William Alfred GOATHAM

Male 1878 - 1916  (~ 38 years)    Has 105 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William Alfred GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Mar Q 1878  Sittingbourne, 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: Goatham, William Alfred q1 1878 Milton RD 2a 815; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Kemsley
    Gender Male 
    Died Cause: Suicide during temporary insanity 
    7 Nov 1916  2, Queen Street, Sittingbourne, 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: Goatham, William A q4 1916 Milton RD 2a 1357 age 39; GRO online index (viewed 6 Nov 2016) shows Christian names as William Alfred
    Inquest 9 Nov 1916  Sittingbourne, 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 
    • In the 'The Whitstable Times and Tankerton Press' (Sat. 11 Nov 1916, p. 6, col. 6) in the section entitled 'Sittingbourne' the second item was:
      "Low spirits lead to suicide. - An
      inquest was held by Mr. Coroner Harris, at Sit-
      tingbourne, on Thursday with reference to the
      death of William Alfred Gratham [sic], aged 39, of 2,
      Queen Street. The widow found her husband
      suspended by a piece of cord from the bedstead.
      The poor fellow had been in low spirits for some
      time, and he had been out of work, and in poor
      health. In a note, found in his pocket it seemed
      that he was jealous of his wife. A verdict of
      "Suicide during temporary insanity" was re-
      turned."

      Then, after 2 more pieces of news:
      "Determined Suicide. - An inquest was
      held at the Town Hall on Thursday evening,
      before Mr. C. B. Harris, County Coroner, rela-
      tive to the death of William Alfred Goatham,
      39, a labourer, of 2, Queen's Street, Sitting-
      bourne. The evidence showed that at 5.30 on
      Tuesday evening the widow returned home from
      work, and on going upstairs to the bedroom
      found her husband's body suspended by a cord
      from the bedstead, and he was dead.
      The man had done no work for several weeks,
      and he had complained of pains in his chest.
      He was also strange in his manner t times.
      A note written by the deceased was found on
      the body, and in it he seemed to be jealous of
      his wife. A verdict of "Suicide during tem-
      porary insanity" was returned."
    Child Status Twin 
    Notes 
    • In 1911 Sarah was living with William as his housekeeper. Also present in the 4 rooms at 25 Crown Quay Sittingbourne was Sarah's son Walter, and 2 boarders.

      As filled in the form shows Walter as "son" which should mean William's, but was probably intended to apply to son of Sarah - Sarah had been married 12 years, though not to William, and had 3 children by the marriage, so Walter was probably from this marriage. Not clear if Sarah had been widowed by the time of the census - it would appear not.
    Person ID I1435  Teresa's tree | Descendants of George Goatham and Ann nee Winch, Descendants of Richard and Mary Whitehead
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2019 

    Father William GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1838, Bredgar, 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,   d. Sep Q 1895, Milton 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  (Age ~ 57 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann KEMSLEY,   b. Mar Q 1839, Bredgar, 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,   d. Sep Q 1903, Milton 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  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Married Mar Q 1859  Milton 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: Goatham, William to Kemsley, Mary Ann q1 1859 Milton RD 2A 739
    Children 13 children 
    Family ID F516  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Ann HIGGINS,   b. Dec Q 1881, Sittingbourne, 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,   d. Dec Q 1948, Sittingbourne 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  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Married Sep Q 1912  Milton 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: Goatham, William A to Adams, Sarah A q3 1912 Milton RD 2a 2322
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2017 
    Family ID F1126  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar Q 1878 - Sittingbourne, 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 - Sep Q 1912 - Milton 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 MapsInquest - 9 Nov 1916 - Sittingbourne, 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)
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