John GOTHAM

Male 1818 - 1901  (82 years)    Has 17 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born 30 Oct 1818  Deptford, 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 
    • From Merchant Navy Seaman info. (more details to be added here)
    Baptised 27 Dec 1818  St. Paul’s Church, Deptford, 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 
    Gender Male 
    Emigration 5 Apr 1880  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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 
    Arrival 
    • John Goatham, aged 61, English, arrived in Australia on board the Chimborazo in 1880.
      The arrival port is shown as 'Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney, Australia', I think meaning the ship called at all three. As John subsequently lived in Melbourne I am guessing that that is where he disembarked.
    Residence 1888  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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 Bef 10 Jun 1899  Brighton, Victoria, Australia 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 the admission book for Kew Hospital
    Mental health From 10 Jun 1899 to 13 Aug 1901  Unit 7, Kew Hospital, Kew, Victoria, Australia 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 
    • Admission / discharge book entry shows that John's form of mental disorder was 'senile mania', with the supposed cause of 'Religion'; his bodily health was described as 'frail health' (the majority were described as 'fair health' upon admission). The field for 'duration of existing attack' was (unusually) left blank, and he was shown to have died in the hospital rather than being discharged. Under 'observations' was written 'Ch[urch] of England' and 'England'. I suspect the latter is the birthplace.
    Occupation Mariner 
    • Have more info.
    Died 13 Aug 1901  Kew, Victoria, Australia 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 
    • Year from the Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 (entries on Ancestry)
      The age as well as the scarcity of the surname in Australia point to the death being of this John.
      Data: Jno Gotham, died Kew, Victoria, aged 82, registered 1901, Victoria, registration no.: 16210.

      Actual date from the admission / discharge book for Kew Hospital.
    Notes 
    • Probably the John who emigrated to Australia in 1880.
      A note in his sister Eliza's workhouse admission in 1888 seems to confirm this - it shows she had a brother John in Melbourne.
    Person ID I345  Gothams
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2017 

    Father William GOTHAM,   c. 9 Nov 1775, 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,   d. 1830  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Mother Mary DANIEL,   b. Est 1777,   d. Aft 1830  (Age ~ 54 years) 
    Married 29 Jan 1799  St. Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, 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)
      But was it the marriage of this William to a Mary?
      I am fairly sure it was; the date is appropriate and there is no sign of a William Gotham in Plymouth before this date or this couple afterwards.
      Unfortunately the PR entry for the marriage does not give William's occupation, but the banns book might.
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F1276    |  Family Chart

    Family Selina GOWLLAND,   b. Abt 1808,   d. 1900, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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 ~ 92 years) 
    Married 6 Nov 1848  St. Mary’s Church, Paddington, Middlesex, 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 from LMA on Ancestry, 18 May 2011)
      Shows both of full age, both signed, bach and spinster, John Goatham as son of William, cooper; witnesses James Gill and Frances James(?).
      GRO ref: Goatham, John to GOWLLAND, Selina q4 1848 Kensington RD 3 328
    Last Modified 19 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F6627    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 Oct 1818 - Deptford, 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 MapsBaptised - 27 Dec 1818 - St. Paul’s Church, Deptford, 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 MapsEmigration - Arrival - 5 Apr 1880 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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 - 1888 - Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 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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