Burial register ID: 11435
Surname: GODSO
First name: MARTHA
Middle names:
Gender: Female
Age: 88 Years
Cause of death: Unknown
Burial type:
Date of death: 08-Sep-1909
Date of burial: 10-Sep-1909

Block: 131
Plot: 11

In Loving Memory of

James Godso

Died 5/12/1881, aged 54

Martha Godso

Wife of the above

Died 8/9/1909, aged 88 years

Also Hagbarth Earnest Moller

b. H. Elizabeth Moller d. 3/2/1936

Aged 66 years

Also above Elizabeth Moller

Died 22/2/1938, Aged 72

Bio contributor: Jean Allen

Martha Wigget(or Wiggit) was born 1 October 1823 in Mosley By, England. On 4 August 1850 she was married to James Godso who was born 17 July 1826 in Birmingham, England.

Martha and James left Birmingham about 1856 or 1857 for Australia in the “City of Hobart” with three daughters Jean, Ellen( Nellie) and Alma and they settled in Melbourne where James was either a goldminer or working in the goldfields as a builder. While they were there and living in the suburb Carlton they had a son whom they called James Carlton Godso.

The family left Melbourne on the “Omeo” and arrived in Dunedin in 1862. In Dunedin their youngest daughter, Lizzie, was born. Again it is not known whether James was a goldminer or whether he was building but it is known that he eventually formed a partnership “Anderson and Godso -Builders”

In 1873 James built a family home in Ravensbourne.

James died accidently in 1881 but Martha lived for many years, dying 8 September 1909 at the age of 88

There are 5 Interments in this grave:

Surname First names Age Date of death Date of burial
BANKS EMELIA 72 Years 01-Sep-1908 01-Sep-1908
GODSO JAMES 54 Years 05-Dec-1881 08-Dec-1881
GODSO MARTHA 88 Years 08-Sep-1909 10-Sep-1909
MOLLER ELIZABETH 83 Years 22-Feb-1938 24-Feb-1938
MOLLER HAGBARTH ERNEST 66 Years 03-Feb-1936 05-Feb-1936