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Francis Henry Tatham

Male 1844 - 1918  (73 years)


  • Name Francis Henry Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Frank" 
    Birth 11 Nov 1844  Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7
    • On the 11th inst., at Highgate-hill, the wife of J. L. Tatham, Esq., of Lincoln's-inn, of a son. [The Times]
    Baptism 14 Jan 1845  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Baptism register
    Residence Mar 1851  1 The Villas, Highgate Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education Jan 1855 - Oct 1863  Highgate School Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 9
    • School Exhibitioner to the Universities & Governors' Gold Medallist for 1863. [6]
    Residence Apr 1861  West Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Education abt 1863 - 1866  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 9
    Degree/Qualif. 1867  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [5
    • Classical Tripos, 1st Class [6]
    Occupation 1867  Marlborough College Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [5
    Occupation Jan 1868 - Aug 1875  Westminster School Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master (Classics)  [5, 9
    Degree/Qualif. 1870  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [1
    Ordination 1871  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [10
    Occupation Apr 1871  Westminster School Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [11
    • M.A. Assistant Master of Westminster School without Cure of Souls
    Residence Apr 1871  1 Deans Yard, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location ; Joint Occupier  [11
    Occupation 1875 - 1890  Cathedral School, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Headmaster  [1, 5, 9, 12, 13
    • The writer and mystic Arthur Machen (1863-1947) was sent at the age of eleven to Hereford Cathedral School, where he received his excellent classical education. He was an able pupil, but remained an aloof one, interested already in the strange and arcane byways of literature and history. He showed much scholarly ability, but his parents could not afford to send him to Oxford in his father's footsteps.
    Hereford Cathedral School
    Hereford Cathedral School
    Francis Henry Tatham, headmaster, 1875-1890
    Marriage 10 Aug 1875  All Saints, Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location   [14, 15, 16
    Bertha Mary Jackson,   b. 04 Sep 1845, Muswell Hill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1918, Field House, 2 Bishopswood Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1881  Cathedral School, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location ; Headmaster  [17
    Residence Apr 1881  Cathedral School, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location   [17
    Occupation 1890 - 1918  All Saints, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [12, 18, 19
    • Rev. Francis H. Tatham, M.A., headmaster of the Cathedral School, Hereford, vicar of Wing, Leighton Buzzard - patron, Lord Wantage. [The Times, 22 Feb 1890]
    All Saints, Wing
    All Saints, Wing
    Francis Henry Tatham, Vicar, 1890-1918
    Occupation Apr 1891  Vicar of Wing & Rector of Grove  [20
    Residence Apr 1891  Vicarage, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location   [20
    Post/Rank/Title 26 Oct 1893 -  Rural Dean of Ivinghoe  [21
    • Ecclesiastical Intelligence: Rev. Francis Henry Tatham, Vicar of Wing and Rector of Grove, Bucks, Rural Dean of Ivinghoe [The Times, 26 Oct 1893]
    Occupation Mar 1901  Wing Find all individuals with events at this location ; Clergyman (Church of England)  [22
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Photo from Wing As It Was, by Richard and Rita Marks, published by LB Publishing 1985.
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1844-1918)
    Signature from parish register, 1902
    Residence Mar 1901  Vicarage, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location   [22
    Occupation Apr 1911  Clergyman (Estate Church)  [23
    Residence Apr 1911  Vicarage, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location   [23
    Death 28 Apr 1918  Vicarage, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 13, 24
    • On 28th April at Wing Vicarage, Bucks, Francis Henry Tatham, for 28 years Vicar of Wing and for 22 years Rural Dean of Ivinghoe, formerly Headmaster of Hereford Cathedral School, aged 73. Funeral at Wing tomorrow (Thursday) 2.15 p.m. no flowers [The Times]
    Burial 02 May 1918  All Saints, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location   [13
    Francis Henry Tatham (1864-1918)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1864-1918)
    Memorial lychgate at Wing Church (detail)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1864-1918)
    Francis Henry Tatham (1864-1918)
    Memorial lychgate at Wing Church - 1920s photograph
    Probate 25 Jun 1918  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 21,990 0s. 4d.  [25
    • Tatham the reverend Francis Henry of the Vicarage Wing Buckinghamshire clerk died 18 April 1918 Probate London 25 June to Bertha Mary Tatham widow Edward Beaumont barrister [brother-in-law] and Leonard James Tatham [1x coz] solicitor. Effects 22826 13s. 3d. Resworn 21990 0s. 4d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Rev. Francis Henry Tatham, b. 1845; M.A., Trin. Coll., Camb.; formerly Headmaster of Hereford School; Burke's Peerage, 1876; for 28 years Vicar of Wing, Bucks, 4 miles from Leighton Buzzard; d. 28 April, 1918. [Curtis]
    • Francis Henry Tatham: adm. pens. at Trinity, Oct. 7, 1863. S. of John Laurence. B. [Nov. 11], 1844, at Highgate, London. School, Highgate. Matric. Michs. 1863; Scholar, 1866; B.A. (19th Classic) 1867; M.A. 1870. Assistant Master at Marlborough College, 1867; at Westminster, 1868-75. Ord. deacon (London) 1869; priest, 1871. Head Master of Hereford Cathedral School, 1875-90. V. of Wing, Bucks. and R. of Grove, 1890-1918. Rural Dean of Ivinghoe, 1893-1915. Married Bertha Mary, dau. of the Rt. Rev. John Jackson, Bishop of London. Died Apr. 28, 1918. Brother of Thomas C. (1858). (Crockford; The Times, May 1, 1918.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • Tatham, Francis Henry. Cathedral School, Hereford. -- Late Scho. of Trin. Coll. Camb., B.A. (1st cl. Class. Tripos) 1867, M.A. 1870. Deacon 1869, Priest 1871 Lond. Head Master of Heref. Cathl. Sch. 1875. Formerly Asst. Master in Westmr. Sch. 1868-75. [Crockfords 1885]
    • As a child in the 1950s & 60s I remember older people speaking fondly of the Rev Francis Henry Tatham. I think he & his wife were very generous to the village people. [Valerie Bonham]
    Person ID I1162  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2013 

    Father John Lawrence Tatham,   b. 07 May 1806, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1886, West Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Charlotte Clarke,   b. 07 Jul 1817, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Nov 1896, West Hill, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 14 Sep 1837  St Michael, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [26, 27, 28, 29
    • On the 14th inst., at St. Michael's, Highgate, by the Rev. Samuel Mence, B.D., John Lawrence Tatham, Esq., of Lincoln's-inn, barrister-at-law, to Elizabeth Charlotte, only daughter of Thomas Clarke, Esq., of Craven-street, Strand. [The Times]
    • Witnesses: Thomas Clarke [her father], Elizabeth A Tatham [his sister], Mary Ann Cooper, Frances Shaw, J M Newton, Thos C Tatham [his brother], Rob Geo Clarke [her brother*], Thos T Tatham [his father].
      [* Robert George Clarke, born Feb 1819, articled 17 Nov 1835 to his father Thomas Clarke, solicitor & attorney, of Clarke, Fynmore & Fladgate, of Craven St, Strand]
    John Lawrence Tatham & Elizabeth Charlotte Clarke
    John Lawrence Tatham & Elizabeth Charlotte Clarke
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • 1841 census almost illegible:
      * John L Tatham, M, 35, barrister;
      * Charlotte? -do-, F, 20 [or 30];
      * Thomas ... -do-, M, 1;
      * [illegible: Walter?], M, 2 weeks;
      + nurse; + 3 FS.
    • 4 serv Apr 1861 & Apr 1871
      4 serv in Apr 1881 incl sick nurse
    Family ID F0362  Family Group Sheet

    Family Bertha Mary Jackson,   b. 04 Sep 1845, Muswell Hill Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Sep 1918, Field House, 2 Bishopswood Rd, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Marriage 10 Aug 1875  All Saints, Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location   [14, 15, 16
    • Aug 10, at Fulham Church, by the father of the bride: the Rev. Francis Henry Tatham, M.A., Head Master of Hereford School, late Assistant Master at Westminster, youngest son of John Lawrence Tatham, of Highgate, and Lincoln's-inn, to Bertha Mary Jackson, fifth daughter of the Bishop of London [Berrow's Worcester Journal, 14 Aug 1875]
    Notes 
    • The lych gate at the church was erected in 1920 in memory of Francis & Bertha Tatham. A brass memorial inside the church records that "the lych gate entrance to the Churchyard in which they lie was erected by their many friends in order to perpetuate the memory of their saintly lives and devoted ministrations in this parish".
    • 5 serv. Apr 1891.
    Children 
     1. Hester Mary Tatham,   b. 18 Aug 1876, Fulham Palace, Fulham Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Nov 1952, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
     2. Helen Bertha Tatham,   b. 06 Jan 1879, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1957, Dormers, Wing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     3. Lawrence John Tatham,   b. 15 Dec 1883, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Dec 1961, Brighton General Hospital Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     4. Cecil Francis Tatham,   b. 20 Aug 1887, Hereford Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1974, Ashley Lodge Nursing Home, 13 Carlton Rd, Ealing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Photos
    Francis Henry Tatham & Bertha Mary Jackson
    Francis Henry Tatham & Bertha Mary Jackson
    Memorial plaque in Wing Church
    Last Modified 29 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F0211  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Nov 1844 - Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 14 Jan 1845 - St Michael, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - 1 The Villas, Highgate Hill, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - Jan 1855 - Oct 1863 - Highgate School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - West Hill, Highgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1863 - 1866 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1867 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1867 - Marlborough College Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master (Classics) - Jan 1868 - Aug 1875 - Westminster School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1870 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdination - Priest, Church of England - 1871 - London Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - Apr 1871 - Westminster School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Joint Occupier - Apr 1871 - 1 Deans Yard, Westminster Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Headmaster - 1875 - 1890 - Cathedral School, Hereford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 10 Aug 1875 - All Saints, Fulham Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Headmaster - Apr 1881 - Cathedral School, Hereford Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clergyman (Church of England) - Mar 1901 - Wing Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - Vicarage, Wing Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Apr 1918 - Vicarage, Wing Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 02 May 1918 - All Saints, Wing 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 6 b St Pancras

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 46 b Highgate

    5. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    6. [S20] School and College Registers, Highgate.

    7. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 12 Nov 1844.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Michael, Highgate, 14 Jan 1845.

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

    10. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 26 b Highgate

    12. [S05] The Times, Ecclesiastical News, 21 Feb 1890.

    13. [S05] The Times, death notice, 01 May 1918.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Fulham, 3Q1875.

    15. [S11] Newspaper, Daily News, 13 Aug 1875.
      marriage notice

    16. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 35 yrs

    17. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.

    18. [S07] Other Sources, Wing village website, accessed 23 Jul 2009.

    19. [S20] School and College Registers, Marlborough College.

    20. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    21. [S05] The Times, 26 Oct 1893.

    22. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.

    23. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.

    24. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Leighton Buzzard, 2Q1918.
      age 73

    25. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    26. [S53] Marriage Licence, Faculty Office Marriage Licence Allegations, 12 Sep 1837.

    27. [S50] Gentleman's Magazine, NS, VIII, p 418, 1837.
      cit. Curtis

    28. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Edmonton, 3Q1837.

    29. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 15 Sep 1837.