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The GOODY family

There were a lot of Goodys living in Glemsford in the 19th century, including two Thomases born around the same time. One of these was Thomas Clarke Gooday (or Goody), a silk weaver, whose family tree has been well documented by Roderick Craig (see the link at the bottom of this page). “My” Thomas Goody was one-time proprietor of the Plough Inn on Tye Green. As far as I can make out, the two families were not related. Unfortunately, I am still searching for his birth record and ascendants. Any help would be appreciated!

Generation One

Thomas GOODY b. abt 1810, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Innkeeper/Farm Worker, m. (1) 29 Aug 1835, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Maria FENN, of Glemsford, Suffolk, (daughter of James FENN and Mary HOWE), m. (2) 16 Apr 1855, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Eliza WEBB of Denstow, Suffolk, d. abt 1901.
Children by Maria Fenn:

  1. Maria GOODY b. 27 Mar 1842.
  2. Sarah GOODY b. 27 Jan 1844.
  3. Brewster GOODY b. 19 May 1845.
    George GOODY b. 29 Dec 1846, Glemsford, Suffolk, d. Feb 1848, Glemsford, Suffolk, bur. 16 Feb 1848, Glemsford, Suffolk.
  4. Eliza GOODY b. 13 Jun 1848.
  5. George GOODY b. 9 Mar 1850.
    Selina GOODY b. 4 Dec 1851, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. 2 Oct 1883, in Glemsford, Suffolk, John BRADNAM of Glemsford, Suffolk, (son of Walter Russell BRADNAM and Eleanor SHEPHARD) occupation Mat Weaver.

Generation Two

Maria GOODY b. 27 Mar 1842, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. 28 May 1860 in Upper Norwood, Croydon, Surrey, Jonathan STANHOPE of Long Melford, Suffolk, occupation Boot & Shoemaker.
Florence Maud Maria STANHOPE b. 7 Nov 1860, Long Melford, Suffolk, occupation Boot Machinist
Thomas Orlando STANHOPE b. 30 Jan 1863, Long Melford, Suffolk, m. 3 Dec 1882 in Middlesex, Alice COTTERELL, occupation Bootmaker Journeyman. Thomas d. c1945, Willesden, Middlesex.
(For further details on the STANHOPE line, you are welcome to email Shirley Elliott . She has a lot of information on this family.)
Sarah GOODY b. 27 Jan 1844, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Baker, m. 27 Nov 1836 in Glemsford, Suffolk, George SHEPHARD of Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Painter/Glazier.
Herbert SHEPHARD b. 1866, Glemsford, Suffolk.
William SHEPHARD b. 1868, Glemsford, Suffolk.
Cecelia SHEPHARD b. 1870, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Dressmaker.

Brewster GOODY b. 19 May 1845, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Ag Labourer/Brewer, m. 11 Nov 1867, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Mary Ann OAKLEY of Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Horse Hair Weaver, d. Nov 1922, Glemsford, Suffolk, bur. 22 Nov 1922, Glemsford, Suffolk.
William GOODY b. 11 Jan 1870, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Policeman at Chelmsford.

  1. Thomas GOODY b. 31 Aug 1872.
    George GOODY b. 26 May 1874, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Silk Weaver.
  2. Florence GOODY b. 29 Jul 1879.
    John GOODY b. 26 Jul 1882, Glemsford, Suffolk.

Eliza GOODY b. 13 Jun 1848, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. 1870, in Sudbury, Suffolk, Leonard BRADNAM of Glemsford, Suffolk, (son of George William BRADNAM and Elizabeth RUSSELL) occupation Mat Maker, d. 23 Jan 1884.

  1. Beatrice Mary Ann GOODY b. 31 Jan 1869.
    Orlando Russell BRADNAM b. 23 Apr 1871.
    Lily Elizabeth BRADNAM b. 29 Oct 1875.
    Alice Maud BRADNAM b. 27 Apr 1878.
    Walter BRADNAM b. 27 Oct 1880.
    Dennis Leonard BRADNAM b. 09 Sep 1883, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Shoemaker, m. _ _, d. 25 Nov 1914, London, bur. 1 Dec 1914, Willesden Cemetery.

George GOODY b. 9 Mar 1850, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Painter, m. 1 Jan 1874, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Elizabeth OAKLEY of Glemsford, Suffolk.
Charles GOODY b. abt 1870, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. Nellie TURNER.

  1. Bertram GOODY b. 1874.
  2. Percy George GOODY b. 20 Jun 1877.
  3. Maria GOODY b. abt 1879.
  4. Lily GOODY b. 6 Feb 1883.
    Jessie Elizabeth GOODY b. abt 1885, m. Alfred BULMER. Jessie died Apr 1969, bur. 9 Apr 1969.
  5. Walter GOODY.

Generation Three

Thomas GOODY b. 31 Aug 1872, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Silk Weaver, m. 5 Nov 1892, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Ellen Mary WEBSTER.
George Richard GOODY b. 6 Jul 1894, Glemsford, Suffolk.

Florence GOODY b. 29 Jul 1879, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. 30 Jul 1906, in Glemsford, Suffolk, Horace WEBB of, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Butcher.

Beatrice Mary Ann GOODY b. 31 Jan 1869, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. 25 Dec 1902, in Ipswich, Suffolk, Lambert JERMYN of Haverhill?, Suffolk, occupation Furniture Shop Assistant, d. 6 Oct 1965, 1pswich, Suffolk.

Bertram GOODY b. 1874, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. Esther _, d. 5 May 1959.

Percy George GOODY b. 20 Jun 1877, Glemsford, Suffolk, occupation Horse keeper, m. 26 Dec 1913, in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, Alice Mary BAILEY, d. 3 Aug 1956.

Maria GOODY b. abt 1879, Glemsford, Suffolk, m. Bertram BRINKLEY, occupation Police Officer, d. 1984.

Lily GOODY b. 6 Feb 1883, m. 28 Dec 1908, James CARTER of Gt Cornard, Suffolk, d. 20 Mar 1958.

Walter GOODY occupation RSM Suffolk Regiment, m. _ _, d. 11 Apr 1918, On Active Service.

Other references to the GOODY family:
For information on the family of Thomas Clarke GOODAY, try Roderick Craig’s website at

You will find a separate GOODY line, descending from Daniel GOODY of Halstead, at Charles and Valerie Goody’s site at

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