Family Pages - TOOGOOD, Joseph and Kezia

Clement Toogood
in NSW Australia about 1890
Fanny Toogood
about 1880 in Ventnor
Joseph Toogood
about 1880 in Ventnor
Kezia Toogood
with 2 of her children
Louisa Elizabeth Toogood
about 1883
Emily Toogood
born 1851 Ventnor,
died 1913

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My Great Great Grandparents Joseph TOOGOOD and Kezia (neé SAUNDERS) lived on Spring Hill, Ventnor, and had Toogood's flower & fruit/ veg shop.

On Oct 3rd 1883 they left Ventnor when they were in their early 60's - with them went 4 sons: Clement, a watch maker in Ventnor; Henry, a hotelier, with his wife [Lissetta, neé NEWHOOK] and 2 very small children [Charlotte and William]; Alfred, his wife [Margaret, formerly OWEN] and a step daughter [Eleanor OWEN]; and Robert who was a school teacher; plus their 3 daughters: Louisa, Fanny, and Ellen, the youngest in her mid 20's. (Their fourth daughter Emily was the only one who remained here [on the Isle of Wight], married Mark ELDRIDGE, and these were my great grandparents).

In my research I have found when they left from London they sailed on the ship The Darling Downs and arrived in Sydney, Australia in December 1883. They remained in the Burwood area of New South Wales and almost all of them are buried in the Rookwood Cemetery.

I do have information telling me they left with the Field family mentioned on this site and also buried in Rookwood. I think they sailed on different ships although good friends.

Notes on the people in the photos :

Photo 1. Clement Toogood. Born 1858 in Ventnor and died 1930 in Burwood. He was a Watchmaker in Ventnor.

Photo 2. Fanny Toogood, born 1848 in Ventnor, photo taken in 1883 just before they left for Australia. Died 1931 in Burwood, New South Wales.

Photo 3. Joseph Toogood Born 1819 in Brading Ventnor. Died 1908 in Burwood NSW. Photo taken about 1880.

Photo 4. Kezia Toogood Born 1817 as Kezia Saunders. Long Lane Farm, Staplers. Died 1893 in Burwood NSW. Photo circa 1870.

Photo 5. Louisa Elizabeth Toogood Born 1857 Ventnor. Died 1935 in NSW. Photo about 1883.

Emily and Mark ELDRIDGE, my great grandparents, started married life in Godshill, a couple of doors down from the Griffin, they had 2 sons and 1 girl, my grandmother, Hilda Emily. Mark was the first postman with pony and trap in the Godshill and Rookley areas. Emily passed away at Bank Cottage, Rookley in 1913 after pricking her finger in the garden on a blackthorn hedge. She died 3 days later. She was 61 and Mark lived on until he was 95 (he died in 1944) and they are both buried at St John the Baptist churchyard at Niton.

CENSUS INFORMATION

1851 : The family are at 6 Victoria Terrace, Ventnor. Joseph Togood [sic] is described as a Journey[man] Gardener. Also present are wife Kezia, sons Henry J. and Alfred E. and daughter Fanny S. There are also three lodgers.
1861 : The family are at Mountpelier Cottage, Mill Street, Ventnor. Joseph Toogood is described as a Gardener and Greengrocer. Also present are wife Kezia, sons Henry (also a Gardener), Robert and Clement and daughters Fanny S., Louisa E., and Ellen C.
1871 : The family are at Spring Hill, Ventnor. Joseph Toogood is described as a Seedsman. Also present are wife Kezia, sons Henry (also a Seedsman), Robert and Clement and daughters Fanny, Louisa , and Ellen. There are also five lodgers.
1881 : The family are at Spring Hill, Ventnor. Joseph Toogood is described as a Seedsman. Also present are wife Kezia, son Clement and daughters Fanny S., Louisa E., and Ellen C.


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