grandson of Henry Gould & Bessie Jane Gould (nee Bugler)
My Bugler ancestors originated from Beaminster and moved to the Purbeck area in 1873,
when my great grandfather William Bugler (1853-1945) married Mary Louisa Grant (1853-1932)
in Winfrith Newburgh, Mary’s parish.
It appears that Mary Louisa was born Louisa Grant and I do not know why she decided
to change her name, possibly because her mother was also Louisa? She was baptised
Louisa and appears as such in the 1861 census, in the 1871 to 1911 censuses, she
is Mary Louisa or Mary L.
William Bugler was, from the ripe old age of 8, a Carter, later describing himself
as a Farm foreman and by 1912 a Bailiff.
By 1874 the family had moved to Langton Matravers where their first two children,
CharlesBugler (1874-1957) and Mary Louise Bugler (1876-1966) were born. In 1877
the family had moved to Hill Bottom where Christiana Bugler (1877-), Thomas Bugler
(1880-), George William Bugler (1882-1974) & Bessie Jane Bugler (1884-1968) were
Between 1903 & 1907 the family moved to Lynch Farm Cottages, Kingston, where the
family were living for the 1911 census. Charles, George William & Bessie Jane all
married in St James, Kingston.
Charles Bugler (1874-1957) married Frances Mary Gould (1880-1950) in 1903 and in
1911 they were living at Copse Cottage, Kingston with their children Kathleen Jessie
Bugler & Arthur William Bugler.
Mary Louise Bugler (1876-1966) was always known as Poll and she married Edwin Corben
(1876-1960) in 1897.
Thomas Bugler(1880-) married Mary Louisa Oliver from Wimborne in 1905 and in 1911
they were at Lynch Farm House, Kingston with children Christina Mary Bugler (1906-)
and Kathleen May Bugler (1908-).
George William Bugler (1882-1974) married Jessie Louisa Welsh in 1912.
Bessie Jane Bugler (1884-1968) married Henry Gould (1884-1968) in 1907 and they lived
in Kingston for the rest of their lives, latterly at 2 South Street, opposite The
Cross. Henry Gould was Frances Mary Gould’s brother. Henry and Bessie had five children,
all born in Kingston: Frederick George Gould (1908-1979), William John Gould (1911-1911),
Cyril Thomas Gould (1912-1981), Lennox Charles Gould (1922-1990) and Nellie Joan
Some of my Bugler relations were living at Hill Bottom and Worth Matravers during
the 1950s and 1960s and those at Hill Bottom opened the padlocked gate across the
road joining Kingston and Hill Bottom. I am not sure if they collected a toll.
I would love to hear from anyone connected to the Buglers or indeed any of the other
names above. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
Henry Gould and Bessie Joan Gould nee Bugler pictured celebrating their 60th Wedding
Anniversary in 1967 with a congratulatory telegram from the Queen.