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Peter and Alice Good; Francis Good; William Good; Samuel Attridge Good.

My 3 x great grandparents Peter & Alice Good immigrated to Tasmania, Australia in 1837.

Very little is known about our Good family in Ireland and all help / information will be gratefully received.

I have found that Peter Good married Alice Good in 1833 at Aghabullog, Cork: reference - Irish Newspaper Transcript Archive, Ffolliott Collection 1756-1850 - Alice Good & Peter Good 11 Jun 1833 Log.  There first child William was born in 1834 & their dau Mary in 1837.

Peter and Alice are likely to have been cousins.

Based on letters written from Samuel Attridge Good, maths master at Pembroke Docks to his brother Peter Good in Tasmania I have ascertained that their father's name was William (marriage of SA Good in 1849 - William is recorded here as being an officer and customs clerk).  The letters also mention a sister Kate, who in 1855-6 was a governess in Sligo; and a Frank Good who was governor / superintendant of Smithfield Prison in Dublin.  

Francis (Frank) Good b. 1791 is likely be a cousin or brother of William Good b. 1785. According to other research; Frank is brother of Peter Good b. 1788, who married Mary Perrott in 1811 at St Fin Barres, Cork. This Peter Good was a businessman / ship builder in Dublin. Frank Good married Ann Perrott in 1828 in Kilbrogen.

I have since found marriage for a Will Good and Mary Attridge in 1809 at St Fin Barres Cathedral, Cork; and also baptisms there for Peter Good in 1809 & Samuel in 1813. 

In 1854, Alice Good applied for immigration bounty ticket for a "relation" to come to Australia. James Good, his wife Mary Ann Saunders and their 4 children arrived in Tasmania 1855. James's occupation is recorded as under land steward. I am not sure of the relationship here, whether he is a brother of Alice or Peter or maybe another cousin.

There are so many Good families in Cork. Possible parish for my family is Macroom? They are all well educated.

Thank you for your assistance in advance.

Regards, Maree in Tasmania.



Maree Da Costa

Friday 16th October 2020, 01:16AM