Hi again, Elaine.
I couldn't get your e-mail address to work to send this addition to my other message of today.So I'll post it here, hoping you are notified OK.
I was looking through my notes again, those that I copied from the 1881
census CD's at a LDS Family Centre.If the following family your William
Goodfellow, son of John and Helen (Elliot) Goodfellow?
1881, at 18 Back Charlotte St., Langholm, Dumfries
William Goodfellow, Head, 34, Married, b. Hawick, Joiner Journeyman
Elizabeth, wife, 36, b. England
John William, son,11, b England
Ellen, dau., 3, b. England
James, son, 1, b. England
There was also possibly your Helen (Elliot) Goodfellow in Langholm,
Dumfries in 1881 census.She is in the household at 2 Back Rosevale St.,
of James Marshall, Head, 37, Master Mason (employing 8 men & 2 boys), b.
Greenock, Renfrew, and his wife Mary, 37, b. Castleton, and 2 daughters
Kate, 1, b. Hawick, and Helen, 3, b. Langholm.Helen Goodfellow is listed
as age 64, b. Castleton, formerly dressmaker.No marital status is given
for her and she's listed as daughter of the Head!This can't be, of
course, so I wondered if she was his mother-in-law.The age for Mary
Marshall would match well with the age in 1851 of John & Helen Goodfellow's
There is also in 1881, (New) Langholm, Dumfries, at 31 Charles St., a
Violet Goodfellow, Head, unmarried, age 54, born Dryfesdale, Dumfries, and
with her listed as her daughter, Helen, age 29, unmarried, Woolen Weaver,
b. Jedburgh, Rox.It may be an error that this Violet is unmarried,
perhaps a widow.However, if she really is unmarried, it gives another
parish in Dumfries where there were Goodfellow's around 1830.She may be
no connection to your John Goodfellow, but thought you might want the name
of the parish where she was born in Dumfrieshire.
When I was copying Goodfellow's from the 1881 census CD, I was just copying
those who were living in Roxburghshire in 1881, or who had been born in
Roxburghshire and may have been living elsewhere in Scotland in 1881, and
other people in their household.
Sincerely, Diana Gendron