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Gerald Edward Tatham

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  • Name Gerald Edward Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 07 Jun 1926  Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Military Service 17 Nov 1945 -  2nd Lieutenant  [4
    Marriage 1952  Jamaica? Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Joan Patricia Buie,   b. est 1931, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Irish Town, St Andrew, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Death Yes  Great Bay, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Notes 
    • - Passenger on Furness Line "Thnqsha" (3391 t) arr Liverpool 10 Aug 1944 from New York, cabin class, age 18, perm res Canada, address in UK: c/o Min.Labor.London, occupation Student.
      - Passenger on Pan-American flight 131/5 arr La Guardia, NY, 09 Sep 1947 ex Kindley Field, Bermuda: Gerald Tatham, of Prospect Garrison, Bermuda, age 21, British; single; Civil Servant / Lieut, British army; on leave, in transit to Canada (10 days); born Sussex 07 Jun 1926; previously in USA at NYC Nov 1946; height 6' 0.75"; 170 lbs; brown hair, blue eyes, mole on both cheeks; nearest relative Mrs Tatham, Kenterne, Haywards Heath.
      - Passenger on "Empress of Canada" arr Liverpool 21 Dec 1950 from Saint John, 1st class, age 24, perm res Canada, address in UK: Kenterne, Haywards Heath, occupation Roustabout.
    • Tatham, Gerald Edward, C.D., J.P. Retired Company Executive and Government Consultant Director, Nimesaive Ltd., Jamaica Drip Irrigation Ltd.. Isratech Ltd.. Born: England, June 7, 1926, son of the late E.T. Tatham, Merchant Banker, and Hon. L.T. Tatham. Educated: Eton College and Kings College School. Career: Lieutenant, Kings Royal Rifle Corps 1945; District Landman, British American Oil Co. 1953; Manager Property Administration Dept., Alcan Jamaica Co. 1960; Originator/Director Land Lease Programme 1973; Vice President, Alcan Jamaica Company 1975; Special Assistant to the Prime Minister and 3 Ministers of Government 1974-89; President, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) 1989. Award: Jamaica Agricultural Society Gold Medal, 1976. Denomination: Anglican. Married: Joan Buie, 1952; 2 sons, 2 daughter. Interests: Golf, Tennis & Baseball. Club: Manchester. Motto: Veritatem. Address: (residence) 9 Kendal Road, Mandeville, Manchester. [Jamaica Quick Directory, published by The Gleaner]
    Person ID I0834  Tatham | Crew branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 10 Jan 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother Lettice Theresa Digby,   b. 16 Apr 1896, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Sep 1967, Kenterne House, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Engagement 01 Jul 1920    [6
    • 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, 7, 8, 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]
    Family ID F0267  Family Group Sheet

    Family Joan Patricia Buie,   b. est 1931, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, Irish Town, St Andrew, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 1952  Jamaica? Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Notes 
    • 2 sons, 2 daughters ?
    Children 
     1. Living
     2. Living
     3. Living
    Last Modified 28 Feb 2013 
    Family ID F1084  Family Group Sheet

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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Cuckfield, 3Q1926.

    2. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Amalfonso Tree.
      website accessed 03 Sep 2010

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

    4. [S35] London Gazette, no 37397 p 5, 18 Dec 1945.

    5. [S07] Other Sources, Jamaica Quick Directory.
      published by The Gleaner on discoverjamaica.com website accessed 13 Jan 2013

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

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

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

    9. [S13] thePeerage.com.