George Robert Goodin

???? - 1800


  1. George Goodin senior contributed £50 to the University of Pennsylvania following Dr John Morgan's fundraising tour of the West Indies in 1772-1773.

  2. Will of George Robert Goodin of Westmoreland Jamaica [made 14/02/1799] proved 21/10/1800. The will and codicil of 30/11/1799 are long and complex and include provision of land for what is clearly at least one 'outside family' children. In the will he left his daughter Mary Bourke and her husband Edward Fearon Bourke £5 currency each, presumably a symbolic slight, but left each of the Bourke's sons (other than the eldest, who was the main beneficiary) £3000 currency each and £1400 currency to each of four named grand-daughters and any further grand-daughters, daughters of the Bourkes.


  1. C. S. Graubard, 'Documenting the University of Pennsylvania's Connection to Slavery (2018) via [accessed 16/01/2019].

  2. PROB 11/1348/250.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1790 [EA] - 1792 [LA] → Owner

Legacies Summary

Cultural (1)

University of Pennsylvania...... 
notes →
C. S. Graubard, 'Documenting the University of Pennsylvania's Connection to Slavery (2018) via [accessed...

Relationships (3)

Father-in-law → Son-in-law
Grandfather → Grandson
Notes →
William Bosley's wife Ann Katherine, probably the widow of John Lewis jun. was reportedly the sister of George Robert Goodin...