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Ralph Tatham

Male 1825 - 1826  (1 years)



  • Name Ralph Tatham  [1, 2
    Birth 05 Mar 1825  Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • Ralph, Son of Meaburn & Elizabeth Tatham, was born at 1/4 before 12 o'Clock on Saturday night - M. Tatham. [Family Bible]
    Baptism 07 Mar 1825  Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • Baptised in private by the Revd. Mr. Nicolay [Family Bible]
    Christening 11 Jun 1825  St George, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    Ralph Tatham (1825-1826)
    Ralph Tatham (1825-1826)
    Baptism register
    Death 13 Jul 1826  Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • Ralph departed this life at 1/2 past 5 o'Clock in the Evening, & was buried at the Parish of St. George Bloomsbury on the 17th of the same month. [Family Bible]
    Burial 17 Jul 1826  St George, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    Ralph Tatham (1825-1826)
    Ralph Tatham (1825-1826)
    Burial register
    Person ID I0024  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 31 Jul 2012 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Elizabeth Parker,   b. 30 Oct 1799, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1872, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Marriage 29 Apr 1824  St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 6, 7, 8
    • 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.
    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
    Family ID F0013  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 05 Mar 1825 - Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 07 Mar 1825 - Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 11 Jun 1825 - St George, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 13 Jul 1826 - Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 17 Jul 1826 - St George, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S03] Family Members, MRT.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St George, Bloomsbury, 11 Jun 1825.
      b 05 Mar 1825

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

    4. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, St George, Bloomsbury, 17 Jul 1826.
      age 16m

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

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

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