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Lillias Eliza Tatham

Female 1844 - 1897  (53 years)



  • Name Lillias Eliza Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Lily" 
    Birth 21 Mar 1844  Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4
    • born in England per TFSA, but no registration yet found
    • birth/baptism not found in Scottish parish registers
    Emigration Mar 1850  Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Passengers arrived at Port Natal on the "Sovereign": Letitia Tatham, 33 years; Maria E Tatham, 8 years; Lillias [transcr as Silas] Tatham, 6 years; Edmund Tatham, 3 years; George Tatham, 2 years. [Edmund Tatham senior not transcribed]. [Natal Immigration Board, Passenger lists 1850, transcr GSSA]
    Residence 1867  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 30 Apr 1867  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    Robert John Edmonstone,   b. abt Oct 1844, Darwen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence May 1870  Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Death 23 Jun 1897  Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • d 1890 per Curtis
    Person ID I1148  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 30 Mar 2015 

    Father Edmund Tatham,   b. 01 May 1822, Alpha Rd, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1880, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Letitia Maria Roth,   b. abt Mar 1816, King St, St James, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Marriage 30 Dec 1841  St Mark, Whitechapel Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6, 7
    • Marriage solemnized at the District Church of St Mark's in the Parish of Whitechapel in the County of Middlesex.
      Page 5. No. 9. 1841. Dec 30th.
      Edmund Tatham, of full age, Bachelor, Clerk in Excise. Residence: Royal Mint. Father: Charles Heathcote Tatham, Gentleman.
      Letitia Maria Roth, of full age, Spinster. Father: Gaspard Roth, Gentleman.
      Married in the District Church of St Mark's, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, by Licence, by me, N Jones, Minister.
      This Marriage was solemnized between us, Edmd. Tatham, Letitia Maria Roth,
      in the presence of us, Richd. Moleson, Mary Ann Pearson.
    Edmund Tatham & Letitia Roth
    Edmund Tatham & Letitia Roth
    Marriage 30 Dec 1841
    Notes 
    • Passenger Arrivals: Edmund Tatham, Builder, + wife Letitia + children Marie E, Edmund, Lillias & George F; per "Sovereign" dep London/Plymouth 24 Nov 1849; arr Port Natal, Durban 24 Mar 1850. [Natal Witness]
    Family ID F0256  Family Group Sheet

    Family Robert John Edmonstone,   b. abt Oct 1844, Darwen Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 30 Apr 1867  Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 4
    • Married in the house of E. Tatham, esquire [her father]. Witnesses: Edmd. Tatham; F J Thoume [her sister Marie's husband]; H Chadwick [unidentified]; Wm. D. James [? - writing not clear]; Alice Tatham [her sister]. Married by Fr Jean-Baptiste Sabon, parish priest of St Joseph, a Missionary Oblate of Mary Immaculate (OMI).
    Robert Edmonstone and Lillias Eliza Tatham
    Robert Edmonstone and Lillias Eliza Tatham
    Marriage regiser
    Notes 
    • 4 daus, 2 sons [Curtis; TFSA]
    • 6 ch: Nellie, Maggie, Chrissie (marr Noel Barham), Mary (marr Elliot, d. 1899?), Francis Justin (Frank) (marr Carmen Atkinson), George (marr Bessie Boyes) [GT]
    • Births: 28 Dec 1881: At Pietermaritzburg Mrs R J Edmonstone of a daughter. [Natal Witness 29 Dec 1881]
    • Births: 23 Jun 1883: At Longmarket Street, Pietermaritzburg, the wife of R J Edmonstone Esq of a premature daughter. [Natal Wintess 26 Jun 1883]
    Children 
     1. Eliza Helen Edmonstone,   b. 15 Feb 1868, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Alice Maria Edmonstone,   b. 22 May 1869, Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Dec 1870, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     3. Lydia Mary Margaret Edmonstone,   b. 13 May 1870, Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Jan 1871, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     4. Bethia Mary Edmonstone,   b. 16 Jul 1871, Loop St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Maggie Edmonstone,   b. est 1873, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Chrissie Edmonstone,   b. est 1875, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +7. Francis Justin Edmonstone,   b. est 1877, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    +8. George Frederick Hugh Edmonstone,   b. 03 Jun 1886, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Dec 1962, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    Last Modified 02 Apr 2015 
    Family ID F0011  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 21 Mar 1844 - Edinburgh Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEmigration - Mar 1850 - Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1867 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 30 Apr 1867 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 30 Apr 1867 - Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1870 - Burger St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Jun 1897 - Dundee, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Civil Registration, marriage reg Durban, 30 Apr 1867.

    2. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.

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

    4. [S63] Gill Tatham.

    5. [S45] Civil Registration, birth reg Pietermaritzburg, 21 May 1870.
      Lydia Mary Margaret Edmonstone b PMB 13 May 1870
      Pietermaritzburg Birth Register 1868-1878 on ancestry24.com accessed 15 Feb 2010

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Whitechapel, 4Q1841.

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mark, Whitechapel, 30 Dec 1841.