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Hamilton Tatham

Male 1843 - 1903  (59 years)



  • Name Hamilton Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 18 Dec 1843  61 Oxford Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5
    • birth reg not found in BMD index
    • On the 18th inst., in Oxford-terrace, Mrs. William Tatham, of a son. [The Times]
    Residence Aug 1845  61 Oxford Terrace, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Baptism 08 Aug 1845  St John the Evangelist, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Mar 1851  14 Queen Square, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education 27 May 1853 -  Westminster School Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3
    Residence Apr 1861  40 Dorset Square, Marylebone Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Education - 1865  St Mary's Hospital, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation 1867 - 1888  Surgeon, Indian Army   [3, 7
    • Surgeon in the Bombay Army 01 Apr 1879;
      Served in the Abyssinian expedition 1867-1868;
      Attached to 20th Native Infantry 06 Jan 1869;
      Surgeon-Major 01 Apr 1879;
      Retired from the service 01 Apr 1888.
      [Westminster School Reg; National Probate Calendar 1904; etc]
    Degree/Qualif. 1876  Brussels University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MD  [3
    • also MRCS (Eng) 1865; LRCP (Lond) 1866; MRCP (Lond) 1877
    Name Change bef 1879  Hamilton de Tatham  [8, 9, 10, 11
    • H. De Tatham in Hart's Army List 1879
    Occupation Mar 1901  Surgeon Major, Retired  [9
    Residence Mar 1901  8 Duke St, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • boarder
    Death 25 Nov 1903  Almonds Hotel, Clifford St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 8, 11
    Probate 16 Jan 1904  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 45,522 9s. 2d.  [12
    • De Tatham Hamilton of 8 Duke-street St. James Westminster Middlesex M.D. retired surgeon-major in the Indian-army died 25 November 1903 at "Almonds" hotel Clifford-street Bond-street Middlesex Probate London 16 January to Algernon Tatham [brother] esquire and Arthur Trevor Tatham [nephew] solicitor Effect 45522 9s. 2d. [NPC 1904]
    Notes 
    • not found in 1871, 1881, 1891 census
    • unmarried [Wilfrid T]
    • Another London Scandal. Hamilton de Tatham, a retired medical officer of the Indian Army, was remanded at Marlborough Street (London) Police Court yesterday, charged on a warrant with gross acts of misbehaviour. Defendant denies the charge. [Dundee Courier and Argus, 23 Apr 1891]
    • Charge of Indecency against a retired Medical Officer. At the Marlborough-street Police Court on Wednesday, Hamilton De Tatham, 47, a retired medical officer of the Indian Army, residing in Duke-street, St. James's, was charged on a warrant with acts of gross indecency. The information, sworn by four youths employed at the Junior Service Club, where the offences are alleged to have been committed, having been read, defendant was remanded. Mr. Haughton, for the accused, said his client wished the case to be thoroughly sifted. Bail to the total amount of 400 was accepted. [Reynolds's Newspaper, Sunday 26 Apr 1891]
    • Serious Charge against a Member of the Junior United Service Club. Hamilton De Tatham, 47, described as a retired officer of the Indian Army, and residing in Duke-street, St. James's, was charged on remand, at Marlborough-street Police Court, on Wednesday, of having been guilty of acts of gross indecency.
      Mr. St. John Wontner, solicitor, prosecuted for the Treasury; Mr. Houghton, barrister, defended; Mr. Forrest Fulton, barrister, appeared for the Committee of the Junior United Service Club.
      Several witnesses gave evidence as to the alleged offences.
      Detective sergeant Nearn, of the C Division, said that he and Sergeant Bowden, on receiving a communication, went to the club and saw the secretary, and took down the boy's statements. Having obtained a warrant he, on the 21st ult., followed Dr. De Tatham from the club and arrested him. On hearing the warrant read, Dr. De Tatham exclaimed, "I am surprised! What does it mean? What name did you say?" He (the witness) replied, "With Henry Parnell." At the police station he found that a paper that Dr. De Tatham was reading was a copy of Parnell's statement.
      Mr. Houghton said that the only way Dr. De Tatham could meet the charge was to take advantage of the new Act of Parliament to give evidence on his own behalf before a jury. He courted the fullest enquiry into his past and present character, and the facts of the charges made against him.
      Mr. Hannay said that he was unable to gather anything either from the statements or the cross-examination of the boys to suggest that they were actuated by any sinister motives whatever. Dr. De Tatham would, therefore, be committed to take his trial at the Central Criminal Court. Bail would be accepted in two sureties of of 250 each, and the defendant's own recognizance in 500. [Reynolds's Newspaper), Sunday, 03 May 1891 ]
    • Acquitted of charge of gross indecency 04 May 1891 [Central Criminal Court Register]
    • At the Central Criminal Court, before the Recorder, Hamilton De Tatham, an elderly gentleman, surrendered to his bail to answer several indictments charging him with indecently assaulting boys. A great deal of evidence was given, and a number of persons holding distinguished positions gave the defendant an irreproachable character. The jury, after a deliberation of nearly three hours, returned a verdict of "Not Guilty." [Reynolds's Newspaper, Sunday, 10 May 1891]
    • To the Editor of The Standard
      Sir, -- In The Standard of 30th April last you reported the proceedings in Marlborough-street Police-court in a prosecution which had been instituted against Dr. De Tatham.
      May we ask you to give equal publicity to the fact that Dr. De Tatham was yesterday tried at the Central Criminal Court, before the Recorder and a Jury, and was, by their acquittal, pronounced innocent of all the charges which had been preferred against him?
      We are, Sir, your obedient servants,
      Goldberg and Langdon, Solicitors for Dr. De Tatham.
      [The Standard, 08 May 1891]
    Person ID I0846  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 05 Nov 2012 

    Father William Tatham,   b. 29 Aug 1806, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 May 1898, 42 Marine Parade, Brighton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Mother Lucy Ann Vernon,   b. 1814, Brixton Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1894, Paris, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 08 Sep 1836  St Matthew, Brixton Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    William Tatham & Lucy Anne Vernon
    William Tatham & Lucy Anne Vernon
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • 3 servants in Apr 1861 & Apr 1871 & Apr 1881
    Family ID F0269  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Dec 1843 - 61 Oxford Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Aug 1845 - 61 Oxford Terrace, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 08 Aug 1845 - St John the Evangelist, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 14 Queen Square, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 27 May 1853 - - Westminster School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 40 Dorset Square, Marylebone Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - - 1865 - St Mary's Hospital, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MD - 1876 - Brussels University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - 8 Duke St, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 25 Nov 1903 - Almonds Hotel, Clifford St, Mayfair Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 45,522 9s. 2d. - 16 Jan 1904 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 7

    3. [S20] School and College Registers, Westminster.

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St John, Paddington, 08 Aug 1845.
      b 18 Dec 1843

    5. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 20 Dec 1843.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.

    7. [S03] Family Members, WGT.

    8. [S14] National Probate Calendar, 1904.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.

    10. [S07] Other Sources, Central Criminal Court Register, 04 May 1891.

    11. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Westminster, 4Q1903.
      Hamilton de Tatham

    12. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    13. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Matthew, Brixton, 08 Sep 1836.