'Gould06'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Goold (Gould) of Cork

Betham reports that "This family, the name of which we find variously written, as Gould, Gold, and Goold, is undoubtedly of English origin; and descended from a family of Gould, whose extensive branches were established in the counties of Dorset and Somerset. The precise period of the migration to Ireland of the particular branch which forms the subject of this memoir, has not been ascertained: but it is presumed that the lineal ancestor became resident in the county of Cork, as early as the reigh of Henry VI.; and, from the circumstances that he was soon afterwards entrusted with the chief municipal functions of the city of Cork, we may reasonably infer the respectability of his origin and connections. This was William Gold, who filled the office of mayor of Cork in the years 1442 and 1443." Betham starts his pedigree with ...
Adam Gold of Cork (alderman)
1. Henry Gold or Gould (d 05.1631/4)
  m1. Ellen Rocke (dau of Maurice Rocke (Roche), Mayor of Cork)
  A. James Gould
  m. Ellen Martel (dau of Thomas Martel, alderman of Cork)
  i. Henry Gould ("only son and heir") presumed father of ...
a. Henry Gould
  m. _ Hennessy (dau of George Hennessey)
  (1) George Gould or Goold of Old Court, co. Clare (d 03.1789)
m. Catherine May Galwey (dau of William Galwey or Galway of Castletownhead)
  (A) Henry Michael Goold of Ballygriffin, co. Cork (d 27.10.1786)
  m. (27.05.1777) Catherine O'Callaghan (dau of Donatt O'Callaghan of Kilgory)
  (i) Sir George Goold, 2nd Bart (b 29.03.1778, d 16.03.1870) had issue
  m. (13.05.1802) Charlotte Browne (d 01.11.1852, dau of Earl of Kenmare)
  (ii) Henry Goold of Clonmore, co. Tipperary (b 22.09.1782, d 1835) had issue
m. (02.07.1801) Eleanor Hawkins (d 1848, dau/coheir of Thomas Francis Hawkins of Nash Court)
  (iii) Marcella Goold (b 02.06.1781)
  m. Thomas Gillibrand of Gillibrand Hall, Chorley
  (iv) Mary Goold (b 31.05.1785, d unm)
  (B) Sir Francis Goold, 1st Bart (d unm 20.08.1818)
  (C) Anne Goold
  m. John Donnellan of Nutgrove
  (D) Margaret Goold
  m1. O'Neill Segrave of Cabra
  m2. John Agnew Connell
(E)+ other issue (a 1804, d unm?) - William, George
  b. Francis Gould or Goold of Cork (d before 26.01.1771) this line from BLGI1912
  m. Elizabeth
  (1) John Goold of Cork
  m. (c1762) Mary Quin (dau of Valentine Quin of Rosbrien (son of John by Mary Anne Blake), sister/heir of John of Rosbruen)
  (A) Thomas Goold of Dromadda & Rosbrien (d 16.07.1846, MP, 2nd son) had issue
  m. (07.1803) Elizabeth Nixon (dau of Rev. Brinsley Nixon of Painstown (son of Andrew of Cavan))
  (B)+ other issue (d unm) - Francis (d 1815, Captain), Valentine (d 18.12.1854)
  (2) son
  (3) Mary Goold
  m. Edmond Morony
  (4) Barbara Goold
  m. Connell O'Connell
  B. John Gould
  m. Ellinor Verdon (dau of Henry Verdon of Cork)
  C. Ellen Gould
  m. John Gallway (of the family of Sir Jeffrey of Limerck, Bart)
  D. Joan Gould
  m. Edmund Gould of Cork
  E. Katherine Gould
  m. David Meagh of Cork
  F.+ other issue - Mary, Jennett
  m2. Ellen Verdon (dau of John Verdon of Cork)
  H.+ other issue - Francis, Ellice (a 1635), Allen (a 1635)

Main source(s): Betham's 'Baronetage of England' (vol 5, 'Goold of Old Court, Cork, Ireland'), BP2003 ('Goold'), BLGI1912 ('Goold-Verschoyle of Dromadda and Athea')
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