William George GOTHAM

Male Abt 1818 - 1901  (~ 83 years)    Has 19 ancestors and 176 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William George GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Abt 1818  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 
    • Place from 1891 census

      1851 census (when with parents) suggests William was born about 1818; age at death, given as 80 and 1891 shows age as 70, suggesting 1820.
    Gender Male 
    Residence From 1841 to 1851  Combe Lane, 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 
    Occupation 1841 
    Shipwright 
    Occupation 1851 
    Carter 
    Occupation From 1853 to 1862 
    Gardener 
    • from his son Henry and daughter Jessie's baptism entries
    Occupation From 1881 to 1889 
    labourer 
    • Shown on his son Frederick's marr cert in 1881 and son Albert's marr cert 1889
    Occupation 1893 
    gardener 
    • shown on his son William's marr cert
    Died Mar Q 1901  Plymouth 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 
    • GRO ref: Gotham, William George, q1 1901 aged 80 Plymouth RD 5b 198
    Notes 
    • Name originally from his son Albert's marr cert, now found Wm & Eliza and family in the 1861-1891 censuses.
      Where was Wm before 1861? In 1841 and 1851 there was a George, son of Thomas and Charlotte (a shipwright in 1841 but a carter in 1851). It appears that this was William using his middle name.
      Not only is there no sign of George in censuses after 1851 or of William George in 1841 or 1851, but mostly baptisms can be found quite easily for this period but here neither can be found. One missing happens, 2 would be an unusual co-incidence.
      But the strongest evidence for this is that his 2 eldest sons were with Thomas, father of 'George' and Eliza, sister of 'George'.
    Person ID I40  Gothams
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 

    Father Thomas GOTHAM,   b. Abt 1787, 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,   d. Mar Q 1864, 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 ~ 77 years) 
    Mother Charlotte PROWSE,   b. Abt 1782, 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,   d. Dec Q 1856, 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 ~ 74 years) 
    Banns of marriage 17 Dec 1809 to 31 Dec 1809  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 PR entry (image on FMP)
      Shows banns were for the marriage between Thomas Gotham and Charlotte Prows - no other information.
    Married 14 Jan 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP)
      "Thomas Gotham of th Mariner
      and Charlotte Prowss both of this
      spinster, both of ^ this Parish were
      Married in this Church by Banns
      this fourteenth Day of January in the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred
      and and Ten by me Edward Durell, Offg. Minister
      This Marriage was The mark ~ of Thomas Gotham
      solemnized between Us Charlotte prowss
      In the Thomas Prowse
      Presence of Mary Nichols B Bulley"
      (B Bulley was probably the Parish Clerk as he witnessed many marriages in West Teignmouth around this time)
    Children 2 children 
    Family ID F30    |  Family Chart

    Family Eliza WILLIAMS,   b. Abt 1831,   d. Dec Q 1910, Plymouth 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 ~ 79 years) 
    Married 16 Feb 1858  St. Nicholas’ Church, Shaldon and Ringmore, 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 Nov 2014)

      "William George Gotham, of full age, Bachelor, Gardener, residence at time of marriage St Nicholas [Shaldon], father: Thomas Gotham, Fisherman
      [married]
      Eliza Williams, of full age, Spinster, Servant, residence at time of marriage St Nicholas [Shaldon], father: Henry Williams, Miller"
      GRO ref: Gotham, William George, to Williams, Eliza q1 1858 Newton Abbott RD 5b 216

      Surnames used as 2nd (or occasionally 1st) Christian names were by no means always the mother's maiden name, but the majority were probably the maiden name of the mother of paternal grandmother.
      I don't know where Pearn came from that William and Eliza gave to a son. Their PR marriage entry (i.e. certificate data) shows that Eliza was a spinster when she married, and William's parents marriage entry also shows Charlotte was a spinster (a Prowse) when they married. Eliza William's mother was Grace PROUT, probably a Prout by birth as a sister of Eliza's was named Grace Prout WILLIAMS.
      Although such names were nearly always family names in the broadest sense, they could be from in-laws etc. e.g. a sister's husband (possibly used when he was a Godfather) or a step-father.
      I wonder if it's possible that William married Eliza accepting that she was pregnant by another man - their first son, the only one given a surname as a Christian name, was born somewhere between 6 weeks and 4½ months after the marriage.
      There is probably some significance in the name Pearn being given with the Christian names 'Henry John'. A Henry John Pearn was baptised in Dawlish, not far from Teignmouth, in 1840. Maybe he was Godfather to Henry John Pearn GOTHAM. His parents were John and Joanna, they appear to be the couple who married in Exeter in 1836, Joanna being a Cox at the time of marriage; the PR entry does not show whether she was a spinster at the time.
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 28 May 2018 
    Family ID F22    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1818 - 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 MapsResidence - From 1841 to 1851 - Combe Lane, 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 - Henry John Pearn ("John") GOTHAM - Jun Q 1858 - Shaldon, 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 - 16 Feb 1858 - St. Nicholas’ Church, Shaldon and Ringmore, 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 - Frederick James GOTHAM - Jun Q 1860 - Shaldon, 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 - Jessie Louise GOTHAM - 6 Dec 1861 - Shaldon, 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 - Albert Thomas GOTHAM - 18 Jun 1864 - Plympton 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - William George GOTHAM - Dec Q 1866 - Plympton 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary Grace GOTHAM - Dec Q 1867 - Compton, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - William George GOTHAM - 23 Jan 1870 - Plympton 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Mar Q 1901 - Plymouth 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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