Family: James MCGEORGE / Henrietta GOATHAM (F7141)



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  • Father | Male
    James MCGEORGE

    Born  Abt Jan 1851  Woolwich, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Dec Q 1929  11, Hilda Road, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  29 Nov 1929  The Cemetery, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Married     
    Father  John MCGEORGE | F10791 Family Group Page 
    Mother  Elizabeth DANIEL | F10791 Family Group Page 

    Mother | Female
    Henrietta GOATHAM

    Born  Jul 1865  Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Baptised  16 Oct 1870  St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Mar Q 1938  75, Salisbury Road, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Buried  9 Feb 1938  The Cemetery, Chatham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Other Spouse  William Richard BELL | F7139 
    Married  Abt 1886   
    Other Spouse  Ernest Joseph Henri PHELIPPAULT | F7140 
    Married  Mar Q 1930  Medway Reg Dist, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location
    Father  George GOATHAM | F341 Family Group Page 
    Mother  Rose Hannah King Lade MILLEN | F341 Family Group Page 

  • Notes  Married:
    • I'm not sure that there was a relationship between James and Henrietta, other than that she was his housekeeper, but it seems likely.
      When Henrietta's son married in 1919 he did so in Scotland where the marriage registration forms have a space for mother's name and surname. Her name was given as 'Henrietta Goatham was McGeorge'. Did William give his mother's name like this because she was living as though Mrs McGeorge, but being himself a Goatham he switched the current and 'was' names around to hide his illegitimacy? Or did the name simply occur to him because he knew his mother's employer was a James McGeorge?
      Further evidence of a relationship is that in the same house as James McGeorge and Henrietta at the the time of the 1911 census was Henry Pearce, who Henrietta was later to marry. Surely it cannot have been chance that it was only after James' death, and just a few months after, that Henrietta and 'Henry' married, after knowing each other for at least 19 years. The most likely explanation for them not marrying earlier is surely that there was a relationship between Henrietta and James.