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Robert Tatham

Male est 1605 - 1674  (~ 69 years)



  • Name Robert Tatham  [1, 2
    Birth est 1605  Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence abt 1629 - 1650  Ferryhill Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Marriage 29 Jun 1630  St Andrew, Bishop Auckland Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    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 
    Residence - 1674  Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Death Oct 1674  Little Stainton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Burial 11 Oct 1674  St Peter, Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4
    Probate 1676  Durham Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Will dated 21 May 1674
    Notes 
    • He is probably identical with the Robert Tatham, (? only later in life) of Little Stainton, Co, Durham, abt 5 miles NE of Darlington, and a township in the pa. of Bishopton, where for several descents, Surtees says, the family of Tatham held considerable property. [Curtis]
    • 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, [bur.] 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]
    • Little Stainton is a hamlet and township in the parish of Bishopton, one mile south of Stainton-le-Street (Great Stainton), and 7 miles west-by-north from Stockton. In 1684,the freeholders were: the heirs of Robert Tatham, Gent.; + 8 others incl 1 recusant. [An historical, topographical and descriptive view of the County Palatine of Durham, volume II, by E Mackenzie and M Ross, publ Mackenzie & Dent, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, 1834]
    • "It is important to note as to these and subsequent references to the association of the Tathams with Stainton, that in a letter to the present compiler, 3 Sep.,1916, Mr. H. M. Wood states that he has searched the Stainton Registers, 1561-1697, and cannot find a single Tatham entry." [Curtis].
      However it is equally important not to confuse Little Stainton, a township or hamlet in the parish of Bishopton, with Great Stainton or Stainton-le-Street, a separate parish, immediately to the north. The parish registers of All Saints, Great Stainton, do record the baptism of Ralph Tatham, son of Ralph Tatham & Ann Mawer, on 01 Jan 1703.
    • He was Churchwarden for the Township of Ferryhill, 1629, 1632, and 1650, and was of Royalist sympathies, as appears by a document dated 20 Jan., 1651, in which he appears as "Robert Tatum, Ferriehill", as deposing on behalf of Capt. John Shaw, of Ferryhill, High Constable of Darlington Ward, charged on 21 Nov., 1650, with issuing Warrants, etc., against Parliament when the Earl of Newcastle was raising an army. Capt. Shaw's Estates were, as the result, secured by Parliament. [Royalist Compositions in Durham and Northumberland, 1643-1660, Surtees Soc., 1905, Vol. iii, cit. Curtis]
    • Seemingly of anti-Royalist sympathies in 1641: Merrington. ... Die Mercurij, Feb. 23, Anno Domini, 1641. The names of such as then took the protestation before the Minister, Churchwardens, Constables & Overseers. ... The Township of Ferryhill ... Robert Tatam ... (Written in a very small quarto pamphlet of 14 pages. Endorsed on the first page " Merrington Parish.") [Durham Protestations: Returns made to the House of Commons in 1641/2 for the maintenance of the Protestant Religion for the County Palatine of Durham. Edited by H M Wood. Publications of the Surtees Society, Durham, 1922; vol 135 p 97]
    • Mr. H. M. Wood, in copying the Brancepeth Registers, in 1921, has found this entry: "1643, May 14. Robert Taton, of Merrington, was god-parent to Robert Harrison." [Curtis]
    • Robert Tatham who died in the reign of James I [sic], having sold his landed property in the County of Durham for 200. He gave an autograph receipt for the purchase money, which receipt was afterwards bought by a late friend of mine, a Mr. Chester Waters of Highgate, from an old Curiosity Shop in Westminster for 2/6. It is now in the possession of my son at Northcourt House, Abingdon. [Charles Tatham Recollections]
      Note 1: this Robert Tatham was born in the reign of James I, but died in the reign of Charles II. Either the writer was mistaken, or he was referring to an earlier Robert Tatham, otherwise unknown.
      Note 2: the location of the document in 2010 is not known - possibly in Denmark with Clara Knudsen's descendants.
      Note 3: Charles Meaburn Tatham's friend, is thought to be the barrister Robert Edmund Chester Waters (1829-1898). He was a genealogist, and produced transcripts of the parish register of Highgate Chapel (later St. Michael Southgrove Highgate), and of St. John Hampstead, with transcripts of monumental inscriptions and notes about the incumbents of these churches; also lists of and biographical notes on, governors of Highgate School 1565-1873, with other notes about the school; and extracts from various printed sources relating to places in the locality. The MS is in the Guildhall Library and has been microfilmed by LDS (FHL British Film 1068163 Item 3)
    Person ID I0158  Tatham | Durham roots | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 25 Jul 2013 

    Father Ralph Tatham,   b. est 1570, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt May 1649  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Dorothy (Tatham),   b. est 1575, Co Durham? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Mar 1638, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Marriage est 1596    [5
    Notes 
    • ?other issue besides Thomas & Robert [Curtis]
    Photos
    St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington
    St John the Evangelist, Kirk Merrington
    Parish church of Tatham family in 17th century
    Histories
    H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham
    H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham
    Typescript, 198 pp.; London, 1921; 1st rev Feb 1923; 2nd rev Dec 1927.
    Family ID F0053  Family Group Sheet

    Family 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   [1
    Notes 
    • possibly also son Thomas Tatham, of Stainton, father of Robert Tatham bapt Bishopton 25 Mar 1676. [Bishopton PR]
    Children 
    +1. Ralph Tatham,   b. abt Jun 1631, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Dec 1682, Ferryhill Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years)
     2. Ann Tatham,   b. abt 1632, Kirk Merrington? Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Dorothy Tatham,   b. abt Jul 1637, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elizabeth Tatham,   b. abt Mar 1637/38, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1642, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 4 years)
     5. Mary Tatham,   b. abt Dec 1641, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Margaret Tatham,   b. abt Jul 1644, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Jane Tatham,   b. abt Jul 1646, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Ellinor Tatham,   b. abt Jun 1649, Kirk Merrington Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. 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)
     10. William Tatham,   b. 15 Apr 1655, Kirk Merrington? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1741, Co Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F0050  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - est 1605 - Co Durham? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1629 - 1650 - Ferryhill Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 29 Jun 1630 - St Andrew, Bishop Auckland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 29 Jun 1630 - St Andrew, Bishop Auckland Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1674 - Little Stainton Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Auckland St Andrew, 29 Jun 1630.
      Robert Taiton & Anne Thompson

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

    3. [S58] Surtees.

    4. [S47] Burial Record, National Burial Index, 11 Oct 1674.
      transcr Cleveland Family History Society

    5. [S09] Estimate.