GODDARD, Algernon Robertson

1853 - 1931

Algernon Robertson Goddard, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, Northumberland in 1853, youngest 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 33 Grey Street, Newcastle with his parents and 10 years later a 27 year old architect, lodging at 97 Soho Hill, Handsworth, Staffordshire. Educated at Mr Smeaton's Educational Establishment, Abbey Road, St Andrews, Fife, Scotland and at Durham University, graduating B.A. and in August 1885, appointed pastor at Keswick Congregational Chapel. He married at St Andrew's, Chale, on the Isle of Wight, Hampshire on 6 August 1885, Jane youngest daughter of the late Dr. J. F. Kennedy of Newcastle-on-Tyne. Minister at St John's Church, Ipswich 1889-1892 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, Kent with his 53 year old wife and 18 year old daughter Alice Noel, born Saffron Walden, Essex. He died at The Bungalow, Grotto Hill, Margate on 7 April 1931, aged 77. The author of 'The Great Siege of Bedford Castle' (1906) and pamphlets on the Margate Shell Grotto. He was related to Sir Daniel Ford Goddard [q.v.] as at the funeral of Thomas Harwood of Ipswich, Mr A. R. Robertson of Newcastle on Tyne and Mr D F Goddard both attended the funeral in 1887.