Amos GOATHAM

Male 1846 - 1933  (86 years)    Has 219 ancestors and 127 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Amos GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 28 Sep 1846  Faversham, 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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Amos q4 1846 Faversham RD 5 190; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Hunt.
      Actual date from family Prayer  Book
    Gender Male 
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Church Lane, Faversham, 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 
    Occupation 1861  Market Place, Westside, Faversham, 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 
    Baker & confectioner's apprentice 
    • With Thomas Barnes and his family etc..
    Residence 1871  19, The "Quays", Faversham, 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 
    Occupation From 1871 to 1877  Faversham, 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  [1, 2
    Baker 
    • Amos probably completed his apprenticeship when he was about 21, i.e. 1867, and was shown as a baker in the 1871 census, when his daughter Annie Maria died in 1872, in 1875 when he tried to recover costs of bread and flour and when his son Edwin Charles was baptised in 1877.
      Sometime between 1877 and 1881 he ceased working as a baker - perhaps he went out of business, or realised he could earn more with a different occupation. His experience can't have been too bad at first, as his two youngest brothers (including Herbert, my great grandfather) also became bakers. 

      The next census entry to that with Amos in 1871, for 20 The "Quays", was for John Roberts (aged 41) and his wife; like Amos John, was a baker. Maybe John and Amos were working together, or Amos was working for John?

      When Amos had an accident driving a cart in 1873 the injured person was also a young baker, Harry Branford, assistant to his father, baker John Branford. John was shown in the 1871 census as employing 1 boy so it would appear that at that date Amos was not working for him, but maybe he worked with or for Harry before or after the census (and hence a friendship which led them to travelling to a sparrow shoot together?)

      In 1875 Amos tried to recovere the balance of an account for bread and flour supplied to John Clements, but unfortunately had no proof the the money was owed, so the judge ruled the case could not be proved for Amos, and terminated the trial, finding for the defendant.
      In the South Eastern Gazette it was reported under the headings "Faversham" - "County Court":
      "In the other case, Amos Goatham, baker, Faversham, v. John Clements, dealer, of the same place (a plaint to recover 6s. 9d., balance of aocount for bread, and flour supplied), his Honour non-suited the plaintiff, aa he brought no proof but his ipse dixit [that he himself said it] that the amount was owing."
    Accident 18 Mar 1873  Hollow Shore, Faversham, 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  [3
    • From the South Eastern Gazette, under headings "Faversham" -
      "Accidents.— On Tuesday last a sparrow shoot came off at Hollow Shore, and as some of the party were returning in a cart they met with an aocident. There were three persons in the cart, Mr. A. Goatham being the driver. He turned the corner at the Stone Bridge too quickly, the result being that the vehicle swayed on one side and the occupants were thrown into the road. One of them, Mr. H. Branford, of West-street, sustained a fracture of the arm above the elbow."
      Looking at the A Goathams alive at the time the only one I know of being in Faversham is Amos, so I think it must be him.

      Map location: I have placed the icon near the Shipwrights' Arms, as the address for the pub is Hollow Shore. I can't see Hollow Shore marked on a map and I'm not sure what area it covered, nor am I sure what the route from Faversham would have been in 1873 or where the stone bridge (is / was).
    Residence 1877  Quay Lane, Faversham, 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 
    • When his son Edwin Charles was baptised
    Residence 1881  34, Westgate Road, Faversham, 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 
    Occupation 1881 
    General labourer 
    Court Jun 1889  [4, 5
    • From the South Eastern Gazette, under the headings "County News", "Faversham":
      "County Court.— Friday(Before his Honour Judge Selfe).
      Amos Goatham v. John Bones.— An action to recover £4 15s., made up of two sums, viz., £2 15s., the value of a horse said to belong to the plaintiff, which the defendant was alleged to have converted to his own use, and £2 for damages by such conversion. Mr. F. Johnson appeared for the plaintiff and Mr. F. G. Gibson for the defendant. His Honour held that the weight of evidence was in favour of the defence, that the horse was not sold, but lent to Jabez Goatham, and that it was not his to sell. He, therefore, gave judgment for the defendant. On the application of Mr. Gibson, costs were allowed."

      Reading between the lines I think this means that Jabez had borrowed a horse from John Bones and then sold it to his brother Amos. When John Bones took the horse back, which Amos considered his, Amos understandably took John Bones to court to recover the value and damages. But Amos ended up trebly out of pocket: both from the payment he had given to Jabez, the costs or bringing the case and the costs of the defendant, awarded against him.  
    Residence From 1891 to 1922  40, Westgate Road, Faversham, 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 
    • As well as living at 40 Westgate Road at the time of the 1891, 1901 and 1911 censuses, Amos was still there in 1922 when his son George Walker and family returned to Canada.

      With Amos and Emma in 1911 were their son Edwin Charles and son George's wife and dau (but not George himself)
    Occupation Faversham, 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 
    Labourer 
    • Acc to burial register
    Occupation 1891 
    Dealer 
    • At the time of his dau Nellie's wedding (21 July)
    Occupation 1891 
    General Dealer Shop 
    • at the time of the census (5th April)
    Occupation 1901 
    Drover 
    • Occupation "Drover" according to the 1901 census - the writing is quite clear, and Amos was a worker rather than working on his own account, otherwise I would have wondered if it should have been "grocer". But whilst it is different to his previous jobs, it does perhaps have some similarity to that in the 1911 census - which also involved moving animals around.
    Occupation 1905 
    Market Dealer 
    • At the time his dau Amelia married
    Occupation 1911 
    Labourer in the cattle market 
    Died Mar Q 1933  Faversham Reg Dist, 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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Amos q1 1933 aged 86 Faversham RD 2a 1770
    Buried 30 Jan 1933  The Cemetery, Love Lane, Faversham, 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 
    • Burial ref (cemetery register): A-653
    Person ID I170  Teresa's tree | Descendants of George Goatham and Ann nee Winch, Descendants of Richard and Mary Whitehead
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2019 

    Father Charles GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1805, Bredgar, 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. 24 Dec 1888, 2, Abbey Street, Faversham, 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 ~ 83 years) 
    Mother Sybilla HUNT,   b. Abt 1817, Wormshill, 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 29 Aug 1887 and 4 Sep 1887, Hernhill Marshes, Hernhill, 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 31 May 1835  St. Mary’s Church, Chatham, 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 
    • Although both Charles and Sybella were shown as "otp" when they married in Chatham, I suspect that this was an address of convenience to enable them to be married here - see my notes about Medway marriages.

      The witness James Goodhew may well have been the James Goodhew who would marry Charles' sister Maria two years later.

      I have not found baptisms for most fo Charles and Sybilla's children; they do not seem to have been baptised at the Parish Church in Faversham. Maybe there is a clue in that in 1875 a Mr Goatham lent his van for conveying children to a Congreational Church picnic; had they started attending or at least having the children baptised at the Congreational Church? - to be investigated.
    The marriage of Charles Goatham to Sybilla Hunt
    The marriage of Charles Goatham to Sybilla Hunt
    Parish Register entry for the marriage of my gt gt grandparents (my only 2xgt grandparents to marry before the registration of BMDs began). This is from the registers for the now redundant Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Chatham, Kent.
    Occupation to 1887 
    Hop picking 
    • From the records of the events surrounding Sybilla's death it is clear that she went hop-picking. She had probably done this many years, perhaps almost all of her life. She may well have even been taken along as a baby to the hop fields by her own mother.
      During her married life Charles probably did not accompany her, due to his regular work, but even though living most of it in a town she was still close enough to hop fields to go hop picking from home. The children probably all went too, and assisted in hop picking once they were old enough.
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F100    |  Family Chart

    Family Emma Ann Beal HALL,   b. 4 Oct 1844, Seasalter, 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. Dec 1926, Faversham Reg Dist, 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 82 years) 
    Married 24 Oct 1868  St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, 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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Amos to Hall, Emma Beal Q4 1868 Faversham RD 2a 1239
      PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 2 Jan 2015)
      "1868. Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church in the Parish of Faversham in the County of Kent
      No. 94, When Married: October 24,
      Amos Goatham, aged 22, Bachelor, occupation: Baker, residence at time of Marriage: Abbey Street, father: Charles Goatham, occupation: Labourer;
      Emma Beal Hall, aged 23, Spinster, occupation: -, residence at time of Marriage: Abbey Street, father: Henry Beal, occupation: Mariner;
      Married in the Parish Church according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Established Church after Banns by me, D P Alcock Curate
      This Marriage     Amos Goatham in the       William Gambrill
      was solemnized Emma Beal Hall Presence Margaret Beal
      between us,                                of us,         "
      The 1911 census shows Amos and Emma had had 9 children, 8 of whom were still living.
    Children 9 children 
    Last Modified 18 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F106    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Sep 1846 - Faversham, 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 MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Church Lane, Faversham, 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 - 24 Oct 1868 - St. Mary of Charity Church, Faversham, 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 - Nellie GOATHAM - Sep Q 1869 - Faversham Reg Dist, 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 - Baker - From 1871 to 1877 - Faversham, 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 - Annie Maria GOATHAM - Abt Oct 1871 - Faversham Reg Dist, 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 MapsAccident - 18 Mar 1873 - Hollow Shore, Faversham, 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 - Edith Emily (“Edie”) GOATHAM - 16 May 1873 - Faversham, 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 - Amos Henry GOATHAM - Jun Q 1875 - Faversham, 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 - Edwin Charles (“Patsy”) GOATHAM - 2 Jun 1877 - Faversham, 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 - Ada Sibylla GOATHAM - 4 Aug 1879 - Faversham, 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 - George Walker GOATHAM - 28 Apr 1882 - Faversham, 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 - Amelia Sophia GOATHAM - 14 Jan 1885 - Faversham, 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 - Mabel Lily GOATHAM - Sep Q 1887 - Faversham, 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 MapsResidence - From 1891 to 1922 - 40, Westgate Road, Faversham, 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 - Labourer - - Faversham, 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 MapsDied - Mar Q 1933 - Faversham Reg Dist, 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 - 30 Jan 1933 - The Cemetery, Love Lane, Faversham, 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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    1. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "Deaths," 13 Aug 1872, online archives (http://www.ukpressonline.co.uk/ukpressonline/getDocument/KMSG_1872_08_13_008?fileType=PDF&#search=%22goatham%22   : accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 8, col. 5. (Reliability: 3).
      On the 4th Aug. at West-street, Faversham, Annie Maria Goatham, daughter of Mr. Amos Goatham, baker, aged 9 months.
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    2. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "Faversham - County Court," 22 Feb 1875, online archives (accessed 3 Apr 2013), p. 5, col. 1. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.
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    3. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "Faversham - Accidents," Sat. 22 Mar 1873, online archives (accessed 4 Apr 2013), p. 3, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.
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    4. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "County News - Faversham - County Court," 25 Jun 1889, online archives (accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 6, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.
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    5. [S103] Newspaper ‘The South Eastern Gazette’ onThe Kent Messenger Group Digital Archive, Kent., (http://www.kentonline.co.uk/kentonline/digitalarchive.aspx  :), "County News - Faversham - County Court," 29 Jun 1889, online archives (accessed 2 Apr 2013), p. 4, col. 2. (Reliability: 3), 19 Aug 2013.
      (Item exactly the same as appeared on the 25 June.)
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