“John McGoldrick and the Quaker's Daughter”

Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1826 (Sparling)
Keywords: love marriage manhunt prison escape freedom father
Found in: Ireland


John McGoldrick loves a Quaker's daughter. Her father opposes McGoldrick and frames him to hang as a radical. The girl gets the jailer and turnkey drunk. The couple escape and are captured. They are freed on the friendly testimony and marry


  1. OLochlainn 98, "John McGoldrick and the Quaker's Daughter" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. ADDITIONAL: H. Halliday Sparling, Irish Minstrelsy (London, 1888), pp. 319-320, 512, "John M'Goldrick's Trial for the Quaker's Daughter"
  3. Roud #3047
  4. BI, OLoc098