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Bridget Edith Mary  Tatham

Bridget Edith Mary Tatham

Female 1902 - 1974  (71 years)


  • Name Bridget Edith Mary Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Known as "Biddy" 
    Birth 29 Nov 1902  Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Residence Apr 1911  Vicarage, Cantley Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Bridget Edith Tatham ('Biddy') (1902-1974)
    Bridget Edith Tatham ("Biddy") (1902-1974)
    from parents' Silver Wedding photo
    Marriage 20 May 1933  Mwanza, Tanganyika Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Douglas Walter Stokes,   b. 26 Apr 1901, Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1979, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1964 - 1974  Elstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death 08 Apr 1974  Surrey S W Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    • 2Q1974 per BMD reg index; 08 Apr 1973? per LOnG
    Burial   Elstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Notes 
    • As youngest child, Biddy acted rather as her father William's secretary for a while, & drove him about the village in his car. [LOnG 26 Jul 2010]
    • passengers on BISN SS "Madura" arr London 28 May 1938: Bridget Stokes, 35; Gillian Stokes, 4; Brian T Stokes, 2; emb Dar-es-Salaam, previous perm res Tanganyika, future perm res England, UK address Cantley Vicarage, Doncaster.
    • previously engaged to a Captain in KOYLI [newspaper announcement]
    Person ID I0068  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 09 Jan 2011 

    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, 6, 7
    • 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 Douglas Walter Stokes,   b. 26 Apr 1901, Portsmouth Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1979, Eastbourne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 20 May 1933  Mwanza, Tanganyika Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Children 
    +1. Living
     2. Brian Tatham Stokes,   b. 09 Jun 1936,   d. 2010  (Age 73 years)
    Last Modified 29 Jul 2010 
    Family ID F0892  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 29 Nov 1902 - Cantley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Vicarage, Cantley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 20 May 1933 - Mwanza, Tanganyika Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 20 May 1933 - Mwanza, Tanganyika Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1964 - 1974 - Elstead Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Doncaster, 1Q1903.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 8

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Surrey S W, 2Q1974.

    5. [S03] Family Members, LOnG.

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

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