Will Goodall was born in Amersham in 1817, he was the eldest grandson of Stephen Goodall.  At the age of twenty-one years old he became the Whipper-in to the IMG_4186Belvoir.  He proved to be a very popular man, his kind nature and his likeable character gained him many friends.

Four years later, (and for the next eighteen seasons), he became huntsman of one of the most celebrated packs of Foxhounds in Great Britain.  He was a great man for correspondence, writing many letters to fellow huntsmen and also keenly kept a diary full of notes from his various days hunting. Showing great compassion in the way in which he disciplined his hounds, he believed that the best method to control and gain their respect was to treat them all as individuals.

In the early part of his career he married Frances Welborn, between them they had eleven children, eight sons and three daughters.
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One Response to Will Goodall

  1. John Parkes says:

    The memorable booklet produced by Lord Henry Bentinck titled “Goodall`s Practice” will ensure the immortality that Will Goodall so richly deserves. It is a model for the handling of hounds in the hunting field. I was fortunate to be given a copy when a young man and I have treasured it ever since. I believe facsimile copies can be found on the internet and all aspiring young huntsmen might profit by seeking one for themselves
    John Parkes

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