Australian English Genealogy

Descendants of James Gough


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69. James Bligh Gough


Our Windsor correspondent states that on Thursday evening last a boy named Frederick Charles Gough was found dead, in Killarney Paddock, near Windsor, by his father, supposed to have been killed by a fall from a horse. On Friday an inquest was held on the body of the unfortunate lad, before Mr. J. B. Johnston, J.P., coroner, and a jury. James Gough said he resided at Killarney, and was the father of deceased ; on Thurs- day evening the deceased was sent by his mother, as usual, to bring up the milking cows from the paddock ; between 4 and 5 o'clock, witness's eldest son came to him at Crowley's slaughter-yards a short distance off, and from what he told him he went to the paddock, and found his son lying dead ; deceased rode a horse when he went for the cows ; Mr. Crowley was with him when he found the deceased, and carried him up to the house; deceased was 10 years of age; he did not know how the accident occurred, but believed the horse had fallen with deceased ; the horse was perfectly quiet. James Bligh Gough, son of the previous witness, said he saw the horse that his brother was riding after the cows in the paddock with the saddle on, but could not find his brother; he then went for his father, who returned with him, and they found his brother dead. Dr. Marano stated that he had examined tho body of deceased, and found a wound above and behind the right ear; the wound was an inch long, and penetrated to the bone. On examining the bones under the skin he found an extensive fracture of the base of the skull; falling off a horse on to a stone or some hard substance, would produce the fracture. The jury found that deceased was accidentally killed. Another accident by being thrown from a horse occurred the same day, to a youth named Marskey, whose injuries are such that his life is despaired of. Two ribs are broken, and one of the lungs perforated ; concussion of the brain also took place. The unfortunate boy is much sympathised with.

Source: The SMH 2 Dec 1878

A Jockey in the Divorce Court.

The suit of Gough v. Gough was before Justice Simpsor in Divorce list week, on an application on behalf of the petitioner, Kate Gough, for alimony pendente lite and for costs. An affidavit was read on behalf of tho petitioner, in which she stated that the respondent, James Bligh Gough, had for several years carried on the profession of a jockey at Newcastle and Sydney. So far as petitioner was able to judge she believed the average earnings of the respondent during the last three years had been at about the rate of £500 per annum. She was informed, and believed, that respondent was also in the habit of receiving sundry substantial sums of money from owners of winning horses which he had ridden, and also won money in backing horses and betting' on hor6e races. In the year 1894 she believed that the respondent received the sum of £1000 for riding the winner of the Australian Cup and other races at the March Victoria Racing Club meeting. On July 31 last respondent rode the winning horse in the Welter race at the Canterbury Park races, but petitioner did not know how much money he received for winning the race. The only separate estate petitioner had was the equity of redemption of a cottage at Kensington, which was mortgaged to the^ full amount procurable on the same, and when let it brought in about £36 per annum, from which had to be deducted the interest, rates, and taxes, amounting to about £25 per annum. Petitioner was compelled to live with her mother, and support the two children of the respondent. Her solicitor had applied to the respondent through his solicitor for alimony pendente lite and a sum for costs, but had been unable to obtain any money from the respondent. His Honor made an order for tho payment of alimony at the rate of 303 per week, to date from the service of the citation, and for £15 towards her costs.
Source: The Maitland Weekly Mercury 23 Oct 1897

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The suit brought by Kate Gough, a young woman, for a divorce from her husband, James Bligh Gough, on the grounds of drunkenness and cruelty, and adultery with Alice Smallcomb, was concluded. The case had been postponed from last week, in order that the woman Smallcomb might be given notice of the proceedings. This had now been done. Petitioner's attorney had written to Mrs. Small comb, at Merewether, pointing out the nature of the allegation against her. In reply, he received a communication from a firm of solicitors, asking for particulars, and explaining that Mrs. Small comb knew nothing of the proceedings. The letter also stated that 'Mrs. Smallcomb intended to appear at the hearing.' Petitioner's attorney forwarded the particulars as requested, and the reply came back, not that Mrs. Smallcomb would defend the suit, but that 'their client had. instructed them to state that she did not intend to appear at the hearing.' Under these circumstances, his Honor pronounced a decree nisi on the issue of adultery, and made it returnable in one month. Petitioner .was given the custody of the children.

Source: Evening News 1 Dec 1897

Old-Time Rider Dead . LINK WITH MAITLAND
News from South Australia announces the death of James Gough,  Was one of the greatest riders, it not the greatest, of half a century ago. The deceased jockey was one of four 'brothers, all riders, the others being John, Richard and Harry; hut James was the best horseman, a contemporary jockey, Frank McGrath, now a successful trainer, regarding him as superior to the late T. Hales, who rode with phenomenal success for the Hon. James White at the time James Gough was following his profession. When 14 years of age, Gough rode Zulu to victory in the Melbourne Cup of 188I, and later became attached to tho stable of Mr. W. R. Wilson, of St. Albans, Geelong, Victoria, for whom he won numerous races. At. the A..T.C. autumn meeting of 1890, he rode five winners, two seconds and one third for tho Wilson stable, the winners being Wallace (St. Leger, Sydney Cup and 'Cumberland Stakes), Cydnus (First Nursery Handicap), and Resolute (Second Nursery Handicap). He later became associated with tho late Mr. William Forester, at Warwick Farm, and also with the late Mr. John Mayo, of Maitland, who was known as the Wizard of the North.

Source: The Maitland Daily Mercury 19 Mar 1938

Arthur E Dengate

SYDNEY, Sunday.
After an illness extending over six months Mr. Arthur Dengate, the well known Labor man and organiser of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers, died last night.

Source: Daily Observer (Tamworth) 24 Jun 1918


Arthur Edward Dengate.

The large gathering of men who met at the graveside of Arthur Dengate was an indication of the appreciation and esteem in which he was held by those who knew him best. It was a recognition that in his passing there had passed on a man and a friend. Many of us who were present can say of Dengate that his was the friendship which gave rather than received. His conception of friendship was to be a strong hand in the dark to another in his time of need, a cup of comfort in his hour of bitterness. Strong and reliant, clean and tender, he was a man whose friendship made the recipient think of the immortality of such a life. And the same qualities which made his friendship such a boon, made for his success as the organiser of the Amalgamated Society of Engineers in N.S.W. Patient yet firm, incapable of small personal enmities, Dengate was a leader who could ill be spared in such critical times. Familiarly known as 'Arthur' to every member of the Engineers, he was ready at all -times to lend his assistance to those who claimed it. His early death at 40 years of age is in no small measure attributable to the fact that he loved the welfare of others better than his own health. He was well known in the Arbitration Courts of N.S.W., and could always be counted upon to present his case with lucidity, and as Mr. Justice Haydon said quite recently, 'It was a pleasure to confer with him.' In Granville, where his life was spent, until the last three years, he was well known, and held in the highest esteem. In the last State elections, when he was defeated by Mr. Bagnall, he endured his defeat in the same spirit which enabled him throughout the painful illness which preceded his death to so live that his courage endeared him to nurses and doctors alike. And so we leave him, this broad shouldered, clean and lovable Australian. His memory shall ever be green in our hearts. May the scheme of life give to us a renewal of his friendship. In the silence of death, where all the prejudices that effect our judgment upon a life are stilled, let this be our tribute and his epitaph:— That he was one — 'Who never turned his back, but marched breast forward. Never doubted clouds would break , Never dreamed, though right were worsted, wrong would triumph, Held, we fall to rise are baffled to fight better, sleep to wake.

Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 9 Jun 1918

84. Arthur Charles Gough

Lived at 13 Meakin St Granville

279. Joseph James Gough

SYDNEY. Thursday.
Joseph Gough (28) and Dennis Commerford, who were charged with having stolen money from Anieric«an sailors, were each sen tenced to six months' imprisonment at the Central Police Court to-day.

Source: Northern Star 31 Jul 1925

George R Myers

Major - Salvation Army