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Gough, Viscount (UK, 1849)


Creation: let. pat. 15 Jun 1849


Family name: Gough




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Gules on a Mount Vert a Lion passant guardant Or supporting with his dexter paw the Union Flag flowing to the sinister proper over the same in chief the words "China" and "India" in letters of gold;  2nd and 3rd, Azure on a Fess Argent between three Boars' Heads couped Or a Lion passant Gules in the centre chief point pendent from a Riband Argent fimbriated Azure a representation of the Badge of the Spanish Order of Charles III proper on a Chief within Battlements a Representation of the East Wall of the Fortress of Tarifa with a Breach between two Turrets the dexter Turret surmounted by the British Flag flying all proper


1st: a Boar's Head couped Or;  2nd:  on a Mural Crown Argent a Lion passant guardant Or holding in the dexter paw two Flag Staves in bend sinister proper the one being the Union Flag of Great Britain and Ireland surmounting the other the staff thereof broken with a triangular Banner flowing therefrom to represent a Chinese Flag having thereon a Dragon and in an Escroll above the word "China";  3rd:  a Dexter Arm embowed in Facings of the 87th Regiment (Gules faced Vert) the hand grasping the Colour of the said Regiment displayed and a representation of a French Eagle reversed and depressed the staff broken proper in an Escroll above the word "Barossa"


Dexter:  a Lion reguardant Or gorged with an Eastern Crown Gules the rim inscribed with the word "Punjab" in letters of gold with Chain reflexed over the back also Gold;  Sinister:  a Chinese Dragon Or gorged with a Mural Crown Sable inscribed with the word "China" and chained Gold


Above the centre Crest: Faugh a Ballagh (Clear the way); Below the shield: Goojerat



Hugh [Gough], 1st Baron Gough later 1st Viscount Gough, KP GCB GCSI PC

4th son of George Gough, of Woodstown, co. Limerick, by his wife Letitia Bunbury, dau. of Thomas Bunbury, of Lisnevagh, co. Carlow


3 Nov 1779


3 Jun 1807 Frances Maria Stephens (b. c. 1787; d. 15 Mar 1863; bur. at Stillorgan, co. Dublin), dau. of Gen Edward Stephens


1. Edward William Ord Gough (b. 9 Dec 1810; dvp. 9 Sep 1813)

2. Hon George Stephens Gough, later 2nd Viscount Gough

1. Hon Letitia Mary Gough (d. 25 Nov 1853), mar. 1836 Edward Supple later Collis, and had issue

2. Hon Gertrude Sophia Gough (d. 21 Nov 1882), mar. 1837 Archibald Francis Arbuthnot (b. 8 Jan 1805; d. 31 Mar 1879), 4th son of Sir William Arbuthnot, 1st Bt., Lord Provost of Edinburgh, by his wife Anne Alves, dau. of John Alves, of Shipland, and had issue

3. Hon Jane Eliza Mona Gough (d. 6 Apr 1898), mar. 1840 Lt Col Gregory Haines HEICS (d. 1874), and had issue

4. Hon Frances Maria Gough (d. 202 Jan 1892), mar. 17 Sep 1844 Field Marshal Sir Patrick Grant GCB GCMG (d. Mar 1895), and had issue


2 Mar 1869 (bur. at Stillorgan, co. Dublin)


23 Dec 1842 Baronet of the United Kingdom, styled "of Synone and Drangan, co. Tipperary"

25 Feb 1846 Baron Gough, of Chin-Kang-Foo in China and of Maharajpore and the Sutlej in the East Indies

15 Jun 1849 Viscount Gough, of Goojerat in the Punjab and of the City of Limerick, with a pension of £2,000 a year to him and the next two heirs of that title

suc. by



entered the Army as Ensign 1794; Lieut, 78th Highlanders at the capture of Cape Town 1795; at the capture of a Dutch squadron in Saldanha Bay 1796; commanded the 87th Foot as Major at the Battle of Talavera 1809, where he was severely wounded; Lt Col, 1809; at the Battle of Barossa and the defence of Tarifa, both in 1811; served under the Duke of Wellington at the Battle of Vittoria and at the Battle of Nivelle, both in 1813; CB 1815; knighted by the Prince Regent 1815; Col, 1819; Maj General, 1830; KCB 1831; Col of the 99th Foot 1839-41 and of the 87th Foot 1841-55; Lieut General 1841; in command in China in 1841, where he captured the forts defending Canton and the city of Chin-Keang-foo, resulting in the Treaty of Nanking 1842; Commander-in-Chief at Madras 1841-43;  GCB 1841; Commander-in-Chief in India 1843-49, defeating the Mahrattas at the Battle of Maharajpore 1843, and the Sikhs (the First Sikh War) at Moodkee 1845, Ferozshahr 1845 and Sobraon 1846; in the Second Sikh War he was in command at the Battle of Chillianwallah 1849 and defeated the enemy at the Battle of Goojerat 1849; General 1854; Col in Chief of the 60th Rifles 1854-69; Col in Chief of the Royal Horse Guards (Blues) 1855-69; Knight of St Patrick 1857; Privy Councillor 1859; KCSI 1861; Field Marshal 1862; GCSI 1866


George Stephens [Gough], 2nd Viscount Gough


18 Jan 1815

mar. (1)

17 Oct 1840 Sarah Elizabeth Palliser (dsp. 17 Aug 1841; bur. at Florence, Italy), 2nd dau. of Lt Col Wray Bury Palliser, of Comragh, co. Waterford, by his wife Anne Gledstanes, dau. and hrss. of John Gledstanes, of Annesgift, co. Tipperary

mar. (2)

3 Jan 1846 Jane Arbuthnot (b. c. 1816; d. 3 Feb 1892; bur. at Stillorgan, co. Dublin), 2nd dau. of George Arbuthnot, of Elderslie, co. Surrey, a Madras banker, by his wife Eliza Fraser, dau. of Donald Fraser, of co. Inverness

children by second wife

1. Hon Hugh Gough, later 3rd Viscount Gough

2. Col Hon George Hugh Gough CB (b. 25 Jul 1852; k. in action at Norval's Pont, South Africa 29 Mar 1900), mar. 13 Mar 1884 Hilda Eva Moffat (d. 3 Jun 1947), yst. dau. of George Moffat MP, of Goodrich Court, co. Hereford, and had issue:

1a. Capt Guy Vincent Hugh Gough (b. 9 Dec 1887; dsp. 26 Mar 1959), mar. 8 Sep 1928 Lily Margaret Gregory (widow of Maj William Robert Gregory MC, of Coole Park, co. Galway), dau. of G Graham Parry, of Cheltenham, co. Gloucester

2a. Capt George Patrick Gough (b. 29 Mar 1889; d. 12 Jul 1936)

3a. Second Lieut Harold Stewart Gough (b. 5 Sep 1894; k. in action 16 Jun 1916)

4a. Lieut Dermot Humphrey Gough (b. 28 Dec 1896; d. 7 Oct 1919)

1a. Irene Frances Nora Gough (dsp. 21 Sep 1951), mar. 2 Jan 1912 Col Henry Cecil Lloyd Howard CB CMG DSO DL, of Wigfair, co. Denbigh (dsp. 24 Jan 1950)

2a. Kathleen Mona Gough (d. 30 Dec 1963), mar. 9 Aug 1921 Col Ivan Douglas Guthrie of Guthrie MC JP DL (d. 4 Jul 1964), and had issue

3. Lieut Hon Hugh Rudolph Gough (b. 11 Jan 1856; dvp. 19 Apr 1879)

1. Frances Anne Mary Gough (dvp. 23 Jan 1855)

2. Hon Eleanor Laura Jane Gough (d. 21 Feb 1935), mar. 29 Jul 1886 Robert Algernon Persse JP, of Roxborough and Creg Clare, co. Galway (d. 25 May 1911), and had issue


31 May 1895 (bur. at Stillorgan, co. Dublin)

suc. by

son by second wife


entered the Army as Ensign 1842; Lieut, Grenadier Guards 1843; Capt 1848, retiring from the Army 1850; High Sheriff of co. Tipperary 1849 and 1858; a Governor of the National Gallery of Ireland; Member of the Royal Irish Academy; Fellow of the Linnean Society; FRGS


Hugh [Gough], 3rd Viscount Gough, KCVO


27 Aug 1849


5 Oct 1889 Lady Georgiana Frances Henrietta Pakenham (b. 1 Sep 1863; d. 30 Jul 1943), 1st surv. dau. of William Lygon [Pakenham], 4th Earl of Longford, by his wife Hon Selina Rice-Trevor, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of George [Rice later Rice-Trevor], 4th Baron Dynevor


1. Hon Hugh William Gough, later 4th Viscount Gough

1. Hon Katharine Nora Gough (b. 6 Oct 1890; d. 21 Apr 1949), mar. 5 Apr 1910 Edward Vyse Sturdy OBE (d. 18 Aug 1959), 3rd son of William Sturdy, of Paxhill, and had issue

2. Hilda Frances Gough (dvp. an infant 5 May 1893)


14 Oct 1919

suc. by



entered the Diplomatic Service 1873; Attaché, Rio de Janeiro 1873; Third Secretary, Madrid 1876; Second Secretary, Athens 1878 and St Petersburg 1885; Secretary to the Legation, Rio de Janeiro 1877-88 and Stockholm 1888-94; Secretary to the Embassy, Washington 1894-96 and Berlin 1896-1901; Minister Resident at Coburg and Dresden 1901-07; KCVO 1904


Hugh William [Gough], 4th Viscount Gough, MC


22 Feb 1892


12 Nov 1935 Margaretta Elizabeth Maryon-Wilson (d. 9 Mar 1977), only dau. of Sir Spencer Pocklington Maryon Wilson later Maryon-Wilson, 11th Bt., of East Borne, co. Sussex, by his wife Minnie Elisabeth Thornhill, only child of Gen Anthony Robert Thornhill, of Ascot, co. Berkshire

only child

1. Hon Shane Hugh Maryon Gough, later 5th Viscount Gough


4 Dec 1951

suc. by



served in World War I 1914-18 as Lieut, Irish Guards; MC 1914; Major 1915; General Staff Officer, 2nd Grade 1916-18 ; Lt Col commanding 1st Regiment, Iraq Cavalry 1922 and 1st Battalion, Irish Guards 1930-34; retired from the Army 1935; served in World War II 1939-45, commanding Training Brigade, Irish guards, and Inverness Burgh Battalion, Home Guard


Shane Hugh Maryon [Gough], 5th Viscount Gough


26 Aug 1941


Lieut, Irish Guards 1962-67; Member, Royal Company of Archers; Member, Executive Committee Standing Council of the Baronetage; Trustee, Gardner's Trust for the Blind and Schizophrenia Research; Member, Executive Council RNIB; Member, Scottish Lifeboat Council RNLI; FRGS


There is no heir to the Viscountcy of Gough.


Last updated 28 Feb 2012




5th Viscount Gough, of Goojerat in the Punjab and of the City of Limerick

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 15 Jun 1849)

5th Baron Gough, of Chin-Kang-Foo in China and of Maharajpore and the Sutlej in the East Indies

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 25 Feb 1846)

5th Baronet, styled "of Synone and Drangan, co. Tipperary"

(United Kingdom, let. pat. 23 Dec 1842)



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