GOULD, Nathaniel (c.1697-1738), of Crosby Sq., London.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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12 Feb. 1729 - 1734

Family and Education

b. c. 1697, 2nd s. of John Gould of Woodford, Essex, and yr. bro. of John Gould. m. Nov. 1734, Jane, da. of Humphrey Thayer of Hatton Garden, London, s.p.

Offices Held

Director, Bank of England 1722-37 (with statutory intervals), dep. gov. 1737-d.


Nathaniel Gould was returned at a by-election for Wareham where he was a stranger, consistently supporting the Administration. He was a member of Samuel Holden’s dissenting deputies committee and one of the sub-committee of that body who approached Walpole in November 1732 and December 1734 to discuss the repeal of the Test and Corporation Acts.1 He lost his seat in 1734, did not stand again and died 30 Mar. 1738.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: R. S. Lea


  • 1. N. C. Hunt, Two Early Political Associations, 134, 145, 169.