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 Richard Chillingworth Godfrey

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Richard Chillingworth Godfrey

Birth
Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Death 7 Jul 1851 (aged 62)
Headington, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Burial Oxford, City of Oxford, Oxfordshire, England
Memorial ID 188373851 View Source
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Richard Chillingworth Godfrey (1789–1851) was baptised at St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford on 29 April 1789. He was the eldest of the eight children of Thomas Godfrey (1762–1822) and Ann Chillingworth (1768–1840)
Godfrey was an Oxford baker, and was described as still being of St Ebbe’s parish when on 8 June 1813 he married Charlotte Biggar (the youngest daughter of Mr Biggar, a blanket manufacturer of Hailey near Witney) at Witney.
Godfrey was first chosen as a member of Oxford Town Council in 1840. At the time of the 1841 census he was a mealman aged 51, and was living at his Woodstock Road home with his wife Charlotte and his daughter Anne.
Godfrey was re-elected on to the council in 1843 and 1846. He was an active member of the Board of Commissioners of streets. He was elected Sheriff of Oxford for 1846/7 and an Alderman in 1847. In 1847 he was also unanimously elected Mayor of Oxford (for 1847/8). .
member of the Board of Commissioners of streets. He was elected Sheriff of Oxford for 1846/7 and an Alderman in 1847. In 1847 he was also unanimously elected Mayor of Oxford (for 1847/8).

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