Richard Gothard

Richard Gothard was the second of the nine children of William Gothard and his wife Sarah Hawkins of Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.

He married Louisa Smith and the couple had eight children. Sadly though, three of the children died within their first years of life and this was followed by the death of their mother, Louisa, in 1885.

After Louisa's death, the couple's oldest child, Benjamin, emigrated in 1890 to Los Angeles, United States Of America. Here he married and became a father.

The following year back home, Richard re-married to Mary Norman, a spinster of Sutton, Cambridgeshire. The 1911 census suggests that they did not have any children together.

Richard was outlived by his second wife Mary, by about 4 years.

Life Events


  • 1843 at Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1st August 1847, with sisters Mary Gothard and Hannah Gothard at St. Martin's Church, Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Louisa Smith (1846-1885) on 7th April 1868 at St. Peter's Church, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • Mary Norman (1844-1924) on 30th May 1891 at St. Peter's Church, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • Benjamin William Gothard (1869-?) married Anna M (1873-?)
  • Richard Gothard (1871-?)
  • Arthur James Gothard (1874-1875)
  • Louisa Gothard (1876-?)
  • Eliza Gothard (1878-?)
  • Lucy Gothard (1881-1882)
  • Sarah Elizabeth Gothard (1883-?) married Martin Sulman (1882-?)

Census and Residence

  • 1851: 8yrs, Slade, Witcham, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1861: 18yrs, The Black Horse Public House, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1871: 27yrs, Village Street, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1881: 37yrs, Twenty Pence Road, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1891: 47yrs, High Street, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1901: 57yrs, Church Lane, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.
  • 1911: 68yrs, Church Lane, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 1871: Groom
  • 1881-1901: Agricultural Labourer
  • 1911: Farm Labourer
  • 1918: Assistant Gardener


  • During December 1929 in Cambridgeshire, England.


  • 14th December 1929 at Wilburton Cemetery, Wilburton, Cambridgeshire, England.



  • Richard Gothard (1779-1851)
  • Elizabeth Butcher (1776-1825)

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