James Alipius Goold

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    Searching for the parentage of James Alipius Goold 1812-1886. He was to become archbishop of Melbourne. None of the online biogs give any details other than he was born into a prosperous Cork commercial family. Have looked on the NAI site but can’t find a match. Any suggestions please?

     mary casteleyn

    Do you know where he studied for the priesthood? Possibly overseas in one of the Irish continental colleges given his date of birth, unless of course he studied at Maynooth? Some of these have continental colleges have registers which might provide more information on his parents. You may have checked this already? I have the book on the Irish College of Lisbon but that only goes up to 1834. He is not in it. Many Cork boys went to the colleges around Bordeaux; there did seem to be a strong Cork link there, probably due to funding for Cork families. Try the online link to the Irish College, Paris to see if he went there or if there might be any information. I suppose you have examined all the Australian obituaries for him? Was there perhaps an obituary in an Irish newspaper? Or a death notice which might be more specific?


    It might be worth looking at the Cork papers in June 1886, when he died in Melbourne or in 1876 when he was appointed the first Archbishop of Melbourne, as it seems likely they would have covered this and may well have given some background on him. He appears to have made a trip back to Europe in 1869, so he may well then have had a write up in Catholic newspapers of the time.



    Details of his will are mentioned in the Australian Newspapers (search under http://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/). His eldest sister was Mary A Terry and his cousin was Samuel Hynes, architect. In the Cork Examiner on 27 Aug 1867 it mentions that he was staying with his uncle Right Rev Dr Hynes (at Monkstown). There was Patrick and James Goold sons of James Goold and Mary Hynes who were baptised at St Peter & Paul’s Cork in March 1811. Looks like they.  were twins and perhaps James died. James Alipius Goold born 4 Nov 1812 may have been the second James.


    Thank you for your most useful information. I will be following up on this.

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