Joseph Goatham POTTER

Male Abt 1836 - 1897  (~ 61 years)    Has 21 ancestors and 26 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Joseph Goatham POTTER 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Abt 1836  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 the 1841 census where shown as aged 4
    Baptised 14 Aug 1836  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)
    Gender Male 
    Middle name Gotham: his mother's maiden name 
    • The baptism entries for Joseph's three older brothers shows them all with the middle name Gotham, their mother's maiden name; the baptism and birth registration entries for his two younger brothers suggests they were not given the name as a middle name. The same seems to be true for Joseph - his entry in the baptism register shows his middle name as John, but maybe this was a mistake.
      Alternatively, as four of his siblings had the middle name Gotham, perhaps his parents forgot they had given him John, and led him to believe his middle name was Gotham.
      He married as Joseph Gotham POTTER, and this was the name with which his death was registered.
      (The above assumes I am correct in deciding that Joseph John POTTER and Joseph Gotham POTTER were one and the same person - see his birth notes for why I think they were. If I am wrong they must have been brothers, so the one with the middle name Gotham was still being given his mother's maiden name).
    Also known as Joseph John POTTER 
    Occupation 1882  Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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 
    Labourer 
    • At the time of his marriage
    Died 23 Jul 1897  New Zealand 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 NZ death registration index.
      This records the death as of a Joseph Goatham POTTER, aged 55, i.e. the wrong middle name and 6 years too young. Joseph may have lied about his age due to marrying a younger wife, and the different middle name may be an error in the baptism register
    Buried 25 Jul 1897  Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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 
    • Buried in Block 92. Plot 22, his baby grandson subsequently being buried with him. The cemetery details show 'Marion Potter' as giving consent, presumably this was Mary Ann Potter, his grandmother.

      (information from cemetery details on Dunedin City Council website)
    Person ID I774  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

    Family Mary Ann BRIGHTING,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 9 Jan 1882  Cumberland Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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 
    • Marriage took place in the house of William Harris (from printout from register).

      Am I right to think that Joseph, shown at baptism as Joseph John POTTER was the Joseph Goatham POTTER who married in New Zealand in 1882?
      The parents are right but the age is wrong. The age given at death registration suggests he was born about 1842.
      I think Joseph was lying about his age, to make the difference between him and his wife not so great.

      It is possible that Joseph John, son of William and Ann, died and that they  had another they named Joseph Gotham POTTER. However, for this to be the case 3 things seem to be missing: the burial of the first Joseph, the baptism of the 2nd and the birth registration of the 2nd. It seems unlikely all three would be missing / mistranscribed.
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F6791    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1836 - 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 MapsBaptised - 14 Aug 1836 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Labourer - 1882 - Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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 Gotham POTTER, [G-D(AD)] - 1882 - New Zealand 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 - 9 Jan 1882 - Cumberland Street, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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 - Joseph Gotham POTTER, [G-D(AD)] - 1884 - New Zealand 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 - Frances Goatham POTTER, [G-D(AD)] - 1886 - New Zealand 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 Annie Goatham POTTER, [G-D(AD)] - 1890 - New Zealand 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 - James GOTHAM-POTTER - 1893 - New Zealand 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 - Ida Goatham POTTER, [G-D(AD)] - 1896 - New Zealand 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 - 23 Jul 1897 - New Zealand 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 MapsBuried - 25 Jul 1897 - Northern Cemetery, Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand 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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