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William Tatham

Male 1787 - 1834  (47 years)


  • Name William Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 08 Jun 1787  Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4
    Baptism 13 Jul 1787  St Mary, Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Education 1806 - 1810  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Degree/Qualif. 1810  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [4
    Occupation 1810 - 1811  St Peter, Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [5
    Occupation 1811  St Mary, Easington, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [5
    Ordination abt 29 Sep 1811  Priest, Church of England  [4
    • Michaelmas 1811
    Occupation 1812 - 1834  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Fellow  [4, 5
    • Senior Proctor, 1819-20
    • Civil Promotions. Cambridge. On the 10th inst. the 1rst day of Term, the following were elected -- Proctors: William Tatham, M.A., Fellow of St John's College; Joseph Gee, M.A. Fellow of Queen's College. [Gentleman's Magazine, Oct 1819]
    Degree/Qualif. 1813  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [4
    Occupation 1819 - 1824  St Peter, Horningsea Find all individuals with events at this location ; Chaplain  [5
    Degree/Qualif. 1821  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BD  [4
    Occupation 23 Aug 1833 -  All Saints, Great Oakley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [4, 5
    • presented to the living by St John's College, Cambridge.
      possibly never took up the duties of rector.
    Death 29 Aug 1834  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Consumption  [3, 4
    Burial Sep 1834  St John's College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • In ante-chapel
    Probate 17 Jun 1835  London Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Notes 
    • My Uncle William Tatham took his degree as one of the "Senior Optimes" in the year. He became a Fellow of his College afterwards, proving clearly that he and my Uncle Ralph, who was Public Orator, were both good classical scholars. Afterwards he took Holy Orders, and died in August 1834 of consumption. [...] I may add that my Uncle William stayed with my Father and Mother at Hastings when I was about 5 years old, and taught me to whistle. [...] He was engaged to one of the Miss Harveys, with whom my brother George was staying in Guernsey, their father was a Colonel of the Guernsey Militia. I am now wearing a memorial ring of my Uncle which my father used to wear. I have heard that my uncle was a beautiful skater, and used to play the flute. [Charles Tatham Recollections]
    • William Tatham: Adm. pens. at St John's, Feb. 19, 1806, Of Durham. [S. of the Rev. Ralph (1771).] Matric. Michs. 1806; Scholar, 1806; B.A. 1810; M.A. 1813; B.D. 1821. Fellow, 1812-34. Senior Proctor, 1819-20. Ord. deacon (Durham), Michs. 1810; priest, Mich. 1811; C. of Bishopton, Durham, 1810-11. C. of Easington, 1811. Chaplain at Horningsea, Cambs., 1819-24. R. of Great Oakley, Essex, 1833-4. Died Aug. 29, 1834, aged 47, in College. Brother of Ralph (1796) and Thomas (1802). (St John's Coll. Adm., IV. 505; Durham Ord. Book; G. Mag., 1834, II. 582; The Times, Sept. 4, 1834.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • Born 8 June 1787, entered as a pensioner on Wood's side 19 Febr. 1806; B.A.; 1810 as sen. op.; M.A. 1813, B.D. 1821. Presented by the college to Gt. Oakley in 1833 (Cambr. Chron. 26 July); died at his rooms in college 28 Aug 1834 aet 47 (ibid 4 Sept., where it is said 29, but on the stone 5 cal Sept.) and was interred in the ante-chapel. [History of the College of St. John the Evangelist, Cambridge. By Thomas Baker; edited by John E. B. Mayor. Cambridge University Press, 1869; pp. 1105-6.]
    • The Revd. William Tatham.
      This is the last Will of me William Tatham of St John's College Cambridge, Clerk. I direct my debts to be paid out of my Personal Estate. I give to my Brother Thomas Tatham my Books and my Gold seal to my brother Ralph Tatham. I give my wine to my Brothers Thomas Tatham and Meaburn Tatham in equal shares. I give to my Brothers Ralph Tatham, Thomas Tatham and Meaburn Tatham each a valuable mourning ring. I direct the Residue of my Personal Estate money & effects to be divided into seven equal parts. I give and bequeath three seventh parts thereof to Augusta Maria Harvey of the Island of Guernsey Spinster. I give and bequeath the interest of the remaining four seventh parts thereof unto and equally between my Mother my Brother Thomas and my sister Mary during my mother's life and after her decease I give the same equally between my Brothers Ralph Tatham & Meaburn and my sister Mary. I appoint all my said Brothers and my said sister Executors & Executrix of this my Will as Witness my hand this twentieth day of May 1834. William Tatham.
      June 11th 1835: In the Goods of The Reverend William Tatham, Clerk, deceased. Appeared Personally Charles Barker of Birchin Lane and Thomas Harvey of Old Jewry respectively in the City of London Gentlemen and jointly and severally made oath and said they knew and were well acquainted with the Reverend William Tatham late of Saint John's College Cambridge, Clerk, deceased, for some years prior and to the time of his death and having each their knowledge of and acquaintance with the said deceased often saw him write and write sic and subscribe his names to paper writings whereby they became well acquainted with his manner and character of handwriting and subscription and having now carefully viewed and perused the paper and writing hereto annexed purporting to be and contain the last Will and Testament of the said deceased beginning "This is the last Will of me William Tatham of Saint Johns College Cambridge Clerk" ending thus "As witness my hand this twentieth day of May 1834"and thus subscribed "William Tatham" lastly say they verily and in their consciences believe the said named William Tatham thereto set and subscribed are of the proper character and handwriting and subscription of the said deceased. Charles Barker --- Thos. Harvey.
      Same day the said Charles Barker and Thomas Harvey were sworn to the truth hereof before me S. Addams [Jure] [Pt] Montagu J. Tatham Noty. Publ.
      Proved at London the 17th June 1835 before the Worshipful Sefoe Addams Dr. of Laws and Surrogate by the Oath of Meaburn Tatham the Bror. out of the Executors to whom Admon was granted having been first sworn duly to administer. Power reserved of making the like Grant to the Revd. Ralph Tatham Clerk and Thomas Tatham the Brothers also and Mary Tatham Spinster the sister and other Exors. when they shall apply for the same.
      [PCC Wills. TNA ref PROB 11/1848]
    Person ID I0119  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2014 

    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   [4, 7
    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 - 08 Jun 1787 - Easington, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 13 Jul 1787 - St Mary, Easington, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1806 - 1810 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1810 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1810 - 1811 - St Peter, Bishopton Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1811 - St Mary, Easington, Durham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Fellow - 1812 - 1834 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1813 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Chaplain - 1819 - 1824 - St Peter, Horningsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BD - 1821 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector - 23 Aug 1833 - - All Saints, Great Oakley, Essex Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Consumption - 29 Aug 1834 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - Sep 1834 - St John's College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 17 Jun 1835 - London Link to Google Earth
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    William Tatham (1787-1834)
    William Tatham (1787-1834)

  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Mary, Easington (transcripts) (IGI), 13 Jul 1787.

    2. [S28] Family Bible, Meaburn Tathams.

    3. [S42] Charles Meaburn Tatham - Recollections.

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

    5. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    6. [S48] Will, 17 Jun 1835.
      PCC Wills. TNA ref PROB 11/1848

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Michael, Houghton-le-Spring, 25 Sep 1776.
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