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William Tatham

Male 1834 - 1876  (42 years)



  • Name William Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Willy" 
    Birth 05 Aug 1834  45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • 5th August 1834 - William the Son of Elizabeth & Meaburn Tatham born at 1/2 past 11 o'Clock at night. [Family Bible]
    Baptism 07 Aug 1834  45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Baptized privately by Mr. Nicolay on the 7th August [2]
    Christening 26 Nov 1835  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • 1835 Nov. 26th - Wm. and Mary christened at Highgate Middlesex by the Rev. Mr. Nicolay. [Family Bible]
    William Tatham (1834-1876)
    William Tatham (1834-1876)
    Baptism register (Christening)
    Residence Jun 1841  Mill Field Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • double counted in Jun 1841 census
    Residence Jun 1841  Oriel Place, Cheltenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education Aug 1842 - Jul 1851  Highgate School Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Mar 1851  2 Highgate Hill on the left, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Occupation Apr 1861  Wine Merchant  [5
    Residence Apr 1861  Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation abt 1862 -  43 Pall Mall, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Wine Merchant, Christopher & Co  [4
    • The Meaburn Tatham family is believed to have acquired Christopher & Co in the early 1860s after the death of George Christopher, or possibly earlier.
    Occupation Apr 1871  118 Pall Mall, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Wine Merchant  [6, 10
    Residence Apr 1871  Merton Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 07 May 1872  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12, 13
    Jane Arabella Vaughan,   b. abt Feb 1838, Atcham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1913, Newton Ferrers, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death 22 Dec 1876  Brooke House Asylum, Upper Clapton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Apoplexy  [4, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16
    • Long-established private lunatic asylum, open from 1759 to 1940.
    • William son of Meaburn & Elizabeth departed this life December 22nd 1876 ... [13]
    William Tatham (1834-1876)
    William Tatham (1834-1876)
    Memorial lectern in Great Ryburgh church
    William Tatham. December 22 1876. To the Glory of God.
    Burial 28 Dec 1876  Willesden Churchyard Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • ... and was buried in Willesden Churchyard on Thursday December 28th (Innocents' Day) 1876 - aged 42 years. [13]
    Probate 21 Feb 1877  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; < 140,000  [17
    • The Will with a Codicil of William Tatham late of 118 Pall Mall in the County of Middlesex Wine Merchant who died 22 December 1876 at Brooke House Clapton in the said County was proved at the Principal Registry by Jane Arabella Tatham of 11 Grosvenor-street in the said County the Relict Ralph Edward Tatham of Portman Chambers Portman-square in the said County Esquire the Brother and Richard Goodhall Smith of Charlton in the County of Kent Esquire the Executors. 21 February. Effects under 140,000. [NPC]
    Person ID I0027  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 24 Aug 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, 4, 18, 19, 20
    • 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 Jane Arabella Vaughan,   b. abt Feb 1838, Atcham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1913, Newton Ferrers, Cornwall Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Marriage 07 May 1872  St James, Piccadilly Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12, 13
    • On the 7th inst., at St. James's, Piccadilly, by the Rev. George E. Tatham, rector of Ryburgh, Norfolk, William, son of Meaburn Tatham, Esquire, Merton Lodge, Highgate, to Jane Arabella, only daughter of the late Rev. William Vaughan, Rector of the Third Portion of Pontesbury, Salop. May 7. [Pall Mall Gazette, 08 May 1872]
    • William son of Meaburn & Elizabeth Tatham married to Jane Arabella, only daughter of the Rev. William & Jane Vaughan of Pontesbury Shropshire: May 7th 1872 at St. James Piccadilly. [Family Bible]
    Notes 
    • no children [Curtis]
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F0307  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 05 Aug 1834 - 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 07 Aug 1834 - 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristening - 26 Nov 1835 - St Michael, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Mill Field Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Oriel Place, Cheltenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Aug 1842 - Jul 1851 - Highgate School 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 MapsOccupation - Wine Merchant, Christopher & Co - abt 1862 - - 43 Pall Mall, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Wine Merchant - Apr 1871 - 118 Pall Mall, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Merton Lane, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 07 May 1872 - St James, Piccadilly Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 07 May 1872 - St James, Piccadilly Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Apoplexy - 22 Dec 1876 - Brooke House Asylum, Upper Clapton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 28 Dec 1876 - Willesden Churchyard Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - < 140,000 - 21 Feb 1877 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Michael, Highgate, 26 Nov 1835.
      b 05 Aug 1834

    2. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age 6

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

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 26 b Torrington Sq

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 36 b St Pancras

    7. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

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

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 16 b St George Bloomsbury

    10. [S14] National Probate Calendar, 14 Dec 1870.
      brother Meaburn Smith Tatham

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Westminster, 2Q1872.

    12. [S11] Newspaper, Pall Mall Gazette, 08 May 1872.
      marriage notice

    13. [S28] Family Bible.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Hackney, 4Q1876.
      age 41 [s/be 42]

    15. [S07] Other Sources, GWR Shareholders List.

    16. [S41] Death Certificate.

    17. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

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

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

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