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Herbert Francis William Tatham

Male 1861 - 1909  (47 years)


  • Name Herbert Francis William Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 02 Dec 1861  6 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4
    Baptism 25 Jan 1862  Holy Trinity, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    Baptism register
    Residence Apr 1871  14 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Education 1874 - 1881  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    • King's Scholar
    Residence Apr 1881  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education Sep 1881 - 1885  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 7, 8
    • Scholar
    • The Chancellor's classical medals have been to-day awarded as follows:- (1) Hugh Vibart Macnaghten, scholar of Trinity College; (2) John Strachan, scholar of Pembroke College. The following candidates are deemed by the examiners worthy of honourable mention:- E. von B. Benly, F. Dames-Longworth, B.A., M. J. Rendall, B.A., H. F. W. Tatham, all scholars of Trinity College. [University Intelligence - Cambridge; Morning Post, 23 Feb 1885]
    Degree/Qualif. 1885  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [4
    Occupation 1886 - 1909  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location ; Schoolmaster  [7, 8
    Degree/Qualif. 1890  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [4
    Occupation Apr 1891  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master (Classical)  [9
    Residence Apr 1891  Sligachan Hotel, Skye Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • with Arthur Christopher Benson and Thomas Cunningham Porter, also assistant masters at Eton
    Occupation Mar 1901  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [10
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    1901
    Residence Mar 1901  15 High St, Eton Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence 1909  South Lawn, Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Death 04 Aug 1909  Chamonix, France Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Head injuries after a fall  [3, 4, 7, 12
    • My dear younger son died from an accident in the Alps on the 4th of August 1909; he was there with his nephew, Meaburn Tatham. It was a dreadful shock and cause of distress to his parents and sister and brother. He was at the time of his death a Classical Master with a house containing 40 boys at Eton. After his death a most interesting and affectionate memoir of him was written by his great friend - who had also been a Master at Eton - Arthur Benson, son of the Archbishop. Arthur Benson is now Dr Benson, Master of Magdalen College, Cambridge.
      [Writing of his wife] Her son's death had been a great shock to her, and in many ways affected her brain. After the burial of her dear son at Emberton she seemed, mercifully, to have forgotten that he had died. [Recollections of Charles Meaburn Tatham, his father]
    • As to his death, Benson says that his friend "slipped on a little path not far from the Montanvert Hotel". His brother M T Tatham adds that his death was due to "a fall, not heart disease. He slipped on an easy path, it was not known why, on returning from a climb, and fell, injuring his head. He died soon afterwards. [Curtis]
    Burial 09 Aug 1909  All Saints, Emberton Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 12
    • An oak table, as a memorial to him, was placed in Eton College Library. [Curtis]
    Probate 12 Oct 1909  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 63,487 12s. 6d.  [11
    • Tatham Herbert Francis William of South Lawn Eton College Buckinghamshire died 4 August 1909 at Chamounix France Administration London 12 October to Charles Meaburn Tatham esquire. Effects 64109 3s. 6d. Resworn 63487 12s. 6d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Besides editing some school books, he was author of "Footprints in the Snow" which, with a Memoir by A C Benson, was pub. 1910; and joint author with A C Benson of "Men of Might", 1892 & 1921. [Curtis]
    • Herbert Francis William Tatham: Adm. pens. at Trinity, Apr. 30, 1881. [Youngest] s. of Charles Meaburn (1847), of 14, Cleveland Gardens, Hyde Park, London. B. Dec. 2, 1861, in London. School, Eton. Matric. Michs. 1881; (Class. Trip., Pt I, 1st Class, 1883; Pt II, 1st Class, 1885); B.A. 1885; M.A. 1890. Assistant Master at Eton, 1886-1909. Author of school textbooks; co-author, with A. C. Benson, of Men of Might. Died Aug. 4, 1909, at Chamonix, Switzerland, as the result of an accident. (Scott, MSS.; Schoolmasters' Directories; The Times, Aug. 9, 1909.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • In Dec 1896 he gave evidence at the trial of his 4th cousin Gerald Hamilton Tatham, stockbroker, charged with fraudulent conversion along with his father Henry Edward Tatham.
    Person ID I0011  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 08 May 2013 

    Father Charles Meaburn Tatham,   b. 21 Sep 1828, 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1924, Cary Castle, St Marychurch Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Collingridge,   b. 29 Oct 1827, Kentish Town Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1916, Cary Castle, St Marychurch Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Engagement abt Aug 1852    [3
    Marriage 20 Jul 1853  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 8, 13, 14
    • Officiating minister: Rev Ralph Tatham, DD, Master of St John's College Cambridge, and Charles Tatham's uncle.
      Assisted by: Rev Thomas Hinly Causton, Vicar of St Michael's, Highgate [husband of Frances Louisa Tatham, Charles Tatham's 3rd cousin].
      Witnesses: Meaburn Tatham [husband's father]; Miss Fortescue [wife's aunt]; James Hale Talbot.
    Charles Meaburn Tatham & Elizabeth Collingridge
    Charles Meaburn Tatham & Elizabeth Collingridge
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • Exactly opposite Holly Lodge lived a Mr. Collingridge, a widower, occupying a nice fair sized house with his sister-in-law and his daughter, his only child, a very pretty girl then about 22 years of age. In 1850, while I was forming one of the reading party in Jersey, Mr. Collingridge died; Miss Fortescue and his daughter continued to reside in the house. People used to joke and tell me I had better look after the young lady, saying that she was very pretty, and had a large fortune. ...
      One morning in the spring of 1852, Miss Fortescue, Miss Collingridge's aunt, sent my Mother a note, asking if she would allow them, the aunt and her niece, to accompany our family to the Highgate Institute, where instructive lectures were being given on certain evenings in the week at 8 o'clock. My Mother said she would be delighted to do so. On the first evening I walked up the Hill to the Lecture room with Miss Collingridge, sitting next her in the room, and from that moment fell desperately in love with her. After a year's wooing we were married by my Uncle Ralph and Mr. Causton, the Vicar at St. Michael's Church Highgate on July 20th 1853. My dear Father allowed me 100 a year till I should make a fair income at the Bar. I hope I may be believed when I say that I should have fallen in love had the young lady, Miss Elizabeth Collingridge, been possessed of no money at all. ...
      I courted my dear wife some 8 or 9 months before she would accept my suit. Some time in the year 1852 her Aunt and herself went down to Bath for a few weeks, to stay with another aunt, a Mrs Forster, who with two stepsons lived, I think, at Lansdowne Crescent. While they were there I went to a hotel in Bath for a few days, and found out that on Sundays Mrs Forster and Miss Fortescue with their niece went to what was then called a Chapel-of-Ease, Landerdale Chapel. I sat behind them, and after, the service, joined them on coming out. I was introduced to Mrs Forster, and was asked by her to their mid-day dinner, to my great joy, had a walk with all three of them after dinner, and was asked to dinner again on the next day, after which I had to return to London. I found out on what day the Aunt and her niece were returning home; I met them at Paddington; they had their own carriage waiting for them, I pursued them in a Hansom to the foot of Highgate's steep hill, and we all walked up to their house. My suit progressed favourably after that. I became engaged about the end of August 1852, I think. I went for a few weeks with them on a tour in Wales and the Lakes, and was married on July 20th 1853.
      [Charles Tatham Recollections]
    • Origin of name Talbot in Tatham family:
      One of the witnesses at the marriage of Charles Tatham & Elizabeth Collingridge on 20 Jul 1853 was James Hale Talbot.
      He was born at Olney on 02 Jun 1808, son of John Hale Talbot and Sarah Thompson, marr at Olney 18 Jul 1804.
      In Mar 1851 census James Hale Talbot was resid at the Rectory, Newton Blossomville [abt 2m from Olney & 3m from Emberton]: widower, 42, Rector, b Olney. Also resid 3 sons & 3 daus. Also Mary E Simpson, late wife's sister, unmarr, 49, clergyman's 3 daughter, b Chesham; + 3 servants.
      He may be related to Thomas Hale, husband of Elizabeth Collingridge's aunt Elizabeth. After Thomas & Elizabeth Hale died, Charles & Elizabeth Tatham bought their house at Emberton.
      This James Hale Talbot may have been the godfather of Charles & Elizabeth Tatham's elder surviving son, Meaburn Talbot Tatham. No other reason for the middle name Talbot has been found.
      Charles & Elizabeth Tatham's gg grandson was Charles Meaburn Talbot Tatham b 12 Feb 1961. He took the name Talbot from both sides of his family, after his mother's grandfather Talbot Baines, and his father's grandfather Meaburn Talbot Tatham.
    • Apr 1911 census shows that Charles & Elizabeth had 4 children of whom 3 were then alive & 1 dead. This is incorrect. Their 2nd child Meaburn Collingridge Tatham was born 31 Jul 1856 & died 19 May 1857 aged 9 months. Their 4th child Herbert Francis William Tatham was born 02 Dec 1861 and died in an accident at Chamonix 04 Aug 1909. He was brought back to England and buried in the churchyard at Emberton. In his Recollections, Charles Tatham says of his wife "Her son's death had been a great shock to her, and in many ways affected her brain. After the burial of her dear son at Emberton she seemed, mercifully, to have forgotten that he had died."
    • Diamond Wedding: Tatham-Collingridge - On the 20th July, 1853, at St. Michael's, Highgate, by the Rev. Ralph Tatham, D.D., Master of St. John's College, Cambridge, assisted by the Rev. Thomas Hinly Causton, Charles Meaburn, eldest son of Meaburn Tatham, Esq., of Merton Lodge, Highgate, to Elizabeth, only surviving child of the late Thomas Collingridge, Esq., of Highgate, Middlesex.
      [The Times, Sat 19 Jul 1913]
      [similar wording in original marriage notice 60 years earlier, in Morning Chronicle 23 Jan 1853]
    Photos
    Charles & Elizabeth Tatham
    Charles & Elizabeth Tatham
    abt 1914, possibly at Cary Castle
    Cary Castle, Torquay
    Cary Castle, Torquay
    image posted on www in 2009
    Cary Castle, Torquay
    Cary Castle, Torquay
    Photo from sale brochure May 2010 (price 1.5 m)
    Histories
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    Family ID F0006  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 02 Dec 1861 - 6 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 25 Jan 1862 - Holy Trinity, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 14 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1874 - 1881 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Sep 1881 - 1885 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1885 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Schoolmaster - 1886 - 1909 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1890 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master (Classical) - Apr 1891 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Sligachan Hotel, Skye Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - Mar 1901 - Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 15 High St, Eton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1909 - South Lawn, Eton College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Head injuries after a fall - 04 Aug 1909 - Chamonix, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 09 Aug 1909 - All Saints, Emberton Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Herbert Francis William Tatham & nephew Meaburn Tatham
    Herbert Francis William Tatham & nephew Meaburn Tatham
    1905

    Histories
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    Herbert Francis William Tatham (1861-1909)
    A Memoir - by A C Benson

  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Holy Trinity, Paddington, 25 Jan 1862.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 4Q1861.

    3. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

    4. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 19 b London

    7. [S07] Other Sources, A C Benson.
      Memoir - in H. F. W. Tatham, "The Footprints in the Snow", (Macmillan & Co) London, 1910

    8. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    12. [S57] Silvia Tatham - Diaries.

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Edmonton, 3Q1853.

    14. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 20 Jul 1853.