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Louis Philip Gould 1840-1927

Louis Philip Gould
Born: 1840 Broughton, Lancashire
Died: 1927 Savernake, Wiltshire
Philip Gould 1803-1890
Louisa Pim 1811-1840
Marie Louise Gould -1846
William Burrell Egerton Gould 1848-1921
Florence Helena Gould 1850-1920
Marius Herbert Gould 1851-1918
Alexander Percy Gould 1856-1932
Louisa Tyrer 1843-1937
Philip Gould 1870-1942
Evelyn Gould 1873-1966
Millicent Gould 1875-1958
Cecil Hunt Gould 1876-1937
Thomas Hunt Gould 1879-1881
Francis Hunt Gould 1881-1915

Louis Philip Gould was born on 30 November 1840, the son of Philip Gould 1803-1890 and his wife nee Louisa Pim. He was said to have been "christened in topboots and spurs" (1).

When the 1841 Census was taken the family were living at No. 5 Cliff Point in Broughton, then still a rural village. Philip Gould was a cotton merchant in nearby Manchester. However the city gradually extended northwards to engulf rural Broughton, and in 1868 the family moved to Shrewsbury in Shropshire, where they lived at Woodfield House on Port Hill (2).

He married Louisa Tyrer of Liverpool in 1870. She was born in 1843, the daughter of William Kenny Tyrer of Liverpool and Sutton-in-Wirral near Chester (3).

Louis Philip Gould had a military career. On 11 January 1859 he was promoted from the 59th Foot to be Ensign “without purchase” in the 9th Foot. Further promotions followed when on 24 March 1863 he was promoted to Lieutenant “by purchase” to the 96th Foot, and on 1 March 1870 to Captain in the 77th Foot by exchange with a retiring officer.

He had retired from the Army by 1871 when he and his family were with his parents in Shrewsbury. By 1881 the family were living at Ross in Herefordshire, but in that year they moved to live at Church Street, Bishops Cannings near Devizes in Wiltshire, where several of his children were born. By 1901 they had moved to Wolverdene in Dene Road at Andover in Hampshire.

They had the following children:

Philip Gould. He was born in 1870 and baptised on 5 October 1870 in St Thomas's church, Portsmouth in Hampshire. In 1881 he was a boarder aged 10 at a preparatory school at Hartley Wintney in Hampshire. He followed a military career, and in 1911 was a Major serving with C Company of the Royal Irish Fusiliers at Quetta, Baluchistan, in India. In 1914 he married Maria Augusta Stewart at Eastbourne in Sussex, and lived at Newport Pagnell in Buckinghamshire. They had three sons and a daughter. He died in 1942 aged 71 years.

Evelyn Gould. She was born in 1873 at Bishops Cannings, and baptised there on 23 February 1873. She was unmarried, and died at Alton in Hampshire in 1966 aged 93 years.

Millicent Gould. She was born in 1875 at Bishops Cannings, and baptised there on 24 January 1875. She was married to Richard Edward Leigh in 1902. He was was the Vicar of Crofton near Fareham in Hampshire. They had a son John Leigh born in 1905 at Crofton Vicarage. She died in 1958 aged 83 years.

Cecil Hunt Gould. He was born in 1876 at Bishops Cannings, and baptised there on 30 November 1876. He became a clergyman, and was Rector of Hammoon near Sturminster Newton in Dorset from 1916 until he died in 1937. He was buried in 1937 at Hammoon.

Thomas Hunt Gould. He was born in 1879 at Bishops Cannings, and baptised there on 26 March 1879. He died at Ross in Herefordshire in 1881 aged two years.

Francis Hunt Gould. He was born on 16 October 1881 at Ross, and baptised there in 1881. He was educated at Repton School in Derbyshire, and became a distinguished cricketer (4). He was appointed 2nd Lieutenant in the 3rd Battalion of the Hampshire Regiment on 13 March 1900 (5), and promoted to Captain in the 1st Battalion of the Middlesex Regiment in August 1914 (6). He died on 6 June 1915 in an accident at Armentieres in France, and was buried in the Cite Bonjean Military Cemetery at Armentieres.

Signature on 1911 Census Return

Signature on 1911 Census Return

Their father Louis Philip Gould died in 1927 at Andover aged 86 years and was buried at Savernake in Wiltshire.

His widow Louisa Gould died in 1937 at Andover. She was stated then in the burial register to be 97 but was actually 94 years of age.


(1) Reminiscences of Manchester and some if its Local Surroundings from the Year 1840 Louis M. Hayes (1905) page 61.
(2) The house was purchased by the famous scientist James Prescott Joule. James Joule: A Biography Donald S.L. Cardwell (1989) page 229.
(3) William Kenny Tyrer died on 27 April 1875. In his Will he bequeathed £10,000 to his daughter Louisa Gould, the same amount to another married daughter, and the rest of his fortune to his three sons and another married daughter. The Leeds Mercury 22 July 1875.
(4) Wisden 1916.
(5) London Gazette 27 March 1900 page 2046.
(6) Repton School Register: Supplement to the 1910 Edition.