Lydia Gould in the 1930s
Taken c1910. William and Lydia GOULD.
Taken professionally in 1910
The identities of the childen are as follows, from left to right:
James Gould (12),
Drucilla Gould (13),
Mary Elizabeth (Lizzie) Clough,
Albert Gould (11),
John William (Jack) Gould (17, married Mary Elizabeth in 1916),
Elizabeth Gould (18),
George Henry Gould (15),
Maria Buckley Gould (20)
with her left hand on the shoulder of
Samuel Gould (5),
Annie Gould (7), and
Hetty Gould (8)
Taken c1945. Left to right: James, George, Albert, Drucilla, Phylis,
Elizabeth, Hetty and John GOULD, children of William and Lydia.
Lydia Gould 1872-1947
Lydia GOULD's last child, Phyllis was interviewed at the age of 90
by Norman Buckley. See the interview below.
Simon Johnson writes:
In the course of my research into the Clough family history, I was recently
lent this old photograph. The lady featured in the photograph is not
directly connected to the Clough family.
Her son, John William (Jack) Gould married Mary Elizabeth Clough of
Wirksworth in 1916. I am assuming that the photograph was taken during
the 1930s. The photograph features Lydia Gould (nee Buckley).
Lydia Gould (nee Buckley) 1872-1947
Lydia Buckley was born at Cromford in 1872 and was the daughter of
Peter and Mary Buckley. Her father was
employed as a lead miner. Lydia was raised at Cromford and in 1890
she married William Gould of Greenhill,
Wirksworth, who worked as a railway engine driver at a local quarry
throughout the majority of his working life.
Lydia gave birth to eleven children between 1890 and 1917. Her first
child, Maria, was
born out of wedlock and was registered with her mother's maiden name of
Buckley. It is unclear as to whether Lydia's husband was the father of
Maria though Lydia married William Gould shortly after Maria's birth.
The likelihood might be that William Gould was indeed Maria's father,
though as he wasn't married to Lydia at the time his name was not listed
on Maria's birth certificate. Following her marriage to William Gould,
Lydia gave birth to another ten children; Elizabeth,
John William (Jack), George Henry, Drucilla, James, Albert, Hetty, Annie,
Samuel and Phyllis. It appears that William and Lydia initially spent a
period living on Bowling Green Lane at Wirksworth, before moving to
live on William's native Greenhill.
By 1910, William, Lydia and their family were resident at
48 The Dale,
which appears to have been owned by the Butterley Company, the then
owners of the Big Hole Quarry at Wirksworth. Lydia's husband was employed
by the Butterley Company as an engine driver on the railway connecting
the station of the Midland Railway Company to the Big Hole Quarry. The
Butterley Company worked the quarry until 1914, from when the quarry
remained closed until February 1925, when it was taken over by the
Wirksworth Quarries Ltd. William was employed as an engine driver by
the Wirksworth Quarries Ltd until his death on the 2nd of January 1931,
aged 61 years. He was interred in Wirksworth Cemetery.
In his book O'er Back And On The Hillock (1989), Jack Doxey recalled
that Lydia's husband, William Gould, was the man responsible for driving
and maintaining an engine named the 'Coffee Pot'. This engine pulled
the loaded wagons from the rock bench in the quarry to the station yard
of the Midland Railway Company. Jack Doxey also recalls that from the
small yard at the back of 48 The Dale, there was a sheer drop into the
quarry bottom, and it was from this point that on many occasions Jack
Doxey witnessed Lydia lowering her husband's dinner to him on a piece
Following her husband's death, it appears that Lydia had to vacate
48 The Dale and at some point in the 1930s she moved further up the
road to 57 The Dale to live with her daughter, Phyllis Brocklehurst.
They later moved to live at 36 West End at Wirksworth where, after a
long illness, Lydia passed away on the 9th of July 1947 at the age of
75 years. She was interred in her
husband's grave in Wirksworth Cemetery.
Lydia's obituary in the High Peak News states that she left behind five
sons, five daughters, 51 grandchildren and 36 great grandchildren.
1901, 48 The Dale had 4 rooms only, and by 1910
Lydia Gould had 10 children. The cottage would have been rather
Taken c1920. William GOULD by Big Hole tunnel, Station Rd.
(train known as the coffee pot).
Taken c1962. Drucilla and Alec Hallows
at 61 Bannisters Yard, Wirksworth.
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1891 Census for Bowling Green Lane, Wirksworth
William GOULD Head Marr M 21 1870 Railway Engine Driver Derbyshire, England
Lydia GOULD Wife Marr F 18 1873 - Derbyshire, England
Maria Buckley GOULD Dau - F 0 1891 - Derbyshire, England
1901 Census for 77 Green Hill, Wirksworth
William GOULD Head Marr M 31 1870 Railway Engine Driver Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Lydia GOULD Wife Marr F 28 1873 - Cromford, Derbyshire
Maria BUCKLEY Dau - F 10 1891 - Cromford, Derbyshire
John GOULD Son - M 7 1894 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
George GOULD Son - M 5 1896 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Drucilla GOULD Dau - F 4 1897 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
James GOULD Son - M 2 1899 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Albert GOULD Son - M 1 1900 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
1901 Census for 78 Green Hill, Wirksworth
Alfred WARDMAN Head Marr M 37 1864 Limestone Quarryman Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Harriet WARDMAN Wife Marr F 34 1867 - Long Birmingham, Lincolnshire
Lilian WARDMAN Dau - F 11 1890 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Ethel WARDMAN Dau - F 8 1893 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Lewis J WARDMAN Son - M 1 1900 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
Elizth GOULD Visitor - F 9 1892 - Wirksworth, Derbyshire
1911 Census for 48 Dale, Wirksworth
William GOULD Head Marr M 41 1870 Builders Labourer Derbyshire Wirksworth
Lydia GOULD Wife Marr F 38 1873 - Derbyshire Cromford
Maria GOULD Dau Sing F 20 1891 Tape Factory Hand Weaver Derbyshire Cromford
John William GOULD Son Sing M 17 1894 Limestone Quarryman Derbyshire Wirksworth
George Henry GOULD Son Sing M 15 1896 Cotton Operative Spinner Derbyshire Wirksworth
Drucillia GOULD Dau - F 14 1897 Cotton Operative Spinner Derbyshire Wirksworth
James GOULD Son - M 12 1899 School Derbyshire Wirksworth
Albert GOULD Son - M 11 1900 School Derbyshire Wirksworth
Hetty GOULD Dau - F 9 1902 School Derbyshire Wirksworth
Annie GOULD Dau - F 7 1904 School Derbyshire Wirksworth
Samuel GOULD Son - M 6 1905 School Derbyshire Wirksworth
Mary Elizabeth CLOUGH Boarder Single F 19 1892 Cotton Operative Spinner Derbyshire Wirksworth
1911 Census for Claremont, Cromford Road, Wirksworth
Samuel LAND Head Marr M 42 1869 Draper Wirksworth Derbyshire
Minnie LAND Wife Marr F 42 1869 - Coalville Leicestershire
Jno Eric Starkey LAND Son - M 13 1898 At School Wirksworth Derbyshire
William Leslie LAND Son - M 8 1903 At School Wirksworth Derbyshire
Jno Henry STARKEY Boarder Widower M 63 1848 Head Teacher Elementary Coalville Leicestershire
Eliza Louisa CONIBEAR - Single F 30 1881 Servant Burton on Trent
Elizabeth GOULD - Single F 19 1892 Servant Wirksworth Derbyshire