Gotch, John

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Gotch, John Gender: M
John Speechly Gotch
born on 4 December 1829 at 07:00 (= 07:00 AM )
Place Kettering, England, 52n24, 0w44
Timezone LMT m0w44 (is local mean time)
Data source
Rodden Rating B
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 11°56' s_mo.18.gif s_piscol.18.gif 18°48 Asc.s_sagcol.18.gif 01°06'


English-born Australian newsagent and bookseller.

With Scotsman, Alexander Gordon, he founded a business in Melbourne, Australia, that would become the world-wide publishing firm of Gordon & Gotch. He died on 23 September 1901 at his home in Melbourne.

Link to Gordon and Gotch


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield quotes data from Roy Frederick Bell's book, "Gordon and Gotch, London: the story of the G. & G. century, 1853-1953" (Gordon & Gotch, 1953), p. 10: "came from Kettering, Northamptonshire. He was born at seven o'clock on a Friday morning during a dense fog, to be precise on December 4th, 1829."


  • Vocation : Business/Marketing : Sales (Newsagent and bookseller)