GOULD, James (aft.1624-1707), of Dorchester, Dorset

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
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Constituency

Dates

28 Feb. 1677 - Jan. 1679
11 Nov. 1680 - Mar. 1681
1690 - 1695

Family and Education

b. aft. 1624, 1st s. of James Gould† of Dorchester by Margery, da. of George Savage of Bloxworth, Dorset.  educ. G. Inn 1646.  m. by 1675, Mary (d. 1682), da. and coh. of William Bond of South Bestwall, Dorset, 1da.  suc. fa. 1676.1

Offices Held

Alderman, Dorchester 1676, mayor 1677–8, 1696–7; sheriff, Dorset 1687–8; freeman, Poole 1689.2

Commr. drowned lands 1690.3

Biography

The Goulds had a strong local interest in Dorchester, and Gould followed his father as Member for the borough but took little part in proceedings in the