Origins of surname
This is a surname of Cornish or Welsh origin, either derived from the Cornish and Breton word for a smith, goff, or the ancient Welsh word coch for red, indicating someone with red hair or complexion.
The name may have originated from Eleanor, the red-haired daughter and heiress of Catherine, one of the daughters of Llewellyn, the last Prince of Wales. The first Goughs are believed to have been located in Radnorshire near the border between England and Wales. The Goughs' manor house at Marsh, not far from Montgomery, Wales, dates back to 1086 and, in 1431, was held by John Gough, son of John ap Griffith and Joan's daughter Eleanor.
Sometimes the initial "g" was interchanged with "c", but this may be put down to poor reading and writing, as well as strong dialects.
The Goughs, a family still present in Jersey today, were relative latecomers to the island, their first family baptisms being that of Henry, son of William and Leonore, in St Peter in 1913. The family had Gloucestershire origins.
- Gough, the only form found in Jersey
The first tree above has been shown to be much more accurate than the second, but both are now superseded by the following tree, which takes the line back many generations and has much more detail
- Gough baptisms in Jersey
- Gough marriages in Jersey (groom)
- Gough marriages in Jersey (bride)
- Gough burials in Jersey
Great War service
- Henry Gough (1866- ) Mercantile Marine
- Wilfred Hugh Julian Gough, ex-RMIJ, Captain, Welsh Guards
- Henry Edward Gough (Tr) son of Henry William Richard Gough and Elizabeth Mary Ann, nee Lempriere, Shoeing Smith, RASC
- William Henry Gough (1901- ) (St H) son of Henry Bradley and Rosina Stivey, Mercantile Marine
These wills created by members of the Gough family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- Gough : Beryl Doreen , divorced wife of Stanley Albert White and wife of Harold George Yeates, of 262, Le Marais, St Clement - 04/May/1977 , 15/Aug/1980 , D/Y/B1/328/34
- Gough : Daphne Margaret , wife of Wilfred Patrick Normand, of The Cottage Farm, St Lawrence - 15/Jul/1968 , 11/Jun/1969 , D/Y/B1/133/17
- Gough : Edwin Charles , of Caynham, Rue de Caen, Rozel, St Martin - 06/Jul/1978 , 06/Jul/1978 , D/Y/B1/282/7
- Gough : Elizabeth Mary Ann , nee Lempriere, 12 Cattle Street, St Helier 21/03/1932 If there is insufficient money to settle all her debts, authorises her executrix to dispose of the land known as Clos de Bechervaise, Vingtaine du Sud, St Mary - Unknown date , 17/Sep/1941 , D/Y/A/108/81
- Gough : Ernestina Marie Maud , widow of Bernard Smith, of Flat 3, St Helier Court, Val Plaisant, St Helier and formerly of 1, Hillcrest, Five Oaks, St Saviour - 10/Apr/1959 , 17/Dec/1968 , D/Y/B1/127/12
- Gough : Henry William Richard , Commercial House, Trinity - 08/Jun/1912 , 29/Mar/1933 , D/Y/A/94/83
- Gough : John Joseph , of Larks Rise, Mont Rossignol, St Ouen - 08/Dec/1976 , 20/Jun/1979 , D/Y/B1/302/16
- Gough : Richard Albert , of Brookfield, Bellozanne, St Helier - 22/Aug/1957 , 19/Nov/1957 , D/Y/B1/45/10
- Gough : Sylvia Caroline , of Rolle Hotel, Budleigh Salterton, Devon - 13/Mar/1967 , 14/Feb/1974 , D/Y/B1/201/1
- Gough : William Henry , 7 St Marks Road, St Helier - 18/May/1922 , 02/Oct/1940 , D/Y/A/107/55
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Henry Bradley Gough (1866-1936) born in St Helier, the son of John Edwin (1836- ) and Susanna, nee Bradley (1837-1881). He married Rosina Stivey (1865-1942) at St Saviour in 1894 and they had five children
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