George HEATH

Male 1824 - 1833  (~ 8 years)    Has 19 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name George HEATH 
    Relationshipwith Andrew GOTHAM
    Baptised 5 Sep 1824  St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, East 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 3 Dec 2014)
    Gender Male 
    Buried 21 Apr 1833  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 3 Dec 2014)
    Person ID I979  Gothams
    Last Modified 9 Aug 2018 

    Father William HEATH,   b. Abt 1770,   bur. 7 Feb 1840, St. Michael the Archangel’s Church, East 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  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Mary GOTHAM,   c. 19 Jun 1781, 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,   d. 12 Dec 1839, East 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  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    Married
    • Although there were banns of marriage for William and Mary in West Teignmouth in 1806, I can find no marriage for them recorded in either East or West Teignmouth.
      However, short pieces which appeared in newspapers about this Mary's nephew (Thomas) Edwin Goatham towards the end of his life and after his death mention him having an aunt, Mary Heath, a boatwoman. There were also baptisms in both East and West Teignmouth that would fit as children of this couple. In addition, and more conclusively, her aunt Elizabeth Gotham when referring to the children of her (Elizabeth's) brother William in her will includes a Mary Heath.

      Marriage usually followed soon after banns but did not in this case. Did William get cold feet? Did they fall out? Maybe someone objected to the banns - was William already married to someone else? Did he discover that Mary was pregnant by another man? Certainly Mary had a daughter, Sarah, baptised about a year after the banns were read, and baptised as a Gotham, and illegitimate. However, the register includes a date of birth: 8 Jun 1807. Assuming that is correct, Mary would not have been pregnant with Sarah when the banns were read.
      Whatever the reason, and whether or not they married at some point they do seem to have lived together as man and wife.
      Children followed from 1810, who were baptised as Heaths with both parents named in the baptism register.
      Maybe they had married but the priest forgot to enter the marriage in the register.
      Another possible missing entry is the baptism for a son Thomas. One Thomas Heath was with Mary's daughter Mary Ann and her husband at the time of the 1841 census, listed between them and Elizabeth, who fits as William and Mary Ann's daughter. Also present, though, were 3 cousins of Mary Ann, children of Mary's sister Patience; it is possible that Thomas was also a cousin, but on William's side. However, his rounded down age of 25 does mean that he would fit in neatly as a child of William and Mary, filling the unusually large gap between daughters Sophia and Elizabeth.
    Banns of marriage From 20 Jul 1806 to 3 Aug 1806  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 
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F6414    |  Family Chart

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