The primary resource for European Goddards is (not surprisingly) our sister organization, The Goddard Association of Europe. Please direct inquiries to: John Goddard, Membership Secretary 2 Lowergate Road Accrington, Lancs. BB5 6LN, England, UK Website: http://www.goddard-association.org.uk/ Email Address: email@example.com Phone : +44-1 254-235-135
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Goddards of North Wiltshire, England
The North Wiltshire Goddards can trace their descent from 1370 when they were given Upham House and Aldboune Chase by John of Gaunt. But Goddards had been in the area before this as Walter de Godarville was appointed Castellan of Devizes Castle in 1231. This branch of the family typifies what is thought of as the English landed gentry, marrying into many of the families on the fringes of court and sending their sons into the army, the church, parliament and the law.
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