William GOTHAM

Male 1776 - 1827  (~ 44 years)    Has 17 ancestors and 48 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Baptised 9 Jun 1776  All Saints’ Church, Combeinteignhead, 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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Mariner 
    • Recorded as such when his daughter Elizabeth married - but sometimes records like this do not mean that the father was still living and/or working.
    Occupation 1818 
    Fisherman 
    Occupation 1821 
    Sloop owner 
    • A shipping register for the port of Exeter records that the 'Dove', a square-sterned sloop, built at Teignmouth in 1821, was owned by Thomas Boyd, William Gotham, Thomas Gotham.
      I believe the last 2 must be this William and his brother Thomas.
    Died Between 1821 and 1827 
    • His last child was baptised 1818, so he is unlikely to have died earlier than 1817. Probably after 1821, as I think he was the William who with a Thomas Boyd and Thomas Gotham was recorded as the owner of a sloop.
      Not mentioned in the will of his aunt Elizabeth Gotham, written 1827, though 4 of his siblings were, which suggests he might have died by then (the other 4 of his siblings not left a bequest were 2 known to have died by then, and 2 of whom I know nothing beyond their baptism).
      Hence I think he most likely (but not certainly) died between 1821 and 1827.

      I did think I might have found him with Fanny recorded in the 1841 census - but recorded as Gatton. However, I don't believe it was them. Both are shown with a rounded down age of 60 - right, they were in Plymouth - possible, although Fanny was buried in Teignmouth, and shown then as living in Teignmouth. If they had moved to Plymouth it is possible she would have returned. William was shown as a labourer - possible. However, there are deaths for a William Geaton and a Fanny Geaton, both in Plymouth RD in 1848 (William aged 71, Fanny aged 75).
      Geaton is a surname found in the Plymouth area so this is probably a completely different couple (to be investigated). There is a human tendency to try to create order; given that Geaton was a name found in the area and Gotham (at that time) was not, it could have been mis-interpreted. But so often? - in 1841, and when both died? - I think this very unlikely.
    Person ID I24  Gothams
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2018 

    Father William GOTHAM,   c. 22 Nov 1751, St. Mary the Virgin Church, Wolborough, 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. 14 Feb 1834, 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 ~ 82 years) 
    Mother Johanna BENNETT,   b. Abt 1747,   bur. 6 Nov 1814, 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 ~ 67 years) 
    Banns of marriage 5 Dec 1773 to 19 Dec 1773  All Saints’ Church, Combeinteignhead, 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  [2
    Married 31 Dec 1773  All Saints’ Church, Combeinteignhead, 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  [3
    • From PR entry
      It is clear that it was this William who married Johanna Bennett, as he was still living when his sister Elizabeth wrote her will in 1827, and she named him and also named several of his children.
    Children 9 children 
    Family ID F37    |  Family Chart

    Family Fanny PERRING,   b. Abt 1771,   d. Jun Q 1855, Newton Abbot Reg Dist, 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 ~ 84 years) 
    Marriage License 4 Dec 1801  Exeter, 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 
    Allegation 
    • Entry in the Devon Archive Catalogue, marriage bonds and allegations, for the marriage of William Gotham of West Teignmouth, mariner and Fanny Perring of East Teignmouth, spinster
      (ref. no. DEX/7/b/1/1801/492; cat. viewed 8 Sep 2016; bond / allegation seen 18 Oct 2017)
    Married 5 Dec 1801  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 14 Nov 2014)
      "William Gotham of the Parish of W Teignmouth
      and Fanny Perring of this
      Parish were
      Married in this Chapel by Licence
      this fifth Day of December in the Year One Thousand eight Hundred
      and one by me W Short [Curate]
      This Marriage was         The mark V of William Gotham
      solemnized between Us The mark ++ of Fanny Perring
      In the           Mary Finch
      Presence of William Gotham Benjamin Bulley"
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 3 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F6    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 9 Jun 1776 - All Saints’ Church, Combeinteignhead, 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 MapsMarriage License - Allegation - 4 Dec 1801 - Exeter, 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 - 5 Dec 1801 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Ann GOTHAM - 6 Dec 1801 - 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 - Susanna GOTHAM - 6 May 1810 - 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 - Richard Perring GOTHAM - 8 Nov 1812 - 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 - Elizabeth GOTHAM - 1 Oct 1818 - 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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    1. [S13] Devon Parish Registers - Combeinteignhead, All Saints (Combeinteignhead, Devon, England), (brightsolid online publishing limited. FindMyPast. findmypast.co.uk : 2014.), Baptism of William GOTHAM; accessed 6 Sep 2014 (Reliability: 3).

      "June: 9th: William Son of William & Joanna Gotham" (under heading 'Baptisms Anno Dom: 1776')
      Archive reference: 3419A/PR/1/2
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    2. [S13] Devon Parish Registers - Combeinteignhead, All Saints (Combeinteignhead, Devon, England), (brightsolid online publishing limited. FindMyPast. findmypast.co.uk : 2014.), Banns of marriage of William GOTHAM and Joanna BENNETT; accessed 6 Sep 2014 (Reliability: 3).

      "No 59.
      Banns of Marriage between William Gotham of this Parish
      and Joanna Bennett of this Parish
      were published on the three Sundays underwritten:
      That is to say, On Sunday, the 5o of December 1773 by me Willm. Pyne C: Collins Rectr.
        On Sunday, the 12o of December 1773 by me Willm. Pyne C: Collins Rectr.
        On Sunday, the 19o of December 1773 by me Willm. Pyne C: Collins Rectr."
      (under heading '(The Year 1815) Page 55')
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    3. [S13] Devon Parish Registers - Combeinteignhead, All Saints (Combeinteignhead, Devon, England), (brightsolid online publishing limited. FindMyPast. findmypast.co.uk : 2014.), Marriage of William GOTHAM and Joanna BENNETT; accessed 6 Sep 2014 (Reliability: 3).

      "William Gotham of this Parish
      Joanna Bennett of this
      were
      in this Church by Banns
      Thirty First Day of December in the Year One Thousand Seven Hundred
      Seventy Three by me William Pyne Rectr.
      Marriage was solemnized between Us William Gotham, Joann Bennett
      the Presence of Richard Bennett, Stephen Crispin"
      p. 16 under heading '(The Year 1773)')
      Archive reference: 3419A/PR/1/4
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