The Gould Family

George Thomas Ingelheim (Jackson) Gould

Birth: 7 February 1845, in Cremone, Italy

Father: Hamilton Llewellyn Jackson

Mother: Henrietta Amelia (Donadelli) Jackson

Married: Ellen Louisa O' Grady on 29 June 1880 in Cork district, county Cork, Ireland

Occupation: George was a captain in the the Royal Engineers. George, then George Jackson, was made lieutenant on 17 April 1866. (1867 Army list), stationed in Ireland until 1871. The Royal Engineer Journal of 1871 notes that "Lieut. G.I. Jackson has been permitted to alter his name to Gould." and that "This officer has arrived in England from Bermuda and is now on Leave". George Gould was then stationed in Devonport in 1872 and in Gibralter in 1873 through 1877. In 1878, George was stationed in Cork Harbour, Ireland, and he was promoted to Captain on 31 December 1878 (1880 list). In the 1881 Army List, George is noted as commanding the 18th company of the Royal Engineers, stationed in Cork Harbour. George retired "receiving a gratuity, with permission to retain his rank, and to wear the prescribed uniform" on 6 December 1881 (London Gazette 6 December 1881 p6554). He was listed in the Reserve until 1895.

The county families of the United Kingdom p555 by Edward Walford (1919)
Eldest son of Hamilton Llewellin Gould, Esq., of Upwey, who d. 1891, by Henrietta Amelia, who d. 1873, 3rd dau. of the late Signor John Donadelli; b. 1845; m. 1880 Ellen Louisa, who d. 1918, 2nd dau. of the late Standish Darby O'Grady, Esq., of Aghamarta, Co. Cork, and has, with other issue, a son, *George Ingelheim, D.S.O., Major 2nd Lancers, Indian Army; b. 1882; m. 1916 Florence Bridgman-Smith, of New York, U.S.A. Capt. Gould, who was educated at the R. Mil. Academy, Woolwich, and was formerly Capt. R.E., is Lord of the Manor of Upwey.—Residence: Sandford Park, Ranelagh, Dublin; Union Club, s.w.

Hamilton Llewellyn Jackson, having succeeded to the Gould estates of Upwey, Dorsetshire, changed his name to Hamilton Llewellyn Gould by royal license dated 20th of April 1871. On his death 23rd of April 1873, his son George Thomas Ingelheim Gould succeeded to the estates of Upwey, Dorset as well as Fanningstown, county Limerick, which had been in the Jackson family. In 1921, George granted a 50 year lease of shale mines at Upwey to the National Oil company  for 150 per annum.
Bulletins and Other State Intelligence (1871), Part 1, p520:
               Whitehall, April 20, 1871
  The Queen has been pleased to grant unto Hamilton Llewellyn Jackson, of Upway, in the county of Dorset, Esquire, son of Thomas Jackson, late of Fanningstown, in the county of Limerick, Esquire, Her Royal licence and authority that he and his issue may, in compliance with a clause contained in the last will and testament of his aunt Catherine Barbara Jackson, late of Fleet House, in the said county of Dorset, Spinster, deceased, take and henceforth use the surname of Gould only, and that he and they may bear the arms of Gould quarterly with those of Jackson; such arms being first duly exemplified according to the laws of arms, and recorded in the College of Arms, otherwise the said Royal licence and permission to be void and of none effect:
  And to command that the said Royal concession and declaration be registered in Her Majesty's College of Arms.

George was an enthusiastic hunter of wildfowl, and a great friend of Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, a fellow shooter, who wrote a number of books on the subject and mentions his shooting companion, George, in a number of places.

In The Fowler in Ireland p11 (Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, 1882), we read:
The best aggregate day's sport in my experience, was one hundred and thirty-nine Duck and Wigeon, killed by Captain Gould, R.E., and myself, from our punt off the West Coast; the heaviest shot stopped sixty birds, and four shots were fired.

The Watergeuse, a 55-foot shooting yacht owned by George Gould
from Shooting (Moor and Marsh) p256 by Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1886)
From Shooting (Moor and Marsh) p255 (Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey (1886):
The sketch given on p. 256 of a shooting yacht represents the 'Watergeuse,' a Dutch 'schokker' with lee board. She is 55 feet long, 16 feet beam, 3 feet 10 inches draught, and her crew consists of two men and a boy. She is admirably suited for shallow waters, and is the property of our friend Captain G. Gould, of wildfowl shooting fame, with whom we have shared excellent sport for a number of years.

The same book contains, on page 282, an extensive account of :

Letters to Young Shooters Third Series: Wildfowl and Wildfowl-Shooting pp149-150 (Sir Ralph Payne-Gallwey, 1896) contains more information from George displaying his engineering background:
I have long been of opinion that the pace of flight of many of our Wildfowl, especially that of the SURFACE-FEEDING DUCKS has been greatly under-estimated, and that 130 to 150 miles per hour is much nearer the mark than the accepted 50 or 60. In relation to this subject, my friend Captain G. Gould (so well known as a wildfowl shooter), writes to me, 'I have lately made some observations on the night of TEAL, and I consider them as accurate as anything of the kind can be. I selected two promontories on the sea-shore by measurement a mile apart, and I stood half-way between each. Several small lots of TEAL passed, and I took their time on eight occasions. The least period of flight between the two points was 20 seconds, and the longest 25 seconds, the latter giving a speed of 144 miles per hour. There was a moderate breeze against the birds, they flew very low, they could not possibly have gone a straighter course, and from my elevated position on land I was able to record with great precision the time they occupied in passing from the one point to the other.'

Note that George's scientific accuracy does not seem to have matched his shooting accuracy. The flight speed of the teal is nowadays accepted at about 30-40 mph, with other waterfowl being clocked at 40-60 mph (

On page 342, we read about the enthusiasm George had for killing waterfowl:
My friend Captain George Gould, who has killed more wildfowl of every kind than anyone else of my acquaintance, sends me (as given below) the weights of some of the heaviest COMMON SNIPE he has shot in the British Islands.
Scotland, January 6, 1887.-One Snipe turned the scale at 6 oz.  ...

Captain Gould also appears in Wild-fowl (1905) in the section on by Shooting the Duck and the Goose on Continental Waters by W.H, Pope, we find mention both of the extraordinary number of birds that George shot, as well as the scientific value of his notes and diaries:
No less attractive to the vast numbers of fowl which visit the coast of Schleswig-Holstein are the extensive banks lying off the Island of Nordstrand. Hereabouts there is not much mud, but in the Dollart, between Groningen and East Friesland, a large amount of it exists. The sea grass (Zostera marina), however, does not grow either on the sand or mud in the Dollart, and widgeon are consequently rare visitors, though wild ducks and teal are extremely plentiful. It was here that in the autumn of 1897 Captain Gould says he killed 951 teal in twenty three days' shooting

The excellence of the sport which is obtainable on these coasts with the punt-gun may be gathered from the following details taken from Captain Gould's 'Wild Fowl Diary':-
 In 1894-95 his total bag was 1,453 head, comprising: wild ducks, 52; widgeon, 1,119; teal, 197; pintails, 29; grey geese, 38; black geese, 14; and goosanders, 4. The four best days were from October 2 to October 6, when he fired six shots and bagged 315 widgeon.
 In 1897-98 the bag was 1,808 fowl. He was afloat on forty-three days and fired 67 shots, the best shot being 121 widgeon, on November 4, in the Lauwers Zee.
 The following season although the total did not exceed 1,478 he obtained some of the most remarkable shooting ever achieved with a punt-gun. The entries in the 'Diary' read as follows:-
 1898. October 11. Lauwers Zee. One shot, 149 widgeon.
   "    November 11. Lauwers Zee One shot, 105 widgeon and 17 teal.
   "    November 29. Dollart. One shot, 132 teal.
 These marvellous performances were accomplished with a gun firing 32 ounces of shot - 75 pellets to the ounce - and six ounces of powder. The fowl were collected by himself and punter without assistance, and no birds were counted which were not picked up on the spot and brought home in the punt.
 Shots exceeding one hundred birds are so rare that it is instructive to learn the conditions under which they were obtained. Captain Gould says:-
 When the shot of 149 was got the widgeon were placed to perfection on a steep sloping bank. From the lowest birds to the highest the distance was not more than six feet. The pack, however, did not contain an unusually large number of birds, nor were they so placed that I could fire along the line. The other shots were taken at fowl on gently sloping banks, but at close quarters, the range being about fifty yards.
 He adds that, although he has fired each year in Holland at many similar packs of widgeon, the shots were generally taken at ranges varying from seventy to eighty yards. In the light of these remarks, therefore, it would seem that close quarters and medium-sized shot constitute the recipe for making a heavy bag of fowl.

I have already briefly referred to the movements of fowl during the autumn migration on the coast of Groningen and Friesland; but the following notes, supplied to me by Captain Gould, concerning the migration of brent and widgeon, in 1894, are so interesting that I need make no apology in appending them for the benefit of those fowlers who are not acquainted with these phenomena.
 Parenthetically he says, prior to the date when his observations began there had been a passage of fowl and he had shot many widgeon. The migrations in other seasons were similar in regard to times and intensity, but the dates varied considerably according to the direction of the wind and other circumstances:-
September 22, 1894.- At anchor off the coast in my yacht. Some small lots (10-12 each) of widgeon arrived to-day at long intervals. They began coming about 8 A.M., and the last I saw was about 5 P.M. A few lots of brent also arrived. Wind N.N.E.
September 23.- A good many parties of brent (15-20 each) passed to-day. The passage started soon after daybreak, and ended about 1 P.M. No widgeon seen passing. One lot of grey geese (21) went west. Wind N.N.E.
September 24 and 25.- A few lots of brent passed. Wind E.
September 26.- Some large gaggles of brent arrived to-day. No widgeon seen coming, but there are a great many more here than yesterday. Wind S.E. last night and N.N.E. to-day. A fresh breeze.
September 27.- Wind N.W., blowing very hard. A few small parties of brent passed.
September 28.- Immense numbers of brent passed to-day beginning before 7 A.M. They varied in number from 10 to 60 or 70 in a lot, but towards evening they became larger, and the last two gaggles which I saw pass just before 6 P.M., comprised about 200 birds each. Hardly any widgeon seen passing, but there are more on the banks than yesterday. Wind N.E., fresh squally.
September 29 Passage of brent temporarily over; not more than half a dozen lots passed. Wind E., in morning, N.E. towards evening, and fresh.

 The second large migration occurred in mid-October, and subjoined are his observations:-
October 14, 15, and 16.- Wind N.E., very fresh. Immense numbers of widgeon and brent passed on these days, chiefly between 2 and 5 P.M.
October 17.- Wind changed to W., and flight ended.

 Again, on
November 15.- I left the yacht, which sailed to the Lauwers Zee. On the voyage my men told me that masses of widgeon passed; but in the Lauwers Zee they were evidently out of the 'Trek,' and they do not know how long the passage lasted. None of the widgeon, however, stopped in the Lauwers Zee.

It is to be regretted that fowlers as a rule do not devote more attention to the subject of migration and record their experiences in some systematic form in their diaries For scientific as well as sporting purposes such material would prove useful and interesting

The General Armory of England, Scotland, Ireland, and Wales p415 lists:
Gould (Upwey, co. Dorset; exemplified to HAMILTON LLEWELLYN JACKSON, eldest surviving son of THOMAS JACKSON, Esq., of Fanningstown, co. Limerick, and grandson of THOMAS JACKSON, Esq., of same place, by BARBARA GOULD, his wife, dau. of WILLIAM READ, Esq., of Bradford, co. Wilts, and BARBARA, his wife, sister and heiress of JAMES GOULD, Esq., of Upwey, upon his assuming, by royal licence, 1871, the name of GOULD in place of JACKSON). Quarterly, 1st and 4th, per saltire az. and or, a lion ramp, counterchanged, for GOULD; 2nd and 3rd, ar. a greyhound courant ermines betw. three eagles' heads erased sa., for JACKSON. Crest-- An arm embowed vested vert. holding in the hand a flagstaff ppr. therefrom flowing a banner or, charged with three barrulets wavy az. on a canton ar. a cross gu. Motto-- Revirescat.

Death: 22 February 1934 in Weymouth, Dorset, England, aged 89

Burial: 26 February 1934 in Upwey, Dorset, England

Southern Times 3 March 1934

  We regret to announce the death at Weymouth on Thursday of Captain George Thomas Ingelheim Gould, Lord of the Manor of Upwey. He was 89 years of age. The late Captain Gould had no permanent residence in the district, although he was the principal landowner, and his ancestors have been the manorial lords since the 17th century. They held the Manor or tithing of Wabeyouse, or Waybayeux or Waybayard (the latter giving the name to Bayard's Farm). There are two other manors of Upwey - the Manor of Stottingway, and the Manor of Elwell, or Ridgeway, of which the Earl of Ilchester is lord.
  The Upwey estate together with other properties in Dorset have been in the family of Gould for more than 300 years. The benefactions of the family to the parish and also to the neighbouring manor of Fleet are well known. Among the gifts, two of the bells in the tower, together with church plate and educational benefactions, have been presented. Captain Gould's interest in the welfare of all his tenants was manifest, and in a large measure the happy state of the village has been due to his management.
  Captain Gould succeeded his father, Captain Hamilton Llewellyn Gould, an officer in the Austrian Army, in 1891. The Upwey estate was bequeathed to his father by his cousin, Miss Catherine Barbara Jackson, who had in turn been left it by her cousin, the Rev. George Gould.
  Captain Gould served in the Royal Engineers in his younger days, but retired from the Army at a comparatively early age. After leaving the Army he resided for many years in Ireland and married a Miss O'Grady, of County Cork.
  After her death he lived in England and abroad from 1921. He was very fond of sport, especially yachting and shooting. He held one or two records for bags of geese and duck that fell to his punt gun. He travelled extensively and spent a good deal of his life in Morocco for sport before the  country was settled  and afterwards, although  advanced in years, he revisited it and motored to many places which had been opened up to such traffic. He lived in Weymouth for three or four years.
  There are three surviving members of the family - Colonel George Ingelheim Gould, D.S.O., the eldest son (who is at present on his way home from India), Mr. Hubert Louis Gould (who is living in Vancouver), and Mrs. Allen, of Hove, who married Colonel Allen, of the Indian Army (retired). Captain Gould's second son died unmarried three of four years ago.
  Tenants of the Manor were among those who attended the funeral at Upwey on Monday afternoon. The Rev. J. Hingston, of All Saints, Babbacombe, a nephew of the late Captain Gould, officiated, assisted by the Rector of Upwey (the Rev. A. S. Bryant). A short service was conducted in the church by the rector, with the choir in attendance. the hymn, "Let saints on earth," and the Nunc Dimittis were sung.
  The principal mourners were Colonel and Mrs. Allen (son-in-law and daughter), the Rev. J. Hingston, Miss Hingston (niece), Mrs. Travers Smith (niece), and Mrs. Owen Wynne.  Among others present were Major and Mrs. A. G. Symonds, Mr. Robert Hayne, Mr. H. J. Holton, Mr. J. A. Symonds, Mr. A. J. Willis, Mr. E. W. Willis, and Mr. E. S. Rogers. There were several beautiful floral tributes.
  The funeral arrangements were carried out by Messrs. Hallett and Son, of Weymouth, under the personal supervision of Mr. T. F. Brookman.

Census & Addresses:
1881: Camden Fort, Crosshaven, county Cork  (executor of will of Helena Hall Jackson London Gazette 16 December 1881)
1882: Ladywell, Glassan, county Westmeath   (birth record of son George)
1885: Ladywell, Glassan, county Westmeath   (birth record of son Standish)
1901: St Martin in the Fields, London
1911: 19 Stradbrook Road, Monkstown, county Dublin
1919: Sandford Park, Ranelagh, Dublin (The county families of the United Kingdom by Edward Walford)
1920: Stradbrook Hall, Blackrock, county Dublin (manifest of the Carmania 13 May 1920)


George Ingelheim Gould

Birth: 20 June 1882 at Ladywell, Glassan, county Westmeath, Ireland
George was born on June Thirteenth Twentieth 1882 at Ladywell, the son of George T. Gould, gentleman late captain, of Ladywell, and Ellen Gould formerly OGrady. A note on the record states that the error in column 2 (date) is in the copy only.

Father: George Thomas Ingelheim Gould

Mother: Ellen Louisa (O' Grady) Gould

Married: Florence Bridgman-Smith in 1916.

Florence was of New York, United States

Occupation: Army Officer (Indian Cavalry). George was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order.
George joined the British Army as a second lieutenant in the East Surrey Regiment. He was promoted to lieutenant on 27 May 1903 (London Gazette 9 October 1903 p6152), then transferred to the 2nd Lancers (Gardner's Horse) in the Indian Army on 2 October 1906, ranking from 8 August 1903 (London Gazette 7 May 1907 p3085). He was promoted to captain on 8 May 1910 (London Gazette 21 June 1910 p4384), and was a major at his marriage in 1916. George was appointed brigade major on 25 December 1916 (London Gazette 23 January 1917 p913), and awarded the Distinguished Service Order in May 1918 (London Gazette 31 May 1918 p6459). He was appointed brigade major of the 5th Indian cavalry brigade on 22 September 1920 (London Gazette 14 December 1920 p12302), relinquishing this appointment on 8 July 1922 (London Gazette 6 October 1922 p7051). On 1 July 1923, George, listed as a major in the 16th Cavalry, was appointed General Staff Officer 2nd grade, Army Headquarters, General Staff Branch. (M.T.2) (London Gazette 12 October 1923 p6881), relinquishing the appointment on 18 March 1924 (London Gazette 13 June 1924 p4675). George was promoted to lieutenant-colonel on 21 April 1927 (London Gazette 17 June 1927 p3908). On 24 October 1831, George was appointed assistant adjutant and quartermaster-general (London Gazette 8 January 1932 p202), vacating the appointment with the rank of colonel on 6 August 1935 (London Gazette 1 November 1935 p6905)


Helena Frances Irma (Gould) Allen

Birth: 1 June 1881, at Aghamarta, Templebreedy, county Cork, Ireland
Helena Frances was born on First June 1881 at Aghamarta, the daughter of George T. I. Gould, Capt. R. E., of Crosshaven, and Ellen Louisa Gould formerly O'Grady.

Father: George Thomas Ingelheim Gould

Mother: Ellen Louisa (O' Grady) Gould

Married: John Frederick Allen on 14 November 1913, in Bombay, Bombay, India.
John Frederick Allen is recorded as single, aged 33, the son of William Allen. Helena Frances Irma Gould is described as single, aged 32, the daughter of George Thomas Irglehinie Gould.

John was born in 1879/80, the son of William Allen. On 20 January 1900, John, then a gentleman cadet at the Royal Military College, was commissioned as second lieutenant with a view to his appointment to the Indian Staff Corps (London Gazette 19 January 1900 p362). He was promoted to lieutenant on 20 April 1902 (London Gazette 29 August 1902 p5608) and to captain in the 37th Dogras on 20 January 1909 (London Gazette 26 March 1909 p2354). Major Allen was given the temporary rank of Lt-Colonel while holding the appointment of Controller of Military Accounts from 21 February 1920 to 31 August 1921 (London Gazette 4 July 1922 p5040), and promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel on 20 January 1926 (London Gazette 5 March 1926 p1654). John retired on 21 January 1929 (London Gazette 25 January 1929 p620). He died on 7 August 1953 in Hove district, East Sussex, and is buried at Downs Crematorium, Brighton, East Sussex, England.
1953: 21 Hove Park Road, Hove, Sussex   (London Gazette 22 September 1953 p5097)

Death: 20 January 1975 in Brighton district, East Sussex, England, aged 93

Memorial to John Frederick Allen and Helena Frances Irma (Gould) Allen
Memorial to John Frederick Allen and Helena Frances Irma (Gould) Allen in Downs Crematorium, Brighton, East Sussex
photo by js posted at
Burial: Downs Crematorium, Brighton, East Sussex, England

Census & Addresses:
1901: St Martin in the Fields, London
1911: 19 Stradbrook Road, Monkstown, county Dublin
1975: 21 Hove Park Road, Hove, Sussex   (London Gazette 17 February 1975 p2214)


Herbert Louis Gould

Birth: 15 November 1885, at Corkagh House, Clondalkin, county Dublin, Ireland
A male child was born on November Fifteenth 1885 at Corkagh House,  Clondalkin, the son of George Thomas Ingelheim Gould, gentleman, of Corkagh House, and Ellen Louisa Gould formerly O'Grady. On 7 January 1886, the name Herbert Louis was added.

Father: George Thomas Ingelheim Gould

Mother: Ellen Louisa (O' Grady) Gould

Married: Anna Dorothy Zachan

Occupation: Officer in the Royal Garrison Artillery (Militia)
The London Gazette 23 June 1905 notes:
The Dublin City ; Herbert Louis Gould, Gent., to be Second Lieutenant. Dated 10th June, 1905

Death: 9 June 1949, in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, aged 63

Census & Addresses:
1911: 19 Stradbrook Road, Monkstown, county Dublin
1934: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (obituary of his father)


Standish Charles Gould

Birth: 3 January 1885, at the National Maternity Hospital, Holles Street, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
A male child was born on Third January 1885 at 30 Holles Street, the son of George Thomas Ingelheim Gould, R.E. retired, of Ladywell, Athlone, and Ellen Louisa Gould formerly OGrady. On 17th February 1885, the name Standish Charles was added.

Father: George Thomas Ingelheim Gould

Mother: Ellen Louisa (O' Grady) Gould

Occupation: Standish was an officer in the the 89th Punjabis, Indian Army. The London Gazette on 8 January 1904 pp181-182 includes Standish in a list of "Gentleman Cadets, from the Royal Military College, to be Second Lieutenants, with a view to their appointment to the Indian Army. Dated 9th January 1904". On 9 April 1906, Standish was promoted to Lieutenant in the 89th Punjabis (London Gazette 17 July 1906) and on 9 January 1913, he was made Captain in the Indian Army, at that time in "Civil Employ." (London Gazette 11 February 1913

In 1920, Standish listed his occupation as a police officer.

Standish is found on the manifest of the Carmania arriving in New York from Liverpool on 13 May 1920, expecting to stay for three months. He lists his place of birth as Dublin, and his last permanent residence as Blackrock. His occupation is given as a police officer. Standish's height is given as 5'11", with black hair, grey eyes and sallow complexion.

Death: 1929, in Pancras district, London, England, aged 44

1920: Blackrock, county Dublin (manifest of the Carmania 13 May 1920)

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