And I believe he's commemorated on the civil war memorial in Freedom Fields
Park (so called after the defeat of the French in 1403) in Plymouth.
Jane Gould (formerly of Plymouth, but not related!)
From: B. Edmonds <beverley(a)yourisp.com.au>
Sent: 07 January 2019 02:52
Subject: [DEV] Re: William GOULD 1615
And this chap mentioned in Cromwell's officers as well [copy/paste]
William Gould (1615-44)
Eldest son of William Gould (died 1635) and his wife Alice, daughter of
Robert Taylor of Pinhoe, Devon. He married Anne (died 1642), daughter of
John Browne of Frampton, Dorset, in 1637/8.
Gould originally was captain of a company in Sir John Bampfylde's regiment
of foot, which was transferred to Captain Robert Bennet. On 26 Apr. 1643
Gould's troop was present at the battle of Sourton Down, where it played a
leading part in the victory. In May he succeeded George Chudleigh as head of
the Devon horse following the latter's resignation. Thereafter records
consistently call him colonel. He led the Devon horse as it retreated
through Somerset, where it joined Waller's army. On 21 Sept. 1643 Gould
brought 500 or 600 men to Plymouth on 21 Sept. 1643, 150 of whom were
immediately mounted. Peachey and Turton consider that they were evidently
the remains of the West Country horse which had been at Roundway Down, 13
July. The foot were described as poor little boys.
Gould was appointed governor of Plymouth in late Jan. 1644, but died on 27
Mar., although there is a discrepancy in the date recorded for his burial of
9 July. Stephen Midhope, delivering his funeral sermon, praised the 'the
person and spirit of Colonell Gould to stand for the publique cause of
religion, lawes and liberties'. Both Midhope and the author of a newsletter
of events in Plymouth praised his puritan activism. The former described him
as 'impartially active in punishing malignants against the case of Christ,
therein another Moses', whilst the latter recorded that, 'Colonel Gould hath
much purged the Garrison, from swearers, drunkards and abominable livers,
causing the town and garrison to be very carefull in observing the Lords
day, daies of humiliation, and to be frequently present at the ordinances of
the Lord of Hosts' (Continuation, 9).
References: Vis. Devon, 421-2; Peachey and Turton, Fall of the West,
4.440-2, 3.360; Worth, History of Plymouth, 110-1; Cotton, Barnstaple, 155.
Sent: Sunday, January 6, 2019 10:32 PM
Subject: [DEV] Re: HALSE, Robert KYDLER, Peter PAYNE, 1640's
Sorry to be so late in coming to your email.
I have this detail from:
An officer in the West Country. The earliest references to Captain
Thomas Halsey's troop are from Feb. 1643. Peachey and Turton consider
that the troop probably served in Exeter at the beginning of the war,
and then was part of the retreat through Somerset to Lansdown and
Roundway, and on to London, returning to Plymouth in Sept. Certainly
thereafter Halsey served in Plymouth from then to 1645-6. He was a
captain in the Plymouth garrison at the time of Prince Maurice's
siege, Sept.-Dec. 1643. By 26 Jan. 1644 he had been promoted major of
horse. On 24 Jan. and 15 Mar. 1644 he led sorties out of the town
against royalist positions. He was still in the garrison in 1645-6.
References: Peachey and Turton, Fall of the West, 4.443-4; Worth,
History of Plymouth, 110, 114-5, 134; Continuation. Armies: Devon.
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