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John INMAN

John INMAN

Male 1846 - 1931  (84 years)    Has 17 ancestors and 8 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John INMAN 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 12 Sep 1846  Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    • GRO ref: Inman, John q3 1846 Knaresborough RD 23 414; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Craven
      (certificate shows born at 6am)
    Baptised 10 Jan 1847  St. John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    • bapt ref: I take it this date was really for being rec'd into
      the church as entry [private baptism 26 Sep 1846]
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Water Bag Bank, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    Education Scholar 
    1861  Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Water Bag Bank, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    Occupation Servant 
    to 1872  Brook Street, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, 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 
    • I don't know where John was a servant prior to his marriage - I have not found him in the 1871 census.
      He was living in Brook Street, London when he married - possibly this is where he was working (Jane was shown as living in Brook Street too - possibly they were servants living in with the same household).
    Occupation Servant 
    1873  Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 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 
    • The family were living at Taplow Common when John Charles was born - they may have been living with Jane's father at "The Feathers". Given that John Charles was born 19 Feb and his grandfather died 7 March I suspect that this John helped at the Inn.
      But the evidence is not clear - the birth certificate for his son shows John as a gentleman, but the baptism entry describes him as a servant (and his son was baptised at just 5 days old).
    Occupation Publican 
    1874  Bray Town, Bray, Berkshire, 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 
    • By 1881 John was described on the census as "Formerly licensed victualler"
    Occupation No employment? - "Gentleman" 
    From 1881 to 1883  15, Princes Row, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, 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 
    • As well as describing himself as a gentleman in 1873, when I suspect he was helping his father-in-law, he did again when my grandmother was born - but you can give any occupation / status when registering a birth etc. It is interesting that he had a job by 1874, and in the 1881 is described by his former occupation, rather than as a gentleman - it was probably harder to get away with it in the census. (His 1881 address is given as the place here; in 1883 it was 22 Fawcett Street, Fulham, London)
    Occupation Servant / Butler 
    1891  91, St. George’s Square, London, 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 
    • By 1891 he was back in service, Butler to a German metal merchant, Arthur Streuss; butler sounds good but the only other servant was his wife!
    Occupation Steward at Golf Club 
    From 1900 to 1911  The Golf Club House, Hengrove, Margate, 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 
    • I believe that the family moved to Margate for the sake of the health of John's first wife, Jane - must have been sometime in the 1890s; John may have been a steward at the Golf Club from then.
      He is shown as a steward there on the 1911 census but on his daughter's marriage certificate later that year was shown as "Independent" - really or in line with him claiming to be a gentleman on his children's birth certificates?
    Occupation Ran a boarding house 
    From 1920 to 1930  17, Belmont Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 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 
    • I believe John and his second wife Rose ran a boarding house in Harrogate.
      I'm guessing the date, could have started any time from 1911.
    Died 21 Jul 1931  17, Belmont Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 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 
    • GRO ref: Inman, John q3 1931 aged 85 Knaresbro' RD 9a 111
      Died of carcinoma of rectum. No post-mortem.
      Death registered by Clara Fox (sister-in-law), present at the death.


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    Death certificate for John Inman
    Death certificate for John Inman
    Buried St. John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    The grave of Philip and Sarah Inman and their son John
    The grave of Philip and Sarah Inman and their son John
    My great grandfather (John Inman) and his parents Philip and Sarah; also Philip's brother Isaiah.

    This is an unusual stone in that all 3 of the men on the stone were remarried after being left a widower, but of their 6 wives it would appear only one is buried with them.
    Philip's second wife, Hannah, was younger and remarried after his death - she was probably buried with her 2nd husband.
    John's first wife was buried in Margate where they lived at the time of her death. He returned to…
    Plot: [Gravestones removed from burial plots in the churchyard in (I think) the 1970s]
    Notes 
    • With his parents in Knaresborough in 1851 and 1861 - still at school in 1861.
      Living at 15 Princes Row, Lambeth, Middlesex in 1881; 22 Fawcett Street, Brompton in 1883; at St George Hanover Sq, Belgravia in 1891; The Club House, Hengrove by November 1900 when Jane died; Thanet Golf Club House, Garlinge, Westbrook, Kent in 1901; Thanet Golf House, Hengrove, Margate in 1911 (I believe these last 3 club house addresses refer to the same place).
      Subsequently moved back to Yorkshire with his second wife, Rose, setting up a boarding house in Belmont Road, Harrogate,  and finished his days there, living not far from where he had grown up.

      I haven't managed to find John in the 1871 census he was in service and is said to have been* a butler to a Lord, so may have been accompanying his master on a trip out of the country.

      * I say "is said to have been" because he doesn't seem to have been totally honest, and so could have been exagerrating. On the other hand, his first wife was a Lady's maid prior to their marriage so it does seem possible. Also, his several claims (on his children's birth certs.) to be a "Gentleman" may not be as dishonest as I first thought, but may refer to him being a "Gentleman's gentleman". 
    Person ID I117  All | Teresa's direct ancestors, England: Kent Group (in Go(a)tham One-Name Study), All in the Goatham / Gotham One-Name Study , The Inman eighth - ancestors and descendants of Philip Inman and Sarah née Craven
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2020 

    Father Philip INMAN,   b. 19 Mar 1818, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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,   d. 5 Apr 1894, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah CRAVEN,   b. 19 May 1815, Colchester, Essex, 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,   d. 18 Jan 1879, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 31 May 1846  St. John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 
    • GRO ref: q2 1846 Knaresborough RD 23 323

      Why didn't Philip and Sarah marry until 1846? Hannah was born in 1843, but Philip was Hannah's father (according to his will) and both Philip and Sarah had witnessed the wedding of Philip's brother Isaiah Inman in 1838, so they must have known each other for some time. But it was only when Hannah was pregnant with their second child that they married. Apprentices were not allowed to marry, but Philip was too old to be an apprentice, nor does he appear to have been away in the forces.
      Curiously, he didn't marry his second wife either until after his first child with her was born (again, he claimed her daughter as his natural child in his will).

      David Greenwood and Jane Clough witnessed the marriage. I don't know the connection to either, but a Jane Clough (age 45) was in the same household as Emma Craven (age 15, a linen winder) in the 1841 census, so maybe Jane was a Craven relation. (In the same house there was another Jane Clough age 35 b Scotland with a Matthew age 30 and Frederick age 8 - both born Yorks)
    Certificate for the marriage of Philip Inman to Sarah Craven
    Certificate for the marriage of Philip Inman to Sarah Craven
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F65    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Jane SWAN,   b. 3 Mar 1844, St. Gregory by St. Pauls, London, 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,   d. 11 Nov 1900, The Golf Club House, Hengrove, Margate, 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  (Age 56 years) 
    Married 1 Nov 1872  St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, 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 
    • How did John and Jane meet? At the time of the census, i.e. 2nd / 3rd April 1871 Jane was working in Devon; their 1st child was conceived in about May 1872. But families such as the Rolles would generally be in London for the London Season, which started after Easter and went on until 12th August. In 1872 Easter was 31st March, so it may be supposed that Jane accompanied her mistress to London soon after that, and met up with John in London. It would seem likely that she already knew him rather than that a quick courtship led to the pregnancy.
       
      Was John working in Devon too - perhaps for the Rolle family? Or did he accompany his employee on a visit to Jane's and they met as a consequence? If he did work for the Duke of Westminster he could have met when Jane was living in Taplow or visiting her parents there - maybe she had worked in Taplow before taking up the position with the Rolle family.

      In 1871 the butler working for the Rolle family, George Mount, was, like John, Yorkshire born. However, George came from Wentworth, about 50 miles from Knaresborough so it is unlikely that he knew John in Yorkshire. (He was also about 13 years older than John) Having their Yorkshire roots in common, though, may have led to a friendship between George and John  and may have led to John being introduced by George to Jane.      

      Witnesses to the marriage: James Kidgers and Margaret Swan (Margaret being Jane's sister)

      I had wondered if there had been other children of the marriage, though my grandmother's apparent concern to visit the grave of her sister suggested not. Whilst Inman is a common name in Yorkshire, it was not common 'down south', but with the family living in London there were too many Inman births to be sure, without a mother's maiden name in indexes. With the introdution of this in the new GRO online index (new in Nov 2016) it seems there were no others. (Searching from 1871-1895, but the quality does leave something to be desired; there is no sign of the birth of their son John)
    Certificate for the marriage of John Inman to Jane Swan
    Certificate for the marriage of John Inman to Jane Swan
    Children 3 children 
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    John Inman and his first wife Jane Inman nee Swan (my great grandparents)
    John Inman and his first wife Jane Inman nee Swan (my great grandparents)
    Unmarked but believed to be this couple by older family members - none of whom would have known Jane but who would have remembered John
    Last Modified 19 Oct 2018 
    Family ID F49    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rose Annie DOLLIMORE,   b. 30 Jul 1875, Hull, Yorkshire, 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,   d. 8 Jun 1957, Knaresborough Hopsital, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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  (Age 81 years) 
    Married Dec Q 1910  Thanet 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 
    • GRO ref: Inman, John to Dollimore, Rose A q4 1910 Thanet RD 2a 2255
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F93    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Sep 1846 - Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 10 Jan 1847 - St. John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Water Bag Bank, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Scholar - 1861 - Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1861 - Water Bag Bank, Kirkgate, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Servant - to 1872 - Brook Street, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 Nov 1872 - St. George’s Church, Hanover Square, London, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Servant - 1873 - Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - John Charles Swan ("Charles") INMAN - 19 Feb 1873 - Taplow Common, Taplow, Buckinghamshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Publican - 1874 - Bray Town, Bray, Berkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Martha INMAN - 8 Apr 1874 - Bray Town, Bray, Berkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - No employment? - "Gentleman" - From 1881 to 1883 - 15, Princes Row, St. George’s Hanover Square, London, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Maggie Alice Gwendoline ("Dollie") INMAN - 21 Mar 1883 - 22, Fawcett Street, Fulham, London, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Servant / Butler - 1891 - 91, St. George’s Square, London, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Steward at Golf Club - From 1900 to 1911 - The Golf Club House, Hengrove, Margate, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Dec Q 1910 - Thanet 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Ran a boarding house - From 1920 to 1930 - 17, Belmont Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jul 1931 - 17, Belmont Road, Harrogate, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St. John the Baptist Church, Knaresborough, Yorkshire, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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    Histories
    The Inmans: a family of characters
    The Inmans: a family of characters
    My great grandfather John a servant but described himself as a 'gentleman'; pretended a golf's club money was his - and in his 60s asked for the hand of a young woman in her 20s - but accepted her older sister instead.

    His brother - commemorated by a plaque in Knaresborough Church due to his work for it.

    Their half-brother - elevated to the peerage.