John Gough

From A Compendium of Irish Biography, 1878

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Gough, John, arithmetician, was born at Kendal, in 1721, became a minister of the Society of Friends, and in 1750 came over to Dublin, and took the management of a Friends' school. In 1774 he removed to a similar appointment at Lisburn. He was the author of a valuable work, the Rise and Progress of the People called Quakers, also an Arithmetic, which has now been superseded by more advanced works, as it displaced the Vosters theretofore in use. Until of late, a Gough was, in Ireland, synonymous with "an arithmetic." John Gough died of apoplexy, 25th October 1791, aged 70.

Sources

137. Friends, Biographical Notices of Irish: Mary Leadbeater. London, 1823.

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