Thomas GOTHAM

Male 1753 - 1758  (~ 4 years)    Has 6 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Thomas GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Baptised 17 Sep 1753  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, viewed 15 Dec 2018)
      "[7ber] 17 Thomas son of Tho & Mariha Gotham"
    Gender Male 
    Buried 22 May 1758  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
      Not shown as son of Thomas, nor as a child - no such info given in the register at this time, but as another son was called Thomas later I think it is this one. As a twin it was also more likely that he would die in childhood.
    Person ID I132  Gothams | Devon: Teignmouth family of mariners
    Last Modified 15 Dec 2018 

    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

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