Anne DIGGES

Female 1700 - 1770  (~ 70 years)    Has 9 ancestors and 29 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Anne DIGGES 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born
    • About 1703 based on age given in burial register, but at the time of marriage in Feb 1723/4 Anne was said to be "above 23 years" so the date of baptism agrees with that.
    Baptised 14 Apr 1700  St. John the Baptist Church, Margate, Kent, 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 9 Nov 2015)
      "Digges Aprill the 14th Baptized Ann Daughter of Dudley & Sarah Digges"
    Gender Female 
    Died Oct 1770  Margate, Kent, 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 
    • aged 67 in burial register
      (Living when her grandfather Francis Digges wrote his will in 1707)
    Buried 22 Oct 1770  St. John the Baptist Church, Margate, Kent, 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 14 Oct 2017)
      "Goatham Anne Widow of John _ 67 _ _ _ 22. [October]" - under heading 'Burials 1770 & 1'
    Person ID I1650  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2017 

    Father Dudley DIGGES,   b. 18 Mar 1654/55, Margate, Kent, 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. Between 1714 and 1736  (Age 58 years) 
    Mother Sarah DANCASTER,   b. Abt 1666,   bur. 7 May 1736, St. John the Baptist Church, Margate, Kent, 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) 
    Marriage License 16 Nov 1687  Canterbury, Kent, 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 
    • "Digges, Dudley, of S. John in Thanet, bac. 30, and Sarah Dancaster of S. Peter in Thanet, v., 21 and upwards, whose father consents. At S. Peter afsd. Nov. 16, 1687"
      (from Cowper, 4th series)
    Married 24 Nov 1687  St. Peter’s Church, St. Peters, Broadstairs, Kent, 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 East Kent marriage index (on FMP)
      Shows Dudley Diggs and Sara Dankester
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F7643    |  Family Chart

    Family John GOATHAM,   c. 16 Apr 1693, St. Laurence’s Church, St. Lawrence in Thanet, Kent, 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. Bef 1770  (Age ~ 76 years) 
    Married 25 Feb 1723/24  St. Benet’s Church, Paul's Wharf, City of London, London, 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 
    • Register entry "John Goatham of Ramsgate Kent B and Ann Digges of Margate Kent S by LC" - no indication of why the marriage was taking place in London.

      With John being of Ramsgate, and Ann of Margate, it is not clear why they married in London. According to the website of St. Benet's "Until 1867 St Benet was the parish church of Doctors Commons, a legal institution which, among its other activities, could provide facilities for hasty marriages. There is a record, for instance, of some 1300 weddings taking place in one year alone in the Eighteenth Century." But it is not clear why they would have wanted a hasty marriage. Was Anne underage or one (or both) marrying against their father's will? Or was it just a romantic thing to do, to travel (presumably around the coast and up the Thames) to London?
    Marriage License 25 Feb 1723/24  Faculty Office, London, 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 
    • Licence is in the Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations 1701-1850 collection of SOG

      "25th. Febry. 1723o ??
      On Which day Appeared P[er]sonally John
      Goatham of Ramsgate in the County of Kent
      aged Twenty nine years and a Batchelor and
      alledged that he intendeth to marry with Anne
      Digges of Margate in the sd County aged above 
      Twenty three years and a Spinster at her own
      dispussal

      Not knowing or beleiving any lawfull Lett or Impedimt by
      reason of any p[re](?)contract Consanguinity Affinity or any
      other lawfull means wtsoever to hinder the sd intended.
      Marriage of the truth of the p[r]emisses he made Oath &
      prayed Licence to Soleming & the sd Marriage in
      the Parish Church of St. Bennet near Pauls Wharf London
      John Goatham"
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F1279    |  Family Chart

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