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Charles Gould 1832-1909

Charles Gould
Born: 1832
Died: 1908
Thomas Gould 1802-1869
Frances Maria Brookfield 1805-1888
Joseph Gould 1834-1908
Marianne Gould 1836-1900
William Gould 1838-1886
Anna Gould born 1840
Thomas Gould 1841-1908
Francis Gould 1843-1902
Frances Maria Gould 1847-1898
John Gould 1849-1920
Anne Hammerton 1833-1867
Mary Ellen Utterton 1847-1934
By Anne Hammerton
Charles Hamerton Gould 1865-1944
Annie Jane Hamerton Gould 1867-1867
By Mary Ellen Utterton
Elinor Madeleine Gould 1878-1943
Hilda Mary Gould 1875-1957
Harold Utterton Gould 1876-1954
Kenneth Luke Gould 1877-1952
Edwin Charles Gould 1879-1965
Basil John Gould 1883-1956
Mary Dorothea Gould 1886-1969

Charles Gould 1832-1909 was the son of Thomas Gould 1802-1869 and his wife nee Frances Maria Brookfield 1805-1888.

On 6 August 1862 he married Anne Hammerton 1834-1867, daughter of Thomas Edward Hammerton 1797-1875 and his wife nee Ann Heyworth 1800-1863. They had the following children:

The Reverend Charles Hamerton Gould 1865-1944.
Annie Jane Hamerton Gould. She was born prematurely on 9 May 1867 and died two days later (1).
Their mother Anne Gould nee Hamerton died on 21 May 1867 (2).
On 14 September 1867 Charles Gould advertised for sale the entire contents of the family home at Brincliffe Edge, as he was leaving Sheffield (3). He moved to Worcester Park near Epsom in Surrey, and later to Farnham in the same county.

On 29 Aug 1872 Charles Gould married Mary Ellen Utterton 1847-1934, daughter of John Sutton Utterton 1814-1879 and his wife nee Eleanor Storr 1811-1889, and granddaughter of the English silversmith Paul Storr 1770-1844. The Right Reverend John Sutton Utterton was the first Suffragan Bishop of Guildford. The oak screen in front of the Guardian Angels' Chapel in Winchester Cathedral was erected in his memory in 1892.

Charles Gould had the following children by his second wife Mary Ellen Gould nee Utterton :

Elinor Madeleine Gould 1878-1943.
Hilda Mary Gould 1875-1957.
Dr. Harold Utterton Gould 1876-1954.
Kenneth Luke Gould 1877-1952
Edwin Charles Gould 1879-1965.
Basil John Gould 1883-1956.
Mary Dorothea Gould 1886-1969.

Their father Charles Gould died on 31 July 1909.
"The death took place at Guildford House, Farnham, on Saturday evening, of Mr. Charles Gould, K.C., of the Inner Temple, by whose decease a very interesting and useful career has been brought to a termination .... His father was a leading solicitor of Sheffield, and his mother was the sister of W. Brookfield, friend of Thackeray and ... Tennyson. Deceased received his education at the Collegiate School, Sheffield, and was afterwards articled with his father, entering upon his career as a barrister in 1870, when he was called to the Bar.

In the election of 1885, he sought parliamentary honours, unsuccessfully contesting North-East Derbyshire in the Conservative Interest, of which party he was a staunch adherent. He became a member of the Surrey County Council in 1888, and in this and many other ways did a great deal of public work for the county of his adoption. He became a Q.C. in 1893, and enjoyed a wide reputation for his professional merits and capabilities, having acted as counsel in many actions of great importance. He was a Justice of the Peace for the West Riding of Yorkshire, and for Surrey, and in his Magisterial capacity acted for a long period as chairman of the Visiting Justices of Wandsworth Prison. He had also done good work as a member of the Epsom Board of Guardians, and was a member of the committee of Queen Anne's Bounty.

During his residence at Farnham, Mr. Gould had taken a great interest in local government work and the affairs of the town generally. He sat as a member the Farnham Urban District Council for six years, being first elected a member that body in 1897, and filling the position of chairman for the year 1903-4. He also served upon the School Board, which body he joined in 1896, and was a foundation manager of the National Schools. He continued to act as a manager when, under the new regime, the schools became Council Schools, and he was one the managers of the Girls’ Grammar School. Being a strong Churchman, Mr. Gould always took an active interest in Church of England matters, and among other things zealously strove for the maintenance of the Farnham schools as Church schools. He served upon the Diocesan and Ruridecanal Conferences, and his assistance and advice was always highly valued in connection with the work of both those bodies, his speeches invariably commanding respect and attention ...

The funeral took place on Wednesday, and was marked by scenes of touching filial devotion on the part of deceased’s sons, who themselves conveyed his ... coffin the Farnham Parish Church ... The funeral service took place at three o’clock. The Bishop of Winchester, the Rural Dean [and] the Rector .. all took part, the ceremony being of a very impressive character. Deceased’s sons, and his clerk and gardener (who had been in his service 32 and 20 years respectively) stood round the coffin in the chancel during the first part of the service, and the sons afterwards bore their revered parent from the church to his last resting place ... A large number of persons accompanied the cortege from the church ... All along the route the evidences of respect shown were universal."(4)


(1) Sheffield Daily Telegraph 13 and 14 May 1867; Sheffield Independent 18 May 1867.
(2) Sheffield Daily Telegraph 23 May 1867; Sheffield Independent 23 May 1867.
(3) Sheffield Daily Telegraph 14 September 1867.
(4) Hampshire Chronicle 7 August 1909.