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JJ’s mother, Sarah Ann Lippiatt / Goodwin
Sarah Lippiatt was undoubtedly a significant influence on her son.
Her identity is linked beyond doubt to individuals in Camerton, Somerset by a fragment
from a family bible glued for safety to a Prudential Insurance letter heading! These
prove that she is the daughter of John Lippiatt, a coal miner.
Sarah’s birth certificate has not been found, but unlike her older brothers who were
baptised by Skinner at the parish church of Camerton, Sarah was taken to the Wesleyan
Chapel in nearby Midsomer Norton. This was a year or so before her father –in –law
to be The Reverend Josiah Goodwin arrived there as itinerant preacher.
The IGI has provided a lengthy pedigree of William Lippiatt. This shows links back
to the village of Farmborough in 1555. I do not completely trust any genealogy before
the 19th Century but I think it is clear that the Lippiatts were in this part of
Somerset for at least 4 centuries... and there are plenty still there!
Sarah had left school but lived at home for the 1851 census. By the age of 22 she
was servant to a “lady housekeeper” in Bathwick. She married Josiah Goodwin “gentleman”
in1869 in Kew, perhaps because her employer had moved there. By 1871 she was living
in Batheaston, and had a son Josiah John, and 2 servants of her own- quite a change