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Robert Tatham

Male abt 1652 - abt 1681  (~ 28 years)



  • Name Robert Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    • variously spelled Tatham, Tatum, Tateoun
    Birth abt Aug 1652  Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Baptism 17 Aug 1652  St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 29 Nov 1674  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Bridget Lawrence,   b. abt 1647, Billingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence bef 1681  Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Death abt Mar 1680/81  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Burial 07 Mar 1680/81  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • Mr. Robert Tatum, 7 March 1681. [Surtees, op. cit.]
    Probate abt Apr 1681  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location ; abt 50  [2
    • Robert Tatum, No.2, left no Will. The Admon, of his goods was granted in 1681, though, unfortunately, the Bond of Admon; has been destroyed, reports the Chief Clerk at the Probate Office, Durham. Particulars, which follow, of the Inventory of Goods, though these only amounted in value to about 50, are worthy of record, since they will enable the imaginative reader to reconstruct Robert Tatum's environment of some 245 years ago. [Curtis, 1926]
    Robert Tatham (1652-1681)
    Robert Tatham (1652-1681)
    Inventory of Goods at death
    Notes 
    • In 1684 the freeholders in Bishopton Parish were:
      Bishopton -- The heirs of Richard Croft, Clerk; George Todd, Gent. (sold to Timothy Davison, Esq.;) John Rippon, of Manfield, in Yorkshire; Thomas Mawer; Thomas Aire; Thomas Pearson, Gent.; William Buckle; Jane Jackson, widow; Thomasine Beverley, widow.
      Little Stainton -- The heirs of Robert Tatham, Gent. (fn.16) ; John Fewler, Gent.; Robert Allinson, Gent.; William Newton, of Redmarshall; Anthony Stelling; William Harrison, of Sadberge; Thomas Barker, of East Newbiggin (lives in Yorkshire); Thomas Bockfield, of the same; William Batmanson, Recusant.
      (fn.16) The family of Tatham held considerable property here for some descents. Their lands were purchased by John Tempest, Esq. and now belong to Lady Vane Stewart. Robert Tatham, of Little Stainton, bur. 11 Oct. 1674. Mr. Robert Tatum, 7 March 1681. Laurence, son of Robert, bapt. 19 Apr. 1681. Mr. Laurence Tatham, bur 23 Nov. 1759.
      [Robert Surtees, The History and Antiquities of the County Palatine of Durham: volume 3: Stockton and Darlington wards (1823), pp. 67-69, Parish of Bishopton, accessed 20 Feb 2010]
    • The marriage would make this Robert identical with the earliest Tatham mentioned in a charted pedigree given, in 1812, to George Christopher, (son of Capt. Wm. Christopher, 1735-1797, Hudson Bay Service, by his wife Anne Tatham, great-grand-dau. of Robert and Bridget) by the Rev. Ralph Tatham, Vicar of Bishopton, and copied in 1882 [recte: 1832] by John Kinder Tatham. This chart commences: "Robert Tatham of Yarm, Yorkshire. Will dated 1642, leaves 10 to the Poor of Merrington. Issue of Robert who married Bridget Lawrence, 1652 [recte: 1674]: I. Robert, b. 1675; II. Ralph, of Little Stainton,* Durham, born 1677/8, d. 1742; marrd. Anne Mawes; III.Lawrence, b. 1681; d. 1759, unm,; (and others of no particular account.)" From the date and mention of this legacy, the Will of 1642, here quoted, is presumably that of Raiph Tatam, No.l.
      Careful investigation of the Church, Churchyard, and Parish Registers at Yarm has failed to discover any trace of any Tathams about this time at Yarm; and there is no record of any gift to the Merrington Poor, other than that of the Ralph Tatam, No.l, of Ferryhill, who d. 1649. Evidently also, the date of Robert's marriage to Bridget is 1674, not 1652 as transcribed, from the Vicar of Bishopton's charted pedigree in 1812, which on the chart is said to be based on extracts from the Registers of the Church of Bishopton, where, however, no references to any Tatham of Yarm are to be found. The association of the Tathams with Yarm, in fact, remains, so far, an unsolved mystery. [Curtis]
      Note (2013): Examination of a copy of the chart, dated 1832, shows that the date 1652 refers, correctly, to Robert Tatham's birth, not his marriage.
    Person ID I0148  Tatham | Durham roots | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2013 

    Father Robert Tatham,   b. est 1605, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1674, Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Anne Thompson,   b. est 1610, Ferryhill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1674, Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Marriage 29 Jun 1630  St Andrew, Bishop Auckland Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Notes 
    • possibly also son Thomas Tatham, of Stainton, father of Robert Tatham bapt Bishopton 25 Mar 1676. [Bishopton PR]
    Family ID F0050  Family Group Sheet

    Family Bridget Lawrence,   b. abt 1647, Billingham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 29 Nov 1674  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Robert Tatum married 29 Nov 1674 Bridget Lawrence, according to a copy of a chart in the possession of Capt. Alfred Seton Christopher. [Curtis]
    • The Durham Marriage Bond is dated 28 Nov 1674 and reads: 'Robert Tateoun, of Little Stainton, Yeo, and Bridgett Lowrence, Sp'. [Curtis]
    Notes 
    • References to other children in 1832 pedigree.
    Children 
     1. Robert Tatham,   b. abt Feb 1674/75, Little Stainton? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1699, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 23 years)
    +2. Ralph Tatham,   b. abt 1677, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 May 1742, Bishopton? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)
     3. Lawrence Tatham,   b. abt Apr 1681, Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1759, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2013 
    Family ID F0048  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Aug 1652 - Kirk Merrington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 17 Aug 1652 - St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsBurial - 07 Mar 1680/81 - Co Durham Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St John, Kirk Merrington, 17 Aug 1652.
      Robert Tatham, son Ro, Ferryhill

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

    3. [S58] Surtees.

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Auckland St Andrew, 29 Jun 1630.
      Robert Taiton & Anne Thompson