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Emily Betha Marian  Tatham

Emily Betha Marian Tatham

Female 1875 - 1955  (79 years)


  • Name Emily Betha Marian Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Known as "Emmie" 
    Birth 20 Dec 1875  Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Baptism 23 Jan 1876  St Andrew, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1881  Rectory, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Event 09 May 1883  Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location ; Concert  [6
    • Ryburgh. Musical Society. On Wednesday evening in last week a very successful entertainment was given by the Musical Society of this parish, assisted by several friends in the neighbourhood. .. The entertainment was opened by sundry instrumental pieces taken from "The Golden Sheaf" cantata, the performers being -- pianoforte, ... ; first violins, Miss A. Tatham and ... ; ... ; double bass, Mr. E. Tatham. The whole was very creditably performed indeed. The above was followed by the whole work, the "Golden Sheaf" being given by the society, accompanied throughout in a very able manner by Miss A. Tatham (violin). ... A pianoforte duet came next, by ... and Miss E. Tatham,, the youngest daughter of the Rev. G. E. Tatham, aged only seven, which was greatly admired and applauded. ... A solo on the violin by Miss A. Tatham was really a most delightful treat, and the manner in which it was executed and encored gives promise of better things hereafter. [People's Weekly Journal, 12 May 1883]
    Residence Apr 1891  St Paul's Vicarage, East Molesey Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Event 18 Apr 1891  Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location ; Concert  [7
    Ryburgh Concert Programme
    Ryburgh Concert Programme
    given by Tatham family, 18 Apr 1891
    Occupation abt 1900 - 1925  Musician and singer  [8
    Residence Mar 1901  30 St John's Wood Rd, St John's Wood Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Residence abt 1910 - 1918  Good Shelter, Penn Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence abt 1928 - 1955  Mynys Garth, Dane Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12, 13
    • also resid Frances Miriam Nevins till her death in 1941.
    • passengers on White Star "Olympic" arr Southampton 28 Sep 1928: cross channel, 1st class, resid England, UK addr Minas Garth, Danehill, Sussex: Lettice Nevins, 53; Frances Nevins, 63; Emmie Tatham, 52.
    Death 31 Mar 1955  Brooklands Nursing Home, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location   [13, 14, 15
    • no death notice found in The Times 01 to 04 Apr 1955; no issues 05 to 20 Apr - newspaper strike.
    Probate 20 May 1955  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £12,767 7s. 2d.  [15
    • Tatham Emily Bertha Marion of Mynys Garth Dane Hill Haywards Heath Sussex spinster died 31 March 1955 at Brooklands Nursing Home Haywards Heath Sussex Probate London 20 May to Clement George Molony bursar [nephew]. Effects £12767 7s. 2d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Fine musician, used to train the Bach Choir. [11]
    • Il est peu d'artistes étrangers qui aient aussi complètement conquis les faveurs du public anglais que Mme Blanche Marchesi, et le succès de son beau concert, au Saint-James's Hall, auquel assistait la princesse Marguerite de Connaught, a été un nouveau triomphe pour cette cantatrice si vibrante. Elle a chanté avec l'art exquis qui lui est propre . . . Le concert s'est terminé par la scène et le choeur des fileuses du 'Vaisseau fontôme'. Mme Blanche Marchesi a superbement interprèté le rêve de Senta, secondée par Miss Tatham . . . [L'Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orléans, d'un correspondant à Londres, 26 Nov 1899]
    • Salle Erard. -- A successful concert was given at the Salle Erard on Monday afternoon by five pupils of Mme. Blanche Marchesi. The young singers, as was only to be expected, need considerable experience before they can hope to appear in public with any pronounced success, but they all have talent, though nervousness kept some of them from showing it at its best on Monday. Miss Emmie Tatham has a very fine soprano voice and sang Weber's "Und ob die Wolke" with excellent effect ... [The Times, 30 May 1900]
    • Steinway-Hall. -- A good programme was provided by Miss Emmie Tatham and Miss Gertrude Calvert at their concert at Steinway-hall yesterday afternoon. Miss Tatham was heard to the best advantage in Viardot Garcia's "Rêve de Jesus," of which she gave an exceedingly finished performance, whilst she was also very successful in Weckerlin's "L'Amour est un enfant trompeur," "Und ob die Wolke," from Weber's 'Freischütz', Paget's "Chanson de Route," and a number of other songs. . . . the two singers joined one another in "Nuit paisible," from Berlioz's 'Béatrice et Bénédict', and German's "It was a lover" with marked success. [The Times, 21 Nov 1900]
    • Miss Emmie Tatham (soprano) and Charles Kennedy Scott (organ), with Misses Bansard, Bone, Cunningham, Porter and Emmie Tatham, Mrs Coolen and Messrs Foley Banks, Ernest Elliott, Vincent Hards and Tatham (with notes by Thomas Beecham). [Concert Programme, Aeolian Hall, 12 June 1906]
    • An orchestral concert was given on Saturday afternoon at the Passmore Edwards Settlement . . . The programme was long and varied . . . Mozart's noble aria "Porgi Amor" . . . was sung by Miss Emmie Tatham with good vocalization and a real feeling for dramatic style. [The Times, Concerts, 13 Apr 1908]
    • The Bishop of St Albans Fund: Lord Cadogan presided yesterday afternoon over a meeting in aid of the Bishop of St Albans Fund for the spiritual needs of "London over the Border". The meeting was held, by the Duke of Westminster's permission, in the Rubens Room of Grosvenor-house, and there was a large attendance. ... ... It was announced that the Queen had given her patronage to a concert, at which Princess Henry of Battenburg would be present, to be given by Miss Emmie Tatham at Caxton-hall in aid of the fund. [The Times 27 May 1908]
    • Princess Henry of Battenberg, attended by Miss Bulteel, was present yesterday afternoon at a concert at the Caxton-hall, in aid of the Bishop of St. Albans Fund "London over the Water." The Princess, who wore a costume of rose-coloured ninon and a hat to match trimmed with wisteria, was received by the Bishop [sic] of Barking, the Rev. H. W. E. Molony, vicar of Great Ilford. Miss M. Tatham [unidentified, possibly Mona], prettily attired in white muslin, presented her Royal Highness with a bouquet of Malmaison carnations, while from little Miss I. Molony she graciously accepted a programme. Among the artists who gave their services were Mme. Blanche Marchesi, Miss Dorothy Grimston, Miss Emmie Tatham, Mr. Robin Overleigh, and Miss Nora Meredith. [The Times, Court Circular, 12 Jun 1908]
    • A sweet pea flower "Emmie Tatham" was named after her, of rich rose colour (Stark 1910). [Sweet Peas Up-to-Date by G. W. Kerr - From Observations made at Fordhook Farms Trial Grounds during the past six seasons and previous experience in England - Published in 1914 by W. Atlee Burpee & Co, Seed Growers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania]
    • Travelled Madeira to Southampton on RMS Asturias arr 12 Apr 1926, then resid Beach Tower, Southsea [16]
    • Travelled to Algiers per P&O Cathay dep 30 Dec 1927, with Arthur Frank Bowker (65), Herbert Mather (53) Clerk in Holy Orders, Lorna Dalziel (39); all resid 6/25 Palace Gate, London W8. [16]
    • Travelled Algiers to Plymouth per P&O Moldavia arr Feb 1928, then resid Mynys-Garth, Dane Hill, Sussex, occupation "Home Duties" [16]
    • Travelled Southampton-Cherbourg on SS Bergaria 25 Jun 1932 [16]
    • Formidable appearance - tall, short cropped red hair, dressed like a man. Used to invite her nephews from school at Lancing in 1940s. [11]
    • Lifelong friend of two sisters Frances & Lettice Nevins (father Hugh Nevin Nevins b Ireland abt 1818, mother Isabella b Ireland abt 1828; other siblings b Ireland incl Isabel Mary b 23 Aug 1859; Hubert Penrose b 30 Jul 1862, civil engineer, marr, 3 children, d Elsternwick, VIC, 16 Nov 1948; Eleanor Louise b 28 Sep 1864; Sarah F b abt 1867):
      (1) Frances Miriam Nevins: born Roanmore, Waterford, (or Balbriggan? - cf 1911 census), 27 Jan 1861; in 1881 resid with parents, Lettice & siblings at Higher Compton, Plymouth; in 1891 governess at Catherine Lodge School, Chelsea; in 1901 teacher at the Royal Normal College and Academy of Music for the Blind, Upper Norwood; in 1911 living with widowed mother Isabella, b Ireland abt 1826, at Hammersley Lane, Tylers Green; resid abt 1928-1941 at Mynys Garth, Dane Hill; died 12 Apr 1941 at 31 Brunswick Rd, Hove; probate to Emily Betha Marian Tatham; effects £7175 14s. 1d.;
      (2) Lettice Maud Marguerite Nevins: born Ireland abt 1873; in 1881 resid with parents, Frances & siblings at Higher Compton, Plymouth; in 1901 resid at Hammersley Lane, Tylers Green, with mother Isabella; resid abt 1928-1931 at Mynys Garth, Dane Hill; died 14 Sep 1931 at New Sussex Hospital, Windlesham Rd, Brighton; probate to Frances Miriam Nevins & Emily Betha Marian Tatham; effects £3605 12s. 7d.
    Person ID I0047  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2013 

    Father George Edmund Tatham,   b. 12 Nov 1830, 45 Torrington Square, Bloomsbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Oct 1910, Good Shelter, Penn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Susan Block,   b. 26 Jul 1834, Kentish Town Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jul 1917, 10 Hanover House, High St, St John's Wood Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Marriage 13 Oct 1857  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 17, 18, 19
    • Officiating Minister: George Pardoe [Betha's uncle].
      Witnesses: A W Block [Betha's father], P Block [Betha's mother]; M Tatham [George's father]; J B Dyne [headmaster of Highgate School]. [Marriage Register]
    • On the 13th inst., at St. Michael's, Highgate, by the Rev. George Pardoe, M.A., uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. J.B. Dyne, M.A., the Rev. George Edmund, second son of Meaburn Tatham, Esq., of Merton Lodge, Highgate, to Elizabeth Susan, eldest daughter of A.W. Block, Esq., of Parkfield, Highgate. [Morning Post, 16 Oct 1857]
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • sold on ebay 23 Mar 2008
      LEATHER BOUND COMMEMORATION OF THE GOLDEN WEDDING CELEBRATION OF GEORGE AND BETHA TATHAM OCTOBER 1907.
      46 signatures of members of the above families who were present at the celebration.
      Gilt decorations to boards-now faded along edges. Decorated script on frontispiece and on end page. Probably completed by one of family (Emmie Tatham)
      Signatures-
      Tatham 32
      Moloney 8
      Langstaff 6
    • 3 serv + teacher in Apr 1881; 3 serv in 1901.
    Photos
    St Andrew, Great Ryburgh
    St Andrew, Great Ryburgh
    George Edmund Tatham, Rector, 1859-1884
    Frederick Hugh Tatham, Rector, 1910-1947
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    Golden Wedding, 13 Oct 1907
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    Golden Wedding Dinner Menu, 13 Oct 1907
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    shortly before George's death in 1910
    Clayton & Tatham family - 4 generations- 1916
    Clayton & Tatham family - 4 generations- 1916
    Elizabeth Susan Block (1834-1917)
    William Meaburn Tatham (1862-1938)
    Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham (1886-1959)
    Oswald John Clayton (1916-1985)
    Documents
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 7: Family of George Edmund Tatham, births 1860-1864
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 8: Family of George Edmund Tatham, births 1866-1875
    Family ID F0017  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 20 Dec 1875 - Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 23 Jan 1876 - St Andrew, Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Rectory, Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Concert - 09 May 1883 - Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - St Paul's Vicarage, East Molesey Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 30 St John's Wood Rd, St John's Wood Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1910 - 1918 - Good Shelter, Penn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1928 - 1955 - Mynys Garth, Dane Hill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 31 Mar 1955 - Brooklands Nursing Home, Haywards Heath Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    Golden Wedding, 13 Oct 1907

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Walsingham, 1Q1876.

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Andrew, Great Ryburgh, 23 Jan 1876.
      b 20 Dec 1875

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 5

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 15

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

    6. [S11] Newspaper, People's Weekly Journal, 12 May 1883.

    7. [S07] Other Sources, Concert programme, 18 Apr 1891.

    8. [S05] The Times, 27 May 1908.
      and various dates

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 25 b Ryburgh

    10. [S38] City & County Directories, Kelly's, Buckinghamshire, 1915.
      Miss Tatham

    11. [S03] Family Members, JDT.

    12. [S17] Telephone Directories.

    13. [S35] London Gazette, legal notices, 31 May 1955.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Cuckfield, 2Q1955.
      age 79

    15. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    16. [S12] Passenger Lists.

    17. [S36] Marriage Certificate, 13 Oct 1857.

    18. [S28] Family Bible.

    19. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Edmonton, 4Q1857.