Nicholas John Gotham TARR, [G-D(TM)]

Male 1823 - 1884  (60 years)    Has 16 ancestors and 20 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Nicholas John Gotham TARR 
    Suffix [ONS gp] [G-D(TM)] 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born 20 Nov 1823  Fore Street, 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 baptism register
    Baptised 28 Dec 1823  Zion Chapel, 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 
    • Img on FMP
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1841  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 
    • With his parents and siblings at the time of the census, no occupation shown.
    Residence 1851  6, Church Street, Greenwich, 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 
    • Nicholas and Charlotte were together in 1851, with their young son and baby daughter Mary. Presumably due to Mary being aged just 2 months a nurse was also present, as well as a 16 year old general servant.
    Occupation 1851 
    Draper 
    Crime 2 Feb 1860  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 
    Charged for deserting wife and 5 children 
    • The City of Exeter Police Charge Book Index for June 1859 - December 1862 shows that Nicholas was charged with an offence:
      'Page No 48, Name: Tarr, Nich John Gotham, Where born: Exeter, Trade: draper ass'nt'
      (entry on GENUKI)

      The charge book itself shows that he was arrested at 9pm on 2nd February on a warrant signed by H Hooper Esqr. for deserting his wife and five children. He was charged by Daniel Filden, the Releiving Officer, who took him into custody, where he was charge by G Guppy, the Inspector.
      He had on him £1-3-0 which was given to his wife.
      The Magistrate before whom the charge was brought was Mr Hooper, and Nicholas was committed for three months hard labour.
      (from Charges Book in the Exeter City Archives collection in the DHC)
    Middle name Gotham: his mother's maiden name 
    • In naming him his father's Christian name was combined with his mother's maiden surname.
    Residence 1871  29, Peter Street, Bath, Somerset, 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 
    • One of a number of households at this address. In Nicholas' household was Charlotte, who he was to marry later in the year but already shown as his wife, and 4 'Tarr' children who I suspect were theirs together.
    Occupation 1871 
    Unemployed shopman 
    Residence 1881  2, Brookleaze Buildings, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, 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 
    • With his second wife Charlotte and their 3 youngest children
    Died Jun Q 1884  Bath Reg Dist, Somerset, 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: TARR, Nicholas aged 60 Bath 5c 444
      No middle names or initials, but the age is right and the place agrees with where Nicholas was living at the time of the 1881 census
    Notes 
    • (Research):It is clear there is a different Nicholas Tarr of a similar age, a seaman born Devonport
    Person ID I418  Gothams | Devon: Teignmouth family of mariners
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2018 

    Father Nicholas Stambury TARR,   b. Abt 1791, Ilsington, 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. 24 Sep 1859, Ashburton, 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 ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Mary Wilking GOTHAM,   b. Abt 1794, 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 1876, Cheltenham Reg Dist, Gloucestershire, 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) 
    Married 21 Jan 1822  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 DFHS index; no marrs in the parish on FMP after 1812, though banns from Nov 1823 on.
      Details from BT entry (image on FamilySearch, viewed 9 Oct 2016)
      "Nicholas Stambury Tarr of this Parish
      Tailor
      and Mary Wilking Gotham of this Parish
      Spinster
      were married in this Church by Banns with Consent of
      this twenty first Day of
      January in the Year one Thousand eight Hundred and twenty two
      By me J. Salter Curate
      This Marriage was solemnized between us Nicholas Stambury Tarr, Mary Wilking Gotham
      In the Presence of Elizabeth Gotham, Nathaniel Gotham, G Daimond
      No. 116"
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F98    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte JORDAN,   b. Abt 1816, Norwich, Norfolk, 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. 18 May 1908, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada 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 Mar Q 1848  St. Luke Reg Dist, 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 
    • GRO ref: TARR, Nicholas John to JORDAN, Charlotte q1 1848 St Luke RD 2 232
    Children 5 children 
    Last Modified 17 Jun 2015 
    Family ID F6949    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Charlotte BURGESS,   b. Abt 1834, Witheridge, 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. Sep Q 1905, Bath Reg Dist, Somerset, 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 ~ 71 years) 
    Married Dec Q 1871  Bath Reg Dist, Somerset, 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 
    Type: Illegal marriage: bigamy 
    • GRO ref: Tarr, Nicholas John G to BURGESS, Charlotte q4 1871 Bath RD 5c 1198 (from FreeBMD)
      Probably a Register Office marriage (p. 1173 was for a marriage on 25 Dec at Walcot St Swithin, p. 1206 was for a Register Office or Non-conformist (Registrar present) marriage (page info. from the Guild of One-Name Studies Marriage Index).
      I am assuming the children shown with Nicholas and Charlotte in the 1871 and 1881 censuses are theirs. Although all born before they married, the births were all registered as 'Tarrs'. Nicholas had deserted his family about 1860, and was not with them in 1861 or 1871, so I doubt they were children of that marriage. Given the first of the four was given the name Burgess as a Christian name, the surname of Charlotte who Nicholas married in 1871, points strongly to them being their children together.
      If Nicholas had had the children with another Burgess e.g. a sister of Charlotte, would expect to find Charlotte as sister-in-law or housekeeper in 1871, not wife (when not actually married). Being shown as wife suggests they may have been living as man and wife for sometime.

      I have not found the death / burial of Nicholas' first wife, so I do not know if Nicholas was really free to marry again in the latter part of 1871. His first wife Charlotte clearly was alive at the time of the census.
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 28 Aug 2018 
    Family ID F167    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Nov 1823 - Fore Street, 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 - 1841 - 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 - Mary Eleanor TARR - Mar Q 1851 - Greenwich, 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 - Emma Maria TARR - Jun Q 1859 - 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 MapsCrime - Charged for deserting wife and 5 children - 2 Feb 1860 - 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 MapsChild - Albert Harry Burgess TARR - Sep Q 1862 - Bath, Somerset, 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 - Charlotte TARR - 23 Mar 1864 - Bath, Somerset, 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 Arthur TARR - 14 Aug 1866 - Bath, Somerset, 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 - Bessie Grace Eliza TARR - 23 Feb 1869 - Bath, Somerset, 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 - Type: Illegal marriage: bigamy - Dec Q 1871 - Bath Reg Dist, Somerset, 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 - 2, Brookleaze Buildings, Walcot, Bath, Somerset, 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 - Jun Q 1884 - Bath Reg Dist, Somerset, 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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