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Harriet Sarah (Read) Gooding (1846 - 1879)

Harriet Sarah Gooding formerly Read
Born in Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married 1867 in Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandmap
Died at about age 33 in St Pancras, Middlesex, Englandmap
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010
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Harriet Sarah Read was born in the Dec quarter 1846 [1], in Ipswich, Suffolk, Kent to Harry and Mary Ann Read.

She appears in the 1851 census living with her parents and siblings in King Street, Ipswich: Henry Read Head Male 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Mary Ann Read Wife Female 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Martha A Read Daughter Female 7 Ipswich, Suffolk
Harriet S Read Daughter Female 4 Ipswich, Suffolk
Agnes M A Read Daughter Female 2 Ipswich, Suffolk
John Ager Visitor Male 0 Ipswich, Suffolk [2]

She appears in the 1861 census living with her employers in Princes Street, Ipswich James Brook Head Male 31 Ipswich, Suffolk
Martha Brook Wife Female 35 Hadleigh, Suffolk
James B Brook Son Male 2 Ipswich, Suffolk
Benjamin B Brook Son Male 0 Ipswich, Suffolk
Harriet Read Servant Female 14 Ipswich, Suffolk [3]

She married Amass (or Amos) Gooding in the March quarter of 1867 [4], and they had 5 children. Emily Harriet born 1867 in Ipswich, Charles Henry born 1873 in St Pancras, Horace Albert Edward born 1875 in St Pancras, and Amass born 1877 in St Pancras, and Beatrice Ellen born 1879

She appears in the 1871 Census living with her husband Amass (or Amos) who was a Tailor’s Cutter, and her children Emily aged 3, and two brothers-in-law, James and Arthur Gooding, who were both employed as Tailor Improvers. Amass Gooding Head Male 29 Debenham, Suffolk
Harriet Gooding Wife Female 24 Ipswich, Suffolk
Emily Gooding Daughter Female 3 Ipswich, Suffolk
James Gooding Boarder Male 20 Debenham, Suffolk
Arthur Gooding Boarder Male 17 Debenham, Suffolk [5]

She died about October 1879 [6] in St Pancras London, the record states she was 23, but her actual age was 32. She is buried in St Pancras cemetery 31 October 1879.

As she died a few months after her last child was born, it is possible her death may have been caused by childbirth or pregnancy related complications.


  1. England and Wales Birth registration index: Ipswich volume 12 page 347 December quarter 1846
  2. "England and Wales Census, 1851," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 10 November 2017), Harriet S Read in household of Henry Read, Saint Mary Tower, Suffolk, England; citing Saint Mary Tower, Suffolk, England, p. 12, from "1851 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO HO 107, The National Archives of the UK, Kew, Surrey.
  3. "England and Wales Census, 1861," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Harriet Read in household of James Brook, Saint Nicholas, Suffolk, England; from "1861 England, Scotland and Wales census," database and images, findmypast ( : n.d.); citing PRO RG 9, The National Archives, Kew, Surrey.
  4. UK marriage registration : Ipswich, volume 4a, page 737 March quarter 1867
  5. "England and Wales Census, 1871", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 11 December 2017), Amass Gooding, 1871.
  6. England and Wales Death registration index: St Pancreas volume 1B page 5 December quarter 1879


  • This profile has been improved by a member of the England Project's Orphan Trail

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