Humphrys genealogy

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William Gould

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

William Gould,
born 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, 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, Limerick, by his wife Elizabeth Osborne.
Claret Hall was in Boherboy (the street now outside train station), Limerick city. Exact location unknown. It has vanished.
William and Margaret mar at [St.Michael's CoI, Limerick]. 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.
Margaret must be Mrs. Margaret Gould who was bur 16 Nov 1830 at St.John's CoI, Limerick. Would mean William re-married almost instantly.

He mar 2ndly, 31 Jan 1831, to Anne Byrne [or Ann, of Castle St, Limerick, born 1799].
Anne may be related to a CoI family called Byrnes of Castle St, Limerick. See William Byrnes in tree by Paddy Waldron.
One of this Byrnes family married Harrison Lee (died 1866), who was executor for William Gould. He may have been his brother-in-law.
William Gould and Anne mar at [St.Mary's CoI cathedral, Limerick]. He was age 61. She was age 32.
After a long childless marriage he now had children almost immediately. Their 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. He describes himself as William Gould, of Mungret Street, Limerick, clothier.

William dies, 1844:
He died Mungret St, Apr 1844. He is described at death as "worsted manufacturer and wool comber".
He was bur 12 Apr 1844, at St.John's CoI, Limerick. Age given as 74 yrs.
See death notice in Limerick Chronicle, 13 Apr 1844. Says he died "at an advanced age".
Probate of his will granted 8 May 1844 (NOT 1854) to his widow Anne.
"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 1849 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.
She was bur 18 Mar 1849, at St.John's CoI, Limerick. Age given as 50 yrs.
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].
    "Mary Anne" in father's will 1841.
    She was orphaned in Mar 1849, age 16. She inherited Gould family business.
    She lived in Mungret Street, Limerick, and had a wool dyeing establishment.
    "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. Presumably Bridget helped mind the orphaned teenagers Mary Anne and William.
    She is listed as "Mary Ann", Church of Ireland, living Mungret St, Limerick, at mar 1853.
    She mar 5 Apr 1853, Limerick, to William Wilkinson [born 1826] and had issue.
    They mar at St.John's (CoI), Limerick. See mar cert from [GROI].

  2. Ellen Jane Gould,
    bapt 5 Dec 1833 [St.John's CoI, Limerick].
    This transcript says bapt 7 Dec 1833.
    She is not mentioned in father's will 1841. He mentions the other two children.
    Ellen must have died as a child in 1833-1841.

  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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