Tathamfamilyhistory
The Tathams of County Durham
First Name:  Last Name: 
[Advanced Search]  [Surnames]

Meaburn Smith Tatham

Male 1832 - 1870  (38 years)



  • Name Meaburn Smith Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 22 May 1832  45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • born at 10 o'Clock in the morning [Family Bible]
    • born Highgate per Curtis
    Baptism 23 May 1832  45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • privately baptized by the Rev. Mr. Nicolay the following Day [7]
    Christening 26 Jan 1833  St Michael Paternoster Royal, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 7
    Meaburn Smith Tatham (1832-1870)
    Meaburn Smith Tatham (1832-1870)
    Baptism register (Christening after private baptism)
    Education May 1840 - Dec 1844  Highgate School Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Jun 1841  Mill Field Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education abt Feb 1845 - Jun 1850  Sedbergh School Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 5
    Education abt 1850 - 1854  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Mar 1851  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Degree/Qualif. 1854  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [5
    Degree/Qualif. 1857  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [2, 5
    Degree/Qualif. 1857  Solicitor  [5
    Occupation 1857 - 1870  3 Frederick's Place, Old Jewry, London Find all individuals with events at this location ; Solicitor  [5
    • in partnership with his father; both with Fyson, Tathams, Curling and Walls in 1865.
    Marriage 12 Apr 1860  Holy Trinity, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 10
    Eliza Mary Warter,   b. 07 Apr 1835, The Grove, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1897, Lemoenfontein, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Mar 1861  1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Occupation Apr 1861  Solicitor  [1, 2
    Residence Apr 1861  Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • visiting?
    Residence 1870  Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Death 05 Oct 1870  Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 13, 14, 15
    • 1870 5th October. Meaburn Smith Tatham departed thus life at a 1/4 past 12 at night & was buried at Bournemouth Hampshire. Aged 38. [13]
    • 04 Oct 1870 per Highgate School Register
    • 11 Oct 1870 per GWR shareholders register
    Meaburn Smith Tatham (1832-1870)
    Meaburn Smith Tatham (1832-1870)
    Window in Great Ryburgh Church.
    Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
    MST. In Memory. By his sister and brothers. October 7th, 1870.
    Burial abt 07 Oct 1870  St Peter, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 13
    Probate 14 Dec 1870  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; < 20,000  [16
    • The Will of Meaburn Smith Tatham late of Sussex Gardens Hyde Park in the County of Middlesex Esquire deceased who died 5 October 1870 at Bournemouth in the County of Southampton was proved at the Principal Registry by the oaths of Henry de Gray Warter of Longden Manor in the County of Salop Esquire and William Tatham of 118 Pall Mall in the County of Middlesex the Brother the Executors. 14 December 1870. Effects under 20,000. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Meaburn Smith Tatham: Adm. pens. at St John's, June 13, 1850. S. of Meaburn, solicitor, of London (and Elizabeth). B. May 22, 1832, in Torrington Square, London. School, Sedbergh. Matric. Michs. 1850; B.A. 1854; M.A. 1857. Adm. Solicitor, 1857; practised in London (Messrs Meaburn, Carling and Walls, 3, Frederick's Place, Old Jewry). Married, Apr. 22, 1860, Mary Eliza, only dau. of Henry de Grey Warter, of Cruck Meole House, Salop. Died in 1870. Father of Henry de G. W. (1880); brother of Charles M. (1847). (Sedbergh Sch. Reg.; Law Lists; The Guardian, Apr. 18, 1860.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • President, Old Cholmelians Dinner, Star & Garter, Richmond, 13 Jul 1869. [8]
    • Good cricketer: played for Shropshire against Birkenhead Park at the County Ground, Frankwell, Shrewsbury, on 4th, 5th September 1868 (2-day match). Shropshire won by 10 wickets. M S Tatham was out for 1 run (c and b Brice) in the 1st innings & did not bat in the 2nd. [Wisden Cricketers' Almanack]
    Person ID I0026  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2013 

    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   [2, 7, 17, 18, 19
    • 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

    Family Eliza Mary Warter,   b. 07 Apr 1835, The Grove, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1897, Lemoenfontein, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years) 
    Marriage 12 Apr 1860  Holy Trinity, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 10
    • on 22 Apr 1860 per Curtis
    Meaburn Smith Tatham & Eliza Mary Warter
    Meaburn Smith Tatham & Eliza Mary Warter
    Marriage register
    Children 
     1. Mary Gertrude Tatham,   b. 02 Feb 1861, 1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1945, West Lodge, The Terrace, Wokingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +2. Henry de Grey Warter Tatham,   b. 22 Feb 1862, Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1927, Buckland St Mary Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     3. Mabel Tatham,   b. 17 Feb 1863, 1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1909, Wokingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years)
     4. Charles Edward Meaburn Warter Tatham,   b. 03 Feb 1865, 1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1865, 1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     5. Edith Florence Tatham,   b. 23 Jul 1867, 26 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1881, Sanremo, Italy Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)
     6. Beatrice Margaret Tatham,   b. 14 Jan 1869, 26 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Nov 1918, Markham House, Broad St, Wokingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
     7. Alice Yolande Elizabeth Tatham,   b. 25 Aug 1870, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1899, Montreux, Switzerland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years)
    Photos
    Longden Manor
    Longden Manor
    Home of the Warter / Tatham-Warter family abt 1860-1910
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F0018  Family Group Sheet

  • Event Map Click to display
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 22 May 1832 - 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 May 1832 - 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 26 Jan 1833 - St Michael Paternoster Royal, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - May 1840 - Dec 1844 - Highgate School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Mill Field Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt Feb 1845 - Jun 1850 - Sedbergh School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1850 - 1854 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1854 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1857 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Solicitor - 1857 - 1870 - 3 Frederick's Place, Old Jewry, London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 12 Apr 1860 - Holy Trinity, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 12 Apr 1860 - Holy Trinity, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1861 - 1 Sussex Gardens, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Merton Lodge, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1870 - Sussex Gardens, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 05 Oct 1870 - Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - abt 07 Oct 1870 - St Peter, Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - < 20,000 - 14 Dec 1870 - London Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Maps 
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : Town/District       : County/Region       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Histories
    Meaburn Tatham and the Lyne Stephens fortune
    Meaburn Tatham and the Lyne Stephens fortune

  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 28 b Torrington Square

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

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age 9

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Michael Paternoster Royal, 26 Jan 1833.
      b 22 May 1832

    5. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.
      b 22 May 1832, in Torrington Square, London

    6. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

    7. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    8. [S20] School and College Registers, Highgate.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.

    10. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 2Q1860.

    11. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St James, Paddington, 10 Mar 1861.
      dau Mary Gertrude

    12. [S48] Will, Index to death duty registers, 1870.
      ref PR1477

    13. [S28] Family Bible.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Christchurch, 4Q1870.
      age 38

    15. [S23] Monumental Inscription, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, church window, 05 Oct 1870.

    16. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

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

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

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