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Name: Elizabeth Goodacre

Burial Number: 1806

Gender: Female

Occupation: Private Means

Distinction: Vicar's Wife

Born: 2/12/1856

Died: 5/5/1947

Buried: 08/05/1947


Elizabeth was born in Little Bowden, Northants, the daughter of George Henry Knapp Fisher and his wife Elisabeth. She was baptised in Market Harborough on 13th March 1857. George was a solicitor and in 1865, he moved the family to London. On 9th May 1878, Elizabeth married Rev. Frederick William Goodacre at St Mark’s Church, St Johns Wood (sadly destroyed by fire in January 2023). Frederick had recently been appointed vicar of North Collingham in Nottinghamshire and the couple settled in the vicarage. Frederick was 20 years older than his wife and they had no children. The couple lived in North Collingham until Frederick’s retirement when they moved to the village of Ashby Parva in Leicestershire. Frederick died here on 15th April 1919 and left an estate of c£15k (approx £614k today). Elizabeth stayed on in Ashby Parva until 1924, when she moved to Worthing, living at 12 Winchester Road. Her sisters Marian and Edith moved to Worthing in 1939. Elizabeth died on 5th May 1947 and was buried with her sister Edith. Probate was granted on 31st July to Algernon Fisher and Charles Reginald de Mester Fisher, members of London Stock Exchange. Effects £6035 17s 5d.

Note: The artist John Knapp-Fisher is the grand nephew of the Fisher sisters.

Researcher: Carol Sullivan

The Grave

No headstone image available

Location in Cemetery

Area: EB Row: 4 Plot: 2

Exact Location (what3words): dined.rainy.bride

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



Elizabeth Goodacre is buried under the headstone for Edith Knapp-Fisher


In loving memory of Edith Knapp-Fisher died 8th September 1939 aged 77

Further Information


Name: Elizabeth Grace Goodacre

Gender: Female

Born: 2/12/1856

Town: Little Bowden

County: Northamptonshire

Country: England


Maiden Name:Fisher

Marriage Date: 9/5/1878

Spouse First Name: Frederick

Spouse Second Name: William

Spouse Last Name: Goodacre

Town of Marriage: St Johns Wood

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 5/5/1947

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: 12

Address line 3: Winchester Road

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: £6035 17 s 5 d

Current value of effects: £187285.00

Census Information


St Mary’s, Northampton Road, Little Bowden, Northants

George aged 31, solicitor. Elisabeth aged 31. George aged 5. Elizabeth aged 4. Caroline aged 3. Frederick aged 2. Marian aged 10 months. Ann Adams aged 52, nurse. Plus 3 servants.


23 Cavendish Road, Marylebone, London.

George aged 41, solicitor. Elisabeth aged 41. George aged 15. Elizabeth aged 14. Caroline aged 13. Marian aged 10. Edith aged 9. Edward aged 6. Stanley aged 4. Eveline aged 2. Reginald aged 4 months. Ann Adams aged 62, nurse. Plus 3 servants.


The Vicarage, North Collingham, Notts.

Frederick William aged 45, vicar of North Collingham. Elizabeth aged 24. Algernon Fisher aged 8, brother-in-law, visitor. Plus 2 servants.


High Street, North Collingham, Notts.

Frederick aged 55, vicar. Elizabeth aged 34. Stanley Fisher aged 24, brother-in-law, barrister. Plus 3 servants.


The Vicarage, North Collingham, Notts.

Frederick aged 65, clergyman Church of England. Elizabeth aged 44. Plus 2 servants.


Ashby Parva, Lutterworth, Leics.

Frederick aged 75, priest Church of England retired. Elizabeth aged 54. Plus 2 servants.


The White House, Ashby Parva, Lutterworth, Leics.

Elizabeth aged 64, widow. Plus 2 servants.


12 Winchester Road, Worthing.

Elizabeth Goodacre-private means. Stella Allen-domestic service. Henrietta Allen-domestic service.

Miscellaneous Information

No miscellaneous information is available for this burial record.