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John GOODSELLAge: 84 years17781863

Name
John GOODSELL
Given names
John
Surname
GOODSELL
Birth April 20, 1778 36 27
MarriageMary FOSTERView this family
April 4, 1802 (Age 23 years)
Death of a fatherSamuel GOODSELL
April 12, 1809 (Age 30 years)
Birth of a son
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Frederick John GOODSELL
March 13, 1814 (Age 35 years)
Marriage of a childFrederick John GOODSELLSarah SIVYERView this family
September 7, 1831 (Age 53 years)
Emigration 1840 (Age 61 years)

Note: "Hastings" to Sydney
Occupation
Labourer
yes

Death February 20, 1863 (Age 84 years)
Address: Cooks River Road
Burial February 22, 1863 (2 days after death)
Cemetery: Camperdown Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: February 28, 1775St James Church, Ewhurst, Sussex, England
3 years
himself
Family with Mary FOSTER - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 4, 1802Guestling, East Sussex, England
12 years
son

Emigration

"Hastings" to Sydney

Note

Frederick John Goodsell established the first steam brickmaking works in NSW. In 1871, in partnership with Alfred Tye, he began the manufacture of shale bricks. The bricks were made by a machine embodying a circular revolving table and were terme d "shale plastics". The first lot of bricks made by the machine plant were used at Farmer's (now Grace Bros.) at the corner of George and Market Streets, Sydney.

Note

Prominent brickworks and brickmakers The Goodsell family played an important role in the early history of brickmaking in New South Wales and in the development of the industry. The family arrived in New South Wales in 1838 and settled in Newtown in 1848, taking over a brickworks in John Street, Newtown, run by a relative. The Goodsells were responsible for several important innovations which changed the character of brick-making. After Goodsell Snr established the first brick steam works in New South Wales, his son, Henry Wesley Goodsell, in conjunction with Waterloo brickmaker Alfred Tye, produced the first machine-made bricks in 1871. Henry defied convention by making the first shale-plastic bricks. Up to this time shale was belie ve d to have no commercial value in brickmaking. The machine-produced bricks soon proved very popular and other brickyards installed brickmaking machines.

The Goodsell business was sold and became Speare's Brickworks in 1891. Camdenville Park was created on the site in 1957.