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Ann Tatham

Ann Tatham

Female 1743 - 1784  (40 years)


  • Name Ann Tatham  [1, 2
    Birth 17 Sep 1743  Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    Baptism 13 Oct 1743  St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Marriage 18 Apr 1765  St Giles Cripplegate, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    William Christopher,   b. abt 1734, Norton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1797, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jan 1776  Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death 17 Jan 1784  Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • 24 Jun not 17 Jan, per MS addition to Curtis copy in SoG
    Notes 
    • Ann, was a second cousin of the celebrated wit, Lord Alvanley, and was herself very quick at repartee. She was a leader of fashion in Stockton and Norton. When walking out alone she was usually followed by a footman carrying her umbrella, and the following story was told of her: One year, in London, a rather new country footman, who was doing duty with the umbrella, was so distracted by the London streets that he lost sight of his lady. Being at a loss to find her, he said to the nearest passer-by, "Where is my mistress?" receiving in reply, "I do not know who she is." The footman indignantly retorted, "Why, in Stockton everyone knows her!" [Capt A C Seton Christopher, The Family of Christopher and Some Others, priv. circ. 1934]
    • There is confusion on whether the "second cousin of the celebrated wit, Lord Alvanley" was Ann Tatham (1743-1784), wife of William Christopher, or her mother Alice Raisbeck (1708- ), wife of William Tatham.
      Curtis says of Alice Raisbeck that "she and her step-cousin, Mrs. Whitmore, of London, were 2nd cousins of Lord Alvanley."
      In this he seemingly followed the 1832 Tatham-Christopher pedigree chart: "Mrs William Tatham & Mrs Whitmore the elder were 1st cousins and 2d cousins to the late [...] afterwards Lord Alvanley."
      The connection with Mrs Whitmore, whoever she was, has not been worked out.
      The connection with the Alvanley family seems to be through Alice Raisbeck's mother, Esther Rudd (1673- ). The transcriber of the Durham Cathedral registers (early 20th cent.) says of the Rudd family "They are now represented by Wilbraham of Rode, Cheshire".
      How the Rudd and Wilbraham families were related is not yet known.
      The 1st Lord Alvanley, Richard Pepper Arden (1744-1804), married in 1784 Anne Dorothea Wilbraham-Bootle (1757-1825), daughter of Richard Wilbraham (1724-1796), of Rode; son of Randle Wilbraham (1691-1770).
      This Lord Alvanley was not at all a "celebrated wit"; that was his son William (1789-1849), 2nd Lord Alvanley, well-known Regency buck, friend of Beau Brummell and member of the Prince Regent's circle.
      In view of the dates, the family relationships could be:
      - 1st cousins: Esther Rudd (1673- )& Randle Wilbraham (1691-1770);
      - 2nd cousins: Alice Raisbeck (1708- ) & Richard Wilbraham (1724-1796);
      = 3rd cousins: Ann Tatham (1743-1784) & Anne Dorothea Wilbraham-Bootle (1757-1825) (wife of Alvanley I);
      - 3rd cousins 1x removed: Ann Tatham (1743-1784) & William Arden (1789-1849) (Alvanley II).
      But it is still puzzling. Whatever the exact degree of kinship, Ann Tatham was 46 years older than her supposed cousin the celebrated wit, and died 5 years before he was born; whilst her mother Alice Raisbeck (Mrs William Tatham) was 81 years older. Why was the connection thought to be of any interest?
    Person ID I0241  Tatham | Christopher branch, Durham roots | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2013 

    Father William Tatham,   b. 1708, Bishopton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1758  (Age 50 years) 
    Mother Alice Raisbeck,   b. 1708, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft Sep 1779  (Age 71 years) 
    Marriage 25 Dec 1731  St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    William Tatham & Alice Raisbeck
    William Tatham & Alice Raisbeck
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • Curtis states that there were 12 children, of whom 7 died young. However he elsewhere records that 7 of them were married, and that 2 others (John, Charles) lived beyond childhood.
    • NZ family tree shows 3 more daughters, died in infancy
    Photos
    Stockton-on-Tees, 1790
    Stockton-on-Tees, 1790
    High St, from N.
    St Thomas' Church on L.
    Documents
    Children of William Tatham & Alice Raisbeck
    Children of William Tatham & Alice Raisbeck
    Baptisms at St Thomas, Stockton, from 1732
    Family ID F0049  Family Group Sheet

    Family William Christopher,   b. abt 1734, Norton-on-Tees Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1797, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years) 
    Marriage 18 Apr 1765  St Giles Cripplegate, London Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    William Christopher & Anne Tatham
    William Christopher & Anne Tatham
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • 10 children, 5 died young. [George Christopher tree, 31 Dec 1853]
    • The issue of this marriage was 7 sons and 3 daus. of whom survived 1 dau, Caroline, and 4 sons: I. John Thomas, 3rd but eldest surviving son; II. Henry; III. George; and IV. Thomas. [Curtis]
    Children 
     1. John Christopher,   b. abt Jan 1766, Norton-on-Tees? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infant
     2. William Christopher,   b. abt Oct 1766, Norton-on-Tees? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1770  (Age ~ 3 years)
     3. Anna Maria Christopher,   b. 17 Aug 1770, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infant
    +4. John Thomas Christopher,   b. 11 Jul 1772, Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1803, Crook Hall, Durham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years)
     5. Charles Christopher,   b. 20 Sep 1773, Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infant
     6. Ann Christopher,   b. 06 Oct 1774, Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. infant
    +7. Henry Christopher,   b. 18 Nov 1775, Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jul 1817, Budge Budge, Calcutta Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 41 years)
     8. Caroline Christopher,   b. 24 Nov 1777, Narrow St, Limehouse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Sep 1845, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +9. George Christopher,   b. 06 Oct 1779, Ratcliff Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Apr 1861, The Mall, Chiswick Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +10. Thomas Christopher,   b. 17 Aug 1782, London? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1818, Crutched Friars, London Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years)
    Histories
    Christopher Family Tree
    Christopher Family Tree
    drawn by George Christopher at Chiswick, 31 Dec 1853
    Last Modified 23 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F0333  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 17 Sep 1743 - Stockton-on-Tees Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 13 Oct 1743 - St Thomas, Stockton-on-Tees Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Ann Tatham (1743-1784)
    Ann Tatham (1743-1784)

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

    2. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Giles Cripplegate, 1559-1936 (IGI), 18 Apr 1765.

    3. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Thomas, Stockton, 13 Oct 1743.

    4. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.
      MS additions to copy in SoG

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Anne, Limehouse, 04 Jan 1776.
      son Henry

    6. [S11] Newspaper, Newcastle Courant.
      death notice
      cit Curtis citing Wood