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Family Group Sheet : Robert Walton/Catherine Cordelia Tatham (F0301)

m. 11 Jan 1747/48



  • Father | Male
    Robert Walton

    Birth  est 1715  Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death     
    Burial     
    Marriage  11 Jan 1747/48  [1, 2, 3]  St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees  [1, 2, 3] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Catherine Cordelia Tatham

    Birth  abt Jan 1722  Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death     
    Burial     
    Father  Ralph Tatham | F0046 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Ann Mawer | F0046 Family Group Sheet 

  • Notes 
    • Note in Curtis, pp. 7-7a:
      It seems highly probable that this marriage is the one quoted below from the Durham and Stockton records, "Captain Walton" being in that case identical with "Robert Whorlton, mariner."
      * 1747/8, Jan. 9. Robert Whorlton, Br., Stockton, 21, mariner, and Catharine Tatham of Bishopton, 21, Spr. Bondsman, John Charleton, Stockton, mar., (Durham Mar. Bond.)
      * 1747/8, Jan.11. Robert Whorlton and Catherine Tatham; (Stockton Regs.)
      Note by Mr. H. M. Wood: The age given as "21" only means that they were of "full age".
      When supplying the above records of the "Whorlton"-Tatham marriage, Mr. H. M. Wood informed the present compiler that unless there is an error in stating on p.7 of the Notes for the Tatham pedigree, that Catherine-Cordelia m. Capt. Walton, he, Mr, Wood, could not identify this marriage.
      It should therefore be mentioned that in one pedigree, "Capt. Walton m. Catherine-Cordelia"; and in that of Mr. Stanley Tatham, Catherine is not marked married, and "Capt. Walton m. Cordelia."
      Though it is still a matter for investigation, the compiler has, for the present, adopted the version that Capt. Walton m. Catherine-Cordelia, 5th dau., rather than that which makes Cordelia a 6th dau. of Ralph Lawrence Tatham and Anne Mawes [Mawer].
      The "Whorlton"-Tatham entries, however, certainly favour the belief that Capt. Walton's wife was named simply Catherine, and tends to strengthen the view that there was a 6th dau., Cordelia Tatham, though nothing else has been learnt of her.
      Note 2012:
      The explanation turns out to be quite simple. Bishopton parish registers show that both the 10th & 11th children of Ralph Tatham & Ann Mawer were named Catherine Cordelia, and the elder one died in infancy.

  • Sources 
    1. [S55] Marriage Bond, 09 Jan 1747/48.
      per Curtis quoting Wood

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Stockton Parish Church, 11 Jan 1747/48.
      per Curtis quoting Wood

    3. [S22] IGI / BVRI, LDS member, 11 Jan 1747/48.