Sir Henry Gough, 1st Baronet

Sir Henry Gough, 1st Baronet (1709 – 1774), also known as Sir Harry, was a British politician.

He was the son of Sir Henry Gough of Perry Hall. On 6 April 1728 he was created a baronet, of Edgbaston in the County of Warwick in the Baronetage of Great Britain. He served as Member of Parliament for Totnes in 1732 and 1733. He fully owned the rotten borough of Bramber and served as its MP from 1734 until 1741 together with his brother, Harry Gough.

His second wife Barbara Calthorpe (c. 1716 - 1782), whom he married in 1741, was the heiress of Reynolds Calthorpe of Elvetham in Hampshire. They had six children.[1] His son was Sir Henry Gough, 2nd Baronet, who became Henry Gough-Calthorpe upon his inheritance of his maternal uncle's lands in 1788 and was created 1st Baron Calthorpe in 1796.

Sir Harry also had two daughters, Barbara and Charlotte Gough, also known as Gough-Calthorpe. The former (c. 1745 - 1826) married in 1770 Isaac Spooner, a wealthy Birmingham businessman, and bore ten children, including Barbara Spooner, who married abolitionist William Wilberforce, and Anne Spooner (1780 - 1873), who married in 1809 The Rev. Edward Vansittart Neale, Rector of Taplow in Buckinghamshire, and had eight children, including Edward Vansittart Neale, one of the Founders of the Co-Operative Society, and Charlotte Vansittart Neale (1817 - 1881), married in 1841 to Charles Frere, a barrister and parliamentary clerk, by whom she had nine children, one of which, Charlotte Vansittart Frere (1846 - 1916), married in 1882 artist and writer A. G. Folliott-Stokes of St Ives, author of several important books on Cornwall, and had issue.[2] The latter married Sir John Palmer, 5th Baronet, who was MP for Leicestershire from 1765 to 1780.

See also


Baronetage of Great Britain
New title Baronet
(of Edgbaston)
Succeeded by
Henry Gough-Calthorpe
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