Descendants of Allen GOOD & Eliza CARROLL

Allen Good, Esq., was born in the city of Cork. Ireland, in the year 1799. He was married in the year 1830 to Eliza, daughter of Charles Carroll, Esq., of the same city. He came to Canada in the year 1839, and established the Bank of British North America, in Montreal. Subsequently, he bought a farm of six hundred acres in the Township of Brantford in this county, where he held the positions of Councillor and Warden for a number of years. In politics he was a Conservative, and in religion a staunch member of the Episcopal Church of England. He died on the 21st day of December in the year 1876.


Myrtleville House is a charming early 19th century homestead in Brantford, Ontario. The house tells the story of four generations of the Good family and their remarkable influence on politics, and agriculture in this part of Ontario.
Built in 1837-8 for Allen and Eliza Good, the handsome Georgian farmhouse sits atop a picturesque knoll on a five-acre wooded lot. The farmstead also includes several small outbuildings and silos that recall its rich agricultural history. One of the most renowned members of the family is Tom and Mary's only son William, who was one of the founders of the United Farmers' Cooperative of Ontario in 1914. It was William's children who led the restoration of Myrtleville House in the 1960s \'96 a project which involved the entire family.

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