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Louisa Valetta Buller

Louisa Valetta Buller

Female 1857 - 1939  (81 years)


  • Name Louisa Valetta Buller  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Known as "Valetta" 
    Birth 13 May 1857  At sea, off Malta Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5, 6, 7, 9
    • On the 13th inst., on board the Indus, off Malta, the wife of F. P. Buller, Esq., B.C.S., of a daughter. [Morning Chronicle]
    Residence Jun 1857  25 Devonshire St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Baptism 29 Jun 1857  St Marylebone, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Apr 1861  87 Inverness Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1871  Alma Villa, St Albans Rd, St Lawrence, Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1881  17 Linden Gardens, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Event 13 Oct 1882  Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location ; Concert  [10
    • Great Ryburgh. The first concert of the Ryburgh Amateur Society was given on Friday evening. in the National School-room, which was crowded with an appreciative audience. Dr. Horace Hill conducted. The first part of the entertainment was made up of a miscellaneous selection, commencing with the National Anthem. The overture, from Mendelssohn's "Son and Stranger," arranged for piano, violin and violoncellos, was beautifully rendered by Mrs. Tatham, her sons, Messrs. C. and W., and her daughter. Songs, duets, instrumental trios, and choruses followed. Mrs. Tatham played a grand pianoforte selection from Beethoven, in an accomplished manner. Miss Buller, soprano, and Miss Saxton, contralto, were much applauded for their songs, and acknowledged the warm encores given. Mr. C. Tatham, who has the foundation of an excellent tenor voice, was well received. The second part included the cantata of "John Gilpin," with an orchestral overture by members of the society, Mrs. Tatham presiding at the piano. The spirited choruses were fairly well sung. The soloists, in character, Miss Buller, Miss Saxton, and Messrs. C. and W. Tatham, were especially good. The entire evening seemed to be thoroughly enjoyed by all present. [People's Weekly Journal, 14 Oct 1882]
    Marriage 14 Jan 1886  St Matthias, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 11, 12
    William Meaburn Tatham,   b. 30 Jul 1862, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1938, Vicarage, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Apr 1891  1 South Place, Newington, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Mar 1901  Vicarage, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • Head of household [husband serving in South Africa]
    Residence Apr 1911  Vicarage, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Louisa Valetta Pole Buller (1858-1939)
    Louisa Valetta Pole Buller (1858-1939)
    from Silver Wedding photo
    Death 08 Apr 1939  12 King's Rd, Doncaster Find all individuals with events at this location   [13, 14, 15
    • Mrs . W. M. Tatham, widow of the late Vicar of Cantley, died to-day at the home of her son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. F. O. Dowdall, King's Road, Doncaster, where she had been ill for some time. She was 81.
      The Rev. W. M. Tatham, who had been Vicar of Cantley for 46 years, and who had at one time captained Oxford University and represented England at Rugby football, died last October. Mr. and Mrs. Tatham celebrated their golden wedding on January 14, 1936. They were married at St. Matthias' Church, Earl's Court, London.
      Before her marriage Mrs. Tatham was Miss Louisa Valatta Buller. She was the youngest daughter of the late Mr. F. Pole Buller, formerly of the Bengal Civil Service, and came of a family of which the late General Buller was a member.
      At Cantley she took a keen interest in the affairs of the parish and of the village, and did much to help her husband in his work there.
      She leaves five daughters and two sons. The funeral will be at Cantley on Monday. [Local newspaper]
    Burial 17 Apr 1939  St Wilfrid, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location   [14, 16
    William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Pole Buller
    William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Pole Buller
    Grave in Cantley Churchyard
    Probate 27 Sep 1939  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 374 10s. 9d.  [15
    Person ID I0058  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2013 

    Father Frederick Pole Buller,   b. 27 Dec 1809, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jul 1899, 1 Harley Place, Clifton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Mother Anne Cowell,   b. 17 May 1822, Meerut, India Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1897, 18 Kensington Mansions, Trebovir Rd, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Marriage 29 Dec 1841  Bareilly, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [17
    Notes 
    • resid Apr 1861: Julia (16), Edith S (7), Louisa (3), all b India, Herbert M (7m) Paddington; also Ann A Hill, niece (24) b India
    Family ID F0029  Family Group Sheet

    Family William Meaburn Tatham,   b. 30 Jul 1862, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1938, Vicarage, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 14 Jan 1886  St Matthias, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 11, 12
    • Jan 14th [1886] St, Matthias' Earls-court by Bishop of Lincoln assisted by father of groom Rev William Meaburn Tatham Curate of St. Saviour's Folkestone 2nd son Rev GE Tatham East Mousley to Louisa Valetta ygst dau of Frederick Pole Buller late BCS. [Times of India, 10 Feb 1886]
    • The marriage of our late Rector's second son, the Rev. William Meaburn Tatham, of St. Saviour's, Folkestone, to Miss Valetta Buller, daughter of S. P. Buller, Esq., late of the Bengal Civil Service, was celebrated on the 14th of January [1886], at Earl's Court, London, by the Lord Bishop of Lincoln, assisted by the Rev. G. E. Tatham, father of the bridegroom, and Vicar of St. Matthias, Earl's Court, London. In connection with this event a tea was given the same evening in the school-room, Great Ryburgh, to the members of the Ryburgh Benefit Club, their wives, and other friends, the company numbering 84 persons. After tea Mr. W. Mesney, who has since left Ryburgh, spoke a few words to the members, and read a letter from our late Rector, which brought tears to the eyes of many of the members. The tables were then cleared. Several songs were sung by Mrs. Bradley and Mr. W. Mesney, and a skilfully-executed violin solo, by Mr. Horace Hammond, was well received. Dancing was then indulged in until eleven o'clock. In the intervals between the dances other songs were sung by Messrs. Cooper, Slegg, Butler, Howman, and Nelson. Before breaking up cheers were given for the bride and bridegroom, the Rev. G. E. Tatham, the giver of the feast and the founder of the society, and to Mrs. Mesney, who, assisted by other ladies, had so ably carried out all the arrangements for the feast. Next day the school children were regaled, and Mrs. Mesney kindly gave them oranges, apples, and nuts. [Dereham & Fakenham Times, 23 Jan 1886]
      Note: Walter Mesney was the Tatham family's tenant of Keeling Hall at that time.
    William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Buller
    William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Buller
    Two newspaper reports of golden wedding, 14 Jan 1936
    Children 
    +1. Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham,   b. 13 Nov 1886, Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Oct 1959, 8 Chittenden Cottages, Wisley Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Oswald Meaburn Tatham,   b. 25 Feb 1888, Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1906, Winnipeg, MB Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
    +3. Muriel Mary Tatham,   b. 02 Nov 1889, East Molesey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1982, North Warwickshire Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +4. Bernard Meaburn Tatham,   b. 18 Aug 1891, Southwark Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1965, Chichester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Mary Agnes Tatham,   b. 18 Mar 1893, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1937, Conifers, Kingston Rd, Teddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
    +6. Agnes Tatham,   b. 21 Jan 1895, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1978, Poole Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +7. Veronica Mary Tatham,   b. 06 Aug 1897, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1994, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     8. Wilfrid Meaburn Tatham,   b. 21 Apr 1899, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Oct 1953, Doncaster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years)
    +9. Bridget Edith Mary Tatham,   b. 29 Nov 1902, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1974, Surrey S W Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Photos
    Tatham Family of Cantley Village, Doncaster
    Tatham Family of Cantley Village, Doncaster
    Silver Wedding of William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Buller in January 1911
    St Wilfrid, Cantley
    St Wilfrid, Cantley
    William Meaburn Tatham, Vicar, 1892-1938
    St Wilfrid, Cantley
    St Wilfrid, Cantley
    from pamphlet by Leonard Sibellas, Vicar of Cantley after William Meaburn Tatham. 12 pages describing church and parish.
    Cantley Vicarage
    Cantley Vicarage
    Home of William Meaburn Tatham and family for 46 years
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F0028  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 May 1857 - At sea, off Malta Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1857 - 25 Devonshire St, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 29 Jun 1857 - St Marylebone, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 87 Inverness Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Alma Villa, St Albans Rd, St Lawrence, Jersey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 17 Linden Gardens, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEvent - Concert - 13 Oct 1882 - Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 14 Jan 1886 - St Matthias, Earls Court Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 14 Jan 1886 - St Matthias, Earls Court Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 1 South Place, Newington, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Vicarage, Cantley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Vicarage, Cantley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 08 Apr 1939 - 12 King's Rd, Doncaster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 17 Apr 1939 - St Wilfrid, Cantley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 374 10s. 9d. - 27 Sep 1939 - London 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. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Marylebone, 29 Jun 1857.
      b 13 May 1857

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 3 b Malta

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 13 b Malta

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 23 b At Sea

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 33

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 43

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 53

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

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Chronicle, 28 May 1857.
      birth notice

    10. [S11] Newspaper, People's Weekly Journal, 14 Oct 1882.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 1Q1886.

    12. [S11] Newspaper, Times of India, 10 Feb 1886.
      marriage notice

    13. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Doncaster, 2Q1939.
      Louisa V Tatham age 81

    14. [S11] Newspaper, Doncaster local paper, Apr 1939.
      obituary

    15. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    16. [S03] Family Members, RPD.

    17. [S30] India Office Library, East India Register, 1842.