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Mary Welbank Fowle

Mary Welbank Fowle

Female 1862 - 1927  (65 years)


  • Name Mary Welbank Fowle  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 10 Apr 1862  Staines Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • April 10, at Staines, Middlesex, the wife of the Rev. T. W. Fowle, of twin daughters. [Daily News]
    Residence Apr 1871  Great Channel, Richmond, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • with grandfather Richard Atkinson
    Residence Apr 1881  Rectory, Islip Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Occupation Apr 1891  Organist & Teacher of Music  [7
    Residence Apr 1891  Rectory, Islip Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • also resid, her fiancé G A Ralph Tatham (marr 03 Sep 1891).
      Meanwhile her sister Beatrice was visiting Ralph's parents at East Molesey.
      And at the same time her half-sister Margery was visiting her aunt Edith Annie Wallace née Isaacs, whose daughter Mabel Edith Wallace was to marry John William Fisher Beaumont 13 years later.
    Marriage 03 Sep 1891  St Nicholas, Islip Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    George Allen Ralph Tatham,   b. 14 Aug 1860, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1933, Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Mar 1901  70 Beckenham Rd, Beckenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1911  The Towers, Westmoreland Rd, Bromley, Kent Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence 1927  Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Death 09 Dec 1927  Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12
    • On Dec. 9, 1927, at Newlands, De La Warr-road, Bexhill-on-Sea, suddenly, after a long illness, Mary (née Fowle), the dearly loved wife of G. A. R. Tatham. [The Times]
    • Cousin Mary died at Bexhill; she had been ill for 3 years, but I think the end must have been both sudden & unexpected. It is sad for Cousin Ralph to be left without her, so devoted, & himself an invalid. But the boys have been, & will be, very good. Allen is a master at Rugby, & Wilfrid at Eton. Cousin Mary herself was for many years the Archbishop's organist at Lambeth. [Silvia Tatham, diaries, 23 Dec 1927]
    Probate 10 Feb 1928  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; £267 0s. 8d.  [13
    • Tatham Mary of 15 De la Warr-road Bexhill-on-Sea Sussex (wife of George Allen Ralph Tatham) died 9 December 1927 Probate London 10 February to Allen Ralph Tatham assistant master. Effects £267 0s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • twin sister Isabella (v. note on family page).
    • Accomplished musician. cf account of St Andrew's Day service, Great Ryburgh, November 1910: "The organist was Mrs Ralph Tatham, one of the few ladies who have attained the honour of FRCO, and under her direction Merbecke's service rendered in a very stately way." [Great Ryburgh history, F H Tatham, abt 1945]
    Person ID I0049  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 29 Mar 2013 

    Father Thomas Welbank Fowle,   b. 29 Aug 1835, Northallerton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1903, 159 Woodstock Rd, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Sarah Susannah Atkinson,   b. abt 1834, Richmond, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1874, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1861  Richmond, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location   [14
    Notes 
    • other ch: Isabella Maria b Staines 2Q1862 (twin of Mary Welbank); Elizabeth b Staines 3Q1863; Beatrice Ann b Shoreditch abt Mar 1865; Geraldine b Shoreditch 4Q1866; Agatha b Marylebone abt Sep 1870
    • Mary's twin sister, Isabella, married Charles Arthur Coventon at Bicester in 4Q1901. He was a physician & surgeon. In Apr 1911 they were living at 111 Woodstock Rd, Oxford, with their two children Vera Mary (19) and Thomas W C (8). The family is mentioned in Silvia Tatham's diaries from time to time. Isabella died in Oxford 3Q1935 aged 73.
    Family ID F0025  Family Group Sheet

    Family George Allen Ralph Tatham,   b. 14 Aug 1860, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1933, Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Marriage 03 Sep 1891  St Nicholas, Islip Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    • September 3, at St Nicholas Church, Islip, by the Rev George E Tatham, Vicar of St Paul's, East Molesey, assisted by the Rev F M Beaumont[*], MA, Vicar of Holy Trinity, Coventry, G A Ralph Tatham, to Mary, daughter of the Rev T W Fowle, MA, Rector of Islip, Oxford [Belfast News-Letter 09 Sep 1891].
      [*] Francis Morton Beaumont, born Winchelsea abt 1839, son of Dr John Beaumont, general practitioner; sometime Fellow of St John's College, Oxford; no known connection with the 2 other Beaumont families in this tree.
    Children 
    +1. Allen Ralph Tatham,   b. 04 Aug 1892, East Molesey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Nov 1975, Rugby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. Marian Sarah Tatham,   b. 22 Apr 1894, East Molesey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1980, St Mary's Hospital, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     3. Elsa Mary Tatham,   b. 25 Jul 1895, Nettlestone, St John's Rd, East Molesey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1979, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
     4. Wilfrid George Tatham,   b. 12 Dec 1898, Shortlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1978, Woodcot, St Helena Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0024  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Apr 1862 - Staines Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Great Channel, Richmond, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Rectory, Islip Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Rectory, Islip Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 03 Sep 1891 - St Nicholas, Islip Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 03 Sep 1891 - St Nicholas, Islip Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 70 Beckenham Rd, Beckenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - The Towers, Westmoreland Rd, Bromley, Kent Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 09 Dec 1927 - Newlands, de la Warr Rd, Bexhill-on-Sea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - £267 0s. 8d. - 10 Feb 1928 - London Link to Google Earth
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    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    George Edmund Tatham & Elizabeth Susan Block
    Golden Wedding, 13 Oct 1907

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

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 38 b Staines

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 8

    4. [S11] Newspaper, Daily News, 15 Apr 1862.
      birth notice

    5. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Staines, 2Q1862.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 18

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Bicester, 3Q1891.

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Belfast News-Letter 9 Sep 1891.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Battle, 4Q1927.

    12. [S05] The Times, death notice, 10 Dec 1927.

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Richmond, 2Q1861.