Not much is known of this part of our family history.

The earliest record we have is William Goodwin born in Wincle Cheshire in 1797, he married Sarah Whittaker also of Wincle on 18th October 1830 at Prestbury. William and Sarah had five recorded children, the second of which Sarah Goodwin went on to marry Abel Yates - see the Yates page.

river dane winclewincle church

Pictures above are the River Dane in Wincle and St Michael' Church Wincle

The following census extracts detail the Goodwin family from Wincle when they had moved to Bosely and later to Buglawton.

1841 Census Dane Bridge Wincle  

William Goodwin 40 Ag Lab NOT born in county ticked as born in Scotland Ireland or foreign parts!Sarah Goodwin 30 Y
Children - James 4, John 1, Hannah 7, Sarah 6 all born in Cheshire.

1851 Census Higher Works Bosley

William Goodwin Head M 50 Farm Labourer born Wincle
Sarah Goodwin Wife M 41 Cotton Reeler at Home born Wincle
Hannah Goodwin Daur U 17 Cotton Craning? Tenter born WIncle
Sarah Goodwin Daur U 15 Cotton Jorb? Frame Tenter born WIncle
James Goodwin Son U 13 Errand Boy born Wincle
John Goodwin Son U 12 Errand Boy born Wincle
Ellen Goodwin Daug U 2 born Bosley

1861 Census Bath Vale Buglawton

William Goodwin Head M 64 Ag Lab born WIncle
Sarah Goodwin Wife M 52 born Wincle
Hannah Barlow Daug M 28 Cop? Reeler born WIncle
Sarah Yates Daug M 26 Cop? Reeler born Wincle
John Goodwin Son U 22 Ag Lab born Wincle
Abel Yates Son in Law M 30 Carter born Bosley
John W Yates Grandson 3 born Buglawton
Sarah E Barlow Grand Daug 6 born Buglawton
Abel Barlow Grand son 2 born Buglawton
Robert Briggs Lodger U 34 Cotton Factory Hand born Ulverston?