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Walter GOATHAM

Walter GOATHAM

Male 1870 - 1921  (~ 51 years)    Has 53 ancestors and 34 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Walter GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Mar Q 1870  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, Walter q1 1870 Milton RD 2a 826; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Manser
    Baptised 3 Apr 1870  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 19 Jun 2019)
      Abode Bredgar, father Joseph shown as a sawyer.
    Gender Male 
    Education 1881 
    Scholar 
    Occupation Between 1891 and 1894  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 
    Sawyer 
    • From the census and his marriage PR entry
    Residence From 1895 to 1900  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 
    • When his eldest 3 children were baptised
    Occupation From 1895 to 1897 
    Labourer 
    • When his eldest 2 children were baptised
    Occupation 1900 
    Fruiterer 
    • When his daughter Maisie was baptised
    Occupation 1901  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 
    General labourer 
    • Shown as worker at home
    Residence 1902  Swanton Street, 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 
    • When his daughter Dorothy was baptised
    Occupation 1902 
    Fruit dealer 
    • When his daughter Dorothy was baptised
    Residence 1904 
    • When his daughter Hilda Mary was baptised. The family were quite likely still in Swanton Street where they had been two years earlier when daughter Dorothy had been baptised.
    Occupation 1904  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 
    Fruiterer 
    Residence From 1906 to 1910  Little Rushet Farm, Norton, 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 
    • Between the baptism of daughter Hilda in 1904 and son Henry  in 1906 the family appear to have moved from Bredgar to Norton.
    Occupation From 1906 to 1910  Little Rushet Farm, Norton, 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 
    Farmer 
    • Sometime between 1904 and 1906 Walter seems to have switched from being a fruit dealer to a farmer - or to have added another string to his bow. Still a farmer in 1910, by the time of the 1911 census Walter was a dealer in Sittingbourne. Possibly he had had to give up the farm after a fire on 3rd August 1910, which was reported thus in the South Eastern Gazette (9 Aug, 1910, p. 6, col. 4, in the section entitled "County News"):
      "Norton
      Farm fire.
      - On Wednesday morning a fire broke out in a barn at Little Rushet Farm, in the occupation of Mr. Goatham. The flames rapidly spread and involved all the farm buildings, and when the Faversham Fire Brigade arrived they found the farmhouse just catching alight. The house and contents were saved, but all the farm buildings were destroyed, the damage being estimated at from £600 to £700. Mr. Goatham was away from home at the time. The cause of the fire is not known."

      A longer report appeared in The Faversham Mercury and North-East Kent Journal:
      "Fire at Little Rushett.
      Soon after ten o'clock on Wednesday morning a fire broke out in a barn at Little Rushett, Norton, in the occupation of Mr. Goatham. A servant at Rushett, Captain Horward's residence, noticed the flames, and she informed the gardener, who at once proceeded to the Kennels and telephoned to the Faversham Police Station. The alarm was immediately given on the fire bells, and within a very short time the Kent fire engine, under Captain W. Murton, was on the way to the scene of the outbreak. The Norwich engine followed later. On arriving at the farm the firemen found that all the buildings were alight and that the residence had also become ignited. There was a plentiful supply of water from tanks and the houses were saved, but all the farm buildings were destroyed. One pig anda dog were burnt to death and another dog, which was chained up, had to be shot, the firemen being unable to rescue it. All the furniture was got out of the farm houses in safety. Mr. Goatham and a labourer named Wilson, who lived in the adjoining house, were away from home at the time. The cause of the outbreak was unknown, but from what was discovered in the barn it looks as if someone slept there the previous night and partook of a meal. The farm belongs to Mr. A. Faunce de Laune. The contents of the houses were insured in the Royal. The damage is estimated at between £600 and £700.
      The fierceness of the flames may be gauged from the fact that the fire engine was blistered all along the top and will require re-painting."
      (in the edition of Sat 6 Aug 1910, p. 8, col. 5, image on FMP, viewed 6 Feb 2021)
    Residence From 1911 to 1915  27, Cockleshell Walk, 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 
    • Shown as 4 rooms in the 1911 census.
      They probably lived there many more years (known dates are 1911 - census, 1915 - daughters marriage and in when son Sidney invalided out of the army.
    Occupation 1911  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 
    General dealer 
    Occupation From 1915 to 1921 
    Fruiterer 
    • According to his daughter Ediths's marriage PR entry and his father's will (probate index entry)
    Residence 1921  Deans Hill Farm, 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 
    • Described as of this address at the time of his death (in the probate index)

      With parents, 1891 living in Swanton St., Bredgar (1901);
    Died 19 Sep 1921  Deans Hill Farm, 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 
    Cause: Chronic Interstitial Nephritis/Syncope 
    • GRO ref: GOATHAM, Walter aged 51 q3 1921 Milton RD 2a 1005
      Date and place from death announcement in the East Kent Gazette, 24 Sep 1921, p1. col. 1:
      "Goatham - At Dean's Hill Farm, Bredgar, on September 19th, Walter Goatham, aged 51 years. Interment in Sittingbourne Cemetery, Saturday, September 24th, at 3 o'clock."
      Details also from death registration (GRO register entry)
    Buried 24 Sep 1921  Sittingbourne Cemetery, 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 
    • From newspaper notice of death, which showed interment was to take place at 3pm.
    Probate 7 Nov 1921  London, 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 
    Calendar entry 
    • Goatham Walter of Deans Hill Farm Bredgar Kent died 19 September 1921 Probate London 7 November to Sarah Edith Goatham widow. Effects £1966 19s. 10d.
    Execution of Estate 20 Oct 1924  Deans Hill Farm, 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 
    Sale of Farming Stock 
    • Under the heading 'Sales by Auction' the following notice appeared in the East Kent Gazette of 18 Oct., 1924:

      "Dean's Hill Farm, Bredgar

      Have of the late Mr. Walter Goatham, to
      Sell by Auction, on the premises, on Monday, 20th October, 1924, at 1.30 o'clock precisely, the
      Live and Dead
      Farming Stock
      and effects

      including : -
      2 draft horses,
      Mower, McCormick's self-binder, Kent plough,
      water barrs, timber tug, waggon, van, harness,
      light fruit cart, dung cart, brakes, harrows,
      ladders, 120 sheep gales, weighing machine,
      drills, sail cloth, etc.
        Catalogues of the Auctioneers, Sittingbourne."
    Siblings 7 brothers and 1 sister 
    Patriarch & Matriarch
    GOATHAM,   d. Yes, date unknown  (8 x Great Grandfather) 
    Mary,   d. Yes, date unknown  (Great Grandmother) 
    Person ID I493  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
    Last Modified 12 Aug 2023 

    Father Joseph GOATHAM,   b. 1840, 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. 27 Apr 1921, 36, Station Road, Rainham, 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 81 years) 
    Mother Susan Eliza (“Eliza”) MANSER,   b. Mar Q 1842, Rye, Sussex, 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. 27 Apr 1915, 167, East Street, 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  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1865  St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, 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:  q2 1865 Medway RD, Kent  2a 562
      (Joseph indexed both as GOATHAN and GOATHAM)

      The 1911 census confirms that Joseph and Susan had had 9 children, with 6 still living. Only 30 year old Augustus was by then living with them, at Little Bushell, Norton, Faversham.
    Family ID F338  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Edith HADLOW,   b. 23 Jun 1866, 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,   d. 7 Oct 1946, 9, Orchard Cottages, Church Road, Murston, 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 80 years) 
    Other Partners: Henry Lloyd LAWES  m. 19 Feb 1927 
    Married 15 Nov 1894  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, Walter to Hadlow, Sarah Edith q4 1894 Milton RD 2a 1699
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jun 2019)

      Sarah being illegitimate her mother's name was entered as her father, though no occupation was given.
      Witnesses were Alice Ann Clifford, Edward Millington and Minnie Millington, the last two being half siblings of the bride. 

      The 1911 census shows that Walter and Sarah had had 6 children, all still living then - and with them at the time of the census.
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 19 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F366  Family Group Page  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Mar Q 1870 - 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 - 3 Apr 1870 - 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 MapsOccupation - Sawyer - Between 1891 and 1894 - 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 MapsMarried - 15 Nov 1894 - 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 - From 1895 to 1900 - 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 MapsChild - Edith Irene GOATHAM - 29 Sep 1895 - 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 MapsChild - Sidney Howard GOATHAM - 28 Oct 1897 - 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 MapsChild - Maisie GOATHAM - 16 Jan 1900 - 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 MapsOccupation - General labourer - 1901 - 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 MapsResidence - 1902 - Swanton Street, 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 MapsChild - Dorothy Edna GOATHAM - 10 Jul 1902 - 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 MapsOccupation - Fruiterer - 1904 - 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 MapsChild - Hilda Mary GOATHAM - 16 Jul 1904 - 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 MapsChild - Corporal Henry Campeny (“Harry”) GOATHAM - 17 Sep 1906 - Norton, 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 - From 1911 to 1915 - 27, Cockleshell Walk, 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 - General dealer - 1911 - 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 MapsProbate - Calendar entry - 7 Nov 1921 - London, 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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