15 Mar 2005 Husband: Leonard Morse GODDARD died at age: 71 Born: 1882 in England Died: 1953 in Grafton Ontario Canada 1 Resided: 1918 in Willesden Green North London 2,3,4 Occupation: 1900 apprentice with Scottish merchant shipping company 5 Occupation: Merchant marine - Canadian Pacific Fleet 6,7 Father: Ernest GODDARD Mother: Marie Tresilian BROWN Wife: Emma Frances ANSON-CARTWRIGHT Married: 1925 in Canada 8,9 Born: 28 Feb 1886 in Ontario, Canada 10 Father: Mother: M Child 1: Morse Anson-Cartwright Minet GODDARD Born: 1930 Occupation: Ordained priest Died: 17 June 2003 in Ontario Canada 11 Spouse: Jane Grace BENNETT Married: 31 May 1958 Sources: (1) Ind, Jane Goddard. (2) DK, 'One day, while he [Victor Russ] was working outside [276 Willesden Lane]...he met a man dressed in naval uniform, who was walking about in the next garden. When Victor told the man his name, the man told him that he had a sister named Jessie, who had married a Dr. Russ. It turned out that the sailor next door was their uncle Morse Goddard, Jessie's younger brother, who had gone to sea as a boy after their parents had died. He was now a worldly first mate in the Canadian Pacific Fleet, awaiting the completion of the fleet's new flagship, Empress of Canada.', 27. (3) ABR, 'our [ABR] next door neighbour turned out to be Leonard Morse Goddard, mother's younger brother, our Uncle Morse! Uncle Morse had left home early, presumably on the death of their [sic] parents, and gone to sea as a cabin-boy, and thence on to a full sea-going career, remaining out of touch with the rest of the family for many years. We were reunited by sheer coincidence - if one believes in such a thing - and were quickly introduced to the rest of his family, Aunt Grace and a new cousin, their daughter Mabel', Aunt Grace was not his wife - see letter from Jane Goddard, 14. (4) Ind, Jane Goddard: "this was a mailing address only". (5) Ind, He was apprenticed with a Scottish merchant line, and was launched upon the infant beginnings of a wonderful career. He was a strong, resolute lad with a great sense of duty and adventure, and he stuck it out (bad food and no pay, etc.) all during his teens, learned the art of seamanship, and by the time he was a man, he had sailed many times around the world, undaunted by the dangers of the Horn, and revelling in all the aspects of weather, etc. From sailing ships, he finally moved to steam, when he joined the Canadian Pacific Steamship fleet. He was mainly on the Pacific runs of most of the Empress Line, moving up the gradation of tonnage, as he went. As he grew up, he moved up the ranks to Staff Captain, and had achieved his Masters Papers in both sail and steam by the age of 24. Letter from Jane Goddard. (6) ABR, Uncle Morse would fascinate us [ABR and siblings] with long yarns of his days at sea.....apprenticeship papers, which showed that, as a young cabin-boy, he was entitled to one shilling a month and his laundry. He had gone round Cape Horn in a wind-jammer, and when standing watch at the wheel, had learned to fill his tall seaboots with seawater to insulate his feet against the perishing winds of the Southern Ocean. Gradually he worked his way up through the ranks until he was a Captain, sailing through the pirates of the China Sea. Now he was Captain of the Canadian Pacific Fleet, waiting to take delivery of their new flagship "The Empress of Canada", currently being built on Tyneside', DK has'worldly first mate' rather than Captain, 14. (7) Ind, Jane Goddard: "Uncle Morse had left home early to go live with his uncle ... He became an apprentice at teh age of 12 ... He gradually worked his way up until he was a staff Captian. He covered the route from Vancouver to the many oriental ports several times each year. Being in the China Seas was not done when on the Empress lines". (8) DK, 'When he did finally marry, in Canada in 1925, it was to Emma Frances Anson-Cartwright, the sole heir of the Anson estates, including that of Admiral George Anson, whose voyage to the Pacific and capture of a treasure-laden Spanish galleon in 1743 became legendary.', 27. (9) Ind, Leonard married a Canadian lady, one of two sisters travelling to Japan to tour the Orient. Her name was Frances Emma Anson-Cartwright. Her sister was Una Lobb (widowed - W.W.1) and their family home was here in Grafton, where we now live. They were people of distinction, with a fabulous naval history background, having been descended from Admiral Anson and Admiral Vernon [sp?] of great British fame in the 18th Century. Frances was short and vivacious and lovely-looking, and Captain Goddard and she "hit it off' from the very start. Morse was the only child from this marriage, as they both married late in life. Frances was a patient naval house wife, who seldom had her husband home, but proved to be an impeccable hostess, and they had a wonderful marriage. Letter from Jane Goddard. (10) Ind, Peter Goddard. (11) Ind, He had dealt with diabetes for his last 15 years and was also suffering from lung fibrosis. At his funeral, two bishops presided. Charles Russ - from Jane Goddard.