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Family Group Sheet : Harry Ward Tatham/Marjorie Elsie Underhill (F0547)

m. 1936



  • Harry Ward  TathamFather | Male
    Harry Ward Tatham

    Birth  17 Jul 1911  Netley, Rosemead Place, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  20 May 1980  15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Marriage  1936  [1, 2]  Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo  [1, 2] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father  Territt Hugh Tatham | F0361 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Maude Eglantine Waterfield Ward | F0361 Family Group Sheet 

    Marjorie Elsie  UnderhillMother | Female
    Marjorie Elsie Underhill

    Birth  07 Nov 1910  Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location
    Death  Nov 1991  15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location
    Burial     
    Father  William John Underhill | F1062 Family Group Sheet 
    Mother  Marian Annie Hydon | F1062 Family Group Sheet 

    Child 1 | Female
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    Spouse  Living | F1114 
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    Spouse  Paul George Wynn-Evans | F1115 
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    Child 2 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F1071 
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    Child 3 | Male
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    Spouse  Living | F0773 
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    Mackinnon House, Colombo
    Mackinnon House, Colombo
    Home of three generations of Tathams

  • Notes 
    • 'I remember my father had 17 servants at Mackinnon House. An Appu who ran the servants and house. I still have the silver leaf on which he carried the mail to my mother each morning. My father had his personal dresser who laid out his clothes, ran his bath carefully testing the temperature of the water, squeezed the toothpaste on to his toothbrush, tied his shoe laces, helped him on with his jacket and brushed it. His dresser also waited at table. There was a house coolie who cleaned the house and waited at table. A varsocute cleaned all the loos and a nanny did the washing and ironing. There was a cook and podien (small boy helper who prepared everything for cooking and washed up). Four gardeners looked after the extensive grounds and two sisi boys (horse boys) tended the stables and groomed the horses. There was also a driver and all the servants lined up outside the front door each morning to watch the Master of the house climb into the back of the car to be driven to the office. It all sounds OTT now but thats how it was in those days. Father was called Master, Mother was Lady, my brother was Little Master and I was Missy.' [EJT, Oct 2010]

  • Sources 
    1. [S03] Family Members, RHT.

    2. [S03] Family Members, RWTT.