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Ernest Fitzjohn  Oldham

Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham

Male 1870 - 1926  (56 years)


  • Name Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 16 Jan 1870  Melton Mowbray Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5, 6
    Residence Apr 1871  High St, Melton Mowbray Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Education abt 1872 - 1878  Oakham School Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Apr 1881  High St, Melton Mowbray Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Occupation Apr 1891  Solicitors Articled Clerk  [5
    • articled to his father [CGC]
    Residence Apr 1891  Saxby, Leics Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Degree/Qualif. 1892  Solicitor  [6
    Marriage 02 Aug 1899  Birchington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8
    Margaret Alice Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1878, Freshwater Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1956, Rugby Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Mar 1901  Solicitor  [4
    • from Jan 1899: partner in Crowders & Vizard, Lincoln's Inn Fields. [CGC]
    Residence Mar 1901  Herewards, The Avenue, Bushey Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence Feb 1905  34 Norfolk Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Occupation Apr 1911  Solicitor  [11
    Residence Apr 1911  Wapshott, Horsell, Woking Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Occupation abt 1920  Vice-President and Chairman, Federation of British Industries  [6, 12
    Post/Rank/Title 1921  Knight  [6
    Occupation - 1926  Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location ; Senior Partner - Vizard, Oldham, Crowder and Cash, solicitors  [6
    Residence - 1926  Chieveley Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • also of 19 Palace Court, Bayswater
    Death 22 Sep 1926  Chieveley Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Cancer  [8, 13, 14, 15
    • On the 22nd Sept., Sir Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham, of 19, Palace Court, W., and Chieveley, near Newbury, aged 56. Funeral at Chieveley tomorrow (Saturday) at 2 p.m. Flowers to Newbury Station. Memorial Service will be held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Church on Monday, the 27th Sept., at 3 p.m. [The Times, 24 Sep 1926]
    • Sir Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham died on Wednesday at the age of 56. Born on January 16, 1870, the son of Mr. F. J. Oldham, of Melton Mowbray, he was educated at Oakham and was admitted a solicitor in 1892 and became senior partner in the firm of Vizard, Oldham, Crowder and Cash, of Lincoln's Inn-fields. Sir Ernest, who was knighted in 1921, was vice-president and chairman of the Federation of British Industries. He leaves a widow and one son and three daughters. [The funeral ...] [The Times, obituary, 24 Sep 1926]
    Burial 25 Sep 1926  Chieveley Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    • A memorial service for Sir Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham was held at St. Martin-in-the-Fields yesterday afternoon, the Rev. C. Ritchie officiating, and the gentlemen and boys of Westminster Abbey augmenting the singing. The principal mourners included Lady Oldham (widow), Mr. F. W. F. Oldham (son), the Misses K. D. and E. Oldham (daughters), the Misses Oldham (sisters), Mr. and Mrs. Herbert E. Oldham, and Miss Millicent Oldham. Among others present were:-- [...]. The burial took place at Chieveley, near Newbury. [The Times, 28 Sep 1926]
    Probate 03 Dec 1926  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 91,063 8s. 9d.  [15
    • Oldham sir Ernest Fitzjohn (knight) of 19 Palace Court Middlesex and of Chieveley near Newbury Berkshire died 22 September 1926 at Chieveley Probate London 3 December to Herbert Edward Oldham esquire [brother] George Bertram Crowder and Samuel Ernest Cash solicitors and Alexander Nielson K.C. Effects 91063 8s. 9d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • 6th of 6 ch in 1871 census
      5th of 6 ch in 1881 census
      3 serv in Mar 1901
    • Sir E. F. Oldham. A correspondent writes:-- May I supplement in a few particulars the obituary notice of Sir Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham which has appeared in The Times? Debarred by age from joining a combatant unit during the war, Oldham served in the Anti-Aircraft Defences of London, and later as legal adviser to the Foreign Trade Department from the date of its foundation till the end of the war. His experience in this Department, his wide knowledge of industry, and his strong patriotism led him to an early consideration of the difficulties of post-war trade. He was prominent among the small band of pioneers who even in 1915 were working on "reconstruction" problems, and with them took a leading part in the foundation of the Federation of British Industries, of which he became the deputy-chairman and a vice-president. He held firmly that the welfare of the country depended above all on the prosperity of British industry, and to the service of industry all his intellect, courage and energy were ungrudgingly devoted. Though he was typically English in temperament and character, he was, perhaps for that very reason, signally successful in securing the sympathy and cooperation of foreign colleagues, and not least among his services to his country must be reckoned his success in creating and developing the international relations of several of the important undertakings with which he was connected. The senior partner of an eminent firm of solicitors, he had been for several years a member of the Council of the Law Society. In Masonry he was a Past Master of St. Peter Westminster Lodge, and had been first Master of Industries Lodge, which he was largely instrumental in founding. To his personal friends, and to all who had the privilege of working with him, the loss is irreparable. He was essentially a man to whom everyone turned in a difficult or dangerous situation, sure of receiving wise counsel, and, if needed, courageous and unflinching support. [The Times, 27 Sep 1926]
    Person ID I0882  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 15 May 2012 

    Father Frederick Jennings Oldham,   b. abt 1822, Setchey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jan 1903, Freeby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Mother Esther Ann Mountford,   b. abt Nov 1841, Old Swinford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Aug 1922, Newbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1862  Stourbridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [16
    Notes 
    • 6 children listed in 1881 census: Frederick M, 18; Herbert E, 15; Edith M, 13; Eliza G, 12; Ernest F, 11; Henry B, 8.
    • Ernest the youngest son per CGC; but 2nd youngest in 1881 census
    Family ID F0228  Family Group Sheet

    Family Margaret Alice Tatham,   b. abt Aug 1878, Freshwater Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jan 1956, Rugby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Marriage 02 Aug 1899  Birchington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 8
    Notes 
    • lived apart for some time [CGC]
    Children 
     1. Geraldine Margaret Oldham,   b. 02 May 1900, Bushey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jun 1911, Guildford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 11 years)
     2. Katherine Mary Bright Oldham,   b. 24 Aug 1901, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1974, Christchurch, Hants Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     3. Dorothy Lucy Evelyn Oldham,   b. abt Dec 1902, Watford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1981, Petersfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Herbert Hamilton Oldham,   b. 18 Dec 1904, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Sep 1972, Upper Boddington Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +5. Frederick William Fitzjohn Oldham,   b. 18 Aug 1907, 34 Norfolk Square, Paddington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1983, Gosfield Hall, Gosfield Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2010 
    Family ID F0281  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 16 Jan 1870 - Melton Mowbray Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - High St, Melton Mowbray Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1872 - 1878 - Oakham School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - High St, Melton Mowbray Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - Saxby, Leics Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 02 Aug 1899 - Birchington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 02 Aug 1899 - Birchington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1901 - Herewards, The Avenue, Bushey Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Feb 1905 - 34 Norfolk Square, Paddington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Wapshott, Horsell, Woking Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Senior Partner - Vizard, Oldham, Crowder and Cash, solicitors - - 1926 - Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1926 - Chieveley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Cause: Cancer - 22 Sep 1926 - Chieveley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 25 Sep 1926 - Chieveley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 91,063 8s. 9d. - 03 Dec 1926 - London Link to Google Earth
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    Ernest Fitzjohn Oldham (1870-1926)

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

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Thanet, 3Q1899.

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Melton Mowbray, 1Q1870.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      age 31

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 21

    6. [S05] The Times, obituary, 24 Sep 1926.

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.

    8. [S03] Family Members, CGC.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.

    10. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Norfolk Square, Paddington, 23 Feb 1905.
      dau Elizabeth

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 41 b Melton Mowbray

    12. [S05] The Times, death notice, 03 Jan 1956.
      wife Margaret

    13. [S05] The Times, death notice, 24 Sep 1926.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Newbury, 3Q1926.
      age 56

    15. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    16. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Stourbridge, 2Q1862.