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Bridget Lawrence

Female abt 1647 -



  • Name Bridget Lawrence  [1, 2
    Birth abt 1647  Billingham Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • dau of Robert Lawrence & Katherine Catterick [3]
    Marriage 29 Nov 1674  Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Robert Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1652, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Mar 1680/81, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • After death of Robert Tatham #2 (1652-1681), married at St Peter, Bishopton, 30 Jun 1683, Margaretta [sic] Tatum to William Watson #2.
      Not to confuse with William Watson #1 (d. bef Aug 1685), first husband of Margaret Tatham (1644- ). [cf. Curtis] [1]
    • Bridget's baptism is not recorded in Billingham Parish Registers, but there is no doubt that she came from that parish. She married Robert Tatetam there in 1674. She is mentioned in the wills of two of her brothers - Ralph Lawrence of Cowpen Bewley (1673), and Robert Lawrence of Cowpen Bewley (1677) which mentions sister "Bridget Tatam" and "Her son Robert, my Godchild". A third brother John Lawrence of Wolviston (will 1679) mentions "my brother Robert Tatham and his wife" and "their two children"; also his nephew "Ralph Tatham son of my brother-in-law Robert Tatham" is left everything in Wolviston.
      Bridget's father Robert Lawrence was bapt. Billingham 1602, probably the son of John Lawrence who m. Agnes Burn at Billingham in 1598. Robert Lawrence m. Katherine Catterick, bapt. Billingham 1604, at Billingham in 1626. Katherine's parents were John Catterick (son of Ralph Catterick of Wolviston) and Elizabeth Watson (daughter of Ralph Watson of Thorp Thewles, son of William Watson). They married at Grindon in 1603. John was buried at Billingham in 1606 and his widow Elizabeth married Thomas Redhead at Billingham in 1608.
      Ralph Watson (Elizabeth's father) was mentioned in the will of his cousin Dr Anthony Watson, Bishop of Chichester (who attended the death bed of Queen Elizabeth I [DNB]).
      [3]
    Person ID I0150  Tatham | Durham roots | Spouse
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2013 

    Family Robert Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1652, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Mar 1680/81, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years) 
    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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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Peter, Bishopton, 30 Jun 1683.
      Tatum Margaretta of Little Stainton & Willus Watson

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

    3. [S03] Family Members, RS.