Thomas GOTHAM

Male 1726 - 1803  (~ 77 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 65 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Thomas GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Devon, 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 1 May 1726  St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, Devon, 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 FMP
    Gender Male 
    Will 24 Jan 1802 
    Written 
    Will 25 Jan 1802 
    Codicil added 
    Buried 1 Jun 1803  St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, Devon, 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 
    Will 6 Dec 1803  Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 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 
    Proved 
    Occupation Mariner 
    • Given as his occupation in his will.
    Occupation Merchant 
    • In 1789 he was described as a merchant of West Teignmouth when recorded as owner of the ship Jenny.
      In a Newfoundland census of 1794-5 he was recorded as a merchant, occupier of a property in the South Side Division of St. John's, but the number of members of the family present was 0; just 2 male servants being there (see this online transcription). Maybe it was where he stayed when he visited Newfoundland.
    Died
    • Must have died between signing a codicil to his will in 1802 and his will being proved in 1803
    Person ID I127  Gothams | Devon: Teignmouth family of mariners
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2018 

    Father Thomas GOTHAM,   b. Est 1697,   d. Bef 1778  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Ann TOTHILL,   b. Est 1700,   d. Aft 1778  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married 5 Nov 1725  St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, East Teignmouth, Devon, 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)
      "9ber 5. Thomas Gotham & Anne Tothil of W.T: Banns." - under heading '1725'
    Children
    +1. Thomas GOTHAM,   c. 1 May 1726, St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, Devon, 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,   bur. 1 Jun 1803, St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, Devon, 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 ~ 77 years)
     
    Family ID F256    |  Family Chart

    Family Martha HARRIS,   c. 12 Apr 1728, St. James’ Church, West Teignmouth, Devon, 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,   bur. Bef 1802  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married Est 1752 
    • Date based on baptism of first known child.

      n.b.
      PRs show John and Mary as the children of a Thomas and Mary Gotham - I am guessing Mary should be Martha. The absence of evidence of a Thomas and Mary in Teignmouth at this time, and the gap between the children of Thomas and Martha if they weren't theirs (i.e. no children between 1753 and 1759 and 1759 and 1763), point to John and Mary being the children of Thomas and Martha.

      Since there were children of a Thomas and Martha baptised both before and after John Mary's baptisms, it looks as though Thomas had not remarried to a Mary.

      I have not yet found the marriage of Thomas and Martha. Not in FMP index, searching on Martha Harris as well as Thomas Gotham. Browsing the West Teignmouth PRs for 1748 - 1753 the marriage was not there. If pre Hardwicke they may have married elsewhere though both of West Teignmouth; possibly Exeter where quite a few people choice to get married.

      I suspect Martha's maiden name was Harris as the name was given as a middle name to a grandson (combined with Nathaniel, i.e. if I am right it appears Nathaniel was naming a child after his grandfather or uncle); Harris was also given as a middle name to a child of Nathaniel's daughter Elizabeth.
      As well as this use of the name Harris, which could be from elsehwere, there was a Martha Harris baptised in West Teignmouth in 1728, just 2 years after Thomas.

      Further weight is added by Thomas Gotham being a witness at the marriage of Nathaniel Harris, who I believe was his brother in law, in 1761.
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 13 Jan 2015 
    Family ID F40    |  Family Chart

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