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Elizabeth Parker

Female 1799 - 1872  (72 years)



  • Name Elizabeth Parker  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 30 Oct 1799  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5, 6, 7
    • on Wednesday Forenoon at 5 Minutes past 10 o'Clock [4]
    Baptism 30 Oct 1799  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 7
    • privately baptized the same Day being the 30th Day of Oct [4]
    Christening 18 Dec 1799  St Mary the Less, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Sponsors Mrs. Ellison Mrs. Haslewood, Mrs. S. Hopper [4]
    Marriage 29 Apr 1824  St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 8, 9, 10
    Meaburn Tatham,   b. 14 Dec 1784, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1875, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jun 1841  Oriel Place, Cheltenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Residence Mar 1851  2 Highgate Hill on the left, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Residence Apr 1861  Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1871  Merton Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death 14 Jan 1872  Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 12
    • 1872 14th January - Elizabeth wife of Meaburn Tatham died at Merton Lodge Highgate ... [4]
    Burial 19 Jan 1872  St Andrew, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • ... buried January 19th 1872 at Ryburgh - Aged 73. [4]
    • At Ryburgh Church I saw the grave of my great grandfather, great grandmother, and great great aunt (Aunt Mary). [Silvia Tatham, diaries, 20 May 1911]
    Elizabeth Parker (1799-1872)
    Elizabeth Parker (1799-1872)
    Memorial Window in Great Ryburgh Church
    Notes 
    • About the year 1824 my Father married my dear Mother, Elizabeth Parker of Durham. She and her sister Sarah Parker were the only children of one the Rev. Edward (I think that was his Christian name) Parker, Vicar of a Church in Durham. He, as well as his wife, died whilst my Mother and Aunt were still children; the Rev. George Louisa Nicholay, one of the Brethren of St. Katharine in the Tower of London, was their Guardian. His father was, I believe, a Tutor in the family of King George III. George Louisa Nicholay, my Mother's Guardian, was I have been told, a godson of George III, after whom he was called George Louisa. We, my Mother's children, always knew him as our Grandfather. [Charles Tatham Recollections]
    Person ID I0020  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 05 Nov 2013 

    Father Edward Parker,   b. abt Jan 1763, Gloucester Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1809, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Mother Jane Robinson,   b. est 1774, Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1809, Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 35 years) 
    Marriage 28 Aug 1794  Christ Church, Tynemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Edward, Son of Thomas & Ann Parker of the City of Gloucester, and Jane, Daughter of Robert & Mary Robinson of the City of Durham, were married the 28th Day of Aug. AD 1794 at the Parish Church of Tynemouth, in the County of Northumberland, by the Revd. Mr. Allison. [First entry in Meaburn Tatham family bible, inscribed 'Edward Parker, 1792. Gift of Mary Smith, Old Elvet, Durham, 1792.']
    Notes 
    • 3 daughters:
      - Mary Ann born 15 Dec 1795, bapt 17 Dec 1795;
      - Elizabeth born 30 Oct 1799 , bapt same day;
      - Sarah Jane born 27 Dec 1800, bapt 01 Jan 1801.
      [Parish Register: baptisms, St Mary in the South Bailey, Durham (IGI)]
    • Eldest daughter Mary Ann:
      - born on Tuesday Morning Dec. the 15th 1795 at 3 o'Clock A.M.
      - baptized Dec. the 17th '95 & christened May the 12th 1796; sponsors Mrs. Smith, Mrs. Mills, & Mr. Haigh.
      - inoculated by Mr. Ward 14 Mar 1796;
      - had the Hooping Cough Dec 1800.
      - March the 21st 1802 Sunday 1/2 past 2 o'Clock, Mary Ann was Providentially preserved from being burn't, having fallen over the dining room Fender: was lifted up by Sarah Alderson, and not materially hurt. Laus Deo.
      - Nov. the 26th 1802. The Measles appeared in Mary Ann, who recovered very well.
      - Mary Ann, on her [7th] Birth Day the 15th of Dec. [1802] appeared unwell, & on the 18th grew much worse; from which Time she gradually lost Strength till the 5th. of Feb. 1803, when at 20 Minutes past Six o'Clock on Saturday Even. without a Struggle, she left her Parents to lament her Loss !!!
      [Meaburn Tatham family bible]
    • Youngest daughter Sarah Jane:
      - born at Durham 27 Dec 1800;
      - marr to William Mitchell on 24 Feb 1824 at St Katharine-by-the-Tower; minister Rev. G. F. L. Nicolay [her & Elizabeth's guardian]; witnesses Thos. Porrett Hayes, Hannah Maria Wells, Elizabeth Parker [her sister], John Peace Mitchell, George G Mitchell;
      - not identified in 1841, 1851 census;
      - resid Apr 1861 at Richmond, Croydon, with son-in-law Marcus H Johnson, 35 b Tamerton Foliot, Master of the Court of the Exchequer; dau Frances, 29 b Benton Crescent, London; grandsons Henry (2), Herbert (1), Philip (<5m); + 6 serv. (grandson Charles Graham Johnson died 13 May 1858 age 10m);
      - resid Apr 1871 at Church Lane, Haslemere, with husband William Mitchell, 74 b Haslemere, formerly a clerk in the War Office (superannuated); dau Harriet, 30 b Highgate; + 2 serv;
      - Mr. Mitchell, husband of Sarah Mitchell sister to Elizabeth Tatham, died at Haslemere, 28th October 1872. [Meaburn Tatham family bible].
      - resid Apr 1881 at Lamerton House, Eltham, widowed, with son-in-law Marcus H Johnson, 56 b Tamerton, Master of the Supreme Court of Judicature; dau Frances E, 49 b London; grandsons Herbert W (21?), Philip P (20), Frederick G (19); granddau Ada F E (16); + 4 serv; (grandson Herbert Walter Johnson marr at Shabbington 31 May 1890 to Mary Bros, of Springfield, Upper Clapton);
      - resid Apr 1891 at Stella Cottage, Waverley, Surrey, with granddaughter Minisa Johnson, single, 31 b Melbourne; + 2 visitors: + 4 serv.
      - death reg Farnham 4Q1891 age 91.
    • My dear Mother, Elizabeth Parker of Durham ... and her sister Sarah Parker were the only children of one the Rev. Edward (I think that was his Christian name) Parker, Vicar of a Church in Durham. He, as well as his wife, died whilst my Mother and Aunt were still children; the Rev. George Louisa Nicholay, one of the Brethren of St. Katharine in the Tower of London, was their Guardian. His father was, I believe, a Tutor in the family of King George III. George Louisa Nicholay, my Mother's Guardian, was I have been told, a godson of George III, after whom he was called George Louisa. We, my Mother's children, always knew him as our Grandfather. [Charles Tatham Recollections]
    Documents
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 1: 1792-1800
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 2: 1800-1824
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 5: death on 28 Oct 1872 of William Mitchell, husband of Sarah Jane Parker, sister of Elizabeth Parker, wife of Meaburn Tatham
    Family ID F0015  Family Group Sheet

    Family Meaburn Tatham,   b. 14 Dec 1784, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1875, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Marriage 29 Apr 1824  St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 8, 9, 10
    • Marriage settlement of Meaburn Tatham of Lincolns Inn, gentleman and Elizabeth Parker of St Catherine's Cloisters near the Tower of London. 27 April 1824. [Durham Diocesan Records, Add.MS. 1632/7]
    • Minister: G F L Nicolay [her guardian]. Witnesses: Thomas Porrett Hayes [1772-1850, solicitor in Bloomsbury], Sarah Jane Mitchell [her sister], Hannah Maria Wells, [...] Parker [unidentified], William Mitchell [her brother-in-law]. [Sarah Jane Parker & William Mitchell were married 2 months earlier on 24 Feb 1824, at the same church, by the same minister and with 2 of the same witnesses]
    Meaburn Tatham & Elizabeth Parker
    Meaburn Tatham & Elizabeth Parker
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • It is curious fact that one day, two or three years it may be before our going to Highgate, my Father and a friend of his, taking a long walk from Town, reached a field on the left of West Hill, Highgate, from which there was a beautiful view, comprising Caen Wood, a large pond, almost like a small lake in the next field between them and the open country as far, I believe, as Dutton Gap in Surrey. Stopping there for a few moments my father said: "This is the spot where I should like to build a house if I was ever to build one". It was the very spot where, two or three years later, he did build his house. It was, I think in the year 1834 that we left London and went into lodgings in Highgate, when the building began. [Charles Tatham, Recollections]
    • (about the cottage on Highgate Hill where the family lived before Merton Lodge was completed). My Father returning home one evening from Town found my Mother in the little front garden shedding tears of despair because she could not get all the furniture - which had been brought from where it had been stored, I suppose - put inside the house. She was sitting in the midst of it, like Marius on the ruins of Carthage. It was all ultimately put in. [Charles Tatham, Recollections]
    • Sunday, August 6th 1837. ... in the evening we took a walk up Milfield Lane & went to look at the new house which young Mr Tatham [sic; then aged 52] is building for himself; it is a very nice one & the situation lovely; ... . [Diary of Parthenia Pardoe, wife of Allen Williams Block. Their daughter Elizabeth (Betha) married Meaburn Tatham's son George at Highgate, 20 years later. ]
    • Merton Lane was cut when Mr Meaburn Tatham built Merton Lodge, now in the possession of Mr John Glover, J.P. It was an ancient footpath leading across the fields in Hampstead; it was a field path in the time of Coleridge and was his favourite and constant walk. [John H Lloyd, History of Highgate, 1888]
    • 1861 census: 3 live-in servants + 3 next door.
    • In Apr 1881 Merton Lodge was the residence of John Glover, shipowner, age 51 b South Shields, his wife Louisa and 5 children.
    Children 
     1. Ralph Tatham,   b. 05 Mar 1825, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1826, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. Elizabeth Jane Tatham,   b. 06 Jun 1826, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1827, Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. 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)
    +4. George Edmund Tatham,   b. 12 Nov 1830, 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1910, Good Shelter, Penn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Meaburn Smith Tatham,   b. 22 May 1832, 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1870, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)
     6. William Tatham,   b. 05 Aug 1834, 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1876, Brooke House Asylum, Upper Clapton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     7. Mary Ann Tatham,   b. 17 Sep 1835, West Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1915, 35 Brunswick Place, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     8. Ralph Edward Tatham,   b. 09 Mar 1843, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1907, 20 York St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    Photos
    Merton Lodge, Highgate
    Merton Lodge, Highgate
    Only known image of house in 20th century. Cropped from photo of former Holly Court School, closed 02 Aug 1990. Building then demolished and built over.
    Merton Lodge Coach House, Highgate.
    Merton Lodge Coach House, Highgate.
    Photo abt 1900.
    Part of Merton Lodge, formerly the home of Meaburn Tatham (1784-1875) & family.
    Merton Lodge, Highgate
    Merton Lodge, Highgate
    In about 1888.
    Home of Meaburn Tatham (1784-1875) and family from its construction in 1838; house & contents sold after his death.
    Meaburn Tathams: Family grave
    Meaburn Tathams: Family grave
    Churchyard of St Andrew's, Great Ryburgh
    Meaburn Tathams: Family grave
    Meaburn Tathams: Family grave
    Detail of headstone showing damaged lettering
    Meaburn Tatham Family Vault
    Meaburn Tatham Family Vault
    Plaque set in south wall of St Andrew's Church, Great Ryburgh
    Meaburn Tathams - Family Grave at Great Ryburgh
    Meaburn Tathams - Family Grave at Great Ryburgh
    Documents
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 3: 1825-1831
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 4: 1832-1872
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 6: 1872-1917
    Histories
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F0013  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 30 Oct 1799 - Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 30 Oct 1799 - Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 18 Dec 1799 - St Mary the Less, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 29 Apr 1824 - St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Apr 1824 - St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Oriel Place, Cheltenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 2 Highgate Hill on the left, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Merton Lodge, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Merton Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 14 Jan 1872 - Merton Lodge, Highgate Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.

    3. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

    4. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 71

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age abt 35

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mary, in the South Bailey, Durham (IGI), 30 Oct 1799.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Katharine-by-the-Tower, 29 Apr 1824.

    9. [S53] Marriage Licence, Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations, 27 Apr 1824.

    10. [S22] IGI / BVRI, batch M019072.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.

    12. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Pancras, 1Q1872.