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George Edmund Tatham

Male 1905 - 1958  (53 years)


  • Name George Edmund Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 28 Jun 1905  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4
    Residence Apr 1911  17 Marloes Rd, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education abt 1919 - 1924  Marlborough College Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5
    • Sept 1919: Tatham, George Edmund, s. of C. E. Tatham, Esq., O.M., 17, Marloes Road, Kensington, W.8, b. June 28, 1905. Cotton House. [5]
    Occupation abt 1936 - 1942  Malaya Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rubber Planter  [6, 7
    • in 1936 at Malacca with Asiatic Petroleum Co (Royal Dutch / Shell)
    Marriage 15 Feb 1936  St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8, 9
    Diana Elizabeth Lily Murison,   b. 18 Jul 1913, 42 Holland Park, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1978, Perpignan, France Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Military Service Sep 1944 - Aug 1946  Leading Aircraftman, Royal Australian Air Force  [10
    • Enlisted at Woolloolooloo, NSW; discharged at 6 Stores Depot, Dubbo, NSW.
    Residence 1958  23 The Avenue, St Margarets, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Death 25 Dec 1958  Nightingale Nursing Home Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [11, 12, 13, 14
    • On Christmas Day, 1958, George Edmund Tatham, aged 53, son of the late Charles Edmund Tatham, and of Mrs. Tatham, 23 The Avenue, St. Margaret's, Middlesex. Funeral private. [The Times]
    Probate 02 Mar 1959  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 1,344 9s.  [11
    • Tatham George Edmund of 23 The Avenue St. Margarets-on-Thames Middlesex died 25 December 1958 at Nightingale Nursing Home Twickenham Middlesex Probate London 2 March to Elizabeth Susan Wilkinson [sister] widow. Effects 1344 9s. [NPC]>
    Person ID I0075  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2012 

    Father Charles Edmund Tatham,   b. 05 Aug 1864, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1925, 38 Arkwright Rd, Hampstead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Ethel Rose Hughes,   b. 13 Jan 1883, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1969, Richmond-upon-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 16 Jul 1904  Christ Church, Lancaster Gate Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 15
    Association Family: Edward Ernst Tatham/Cicely Mary Sturgis (F0034) (Relationship: 2 bro = 2 1x coz) 
    Family ID F0032  Family Group Sheet

    Family Diana Elizabeth Lily Murison,   b. 18 Jul 1913, 42 Holland Park, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1978, Perpignan, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Engagement 27 Sep 1935    [16
    Marriage 15 Feb 1936  St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8, 9
    • On Feb 15, 1936, at in the Cathedral at Singapore, George Edmund Tatham, son of the late Charles Tatham, Esq., and Mrs. Tatham, of 50, Carlisle Mansions, S.W., to Diana, daughter of Sir William and Lady Murison, formerly of Singapore. [The Times, 18 Feb 1936]
    • Wedding of Mr. G. E. Tatham and Miss Diana Murison.
      Bride only daughter of former Chief Justice
      Nassim Hill Reception after Cathedral Service.
      Miss Diana Elizabeth Lilly Murison, only daughter of Sir William Murison, formerly Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements, and Lady Murison, was married at St. Andrew's Cathedral yesterday, to Mr. George Edmund Tatham, son of the late Mr. Charles and Mrs. Tatham, of Ashley Gardens, London. The Bishop of Singapore, the Rt. Rev. B. C. Roberts, took the service.
      The popularity of the bride, who, before Sir William retired, was one of the leaders of Singapore's young set, her parents, and the bridegroom, was reflected in the large number of friends who were present at the residence of the acting Chief Justice, the Hon. Mr. Justice N. H. P. Whitley, at Nassim Hill. Among the guests were Their Highnesses the Sultan and Sultana of Johore.
      The Bride walked up the aisle of the Cathedral on the arm of the Hon. Mr. Justice Whitley who gave her away. She wore a beautiful snowy-white dress of the Renaissance period. The tight-fitting bodice with its carved and pointed neckline had long sleeves gauged to form three puffs but fitting tightly at the wrists after the manner of the period, while the full skirt, gauged at the waist, was cut in one with the round train. A beautiful headdress of silver, outlined with tiny buds of orange blossom, was reminiscent of Mary Queen of Scots. Diaphanous white tulle veiled the bride's face - after the new fashion - and fell in cloudy folds behind to form a short train to her skirt. She carried a prayer book of ivory and gold.
      She was followed by three bridesmaids, the Misses Muriel and Joy Lonsdale, and little Miss Diana Huggins. [Description of bridesmaids' dresses]
      Lady Murison, who was matron of honour, was in a smoke beige two-piece georgette gown with a draped neckline caught with a diamond clip. The sleeves were full and cut with the new draped and gauged effect. A small brown hat was trimmed with a gold ornament and a fine veil. She wore brown shoes. She carried a sheaf of pink carnations.
      The best man was Mr. John Palmer.
      The church was simply decorated with white Honolulu flowers, while on the altar were white Madonna lilies. The hymn "The voice that breathed o'er Eden" was sung. Mr. A. E. Waddle played the organ.
      After the marriage ceremony, Their Highnesses the Sultan and Sultana of Johore and Mrs. J. V. G. Mills, wife of the Hon. Mr. Justice Mills of Johore, entered the vestry with the bridal party. H.H. the Sultan of Johore signed the register.
      As the married couple walked down the aisle after the ceremony the bride's headdress slipped and fell to the floor. The procession halted for a few minutes while the bride replaced the headdress.
      At the reception on the spacious lawn of the Chief Justice's residence Mr. Justice Whitley proposed the health of the married couple in a speech which was both humorous and sincere. On behalf of Lady Murison, the unfortunately absent "Sir Bimsy", and the bride and bridegroom he thanked their highnesses the Sultan and Sultana of Johore for their presence.
      The bridegroom replied suitably, and he was followed by Dr. A. L. Hoops, from Malacca, who proposed the health of the three bridesmaids.
      When the bride and bridegroom left for the honeymoon at Fraser's Hill, she was wearing an extremely smart black satin suit with a white blouse, scalloped at the collar, and having short sleeves. With this she wore a black Chinese hat, white net gloves, white shoes, and carried a white bag which bore her initials in black.
      A great number of presents were on show in the Chief Justice's residence, and also congratulatory telegrams among which was one form Sir William Murison addressed to the bride and saying simply, "Blessings - Dad."
      The large lawn at the acting Chief Justice's residence provided an admirable setting for the reception. Mr. Justice Whitley himself made an admirable host.
      The wedding cake was a handsome one of three tiers, decorated with cupids, orange blossom and white heather. Carnations, white lilies and antigua adorned the tables. [Descriptions of guests' dresses and list of guests].
      [The Straits Times, 16 Feb 1936]
    Divorced 14 Jan 1946    [6
    Notes 
    • "When the Japanese invaded Malaya in 1942 we left without any possessions and were evacuated to Australia from Singapore. The family split up at that time & our father (G E Tatham) Camilla & I returned to England in 1946." [Charles Tatham at Murison family website accessed 21 Apr 2010]
    Children 
     1. Camilla Susan Rosa Tatham,   b. 14 Nov 1936, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Feb 2009, 23 The Avenue, St Margarets, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     2. Charles Anthony Murison Tatham,   b. 29 Mar 1939, Haddenham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 2012, 23 The Avenue, St Margarets, Twickenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
    Last Modified 12 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F0742  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Jun 1905 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 17 Marloes Rd, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1919 - 1924 - Marlborough College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rubber Planter - abt 1936 - 1942 - Malaya Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 15 Feb 1936 - St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 15 Feb 1936 - St Andrew's Cathedral, Singapore Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1958 - 23 The Avenue, St Margarets, Twickenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 25 Dec 1958 - Nightingale Nursing Home Twickenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1,344 9s. - 02 Mar 1959 - London Link to Google Earth
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    George Edmund Tatham (1905-1958)
    George Edmund Tatham (1905-1958)

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 3Q1905.

    2. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 5 b Kensington

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

    5. [S20] School and College Registers, Marlborough College.

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Murison family.
      website accessed 21 Apr 2010

    7. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 17 Nov 1936.
      dau Camilla

    8. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 18 Feb 1936.

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Straits Times, 16 Feb 1936.

    10. [S07] Other Sources, Service Record, RAAF.

    11. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    12. [S05] The Times, death notice mother, 21 May 1969.
      late

    13. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Middlesex S, 4Q1958.
      age 53

    14. [S05] The Times, death notice, 29 Dec 1958.

    15. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Paddington, 3Q1904.

    16. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 27 Sep 1935.