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Edmund Murray  Tatham

Edmund Murray Tatham

Male 1883 - 1974  (90 years)


  • Name Edmund Murray Tatham  [1, 2
    Known as "Ted" 
    Birth 12 Aug 1883  King William's Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • b 02 Aug 1883 per 1974 death reg; also TFSA and some online trees.
    Marriage 10 Oct 1912  Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Rose Collier,   b. 08 Jan 1886, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1961, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Apr 1917  Banker  [5
    Residence Apr 1917  Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation abt Nov 1918 -  Bank Clerk  [6, 7
    Residence abt Nov 1918 -  Althea, Zwartkop Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Occupation bef 1954  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Clerk, Standard Bank  [1
    • Passengers on MV "Bloemfontein Castle" arr Southampton 11 Mar 1954: Edmund Murray Tatham, 70, retired; Rose Tatham, 68, housewife; emb Durban, last perm res South Africa, future perm res Other parts of the British Empire, UK address c/o 36 Park House, Welwyn Garden City
    Residence aft 1957  Peterborough Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    • Passengers on MV "Bloemfontein Castle" arr London 29 May 1957: Edmund Murray Tatham, b 12 Aug 1883, Bank Official; Rose Tatham, b 08 Jan 1886; emb Durban, nationality South Africa, last perm res South Africa, fut perm res England, UK address c/o Bank of South Africa, 9 Northumberland Ave, London
    Death 07 Apr 1974  Repton Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    • died while visiting his youngest daughter Elizabeth Murray Tatham [3]
    Notes 
    • Civilian hostage in the siege of Ladysmith [3]
    • He was a prolific amateur watercolourist who exhibited at a various Natal studios as well as one in England. His portfolio of paintings were a wonderful record of the places he'd lived, the meandering walks and the holidays he taken. He was also an accomplished violinist who played for the Pietermaritzburg Orchestra for many years.
    • Lay preacher at St Saviour's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, and church warden of the family church of St David's, Prestbury. [3]
    • Remembered by his grandchildren as a dear little old man - no more than about 5'6"; every inch an inch of correctness and propriety. They can attest not only to his unfailing love and penchant for indulging grandchildren, but to being the unchallenged champion of walking back and forth playing violin lullabies until fractious little ones fell asleep.
    • Another grandchild remembers Edmund Murray Tatham as a sweet old man, who survived his wife Rose by many years. He always carried a pocket knife, and once annoyed a pompous neighbour by cutting a few blooms from his rose bushes that were growing near the pavement. He read his Bible every night before he went to bed.
    Person ID I1609  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2014 

    Father Augustus Gould Turner Tatham,   b. 29 Apr 1855, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1926, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother Louisa Mary Murray,   b. 27 Jan 1856, Cape Town, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Feb 1950, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Marriage 07 Jun 1882  East London, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Photos
    Murray Tatham family
    Murray Tatham family
    Pietermaritzburg, about 1937
    Family ID F0206  Family Group Sheet

    Family Rose Collier,   b. 08 Jan 1886, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 02 Oct 1961, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 10 Oct 1912  Canada? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Notes 
    • Grandpa Tatham followed Rose to Canada to wed her and bring her back to South Africa. [4]
    Children 
    +1. Augustus Edmund Murray Tatham,   b. 02 Oct 1913, Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1992, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Barbara Murray Tatham,   b. 10 Jan 1916, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1916, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Althea Rose Murray Tatham,   b. 05 Apr 1917, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 1984, Rutland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +4. Florence Louise Murray Tatham,   b. 09 Oct 1918, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2004, Ixopo, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    +5. Elizabeth Murray Tatham,   b. 12 Nov 1919, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 2003, Repton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. John Murray Tatham,   b. 03 May 1922, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 2002, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Photos
    Murray Tatham daughters: Florence Louise, Althea Rose, Elizabeth
    Murray Tatham daughters: Florence Louise, Althea Rose, Elizabeth
    Pietermaritzburg, 1923
    Murray Tatham sons: John & Augustus Edmund
    Murray Tatham sons: John & Augustus Edmund
    Pietermaritzburg, Dec 1923
    Murray Tatham & Heathcote Tatham children
    Murray Tatham & Heathcote Tatham children
    At "Althea", the home of Edmund Murray (Ted) and Rose Tatham.
    About 1937.
    Last Modified 16 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F0483  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 12 Aug 1883 - King William's Town, South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 10 Oct 1912 - Canada? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 10 Oct 1912 - Canada? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1917 - Newcastle, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt Nov 1918 - - Althea, Zwartkop Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Clerk, Standard Bank - bef 1954 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - aft 1957 - Peterborough Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 07 Apr 1974 - Repton Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, death reg South Derbyshire, 2Q1974.
      b 02 Aug 1883

    3. [S03] Family Members, JG.

    4. [S03] Family Members, AEFS.

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 29 Apr 1917.
      dau Althea

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 17 Nov 1918.
      dau Florence

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 07 Dec 1919.
      dau Elizabeth

    8. [S03] Family Members, PAFS.