GOODDY, Edward Coleman

1830 - 1915

Edward Gooddy

Edward Coleman Gooddy was born at Salford, Lancashire and baptised at Cathedral Church, Manchester on 3 November 1830, only son of Edward Gooddy (1799-20 January 1869) and his wife Ann née Major, who married at St John, Deansgate, Manchester on 6 July 1826. On 11 May 1859, a partnership with Edward Coleman Gooddy and George James Gordon, cotton spinners at Meltham, Almondbury, was dissolved with Gooddy carrying with the business. Young Edward married at Mexborough Parish Church, Rotherham, Yorkshire 7 June 1860, Jane Barker (1839-19 November 1864), youngest daughter of the late Samuel Parker of Mexborough House, and in 1861, they were living at Ing Cottage, Oppley Butts, Meltham, Huddersfield. His wife died in 1864, aged 36 and in 1871, Edward was a cotton spinner, living at Crosland Edge, South Crosland, Yorkshire with his four children, Lucy Katharine 10, Edith Maud 8, Edward Samuel 7 and Frances Jane 6, all born at Huddersfield. A captain in the Volunteer 4th West Riding of Yorkshire Rifles. Edward was a substantial cotton spinner, employing some 150 people at Meltham, near Huddersfield which was destroyed in an uninsured fire in 1878 when he filed his petition for liquidation of his affairs with a deficit of some £19,000. Later that year he took out a patent for 'Improvement in branding casks, cases and other articles' and after which he became a manufacturer of super phosphates. After living at various other locations, in 1891 Edward was living at Metherells, Lymstone, Devonshire but shortly afterwards moved to Lambeth Street, Eye, Suffolk with two of his unmarried daughters, Lucy and Frances. A member of Ipswich Fine Art Club 1902-1903 who exhibited three works in 1902, from Lambeth House, Eye two oils, 'The Carnian Alps’ and ‘The Mouth of the River Conway, North Wales’, and a watercolour ‘Eye, Suffolk’. Edward Coleman Gooddy died at Eye on 23 December 1915, aged 85. His only son, Edward Samuel Gooddy, who was born at Meltham, Yorkshire on 26 April 1863 was a general surgeon and died at Cavendish, Suffolk on 6 November 1937.