George Gould

George Gould, Arran Township
Mr. Gould was the first settler in Arran Township and he was the surveyor of Amabel, Albemarle and Arran townships in Bruce and much of Grey County

"George Gould, County Clerk of the County of Bruce, is sprung from a military race, his father having been a British soldier and born in the army, where both his grandfather and grandmother lived and died.

George, who was an only son of William and Elizabeth Gould, was born in Enniskillen, Ireland, in 1827, and came to Canada with his parents in 1829. Settling in the Township of Chinguacousey. The family removed to Nashville, Tennessee, in 1835, and Mr. Gould remained there ten years, during part of which time he was chief clerk in the United States Post Office of that city. The insalubrity of the climate, however, induced him to return to Canada in 1845 and he then engaged in surveying and engineering, for which profession he was originally educated.

The local sketch of Arran shows Mr. Gould to have been the very first settler in that township and facts connected with his participation in the early development of that now wealthy municipality are there briefly referred to three of the townships of Bruce were originally surveyed by Mr. Gould, viz., Amabel, Albemarle and Arran; and in Grey County he surveyed Artemesia, Melancthon, Proton. Osprey. And part of Holland.

In 1857 Mr. Gould was appointed first Provisional Clerk of the Provisional County of Bruce and held the position until Bruce became an independent county, when he was appointed the first County Clerk, and has performed the duties of that position uninterruptedly ever since. He also continued for some years to follow the profession of engineering till the duties of the Clerkship became so great as to occupy his whole time."

Belden 1880 Atlas of the County of Bruce

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