Harriett Pemily EASON

Female 1840 - 1907  (~ 67 years)    Has 2 ancestors and 129 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Harriett Pemily EASON 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Jun Q 1840  Milton next Sittingbourne, 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: Eason, Harriett q2 1840 Milton RD 5 357; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Wiles
      Her age given on most censuses suggests a date of birth in 1839 but this birth registration, though the index shows her only as Harriet Eason, is consistent with her baptism and with the earliest censuses which are most likely to have her age accurately. Index for age at death probably shows 66, also consistent with a birth in 1840.
    Baptised 25 Dec 1840  Holy Trinity Church, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 
    • KFHS CD 02/07
      Shows Harriett Pamla Dau of Edward and Harriett EASON, father a Waterman, abode Milton
    Gender Female 
    Education 1851  Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 
    Scholar 
    Residence 1851  Flushing Street, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 
    • With her siblings in Flushing Street (still in Milton next Sittingbourne). In the census none was shown as 'head'; presumably her mother was, her father having died the previous year, although her mother was not at home at the time of the census. Harriet's mother was staying with her farm labourer brother and his family in Streatham, along with 2 children - older daughter Emma (17) and youngest son James (5 months). The care of Harriet and 4 other siblings, aged 3 to 12 was apparently entrusted to 14 year old Sarah.
    Occupation 1861  The Golden Lion, Brook, 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 
    House servant at pub 
    • Harriet must have had a good training for her subsequent work at the Jolly Sailors at this establishment.
      One of nine pubs in the Brook (according to an 1864 Ordnance Survey) the Golden Lion was in a street named after the waterway that travelled down it, although this became known as the Town Ditch, and something of an open sewer until pipe drains were laid in 1870. The Golden Lion was on the north-eastern corner of the higher ground, known then as Smithfield Bank.
      The number of pubs points to the Brook being in a not exactly salubrious area of Chatham, where of course the naval base meant that there would have been plenty of sailors looking for drink (and more).
      More information about the Brook can be found here and more about the history of the area here.

      She was probably not there for much longer, as less than 3 weeks later she got married.
      It was fortunate that she was not still working in Chatham when the Contagious Diseases Act made young women such as Harriet vulnerable to compulsory checks for venereal disease. Although it was intended that prostitutes were those checked, any young woman living or working in the areas covered (naval ports and army towns) could be suspected and arrested and subjected to degrading inspections without any evidence that she was a prostitute.
    Occupation From 1871 to 1901  Jolly Sailors' Inn, 21, Flushing Street, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 
    Worked in Inn 
    • One may assume that as well as looking after her young family Harriet would have assisted in the Jolly Sailors' Inn where her husband was publican. She may have even done the bulk of the work there, as Henry was also working as a sawyer for much of the time, and she kept the establishment going after his death, being shown as the licensed victualler in 1901.
    Miscellaneous 1877  Sittingbourne, 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 
    Assaulted 
    • In the Birmingham Daily Post - Wednesday 17 January, 1877
      "At Sittingbourne, on Monday, Thomas Rumley, a barge-man, was charged with committing an aggravated assault upon Harriet Goatham, wife of a publican. Complainant asked their worships not to send defendant to gaol, on account of his wife and children. He was therefore fined £6., including costs."
    Died 13 Sep 1907  Milton 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, Harriett  Pemley q3 1907 Milton RD 2a 489 - age unclear in index due to poor quality type; given as 96 on FreeBMD but could well be 66; GRO online index shows 66, which seems to be close to the correct age for Harriett.
    Probate 19 Oct 1907  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 
    National Probate Calendar Index entry 
    • Goatham, Harriett Pemily of 18 Flushing-street Milton-next-Sittingbourne Kent widow died 13 September 1907 Probate Canterbury 19 October to Charles Henry Goatham fish-merchant Harry William Goatham licensed-victualler and William Dives coal-merchant Effects £1948 8s. 9d.
    Notes 
    • Living with her family in Milton High Street as a baby in 1841.

      A widow, living at 21 Flushing St., Milton (Jolly Sailor Inn) in 1901. She was then licensed victualler and with her was a general domestic servant (Lilly Sullivan, 17) and 2 g'daus - Annie (10) and Daisy (6). (These last 2 seem to be also recorded with their parents and other g'parents!)
    Person ID I1902  Teresa's tree | Descendants of George Goatham and Ann nee Winch
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2019 

    Father Edward EASON,   c. 24 Oct 1802, Holy Trinity Church, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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. Jun Q 1850, Milton 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 ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Harriet Elizabeth WILES,   b. Abt 1809,   d. 14 Mar 1888, Milton 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 ~ 79 years) 
    Married 6 May 1828  Holy Trinity Church, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 KFHS CD 23
      Shows Edward EASON Bachelor of Milton to Harriet Eliz WILES Spinster of Milton, witnesses W.Eason and S.Eason, married by Banns
    Children 13 children 
    Family ID F4642    |  Family Chart

    Family Henry GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1822, 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. 8 Apr 1894, Jolly Sailors' Inn, 21, Flushing Street, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 ~ 72 years) 
    Married 27 Apr 1861  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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Henry to Eason, Harriett Pemily q2 1861 Medway RD 2a 515

      Although the marriage certificate shows both Henry and Harriet as resident in Chatham, Harriet had lived with her family in Flushing Street in Milton, where her mother and siblings were still living in 1861, although by then Harriet had moved to live where she was working, in Chatham. Less than 3 weeks before the wedding Henry was living with a sister and her family in Milton. Perhaps he described himself as living in Chatham to save the need to arrange for banns to be read in Milton.
      While Harriet's residence in the parish would have enabled them legally to marry in Chatham, many marriages seemed to take place there where neither of the couple was resident. The large size of the parish and the number of transitory residents due to the dockyard probably made it effectively impossible to check that at least one of a couple was resident (as required by the 1753 Hardwicke Act)
    Children 4 children 
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F1469    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Jun Q 1840 - Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 MapsBaptised - 25 Dec 1840 - Holy Trinity Church, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 MapsEducation - Scholar - 1851 - Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 - House servant at pub - 1861 - The Golden Lion, Brook, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Apr 1861 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Annie Maria GOATHAM - Mar Q 1863 - Milton 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 MapsChild - George Gotha GOATHAM - Mar Q 1864 - Milton 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 MapsChild - Charles Henry GOATHAM - Jun Q 1865 - Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 - Harry ("Henry") William GOATHAM - Mar Q 1867 - Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 - Worked in Inn - From 1871 to 1901 - Jolly Sailors' Inn, 21, Flushing Street, Milton next Sittingbourne, 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 MapsMiscellaneous - Assaulted - 1877 - Sittingbourne, 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 - 13 Sep 1907 - Milton 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 MapsProbate - National Probate Calendar Index entry - 19 Oct 1907 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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