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Jabez GOATHAM

Jabez GOATHAM

Male 1851 - 1926  (74 years)    Has 219 ancestors and 24 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Jabez GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 14 Jul 1851  Faversham, 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, Jabez q3 1851 Faversham RD 5 192; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Hunt.
    Gender Male 
    Education Scholar 
    1861 
    Census 7 Apr 1861  Church Lane, Faversham, 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 
    Occupation Coach painter 
    From 1871 to 1891 
    Census 2 Apr 1871  15, Partridge Lane, Faversham, 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 
    Residence 1881  Oare, 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 
    • Although he was married, Jabez was not with his wife by the time of the 1881 census. Rather, he was living in the home of George and Jane Jordan in Oare.
    Court Jun 1889  [1, 2
    • From the South Eastern Gazette, under the headings "County News", "Faversham":
      "County Court. - Friday -(Before his Honour Judge Selfe).
      Amos Goatham v. John Bones. - An action to recover £4 15s., made up of two sums, viz., £2 15s., the value of a horse said to belong to the plaintiff, which the defendant was alleged to have converted to his own use, and £2 for damages by such conversion. Mr. F. Johnson appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. F. G. Gibson for the defendant. His Honour held that the weight of evidence was in favour of the defence, that the horse was not sold, but lent to Jabez Goatham, and that it was not his to sell. He, therefore, gave judgment for the defendant. On the application of Mr. Gibson, costs were allowed."

      Reading between the lines I think this means that Jabez had borrowed a horse from John Bones and then sold it to his brother Amos. When John Bones took the horse back, which Amos considered his, Amos understandably took John Bones to court to recover the value and damages. But Amos ended up trebly out of pocket: both from the payment he had given to Jabez, the costs or bringing the case and the costs of the defendant, awarded against him.  
    Residence 1891  Plantation Road, Faversham, 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 
    • Still with George and Jane Jordan, as a lodger, at the time of the 1891 census.
      Living by himself in 1 room in Boughton, Faversham in 1911 - address sheet shows he was living in "Miles' loft"!
    Residence 1901  King’s Arms Inn, Boughton under Blean, 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 
    • Jabez was a lodger in the inn at the time of the census, where he is recorded as 'John', but his date and place of birth, occupation, lack of a John to fit and lack of a record for Jabez elsewhere all point to him, as well as the fact he was living in Boughton in 1911 and 1916.  
    Residence 1911  “Miles' loft”, Boughton under Blean, 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 
    • Living by himself in 1 room in Boughton, Faversham at the time of the 1911 census - the address sheet shows he was living in "Miles' loft"!
      I suspect 'Miles' referred to the Hon. Henry Augustus Milles-Lade. Son of the 1st Earl Sondes and father of the 4th Earl Sondes, Henry was never himself Earl, rather the 2nd and 3rd were two of his brothers. His surname had originally been Milles, and he only added Lades to it by Royal Licence in 1900, which could explain the apparent abbreviation.
      The Sondes family had been land owners in the area for hundreds of years. Although they now own less than 7 000 acres, in the early C20th they owned about 85 000 acres! Their base was Lees Court in Sheldwich, but as a 4th son Henry Augustus did not inherit it and his home appears to have been in Boughton under Blean, where he was buried. And the following item leads me to make the link to him ...
    Occupation Painter 
    1911 
    Court A Peculiar Case 
    Dec 1916  County Petty Sessions, Faversham, 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 

    • Faversham County Petty Sessions.


      Before Mr. W. W. Berry (in the chair), Mr. E. Chambers, General Jeffreys, Mr. J. French, Mr. F. Neame, and Mr. W. Roper Dixon.
      ...
      A peculiar case.

      Jabez Goatham, of Dunkirk, was summoned for the non-payment of Poor Rate etc., amounting to £1 2s. 9d.
      The Collector (Mr. H. Dobbie) said the premises were condemned as unfit for habitation some two years ago.
      Defendant said he had been working for the Hon. H. A. Milles-Lade's agent, and he gave him permission to sleep in this house,
      but he did not pay any rent.
      As he was the occupier the Bench made the usual order for payment.

      It's not clear whether the accomodation Jabez was living in in 1916 was the loft he was in in 1911. The description of the former as in Boughton (under Blean) and the latter as Dunkirk would at first suggest not, but an examination of the parish boundaries shows that part of the present village of Boughton under Blean is actually across the boundary in Dunkirk parish.
    Died Cause: Heart failure due to cardiac degeneration & severe weather 
    23 Mar 1926  Wood Lodge, North Preston, 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 75 and "of Preston" in burial register.
      GRO ref: Goatham, Jabez q1 1926 aged 75 Faversham RD 2a 1287

      His body was found at Wood Lodge, where he resided, on 24 March; I don't know how accurately it would have been possible to give a date of death but his death certificate records it as 23rd.
    Coroner’s Inquest Certificate supplied by E Cecil Harris, Coroner for Kent 
    26 Mar 1926 
    • (from his death certificate)
    Occupation Dealer 
    • in burial register
    Buried 27 Mar 1926  The Cemetery, Love Lane, Faversham, 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 
    • ref in burial register: A-593
    Person ID I172  All | England: Kent Group (in Go(a)tham One-Name Study), England: Kent Group - subjects of Go(a)tham One-Name Study, All in the Goatham / Gotham One-Name Study , All subjects of the Goatham / Gotham One-Name Study, The descendants (and other halves) of Charles Goatham and Sybilla née Hunt, The descendants (and other halves) of George Goatham and Ann née Winch, The descendants (and other halves) of John Prior and Amy née Reynolds, The descendants (and other halves) of Richard Whitehead and Mary née Grigsby
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2020 

    Father Charles GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1805, 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. 24 Dec 1888, 2, Abbey Street, Faversham, 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 ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sybilla HUNT,   b. Abt 1817, Wormshill, 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. Between 29 Aug 1887 and 4 Sep 1887, Hernhill Marshes, Hernhill, 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 ~ 70 years) 
    Married 31 May 1835  St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, 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 
    • Although both Charles and Sybella were shown as "otp" when they married in Chatham, I suspect that this was an address of convenience to enable them to be married here - see my notes about Medway marriages.

      The witness James Goodhew may well have been the James Goodhew who would marry Charles' sister Maria two years later.

      I have not found baptisms for most fo Charles and Sybilla's children; they do not seem to have been baptised at the Parish Church in Faversham. Maybe there is a clue in that in 1875 a Mr Goatham lent his van for conveying children to a Congreational Church picnic; had they started attending or at least having the children baptised at the Congreational Church? - to be investigated.
    The marriage of Charles Goatham to Sybilla Hunt
    The marriage of Charles Goatham to Sybilla Hunt
    Parish Register entry for the marriage of my gt gt grandparents (my only 2xgt grandparents to marry before the registration of BMDs began). This is from the registers for the now redundant Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chatham, Kent.
    Occupation Hop picking 
    to 1887 
    • From the records of the events surrounding Sybilla's death it is clear that she went hop-picking. She had probably done this many years, perhaps almost all of her life. She may well have even been taken along as a baby to the hop fields by her own mother.
      During her married life Charles probably did not accompany her, due to his regular work, but even though living most of it in a town she was still close enough to hop fields to go hop picking from home. The children probably all went too, and assisted in hop picking once they were old enough.
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F100    |  Family Chart

    Family Ellen Maria LYONS,   b. Dec Q 1853, Challock, 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 1909, East Ashford 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 ~ 56 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 9 Nov 1873 to 23 Nov 1873  St. Cosmas and St. Damian’s Church, Challock, 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 
    Married 30 Nov 1873  St. Cosmas and St. Damian’s Church, Challock, 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, Jabez to Lyon, Ellen q4 1873 E Ashford RD 2A 1199
      From the PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 18 Feb 2017)Also from KFHS transcript, CD 27 - details transcribed from Challock PRs:
      1873 Nov 30 By: Banns
      GOATHAM Jabez (23) Coach painter (Ba) of Challock (S of) Charles
      LYON Ellen (20) (Sp) of Challock (D of) Richard
      Witnessed by: Stephen Vincer, Mary Elizabeth Goatham

      The marriage was noted in The South Eastern Gazette of 9th December:
      "On the 30th Nov., at the parish church, Challock, by the Rev. Julian Pratt, Jabez Goatham, of Faversham, to Ellen, youngest daughter of Richard Lyon, Engdale-road, Challeck." [3]
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F108    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 14 Jul 1851 - Faversham, 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 MapsCensus - 7 Apr 1861 - Church Lane, Faversham, 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 MapsCensus - 2 Apr 1871 - 15, Partridge Lane, Faversham, 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 MapsBanns of marriage - From 9 Nov 1873 to 23 Nov 1873 - St. Cosmas and St. Damian’s Church, Challock, 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 - 30 Nov 1873 - St. Cosmas and St. Damian’s Church, Challock, 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 MapsChild born - Jabez James GOATHAM - Jun Q 1874 - Faversham 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 MapsChild born - Emily Grace GOATHAM - 6 Oct 1875 - Faversham, 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 MapsResidence - 1881 - Oare, 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 MapsChild born - John William GOATHAM - 9 Sep 1881 - Challock, 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 MapsBuried - 27 Mar 1926 - The Cemetery, Love Lane, Faversham, 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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  • Sources 
    1. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "County News - Faversham - County Court," 25 Jun 1889, online archives (accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 6, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.

    2. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "County News - Faversham - County Court," 29 Jun 1889, online archives (accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 4, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.
      (Item exactly the same as appeared on the 25 June.)

    3. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "Marriages," 9 Dec 1873, online archives (http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpressonline/getDocument/KMSG_1873_12_09_008?fileType=PDF&#search=%22goatham%22   : accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 8, col. 5. (Reliability: 4), 2 Apr 2013.