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Ralph Tatham

Male 1857 - 1900  (43 years)



  • Name Ralph Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 06 Oct 1857  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 5
    • On the 6th Oct., at Colombo, Ceylon, the wife of Ralph Tatham, Esq., of a son. [5]
    Education abt 1870 - 1875  Norwich School Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Norwich School (King Edward VI Grammar School) is located in the Cathedral Close and is one of the oldest schools in England - dating back to 1096. Augustus Jessop, the historian, was headmaster for 20 years until 1879.
    Residence Apr 1871  Norwich School Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Military Service 1882  2nd Lieut, E Coy, Ceylon Light Infantry  [6
    Marriage 31 Jul 1883  Dagshai, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 7
    Cecilia Elizabeth Hazen,   b. 24 Oct 1858, Saint John, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1937, 110 Mayfield Rd, Sanderstead Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation - 1900  South India Find all individuals with events at this location ; Tea Planter  [3
    • Planter in Ceylon per Curtis
    Residence - 1900  Pullicoon, Tellicherry, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    Death 23 Dec 1900  At sea, off Aden Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 9, 10
    • To the Memory of Ralph Tatham, of Pully Coon, Tellicherry for sixteen years lay trustee of the church. Died at sea on 23rd Dec 1900, Aged 48 Years. This tablet is erected by his many friends in Malabar ... [MI: St. John's Anglican Church, Thalassery]
    Ralph Tatham (1857-1900)
    Ralph Tatham (1857-1900)
    Monument in St. Johnís Anglican Church, Thalassery (being restored 2010)
    Notes 
    • - The Colombo Football Club was instituted in 1880, the committee of management being Messrs. E. Cave-Browne, G. Plaxton, H. W. Bradhurst (now Government Agent of the Western Province), E. C. Davies (the Factory Engineer) and the late Mr. Ralph Tatham who was captain and hon. sec. [Twentieth Century Impressions of Ceylon, Arnold Wright, London, 1909]
      - Colombo Cricket Club. The principal test match in the early sixties was between Colombo and Up-country. [...] It is interesting to recall the names of those who took part in the match of 1875. [...] Colombo was represented by Captain Budgen, G. L. Taylor [...] and R. Tatham. Only one innings a side was played, and Colombo won, the scores being Colombo 99, and Up-country 43. [...] The bowling was presumably very weak, as it is recorded that four wides and a bye were registered before Taylor scored a single. [ibid]
    Person ID I1176  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 06 Dec 2014 

    Father Ralph Tatham,   b. 03 Dec 1822, Charing Cross, Strand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Oct 1884, 61 Lower Addiscombe, Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Mother Mary Elizabeth Saunders,   b. 29 Jun 1837, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1914, South Lodge, Broadwater Rd, Worthing Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Marriage 07 Dec 1856  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 11
    • On the 6th ult., at Colombo, Ceylon, Ralph Tatham, Esq., to Mary Elizabeth, eldest daughter of the Hon. F. Saunders, Ceylon Civil Service. [Morning Post; The Times; etc]
    Family ID F0347  Family Group Sheet

    Family Cecilia Elizabeth Hazen,   b. 24 Oct 1858, Saint John, NB Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1937, 110 Mayfield Rd, Sanderstead Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Marriage 31 Jul 1883  Dagshai, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 7
    Notes 
    • May 16th [1885] at Pullicoon the wife of Ralph Tatham of twin daughters one still-born. [Times of India, 18 May 1885]
      [Note]: no record has been found of the surviving twin daughter, nor of any other children born before Daisy.
    Children 
     1. Daisy Tatham,   b. 23 Jun 1887, Finborough Rd, South Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Dec 1962, Rosebank, Snow Hill, Clare Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Elsie Tatham,   b. 04 Aug 1888, Madras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1974, Braintree Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     3. Faith Tatham,   b. 17 Dec 1891, Madras Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Feb 1981, Ipswich Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2012 
    Family ID F0371  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 06 Oct 1857 - Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1870 - 1875 - Norwich School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Norwich School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 31 Jul 1883 - Dagshai, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 31 Jul 1883 - Dagshai, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Tea Planter - - 1900 - South India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1900 - Pullicoon, Tellicherry, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 23 Dec 1900 - At sea, off Aden Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 13 b Ceylon

    2. [S22] IGI / BVRI, Pedigree Resource File.
      Disc #78 Pin #39314

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

    4. [S03] Family Members, RWTT.

    5. [S11] Newspaper, Morning Post, 03 Dec 1857.
      birth notice

    6. [S07] Other Sources, Glen Hodgins.
      Sri Lanka Genealogy - Status on a British Ceylonese Brigade; rootsweb posting accessed 27 Oct 2010

    7. [S30] India Office Library, Bengal Marriage indexes, 1883.

    8. [S05] The Times, 29 Sep 1937.

    9. [S23] Monumental Inscription, St. John's Anglican Church, Thalassery.

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      wife widowed

    11. [S11] Newspaper, Caledonian Mercury , 20 Jan 1857.
      marriage notice