Martha GOTHAM

Female 1759 - 1805  (~ 45 years)    Has 6 ancestors and 11 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Martha GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Baptised 10 Dec 1759  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 
    • Img on FMP
    Gender Female 
    Buried 23 Jan 1805  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 PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 22 Nov 2014)
    Notes 
    • There was a Martha GOTHAM who died in Chudleigh 1837 (though age given at death  is similar  it is not a perfect match - suggests born c. 1766).
      However, it seems much more likely this Martha was the one who married Richard Whitborne. (The burial could be of a widow)

      Also, the Martha who married Richard Whi(t/d)borne must be the daughter of the Thomas who died in 1802-1803 (from his will).
    Person ID I130  Gothams | Devon: Teignmouth family of mariners
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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 
    Family ID F40    |  Family Chart

    Family Richard WHIDBORNE,   c. 11 Oct 1764, St. John the Baptist Church, Bishopsteignton, 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. Abt 1825  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 8 Feb 1789  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 DFHS index
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 19 May 2017 
    Family ID F223    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 10 Dec 1759 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1789 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Thomas Gotham WHIDBORNE, [G-D(TM)] - 11 Aug 1791 - (probably), Dawlish, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary WHIDBORNE - 7 May 1798 - St. John the Baptist Church, Bishopsteignton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 23 Jan 1805 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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