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Thomas Gould 1714-1794

Thomas Gould
Born: 1714 at Pilsbury Grange
Died: 1794 at Hanson Grange
William Gould 1677-1772
Anne Morewood 1679-1749
Hannah Gould 1701-1790
John Gould b 1703
William Gould 1704-1757
Joseph Gould 1708-1715
Anne Gould 1709-1797
Richard Gould 1711-1762
Joseph Gould 1715-1777
Samuel Gould 1717-1720
George Gould 1719-1719
George Gould 1720-1810
Mary Gould 1721-1780
Rebecca Gould 1724-1726
Elizabeth Cocks 1735-1818
William Gould 1755-1845
Ann Gould 1758-1837
Margaret Gould 1760-
Richard Gould 1764-
Elizabeth Gould 1766-
Hannah Gould 1766-
Thomas Gould -1757
Mary Gould 1770-1834
Thomas Gould 1773-1775
Ellen Gould 1776-
George Gould -1810
Hanson Grange

Hanson Grange

Thomas Gould was born in 1714, the son of William Gould 1677-1772 of Hanson Grange in Derbyshire and his wife Anne Morewood 1679-1749.

He married Elizabeth Cocks, daughter of William Cocks of Champion in Derbyshire. She was born in 1736 and died on 18 January 1818 aged 82 years. They lived at Hanson Grange.

Their children were:

William Gould 1755-1845. He was born on 16 September 1755. He married Anne Richardson, daughter of Francis Richardson of Milwich in Staffordshire. She was born in 1776 and died on 4 June 1819 aged 43 years.

Ann Gould. She was baptised on 7 November 1758 at Alstonefield in Staffordshire. She was married to John Branch, an auctioneer in Liverpool (1), and they lived there in Cazneau Street. She died on 24 January 1837 (2).

Margaret Gould. She was baptised on 3 November 1760 at Alstonefield, and was living unmarried in 1828.

Ellen Gould. She was born in 1776 at Hanson Grange. When the 1861 Census was taken she was aged 85 years and unmarried, and living at Betley in Staffordshire with her niece Ellen Wright 1834-1904.

Richard Gould. He was born on 23 March 1764. He lived in Rochdale in Lancashire and was a woollen merchant.

Elizabeth Gould. She was baptised at Thorpe in Derbyshire on 14 August 1766, and was the twin of her sister Hannah Gould. She was married first to William Bowman of Manchester, and secondly to Samuel Fletcher of Manchester. She had no children.

Hannah Gould. She was the twin of her sister Elizabeth Gould. She was married to Mr. Hartwell of Ashbourne in Derbyshire.

Thomas Gould. He died in infancy and was buried at Hartington in Derbyshire on 11 August 1757.

Thomas Gould. He was baptised at Thorpe on 14 February 1773. He died in 1775 and was buried at Hartington on 21 June 1775.

George Gould. He was the youngest son. He died in 1810, and was buried at Hartington on 24 March 1810.

Mary Gould. She was baptised at Thorpe in Derbyshire on 26 September 1770, and was living unmarried in 1828. She died in 1834.

Although the family lived at Hanson Grange, their father Thomas Gould also owned a farm at Mayfield in Staffordshire and two-fifths of a farm at Hollington in Checkley parish in Staffordshire.

Thomas Gould died in 1794, and was buried at Hartington on 7 August 1794. He had made his Will on 14 July 1794, appointing his son William Gould 1755-1845 his sole executor. The Will was proved at Lichfield on 11 September 1794.

His wife Elizabeth Gould nee Cocks died on 18 January 1818, and was buried at Hartington on 21 January 1818 aged 82 years.


(1) She was probably the Ann Gould who was married to John Branch on 8 June 1788 in St Chad's parish church at Rochdale in Lancashire. The bride was recorded as then living in Wardleworth, which is part of Rochdale. The witnesses were William Gould and Richard Gould. Ann Gould's brother Richard Gould was an established woollen merchant in the town.
(2) Liverpool Mercury 27 January 1837. Cazneau Street was mostly demolished in recent years to build a flyover and provide better access to the Mersey tunnels.