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Bessie Eileen  Roden

Bessie Eileen Roden

Female 1891 - 1975  (83 years)


  • Name Bessie Eileen Roden  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Eileen" 
    Birth 19 Nov 1891  Parham, Antigua Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Birth certificate
    Baptism 01 Dec 1891  St Peter, Antigua Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Baptism register
    Residence - 1895  Antigua Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence abt 1895 - 1902  Nevis Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence abt 1900  Upper St, Islington Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence abt 1909 - 1912  Barbados Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence abt 1912 - 1914  20 Regents Park Terrace, Primrose Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Jul 1912  Gordon St, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 11 Jul 1912  St Pancras Church Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7, 8
    Meaburn Tatham,   b. 14 Aug 1886, West Cliff Hotel, Cromer Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1976, Brambles, Arkley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1920 - 1950  Ardnacombe, 111 Middleton Hall Rd, Kings Norton Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Ardnacombe, Kings Norton
    Ardnacombe, Kings Norton
    Home of Meaburn Tatham & family, 1920-1950
    Residence 1950 - 1975  Brambles, Arkley Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death 28 Apr 1975  Brambles, Arkley Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 5, 9
    Notes 
    • Passengers on "Para" dep Southampton 24 Jan 1900: Mr & Mrs Roden & child (girl age 1-12), dest Nevis
    • Passenger on "Magdalena" dep Southampton 24 Nov 1909: Miss E Roden , dest Barbados
    • She went to school in Darmstadt in Germany and stayed with a family called Cox. Later she went to school at North London Collegiate, or possibly Camden School for Girls, both then in Camden Road. The Cox family later moved to Birmingham (Acocks Green) and kept in touch with the Tathams [MRT]
    Person ID I0034  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 13 Feb 2013 

    Father Robert Blair Roden,   b. 21 Apr 1860, Antigua Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Feb 1939, 20 Pembridge Crescent, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Rachel Thomson Harrison,   b. 09 Oct 1855, Penicuik Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 May 1936, Pembridge Gardens Hotel, 1-9 Pembridge Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 11 Oct 1890  Parish Church, St Philip, Antigua Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Notes 
    • It appears that there was also a son, born about Dec 1895. The only evidence is the Royal Mail Lines passenger lists of 1896: RMS Medway arr Southampton 14 May 1896 Master Roden (5 months) emb Nevis; RMS Para dep Southampton 18 Nov 1896 Child Roden (boy age 1-12) dest Nevis. Eileen's son Roden Tatham never heard her speak of a younger brother; not did any of her grandchildren.
    Family ID F1129  Family Group Sheet

    Family Meaburn Tatham,   b. 14 Aug 1886, West Cliff Hotel, Cromer Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1976, Brambles, Arkley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage 11 Jul 1912  St Pancras Church Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7, 8
    • Marriages: Tatham-Roden: On the 11th inst, at St Pancras Church, by the Rev F H Tatham, Rector of Ryburgh, Norfolk, cousin of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev E L Metcalfe, Vicar of the parish, Meaburn, only son of Meaburn Talbot Tatham, of Northcourt House, Abingdon, Berkshire, to Bessie Eileen, only child of Robert Blair Roden, of Barbados, West Indies. [The Times, 12 Jul 1912]
    • Tatham-Roden: At St. Pancras Church recently the wedding took place of Miss Bessie Eileen Roden, only child of Mr. R. B. Roden, of Barbados, West Indies, and Mr. Meaburn Tatham, only son of Mr. Meaburn Talbot Tatham, of Northcourt House, Abingdon, Berks. The ceremony was performed by the Rev. F. Tatham, Rector of Ryburgh, Norfolk (cousin of the bridegroom), assisted by the Rev. E. L. Metcalf, Vicar of the Parish. The bride, who was given away by her father, wore a gown of ivory charmeuse satin draped with old lace, which fell gracefully over the train. She carried a sheaf of Madonna lilies, and wore over the plain tulle veil a wreath of white heather and orange-blossom. The three bridesmaids were Miss Mary Tatham (sister of the bridegroom), Miss Dorothy Swaby, and Miss Clarice Harvey. They wore very pretty crÍpe de chine gowns of pale blue, mauve, and pink respectively, with contrasting shades in the Robespierre collars. The hats were trimmed with hydrangeas, and the bouquets combined all the colours of the gowns. The best man was Mr. Godfrey Pease. After a reception, held at the Russell Hotel, Russell Square, the happy couple left for the Austrian Tyrol. The bride went away in a coat and skirt of black and white whipcord and a white hat with a white Chantilly veil. [The Lady, Jul 1912]
    • Witnesses R B Roden & M T Tatham. [marriage cert]
    Meaburn Tatham & Eileen Roden
    Meaburn Tatham & Eileen Roden
    Wedding Notice Jul 1912
    Meaburn Tatham & Eileen Roden
    Meaburn Tatham & Eileen Roden
    Marriage register
    Children 
    +1. Barbara Tatham,   b. 08 Apr 1913, 20 Regents Park Terrace, Primrose Hill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 2006, Lynde House, Cambridge Park, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     2. Meaburn Roden Tatham,   b. 17 Jul 1916, Northcourt House, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 2013, Morden College, Blackheath Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
    +3. Christopher Meaburn Tatham,   b. 13 Jul 1925, Ardnacombe, 111 Middleton Hall Rd, Kings Norton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Mar 1997, Chesham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Photos
    Ardnacombe, Kings Norton
    Ardnacombe, Kings Norton
    Home of Meaburn Tatham & family, 1920-1950
    Meaburn Tathams, four generations (1st photo).
    Meaburn Tathams, four generations (1st photo).
    L to R: Meaburn Talbot (1858-1937), Meaburn Roden (1916- ), Charles Meaburn (1828-1924), Meaburn (1886-1976).
    Taken at Northcourt House, Thur 31 Aug 1916.
    Meaburn Tathams, four generations (2nd photo).
    Meaburn Tathams, four generations (2nd photo).
    Charles Meaburn (1828-1924), Meaburn Talbot (1858-1937), Meaburn (1886-1976), Meaburn Roden (1916-†).
    At Northcourt House, Thur 31 Aug 1916.
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F0003  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 19 Nov 1891 - Parham, Antigua Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 01 Dec 1891 - St Peter, Antigua Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1895 - Antigua Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1895 - 1902 - Nevis Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1900 - Upper St, Islington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1909 - 1912 - Barbados Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1912 - 1914 - 20 Regents Park Terrace, Primrose Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1912 - Gordon St, St Pancras Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 11 Jul 1912 - St Pancras Church Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 11 Jul 1912 - St Pancras Church Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1920 - 1950 - Ardnacombe, 111 Middleton Hall Rd, Kings Norton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1950 - 1975 - Brambles, Arkley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Apr 1975 - Brambles, Arkley Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Charles Meaburn Tatham & descendants
    Charles Meaburn Tatham & descendants
    abt 1921, possibly at Cary Castle
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Bessie Eileen Roden (1891-1975)
    Miniature portrait by Olive Horsford, 1914

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Birth Certificate.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Peter, Antigua, 01 Dec 1891.

    3. [S41] Death Certificate.
      b Nevis [Antigua] 19 Oct 1892 [1891]

    4. [S33] Family Letters, Eileen to Silvia Tatham, 04 Apr 1911.
      Antigua where I was born

    5. [S03] Family Members, RCC.

    6. [S36] Marriage Certificate.

    7. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg St Pancras, 3Q1912.

    8. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 12 Jul 1912.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Barnet, 2Q1975.

    10. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 11 Oct 1890.
      photocopy from Antigua public records office, Aug 2009