Stanley John GOTHAM

Male 1888 - 1977  (~ 89 years)    Has 31 ancestors and 4 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Stanley John GOTHAM 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Born Sep Q 1888  Plymouth 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 
    • GRO ref: GOTHAM, Stanley John q3 1888 Plymouth RD 5b 273; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Smith
    Baptised 7 Aug 1888  St. Andrew’s Church, Plymouth, 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 
    • Seen PR entry (image on FMP)
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1911  Princes Street, Lurgan, Co. Armagh, Ireland 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 
    • Stanley was living with his wife, who he had married a few months before in Ireland, and his wife's sister Louisea and her husband and baby.
    Occupation 1911 
    Retort setter 
    • A retort is a structure which contains the coal and other materials, and in which the gas is generated, in the manufacture of gas. A retort setter was a specialised bricklayer who manufactured and repaired the brick linings of such retorts and furnaces.
      The bricks used contained a high percentage of pure silica and are known to have presented a silicosis hazard - I don't know if Stanley or his father or brother were affected by this.
    Died 6 Apr 1977  Repatriation General Hospital, Concord, New South Wales, Australia 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 
    • On the 1911 census return his mother shows that only one of her 4 children had died so it would seem that Stanley was still living.

      I think he must be the Stanley John who lived in Austrlia. The age is right, he gave the name Henry John to a son, and the names recorded as those of his parents when his death was registered sort of fit - they were both middle names rather than their first Christian names (possibly the names by which they were known).
      A death notice in the Sydney Morning Herald of 7 Apr 1977 shows that an 88 year old Stanley John GOTHAM, late of Concord, died on 6 Apr 1977 at R.G.H. Concord. (from the Ryerson Index to death notices and obituaries in Australian newspapers.)

      NSW website shows registration info: reg. no. 7803/1977, name: GOTHAM,  Stanley John, father: John, mother: Johanna
    Person ID I82  Gothams
    Last Modified 14 Dec 2018 

    Father Henry John Pearn ("John") GOTHAM,   b. Jun Q 1858, Shaldon, 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. 10 Feb 1934, Plymouth 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 ~ 76 years) 
    Mother Mary Johanna SMITH,   b. 2 Oct 1859, Plymouth, 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 1923, Plymouth 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 63 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1881  Sherwell Congregational Church, Plymouth, 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 
    • GRO ref: Gotham, Henry John P TO Smith, Mary Johanna, q3 1881, Plymouth RD 5b 486
      "No. 96, Male: Henry John Pearn Gotham, Female: Mary Johanna Smith, Date: July 31 1881, Minister: Fredc. Pascoe"
      Details from church register entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Mar 2018)
      At this time for this marriage in a non-conformist church a registrar would have been present, and the officially registered copy would have been made by him. Unlike for Church of England Churches, the church register does not contain this and hence does not have the same details.

      The 1911 census shows that Henry and Mary (or perhaps I should say John and Joanna) had had 4 children or whom one had died. Since I have identified all of these it implies none of those who died in infancy of uncertain parents was theirs.
    Children 4 children 
    Family ID F8    |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Elizabeth REID,   b. Abt 1886, Belfast, Ireland 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. 23 May 1982, New South Wales, Australia 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 ~ 96 years) 
    Married Dec Q 1910  Belfast Reg Dist, Ireland 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 
    • As well as there being / having been very few Goathams in Australia, and Mary Elizabeth was like Stanley, of Concord and a similar age, when Stanley's son's death was registered his mother's name was given as Mary Elizabeth.
      Have looked through all marriages of a Stanley to a Mary registered in NSW (online search of index), 1900 to 1915 - no surname for a Stanley that was anything like Gotham.

      Because only know of births up to 100 years ago (looked to end of 1914), Stanley and Mary may have had several more children after this date.
      A probable close relation was Phyllis Johanna GOTHAM, born about 1921. I guess she was probably a daughter of daughter in law.
      A death notice for her appeared in the Daily Telegraph (Sydney) of 8 Oct 2009; it shows she was to be cremated on 12 Oct 2009, having died aged 88 at Ashbury Nursing Home.
    Children 2 children 
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F6653    |  Family Chart

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