Edward GOATHAM

Male 1725 - 1798  (~ 73 years)    Has 25 ancestors and 22 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Edward GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born
    • burial said 78 implying b abt 1720
    Baptised 6 Jan 1724/25  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 transcript in Margate lib (viewed 1981); KFHS transcript shows 6 JanFrom image on FMP
      "Goatham. Baptized Edward son of John Goatham of Ramsgate in the parish of St. Laurence and Anne his wife January. 6."
    Gender Male 
    Voyage 1751  Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA 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 
    Sailed to Boston 
    • His Trinity House petition shows that Edward "was bred to the Sea, and served theer as a Boatswain in the Phillis Captn. George Long, Bound to Boston in America in the years one thousand Seven hundred & Fify one having children ...
      the said Ship Siled from Boston to Bilboa then to Cales from thence to London"
      (spelling as on petition)
    Residence 1768  Near the Mansion House, 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 
    • On 22nd August 1768 Margate Mansion House was put up for sale by auction. It had been the home of a Mrs Elizabeth Baker, now deceased, and it appears it was being sold by a Mr John Baker, presumably a relative of Elizabeth's, of North Down, Margate, with Margate Attorney Mr Daniel Marsh involved.
      Being sold at the same auction, in two separate lots, were tow "New-built messuages or tenements (being likewise Freehold) situate also in Margate, near to the said Mansion House". Presumably these too had been owned by Mrs. Elizabeth Baker or her family, but they were in the "several Occupations of Daniel Rose and Edward Goatham".
      Tenants did not have the protection they now enjoy, so whether Edward and his family were able to go on living in the house following the sale, or whether the new owner wanted to leave there himself or let to other tenants I don't know.

      (Source: Kentish Gazette - Wednesday 10 August 1768)

      The Mansion House was pulled down for further development of the grounds after passing to the Mummery family in 1803; more about it can be found in this article on the Margate Handbook website.
    Occupation 1781  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 
    'John and Jane' for sale 
    • Isle of Thanet Shipping, 1778 to 1800
      Contributed by M. A. N. Marshall

      includes under the heading 'Margate'
      "John and Jane. Edward Goatham, master, and John Sackett, owner. The vessel was put up for sale in September 1781, and described as taking in 'corn, goods, and Passengers for London; sails from Margate on Friday the 26th. instant, and will continue sailing from the above Place every other Friday".

      Title: The Mariner's mirror, Volume 45
      Author: Society for Nautical Research (London, England)
      Editors: Leonard George Carr Laughton, Roger Charles Anderson, William Gordon Perrin
      Publisher: Society for Nautical Research, 1959
    Trinity House Petition 19 May 1790 
    • To be transcribed.
      Summary:
      Can be seen (on microfilm) at SOG
      Describes voyage to Boston (1751)
      Gives ages of 4 children (37, 27, 24, 22)
      Name and age of self (65) and wife - Ann, aged 55.
    Occupation Master Mariner 
    • There are a number of references in the Kentish Gazette 1769 - 1770, on the British Newspaper Archives website, to mariner Edward Goatham - I haven't yet worked out why only in these years: are these the only years scanned so far, did the paper drop the Ship News column or was this the only period when Edward was working as a Master Mariner?
    Buried 6 Mar 1798  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 
    Notes 
    • (Research):Although the 2nd marr could be a marr of his son Edward, the burial of this Edward's 1st wife fits in neatly with this marr (if I have the burial against the correct Elizabeth), plus the Edward involved was a widower and this Edward's son would be young to marry, exceptionally young to have been married and already a widower.

      In addition, I have now come across a reference to Ann Church being Edward's 3rd wife.
      And in a Trinity House petitions index in 1790 Edward's wife is named as Ann (and Edward shown as aged 65 so it is this one)
    Person ID I1651  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Anne DIGGES,   c. 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,   d. 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  (Age ~ 70 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 
    Family ID F1279    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth MOOR,   b. Abt 1724,   bur. 31 Oct 1774, 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 ~ 50 years) 
    Married 19 Nov 1751  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, viewd 11 Dec 2012):
      "Goatham & Moor [in left margin] } Edwd. Goatham & Eliz: Moor both of ths Psh by Banns. Novem: 19."
    Children 7 children 
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2017 
    Family ID F1280    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Sarah,   d. Between 1776 and 1787 
    Married 12 Nov 1776  St. Andrew’s Church, Holborn, London, Middlesex, 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 
    • PR entry describes Edward as "of the Parish of Saint John in the Town of Margate in the County of Kent Widower" and Sarah as "Sarah Murray of the Parish of Saint Andrew Holborn in the County of Middlesex Widow".
      Married by licence.
      Witnesses: Painter Baker, John Fry
    Marriage License 12 Nov 1776  London Diocese, 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
     1. Sarah GOATHAM,   c. 10 Aug 1777, St. Martin in the Fields, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, 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,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    Last Modified 15 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F3760    |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Anne CHURCH,   b. Abt 1732,   bur. 12 May 1824, 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 ~ 92 years) 
    Marriage License 6 Mar 1787  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 
    • From marriage licence allegation (held by SOG, viewed there on microfilm)
      "6th. March 1787
      Faculty }
      Office.    }
      Appeared personally Edward Goatham
      and made Oath, that he is of the Parish of
      Saint John Margaite in the County
      of Kent Widower
      and intendeth to marry with Ann Church of the
      same Place Spinster Aged
      Twenty one years and upwards
      and that he knoweth of no lawful Impediment, by Reason of any Pre-
      contract, Consanguinity, Affinity, or any other lawful Means whatso-
      sever, to hinder the said intended Marriage, and prayed a Licence to
      solemnize the same in the Parish Church of Saint
      John ^ {Margate} aforesaid
      and further made Oath that the ususal Place of Abode of him the
      Appearer
      hath been in the said Parish of Saint John Margate
      for the Space of four Weeks last past

      Edward Goatham"
    Married 13 Mar 1787  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)

      by licence, both otp, Edward a widr, Anne a spinster
      Witnesses Eliz Higgins and Henry Sandwell.

      From Public Advertiser ( London, England ), Thursday, March 22, 1787; Issue 16485:

      "On Tuesday was married at MARGATE, Capt. Edward GOTHAM, to his third wife,
      Mrs Ann CHURCH, a maiden lady, upwards of sixty years of age, and he nearly
      the same."

      Thanks to Michael Coomber for posting this on the Isle-of-Thanet RootsWeb list.

      A similar report appearted in the Kentish Gazette of 16 March 1787, with emphasis on the ages of the couple, and another couple who married the same day, also in Margate:
      "On Tuesday was married at Margate, [Capt.]
      Edward Goatham, to his third wife, M[rs. Ann]
      Church, a maiden lady, upwards of 60 years of age,
      and he nearly the same.
      The same day was married at Margate, [Jo-]
      seph Hagthorp, to Mrs. Pound, widow M[r]
      Pound, late of that place, this being her fo[urth hus-]
      band. The ages of the above two couples [toge-]
      ther make near 240 years."
      (the end of the lines is hidden by the fold/ binding, I show my guesses in [ ])
      (From British Library collection, images on BNA /  FMP, viewed 18 Sep 2018)

      Note, at that time Mrs - like Miss, a contraction of Mistress - did not imply, as it now does, a married woman so there is no contradiction between Ann Church's title of 'Mrs' and description as 'a maiden lady'. To marry for the first time at gone 60, though, suggests a significant change in lifestyle. With far fewer people living alone in those days, though, it may not have been as great as it first seems - she had quite likely spent most or all of her previous sixty plus years living with, possibly caring for, relations. 
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2018 
    Family ID F2478    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 6 Jan 1724/25 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 19 Nov 1751 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - John GOATHAM - 20 Nov 1752 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth GOATHAM - 1 Jun 1754 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Anne GOATHAM - 17 Apr 1756 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Edward GOATHAM - 26 Dec 1757 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Mary GOATHAM - 29 May 1762 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Robert GOATHAM - 2 Dec 1765 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - 'John and Jane' for sale - 1781 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Mar 1787 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 6 Mar 1798 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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