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Susannah Mary GOODING (WHITE)

Female 1842 - 1888  (45 years)


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  • Name Susannah Mary GOODING (WHITE) 
    Nickname Susan 
    Born 4 Dec 1842  Campbelltown, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Christened Y  [2
    Gender Female 
    Notes for biography Death :
    * 16th Sept 1888 in Storey St, Carlton, Victoria
    * Aged 45 yrs
    * Cause of death : Phthisis pulmonaris (ie consumption, tuberculosis) after a long and painful illness.
    * In the dying days Samuel asked his brother in-law, Dr Edward (or Alan????) Campbell to ascertain what could be done.
    * Samuel deeply missed her. He had a virtual nervous breakdown the following year, usually attributed to overwork alone.
     
    Notes for biography Lineage :
    * Parents : Andrew (jnr) GOODWIN and Lydia, nee HINES
    * Paternal grandparents : Andrew (snr) GOODWIN and Lydia, nee MUNRO
    * Maternal grandparents : unknown
    * Siblings : Elizabeth, Belinda, Andrew, William, Susannah, Maria and Ann
    * Children (father unknown) : John
    * Children (with John DAGGS) : Lydia
    * Children (with Samuel) : James, Frank, Alfred, Florence and Edward
    * Grandchildren :
     
    Notes for biography Summary :
    Susannah was born in Tasmania in 1842. Her mother was a convict and father's parents were both convicts (first fleeters). Her father accidentally killed her mother in a fight when Susannah was 15 years old.
    She was a servant, aged about 22 years, living with her father in Campbell Town when she met Samuel who was already becoming successful in his career. They did not marry nor live together and their relationship was never publicly acknowledged. She had two children from previous relationships. Samuel and Susannah had five children and although they were not living together, Samuel maintained contact over the years with many visits, arranging accommodation, the children's education, and other support. Their secret relationship (mistress) continued for two decades until Susannah's death in 1888 when she was 46 years old.
    Two of their sons later served in WW2 and were prominent physicians, one being knighted.  
    Occupation * Servant
    * Susannah ran a small millinery business from her house in Rathdowne St from about 1881 - Samuel helped set her up in this business (ref : Emerson)
    * In 1883 Samuel organized a more substantial millinery business premises for her on the corner of Grattan and Lygon Streets. Some of her clients may have been Way's rich and famous friends.   [3
    Residence Parkinson, p248:-
    * Campbell Town, Tasmania as a child, until about 23 years old (at the birth of her first child)
    * About 1872 - Brisbane Street, Hobart - Samuel helped set them up from about 1872
    * In 1875 they moved into Andrew's (Susannah's father) house in Murray St Hobart
    * In 1878 Samuel leased smart premises for them in Fitzroy Place (or 6 Fitzroy Cresc?, Hobart
    * In 1881 Samuel leased a house on the east side of Rathdowne St, Carlton, Victoria (between Palmerston and Pitt Streets). Samuel boarded in houses around the corner.
    * In 1886 Samuel moved Susannah and her father to a terrace house in Fitzgibbon Street, on the other side of Royal Parade, Parkville. Again, Samuel set himself just around the corner.
    * Melbourne - Samuel helped them move from Tasmanian (ref : Emerson)
    * Angoed-terrace, Storey Street, Parkville in 1885
      [4
    Died 16 Sep 1888  Carlton, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Story Street, Parkville
    Person ID I2  Samuel WAY
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2018 

    Father Andrew GOODWIN (GOODING),   b. 29 May 1809, Hobart Town, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jan 1885, Susannah's house, Parkville, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Mother Lydia HINES,   b. 1804, Nottingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1858  (Age 54 years) 
    Married 3 Mar 1834  Court House, Campbell Town Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Wedding Andrew and Lydia married on 3rd March 1834 at the Campbell Town Court House by William Bedford junior and witnesses were Joseph and Sarah Hill. 
    Family ID F67  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Unknown UNKNOWN 
    Children 
     1. John Andrew GODDING (GOODING),   b. 19 Jun 1865, Hobart ,Tas Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John DAGGS 
    Children 
    +1. Lydia Maria GOODING (WHITE),   b. 1 Jan 1867, Hobart Town, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1932, Prahan, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 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) 
    Wedding There was no wedding or public acknowledgement of their relationship. 
    Children 
     1. James Samuel GOODING,   b. 16 Jul 1869, Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1895, East Melbourne, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     2. Frank Brook GOODING,   b. 4 Oct 1872, Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1902, Fitzroy St, Melbourne, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     3. Alfred Edward Rowden (Sir Rowden) GOODING (WHITE),   b. 5 Nov 1874, Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1963, Toorak, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Florence Elizabeth Jane GOODING (WHITE),   b. 9 Jan 1877, Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1880, Blue Tier, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +5. Edward Roden GOODING,   b. 14 Nov 1881, Hobart, Tas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1958, Toorak, Vic Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 20 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 John WHITE 
    Children of the marriage It is not known if Susannah and John had any children. 
    Wedding There is no documentation to support that Susannah and John ever married - or if they lived together - and if so, when. 
    Last Modified 3 Sep 2016 
    Family ID F82  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Susannah Mary Gooding born on 4th Dec 1842 in Campbell Town
    Susannah Mary Gooding born on 4th Dec 1842 in Campbell Town
    Susannah Mary Gooding - born 4th December 1842, baptised 23rd April 1843 in Campbell Town
    Susannah Mary Gooding - born 4th December 1842, baptised 23rd April 1843 in Campbell Town
    * Father: Andrew Gooding, labourer, of Campbell Town
    * Mother: Lydia Gooding, of Campbell Town
    * Solemnized in the Parish of Campbell Town in the County of Somerset
    * Celebrant: William Dewford??
    Susan Mary White (Gooding) - death on 16th Sept 1888 in Story Street
    Susan Mary White (Gooding) - death on 16th Sept 1888 in Story Street
    * Person: Susan Mary White, housewife, female, 41 years, born in Campbell Town, Tasmania, 7 years in Victoria
    * Place of death: Story Street, Smith Ward??, City of Melbourne, County of Bourke??
    * Cause: Phithises?? Pulmonalis??
    * Medical attendant: IV Scoles?? on 19th Sept 1888
    * Parents: Andrew Gooding, gentleman & Lydia Gooding, maiden name unknown
    * Spouse: Married in Hobart, Tasmania to John White
    * Children: John Andrew 21 years, James Samuel Rowden 19, Frank Brook 15, Alfred 13, Edward 7, Florence dead
    * Burial: 22nd Sept 1888 at General Cemetery, Melbourne - by J Daley
    * Minister or witnesses: M Brennan & WJ Kerr
    * Informant: JSR White [James Samuel Gooding], Carlton, son
    * Registrar: John Clemmon??, 21st Sept 1888, Carlton



    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
    2.22 - Enigma
    2.22 - Enigma
    The relationship between Susannah Gooding & Samuel Way - v2
    2.20 - Tales of Two Women
    2.20 - Tales of Two Women
    Sir Samuel Way was a prominent figure in the colony of South Australia as it became part of the new Commonwealth of Australia. The two women were with him at different stages of his career and they had very different experiences with him. Firstly, his secret relationship with Susannah Gooding and their five children, while his career was rapidly growing. And then the public adoration of his relationship with Kitty Gordon at the peak of his career at the very centre of Adelaide high society.
    (Biography by Don Gordon - updated June 2019)

  • Sources 
    1. [S9] Australian Birth Index, 2222/1843.

    2. [S40] Tasmanian Names Index, Facsimile attached to this profile.

    3. [S11] Emerson.

    4. [S10] Parkinson, page 248.

    5. [S41] Carol Brill, Email to Don Gordon on 25th July 2018 & 'The Peerage' (http://www.thepeerage.com/p39154.htm#i391537) .