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Helen Marie  Thurnall

Helen Marie Thurnall

Female 1862 - 1967  (105 years)


  • Name Helen Marie Thurnall  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 18 Jun 1862  Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Baptism 26 Jul 1862  St John the Baptist, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Residence Apr 1871  26 Cauldwell St, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1881  24 Potter St, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence Apr 1891  Cauldwell Lodge, London Rd, Kettering Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • with brother William, solicitor
    Residence Jun 1893  Cauldwell Lodge, London Rd, Kettering Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 22 Jun 1893  St Andrew, Kettering Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    Frederick Hugh Tatham,   b. 17 Feb 1868, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1947, Rectory, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence - Dec 1893  Grenfell, SK Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence 1894 - 1897  Broadview, SK Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence Mar 1901  High St, St Pauls Walden Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence abt May 1904 - Mar 1910  Vicarage, Scawby Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence abt May 1910 - 1947  Rectory, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence Apr 1911  Rectory, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Residence 1947 -  Vicarage, Rougham Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 18 Sep 1967  Vicarage, Rougham Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Virus broncho pneumonia; Senility  [12, 13, 14
    • died aged 105 years & 92 days; the longest lived person recorded in the Tatham family of Co. Durham.
    Helen Maria Thurnall (1862-1967)
    Helen Maria Thurnall (1862-1967)
    Death certificate
    Burial 21 Sep 1967  St Andrew, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    • In grateful memory of Frederick Hugh Tatham, Priest, Rector of this parish 1930-1946 [sic].
      Born 17th February 1868. Died 19th January 1947. Jesus mercy.
      Also of his wife Helen Maria. Born 18th June 1862. Died 18th September 1967.
      [Flat gravestone in Gt Ryburgh churchyard - much eroded by 18 Mar 2010]
    Notes 
    • At tea she sat at the end of a huge dining table, hidden behind an array of apparatus for pouring cups of tea. There were two teapots and a kettle on a stand, housing a methylated spirit burner. There were milk jugs, and bowls with sugar and tongs.
      When subjected to a roar from her husband, which usually ended "Don't be such a bloody fool, woman"; she would mutter in a quietly acid voice, "I cannot think what makes educated men so stupid". She habitually shortened the 'u' in both educated and stupid, giving her acidity even more bite.
      [A Book of Jeremiah]
    Person ID I0085  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 04 Dec 2014 

    Father William Thurnall,   b. 29 Apr 1816, Whittlesford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1870, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Mother Katharine Rawlins Howes,   b. abt 1824, St Giles, Northampton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jul 1884, Bedford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Marriage abt Feb 1858  Wellingborough Find all individuals with events at this location   [16
    Notes 
    • 6 ch in 1871 census: William (12), Katherine H (10), Helen M (8), Emily (7), Arthur (5), Henry P (3)
      5 ch in 1881 census: William (22), Katie H (20), Helen M (18), Arthur (15), Henry P (13)
    • eldest daughter Katharine Howard Thurnall ("Katie"); b Bedford Dec 1860, d Bedford 01 Sep 1938; marr St Mary Bedford 04 Mar 1886 to John Stanley Lightfoot (1855-1939), major, Bedford Regt; 2 daughters:
      - Dorothy Drina Lightfoot (1887-1976), marr(1) Melville K H A Allen (1891-1917), Lieut RFC, marr(2) Reginald J H Hope (1886-1956), company director, 2 ch;
      - Marjorie Stella Lightfoot ("Queenie") (1889-1978), unmarr;
      all regular visitors to Helen Thurnall & her husband Frederick Hugh Tatham at Great Ryburgh rectory.
    Family ID F0037  Family Group Sheet

    Family Frederick Hugh Tatham,   b. 17 Feb 1868, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1947, Rectory, Great Ryburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 22 Jun 1893  St Andrew, Kettering Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    • On 22nd June, at St Andrew's Church, Kettering, by the Hon and Right Rev Bishop Anson, late Bishop of Qu'Appelle, Canada, assisted by the Rev G E Tatham, Vicar of St Paul's, East Moulsey, father of the bridegroom, the Rev. Frederick Hugh Tatham, of the diocese of Qu'Appelle, to Helen Maria, daughter of the late William Thurnall, Esq, of Bedford [Manchester Times]
    Notes 
    • 3 servants in Mar 1901.
      4 servants in Apr 1911: governess, parlourmaid, cook, housemaid.
    Children 
     1. Drina Mary Helen Tatham,   b. 16 Sep 1894, Broadview, SK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1984, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King's Lynn Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    +2. Frederick Hugh Thurnall Tatham,   b. 18 May 1896, Broadview, SK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1994, 12 Common Lane, Sheringham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 98 years)
    +3. George Laurence Tatham,   b. 18 Sep 1899, Church Cottage, Northfield, Worcs Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1978, Norton, Malton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Terence Howard Tatham,   b. 14 Nov 1900, Whitwell, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Feb 1942, Singapore Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
    +5. Betha Wenefrid Tatham,   b. 13 Apr 1903, Whitwell, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1999, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 95 years)
     6. Rupert Theodore Tatham,   b. abt May 1905, Scawby Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1905, Scawby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
    Photos
    St Andrew, Great Ryburgh
    St Andrew, Great Ryburgh
    George Edmund Tatham, Rector, 1859-1884
    Frederick Hugh Tatham, Rector, 1910-1947
    St Hybald, Scawby
    St Hybald, Scawby
    Frederick Hugh Tatham, Vicar, 1904-1910
    Rectory, Great Ryburgh
    Rectory, Great Ryburgh
    Ryburgh Rectory children
    Ryburgh Rectory children
    unidentified, about 1912
    Histories
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    Qu'Appelle and its links with the family
    Qu'Appelle and its links with the family
    Albums
    Ryburgh Visitors Book
    Ryburgh Visitors Book (80)
    Visitors Book of Frederick & Helen Tatham
    Last Modified 10 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F0036  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Jun 1862 - Bedford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 26 Jul 1862 - St John the Baptist, Bedford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 26 Cauldwell St, Bedford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 24 Potter St, Bedford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Cauldwell Lodge, London Rd, Kettering Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1893 - Cauldwell Lodge, London Rd, Kettering Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 22 Jun 1893 - St Andrew, Kettering Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 22 Jun 1893 - St Andrew, Kettering Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - Dec 1893 - Grenfell, SK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1894 - 1897 - Broadview, SK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - High St, St Pauls Walden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt May 1904 - Mar 1910 - Vicarage, Scawby Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt May 1910 - 1947 - Rectory, Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Rectory, Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1947 - - Vicarage, Rougham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Virus broncho pneumonia; Senility - 18 Sep 1967 - Vicarage, Rougham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 21 Sep 1967 - St Andrew, Great Ryburgh Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Helen Marie Thurnall (1862-1967)
    Helen Marie Thurnall (1862-1967)
    aged 102. longest lived person in the family tree.
    Helen Marie Thurnall (1862-1967)
    Helen Marie Thurnall (1862-1967)
    abt 1955
    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, 1901.
      age 37

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 8

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 28

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St John, Bedford, 1669-1982, 26 Jul 1862.

    6. [S33] Family Letters, Eileen Tatham to RCC, 29 Mar 1962.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kettering, 2Q1893.

    9. [S11] Newspaper, Manchester Times, 30 Jun 1893.
      marriage notice

    10. [S51] Ryburgh Visitors Book.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    12. [S41] Death Certificate, 19 Sep 1967.

    13. [S11] Newspaper, Lynn News.
      quoted by Eileen Tatham

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg E Dereham, 3Q1967.
      age 105

    15. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, Great Ryburgh, 21 Sep 1967.

    16. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Wellingborough, 1Q1858.