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Thomas Tatham

Male 1783 - 1850  (66 years)



  • Name Thomas Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 04 May 1783  Barton, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Baptism 04 May 1783  St Bartholomew, Whittingham Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • bapt 03 May per IGI transcr of parish register
    Education 1802 - 1806  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education bef 1802  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location ; Durham School  [2
    Degree/Qualif. 1806  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [3
    Occupation 1807 - 1809  Over, Cambridgeshire Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [2
    Ordination 13 Dec 1807  Lincoln Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [2
    Degree/Qualif. 1809  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [3
    Occupation 1809 - 1817  Haydon Bridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Headmaster, Grammar School  [2, 3
    Residence 1809  Sherburn Hospital, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation 1817 - 1850  St Mary, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [2, 6, 7
    St Mary, Colkirk
    St Mary, Colkirk
    Ralph Tatham, Rector, 1816-1857
    Thomas Tatham, Curate, 1817-1850
    Occupation Jun 1841  Clerk  [8
    Residence Jun 1841  Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Death 24 Mar 1850  Rectory, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    Burial 30 Mar 1850  St Mary, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • abode Colkirk; age 66 yrs; officiant W A Chapman. [Parish register]
    • grave not found 27 Sep 1911, nor 18 Mar 2010
    Notes 
    • 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]
    Person ID I0118  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 27 Apr 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Anne Smith,   b. abt Aug 1758, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Oct 1847, Rectory, Colkirk Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 89 years) 
    Marriage 25 Sep 1776  St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 10
    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]
    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
    Family ID F0014  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 04 May 1783 - Barton, Whittingham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 04 May 1783 - St Bartholomew, Whittingham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1802 - 1806 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Durham School - bef 1802 - Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1806 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1807 - 1809 - Over, Cambridgeshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdination - Priest, Church of England - 13 Dec 1807 - Lincoln Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1809 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Headmaster, Grammar School - 1809 - 1817 - Haydon Bridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1809 - Sherburn Hospital, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1817 - 1850 - St Mary, Colkirk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Colkirk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 24 Mar 1850 - Rectory, Colkirk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 30 Mar 1850 - St Mary, Colkirk Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Colkirk Rectory
    Colkirk Rectory
    Watercolour by Emily Jane Sweet

    Histories
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk
    The Tatham family and Ryburgh parish, Norfolk

  • Sources 
    1. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    2. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

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

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Whittingham Church, 1658-1960 (IGI), 03 May 1783.

    5. [S07] Other Sources, Admissions to the College of St John (R F Scott, ed.), 1931.
      Sherbourne House

    6. [S07] Other Sources, Clergy List 1850.
      as quoted by Curtis

    7. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, burials, Colkirk 1813-1901, 30 Mar 1850.

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