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Silvia Tatham

Silvia Tatham

Female 1885 - 1958  (73 years)


  • Name Silvia Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 30 Jan 1885  19 Great College St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4, 5, 6
    • On the 30th ult., at 19, Great College-street, Westminster, the wife of M. T. Tatham, of a daughter. [Morning Post]
    Baptism abt Feb 1885  Westminster Abbey Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • In the Henry VII Chapel
    Residence 1887 - 1955  Northcourt House, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence Apr 1891  Overthorpe House, Thornhill Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • visiting family of William How, Bishop of Wakefield
    Residence Mar 1901  Eden Cottage, Beckenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • with her Miers grandparents
    Occupation 1908 - 1915  23 Wetherby Gardens, South Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location ; Housekeeper to her uncle, Prof. Sir Henry Miers. FRS, Principal of London University   [9
    Residence Apr 1911  Northcourt House, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Sep 1955 - Mar 1958  Copford Place, Marks Tey Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 10
    Death 02 Mar 1958  Copford Place, Marks Tey Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6, 10, 11, 12
    • Died on a Sunday morning after returning from church. [MRT]
    • On March 2, 1958, suddenly, at Copford Place, Colchester, Silvia Tatham, aged 73, formerly of Northcourt House, Abingdon. Funeral at St. Albright's Church, Stanway, Colchester, 12.30 p.m., on Friday, March 7. Nearest station: Marks Tey. No flowers. [The Times]
    Burial 07 Mar 1958  St Albright, Stanway Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Probate 01 Jul 1958  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 39,624 8s. 4d.  [10
    • Tatham Silvia of Copford Place Colchester spinster died 2 March 1958 Probate London 1 July to Agnes Clara Tatham and Evelyn Margaret Tatham spinsters and Christopher Meaburn Tatham social worker. Effects 39624 8s. 4d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Wrote diary all her life - 45 volumes (extant - being transcribed).
      The first entry is on Monday 21 Jan 1895, recording baby's birthday - her sister Agnes - the Friday before.
      The last entry is on Tuesday 18 Feb 1958, recording the forthcoming marriage of her nephew Christopher Tatham to Magdalene Baines.
    • Wrote a book on Northcourt House and the life of the Tatham family there. Submitted to Macmillans and to John Murray in 1953 but never published. Extant but with 1 or 2 pages missing; will be uploaded in due course.
    Person ID I0096  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 17 Oct 2019 

    Father Meaburn Talbot Tatham,   b. 09 Feb 1858, 6 Cleveland Gardens, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jan 1937, Northcourt House, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Clara Susan Miers,   b. 19 Mar 1861, Edgbaston Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1945, Northcourt House, Abingdon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Marriage 22 Dec 1883  St Mary, Shortlands Find all individuals with events at this location   [13, 14
    • On the 22nd at St Mary's, Shortlands, by the Rev. G E Tatham, rector of Ryburgh, Norfolk, assisted by the Rev. H F Wolley, vicar of Shortlands, Meaburn Talbot Tatham, eldest son of Charles Meaburn Tatham, Esq., of 14 Cleveland Gardens, W., and Emberton, Bucks, to Clara Susan, third daughter of Francis Charles Miers, Esq, of Eden Cottage, Beckenham [The Times, 25 Dec 1883; Morning Post, 26 Dec 1883; Bromley Record, 01 Jan 1884]
    Notes 
    • Resid Northcourt House, Apr 1891 (most of Tatham family away):
      * Mary J Barnett, cook, 35 b Wolverhampton;
      * Alice Sarah Smith, parlourmaid, 30 b Westminster;
      * Rose Davies, nurse, 29 b Newport, Mon;
      * Mary E Halford, housemaid, 26 b Toft, Lincs.
    • Resid Northcourt House, Mar 1901 (Tathams staying with Miers family in Beckenham):
      * Leah Cooper, parlourmaid, 46 b Coleford, Glos;
      * Alice M Tompkins, housemaid, 34 b Water Stratford, Bucks;
      * Elizabeth Pardoe, cook, 31 b Burcot Bromsgrove, Worcs.
    • Resid Northcourt House, Apr 1911: 24 rooms, with 5 servants living in (+ coachman at the lodge).
      * Leah Cooper, parlourmaid, 59 b Christchurch, Glos;
      * Emily Mary Figes, housemaid, 52 b Kensington;
      * Thirza Keen, lady's maid, 23 b Oddington, Glos;
      * Lena Dimmock, cook, 29 b Devonshire (town or parish unknown) [b Wandsworth 06 Apr 1880];
      * Emma Griselda Stevens, kitchenmaid, 17 b Bledington, Glos.
      +
      * William Badcock, coachman, 57 b Drayton.
    Photos
    Northcourt House, Abingdon
    Northcourt House, Abingdon
    Home of the Meaburn Tatham family
    Watercolour by Bernard C Gotch
    Meaburn Talbot Tatham & Clara Susan Miers
    Meaburn Talbot Tatham & Clara Susan Miers
    Abingdon abt 1905
    Family ID F0004  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Silvia Tatham (1885-1958)
    Silvia Tatham (1885-1958)
    At Copford Place towards the end of her life

    Histories
    Silvia Tatham - Diaries - Vol 1
    Silvia Tatham - Diaries - Vol 1

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg SGHS, 1Q1885.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Colchester, 1Q1958.
      age 73

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 16 b Westminster

    5. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 03 Feb 1885.
      birth notice

    6. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Knudsen tree.
      b 30 Jan 1885

    7. [S57] Silvia Tatham - Diaries.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    9. [S07] Other Sources, Mary Porter.
      The Diary of Henry Alexander Miers 1858-1942, 72 pp, Oxford 1973

    10. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    11. [S03] Family Members, MRT.

    12. [S05] The Times, death notice, 05 Mar 1958.

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Bromley, 4Q1883.

    14. [S11] Newspaper, Bromley Record, 01 Jan 1884.
      marriage notice