John GOATHAM

Male 1730 - Yes, date unknown    Has 24 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John GOATHAM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Baptised 14 Aug 1730  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, viewed 18 Feb 2017)
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I3203  Teresa's tree
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2019 

    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

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