Friday, July 28, 2017

Baptism of James Gough

The Baptism register from St Giles in the Fields, Middlesex London, records that James Gough, son of Alexander and Mary, was baptised on 16 July 1790. This record has been copied at London Metropolitan Archives. This is the same church where his parents Alexander Gough (1749 - 1831) and Mary Ann Booty (1764 - 1815) were married in 1786. Alexander was a carpenter and rate book documents record that the family lived near St Giles in the Fields. Details about the family and their history, including evidence from several family wills, are recorded in my book.

James Gough (1790 - 1876) was not born in Weobley, Herefordshire and is not related to the Alexander Gough and Mary Johnson family who lived there. This is an error that has been copied into many family trees on Ancestry.