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Alfred Tatham

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  • Name Alfred Tatham  [1, 2, 3, 4
    Birth 26 Sep 1863  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • Birth date in Curtis 26 Sep *1864*, but:
      - aged 7 in Apr 1871 census, and 17 in Apr 1881 census; ie born betw Apr 1863 and Mar 1864;
      - younger brother Frederick born 25 Feb 1865, only 5 months later;
      - aged 38 at marriage 18 Dec 1901, ie born betw 19 Dec 1862 & 18 Dec 1863.
      Presumed error for 26 Sep *1863*
    Residence Apr 1871  Odsey Grange, Guilden Morden Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education abt 1881  Chatham House College, Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Residence Apr 1881  Chatham House, Chatham St, Ramsgate Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • school boarder
    Occupation Dec 1901  Manager, Cato Manor Estate  [3
    • Cato Manor was an area granted to George Christopher Cato in 1865, perhaps as a reward for his years of community service and for the fact that, in 1854, he had become Durban's first Mayor. The land was sub-divided in the early 1900s and leased to Indian market gardeners, many of whom were either former indentured labourers, who had come to South Africa to work on the sugar plantations, or their descendents.
      Black Africans started moving into the area in the late 1920s and renting land from the market gardeners so that, by 1932 when Cato Manor was incorporated into the Borough of Durban, over 500 shacks had been built on the land.
      Tensions between the new settlers and the authorities ran high from the start, and continued for many years. There were serious riots in 1959 and 1960. The enforced clearance of Cato Manor area was completed in Aug 1964 and it remained empty until the 1980s. Since then it has begun to be redeveloped.
      [Adapted from Allen Jackson, 2006 article in Facts about Durban website accessed 31 Jul 2012]
      It is not clear what Alfred Tatham's position was in 1901 as Manager of the Cato Manor Estate.
    Residence Dec 1901  Cato Manor, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Marriage 18 Dec 1901  St Cyprian, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5
    Annie Ellen MacDonald,   b. abt 1865 
    Person ID I1529  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2012 

    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   [4, 6
    • 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 Annie Ellen MacDonald,   b. abt 1865 
    Marriage 18 Dec 1901  St Cyprian, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 5
    • Marriages: Tatham, A - MacDonald, A E : Durban, Dec 18 [South Africa Magazine, 25 Jan 1902]
    Alfred Tatham & Annie Ellen MacDonald
    Alfred Tatham & Annie Ellen MacDonald
    Marriage register
    Children 
    +1. Helen Elizabeth Tatham,   b. 08 Mar 1904, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1988, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Last Modified 05 Aug 2012 
    Family ID F0059  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 26 Sep 1863 - Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - Odsey Grange, Guilden Morden Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1881 - Chatham House College, Ramsgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Chatham House, Chatham St, Ramsgate Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Dec 1901 - Cato Manor, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 18 Dec 1901 - St Cyprian, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 18 Dec 1901 - St Cyprian, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 7

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 17

    3. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Cyprian, Durban, 18 Dec 1901.

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

    5. [S11] Newspaper, South Africa Magazine, 25 Jan 1902.

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