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Edwin (“Edward”) GOATHAM

Edwin (“Edward”) GOATHAM

Male 1842 - 1879  (~ 37 years)    Has 43 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Edwin (“Edward”) GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Dec Q 1842  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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Edwin q4 1842 Milton RD v 377; GRO online index (viewed 9 Nov 2016) shows mother's maiden name as Barrow.
    Baptised 30 Oct 1842  St. John the Baptist Church, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 18 Jun 2019)
      Abode Bredgar, father William shown as a labourer.
    Gender Male 
    Education Scholar 
    1851 
    Residence 1861  Poziers Farm, Borden, 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 
    • Recorded as Edward, but age (19) and birthplace (Bredgar) point to this being Edwin (there were no Edward Goathams born close to 1841/2, and although there was another Edwin, born 1839 but he was born Faversham not Bredgar; although I have yet to find him in 1861 both age and birthplace would have to be wrong for the Edward at Poziers Farm to be the Edwin from Faversham)
    Occupation General Servant 
    1861  Poziers Farm, Borden, 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 
    • Edwin was shown as a servant, but on a farm farm labourers could be considered as servants, so he was most likely working on the farm, not domestic work in the house. The farm consisted of 197 acres, and farmers Richard Foord, aged 70, and his son of the same name, aged 43, employed 9 men and 1 boy.
    Residence 1871  10, Goodnestone Road, Sittingbourne, 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 
    • A lodger, probably with the family listed after him in the census, unless there were two families living at the same address and the other absent on census night. (No one for this address on the previous page) The family listed after him were headed by Frederick Beds, a brickfield labourer.
    Occupation Bricklayer's labourer 
    1871  Sittingbourne, 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 Marine Store Dealer 
    Bef 1879 
    • On his death certificate
    Lunacy Admission 
    19 Apr 1879  Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, 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 
    • The admissions register shows:

      No. in order of Admission: 46667; Name: Goatham Edward; a male pauper patient; Date of Admission. 1879 19 Apr; Asylum: Chartham; Date of Discharge or Death: 2 Sep 79; Died.
    Died Cause: Epilepsy and Disease of the Heart 
    2 Sep 1879  Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, 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: Goutham [sic], Edward q3 1879 aged 30 Bridge RD 2a 360
      Details (date, place, cause of death) from death cert.
      ** Is this the right death? **
      I believe it is.
      Since the surname Goutham doesn't seem to exist other than the occasional mis-spelling (or mis-transcription) of Goatham, I am pretty confident that he was a Goatham and this is confirmed by the lunatic asylum admission entry, which shows that he died in the asylum on 2 Sep 1979, and records the surname as Goatham.

      Despite the name and age discrepancy, I do think that it probably did refer to this Edwin since there seems to be no other record for him after the 1871 census, and (more significantly) no earlier evidence for an Edward or Edwin born c. 1849.
      I say 'more significantly' since Edwin could disappear from the records due to emigrating, but Edward is unlikely to appear as though from nowhere. (There is no Edward / Edwin Gotham who this could be, and no Edward Goahtam in any census other than this Edwin was recorded as Edward in the 1861 census).

      I hope to see asylum records which may give more information and hopefully confirm that Edwin and Edward are one and the same.
    Person ID I486  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 George Goatham and Ann née Winch, The descendants (and other halves) of John Prior and Amy née Reynolds
    Last Modified 10 May 2020 

    Father William GOATHAM,   b. 1810, 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. Dec Q 1871, Milton 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 61 years) 
    Mother Charlotte BARROW,   b. 1817, 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,   d. 20 Dec 1880, 7, Draysons Square, 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 63 years) 
    Banns of marriage From 18 Apr 1841 to 2 May 1841  St. John the Baptist Church, 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 
    • From banns register entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jun 2019)
      "William Goatham Bacheler and Charlotte Evans Spinster [sic] ..."
    Married 15 May 1841  St. John the Baptist Church, 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 
    • GRO ref: GOATHAM, William to EVANS, Charlotte q2 1841 Milton RD 5 441
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jun 2019)
      Charlotte was shown as a widow when she married William, with her father named as 'Robert Barrel', though 'Barrel' seems to be a mistake for 'Barrow'. Her maiden name is variously shown as Barrow or Evans on the birth certificates of her children (information from the GRO online index, viewed 5 Nov 2016).

      The censuses show Charlotte was born about 1817 in Faversham and there is a Charlotte Barrow who fits this perfectly. In addition, in the 1841 census Charlotte Barrow's mother is living in Bredgar very close to William and Charlotte (just a couple of entries apart on the census), with an Aylett family. It seems that Charlotte's sister Ann had married one John Aylett in 1834, and Ann's mother was with them. I think it probable that after Charlotte was widowed by the death of her 'Evans' husband she went to live with or at least visited her mother and sister in Bredgar, and thus got to know neighbour William Goatham.

      William was still shown as married not a widower in the 1871 census, but Charlotte was not with him and their 3 youngest. She was living in her birthplace Faversham when she died; whether she had left him and was there in 1871 I don't know.  
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F269    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Dec Q 1842 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 30 Oct 1842 - St. John the Baptist Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1871 - 10, Goodnestone Road, Sittingbourne, 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 MapsOccupation - Bricklayer's labourer - 1871 - Sittingbourne, 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 MapsLunacy - Admission - 19 Apr 1879 - Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, 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 MapsDied - Cause: Epilepsy and Disease of the Heart - 2 Sep 1879 - Kent County Lunatic Asylum, Chartham, 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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