An explanation of the title of this blog...

Monday, April 26, 2004

Spent most of yesterday afternoon searching on-line versions of Kelly's Directories for anything related to Grandfather Charles Henry Goode. Found him listed at Nutbourne Place, Pulborough in 1890, 1891 and 1899. I know from 1901 census that the house was unoccupied then, but in 1911, Kelly's shows it was occupied by Captain Henry Adolphus Smith-Wright. 1901 census shows Charles Henry resident Vaux Grange, Thakeham. Kelly's of 1905 and 1911 for Thakeham show him resident Vaux Grange, but also note in 1905: "The school is controlled by six managers, appointed April 1903; Charles Henry Goode, Vaux Grange, correspondent." "Goode, Charles Henry, chairman of the Parish Council, Vaux Grange."
Solved the mystery of the London address on the 1896 marriage certificate of Charles Henry and Ada Jessie: 22 Buckingham Street Adelphi is in the London Post Office Directory of 1895 as the address of Chas. Hy. Goode, architect and surveyor. This must have been his London office I suppose. Strangely enough, the next entry in this directory is Goode, Charles Henry, Australian Merchant, see Durrant and Goode!!!! Could this tie in somewhere with Uncle Lynton being listed as part of the Australian contingent on the War Memorial at Thakeham? I have to presume these were two different men. Found a reference later to a Charles Henry Goode, of Durrant and Goode, building a house in 1907 at 7, Brougham Place, Adelaide. This CHG was married to a lady called Helen Augusta. My CHG seems to have run Elizabeth Stoveld and Ada Jessie Poole at the same time, so why not one more?? Maybe not.

Sunday, April 25, 2004

"What are we doing this afternoon?"
"I don't know what you're doing, but I'm watching the football"
"Think I'll go on the computer, then."
"See if you can find out why Fergie isn't playing Van Nistelrooy"