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Lettice Theresa  Digby

Lettice Theresa Digby

Female 1896 - 1967  (71 years)


  • Name Lettice Theresa Digby  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7
    Birth 16 Apr 1896  Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 6, 8
    Post/Rank/Title Honourable  [7
    Residence Mar 1901  Minterne House, Minterne Magna Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Marriage 19 Mar 1921  All Saints, Witley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6, 7, 9
    Eric Tillyer Tatham,   b. 17 May 1894, Loseberry, Hare Lane, Claygate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1982, Cuckfield Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1926 - 1927  Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Death 06 Sep 1967  Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 11, 12
    • On September 6th, 1967, peacefully, after a long illness, at Kenterne, Haywards Heath, the Hon. Lettice Theresa Tatham, eldest daughter of the 10th Baron Digby, beloved wife of Eric Tatham and mother of Nancye, Gerald and Nigel. Funeral at Wivelsfield Church, Saturday, September 9th, at 2.30 p.m. No mourning. [The Times]
    Burial 09 Sep 1967  St Peter & St John the Baptist, Wivelsfield Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Person ID I0832  Tatham | Crew branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2014 

    Father Edward Henry Trafalgar Digby,   b. 21 Oct 1846, 31 Old Burlington St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 May 1920, Minterne House, Minterne Magna Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Emily Beryl Sissy Hood,   b. 20 Mar 1871, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1928, 27 Welbeck St, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Marriage 19 Sep 1893  Christ Church, Down St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 13
    Notes 
    • other children:
      1.Edward Kenelm Digby (11th Baron), b 01 Aug 1894 d 29 Jan 1964;
      3. Geraldine Margot Digby, b 21 Mar 1898, d 01 Jun 1965;
      4. Venetia Jane Digby, b 03 Nov 1900, d 16 Mar 1956;
      5. Robert Henry Digby, b 24 Nov 1903, d 04 Apr 1959;
      6. Albert Elmar Digby, b 26 Jul 1911, d. Oct 1979.
      [thePeerage.com]
    Family ID F0532  Family Group Sheet

    Family Eric Tillyer Tatham,   b. 17 May 1894, Loseberry, Hare Lane, Claygate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Aug 1982, Cuckfield Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Engagement 01 Jul 1920    [4
    • The engagement is announced between Eric Tillyer, son of Harry Tillyer Tatham, of 63, Palace Court, and Lettice Theresa, eldest daughter of the late Lord Digby and the Dowager Lady Digby, of 16, Grosvenor-place. [The Times]
    Marriage 19 Mar 1921  All Saints, Witley, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6, 7, 9
    • Owing to the mourning in the bride's family, the marriage will take place quietly to-day at All Saints, Witley, Surrey, of Mr Eric Tillyer Tatham, son of Mr H Tillyer Tatham, of 63 Palace-court, London, and the Hon Lettice Digby, eldest daughter of the late Lord Digby, of Cerne-Abbas, Dorset, and the Dowager Lady Digby, of Rockwood, Witley. Canon N G Barclay, of Charminster, Devon, will officiate, and Major Harry Hewat, RAF, will be best man.
      The bride, who will be given away by her uncle, Commander the Hon Gerald Digby, and will be attended by her youngest brother, the Hon Albert Elmar Digby, will wear a gown of embroidered ivory charmeuse, caught up at the left side with a long trail of orange blossom, and made with long tight fitting sleeves. The train is of silver gauze draped with old family lace, and it will be worn with a veil made of the same lace held in place with a wreath of orange blossom.
      There will be a small reception of relatives at the Dowager Lady Digby's residence, after which the bride and bridegroom will leave for their honeymoon, which will be spent in Guernsey. [The Times, 19 Mar 1921]
    Children 
    +1. Living
    +2. Gerald Edward Tatham,   b. 07 Jun 1926, Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Great Bay, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Living
    Last Modified 08 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F0267  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Apr 1896 - Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Minterne House, Minterne Magna Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 19 Mar 1921 - All Saints, Witley, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 19 Mar 1921 - All Saints, Witley, Surrey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1926 - 1927 - Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 06 Sep 1967 - Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 09 Sep 1967 - St Peter & St John the Baptist, Wivelsfield Link to Google Earth
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    Lettice Theresa Digby (1896-1967)
    Lettice Theresa Digby (1896-1967)
    Bassano studio, 1920

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg SGHS, 2Q1896.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 4 b Hanover Sq

    3. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hambledon, 1Q1921.

    4. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 01 Jul 1920.

    5. [S03] Family Members, MRT.

    6. [S13] thePeerage.com.

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

    8. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Lewes, 3Q1967.
      age 71

    9. [S38] City & County Directories, Kelly's Handbooks / Kelly's Directories, 1958.

    10. [S05] The Times.
      birth place of 2 sons

    11. [S05] The Times, death notice, 07 Sep 1967.

    12. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham, MS note.
      1968

    13. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg St George Hanover Sq, 3Q1893.