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 Sir Samuel WAY - his ancestors and descendants

Florence Elizabeth Jane GOODING (WHITE)

Female 1877 - 1880  (3 years)


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  • Name Florence Elizabeth Jane GOODING (WHITE) 
    Born 9 Jan 1877  Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Christened 14 Apr 1877  St George's Church, Battery Point, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Notes for biography Death : Died at 3 years old. 
    Notes for biography Paternity and names :-
    * The birth record states 'illegitimate' (ref : Parkinson, p 246, AOT, NS, 590/1/2202)
    * She must have been named after Samuel's three sisters - almost certainly at his suggestion.
    * Also Samuel's niece (the daughter of his brother, Edward) Florence Elizabeth Jane WAY has this name - she was born in 1869, which was 8 years previously.
    * Some sources (eg Parkinson) have concluded that Samuel was the father, however research by Carol Brill indicates that Samuel was involved in court proceedings in Adelaide around 9 months before Florence was born. And there has been no confirmation about Samuel travelling to Tasmania by ship at that time. This requires further research and documentation.

     
    Died 16 Mar 1880  Blue Tier, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • * Death notice: White - On Tuesday, March 16, at the residence of her uncle, Mr. George H. White, Gould's Country Junction, Florence E. J., infant daughter of Mr. John White, aged 3 years and 2 months. 3052 (Hobart Mercury, 25th March 1880, page 1)
      * Belinda Gooding and her husband ran the hotel at the Blue Tier for many years so I expect that Susannah was visiting them there when Florence died." (This note from Carol Brill, email 11th Aug 2018)
    Buried Gould's Country Cemetery, Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I17  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2018 

    Father Samuel James WAY,   b. 11 Apr 1836, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1916, North Adelaide Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Susannah Mary GOODING (WHITE),   b. 4 Dec 1842, Campbelltown, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1888, Carlton, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Wedding There was no wedding or public acknowledgement of their relationship. 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Florence Elizabeth Jane Gooding born on 9th Jan 1877 in Hobart
    Florence Elizabeth Jane Gooding born on 9th Jan 1877 in Hobart
    * Father: Not stated
    * Mother: Susannah Mary Gooding
    * Informant: Maria Cullen, aunt, of Murray Street
    * Registration: 19th February 1877
    WW - Florence Elizabeth Jane Gooding - born 9th January 1877, baptised 11 April 1877.jpg
    WW - Florence Elizabeth Jane Gooding - born 9th January 1877, baptised 11 April 1877.jpg
    * Mother: Susan Gooding
    * Child illegitimate, father's name unknown
    * Registration: 2202 in 1877

    Stories
    2.21 - Paternity
    2.21 - Paternity
    Why we are confident that Samuel Way was the father of five of Susannah Gooding’s children? - v2

  • Sources 
    1. [S12] Registrar General's Dept, Tasmania, Hobart Births, 2534/1877.

    2. [S41] Carol Brill, Email to Don Gordon on 11th Aug 2018 .