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Henry Scott Riddell

Male 1871 - 1963  (92 years)



  • Name Henry Scott Riddell  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Guvvie" 
    Birth 18 Mar 1871  Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 5
    • son of Walter Scott Riddell, b Biggar 10 Jul 1834, d Upper Holloway 04 Apr 1877, banker Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank; & Agnes Arnot, b Dundee 02 Mar 1838, d Edinburgh 06 Jan 1914 (dau of David Arnot & Helen Spence Smith) [online trees tbv]
    • grandson of Scottish poet Henry Scott Riddell [4]
    Residence Apr 1871  8 Alma Terrace, Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1881  1 Albert Place, Stirling Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • visiting, with his mother
    Name Change aft 1881  Henry Scott-Riddell  [7, 8
    Occupation Aug 1899  Banker  [9
    Marriage 09 Aug 1899  All Saints, Bellair, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 9, 10
    Georgina Alice Tatham,   b. 05 Aug 1871, No 2 Estate, Umhlanga Valley Company, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1935, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation abt 1910  Harding, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Bank Manager  [8
    Residence 1927  Shongweni, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Death 18 Jul 1963  Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 8
    • checked by AJJB (died 1962 per PG)
    Burial   Mountain Rise Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Notes 
    • Scott Riddell per Curtis; Scott-Riddell per TFSA
    • Bank Manager, Harding, Natal. Known to the younger generation as Guvvie. He was a naturist and visitors always called out to warn him to don his shorts. He and Georgina led separate lives by the 1930's and he spent much time at his cottage at Ifafa Beach. His daughter Fay used to take her friends, such as Betty Otto and Marge, for happy, casual summer holidays. [PG]
    Person ID I1620  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2014 

    Father Walter Scott Riddell,   b. abt 1834, Biggar Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Apr 1877, 62 St John's Park Rd North, Upper Holloway Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Mother Agnes Arnot,   b. abt 1839, Dundee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1914, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Notes 
    • other ch: Eliza Mary, b Hongkong 1868; Ellen, b Hongkong 1869; Walter, b London 1875 [PG]
    Family ID F0931  Family Group Sheet

    Family Georgina Alice Tatham,   b. 05 Aug 1871, No 2 Estate, Umhlanga Valley Company, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1935, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Marriage 09 Aug 1899  All Saints, Bellair, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 9, 10
    Henry Scott Riddell & Georgina Alice Tatham
    Henry Scott Riddell & Georgina Alice Tatham
    Marriage register
    Notes 
    • no known connection with Veronica Scott-Riddell (née Clark), Uganda. [Mufulira Community website]
    • possible daughter Ailsa Janet Scott-Riddell, marr All Saints & St John, Ladysmith, 05 Mar 1927, to Charles Richard Halle.
    Children 
    +1. Mavis Riddell,   b. 15 Sep 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1993, Groutville, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     2. Agnes Tatham Riddell,   b. 14 May 1902, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1902, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Ailsa Janet Riddell,   b. 12 Jan 1905, Greytown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1961, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +4. Henry Scott Riddell,   b. 09 Sep 1905, Bearsden St, Edinburgh Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1965, Illovo Beach, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +5. Clara Helen Riddell,   b. 15 Mar 1909, Harding, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Sep 1989, Johannesburg, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +6. Georgina Frances Riddell,   b. est 1911, Harding, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes
    +7. Jean Riddell,   b. 11 Aug 1914, Harding, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Mar 1994, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    +8. Feodora Scott Riddell,   b. 21 Feb 1916, Harding, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1998, Gillitts, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F0197  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 18 Mar 1871 - Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 8 Alma Terrace, Kensington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - 1 Albert Place, Stirling Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 09 Aug 1899 - All Saints, Bellair, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 09 Aug 1899 - All Saints, Bellair, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Bank Manager - abt 1910 - Harding, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1927 - Shongweni, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Jul 1963 - Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Mountain Rise Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 2Q1871.
      Henry Scott Riddell

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      Henry Scott Riddell age 1m b London

    4. [S03] Family Members, AJJB.

    5. [S32] Birth Certificate.
      verified by AJJB

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.

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

    8. [S03] Family Members, PG, 11 Feb 2010.

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, All Saints, Bellair, 09 Aug 1899.

    10. [S63] Gill Tatham.