Henry Gough, Knt

Henry Gough
Born (1649-01-03)3 January 1649
Died 24 January 1724(1724-01-24) (aged 75)
Residence Perry Hall, Staffordshire
Nationality English

Sir Henry Gough, Knt (3 January 1649 – 24 January 1724[1]), was Sheriff of Staffordshire in 1671/1672,[1][2][3] and was elected as a Tory MP in Tamworth in 1685.[1] He was knighted in 1678 for services his grandfather rendered to Charles I in 1642.

Gough was the eldest son of John Gough (died 1665) of Old Fallings and his second wife, Bridget, the daughter of Sir John Astley of Woodeaton, Oxfordshire.[1]

He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford, in 1666.[1] He was a student at Middle Temple in 1667[1] and lived at Perry Hall in Staffordshire.[4]

He married Mary, the daughter of Sir Edward Littleton, 2nd Bt., of Pillaton Hall, Staffordshire in 1668.[1]

Gough died on 24 January 1724 and was buried at Bushbury.[1]

His sons included Sir Richard Gough (died 1728), Harry Gough (1681–1751), and Sir Henry Gough, 1st Baronet (1709–1774). Henry's son was Sir Henry Gough, 2nd Baronet, later Henry Gough-Calthorpe, 1st Baron Calthorpe. Their descendants form part of the Gough-Calthorpe family.


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 "Gough, Sir Henry (1649-1724), of Perry Hall, Staffs.". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 15 November 2016.
  2. The London Gazette: no. 624. p. 2. 6 November 1671.
  3. Perry Hall was demolished in 1927; its site has been in Birmingham since 1928.
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