Hugh Gough, 1st Viscount Gough (1779-1869), and his wife, Frances Stephens, had at least five children: George Stephens (1815-1895), Letitia Mary, Gertrude Sophia, Jane Eliza Mona, and Frances Maria. George Stephens Gough, who inherited his father's title, and his wife, Jane Arbuthnot, had at least four children: Hugh (1849-1919), George (1852-1900), Hugh Rodolph (1856-1879), and Eleanor Laura Jane ("Nora"). The younger George Gough attended Woodcote House, Eton College, and the University of Cambridge before joining the British Army. He served in India and Africa in the 1870s and 1880s and was wounded during the Battle of Abu Klea in January 1885. In 1884, George Gough married Hilda Eva Moffatt; they had six children. The family resided at Lough Cutra Castle in Gort, Ireland, and in Dublin.