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Item:162623
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Mat (Matthew)
Ship:-
Date:9 September 1893
Place:Clarencetown
Source:Illustrated Sydney News
Details:Some Early Reminiscences and old identities of Clarencetown - Waterloo veteran, Mat Gooch, with his fund of military anecdote and his doggerel rhymes. Mat lived for a time in the bush just out of the town on a lone eminence known as Humbug Hill and came in from his retreat periodically for his spree, when he passed the time pleasantly enough telling stories of Bony, and Wellington and Waterloo, drinking rum, and when 'half seas over' reeling off original rhymes. His principal occupation was that of a sawyer, but he was ready to turn his hand to any ordinary bush or rough town work. He must also have been something of a pig merchant as the following fearful improptu would seem to sow 'O, Captain Beale, O, Captain Beale, If you my pigs throw overboard, You shall this waddy feel.'. Captain Beale was skipper of the Ben Bolt an old tub whose ungainly paddle boxes gave her a hump backed appearance irresistibly comic even in those early days. But Mat was more in his element when inspired by military recollections. Thus - 'At Waterloo we thrashed the French, You should see them cut and run, sirs, O, what a thirst we had to quench, And that was the best of the fun, sirs. Mat was an enthusiastic and loyal Briton but everyone was loyal in those halcyon days, and all the happier for it - and he used to pour forth his loyalty over his glass of rum on Queen's Birthday in this fashion - Come, drink to the health of our noble young Queen, Mat Gooch is a sawyer and still to be seen.-… I well remember the news being brought to the old soldier of Wellington’s death. It was a beautiful morning – the Christmas Day of 1852. News from Home came very slowly in those days. He was sitting at the door of his little hut smoking his pipe. They broke the news gently to him. It nearly broke the old soldier’s heart. He was never the same man after. Poor old Mat! It was not long before he followed his great general in his silent campaign….(.**Note - Matthew Gooch was born c. 1811. The Battle of Waterloo took place 18 June 1815)
Item:21187
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Mathew (Matthew)
Ship:-
Date:1846 28 March
Place:Clarencetown
Source:MM
Details:Addressed meeting for Richard Windeyer held at the George & Dragon Inn. Regretted that there so few of his own class, the 'Blady Grassers' present
Item:139636
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:-
Date:1910 12 February
Place:Clarencetown
Source:SMH
Details:Said to have fought at the Battle of Waterloo. The Currency lads never tired of his tales of the great campaign
Item:162626
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:-
Date:26 December 1835
Place:Camden
Source:Australian Marriages - FamilySearch Historical Records
Details:Marriage of Matthew Gooch and Diana Rebecca Lane
Item:112479
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:Phoenix 1828
Date:1833 7 February
Place:Port Macquarie
Source:SG
Details:Errand Boy. Assigned to Joseph Wilson at Port Macquarie
Item:162627
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:Phoenix 1828
Date:July 1828
Place:-
Source:AO NSW Convict Indent Fiche No. 669
Details:Age 17. Reads and writes. Errand boy from Kent. Tried in Norfolk 11 July 1827 and sentenced to 7 years transportation for picking pockets. 5ft 3 1/2 in, fair and ruddy complexion, light brown hair. No assignment listed.
Item:162628
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:Phoenix 1828
Date:24 August 1833
Place:Port Macquarie
Source:SG
Details:Granted Ticket of Leave
Item:183138
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:Phoenix 1828
Date:5 May 1856
Place:Newcastle gaol
Source:Newcastle Gaol Entrance Book. State Archives NSW. Roll 757
Details:Sawyer from Kent. Free by servitude. Admitted to Newcastle gaol from Dungog. Sentenced to 1 month imprisonment
Item:183139
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew
Ship:Phoenix 1828
Date:22 May 1840
Place:Newcastle gaol
Source:Newcastle Gaol Discharge Book. State Archives NSW. Roll 138
Details:Admitted to Newcastle gaol 26 February 1840. Discharged after serving 3 months imprisonment
Item:155679
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew and Diana
Ship:-
Date:1842 2 January
Place:Butterwick and Seaham
Source:Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
Details:Baptism of Susan, daughter of Matthew and Diana Gooch (born 29 September 1840)
Item:162625
Surname:Gooch
First Name:Matthew and Diana
Ship:-
Date:3 December 1837
Place:St. Saviour Argyle
Source:Australian Births and Baptisms - Family Search Historical Records
Details:Baptism of William, son of Matthew and Diana Gooch
Item:18849
Surname:Gouch (Gooch)
First Name:Mathew (Matthew)
Ship:-
Date:1845 18 October
Place:Clarencetown
Source:MM
Details:Gave subscription in aid of Maitland Hospital
Item:54371
Surname:Gouch (Gooch)
First Name:Mathew (Matthew)
Ship:-
Date:1840 30 November
Place:Brookfield
Source:CSIL 40/12813 AONSW Reel No. 2679
Details:Sawyer employed by J.D. Walker. Bailed up by bushrangers at the Union Inn. Sent to Pinchgut Island for allowing himself to be bailed up

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