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Beryl Valetta Mary  Tatham

Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham

Female 1886 - 1959  (72 years)


  • Name Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 13 Nov 1886  Folkestone Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence Apr 1891  1 South Place, Newington, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education Mar 1901  Wakefield High School Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Mar 1901  5 St John's, Wakefield Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Apr 1911  Mortimer Rd, Kilburn Find all individuals with events at this location ; St Peter's Home & Sisterhood (visitor)  [5
    • St Peter's Home & Sisterhood is a charity affiliated to the Church of England. It was founded in London by Mr Benjamin Lancaster and his wife Rosamira. Rosamira's friend, Susan Oldfield, was clothed as a Novice to St Peter's Sisterhood along with Ella Jones by The Revd Dr John Monsell (the Vicar of Egham) on 26th June 1861. The Bishop of London, The Right Revd Dr Tait, had sanctioned the establishment of the Sisterhood and became its first visitor.
      During 1869 the optimistic Sisterhood moved to their new home in Kilburn where they remained until the Second World War. The Sisters also worked among the poor in surrounding parishes and eventually in other houses across southern England. The Sisterhood was given some land in Woking in 1883 where a large convalescent home was built. A new Chapel was added and dedicated at High Mass on 30th June 1900, when sixty Sisters were present. After the bombing of the Kilburn home in 1943 the Community moved to Woking which became the main house.
      During the 1980s the Community had shrunk to a size that meant the closure of the Victorian Convent and the need for a smaller convent to be built.
      With the lack of vocations to the Sisterhood the new convent was eventually closed in 2005 and the Sisters became dispersed into the local community. The Sisters still meet regularly as a Chapter, and in St Columba's House, Woking, at least monthly. Their Annual Retreat is normally held in St Columba's House in August and is well attended by Associates and friends of the Community. They are a continuing presence in the heart of St Columba's work.
      [St Columba's house website accessed 13 Nov 2009]
    Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham (1886-1959)
    Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham (1886-1959)
    from parents' Silver Wedding photo
    Marriage 23 Jul 1912  Doncaster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    John Clayton,   b. est 1881,   d. bef Oct 1959 
    Residence 1959  Melwood, Hackney Rd, Melton Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 15 Oct 1959  8 Chittenden Cottages, Wisley Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    Probate 14 Dec 1959  Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location ; 891 13s.  [8
    • Clayton Beryl Valetta Mary of Melwood Hackney Road Melton Woodbridge Suffolk widow died 15 Oct 1959 at 8 Chittenden Cottages Wisley Surrey Probate Norwich 14 December to Oswald John Clayton horticulturist. Effects 891 13s. [NPC]
    Person ID I0060  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Louisa Valetta Buller,   b. 13 May 1857, At sea, off Malta Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1939, 12 King's Rd, Doncaster Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Marriage 14 Jan 1886  St Matthias, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 10, 11
    • 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
    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
    Family ID F0028  Family Group Sheet

    Family John Clayton,   b. est 1881,   d. bef Oct 1959  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Marriage 23 Jul 1912  Doncaster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    Notes 
    • no other birth reg found, name Clayton mmn Tatham
    Children 
    +1. Oswald John Clayton,   b. 27 Feb 1916, Norwich Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1985, Ringwood & Fordingbridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    Photos
    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)
    Last Modified 22 Oct 2012 
    Family ID F0030  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 13 Nov 1886 - Folkestone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - 1 South Place, Newington, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Mar 1901 - Wakefield High School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 5 St John's, Wakefield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - St Peter's Home & Sisterhood (visitor) - Apr 1911 - Mortimer Rd, Kilburn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 23 Jul 1912 - Doncaster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 23 Jul 1912 - Doncaster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1959 - Melwood, Hackney Rd, Melton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 15 Oct 1959 - 8 Chittenden Cottages, Wisley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 891 13s. - 14 Dec 1959 - Norwich 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. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 4 b Folkestone

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Elham, 4Q1886.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 14

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Doncaster, 3Q1912.

    7. [S03] Family Members, LOnG.

    8. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    9. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey S W, 4Q1959.
      Beryl V M Clayton age 72

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

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