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Thomas Francis Pardoe

Male 1837 - 1925  (87 years)



  • Name Thomas Francis Pardoe  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Tom" 
    Birth 29 Jul 1837  The Copse, Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 5
    Baptism 01 Sep 1837  St Mary, Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Mar 1851  Wall Heath, Kingswinford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Occupation abt 1865 - 1885  Army Officer, Seaforth Highlanders (72nd Regt)  [5
    • Lieutenant-Colonels Retired on Full or Retired Pay or on a Pension:
      Pardoe, Thomas Francis Pardoe, Cheshire Regt.
      Army ranks:
      31 May 1859: Cornet, 2nd Lieut or Ensign;
      10 May 1862: Lieut;
      24 Apr 1869: Captain;
      21 Jul 1881: Major;
      21 Jul 1881: Lieut-Colonel.
      [Harts Army List 1888]
    • Listed under 2 different infantry regiments in 2 units, as well serving as instructor at School of Musketry, Hythe.
      Note: designations of infantry regiments after 1881 army reforms:
      - 22nd (Cheshire) Regiment of Foot became the Cheshire Regiment.
      - 72nd (Duke of Albany's Own Highlanders) Regiment of Foot became the Seaforth Highlanders.
    Occupation 30 Apr 1867  Lieutenant, Instructor of Musketry, 72nd Foot  [6
    • 72nd Foot - Lieut. Thomas Francis Pardoe to be Instructor of Musketry. [London Gazette]
    Post/Rank/Title 24 Apr 1869  Captain, 22nd (Cheshire) Regt  [7
    Occupation Apr 1871  Half pay, Captain of Infantry  [3
    Residence Apr 1871  Redhill, Stourbridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with grandmother
    Marriage 24 Oct 1871  All Saints, Isleworth Find all individuals with events at this location ; Maria Hay, ~1846-1874  [8
    • Maria Hay, born Sunderland abt 1846, dau of John Hay, b Sunderland abt 1803, JP & Landowner, resid 1871 St Margarets, Isleworth. She died abt Feb 1874 in Chester.
      Maria Hay's 1st husband was Robert Mather, marr abt Feb 1864 in Sunderland. He was born abt 1841 in Gateshead and died abt May 1869 in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. In Apr 1861 occupation was Ironmonger, resid 6 Argent Terrace, Gateshead.
      Child of Maria Hay and Robert Mather: Amy Mather, born abt Aug 1869 in Notting Hill, resid Apr 1871, St Margarets, Isleworth. Not found in any census aft 1871.
      Children of Maria Hay and Thomas Pardoe were 2 unmarr daughters:
      (i) Hilda Marian Pardoe, born Aldershot Camp abt Nov 1872; resid Apr 1891, 4 Clarendon Sq, Leamington (with grandmother); resid Mar 1901, 35 Brunswick Place, Hove; resid Apr 1911, Hove, with father & step-mother; died Flat 38 Gwydr Mansions, Hove, 15 Jan 1950; death reg Hove 1Q1950 age 77; probate London 25 Mar 1950 effects £1,393 12s. 4d. Stayed 06 to 09 Sep 1909 at Gt Ryburgh rectory with Frederick & Helen Tatham: "My great regret, I never came before!" [G R Visitors' Book]; founder member of the Halcyon Club in London; met Silvia Tatham there Sep 1921 [Silvia Tatham, diary, 28 Sep 1921].
      (ii) Frances Maria Hay Pardoe, born abt Feb 1874 in Hough Green, Chester; resid Apr 1891, 30 Oriental Place, Brighton; resid Mar 1901, 12 Elm Park Mansions, Chelsea, age 27 b Chester, actress; resid 1959 75 St Mark's Rd, Henley; died St Andrew's Nursing Home, Henley, 08 Jun 1959; death reg Henley 2Q1959 age 86; probate London 29 Oct 1959 effects £4,974 3s. 8d.
    Occupation Sep 1874  Hythe Find all individuals with events at this location ; Captain, 22nd Regt & Staff School of Musketry  [9, 10
    Marriage 07 Dec 1875  St John the Evangelist, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 11, 12, 13
    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 
    Occupation 27 Feb 1877  Cork Find all individuals with events at this location ; Captain; Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General, District Staff  [7
    Post/Rank/Title 01 Jul 1881  Lieutenant-Colonel  [14
    Occupation Apr 1891  Army Officer, Colonel, retired  [15
    Residence Apr 1891  30 Oriental Place, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    Occupation Mar 1901  Retired Lieut-Col, Infantry   [16
    Residence Mar 1901  35 Brunswick Place, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [16
    Occupation Apr 1911  Lieut: Colonel in H M Army  [17
    Residence Apr 1911  35 Brunswick Place, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location   [17
    Residence Jan 1913  Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location   [18
    • Pubsey and Aunt Jessie came twice to lunch at the Hotel [Warne's Hotel, Worthing], on Monday and on Sunday, when Pubsey gave a luncheon party there for us and the Pardoes - Hilda and Uncle Tom -, who came over from Brighton [Hove?]. I had never seen Uncle Tom before, he is very smart looking - and good looking too. It was nice to see Hilda again. Aunt Mary was not well enough to see us. [Silvia Tatham, Diary 19 Jan 1913]
    Marriage abt Aug 1916  Steyning Find all individuals with events at this location ; Frances Ferdinande Tankerville Chamberlaine, ~1867-1942  [19
    • Frances Ferdinande Tankerville Chamberlaine, b Egypt abt 1867, dau of Charles Tankerville Chamberlaine (abt 1840-1920), naval officer and consular agent to Khedive of Egypt. Her 1st marriage reg Kingston/T 3Q1888 to Charles Rowe Sawyer (abt 1862-1911), solicitor; 2nd marriage reg Marylebone 3Q1912 to John Stanley (abt 1840-1915), Lt-Col late 47th Regt; 4th marriage reg Kensington 4Q1933 to John L Reid (abt 1860-1937); her death reg Brighton 2Q1942 age 76 ie b abt 1866; probate 19 Jan 1946, Frances Ferdinande de Varios Reid, of Court Royal Hotel, Kemp Town, Brighton, widow, died 26 Jun 1942 at 1 Eastern Terrace, Brighton, effects £9980 14s. 10d.
    Residence bef Jul 1925  Pulteney Hotel, Bath Find all individuals with events at this location   [20
    Death 28 Jul 1925  Dr Cléret's Clinique, Chambéry, France Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 20
    • On the 28th July (on the eve of his 88th birthday), at Chambéry, France, Lt-Col. Thomas Francis Pardoe, late Seaforth Highlanders, only son of the late Thomas Pardoe, of Winterdyne, Worcestershire. R.I.P. [The Times, 31 Jul 1925]
    Probate 08 Feb 1926  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £541 10s. 10d.  [20
    • Pardoe Thomas Francis of Pulteney Hotel Bath died 28 July 1925 at Dr. Cleret's Clinique Chambery France Probate London 8 February to Frances Ferdinande Pardoe widow. Effects £541 10s. 10d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • not found in 1841 census (not = Thomas Pardoe, 3, resid Ribbenhall, Kidderminster, with John Pardoe, 27, farmer; Elizabeth, 33; + 3 elder siblings).
    • not found in 1861 census (but possibly = Thomas Pardoe, 23 b Kidderminster, police officer, resid Halesowen Rd, Dudley)
    • not found in 1881 census - presumably at Cork
    • Visited his brother-in-law Charles Tatham in Devon abt 1911. Went for a walk up Haytor together with Meaburn & Eileen Tatham, recently married. Had lunch afterwards in the hotel. Tom Pardoe said "Charles, these are the finest potatoes I ever had in my life!" [Eileen Roden to RCC, Aug 1962]
    • Nephew of Parthenia Pardoe: her daughter Elizabeth Susan Block ("Betha") married George Edmund Tatham, brother of his wife Mary Ann Tatham.
    Person ID I0023  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2014 

    Father Thomas Pardoe,   b. 04 Oct 1807, Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1838, The Copse, Kidderminster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 30 years) 
    Mother Marian Downing,   b. 18 Oct 1813, Dudley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1896, 42 Lansdowne St, Hove Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 09 Feb 1836  St Thomas, Dudley Find all individuals with events at this location   [21
    Notes 
    • Thomas only child. [Times, death notice]
    Family ID F0019  Family Group Sheet

    Family 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) 
    Marriage 07 Dec 1875  St John the Evangelist, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [10, 11, 12, 13
    Thomas Francis Pardoe & Mary Ann Tatham
    Thomas Francis Pardoe & Mary Ann Tatham
    Marriage Register
    Notes 
    • no children of this marriage [Curtis; 1911 census; not found in BMD indexes].
    • 6 servants in Apr 1911, incl caretaker, Old Hunt Kennels, Goodwood
    Last Modified 09 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F0016  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Jul 1837 - The Copse, Kidderminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 01 Sep 1837 - St Mary, Kidderminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - Wall Heath, Kingswinford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Redhill, Stourbridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Maria Hay, ~1846-1874 - 24 Oct 1871 - All Saints, Isleworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Captain, 22nd Regt & Staff School of Musketry - Sep 1874 - Hythe Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 07 Dec 1875 - St John the Evangelist, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 07 Dec 1875 - St John the Evangelist, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Captain; Deputy Assistant Adjutant & Quartermaster General, District Staff - 27 Feb 1877 - Cork Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 30 Oriental Place, Brighton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 35 Brunswick Place, Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 35 Brunswick Place, Hove Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jan 1913 - Brighton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Frances Ferdinande Tankerville Chamberlaine, ~1867-1942 - abt Aug 1916 - Steyning Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - bef Jul 1925 - Pulteney Hotel, Bath Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Jul 1925 - Dr Cléret's Clinique, Chambéry, France Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £541 10s. 10d. - 08 Feb 1926 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mary, Kidderminster (IGI), 01 Sep 1837.
      b 29 Jul 1837

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 13 b Kidderminster

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 33 b Kidderminster

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

    5. [S05] The Times, death notice, 31 Jul 1925.
      age 87

    6. [S35] London Gazette, War Office, 30 Apr 1867.

    7. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army List, Aug 1878.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Brentford, 4Q1871.

    9. [S05] The Times, Naval & Military Intelligence, 03 Sep 1874.

    10. [S11] Newspaper, Pall Mall Gazette, 07 Dec 1875.
      marriage notice

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 4Q1875.

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 35 yrs

    13. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    14. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Hart's Army List, 1888.

    15. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 53 b Kidderminster

    16. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 63 b The Copse near Kidderminster

    17. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 73 b The Copse near Kidderminster

    18. [S57] Silvia Tatham - Diaries, 19 Jan 1913.

    19. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Steyning, 3Q1916.

    20. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    21. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Thomas, Dudley (IGI), 09 Feb 1836.