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Anne Smith

Anne Smith

Female abt 1758 - 1847  (~ 89 years)


  • Name Anne Smith  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt Aug 1758  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    Baptism 15 Aug 1758  St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Marriage 25 Sep 1776  St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    Ralph Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1751, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1825, Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1778 - 1784  Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • presumed from baptisms of her children
    Residence abt 1787 - 1789  Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • presumed from baptisms of her children
    Residence abt 1825 - 1832  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • I remember when I was about 3 years of age we all three, my parents and myself, paid a visit to my paternal Grandmother and Aunt at Durham. My Mother went by coach, my Father and I by water. [Charles Meaburn Tatham (b 21 Sep 1828), Recollections]
    • Durham, Friday 16th [Dec 1825]. After breakfast and packing we went to see Mrs. Tatham, then the Cathedral, which is a very pleasing specimen of Saxon architecture. [Margaret Ashington Christopher, Diary]
    Residence - 1825  Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence aft 1832  Ryhope Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • After his father's decease, and the removal of his family from Bishopton, he frequently repaired to Ryhope, near Sunderland, for a short sojourn. [Gent's Magazine, 1857, obituary of Dr Ralph Tatham]
    Residence Jun 1841  Oriel Place, Cheltenham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Death 09 Oct 1847  Rectory, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 10, 11
    • At Colkirk, Norfolk, at an advanced age [89], Ann, widow of the late Rev Ralph Tatham, of Bishopton, Durham. [Jackson's Oxford Journal, 16 Oct 1847]
    Colkirk Rectory
    Colkirk Rectory
    Watercolour by Emily Jane Sweet
    Burial 15 Oct 1847  St Mary, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • abode Colkirk; age 89
    • grave not found 27 Sep 1911 (visit of her g granddau Silvia), nor 18 Mar 2010 (visit of her 3g grandson Robert)
    Notes 
    • Ralph Tatham, my paternal Grandfather, married a Miss Anne Smith, one of three daughters, only children of William Smith Esq., owner of Merton House and Estate in the County of Durham, afterwards bought by the Earl of Durham from the three daughters. The Wallsend Coal is now, I believe, being got from the Merton Estate. My father's house at Highgate, since sold, was named by him "Merton Lodge". [Charles Tatham Recollections]
      Note: Anne Smith's father was Meaburn/Meaborne Smith; he had another daughter by his 1st marriage, as well as 2 sons who died young.
    Person ID I0116  Tatham | Durham roots, Meaburn branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 24 Aug 2013 

    Father Meaburn Smith,   b. abt 1696, Houghton-le-Spring Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1762, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66 years) 
    Mother Anne Purvis,   b. est 1733, Northumberland? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1764, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Marriage est 1751  Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Notes 
    • Meaburn Smith's 2nd marriage.
    • eldest daughter Margaret; marr John Holmes, Lieutenant in the Royal Navy, sometime of Morton House, and after of West Herrington. [Surtees]
    • 2nd daughter Susan/Susanna; marr Charles Barker, ensign in the Northumberland militia, bapt 14 May 1734; was residing at Gloster-hill, 1766-1768, afterwards of Morton-house; bur 16 Jun 1788; date of marriage not certain:
      - Feb 1766 per History of Northumberland, vol ix, p. 7 (Earsdon Township), 1909, citing Warkworth Registers.
      - 02 Nov 1764 per footnote on same page, citing Newcastle Courant Nov 1764: "2nd November, 1764, married at Edinburgh, Mr. Charles Barker, of Bedlington, to Miss Susan Smith, of Murton-house, near Houghton, a beautiful young lady with a fortune of £5000."
    • 3rd & youngest daughter Ann(e).
    • son Thomas bapt Houghton-le-Spring 15 Sep 1761; living 1763; died under age. [Surtees, citing Rev. Ralph Tatham]
    Family ID F0042  Family Group Sheet

    Family Ralph Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1751, Sunderland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jan 1825, Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Marriage 25 Sep 1776  St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    Notes 
    • Residence after 1784 not clear. Baptism registers of their children indicate that Ralph & Ann Tatham were living at or near Easington, Co. Durham 1787-1789, and at Sherburn in 1792. At some point after 1806 they moved to Bishopton following Ralph's appointment as Vicar. He died there in 1825.
    • My Grandfather, the above named Ralph Tatham, was Vicar of Bishopton, Durham, and left surviving him his wife Anne (née Smith) and his six children, five sons: Ralph, [Thomas], William, Charles and Meaburn (my Father), and one daughter, my Aunt Mary. [Charles Tatham, Recollections]
    Children 
     1. Ann Tatham,   b. 27 Aug 1777, Berwick-upon-Tweed Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1798, Sherburn Hospital, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     2. Ralph Tatham,   b. 26 Oct 1778, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1857, Master's Lodge, St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Elizabeth Tatham,   b. 28 Aug 1780, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jan 1797, Sherburn House, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 16 years)
     4. Thomas Tatham,   b. 04 May 1783, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1850, Rectory, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +5. Meaburn Tatham,   b. 14 Dec 1784, Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Apr 1875, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     6. William Tatham,   b. 08 Jun 1787, Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Aug 1834, St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)
     7. Mary Tatham,   b. 13 Apr 1789, Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Jan 1871, Merton Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     8. Charles Tatham,   b. 13 Feb 1792, Sherburn House, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Sep 1827, Madeira Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Photos
    St Michael, Ingram
    St Michael, Ingram
    Ralph Tatham, Curate, abt 1778-1795.
    Church largely rebuilt in 1870s
    Sherburn Hospital, Durham
    Sherburn Hospital, Durham
    Ralph Tatham, Chaplain, abt 1792-1809
    Drawing by Samuel Grim, early 19th cent
    St Michael & All Angels, Addingham
    St Michael & All Angels, Addingham
    Ralph Tatham, Vicar, 1795-1825
    St Peter, Bishopton
    St Peter, Bishopton
    Ralph Tatham, Vicar, 1806-1825
    Church almost completely rebuilt in 1846-7
    Documents
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams
    Page 9: Copy from earlier family bible (Ralph Tatham), covering 1776-1798
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F0014  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Aug 1758 - Co Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 15 Aug 1758 - St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 25 Sep 1776 - St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 25 Sep 1776 - St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1778 - 1784 - Barton, Whittingham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1787 - 1789 - Easington, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1825 - 1832 - Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1825 - Bishopton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - aft 1832 - Ryhope Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Oriel Place, Cheltenham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 09 Oct 1847 - Rectory, Colkirk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 15 Oct 1847 - St Mary, Colkirk Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ann Meaburn Smith (1748-1857)
    Ann Meaburn Smith (1748-1857)
    identity not confirmed - may be her aunt

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

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age 77 (s/be 80?)

    3. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Houghton-le-Spring, transcripts 1563-1812 (IGI), 15 Aug 1758.
      Anne Smith, dau of Meaborn Smith

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, Colkirk 1813-1901, 15 Oct 1847.
      age 89
      microfilm, Norfolk Record Office

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring, 25 Sep 1776.
      Joiner marriage index

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Bartholomew, Whittingham (IGI), 1778-1784.
      children Ralph, Elizabeth, Thomas, Meaburn

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Easington 1570-1812, transcr H W Wood [IGI].
      children William & Mary

    8. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

    9. [S50] Gentleman's Magazine, p 240, Jan-Jun 1857.
      obituary of son Ralph

    10. [S11] Newspaper, Jackson's Oxford Journal, 16 Oct 1847.
      death notice

    11. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Mitford & Launditch, 4Q1847.
      Ann Tatham

    12. [S09] Estimate.