Other Goble Families
Arthur William George Goble (1899-1933)
Can anyone help
Louisa Harland find out more about her great grandfather and his
possible sibling or siblings?
Arthur William George Goble was born on 22 May 1899 in Portsmouth,
Hampshire and died on 6 December 1933 in Norwich, Norfolk. As
George William Arthur Goble he married Gladys Maud Snelling on 4
December 1926 in Norwich. As Archie/Archibald Goble he
enlisted in the army on 24 May 1918 and he was then of 22 Jersey Road,
Portsmouth. He was discharged on 18 July 1932 and was then of 41
Bartholomew Street, Thorn Lane, Norwich. His parents may have been
Arthur Goble (1865-?) and Sarah Jakeway (?-1901) who married in
Portsea in 1896. It is thought he had a sister and that they spent
some time in a childrens home.
Gobles of Heathfield, Sussex
Towards the end of 2002,
Joanne Mays Becker contacted me to see if I may know anything about her
Goble ancestors from the Heathfield area of East Sussex. At the time I
didn't, but after a little digging at the East Sussex Record Office, we soon
came up with more details. However, we are now stuck.
Joanne's 2x Great Grandmother was
Goble (1833-1915). Mary Ann married twice, firstly to
John Friend in 1851 and then John Sands in 1875. Her
Hunnisett. William was born in 1809 and died between 1838 and
1842. His parents were
Mepham (c1775-1836), and that's where the trails ends .... for the
Joseph Goble (c1839-1916)
Can anyone help Ron Goble who is researching Joseph Goble?
This is what Ron knows:
Joseph Goble died 8th June 1916 in Auckland New Zealand. His
death certificate states that he was 77 years old, making his birth year
around 1839. He could have been 5 plus years older. His father
was recorded as Richard Goble. The certificate also states that
Joseph was born in Canterbury England, and married in London. Canterbury
could cover many parishes in Kent.
We know Joseph Goble arrived in Australia in 1857 and was a
successful flour miller in Victoria Australia, before retiring to New
Zealand. An article in "Australian Representative Men" on Joseph
Goble states that Joseph was born at Benenden, Kent. His
father was a large farmer and Miller. At an early age his father
placed Joseph under the tuition of Mr. George Landsdell of Benenden.
He worked for his father for a short time as a miller, before serving an
apprenticeship with Uncle James. This article was published
while he was alive.
His death certificate stated his wife as Elizabeth Constance Matthews
(Goble), born Kent. No marriage certificate found so far.
On Elizabeth's death certificate her parents are stated as Henry Matthews
and Mary Matthews (nee Bourne).
We are trying to establish Joseph Goble's parents. We have a
question mark on Richard Goble being his father as stated on the
death certificate. His mother's name is unknown. So far we have
been unable to link Joseph Goble into a family from that area.
The Goble web site has no record of him.
I have traced my tree back to 1635 and my ancestors are from Rolvenden and
Benenden. 6 generations back James Goble (1748-1801) married
Elizabeth, then Margaret (nee Ashby). James had
the Beacon Mill in Benenden. They had 9 children, of which Joseph
Goble (1793-1861) was the 8th child. He married Harriet Bourne
(1798-?). Joseph owned the Kingsnorth mill and was also a tax
collector. Joseph and Harriot had 10 children. The 9th child
being William Marsh Goble (1836-1918) born Peasmarsh Sussex.
William came to New Zealand around 1864. He is my Great Grandfather.
He met and married Phoebe Skinner (1850-1920) in New Zealand.
They had 15 children, the 3rd born Charles being my grandfather.
There seems to be a possible link between the first mentioned Joseph
Goble and my family. However we have never managed to find this
link. We would be most grateful if you could shed any light on this
An update to the above:
Joseph Goble married Mary Ann Hoad on 9 March 1851 in
Isllington. Joseph was the elder brother of William Marsh Goble
and their father was Joseph Goble, miller. Mary Ann was the
daughter of Thomas Hoad, a farmer. More about the Hoad family
Joseph and Mary Ann had a daughter, Constance Lucy Goble who was born
in the first quarter of 1852 in Brighton, Sussex. Constance died on 6
May 1872 at St. Petersburg, Russia. Administration of the will shows
her as formally of Winchelsea. The will was granted in 1874, Page 271,
index at Sommerset House, effects under 100 pounds to Joseph Goble at
Winchelsea, gentleman, father and next of kin. We have Joseph and Mary
Ann in the 1851 census in Brighton. In the 1861 census Mary Ann and
daughter Constance Lucy Goble was with Charles and Lucy Hoad in Eastbourne.
No sign of Joseph Goble.
I have found the following in the English census.
From the 1841 census:
Beacon Farm, Benenden, Kent (HO107/47/5, page 1)
William Lansdell, 60, Farmer, not born in Kent
Elizabeth Lansdell, 60, born in Kent
George Lansdell, 30, Relieving Officer, born in Kent
Anne Lansdell, 25, born in Kent
Mary Lansdell, 25, born in Kent
Anne Swatland, 15, F.S., born in Kent
From the 1851 census:
Mills Street, Benenden, Kent (HO107/1619, folio 219, page 20)
George Lansdell, Head, Mar, 41, Farmer of 405 acres emp 19 Lab, born Kent,
Harriet Lansdell, Wife, Mar, 37, born Sussex, Rye
George Lansdell, Son, 1mo, born Kent, Benenden
Mary Ann Santer, Nurse, U, 31, born Kent, Benenden
Belinda Bridge, Serv, U, 20, born Kent, Benenden
James Goble (1808-1854)
Ivy MacMahon is trying to find out more about James
Goble of Hampshire, who married Martha E.
Smith. They lived in Nelson Street, Ryde, Isle of Wight.
He may have been disabled whilst working on shipping canals. Ivy's
father, Charles W. F. Smith,
was born in 1905 and lived his his Aunt Martha in Ryde as his
mother died in London after giving birth to her second son. Her
Grandfather, William Robert Smith, took his two sons to his
sister Elizabeth to live on the Isle of Wight. Her
father Charles was sponsored to go to America by James and
Martha's son Sydney Goble (1894, Isle of Wight).
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This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012