GOULD, Nicholas (1635-91), of Lime Street, London and Upwey, 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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Mar. 1679 - Jan. 1681
1690 - by 28 Apr. 1691

Family and Education

b. 16 Mar. 1635, 3rd s. of John Gould of Upwey, merchant, by Sarah, da. of William Every of Cothays, Som.  m. 9 Jan. 1667, Elizabeth (d. 1724), da. of Benjamin Bale of Seaborough, Dorset, 2s. (1 d.v.p.) 3da.1

Offices Held

Mayor, Dorchester 1680–1.2


A merchant, Gould had maintained his interests in Dorset and owned property there. Gould first entered Parliament on his cousin James Gould’s* interest in 1679, when he supported Exclusion. He was returned for Weymouth in 1690, being listed as a Whig by Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) but had died before 28 Apr. 1691 when a new writ was issued.3

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Authors: Paula Watson / Sonya Wynne


  • 1. Hutchins, Dorset, ii. 842; Dorset Nat. Hist. and Antiq. Soc. Procs. liii. 130, 142.
  • 2. Hutchins, 354.
  • 3. Dorset Nat. Hist. and Antiq. Soc. Procs. 115, 124, 130.