_. Thomas Sherlock Heywood Gooch, who died 11 August, 2020, aged 76, was a scion of the Gooch baronets, and heir presumptive to his brother, Sir Arthur Gooch, 14th Bt.
He was born 12 November, 1943, son of Colonel Brian Sherlock Gooch [1904-68], by his wife the former Monica Mary Heywood [died 1975], and was a grandson of Sir Thomas Vere Sherlock Gooch, 10th Baronet [1881-1946].
He married 22 May, 1970, Elizabeth Joan Peyton [born 1948], daughter of Brig. Guy Arthur Eliot Peyton [died 1958], by his wife the former Joan Amy Sebag-Montefiore, scion of that landed gentry family.
Tom Gooch is survived by his wife and a son, Robert Brian Sherlock, who was born 1976, who now is heir presumptive to the Gooch baronetcy, and a daughter, Caroline Elizabeth, born in 1973.
A private funeral will be webcast on Monday 24 August, 2020. A Service of Thanksgiving will be held at St. Bartholomew’s Church, Greens Norton at a later date.