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Maria Mary Biggs

Female abt 1861 - 1944  (~ 83 years)



  • Name Maria Mary Biggs  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt Jan 1861  Swansea Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 5, 6, 7
    • Miss Maria Mary Biggs, eighth and youngest child of John Grave Biggs by his wife Anne Kitcat, elder dau. of John Kitcat, of Newbury, and youngest sister of Elizabeth Biggs, wife of Alfred George Tatham. [Curtis]
    Residence Apr 1861  6 Richmond Villas, Swansea Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Residence Apr 1871  4 Eastern Parade, Southsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence Apr 1881  Brooklands, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Marriage 15 Sep 1887  St Giles, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 9, 10
    Charles John Willmer Tatham,   b. 05 Nov 1860, Vicarage, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1936, St Leonard's Hospital, Sudbury Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1890  Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Residence Apr 1911  The Priory, Valley Rd, Scarborough Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Sep 1920 -  Scarborough Find all individuals with events at this location ; JP  [1
    Post/Rank/Title bef 1936  Suffolk Find all individuals with events at this location ; JP  [12
    Residence - 1944  The Cottage, Hall St, Long Melford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 13
    Death 05 Oct 1944  The Cottage, Hall St, Long Melford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4, 13
    • On Oct. 5th, 1944, suddenly, at The Cottage, Long Melford, Suffolk, Maria Mary Tatham, widow of Col. C. J. W. Tatham, R.A.M.C., O.B.E., and dearly loved mother of Muriel D Tatham. Funeral, Monday, 2.30 p.m. [The Times]
    Burial 09 Oct 1944  Holy Trinity, Long Melford Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Probate 28 Dec 1944  Llandudno Find all individuals with events at this location ; 1,977 4s. 8d.  [13
    • Tatham Maria Mary of The Cottage Hall-street Long Melford Suffolk widow died 5 October 1944 Probate Llandudno 28 December to Muriel Dorothy Tatham [daughter] widow. Effects 1977 4s. 8d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • not found in 1891, 1901 UK census - probably in Jamaica
    • Mrs. Maria M, Tatham's public and political activities are indicated by the following record:
      * Member of the Board of Guardians for the Scarborough Union, 1910-1919 (ret.).
      * Chairman of the Scarborough and Whitby Parl. Div., Women's Unionist Assoc., since the creation of the Div., and the disfranchisement of Scarborough as a Borough by the Redistribution Act of 1917. Previously to this, she occupied the same position for Scarborough as a Borough.
      * Chairman of Scarborough North Ward Women's Unionist Assoc, since 1911.
      * Dame of the Primrose League, since 1906.
      * Justice of the Peace for the Borough of Scarborough, appointed 15 Sep., 1920.
      * Member of the Committee of Visiting Justices for North and East Riding of Yorkshire, since 1921. [Curtis]
    Person ID I1672  Tatham | Morris branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 05 Sep 2012 

    Father John Grave Biggs,   b. abt Jan 1819, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Mar 1891, Melbourne, Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years) 
    Mother Anne Kitcat,   b. 04 Jul 1818, Newbury Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1862, Swansea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Marriage 27 Oct 1845  St Giles, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location   [14, 15
    Notes 
    • 8 children, Maria the youngest [Curtis]
      Resid Mar 1851: James Grave (4), Catherine Ann (2), Henry Grave (1); also James Butler Kitcat (20).
      Resid Apr 1861: James Grave (14), Henry Grave (11), Elizabeth (7), John Maundy (5), Jane (2), Maria Mary (3m).
      Resid Apr 1871: Elizabeth (18), Nina (16), John M (15), Jane (12), Maria M (10).
      Resid Apr 1881: Jane (22), Maria M (20), both b Swansea.
    • dau Jane, b Swansea abt 1859, marr reg Islington 3Q1882 to Ernest Arthur Blackwell Sanders, b Barnsbury abt 1859, vicar of All Saints, Holloway, 1884-1891.
      He officiated at the wedding of his sister-in-law Maria Mary Biggs to Charles John Willmer Tatham at St Giles, Dallington, on 15 Sep 1887.
      It was possibly their daughter Ellen B J Sanders who attended Charles Tatham's funeral at Holy Trinity, Long Melford, on 15 Sep 1935.
    Family ID F0172  Family Group Sheet

    Family Charles John Willmer Tatham,   b. 05 Nov 1860, Vicarage, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1936, St Leonard's Hospital, Sudbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 15 Sep 1887  St Giles, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 9, 10
    • On the 15th Sept., at St. Giles's Church, Dallington, Sussex, by the Rev. Ralph Raisbeck Tatham, M.A., Rector and Rural Dean, father of the bridegroom, assisted by the Rev. E. A. B. Sanders, M.A., Vicar of All Saints, Holloway, N., brother-in-law of the bride, Surgeon Charles John Willmer Tatham, Medical Staff, to Maria Mary, youngest daughter of John Grave Biggs, Esq., of Brooklands, Dallington, in the county of Sussex. [The Times]
    Children 
    +1. Muriel Dorothy Tatham,   b. 1890, Kingston, Jamaica Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 May 1971, Torbay Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F0181  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Jan 1861 - Swansea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 6 Richmond Villas, Swansea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1871 - 4 Eastern Parade, Southsea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Brooklands, Dallington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 15 Sep 1887 - St Giles, Dallington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 15 Sep 1887 - St Giles, Dallington Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1890 - Kingston, Jamaica Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - The Priory, Valley Rd, Scarborough Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - JP - 15 Sep 1920 - - Scarborough Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsPost/Rank/Title - JP - bef 1936 - Suffolk Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1944 - The Cottage, Hall St, Long Melford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 05 Oct 1944 - The Cottage, Hall St, Long Melford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 09 Oct 1944 - Holy Trinity, Long Melford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 1,977 4s. 8d. - 28 Dec 1944 - Llandudno Link to Google Earth
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    Dallington Church Window (North aisle)
    Dallington Church Window (North aisle)
    To the glory of God and in memory of Colonel Charles J. W. Tatham R.A.M.C 1860-1936 and his wife Maria 1860-1944.
    Also of their son-in-law A. Maurice Tatham 1885-1919 and of their little grandson Geoffrey 1913-1916.
    Also of Muriel wife of Maurice and mother of Geoffrey 1890-1971.

    [Window by Duncan Dearle, 1950]

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

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Battle, 3Q1887.

    3. [S05] The Times, death notice, 07 Oct 1944.

    4. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Sudbury, 4Q1944.
      age 83

    5. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Swansea, 1Q1861.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 20 b Swansea

    7. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 3m

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 23 yrs

    10. [S05] The Times, marriage notice, 19 Sep 1887.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      birthplace of dau Muriel

    12. [S05] The Times, obituary, 14 Sep 1936.
      husband Charles

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    14. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Reading, 4Q1845.

    15. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Giles, Reading (IGI), 27 Oct 1845.