Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Goodbody (Clara)


The Goodbody family of Clara, county Offaly.


Name Description
Perry James Perry is recorded as the occupier of two properties in the parish of Athenry at the time of Griffith's valuation.
Goodbody James Perry Goodbody of Beechmount, Clara, county Offaly, owned an estate of 2,309 acres in county Galway in the 1870s. His mother was a daughter of James Perry of Obelisk Park, county Dublin, who held property in Athenry, county Galway at the time of Griffith's Valuation. Part of the estate of Lewis Goodbody at Pokoroko, in the townland of Fairy Hill, barony of Longford, was offered for sale in the Landed Estates court in June 1877. The Irish Times reported that George Cheevers was the purchaser. Lewis Goodbody, of Drayton Villa, Clara, is recorded as the owner of over 100 acres in county Galway in the 1870s as well as lands in Offaly and Westmeath. Marcus Goodbody is recorded as the proprietor of over 2300 acres in county Galway at the same time.