GOODALL, John (d.1725), of Bull Hill, Fowey, Cornw.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1722 - 19 Feb. 1725

Family and Education

o.s. of William Goodall, mayor of Fowey, by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Coryton, 1st Bt., M.P., of Newton, Cornw. m. Mary, da. of Peter Major, merchant of Fowey. suc. fa. 1686.

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Goodall, a Fowey merchant, belonged to a prominent local family. He and his father-in-law had an interest of their own in the borough,1 for which he was returned as a Tory in 1722. Included in a list of supporters sent to the Pretender in 1721, he was in contact with Atterbury’s agents during the plot of 1722.2 He died 19 Feb. 1725.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Eveline Cruickshanks


  • 1. E.W. Rashleigh, Hist. Fowey, 18, 29; C. S. Gilbert, Hist. Surv. Cornw. i. 590.
  • 2. Stuart mss 65/16; Report from the Committee appointed by the House of Commons to examine Christopher Layer and others (1723), App. F11.