz b 1838 Neuwied, and m Adelheide Klein)
Descendants of Andreas SOMNITZ.

John Southcomb (spouse ? Jemima Bailey, parents of Cecilia, who married Prior Martin in 1839)

Descendants of Heinrich TAFF (married 20 February 1827 Elizabeth WILLKOMSFELD)
Descendants of Heinrich TAFF.

Descendants of John WALKER (query born approx. 1808 Bethnal Green) (married Mary Ann Pocock in 1837 in Shoreditch)
(father of William WALKER (query born approx. 1848 Shoreditch), who married Grainger)
Descendants of William WALKER.

Descendants of James WARR (query born approx. 1794 Bristol)
(Father of Charlotte b c 1825 Redcliffe Bristol)
Descendants of James WARR.

Descendants of Andrew WHYTE (query born approx. 1760) (husband of Margaret Waterston TBC)
(father of Marion Whyte Chr 1779 Paisley, who married Reid)
Descendants of Andrew WHYTE.

Descendants of Thomas WILCOX bc 1791, father of Thomas Wilcox bc 1822
(father of Mary Augusta born c 1848 Bradford on Avon)
Descendants of Thomas WILCOX.


Abbreviations used mainly in Family History page:-
a: about. (In other pages a: after date)
b: born. (In other pages b: before date)
bb: born before
bm: baptism. (In images)
bc born about
c: christened, baptised. (In other pages c: circa/about/approx. date)
m: married.
d: died.
TBC: To be confirmed as our ancestor
* after a name means it is not proved as correct
ka: known as. ..... aka: also known as.
e.g.: for example. ..... vv: vice versa
cf: Croker father side. ..... cm: Croker mother side.
gf: Goddard father side. ..... gm: Goddard mother side.
D of: daughter of. ..... S of: son of.
C1: child one of.
h of QW: husband of QW Surname.
w of ZX: wife of ZX Surname.
hissurname]: wife maiden name is unknown.
hersurname}: husband surname unknown.

Names may be spelled differently: e.g. LIDDELL / LIDDLE: LEARMONT / LA/ERMENT etc.
or incorrectly: e.g. GRISE for GRIX: DAVY (or even LACEY!) for DAVEY etc.

Dates of Occupations are as at source date: e.g. as on Marriage document or childs Birth document.

County and London boundaries and definitions have changed since the 18th. and 19th. centuries.

Places of Birth or Christening from various IGI sources and Censuses may not be accurate!
We have discovered that people often put the nearest town to their birth place (if a small country village), and therefore the same person may appear to come from two places. This has occured in the Appledore and Northam areas.
Sometimes they record the place where they were living (this has occured in the London Boroughs).
Places of Birth and Marriages from FreeBMD are the Registration Districts.

Remember that mistakes are made and the data you collect from ANY web source, including family sites and links, or Census data, could contain errors: including this one!
We have found this out on several family members because we have source or copies of source documents.

Please do not copy the information on our web sites without checking first.
We are happy to correspond on any query, and check the data for updates before you use it.

We always state the data sources and if any errors are spotted we request that you let us know.
I (R) think that everyone should state sources and why they think that a person is their ancestor if there may be doubt.
Then we would not go round in circles, by assuming someones data is 100% correct, and others just copying it, etc.
Some people have copied our data and published it incorrectly. e.g. mothers marrying sons! : and mothers giving birth to their grandchildren.

Richard T Croker found a 3rd cousin (a HOY) via the Web and an email query:
Hoy Family.

I helped to correct a link in with another 19th century family (EVERSHED):
See their web pages at
Evershed Family. Go to The Eveshed Family, then Downloads.

I now have more 'cousins' found via the web, in New Zealand, Canada and United States. (Common ancestor name is HOY)

Brown (Canada) site is at :- Brown Family.

Research by Christine Helen CROKER (nee GODDARD)
Page created by Richard Thomas CROKER
day month year
100810 Hackford William bb 1760 (father of Henry Ackford) and family added (spelt thus in Parish Records)( a long time finding !!!). A few more key names added
030810 Acford and several amendments and updates added to ancestors of those on 'click'names above
290908 Nipperis link added
270708 Brown and Culley families added but to be confirmed TBC
250708 Acknowledgements.
101207 Croker web page up to date. Sorry name pages still need updating on web.
050807 More acknowledgements added. Sorry name pages still need updating on web.
050206 More acknowledgements added. Sorry name pages still need updating on web.
Contact us for latest data.
We have a lot more raw data not yet ready for web. It will be uploaded in next few months.
You may always email us to check.
100505 Name folders updated
030505 General update with more ancestors added after our latest Record Office visits.
271104 Tim in NZ 2004 at end of page
271104 Perry George and descendants added
241104 Culley added
080504 Dafter, Melinda updated and her family added (TBC)
270404 Martin, Robert, more facts added: PINNOCK, James and family added:
CARPENTER, Samuell and family added: EMBLIN, John, and family added.
170304 Perry: Alfred TBC (grandfather of FHP added
160304 Dafter: more facts added to early Dafter
150304 Ancestors of John Dafter added (Robert = Elizabeth Cotmore 1765)
150304 Ancestors of Prior Martin added (Robert, father of Robert who married Joan Carpenter 1777)
020903 Margaret Anne Reid, Henry Hoy, John Campbell Reid, Barbara Hudson: new dates and notes.
010903 Frederick Philp amended note re: birth year.
280902 Frederick Henry Perry was incorrect and deleted: the correct person and parents are added
Frank Goddard has parents added.
Waterston, wife of Andrew Whyte is possibly incorrect because later data from IGI conflicts.
250802 SGS
7 July 02 Dafter, Hudson, Walker revised and new names added. Note, there are errors on original documents;
eg Johanna (Acford) is given as Hannah (Ackford) as mother to Alfred Nipperess Dafter.
25 May 02 additions and minor amendments to Acford, Collings, Croker, Harper
12 Apr 02 more notes
22 Mar 02 Photos added
2 Feb 02 Ball, George and Grix notes updated.
21 Jan 02 George dates amended as far as possible. Some to do.
13 Jan 02 DASTAR added
21 Dec 01 Collings and Harper Sources updated
12 Dec 01
Several corrections and new data with new family names of ancestors.
Please do NOT copy any of this data onto other web pages available generally, which may be used by others because I cannot guarantee that all original sources are correct. There are discrepancies in ages between censuses and documents relating to the same person have different names.
If you want to use the data for your private use then please ask me to send a GED file.
28 Oct 01
I have discovered that some of this data has been "hand copied" onto Rootsweb and Ancestry? and errors crept in. I hope they can be corrected.
On this site I have discovered that I have been given wrong information on a few people and Sons and Husbands have been switched! I will correct.
C has more GRO references and has sent off for certificates. I will soon update site with year and quarter of events and later fully update from certificate copies. Keep looking.
Acknowledgements added, 08 Sep 01
Ball updated 27 Aug 01
New Images added (photographs and documents) 15/08/01
We have more data on Reid and others: coming soon: American Cousin note update.
Families names updated. 08/08/01
Updated on 29/06/01
Collings and Harper (added 24/6): early data updated
Hoy Family Site link added
Family names list updated
Martin descendants added
More family web site links added
(Descendant and Ancestor sites include new generations)
More predecessors coming soon!
New Photographs and Documents added 2 May 2001
(using Family Origins 9.0 (updated via web to 9.02))

Links to other sites.

You may have found references in your name descendant or name ancestor search to our old web pages. The old root directories are still available, so just delete the file name and go to its root directory. Amend as follows:- The latest name root directories are "name" in format, (without the quotes)[not name'd' or name'des', without the quotes].

American Cousins
Perhaps you can help us trace a Family Tree
(ROBSON, McLEAN, Reid, Ball, Hoy, possibly), sent to America before the late 1930's by my great grandmother, Margaret Anne HOY (nee REID).
Whoever had it would have had relatives in the Newcastle (UK) area, I think.
We would be grateful for a copy, please.
(ROBSON, Robert (b. a1845) had a wife who unfortunately died near childbirth and her sons descendants may have been sent the family tree.
ROBSON Robert, had a second wife Jean MCLEAN, who stayed with a HOY).

Go to the Name Index

You may have found references to our old web pages in your search.
Please click on 'Name Index' above to find the latest descendant pages.

The names listed were the oldest family members (confirmed), with their spouse and their children, and their spouses.
We would be interested to hear of any older ancestors, and any other descendants.
(Any corrections to be made?)

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Remove the 4 spaces before typing in the address in the TO box.

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Photo Notes

Photograph taken in 1976 in the garden of "The Wild Geese", the home of Group Captain C A Hoy MC.
and his wife E O Hoy (nee Ball).
Standing:- Campbell Alexander HOY (grandfather): Vlasta Croker (nee Sedlar) (sister in law):
Ena BM CROKER (nee HOY) (mother): Christine Helen Croker (nee Goddard) (wife):
Campbell Henry Alfred Hoy (uncle): Ena Olive Hoy (nee Ball) (grandmother): John Campbell Croker (brother):
In front:- Stephen Frank CROKER (1st son aged 2): Louise Margaret Croker (now Kimber) (sister):
Fiona Hoy (daughter of CHA Hoy) (cousin): Richard Thomas CROKER (me):

Please read the Notes about this page.

Links to other sites.