Nat Gould

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Ancestry of Nat Gould

Nat Gould
Born: 1857 in Manchester
Died: 1919 at Bedfont, Middlesex
Father
Nathaniel Gould 1824-1874
Mother
Mary Wright 1827-1897
Siblings
William Pichott Gould 1855-1857
Henry Gilbert Gould 1859-1860
Spouse
Elizabeth Madeline Ruska
Children
Edith Mary Gould
Sidney Nathaniel Gould
Herbert Ruska Gould
Doris Isabel Gould
Gladys Dorothy Gould
Frederick William Gould
Winifred Madeline Gould
Norman Henry Gould

The parents of Nat Gould came from Derbyshire country families.

His father, Nathaniel Gould 1824-1874, was a son of a family based for centuries at Pilsbury Grange near Hartington.

His mother, born Mary Wright 1827-1897, came from another yeoman family long established in Bradbourne.

They had three sons, of whom Nat was the only survivor to adulthood. The other two sadly died in infancy, and were buried at Prestwich near their Manchester home, but their names are commemorated on the gravestone of their mother at Bradbourne.

The children were:

William Pichott Gould. He was born in May 1855, and died in 1857. He was buried in the churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich near his Manchester home at York Street in Cheetham on 9 February 1857 aged one year and nine months.

Nathaniel Gould. He was born on 21 December 1857 in Manchester, and died on 25 July 1919 at Bedfont, Middlesex.

Henry Gilbert Gould. He was born in October 1859, and died in 1860. He was buried in the churchyard of St. Mary the Virgin, Prestwich near his Manchester home on 23 October 1860 aged one year.