Samuel migrated to Sydney with his mother and stepfather aboard the Rattler in 1853, aged 12. They probably lived at Ryde.
He married an Irish girl from Kings County, Mary Molloy Byrnes, at St Augustine's Balmain, in June 1860. They lived in Balmain – 1861 at Nicholson St; 1870 at Waterview St; 1875 St Andrews St; 1879 Cooper St. All their children were born in Balmain. They were members of St Augustine's Catholic Church.
Samuel was an engineer / shipwright at Mort's Dock until he injured his back. [check reference to ship "Federal" in Technological Museum - built by SJG according to Sr Dorothea]. The family then had a grocer's shop at 216 Darling St.
Mary died in 1908 and Samuel died in 1910 aged 69. They are buried at the Field of Mars Cemetery, Ryde.
The children were:
- Susan Augustine Gooud, b. 1861, d. 1923. Susie married Jeremiah (Jerry) Noonan. The Noonans lived at Rozelle and had no children. Jerry's 'comrades' in the Ironworker's Union were invited to his funeral.
- Mary A Gooud (Polly) Gooud, b. 1862; d. 1947. Polly married John (Jack) O'Brien who owned "The Willows" at Gunning. They had 4 children:
- Grace Mary O'Brien b. 1897; d. 1993. Grace married Francis P Worthington and they lived at Randwick. They had a son, Paul, and a daughter.
- Vincent J O'Brien b. 1899.
- John A (Jack) O'Brien (1902 – 1915).
- Zeta A O'Brien. (1904 – c. 1963) Zeta entered the Sisters of Mercy at Yass as Sr Mary John.
- Isabella Mary (Belle) Gooud, b. 1864; d. 1947 at Gunning. Never married.
- Minnie C Gooud , b. 1865; d. 1927. Minnie married John Bede Crimmings, a school teacher, at Balmain in 1892? and they had seven children.
- Henry Charles Gooud, b. 1867; d 1933. Henry was a shipwright. He married Ellen (Nellie) English and they lived at 24 The Avenue, Balmain. They had one son. Nellie died in 1925.
- Francis J Gooud, b. 1899; d. 1908. Born with a broken back as a result of his mother having a serious fall before his birth.
- Samuel J Gooud 1869 – 1873.
- Joseph Gooud 1871 – 1871.
- Joseph A Gooud b. 1873; d. 1920, Scone, NSW. Joe was a teacher.
- Samuel John Gooud, b. 1875; d 1958 at Warratah, NSW. Samuel married Mary J Haining in 1912 and they had two children. Mary was born at Inverell while Samuel was headmaster at Ashford in NW NSW. David was born at Kempsey while Samuel was headmaster at Frederickton Public School on the Macleay River (1917 - 31)
- Mary Imelda 1915 – 2001. Mary entered the Ursuline convent in Armidale as Sister Dorothea.
- David J b. 1917 David entered the Priesthood, studying in Rome and Ireland before returning to Australia in 1948. He worked at various parishes in the Diocese of Newcastle NSW. He retired in 19xx and died in 2003.
- Anne Gooud 1877 – 1877
- Agnes Gertrude Gooud, b. 1879; d. 1940. Agnes joined the Sisters of Mercy as Sr Marie Joseph and taught at Monte Sant Angelo Convent in North Sydney. Agnes was an exceptionally gifted pianist and organist (-- Sr Dorothea)
- Alphonsus B Gooud 1883 – 1883