His life and books
|Born: 1864 at Pilsbury Grange|
|Gilbert Gould 1821-1891|
|Ellen Wright 1834-1904|
|Ellen Elizabeth Gould born 1863|
|William Henry Gould 1866-1947|
|Elizabeth Waterhouse Beardmore 1869-1932|
|Gilbert Nathaniel Gould 1894-|
|Ruth Elllinor Gould 1895-1964|
|Bessie Lilian Gould 1902-1983|
|Cyril Donald Gould 1904-1958|
|Victor Leopold Gould 1905-1960|
|Bernard Ralph Gould 1907-1984|
|Roy Edmund Gould 1909-1997|
Gilbert Gould was born at Pilsbury Grange on 25 October 1864, the son of Gilbert Gould 1821-1891 and his wife née Ellen Wright 1834-1904. He was baptised at Hartington on 14 December 1864.
In 1891 he was farming at Pilsbury Grange with his father.
On 25 January 1893 he married Elizabeth Waterhouse Beardmore 1869-1932 at Alstonefield in Staffordshire. They had the following children:
Gilbert Nathaniel Gould. He was born in 1894 at Sudbury in Derbyshire. When the Census was taken in 1911 he was working with his father on their farm, but in 1914 he emigrated to Australia (1). By 1924 he was a shearer living at 44a Stanley Street, Richmond, Yarra, Victoria, Australia (2).
Ruth Ellinor Gould. She was born 4 July 1895 at Sudbury, and was married in 1919 to Thomas Charles Bertram Jarrett (1891-1997). She died on 29 February 1964 in Adelaide, South Australia (3).
Bessie Lilian Gould. She was born 15 June 1902 at Willington. In 1911 she was a boarder aged eight with her brothers Cyril Donald Gould and Victor Leopold Gould at the school of Miss Ellen Partrige at West View, Alstonefield in Staffordshire, one of five boarders there (4). She was married to John James Colwell in 1924 (5). After John James Colwell died, Bessie Lilian Gould married Jack Sherratt. She died in 1983 at Southend-on-Sea in Essex.
Cyril Donald Gould. He was born in 1904 at Willington. In 1911 he was a boarder aged seven with his sister Bessie Lilian Gould and brother Victor Leopold Gould at the school of Miss Ellen Partrige at West View in Alstonefield. He emigrated to Australia in 1926 on board SS Berrima, departing on 22 July 1926 for Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. He had then been a farmer aged 22 living at 15 Mayfield Grove, Long Eaton in Nottinghamshire (6). He died on 6 November 1958 in South Australia (7).
Victor Leopold Gould. He was born in 1905 at Willington. In 1911 he was a boarder aged six with his sister Bessie Lilian Gould and brother Cyril Donald Gould at the school of Miss Ellen Partrige at West View in Alstonefield. He died in London in 1960 aged 54 years.
Bernard Ralph Gould. He was born on 28 July 1907 at Willington in Derbyshire, and died in North Yorkshire in 1984 aged 77 years. He was a furniture salesman.
Roy Edmund Gould. He was born 18 March 1909 at Willington, and died in 1997 at Trowbridge in Wiltshire. He was a publisher's agent.
Signature on 1911 Census Return
By 1901 Gilbert Gould was farming at the Acacia Farm in Willington near Repton in Derbyshire, and was still there in 1911. He renamed it Pilsbury House Farm, and it is now called Pilsbury House (8).
He was a party to the Hanson Mount Agreement dated 1 May 1911.
His wife Elizabeth Gould née Beardmore died on 4 December 1932.
Gilbert Gould died on 10 March 1948 (9) aged 83 years, and was buried at Bradbourne in Derbyshire (10).
(1) He arrived in Melbourne, Australia on board SS Benalla on 10 April 1914: Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports): Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839–1923.
(2) Australian Electoral Commission: Electoral Rolls 1903-1980: Richmond Central (1924) page 59.
(3) Inward Overseas Passenger Lists (British Ports): Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists 1839–1923.
(4) Miss Ellen Partige had been with her mother nee Elizabeth Waterhouse Beardmore 1869-1932 when she was a child at Stanshope Hall near Alstonefield.
(5) Bessie Lilian Colwell née Gould and her husband John James Colwell had two sons. Known as Jack, John James Colwell was born in 1903 at Snelston in Derbyshire, the son of John Thomas Colwell, a hotel proprietor, and his wife nee Frances Streather. In 1911 his father kept the George and Dragon Hotel in Ashbourne, Derbyshire.
(6) Australia Death Index 1787-1985.
(7) Australia Death Index 1787-1985.
(8) The address of the farm is mentioned in Kelly's Directories as Harehill under the Sudbury entry. In the 1895 and 1899 Directories appears "Gould Gilbert, farmer, Harehill". He figures in 19th Century newspaper reports as attending shows and sales with cattle and Shire horses, his address being always given as Sudbury except one which gives his address as "Harehill Sudbury". The particular farm is not mentioned however.
Harehill is a hamlet lying west of Boylestone between there and the Sudbury to Ashbourne road. It includes a farm named Harehill. Further to the west is Harehill Park Farm and then Harehill Farm. It is not known which of these was Gilbert Gould's farm.
(9) "GOULD Gilbert of 59 Friar Gate Derby died 10 March 1948 Probate London 17 July to Bernard Ralph Gould furniture salesman and Roy Edmund Gould publishers agent. Effects £2545 15s 4d." National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations) 1858-1966 (1948) page 572.
(10) A report of his death appeared in the Ashbourne News 18 March 1948.