1675 — Who was George Nangle of Dublin, Ireland? In his last will and testament (LWT) of 1675 he names Thomas Gouldman and (Lt.Gen) Thomas Goodrich as his estate executors prior to his 1676 death.
In his LWT, Nangle leaves very personal items to Gouldman; but not to Goodrich. Both Gouldman and Goodrich were compatriots in Bacon’s Rebellion in the following year of 1676.
Goodrich’s rank of Lieutenant General appears to have come to him during Bacon’s Rebellion as the Northern Neck leader of rebel forces under which Thomas Gouldman served.
When the rebellion failed, both Gouldman and Goodrich were ordered to appear with halters around their necks at the court and they were to express their penitence for taking part in Bacon’s Rebellion in 1676 >> Both survived and thrived after giving due penitence.
>> As for George Nangle, his LWT index in the Dublin records notes that he was : a prominent Dublin merchant , but he was much more than that. George Nangle left a brief LWT saying Thomas and Thomas were to take care of his stuff.
ABOUT GEORGE NANGLE, no ordinary merchant
George Nangle was the “Baron of the Navan” (1660-1676) … much more than a prominent merchant.
George came into the barony in 1660 when his brother Patrick Nangle (heirless) died. His wealth made from being both that ‘prominent merchant’ and the Baron of the Navan.
The Nangles, also known as Nagles, and de Angulo before that, were a Protestant Christian (after 1640) administrative family representing the interests of the Lord of Meath — although it is unclear what their role was exactly in Ireland. Navan is northwest of Dublin, Ireland in County Meath.
The barony was not technically a member of England royals. They were an inherited administrative family since 1127, that carried out the wishes of their benefactor the Lord of Meath, a Norman royal peer family since the conquest of England by William the Conqueror.
? Why Thomas Gouldman and Thomas Goodrich were George Nangle’s estate executors is a bit of a mystery. There is a genealogy of the Nangle family from the 11th century running through today … the Nangle family remains prominent in the Dublin, Ireland area.
>> Obviously there is more to the story. Will continue to research the exact relationship between Gouldmans and Nangles.