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Elizabeth Pobgee

Female abt 1779 - 1855  (~ 76 years)



  • Name Elizabeth Pobgee  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt 1779  East Grinstead Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Marriage abt Nov 1799    [3
    Thomas Trevor Tatham,   b. 28 Mar 1779, Rotherhithe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1866, North Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1808  Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Mar 1851  Park Place, North Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Death 26 Oct 1855  Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5
    • On the 26th inst., at Highgate, in the 77th year of her age, Elizabeth, for nearly 56 years the wife of Thos. Trevor Tatham, Esq., of that place, and of Staple-inn, Holborn. [The Times]
    Notes 
    • Miss S. Pobje.* In various pedigrees her Christian name is indicated by the initial S., but when she d., 26 Oct., 1855, aged 76, at Highgate, she was described as "Elizabeth, wife of Thomas Trevor Tatham, Esq., of Highgate and Staple-inn;" Gent.'s Mag., N.S., XLIV, p.669. She was of French origin, but lived in the South of England before marriage.
      *: Under Shop-and-Tavern Signs, Prof. Ernest Weekley, M.A., says in The Romance of Names, 3rd ed., 1922, p.135: 'The popinjay or parrot is still occasionally found as Pobgee, Popjoy;' and, ibid., p.220, says: 'Popjoy may have been applied to the successful archer who, [shooting at the wooden figure of a parrot], became King of the popinjay for the year.'
      See also Prof. Weekley's Surnames, ed. 1916, pp.200-201, where he suggests that the name may derive from a shop-or-tavern sign, or from a nickname due to some characteristic of the original bearer. [Curtis]
      [Note: Ernest Weekley (1879-1956) was a philologist & etymologist at Nottingham University. His German wife Frieda (1879-1956) ran off with D H Lawrence after he came to visit her husband in 1912. Prof. Weekley's academic reputation and popularity with his students contributed to the University's early disdain for Lawrence's work.]
    • not found in 1841 census
    • Name Pobje: only 2 entries in IGI, both London, marr 1791, bapt 1803.
      Name Pobgee more frequent: 115 baptisms, incl:
      Elizabeth Pobgee, bp East Grinstead 23 Jan 1771, parents William & Elizabeth Pobgee [IGI batch I030986]. 3 other baptisms for these parents 177101783.
      Hannah Pobgee, bp East Grinstead 09 Sep 1779, parents William & Mary Pobgee [LDS member post 1991]. 4 other baptisms to these parents 1778-1785.
      Also Mrs Susannah (Pobgee) b East Grinstead 05 Aug 1783, marr William Pobgee East Grinstead 16 May 1809 [LDS member post 1991].
      Later baptisms in East Grinstead, Maidstone & Penge.
      Name Pobjoy or Popejoy more frequent in IGI.
    • No clues as to name Phelps (cf 1851 census)
    • No sign of any French connection (cf Curtis)
    Person ID I0252  Tatham | Morris branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2012 

    Family Thomas Trevor Tatham,   b. 28 Mar 1779, Rotherhithe Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1866, North Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage abt Nov 1799    [3
    • marriage record not yet traced
    • married for 55 years
    Notes 
    • 54 known grandchildren
    Children 
     1. Frances Louisa Tatham,   b. 09 Mar 1801, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1881, Cholmeley Lodge, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     2. Thomas Tatham,   b. 22 Sep 1802, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1807, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     3. Elizabeth Tatham,   b. 11 Apr 1804, St Pancras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1807, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
    +4. John Lawrence Tatham,   b. 07 May 1806, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1886, West Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +5. Henry Tatham,   b. 01 Oct 1807, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1889, North Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Thomas Christopher Tatham,   b. 28 Mar 1809, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Dec 1874, Ranmore, Pine Grove, Weybridge Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    +7. Mary Tatham,   b. 02 Feb 1811, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1885, Wood Green Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     8. Elizabeth Ann Tatham,   b. 01 Mar 1813, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1902, 21 Talbot Rd, Hornsey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     9. Caroline Tatham,   b. 31 Jan 1815, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1897, Lyndale House, The Bank, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +10. Michael Hodgson Tatham,   b. 03 Jan 1817, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1883, Trevor House, Hornsey Lane, Hornsey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
    +11. Alfred Charles Tatham,   b. 23 Oct 1818, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Jul 1889, Trevor Lodge, Oak Hill Rd, Surbiton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +12. Ralph Raisbeck Tatham,   b. 18 Apr 1822, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Oct 1893, 30 Marina St, St Leonards-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    Last Modified 29 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F0088  Family Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, Highgate Chapel, 17 Feb 1808.
      son Henry

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      Elizth. Tatham age 72

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

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Edmonton, 4Q1855.

    5. [S05] The Times, death notice, 29 Oct 1855.