The Family of Ann (Wiedhofft ) & John Gough

Ann was born to Frederick Augustus and Amelia Wiedhofft on the 21st May 1859 in 4 Temple St. Dalston, Hackney, London

1861 Census RG9-202 18 Regent Street, City Road, St Lukes, Holborn, London
Frederick Augt Wiedhofft Head Marr 37 Furrier St Geo. the Martyr, London
Amelia Wife Marr 34   St Sepulcre, Middx
Amelia Daur   10 Scholar Clerkenwell
Mary Daur   9 Scholar Clerkenwell
Frederick Son   8 Scholar Clerkenwell
Ann Daur   1   Hackney

This was the address given for the birth of another brother William Alfred on 14th May 1861.

The summer of 1863 saw the birth of another baby brother (Arthur) but sadly he was to pass away in the spring of 1864.

Sister Louisa Florence was born in the March quarter of 1865 in the St Lukes parish of Holborn.

1871 Census 29 Cross Street, St Mary, Islington
Fredk A Wiedhofft (t looks like an s) Head Mar 47   Furrier employs 1 man 2 boys & 10 women St George the Martyr London
Amelia wife Mar   44   St Sepulcre London
Amelia dau Unm   20 Student Clerkenwell
Mary dau unm   19 Scholar Clerkenwell
Annie dau     11 scholar Hackney
Wm Alfrd son   9   scholar St Lukes London
Louisa F dau     6   St Lukes
Maria Mildenhall servt unm   28 servant (domestic) Bethnal Green
Mary Coleman lodger widow   79 annuitant Clerkenwell

In the last quarter of 1873 Ann's mother (Amelia) died.

On the 5th July 1875 sister Amelia married Charles Alfred Cooper at Holloway Congregational Church

Ann's father remarried (Emma Huntsman) about 6 months later on the 5th July 1875.

17th June 1876 sister Mary (aged 24) married certificated school master David Salmon (also 24) in Islington Register Office, North London.

Sister Mary Salmon gives birth to another daughter Mary about 1880 in Peckham.

The early part of 1881 saw the birth of nephew (Mary Salmon’s) son David.

We find Ann as a 21 year old schoolmistress living in Camberwell with her sister Mary (Salmon) and family in 1881.

1881 Census, 2 Osborne Villa, Nunhead Lane Camberwell, Surrey
David Salmon Head Mar 29   schoolmaster Newport. Pembrokeshire
Mary " wife Mar   29 Mddx Clerkenwell
Ammila " Dau   3 Surrey, Peckham
Mary " " 1 ""
David " son 3 mo   ""
Margaret " sister Unm   17 Boa??dy, Pembrokeshire
Ann Wiedhofft s law Unm 21 schoolmistress Mddx, Dalston
Charlotte Carter serv Unm   15 general servant " Edgeware

1891 Census: 74 ???? Rd, Kensington
Emma Jessup Head Wid   60 Lormgrakes Midus????   London
Emaline ~~~ Daur     28 ~~~~~   ~~~~
Fanny ~~~ Daur     23 Pirate Wrestler??????? Employed ~~~~
Annie Widhofft Boarder     31 School Teacher Employed ~~~~
Kate Simmons       24 ~~~ Employed Wiltshire?  ?????

On the 28th December 1891 Annie’s father (Frederick Augustus) died and David Salmon was named as an executor and trustee in his will.

In the September quarter of 1894 Ann married John Henry Gough in Swansea, Wales (Note: brother-in-law David Salmon became principal of the teacher training college in Swansea in 1892 and I guess that Ann (a school teacher) had made her way there and met up with John H)

1901 Census: 12 Hickman Road, Penarth, Glamorgan
John H Gough Head M 43   Timber Merchant’s Clerk Worker Glostershire, Gloster
Annie  Gough Wife M   42     London
John W Gough Son S 1       Glamorgan, Penarth
Hannah Masto Serv     21 Cook Domestic   Derbyshire, Derby
Beatrice A Allen Serv     16 Nurse  / ---   Monmouthshire, Rogerstone?

1911 Census: 2 Osborne Road, Clifton, Bristol.
John Henry Gough Head 53   Married         Accountant Timber importers Worker Gloucs. Gloucester,
Anne Gough Wife   51 Married 16 1 1         Mddx, London
John Wiedhofft Gough Son 11             School     Glams. Penarth
Emma Clifford Servant   23 Single         Cook   Worker Gloucs. Charlton
Kate Fowler Servant   22 Single         Housemaid   Worker Gloucs. Almondsbury

The 16-1-1- = Years married – Children born alive – Children still living – Children who have died

The Wright Smiths and the Goughs
Pictured L to R: John Henry Gough (husband), Sir William Wright Smith (brother-in‐law), Ann (Wiedhofft) Gough, John Wiedhofft Gough (author, philosopher and son) and half sister Emma Wright Smith.

Apr 1919 son John was made a temporary 2nd Lieutenant - London Gazette

Ann died in the June quarter of 1928 Registered in Bristol Gloucestershire (6a 26) age 69

John Henry died on 11 December 1930 in Gloucester aged about 72

Probate JH Gough

Son John Wiedhofft Gough was to go on to become a Fellow of Oriel College, Oxford and produce many books including:- Fundamental Law in English Constitutional History; The Social Contract. A critical study of its development; Sir Hugh Myddelton. Entrepreneur and engineer & The Superlative Prodigall. A life of Thomas Bushell.

Ann Wiedhofft
b. London 1859,
m. John Gough 1894 Swansea
d. 1928


Frederick Gottleib Wiedhofft & Mary Elizabeth (Ruppersburg)


Frederick Augustus & Amelia (Pike)


Amelia 1850
Mary 1851
Frederick 1853
Charlotte 1855
Charles 1856
William Alfred 1861
Arthur 1863
Louisa Florence 1865
____ with Emma____
Mark 1876
Emma 1878


John Wiedhofft Gough 1900



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