Sir William Macnamara Goodenough DL, JP

Born1899 London

Life Events

1924Married Doreathea Louisa Gibbs JP in Aldenham
1925Birth of son Sir Richard Edmund Goodenough
1926Birth of son David William Goodenough
1927Death of son David William Goodenough
1927Birth of son Frederick Roger Goodenough
1930Birth of son Samuel Kenneth Henry Goodenough
1940Birth of daughter Mary Dorothea Goodenough

Biography and Notes

1st Baronet created 1943. 1st son of Frederick Crauford Goodenough of Filkins Hall, Lechlade (by Maive, daughter of Nottidge Charles Macnamara, FRCS). Baptised 12 May 1899 at St. George's, Hanover Square. Educated at Wellington College 1912-17, matric: Oxford (Christ Church - scholar) 1919, BA 1923, MA 1925.

In the Great Way, joined the Coldstream Guards; Cadet 1917; 2nd Lieut. January 1918; Lieut. 1919. Was in France and Germany September 1918 to March 1919 when he was demobilised and entered Reserve of Officers of Coldstream Guards. A Local Director of the Oxford Branch of Barclays Bank from 1923. A Director of Barclays Bank from 1929. Chairman of Barclays Bank DCO, 1942-47, and then Chairman of Barclays Bank Ltd. 1947-51. Vice-Chariman of Oxfordshire County Council 1930 and Chairman 1934-37. Treasurer of the Radcliffe Infirmary. Created a Baronet 19 January 1943.

Chairman of the Nuffield Foundation and three of Lord Nuffield's Charitable Trusts; Deputy Steward Oxford University; Hon. Student, Christ Church, Oxford 1947. Director of Mercantile and General Reinsurance Co. Ltd., Westminster Chambers Association Ltd. Governor, Wellington College; Chairman of Governors of Dominion Students' Hall Trust, and Founder Chairman of the Sister Trust. (These Trusts were subsequently merged and then renamed London House for Overseas Graduates).

Chairman and Joint Master VWH Cricklade Hunt. Other principal interests: Farming & Agriculture generally.

Clubs: Brooks

Lived at Broadwell Manor, nr. Lechlade 1925-35. Moved to Filkins Hall, Lechlade on the death of his father in 1935. (For general details of family history see Burke's 'Peerage & Baronetage').