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William Gould

[Pigot's directory, 1824] shows William Gould in Mungret Street, Limerick.

William Gould,
maybe born around 1770.
Could be born Protestant, or born Catholic, and converted when married.
See entry in tree by Paddy Waldron.
See entry in tree by Ralph Powell.

He mar 1stly, 8 Apr 1804, [St.Michael's CoI, Limerick] to Margaret Myles [bapt 22 Feb 1766, St.John's (C of I), Limerick], no issue.
She was dau of John Myles, of Claret Hall (vanished, exact location unknown), Boherboy (the street now outside train station), Limerick city.
His wife was age 38 at marriage, and perhaps older than him, given date of his 2nd mar.

"William Gould" of Limerick, Wool Manufacturer, is listed on p.193 of [Pawnbroking report] as one of the sureties for a bond in Limerick of date 22 May 1823.
"William Gould" of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed under "Wool Combers and Clothiers" on p.290 of [Pigot's directory, 1824].
"William Gould" of Limerick, "Dyer", is listed on p.194 of [Pawnbroking report] as one of the sureties for a bond in Limerick of date 31 Oct 1826.
He was quite old at 2nd mar.

He mar 2ndly, 31 Jan 1831 [St.Mary's CoI cathedral, Limerick] to Anne Byrne [of Castle St, Limerick].
His children were Protestant.

W. Gould, Mungret Street, is listed under "Wool Combers and Clothiers" in [Deane's directory, 1838].
William Gould, Mungret Street, is listed under "Wool Combers & Clothiers" in [Triennial directory, 1840].
His will was dated Apr 1841. It describes him as William Gould, of Mungret Street, Limerick, clothier.

William dies, 1844:
He died Mungret St, "at an advanced age", Apr 1844. He is described at death as "worsted manufacturer and wool comber".
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 13 Apr 1844.
"Anne Gould" of Mungret Street, Limerick, is listed as a "worsted comber" on p.264 of [Slater's directory, 1846]. Also listed under "Wool Combers and Worsted Manufacturers" on p.278.
At her death she is described as widow of William Gould, of Limerick, "Wool and Worsted Manufacturer".

Anne dies, 1849:
She died Sun 18 Mar 1849, at her residence, Mungret St.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, Sat 24 Mar 1849.
See death notice in Nenagh Guardian, Wed 28 Mar 1849.
William had issue by 2nd wife:

  1. Mary Anne Gould,
    or Mary Ann, born 1832,
    bapt "Mary Anne", 25 Apr 1832 [St.John's CoI, Limerick].
    She lived in Mungret Street, Limerick, and had a wool dyeing establishment.
    She was orphaned in Mar 1849, age 16. She inherited Gould family business.
    "Mary Anne Gould" is listed on Mungret St in Griffith's Valuation, 1850. She is leasing a house (must be her late parents' house) at plot no.17, right beside John Ebrill and Bridget Gould (Bridget is possibly her aunt).
    She is listed as "Mary Ann", Church of Ireland, living Mungret St, Limerick, at mar 1853.
    She mar 1853, Limerick, to William Wilkinson [born 1826] and had issue.

  2. Ellen Jane Gould,
    bapt 5 Dec 1833 [St.John's CoI, Limerick], or 7 Dec.

  3. Rev. William Gould,
    born 3 Dec 1835, Limerick [Gould family bible],
    bapt William, 6 Dec 1835 [St.John's CoI, Limerick].

Birth of Rev. William Gould in 1835 in [Gould family bible].
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