Caroline WITHERS

Female 1816 - 1912  (96 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 124 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Caroline WITHERS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1816  West Wittering, Sussex, 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 
    Baptised 8 Nov 1816  St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 
    Gender Female 
    Occupation 1840 
    Agricultural female servant 
    • At the time of her marriage
    Petty sessions 30 Nov 1880  “Dolphin Hotel”, West Street, Havant, Hampshire, 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 
    Breaking hotel window 
    • It appears that the Dolphin, an old coaching inn, no longer exists, although it kept going into the early years of the C21st, being situated at 18 West Street.
    Petty sessions 2 Dec 1880  Havant, Hampshire, 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 
    Breaking hotel window 
    • Havant.
      Petty Sessions. - Thursday - Before Captain T.
      Hodgkinson r.n. and J. Edward Cox, Esq.

        Strange Conduct. - Caroline Beaton, an elderly
      married woman, was charged with wilfully breaking a
      plate-glass window at the "Dolphin" Hotel, the property
      of Mr. John Purnell. The damage was laid at 1l. - It ap-
      peared that on Tuesday evening the woman tapped twice
      on the woodwork of the window, and then struck the glass
      with a key. The glass was cracked. - Her statement was
      that she tapped because she wanted half-a-pint of beer,
      and as she could make no one hear she "tapped" again,
      and accidentally broke the glass. - Evidence was given by
      Dr. Bannister to the effect that the defendant had been
      twice confined in a lunatic asylum, and, taking this into
      consideration, the Bench suspended judgment, but warned
      the defendant of the consequences of a repetition of her
      conduct.  

      (from the Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, of Saturday 4 December 1880)

      This was at the same petty sessions where her son Eli and daughter Caroline were charged with stealing and receiving 5 fowls.
    Residence 1891  Ashe Park, Southampton, Hampshire, 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 
    • At the time of the 1891 census Caroline was living with her daughter Alice and Alice's husband.
    Lunacy 1871-1901  Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum, Fareham, Hampshire, 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 
    • Caroline was a patient in the asylum at the time of the 1871 and 1901 censuses.
      I have lots of information about Caroline's 10 admissions to the asylum (courtesy of Susan Burt).
      Although she died in the asylum, Caroline was described as "of Union Workhouse Havant" on her death certificate.
      The HCLA on Wikipedia
    Also known as Caroline WEATHERS 
    Occupation Charwoman 
    • On her death certificate in 1912, but given her age and that she was then in a lunatic asylum it must refer to an occupation earlier in life.
    Died 27 Feb 1912  Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum, Fareham, Hampshire, 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 
    • Died of senile decay - eventually. The asylum had prepared her coffin 7 years before!
      Died at age of 103 according to A. Ivy; on certificate as 93 but must have been at least 95 from her baptism date.

      GRO ref: q1 1912 Fareham RD 2b 797
    Death certificate for Caroline Withers
    Death certificate for Caroline Withers
    Notes 
    • Supposedly an heiress! - gave up for her marriage, according to my Great Aunt Ivy, but clearly Caroline's father was a labourer. Whether the Withers had had any money further back I don't know.

      Caroline signed her marriage cert. with the surname spelt 'Weathers' and this is the maiden name given on her daughter Mary's birth cert.
    Person ID I193  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor
    Last Modified 1 Nov 2018 

    Father David WITHERS,   b. Abt 1776, Sussex, 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. 26 Sep 1841, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 ~ 65 years) 
    Mother Ann SHUTLER,   b. 1782, Selsey, Sussex, 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. 16 Feb 1878, Havant, Hampshire, 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 96 years) 
    Married 20 May 1802  St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 
    • both signed with a X.
    Children 5 children 
    Family ID F128    |  Family Chart

    Family Charles BEATON,   b. Abt 1815, South Mundham, Pagham, Sussex, 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. 1 Aug 1890, Brockhampton, Havant, Hampshire, 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 ~ 75 years) 
    Married 7 Nov 1840  St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 9 children 
    Last Modified 5 May 2011 
    Family ID F124    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1816 - West Wittering, Sussex, 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 - 8 Nov 1816 - St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 - 7 Nov 1840 - St. Peter and St. Paul’s Church, West Wittering, Sussex, 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 - David John Shutler Withers BEATON - Sep Q 1841 - West Wittering, Sussex, 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 BEATON - 20 Jun 1843 - South Mundham, Pagham, Sussex, 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 - Thomas BEATON - Sep Q 1845 - Felpham, Sussex, 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 - Caroline ("Carrie") BEATON - Sep Q 1847 - South Bersted, Sussex, 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 - Ann BEATON - Mar Q 1850 - South Bersted, Sussex, 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 - Eli Charles BEATON - Jun Q 1853 - South Bersted, Sussex, 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 - William Edward (“Edward”) BEATON - Dec Q 1856 - Colworth, Sussex, 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 - Alice BEATON - Sep Q 1860 - Havant, Hampshire, 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 MapsPetty sessions - Breaking hotel window - 2 Dec 1880 - Havant, Hampshire, 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 MapsLunacy - 1871-1901 - Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum, Fareham, Hampshire, 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 - 27 Feb 1912 - Hampshire County Lunatic Asylum, Fareham, Hampshire, 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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