Rhoda GOATHAM

Female Abt 1843 - 1891  (~ 48 years)


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Gen.: 1

  1. 1.  Rhoda GOATHAM was born Abt 1843, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 22 Aug 1843, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England (daughter of William GOATHAM and Sarah RAYFIELD); died Sep Q 1891, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 8 Aug 1891, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Education: 1851; Scholar
    • Residence: 1871, 42, West Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, England
    • Residence: 1891, High Street, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England

    Notes:

    visitor to her sister Ellen in 1861 census; not found (1901)

    Birth:
    Birth appears not to have been registered.

    Baptised:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 18 Jun 2019)
    Abode Bredgar, father William shown as a labourer.

    Residence:
    with husband and oldest 4 children

    Residence:
    with husband, Edward, and 3 youngest

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jun 2019)

    Died:
    GRO ref: Snelling, Rhoda aged 47 Milton RD 2a 444
    The only death of a Rhoda Snelling to fit

    Rhoda married John SNELLING 30 Aug 1863, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England. John (son of Daniel SNELLING and Sarah NEWING) was born Jun Q 1843, Milton next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Dec Q 1897, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Rochester, Kent, England; was buried 14 Dec 1897, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Married:
    GRO ref: GOATHAM, Rhoda to Snelling, John q3 1863 Milton RD 2a 1027
    Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jun 2019)

    Banns of marriage:
    "Banns of Marriage, between John Snelling Bachelor of this Parish And Rhoda Goatham Spinster of the Parish of Bredgar, Spinster ..."
    From register (image on FMP, viewed 20 June 2019)

    Banns of marriage:
    "Banns of Marriage, between John Snelling of the Parish of Milton Bachelor and Rhoda Goatham of the Parish of Bredgar, Spinster ..."
    From register (image on FMP, viewed 5 April 2019)

    Children:
    1. Joseph SNELLING was born Dec Q 1863, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 25 Oct 1863, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1929, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    2. Minnie Warren SNELLING was born Dec Q 1865, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 8 Oct 1865, St. Michael’s Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1884, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 20 Sep 1884, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    3. Edward John SNELLING was born Dec Q 1867, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died 31 Oct 1938, 38, Church Lane, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    4. Emma Elizabeth SNELLING was born Dec Q 1869, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 2 Jan 1870, Holy Trinity Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Dec Q 1887, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 6 Nov 1887, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    5. Edith SNELLING was born Dec Q 1871, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 13 Sep 1871, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Dec Q 1894, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 4 Oct 1894, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    6. Ellen Louisa SNELLING was born Mar Q 1874, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 1 Mar 1874, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1925, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    7. Rebecca SNELLING was born Dec Q 1875, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Jun Q 1888, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    8. Henry SNELLING was born Mar Q 1877, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; died Mar Q 1877, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    9. Ada Lilian SNELLING was born Dec Q 1878, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Jun Q 1954, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    10. Charles Henry SNELLING was born Jun Q 1883, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 20 Mar 1893, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died 1 Feb 1917; was buried , Pond Farm Cemetery, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium.
    11. Fanny SNELLING was born 12 Dec 1885, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; baptised 20 Mar 1893, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1967, Canterbury Reg Dist, Kent, England.

Gen.: 2

  1. 2.  William GOATHAM was born 1799, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 10 Nov 1799, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England (son of Michael GOATHAM and Rebecca RANDALL); died Dec Q 1879, Aysted, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; was buried 26 Nov 1879, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: From 1841 to 1861; Carpenter
    • Occupation: 1871; Ag labourer

    Notes:

    I assume must be the Wm aged c. 40 in 1841 (living in Silver St.); described as "of Bicknor" when married; living in Baxon Rd., Bredgar (1871) - head with son Amos & family and g'son Wm Whitehead in same house

    Baptised:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 April 2019), surname shown as Gotham

    Occupation:
    1841,51,61 censuses; 1852 on son George's marr cert and 1861 on son Henry's marr cert

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jul 2019)
    Shows William Goatham, abode Aysted, Sittingbourne, aged 80 yrs.

    Died:
    GRO ref: Goatham, William aged 80 q4 1879 Milton RD 2a 486

    William married Sarah RAYFIELD 24 Feb 1821, St. James’ Church, Bicknor, Kent, England. Sarah (daughter of Joseph RAYFIELD and Maria ATWATER) was born Abt 1801, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 4 Jan 1801, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 7 Mar 1871, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 12 Mar 1871, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.


  2. 3.  Sarah RAYFIELD was born Abt 1801, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 4 Jan 1801, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England (daughter of Joseph RAYFIELD and Maria ATWATER); died 7 Mar 1871, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 12 Mar 1871, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: 1851; Seamstress

    Notes:

    described as "of Bicknor" when married

    Baptised:
    From KFHS transcribed data (CD 19)
    Shows Sarah Daughter of Joseph & Maria RAYFIELD

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jul 2019)
    Abode Bredgar. Age 69.

    Died:
    GRO ref: Goatham, Sarah q1 1871 aged 69 Milton RD 2a 500
    Actual date and place from BMD column in the East Kent Gazette

    Notes:

    Married:
    Actual date and place on FreeReg

    Children:
    1. Maria GOATHAM was born Abt 1821, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 24 Jun 1821, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1895, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 3 Oct 1895, Holy Trinity Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    2. Henry GOATHAM was born Abt 1822, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 24 Nov 1822, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 8 Apr 1894, Jolly Sailors' Inn, 21, Flushing Street, Milton next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    3. Harriet GOATHAM was born Abt 1825, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 1 May 1825, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 8 Jun 1893, 12, Harold Road, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    4. Mary GOATHAM was born Abt 1826, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 24 Nov 1826, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 3 Dec 1826, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    5. Sarah GOATHAM was born Abt 1826, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 24 Nov 1826, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Mar 1829, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 29 Mar 1829, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    6. George GOATHAM was born Abt 1828, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 14 Sep 1828, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 10 Jul 1878, Spring Street, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    7. Ellen GOATHAM was born 1830, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 2 Jan 1831, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1913, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    8. Amos GOATHAM was born Abt 1832, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 31 Mar 1833, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 9 Mar 1917, (probably), Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 14 Mar 1917, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    9. Emma GOATHAM was born Abt 1834, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 8 Feb 1835, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 17 Mar 1857, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 24 Mar 1857, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    10. William GOATHAM was born Abt 1838, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 1 Jul 1838, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1895, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.
    11. Joseph GOATHAM was born 1840, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 13 Dec 1840, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 27 Apr 1921, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 30 Apr 1921, St. Michael’s Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    12. 1. Rhoda GOATHAM was born Abt 1843, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 22 Aug 1843, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Sep Q 1891, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 8 Aug 1891, St. Mary’s Church, Newington next Sittingbourne, Kent, England.


Gen.: 3

  1. 4.  Michael GOATHAM was born 1762, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 21 Mar 1762, St. Lawrence’s Church, Bapchild, Kent, England (son of George GOATHAM and Ann WINCH); was buried 15 Apr 1832, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Probably born Tonge or Bapchild

    Baptised:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 April 2019; first viewed in Bapchild Church, in the 1970s)

    Buried:
    From KFHS transcript, CD 19
    Abode Bredgar. Age 70.

    Michael married Rebecca RANDALL 7 Apr 1786, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England. Rebecca (daughter of William RANDALL and Mary HARBULT) was born Abt 1767; baptised 29 Nov 1767, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Dec 1835, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 29 Dec 1835, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.


  2. 5.  Rebecca RANDALL was born Abt 1767; baptised 29 Nov 1767, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England (daughter of William RANDALL and Mary HARBULT); died Dec 1835, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 29 Dec 1835, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Based on age in burial register.

    Baptised:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 19 Jul 2019)
    Shows Rebeccah dau of William and Mary Randall

    Buried:
    From KFHS transcript, CD 19
    Abode Bredgar. Age 68.

    Notes:

    Married:
    From register entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 April 2019) Michael's surname was entered as Gotham, but he signed Goatham.
    Ba and sp, both otp, by banns; witnesses John Medhurst and Stephen Roper (the latter may have been Parish Clerk - he was witness to many marriages around this time).

    Banns of marriage:
    From register entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 April 2019)

    Children:
    1. Mary GOATHAM was born Abt 1786, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 3 Sep 1786, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Mar Q 1850, Hollingbourne Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 11 Feb 1850, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    2. Sarah GOATHAM was born 1788, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 31 Aug 1788, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Michael GOATHAM was born 1790, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 26 Sep 1790, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 24 Jun 1805, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    4. George GOATHAM was born 1797, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 29 Oct 1797, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Dec Q 1885, The Union Workhouse, Milton next Sittingbourne, Kent, England; was buried 24 Nov 1885, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    5. 2. William GOATHAM was born 1799, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 10 Nov 1799, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Dec Q 1879, Aysted, Sittingbourne, Kent, England; was buried 26 Nov 1879, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    6. Maria GOATHAM was born Abt 1803, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 22 May 1803, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Jan 1868, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 11 Jan 1868, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

  3. 6.  Joseph RAYFIELD was born Between 1763 and 1769; was buried 9 Apr 1843, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Ag. lab.
    • Residence: 1791; Bicknor

    Notes:

    Living with his daughter Sarah and her husband William Goatham and their family at the time of the 1841 (surname recorded as Rayfeild).

    Residence:
    At the time of his marriage

    Buried:
    From KFHS CD 19
    Shows Joseph Rayfield, aged 79, abode Bredgar

    Joseph married Maria ATWATER 10 Dec 1791, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England. Maria baptised 22 May 1774, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 10 May 1819, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.


  4. 7.  Maria ATWATER baptised 22 May 1774, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 10 May 1819, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Baptised:
    From PR data transcribed by KFHS on CD 19
    Shows Maria Dau of William & Elizabeth ATWATER

    I think the baptism was probably this Maria, although she would only have been aged about 17 when she married.

    One of 11 children of William and Elizabeth (assuming there was just one couple with the names), born between 1754 and 1779. They included a John who was probably the John Atwater, a witness when she married.


    Buried:
    From KFHS transcribed data on CD 19Probably the Maria buried in Bredgar 10 May 1819, shown as aged 48, abode Bredgar. The age suggests born about 1770 or 1771, probably close enough - I think that most likely was this Maria.
    (The only other buried in Bredgar was buried in 1808; with children baptised and almost certainly born after this it is consequently very unlikely that burial was this Maria)

    Died:
    Probably before 1841 as not with her husband in the census of that year.

    Notes:

    Married:
    From transcribed data on KFHS CD 19
    Shows Joseph RAYFIELD Bachelor of  Bicknor married Maria ATWATER Spinster of Bredgar, married by License; Witnesses were S Wood and John Atwater
    Probably had several children before 1801, maybe baptised in Bicknor where Joseph was 'of' when they married (I have not checked the PRs there).

    Children:
    1. Kathleen? RAYFIELD was buried 4 Dec 1795, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    2. Maria RAYFIELD baptised Jan 1793, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Henry RAYFIELD baptised 9 Dec 1798, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. 3. Sarah RAYFIELD was born Abt 1801, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 4 Jan 1801, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died 7 Mar 1871, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 12 Mar 1871, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    5. William RAYFIELD baptised 24 Aug 1802, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 29 Aug 1802, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    6. Frances RAYFIELD was born 1803, Bredgar, Kent, England; baptised 2 Oct 1803, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Jun Q 1873, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England; was buried 6 May 1873, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    7. Harriett RAYFIELD baptised 20 Oct 1805, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 9 Apr 1809, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    8. Mary Anne RAYFIELD baptised 6 Sep 1807, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    9. Eleanor RAYFIELD baptised 22 Sep 1809, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 7 Oct 1810, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    10. James RAYFIELD baptised 7 Apr 1811, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    11. Charlotte RAYFIELD baptised 11 Jul 1813, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    12. Rebecca RAYFIELD was born Abt 1814; baptised 8 Feb 1815, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England; died Mar Q 1851, Milton Reg Dist, Kent, England.


Gen.: 4

  1. 8.  George GOATHAM was born Abt 1740, Whitstable, Kent, England; baptised 29 Apr 1740, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England (son of Michael GOATHAM and Elizabeth DUNKIN); died Mar 1788, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 12 Mar 1788, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Settlement: Bef 1762, Stone-next-Faversham, Kent, England
    • Poor Law: 4 Feb 1762; Settlement examination

    Notes:

    (Research):There seem to have been 2 Georges born in Whitstable around 1740 either of whom could be my ancestor George (date of birth unknown, but he married in 1761). There were actually 4 Georges baptised in Whitstable between 1733 and 1741, but 2 appear to have died in infancy.
    Thus the 2 Whitstable candidates are:
    1. the younger George, son of Michael and Elizabeth nee Dunkin, grandson of George Goatham and Ame nee Rickson, baptised 1740,
    2. George son of George and Jane nee Stane, grandson of Richard Goatham and Mary nee Cok, baptised 1734.
    The 2 candidates shared Goatham great grandparents: George Goatham and Mildred (maiden name unknown)
     
    Of course my ancestor George (this one) could have been another George entirely, but Michael was a fairly unusual name at that time, and both the Whitstable potential fathers of this George named their 1st son Michael - as did George (marr 1761), so I'm pretty confident they must at least be close relations to this George.

    It seems more common for a man to name his first son after himself or his father than after a brother or grandfather, etc. so it seems more likely that Michael was the father of this George but this is hardly enough evidence to rule George out as the father.

    Twenty seven had been a more typical age to marry, favouring the one baptised in 1734, but the Ann Winch that this George married was almost certainly born about 1742 (from age recorded at burial and the date of the baptism of the only likely Ann); a groom being just a couple of years older than his bride was the average age difference and that favours the one I show here, baptised 1740.

    The George who married Ann Winch was "of Bapchild, bach" at time of marriage

    Birth:
    (assumed from baptism)

    Baptised:
    From KFHS CD22

    Settlement:
    * I am guessing it was this Stone *

    Poor Law:
    A settlement examination of George and Anne when they were living in Bapchild in 1762 establised that they were settled in Stone.
    From entry in the Lathe of Scray petty sessions records it appears that no copy of the full examination survives.
    The examination would have looked at what could have changed George's place of settlement from that inherited from his father - whether he was an apprentice (and completed the apprenticeship), whether he had been employed for at least a year by an employer, etc.. This may well have made it clear which George was the one who married Ann. The petty sessions will have recorded a summary; if we are lucky this may still contain sufficient. E.g. if he did serve an apprenticeship he would have only been likely to have completed this about a year before the examination if the George baptised 1740, but 7 years before if the one baptised in 1734.

    Buried:
    There was also a George Goatham bur in Tonge on 5 May 1784; the other burial is almost certainly this George's son. But which is which? Probably no way of knowing.

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)

    George married Ann WINCH 8 Oct 1761, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England. Ann (daughter of William WYNCH and Susanna GOORD OR FOORD) was born Abt 1742, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 18 Jul 1742, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died 1824, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 3 Feb 1824, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.


  2. 9.  Ann WINCH was born Abt 1742, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 18 Jul 1742, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England (daughter of William WYNCH and Susanna GOORD OR FOORD); died 1824, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 3 Feb 1824, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    (Research):Most trees show her as the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth née Rogers, of Upchurch. I may be missing something e.g. perhaps there is evidence that the Ann I am claiming died in infancy. However, it seems more likely that one person has made a mistake (because the baptism of Ann in Tonge is not on the internet, whereas the one in Upchurch - the usual poor research of ignoring data not available in 2 seconds), and everyone else has behaved like lemmings.

    "of Tonge, sp." at time of marriage to George and John

    Birth:
    (assumed from baptism)

    Baptised:
    From BTs entry (images on microfilm, viewed at the CCA, 31 Jan 2005)

    Buried:
    From IGI (Family Search) accessed 19 Aug 2011 - indexing project (batch) number: B03864-3;
    system origin: England-EASy; source film number: 1835794
    IGI entry shows age as 82 - I imagine this is from the PR; if so, it ties in with her baptism being in 1742

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)

    Notes:

    Married:
    Marr place and date from Tonge BTs (viewd in Cant Cath Archives, 31 Jan 2005)
    Licence issued 7 Oct 1761 (saw in marr licence index in Cant Cath Archives, 31 Jan 2005)

    Marriage License:
    Geo Goatham of Bapshild bach & Ann Winch of Tonge sp, at T. 07 Oct 1761.
    From vol. 30 of indexes to Canterbury Marriage Licences, 1751-1780.

    Children:
    1. 4. Michael GOATHAM was born 1762, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 21 Mar 1762, St. Lawrence’s Church, Bapchild, Kent, England; was buried 15 Apr 1832, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    2. George GOATHAM was born Abt 1763, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 4 Mar 1763, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 5 May 1784, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.
    3. William GOATHAM was born Abt 1765, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 5 Jan 1766, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died 12 Mar 1840, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 18 Mar 1840, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    4. Susan GOATHAM was born Abt 1768, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 21 Feb 1768, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died Abt 22 Dec 1796; was buried 25 Dec 1796, St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, Kent, England.
    5. Mary GOATHAM was born Abt 1770, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 24 Jul 1770, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 7 Apr 1776, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.
    6. John GOATHAM was born Abt 1776, Bapchild, Kent, England; baptised 14 Jul 1776, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died 1 Nov 1854, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 7 Nov 1854, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    7. Elizabeth GOATHAM was born Abt 1779, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 4 Jul 1779, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 5 Mar 1834, St. Mary and St. Sexburga’s Church, Minster, Sheppey, Kent, England.

  3. 10.  William RANDALL baptised 19 May 1734, St. Martin of Tours’ Church, Detling, Kent, England; was buried 13 Mar 1774, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Baptised:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jul 2019)


    Is this the William who married in Stockbury?

    Not only is Detling very close to Stockbury, but the names of the parents, James and Mary, are the names William in Stockbury gave to his first son and first daughter.
    (The only other in the index on FMP as at 19 Jul 2019, including most but not all parishes in the area, is a William Randal baptised in Milton next Sittingbourne in 1726, son of Thomas and Elizabeth; the Detling one seems far more likely. A William Randall had also been baptised in 1731, but to the same parents as the 1734 William, the first having died in infancy).

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 19 Jul 2019)
    Shows William Randall

    William married Mary HARBULT 17 Jan 1757, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England. Mary was born Est 1736; died Yes, date unknown.


  4. 11.  Mary HARBULT was born Est 1736; died Yes, date unknown.

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1757, Marden, Kent, England

    Notes:

    Birth:
    Assuming I am right and it was this Mary who married Francis Tombling then she had a child in 1781 so can't have been born much later earlier than 1733, and marrying first in 1757 is unlikely to have been born later than 1739.

    Residence:
    At the time of her marriage

    Notes:

    Married:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 19 Jul 2019)
    Shows William RANDLE Bachelor of Stockbury married Mary HARBULT a maiden by Banns, witnesses were John Wills and William Stiles.
    Both bride and groom make their marks, however the name written where Mary made her mark appears to be Mary BANDE! Some of the Bs and Rs are similar, so maybe RANDE, and meant to be RANDLE, her married name. A Banns register only seems to exist from 1759 so can't check the name given as her maiden name there.
    (a Wills was witness at a number of weddings around this time, although a John Kerby was at more and so was probably the Parish Clerk but the Wills may have been helping out when he was not available)

    Children:
    1. William RANDALL baptised 10 Sep 1758, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; was buried 1 Dec 1759, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England.
    2. James RANDALL baptised 7 Sep 1760, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    3. Thomas RANDALL baptised 25 Mar 1764, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    4. Mary RANDALL baptised 9 Feb 1766, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    5. 5. Rebecca RANDALL was born Abt 1767; baptised 29 Nov 1767, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Dec 1835, Bredgar, Kent, England; was buried 29 Dec 1835, St. John the Baptist Church, Bredgar, Kent, England.
    6. Elizabeth RANDALL baptised 17 Dec 1769, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    7. Ann RANDALL baptised 29 Dec 1771, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. George RANDALL baptised 29 May 1774, St. Mary Magdalene’s Church, Stockbury, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.


Gen.: 5

  1. 16.  Michael GOATHAM was born Abt 1700, Herne, Kent, England; baptised 8 Jan 1699/00, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England (son of George GOATHAM and Ame RICKSON); died Nov 1754, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 1 Dec 1754, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.

    Other Events:

    • Occupation: Millstrood Farm, Whitstable, Kent, England; Farmer

    Notes:

    (name also recorded as Mickel Or Michal)

    Is this George's father?


    I have Michael and his wife as the parents of my ancestor George but I am not certain about this. See research notes on George's page for more about this.

    Churchwarden and Feoffee


    This Michael seems the only one the right age to have been the Churchwarden in Whitstable in 1730 when the bells were cast; his name is recorded on the tenor.

    Also the only one who could have been a feoffee named on some documents  in the Canterbury Cathedral archives centre, dating from 1731 - 1751. (I hope to see these in time)
    The feoffees managed charities for the benefit of the poor of Whitstable; some more information about this can be found on the British History Online website.

    Coleman's Catalogue: deeds


    This includes an entry for deeds concerning Michael Goatham in Whitstable Parish in 1725 (vol. 113, item 458, p.20)

    James Coleman was an heraldic and genealogical bookseller and publisher in London in the second half of the 19th century. As a second hand dealer he sold marriage settlements, wills, rent rolls, peerage claims, private and local Acts of Parliament, appeal cases, pedigrees, deeds, autograph letters, maps and so on as well as new and second hand books on heraldry, topography and biography.

    His catalogues give brief details of the items for sale, and the Society of Genealogists has in its library bound copies of these catalogues. I will look up the entry for Michael and see if there is any additional info., although the information given about a document is often sparse.

    Birth:
    (assumed from baptism)

    Baptised:
    IGI, 30/4/2011, source film  1736835, 1836274 - mother Ame
    KFHS transcript (CD 21) - mother's name given as Ann

    Occupation:
    Probably!
    In the burial record for Michael's grandson Michael Webb is recorded that the latter drowned in his "Grandfather Michl. Goatham's pond at Millstrood".
    From this I imagine that Michael Goatham must have been a farmer. Or might he have been a miller? (we refer to "mill ponds")

    If I am right and he was a farmer I imagine the family would have lived at Millstrood Farmhouse, which still survives and is a listed building.
    It can be seen
    in a photo here

    Buried:
    The PRs show thes Michael buried as "householder". This is the only Michael I now know of whose burial this could be.

    A widow named Elizabeth Goatham remarried in 1756 - this fits too with the widow of this Michael.

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)

    Michael married Elizabeth DUNKIN 14 Feb 1724/25, St. Vincent’s Church, Littlebourne, Kent, England. Elizabeth was born Est 1703; died Jul 1759, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 10 Jul 1759, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.


  2. 17.  Elizabeth DUNKIN was born Est 1703; died Jul 1759, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 10 Jul 1759, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    (Research):Note - there are earlier Dunkens on my tree - married to a Becon
    No other earlier Dunk(i/e)n entries in Littlebourne registers (KFHS transcripts).

    Birth:
    Estimate (to help with viewing indexes etc.) based on date of marriage and age of husband

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 3 Feb 2013):
    Under headings "Lady-day 1759" and "Buried" - "Eliz Wife of Michael Broadstreet - - - } July 10"

    Since described as "Wife of Michael Broadstreet" when she died, it implies that her 2nd husband Michael Broadstreet was still alive.

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)
    After 14 Dec 1754 since there was a grant of admin to Elizabeth on that day (assuming burial in Whtistable on 9 Dec was the Michael Goatham this Elizabeth was married to).

    Notes:

    Married:
    A romantic day to get married!

    Seen PR image on FMP (2 Feb 2013):
    "Michaell Goatum & Elizabeth Dunkin Married Febr. the 14: 1724"

    Marriage License:
    "Goatham, Michael, of Whitstable, ba., and Eliz. Dunkin, s.p., spr. At W., Littlebourne or Ickham. Feb 13, 1724."

    (from  "Canterbury Marriage Licences, Fifth Series, 1701 - 1725", ed by Cowper, J.M., 1905, p. 193)

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth GOATHAM baptised 4 Jul 1725, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 16 Apr 1790, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    2. Eame GOATHAM baptised 29 Jan 1726/27, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 20 Mar 1727/28, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    3. Michael GOATHAM baptised 26 Jan 1728/29, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 7 Feb 1753, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    4. Eame GOATHAM was born Est Jun 1730; was buried 9 Nov 1741, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    5. Mary GOATHAM was born Abt 1731, Whitstable, Kent, England; baptised 4 Nov 1731, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 14 Feb 1742/43, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    6. Mary GOATHAM was born Abt 1733, Whitstable, Kent, England; baptised 29 Sep 1733, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 15 May 1760, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.
    7. George GOATHAM was born Abt 1738, Whitstable, Kent, England; baptised 15 Apr 1738, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.
    8. 8. George GOATHAM was born Abt 1740, Whitstable, Kent, England; baptised 29 Apr 1740, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England; died Mar 1788, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 12 Mar 1788, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.

  3. 18.  William WYNCH was born Est 1707, (possibly), Murston, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.

    Notes:

    (Research):Viewd BTs for Tonge in Cant Cath archives, on 31 Jan 2005.
    Extraced all Winch entries 1705 - 1761, all mentioned here, only burial shown in notes for Wm ba 1749 not shown on the tree.

    Viewed Bapchild entries (also in Cant Cath archives, on 31 Jan 2005) - burials 1719 - 1742, marr 1721 - 1742: no Goathams or Winches. Bap 1762 back to early 1700s, mostly readable - no Goathams other than Michael

    Murston BTs (viewd in Cant Cath archives, on 31 Jan 2005)
    Viewed all entries back from 25 Mar 1742/3 to 1704/5, for Goatham and Winch; only found marr of Wm and Susanna, and a burial 9 Oct 1719 Mary Gothen. From 1734/5 also looked for Goord - found none. Quick look, hard to read, may have missed entries.

    There are only 2 Winch marriages recorded in St. Michael's Church, Sittingbourne (KFHS transcript, covering 1562 - 1836). One was of a John in 1785 - probably William's son or grandson, the other was a Daniel of Upchurch who got married in 1739. Daniel was a fairly unusual name so I don't think it can be a co-incidence that Wm's son John called his 3rd son Daniel - after he had named his 1st after himself, and his 2nd after his father. My guess is that Daniel was a brother of Williams.

    Birth:
    estimated from date of marriage

    William married Susanna GOORD OR FOORD 17 Feb 1733/34, All Saints’ Church, Murston, Kent, England. Susanna was born Est 1709, (possibly), Murston, Kent, England; died Jun 1755, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 17 Jun 1755, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.


  4. 19.  Susanna GOORD OR FOORD was born Est 1709, (possibly), Murston, Kent, England; died Jun 1755, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 17 Jun 1755, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    Birth:
    estimated from date of marriage

    Buried:
    From the IGI (Family Search) accessed 19 Aug 2011 - indexing project (batch) number: I05021-6; system origin: England-EASy; source film number: 1737095

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)

    Notes:

    Married:
    From BTs entry (images on microfilm, viewed at the CCA, 31 Jan 2005)
    by banns
    The KFHS transcription (from 'original records' - I guess this means PRs rather than BTs) shows William WINCH? of Tonge married Susanna FOORD, otp, by Banns on 11 Feb 1734/5.
    (tbc - I could well have got the name wrong, my palaeography skills were very limited then compared with now and the BTs may have been worn or wrong; as for the date - I wasn't used to viewing BTs and that some are 'to' a date the 'following' year; I suspect in this case the KFHS transcription is more likely to be right)

    Children:
    1. John WINCH was born Abt 1735, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 11 May 1735, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 1787, St. Michael’s Church, Sittingbourne, Kent, England.
    2. 9. Ann WINCH was born Abt 1742, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 18 Jul 1742, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died 1824, Tonge, Kent, England; was buried 3 Feb 1824, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England.
    3. William WINCH was born Abt 1749, Tonge, Kent, England; baptised 27 Aug 1749, St. Giles’ Church, Tonge, Kent, England; died Yes, date unknown.


Gen.: 6

  1. 32.  George GOATHAM was born Abt 1665, Herne, Kent, England; baptised 10 Jan 1665/66, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England (son of George GOATHAM and Mildred); died Jan 1730/31, Herne, Kent, England; was buried 28 Jan 1730/31, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    (Research):Is this my ancestor?
    Although appearing as such on my tree, I am not certain, as besides his grandson George Goatham there was another George who could have been the one who married Ann Winch, my ancestors. The other George was the grandson of this George's brother Richard.

    I think this must be the George who entered into a lease of land in Herne in 1706. (Although there were a lot of George Goathams none of those in the Herne area other than this one seem of a suitable age) An earlier document regarding the same land cannot refer to him, as he was then only aged about 2, but probably referred to his father. 

    I think this must also be the George who was a borsholder (seems to be the only one of a suitable age in the Herne area - there was another on Thanet).
    In the Centre for Kentish Studies (in Maidstone) is a copy of an order discharging Thomas Petman as borsholder of the borough of Stread in the hundred of Dengate and appointing George Gotham (CKS-Q/SB 30/121) - I've not yet seen it.

    Birth:
    Assumed from baptism.

    Buried:
    Probably the George who died in 1730/1 - that burial doesn't seem to fit in with the other Georges.
    From PR entry (image on FMP)
    "George Gotham __ Buried January 28th"
    (many entries on the page show 'son of ...' or 'daughter of ...'; this one doesn't so probably the burial of an adult but can't be sure)  

    Another was buried 31 Oct 1741 (also in Herne) - several others could have died 1741.
    There was also a George buried in Seasalter in 1724

    George married Ame RICKSON 19 Apr 1692, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England. Ame (daughter of Michael RICKSON and Dorothy WHITLOCKE) was born Abt 1663, Faversham, Kent, England; baptised 1 Sep 1663, St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, Kent, England; died Jul 1705, Herne, Kent, England; was buried 30 Jul 1705, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England.


  2. 33.  Ame RICKSON was born Abt 1663, Faversham, Kent, England; baptised 1 Sep 1663, St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, Kent, England (daughter of Michael RICKSON and Dorothy WHITLOCKE); died Jul 1705, Herne, Kent, England; was buried 30 Jul 1705, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England.

    Notes:

    (Research):  

    Birth:
    (assumed from baptism)

    Buried:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 18 Nov 2019)
    "Ame Wife of George Gotham _ Bur: July the 30th"

    Died:
    (assumed from burial)

    Notes:

    Married:
    From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 10 Oct 2012):
    Under "1692" - "George Gotham and Ame Rickson - - - Mar: Apr. the 19th"

    Children:
    1. Mary GOATHAM baptised 28 Mar 1694, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England; was buried 5 Jul 1698, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England.
    2. Dorothy GOATHAM baptised 27 Jun 1696, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England; was buried 26 Feb 1698/99, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England.
    3. 16. Michael GOATHAM was born Abt 1700, Herne, Kent, England; baptised 8 Jan 1699/00, St. Martin’s Church, Herne, Kent, England; died Nov 1754, Whitstable, Kent, England; was buried 1 Dec 1754, All Saints’ Church, Whitstable, Kent, England.