GOODY William (senior)

Name William (senior) GOODY
Country Of Origin England
Born 1812
Died 1885
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1812, London, England
Parents unknown
Apprenticeship unknown
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Elizabeth Street, Hobart
81 Elizabeth Street, Hobart
48 Melville Street, Hobart
Argyle Street, Hobart
Marriage/Spouse 24 August 1842, Trinity Church, Hobart, to Janette Fraser.
Trial 16 September 1830, Central Criminal Court, London
Sentence Seven years for housebreaking and stealing one snuff box, one ring, 24 sovereigns, and one half-crown.
Arrival 26 March 1831, on the convict ship, Red Rover
Police Number 733
Convict Assignment Mr Farrell (butcher)
Ticket of Leave By 1836, then revoked and reissued in June 1840.
Conditional Pardon
Other The Tasmanian 27 July 1832:
‘William Goody, an assigned servant to Mr Farrell, the butcher, charged his master with ill-using him, by broomsticking him, after he had cooked the steaks for his master’s breakfast. The charge appearing frivolous and vexatious, poor Goody was removed from his service into the interior, much to his chagrin, for, being a jeweller by trade, he had anticipated remaining in town.’
1836: Found guilty of receiving three silver teaspoons he knew were stolen; ticket of leave revoked, and original transportation sentence extended three years.

1841: Free Certificate.
Approx. 1840-1841: Commenced a watchmaking and jewellery business in Elizabeth Street, Hobart.

Tasmanian Weekly  Dispatch 14 May 1841:
‘Notice. If the person who, about eight months ago, left a Silver-chased Watch with the undersigned to repair, does not, within fourteen days from this date, take away the same, it will be sold by auction to defray the expenses incurred.
William Goody, Watchmaker, Elizabeth Street.’

1846: Relocated the business to 81 Elizabeth Street, Hobart, nearly opposite his previous premises.

August 1850: William’s wife Janet placed an ad in the newspaper that all watches and jewellery left for repair would be sold by public auction if not collected within 14 days of the notice.

The Mercury (Hobart) 6 May 1868:
‘An Impudent Robbery – Martin McDonald was charged with stealing a watch from the shop window of Mr William Goody.’
William was absent from his shop in Argyle Street for a short time to have breakfast when the smash-and-grab robbery occurred. William Goody Junior caught the offender, enabling the police to apprehend the prisoner with the watch in his possession. A few months later, McDonald was found guilty and sentenced to ten years in gaol.

Sons William and Albert also became watchmakers.

Death 6 June 1885, at the residence of his son, Hobart (newspaper) or Hobart General Hospital (death record)
Cause of death: Paralysis
TAHO: CON31/1/16, CON23/1/2, RGD37/1/2 no1694 Marriage 1842, RGD33/1/5 no1390 Birth 1854, RGD35/1/10 no2435 Death 1885.
Web: Old Bailey Online, Reference No. t18300916-189.
The Tasmanian 27 July 1832, 27 July 1832; The Hobart Town Courier & Van Diemen’s Land Gazette 5 June 1840; True Colonist Van Diemen’s Land Political Despatch 2 September 1842; Colonial Times 24 March 1846, 16 August 1850; Hobarton Guardian 8 December 1847; The Tasmanian 6 May 1868, 28 April 1868; The Mercury (Hobart) 1 February 1868, 8 July 1868, 21 July 1873, 16 September 1873, 9 June 1885, 13 June 1885.