Shetlanders in Australia.

Thomas GOODLAD

Male 1794 - 1876  (82 years)


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  • Name Thomas GOODLAD 
    Born 1794  Trondra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Aug 1876  At sea, off Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Papil Cemetery, Papil, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I51136  John Charles Christie
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2017 

    Father Thomas GOODLAD,   b. 16 Jun 1753, Burraland, Trondra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1835, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Barbara LAING,   b. 1760, Trondra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1823, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 22 Aug 1786  Tingwall, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F15712  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary DAVIDSON,   b. 1792,   d. 1841, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years) 
    Married Abt 1820 
    Children 
    +1. Barbara GOODLAD,   b. 1820, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Apr 1898, Westshore, Scalloway, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Agnes GOODLAD,   b. 4 Feb 1822, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1901, Duncansclate, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +3. William GOODLAD,   b. 19 Dec 1823, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1885, Windham, Norfolk County, ON, CAN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years)
    +4. James GOODLAD,   b. 15 Apr 1826, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Feb 1904, Southerhouse, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    +5. John GOODLAD,   b. 1828, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1906, Roadside, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +6. Rachel GOODLAD,   b. 4 Oct 1830, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Nov 1915, Duncansclate, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +7. Robert GOODLAD,   b. 1836, Meal, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1904, Hamnavoe, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F14023  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margaret Rose TAIT,   b. 1800, Tingwall, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1847  (Age < 46 years) 
    Married 10 Feb 1845  Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F16836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Hannah HUGHSON,   b. 1819, North House, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1891, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1 Jun 1847  North House, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Children 
    +1. William GOODLAD,   b. 24 Apr 1847, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1872, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
    +2. Thomas GOODLAD,   b. 18 Jun 1848, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1888, Southerhouse, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
    +3. Andrew GOODLAD,   b. 15 Mar 1850, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1944, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Oliver GOODLAD,   b. 11 Dec 1853, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Oct 1872, At sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +5. Mary GOODLAD,   b. 13 May 1855, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1888, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
    +6. Alexander Grant GOODLAD,   b. 3 May 1857, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1950  (Age 92 years)
     7. Agnes GOODLAD,   b. 15 Dec 1858, Brough, Burra, SHI, SCT Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. UNKNOWN
    Last Modified 26 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F16511  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 9th September 1876 Shetland Times

      SUDDEN DEATH IN A FISHING BOAT

      It is sometimes our painful duty to inform the public of deaths by drowning, the cause of which is generally heavy seas breaking over an open boat as she flies from them in a gale, and on such occasions it is only the exception when one or two out of a crew are saved from the keel by a boat or ship chancing to pass at the time. The circumstances attending the case we are about to relate are of quite a different nature. Thomas Goodlet, sen., a native of Burra Isle, and aged about seventy-five years, died suddenly while on duty in a small boat transporting peats, on the 21st August. He was in his usual health, talking to his son and daughter, who were in the boat with him, and it was just as they were hoisting the sail and he handing the sheet to his daughter to hand aft to her brother, who was steering, that in a minute of time life was gone, and he fell down a corpse. It appears they had just got in their cargo of peats, and in Cliff Sound on their way home, whehen the sudden, but we cannot say unexpected, call came. It appears the old man had been impressed with the fact that he had not long to live, he having a few days previous been in Scalloway with a piece of wood to be so cut as to suit for being his coffin. He had been married three times, and had 19 children with the first and third wives, the second having died shortly after their marriage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S26] Death certificate, 76’4, registered by Alexander Goodlad, son.

    2. [S4] IGI Marriages.

    3. [S269] Burra OPR.