Lovely Banks and GOODING and LYNCH families

United Methodist Free Chapel, Lovely BanksPosted by: Graham Chapman

I am curious about Lovely Banks as my Great GG Father James & Miriam Gooding and their family farmed there from the 1850s after arriving in Port Phillip in 1844.

I have read where his farm was on the route to the Goldfields and they sold produce to the gold miners. I wonder if this is how the daughter Elizabeth Ann Gooding met her James Knuckey from Clunes. Eventually most of the Goodings went to Gippsland. Daughter Sarah (1853-1937) stayed after marrying Daniel Lynch. (1834-1929). Sarah and Daniel are buried at Stieglitz. Two of James & Miriam children were buried at Eastern Cemetery as infants.

My query is whether much has been written about Lovely Banks from the 19th Century, and whether anyone has connections with the families.

I would be grateful for any information available that i could follow up on.

Author: Susie Zada

It really doesn't matter if it's Local History or Family History [genealogy] - I just love it ... Susie Zada

4 thoughts on “Lovely Banks and GOODING and LYNCH families”

  1. Hi Graham – I’ve posted your query on the Geelong and District Facebook page as well in case someone from there can help. Also I hope you’ve searched the Geelong and District Database for GOODING, LYNCH, and Lovely Banks – there are a number of Lovely Banks links to various local history publications which you can access through inter-library loan if your local library doesn’t have them. Hope that helps.


      1. Sorry Graham – that should have come up by hovering over it with the mouse but that doesn’t seem to be working! The image is of the United Methodist Free Chapel at Lovely Banks – from the Wynd Collection of images.


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