Eliza Jane GOATHAM

Female 1863 - 1961  (97 years)    Has 107 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Eliza Jane GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 9 Oct 1863  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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Eliza Jane q4 1863 Milton RD 2a 613; GRO online index shows mother's maiden name as Whitehead
      1939 register entry for Janet E Barnes shows her date of birth as 9 Oct 1870. I am guessing she kept the same birthday when adjusting the year.
    Baptised 8 Nov 1863  St. John the Baptist Church, 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 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 18 Jun 2019)
      Abode Bredgar, father Michael shown as a carpenter.
    Gender Female 
    Education 1871 
    Scholar 
    Also known as Janet Eliza GOATHAM 
    Occupation 1891 
    Laundress 
    Residence 1901  Twickenham, 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 
    • With her sister Lucy at the time of the census.
    Occupation 1901 
    Lady's Maid 
    • Although recorded as a lady's maid, she was staying or living with her sister Lucy at the time of the census, and so appears either she had some leave or was unemployed - or exagerating. While not all domestic servants lived in, I would though lady's maids always did.
    Residence 1939  62, Station Road, Purton, Wiltshire, 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 husband
      (from the 1939 register, Ref: RG101/7149I/003/44 Letter Code: WSFD)
    Died 9 Feb 1961  The Hospital, Northleach, Gloucestershire, 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: BARNES, Janet E q1 1961 aged 98 Cirencester RD 7b 504
      Actual date from probate calendar entry

      No deaths of a Janet (E) Barnes in Swindon RD
      Interesting to see her true age (more or less) was now used (actually, she would only have been 98 later in the year, but the age is often a year out, calculated from year of death minus year of birth, without taking account of whether a person had had their birthday).
      This is clearly the right death from the probate calendar information which shows that she was living in Purton at the time, but died in hospital, hence the different RD.

      If registered by her claimed date of birth, 1870, then this one could be her:
      Barnes, Janet q2 1967 aged 97 Islington  RD 5c 595 - I think though this is probably the person shown as Janette Barnes, born 1867 according to the 1939 register, who was then living in Islington.
    Probate 27 Mar 1961  Winchester, 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 
    Calendar entry 
    • Barnes Janet Eliza of The Cedars Purton Wiltshire widow died 9 February 1961 at Northleach Hospital Gloucestershire Probate Winchester 27 March to Frederick Ernest Birch divisional railway traffic superintendent and Hugh Russell Oldman solicitor.
      Effects £1275 16s. 2d.
    Notes 
    • Eliza Jane / Janet Eliza
      Janet Eliza's marriage certificate makes it clear she was a Goatham by birth. Her father was a Michael Goatham, carpenter - deceased by 1906. Her age suggests she was born about 1870.
      Michael born 1834 is the only person to fit on both counts, but there was no Janet with her parents and siblings in 1871 or 1881, nor have I found her elsewhere in those years or in the 1891 or 1901 census.

      My first guess was that too many children in quick succession led to her being brought up by relations (possibly using their surname). I also wondered if she could she have been an illegitimate dau of Michael's?
      The 1911 census shows she was born in Bredgar so I'm sure she wasn't the dau of some other Michael Go(a)tham I don't know about.
      But in the baptism records for St. John the Baptist, Bredgar there is no sign of a baptism for Janet Eliza Goatham or any Janet Eliza around this date.

      I am now fairly sure that she is one and the same as Eliza Jane Goatham, born 1863 Regular census entries can be found for Eliza Jane up to and including 1901, after which she vanishes, with no sign of her death . I suspect Janet's age was "adjusted" to make the difference to the age of her husband appear less. Throughout their married life she seems to have maintained the fiction that she was born in 1870 (it appears as late as the 1939 register), but the age given at the registration of her death was almost correct.
    Person ID I2270  Teresa's tree | Descendants of George Goatham and Ann nee Winch, Descendants of Richard and Mary Whitehead
    Last Modified 23 Jul 2019 

    Father Michael GOATHAM,   b. Abt 1834, 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. Jun Q 1905, The Union Workhouse, 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 ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Olive WHITEHEAD,   b. Abt 1833, 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. 27 May 1915, Castle Farm, Wendover, Buckinghamshire, 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 30 May 1859  St. John the Baptist Church, 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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham, Michael to Whitehead, Olive q2 1859 Milton RD 2a 865
      Details from PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 20 Jul 2019)
    Children 7 children 
    Family ID F343    |  Family Chart

    Family Arthur Henry BARNES,   b. 4 Feb 1874, Purton, Wiltshire, 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. 7 Jun 1940, Swindon Reg Dist, Wiltshire, 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 66 years) 
    Married 29 Sep 1906  St. Stephen’s Church, Twickenham, 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 
    • GRO ref: Goatham      , Janet Eliza to BARNES, Arthur Henry q3 1906 Brentford RD 3a 326
      Janet's addr at time of marr was 32 Orleans Rd, Twickenham; Arthur's was Purton.
    Last Modified 2 May 2017 
    Family ID F371    |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1863 - 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 8 Nov 1863 - St. John the Baptist Church, 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - 62, Station Road, Purton, Wiltshire, 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 - Calendar entry - 27 Mar 1961 - Winchester, 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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