Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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David GATHERN (c1800-1889)

and Eliza POWELL (?-?)

and Sarah COPELAND (c1802-1848)

and Emma Sarah PLOWMAN (c1830-1857)

and Elizabeth (c1798-1869)

and Martha (c1821-?)

 

David Gathern may have married 5 times.  (He nor his wives were my direct ancestors, but he was the 3x Great Grandfather of my cousins.)  He may have first married Eliza Powell on 29 August 1825 at St. James in Westminster.  He then married Sarah Copeland on 15 January 1829 at St. Martin in the Fields, Westminster, London.  Next he married Emma Sarah Plowman on 25 December 1850 in Broadwater, Sussex.  His father's name was then recorded as John Gathern.  (The death of a John Gathern was registered in the first quarter of 1839 in the Hertford registration district.)  David married again in the fourth quarter of 1859 in the Worthing registration district to Elizabeth Pannell.  And finally he married Martha.

David Gathern was born about 1800-5 in Middlesex.  He died aged 87 years in the Shoreham workhouse on 1 August 1889 and was buried in Shoreham on 6 August 1889.  David was a book binder.  The 1881 census records that he was born in Sheffield.  He was then an 81 year old widower living with his married daughter Mary Ann at 3 Kensington Street in Brighton.

Sarah Copeland's date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me.  The death of Sarah Gathern was registered in the fourth quarter of 1848 in the Worthing registration district.

Emma Sarah Plowman was born about 1830 in Worthing, Sussex.  She was the daughter of Edward Plowman and Emma Cuddington.  The death of Emma Gathern was registered in the third quarter of 1857 in the Worthing registration district.

Elizabeth was born about 1797 in Pagham, Sussex.  The death of 71 year old Elizabeth Gathern was registered in the second quarter of 1869 in the Worthing registration district.

Martha was born about 1821 in Broadwater.

When the 1841 census was recorded, the family were living at Posthills (think that's the name) in Bengeo, Hertfordshire.  David was then a book binder and he and Sarah were both aged 39 years.  In 1851 the family were living at 23 Marine Place in Broadwater.  David was a 46 year old book binder, and Emma was 21 years old.  The 1861 census records that David was a 60 year old book binder living at 12 Chapel Street in Broadwater, along with his 64 year old wife, 3 young children, his 28 year old unmarried daughter-in-law Eliza Pannell who was a dressmaker and a 9 year old grandson Albert Pannell.  (He was baptised on 22 February 1852 at St. Paul in Chichester as Albert Secondus Boniface Pannell the son of Eliza Pannell.)  In 1871 David was still a book binder and he was then said to be 63 years old.  He was then living at 24 Newlands Road in Broadwater along with his 50 year old wife Martha and daughter Mary Ann.

 

David Gathern and Sarah Copeland had 7 known children:

  1. Claire Gathern was born in about 1831 in Middlesex.  She was 10 years old in 1841 and living with her parents.  In 1851 she was living with her father and step mother and she was then a 19 year old house servant.

  2.  David Gathern was born about 1833 in London.  He was 8 years old in 1841.  In 1851 he was a 16 year old carpenter lodging at 4 Great Russell Street in Brighton, the home of John Carter a beer house keeper.  Also part of the household at that time was 50 year old Ann Gathern was an unmarried housekeeper.  She then gave her place of birth as St. Martin's in London.

  3. Edward Gathern was baptised on 15 October 1837 at Holy Trinity in Bengeo, Hertfordshire.  His death was registered in the first quarter of 1839 in the Hertford registration district.

  4. Sarah Gathern was baptised on 1 September 1839 at Holy Trinity in Bengeo, although her name was recorded as Rachel Gathern in the 1841 and 1851 census.  In 1841 she was 2 years old and in 1851 she was a 12 year old scholar living with her father and step mother.

  5. James Gathern was born/baptised on 19 November 1840 in Bengeo.  He married Charlotte Hemsley in 1864.  (They have their own page.)

  6. Sarah Gathern was baptised on 9 April 1843 at St. John and All Saints in Hertford, Hertfordshire.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1851.

  7. Henry Gathern was born on 21 September 1844 and baptised on 3 November 1844 in Broadwater, Sussex.  In 1851 he was a 5 year old scholar.

 

David Gathern and Emma Sarah Plowman had 3 known children:

  1. Emma Gathern was baptised on 21 December 1851 in Broadwater.  She was a 10 year old scholar in 1861.

  2. Eliza Gathern was baptised on 28 August 1853 in Broadwater.  She was an 8 year old scholar in 1861.

  3. Mary Ann Gathern was baptised on 27 July 1855 in Broadwater.  In 1861 she was a 6 year old scholar.  She was an unemployed 15 year old domestic servant in 1871 and she was the only one of her siblings living at home.

    Mary Ann married William Johnson in the third quarter of 1877 in Brighton.  In 1881 they were living at 3 Kensington Street in Brighton and William was a 33 year old bricklayer's labourer.  He was born in Southampton.

 

COPELAND          GATHERN          PLOWMAN          POWELL

This page was reviewed on 10 April 2012