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William Frederick Gooch

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William Frederick Gooch (1825-1915)

1825 April 19th. Born the 5th son (and 10th Child) of John Gooch of Bedlington and his wife Anna the daughter of Thomas Longridge of Newcastle.

1852 December. Married Emma Brent the daughter of Captain James E. Biles

1857 Became manager of Swindon Works

1861 Living at Factory Superintendent's House, Swindon (age 35 born Bedlington), Civil Engineer. With his wife Emma B. (age 25 born Hackney) and their son Arthur (age 4 born newton Abbott, Devon). Also his sister-in-law Elisa Biles (age 26 born Hackney). Also a visitor and three servants. [1]

1864 Went to Newton‑le‑Willows as Managing Director of the Vulcan Foundry

(1865 M.P. (Conservative) for Borough & Hundreds of Cricklade 1865-1885)??

1871 Staying at Pwlly Crochon Hotel, Llandrillo-yn-Rhos, Denbighshire (age 45 born Bedlington), Civil Engineer. With his wife Emma B. (age 36 born London). [2]

1881 Living at Wargrave, Mount Villa, Newton in Makerfield (age 55 born Bedlington), Civil Engineer and Widower. With his son Hugh F. (age 18 born Swindon), Student C.E.; his sister Jane L. Gooch (age 66 born Thorp, Surrey); his niece Catherine A. Kingdom (age 25 born Bath), Unmarried; his nephew William D. Gooch (age 39 born Kingston-on-Thames), Civil Engineer, Electric. Plus four servants. [3]

1891 Living at Mount Villa, Wargrave Road, Newton in Makerfield (age 55 born Bedlington), Civil Engineer, G.P. Lancaster, Employer. With his niece Catherine Agnes Kingdon (age 35 born Bath). Also three servants. [4]

1892 Retired from Vulcan Foundry

1915 Died

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Sources of Information

  1. 1861 Census
  2. 1871 Census
  3. 1881 Census
  4. 1891 Census