Ann GOTHAM

Female Abt 1826 - 1899  (~ 73 years)    Has 17 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Ann GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Abt 1826 
    • From the 1841 census where shown as aged 14. Also shown as born Staffordshire, but so was her brother baptised and probably born in Shropshire; I have generally found this column to be not too reliable.
      Shown as born Staffs in 1871, Stone Staffordshire in 1881 and Moddershall Shropshire in 1891!
    Baptised 17 Sep 1826  St. Nicholas’ Church, Fulford, Staffordshire, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 6 Oct 2015)
      Shown as Ann Gotham, parents John and Hannah
    Gender Female 
    Census 6 Jun 1841  Oulton Heath, Kibblestone, Staffordshire, 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 Jun Q 1899  Stone Reg Dist, Staffordshire, 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 
    • In the 1891 census, but her husband is shown as a widower in the 1901 census.
      The only death registration of an Ann Dutton between these dates in or near Stone, born in 1826 +/- four years:
      GRO ref: Dutton, Ann q2 1899 aged 74 Stone RD 6b 24
    Person ID I1218  Gothams | Midlands: those with no known Devon link (not all linked, may create separate branches)
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 

    Father John GOTHAM,   c. 2 Aug 1801, St. Oswald's Church, Hinstock, Shropshire, 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. 24 Dec 1877, Trent and Mersey Canal, Etruria, Staffordshire, 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 Hannah TILL,   b. Est 1803,   d. Bef 1835  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 4 Sep 1825 to 18 Sep 1825  St. Michael and St. Wulfad’s Church, Stone, Staffordshire, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 14 Feb 2017)
      (Archive reference: D5969/1/26)
    Married 27 Mar 1826  St. Michael and St. Wulfad’s Church, Stone, Staffordshire, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP)
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F6431    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James DUTTON,   b. Abt 1822, Stoke upon Tern, Shropshire, 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. Dec Q 1906, Stone Reg Dist, Staffordshire, 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 ~ 84 years) 
    Married 3 Apr 1864  Holy Trinity Church, Hartshill, Staffordshire, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 3 Mar 2017)GRO ref: Keeling, Ann to Dutton, James q2 1864 Stoke T RD 6b 245
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F7494    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 George KEELING,   b. Abt 1829, Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, 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. Mar Q 1860, Stoke on Trent Reg Dist, Staffordshire, 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 ~ 31 years) 
    Married 14 Jun 1852  St. Mark’s Church, Shelton, Staffordshire, 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 
    • When Ann married James Dutton she was a widow with the surname Keeling, but there are no marriages of a Ann Gotham to a Keeling. Of course she could have been married more than once before she married James Dutton, but I can find no marriages of an Ann(e) Gotham/Gothan that could be her. 
      She probably married for the first time between 1851 and 1861, as not found as a Gotham in the 1861 census - certainly not with her parents.
      The following appears to be the first marriage of Ann, although she is recorded as 'Bothen' rather than 'Gotham':
      GRO ref: Bothen, Ann to Keeling, George q2 1852 Stoke upon Trent RD 6b 216
      Also recorded as Bothen in local BMD index and in PR entry.
      Staffs BMD (index for 1852): KEELING, George to BOTHEN, Ann, church: Shelton, St Mark; registers at: Stoke-On-Trent, ref: 27/02/195
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 4 Mar 2017)(these three records would only represent one error - once the Parish Register record was made, the GRO and local RO copies were made from it)

      Reason for thinking this is Ann's marriage, despite the surname discrepancy:
      1. Bothen is clearly an error. This is the only 'Bothen' event in Staffordshire on FreeBMD (as at 4 Mar 2017, when indexing is nearly complete for 1837-1983).
      There are only 5 Bothen events on FreeBMD anywhere, so this is clearly not a stray event, but a misrecording of a surname. Clearly Bothen is similar to Gotham, although there are more similar surnames such as Botham.
      2. The name Gotham was recorded as the mother's maiden name when the births of the children of this couple were registered.
      2. The absence of an entry for the marriage of this Ann Gotham, either in the BMD registration index or index of PR entries, although any marriage of hers must have happened after registration started, and at a date when most marriages were in churches and most Staffordshire Church marriages are on FMP, suggesting a mistranscription or recording (although there are other possibilities such as living as though married when no ceremony had taken place).
      3. The match of the data other than surname with this Ann in the PR entry. Her age is right, father's Christian name is right, and most significant is the address and occupation of her father.
      In 1851, the year before the marriage, Ann's father had been a ag labourer, living in Liverpool Road, Stoke on Trent, not very similar to the PR entry but by 1861 he was living in Shelton Lock House, recorded then simply as a labourer, but shown in 1871 as a lock keeper. While there were many ag or general labourers, the unusual occupation of lock keeper and the exact match of address of Shelton Lock almost certainly points to this being this John and his daughter Ann, showing that John must have moved in the year between the census and Ann's marriage.

      (Clara, shown as the daughter of George and Ann, may have been the daughter of James Keeling and Elizabeth née Gotham)
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 14 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F7495    |  Family Chart

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