1783 - 1850 (66 years)
||Thomas Tatham [1, 2, 3] |
||04 May 1783
[1, 4] |
||04 May 1783
||St Bartholomew, Whittingham
[3, 4] |
- bapt 03 May per IGI transcr of parish register
||1802 - 1806
||St John's College, Cambridge
; Durham School  |
; BA  |
||1807 - 1809
; Curate  |
||13 Dec 1807
; Priest, Church of England  |
; MA  |
||1809 - 1817
; Headmaster, Grammar School [2, 3] |
||Sherburn Hospital, Durham
||1817 - 1850
||St Mary, Colkirk
; Curate [2, 6, 7] |
||St Mary, Colkirk
Ralph Tatham, Rector, 1816-1857
Thomas Tatham, Curate, 1817-1850
||Clerk  |
||24 Mar 1850
[2, 3] |
||30 Mar 1850
||St Mary, Colkirk
- abode Colkirk; age 66 yrs; officiant W A Chapman. [Parish register]
- grave not found 27 Sep 1911, nor 18 Mar 2010
- Thomas Tatham: Adm. pens. at ST JOHN'S, Mar. 23, 1802. Of Northumberland. [S. of the Rev. Ralph (1771). Bapt. May 8, 1783, at Whittingham.] School, Durham. Matric. Michs. 1802; Scholar, 1802; B.A. 1806; M.A. 1809. Ord. deacon (Peterb., Litt. dim. from Ely) Mar. 22, 1807; priest (Lincoln, Litt. dim. from Ely) Dec. 13, 1807; C. of Over, Cambs., 1807-9. Head Master of the Grammar School, Haydon Bridge, Northumberland, 1809-17. C. (to his brother) at Colkirk, Norfolk, -1841-50. Died at the rectory, Mar. 24, 1850. Brother of Ralph (1796) and William (1806). (St John's Coll. Adm., IV. 505; G. Mag., 1850, I. 618.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
- A rectory at Colkirk was first mentioned in 1346. The current building had alterations and additions in 1820-30 and again in 1870 when the out buildings were removed to a new site and the Parish Room was built. There was a disastrous fire in 1922 necessitating reconstruction of the south and west wings. In 1954 part of the old rectory was converted into a separate flat. The Old Rectory was finally bought by Mr.and Mrs.Hugh Beck. [Colkirk village website accessed 13 oct 2009]
- My third Uncle, the Rev. Thomas Tatham, took his degree as one of the Junior Optimes. He was, I believe, a pretty good classical scholar. He died a bachelor, being curate to his brother, my Uncle the Rev. Dr. Ralph Tatham, who was Rector of Colkirk and Stibbard in Norfolk, a living worth about £800 a year, which had been given to my Uncle Ralph by the Marquis Townshend. My Uncle had been for some time Tutor to the Marquis's sons. My Uncle was therefore a Pluralist, but the Mastership of St. John's College, was a poor Mastership. I may add that my Uncle Thomas cost his brother, I am told, about £1300 a year, although the Colkirk living was worth, as I have already said, only £800 a year. [Charles Tatham Recollections]
- Rev. Thomas Tatham, bp. 8 May, 1783, at Whittingham, [on the authority of H. M. Wood, Esq., B.A.]; B.A., 1806; M.A., 1809; St. John's Coll., Cambridge. Master of Haydon Bridge Grammar School, Northumberland, 1809; Curate of Colkirk, Norfolk, (in Clergy List, 1850); d. 24 March, 1850, at Colkirk Rectory, co. Norfolk; unm. [Curtis]
- Tatham, Thomas. Admitted 23 March 1802, pensioner; first day of residence 8 October 1802; admitted Ashton Scholar 9 November 1802. B.A. 1806, M.A. 1809. Son of Ralph Tatham, admitted 5 June 1771 and brother of Ralph Tatham, afterwards Master. The Parish Register of Whittingham, co., Northumberland, has the entry: "1783, May 8. Thomas, son of Mr Ralph Tatham, of Barton, baptized" (Note from Mr H.M. Wood). Thomas Tatham was ordained Deacon 22 March 1807 by the Bishop of Peterborough, with letters dimissory (dated 19 March) from the Bishop of Ely, his title being the Curacy of Over, co. Cambridge, and Priest 13 December 1807 by the Bishop of Lincoln, also with letters dimissory (dated 8 December) from the Bishop of Ely. In 1809, when he is described as of Sherbourne House, Durham, he was appointed Head Master of the Grammar School at Haydon Bridge, Northumberland; this he resigned about 1817 (Cambridge Chronicle, 11 November 1809; N. Carlisle, Endowed Grammar Schools of England and Wales, ii, 243-4). He became Curate of Colkirk, in Norfolk, to his brother Dr Ralph Tatham, Master of the College, and died at the Rectory 24 March 1850 (Cambridge Chronicle, 30 March 1850). [Scott (R. F) ed. "Admissions to the College of St John ...", pt IV 1767-1802; Camb. 1931]
||Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line|
||27 Apr 2013 |
||Ralph Tatham, b. abt Aug 1751, Sunderland , d. 06 Jan 1825, Bishopton (Age ~ 73 years) |
||Anne Smith, b. abt Aug 1758, Co Durham , d. 09 Oct 1847, Rectory, Colkirk (Age ~ 89 years) |
||25 Sep 1776
||St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring
[3, 10] |
- 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]
||St Michael, Ingram|
Ralph Tatham, Curate, abt 1778-1795.
Church largely rebuilt in 1870s
||Sherburn Hospital, Durham|
Ralph Tatham, Chaplain, abt 1792-1809
Drawing by Samuel Grim, early 19th cent
||St Michael & All Angels, Addingham|
Ralph Tatham, Vicar, 1795-1825
||St Peter, Bishopton|
Ralph Tatham, Vicar, 1806-1825
Church almost completely rebuilt in 1846-7
||Family Bible - Meaburn Tathams|
Page 9: Copy from earlier family bible (Ralph Tatham), covering 1776-1798
||Family Group Sheet|
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|Birth - 04 May 1783 - Barton, Whittingham
|Baptism - 04 May 1783 - St Bartholomew, Whittingham
|Education - 1802 - 1806 - St John's College, Cambridge
|Education - Durham School - bef 1802 - Durham
|Degree/Qualif. - BA - 1806 - Cambridge University
|Occupation - Curate - 1807 - 1809 - Over, Cambridgeshire
|Ordination - Priest, Church of England - 13 Dec 1807 - Lincoln
|Degree/Qualif. - MA - 1809 - Cambridge University
|Occupation - Headmaster, Grammar School - 1809 - 1817 - Haydon Bridge
|Residence - 1809 - Sherburn Hospital, Durham
|Occupation - Curate - 1817 - 1850 - St Mary, Colkirk
|Residence - Jun 1841 - Colkirk
|Death - 24 Mar 1850 - Rectory, Colkirk
|Burial - 30 Mar 1850 - St Mary, Colkirk
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- [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.
- [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.
- [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
- [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Whittingham Church, 1658-1960 (IGI), 03 May 1783.
- [S07] Other Sources, Admissions to the College of St John (R F Scott, ed.), 1931.
- [S07] Other Sources, Clergy List 1850.
as quoted by Curtis
- [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.
- [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
- [S06] Parish Registers, burials, Colkirk 1813-1901, 30 Mar 1850.
- [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring, 25 Sep 1776.
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