William Gotham POTTER, [G-D(AD)]

Male 1826 - 1829  (~ 3 years)    Has 21 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name William Gotham POTTER 
    Suffix [ONS gp] [G-D(AD)] 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Baptised 13 Aug 1826  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  [1
    Gender Male 
    Middle name His mother's maiden name 
    • The oldest of his parents' children, he was given his father's Christian name and his mother's maiden name. However, William GOTHAM was also the name of his maternal grandfather, so it may be that he was being named after him.
    Died Cause: Small Pox 
    Buried 30 Oct 1829  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, viewed 12 Nov 2014)
      Shown as aged 9 months, died of small pox.

      Clearly died in a small pox epidemic; the eight burials on the same page in the burial register all show 'small pox' in the margin as the cause of death, and the burials were of children aged 5 months to 5 years, buried between 23 Oct and 19 Nov.
      Three on the previous page, 18 and 19 Oct, aged 8 months to 7 years.
      Next page, 19 to 29 Nov: all but one small pox, of which 6 aged 2 months to 2 years, one aged 28.
      Next page, 29 Nov to 6 Dec: all but one small pox, aged 8 months to 9 years.
      Next page, margin not clear but I think 1st 3 only small pox, 11 to 18 Dec: aged 2, 6 and 22 years.
      Next page, just one small pox, 6 Feb: aged 4 months.
      Next page, just one small pox, 29 Mar: aged 18 months.
      Next page, just one small pox, 14 April: aged 5 years.
      No more recorded during the year.
    Person ID I648  Gothams
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2018 

    Father William POTTER,   b. Abt 1800, Moretonhampstead, 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 1880, 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 ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Ann GOTHAM,   b. 6 Dec 1801, 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. Jun Q 1881, 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 79 years) 
    Married 23 Feb 1824  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 
    • DFHS transcript (on FMP)

      At present I am guessing James is a child of this marriage based on his middle name and date and place of birth.
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F14    |  Family Chart

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    1. [S14] Devon Parish Registers - West Teignmouth, St. James (West Teignmouth, Devon, England), (brightsolid online publishing limited. FindMyPast. findmypast.co.uk : 2014.), Baptism of William Gotham POTTER; accessed 6 Sep 2014 (Reliability: 3).

      "Augt. 13 No. 1195. William Gotham son of William & Anne Potter, abode: West Teignh., father's occupation: Laborer, ceremony performed by W Charles(?)" (under heading 'Baptisms ... West Teignmouth ... 1826')
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