1886 - 1959 (72 years)
||Beryl Valetta Mary Tatham [1, 2, 3] |
||13 Nov 1886
[1, 2, 3, 4] |
||1 South Place, Newington, Surrey
||Wakefield High School
||5 St John's, Wakefield
||Mortimer Rd, Kilburn
; St Peter's Home & Sisterhood (visitor)  |
- 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)
from parents' Silver Wedding photo
||23 Jul 1912
[1, 6, 7] |
|John Clayton, b. est 1881, d. bef Oct 1959 |
||Melwood, Hackney Rd, Melton
||15 Oct 1959
||8 Chittenden Cottages, Wisley
[8, 9] |
||14 Dec 1959
; £891 13s.  |
- 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]
||Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line|
||16 Oct 2013 |
||William Meaburn Tatham, b. 30 Jul 1862, Great Ryburgh , d. 18 Oct 1938, Vicarage, Cantley (Age 76 years) |
||Louisa Valetta Buller, b. 13 May 1857, At sea, off Malta , d. 08 Apr 1939, 12 King's Rd, Doncaster (Age 81 years) |
||14 Jan 1886
||St Matthias, Earls Court
[1, 10, 11] |
- Jan 14th  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 , 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
Two newspaper reports of golden wedding, 14 Jan 1936
||Tatham Family of Cantley Village, Doncaster|
Silver Wedding of William Meaburn Tatham & Louisa Valetta Buller in January 1911
||St Wilfrid, Cantley|
William Meaburn Tatham, Vicar, 1892-1938
||St Wilfrid, Cantley|
from pamphlet by Leonard Sibellas, Vicar of Cantley after William Meaburn Tatham. 12 pages describing church and parish.
Home of William Meaburn Tatham and family for 46 years
||Family Group Sheet|
- [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
- [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
age 4 b Folkestone
- [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Elham, 4Q1886.
- [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
- [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
- [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Doncaster, 3Q1912.
- [S03] Family Members, LOnG.
- [S14] National Probate Calendar.
- [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey S W, 4Q1959.
Beryl V M Clayton age 72
- [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 1Q1886.
- [S11] Newspaper, Times of India, 10 Feb 1886.