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John Grave Biggs

Male abt 1819 - 1891  (~ 72 years)



  • Name John Grave Biggs  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt Jan 1819  Reading Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    • son of John Biggs & Catharine Grave, marr Caversham 22 Dec 1817.
    Baptism 11 Jan 1819  St Giles, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Education 1838 -  Worcester College, Oxford Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Biggs, John Grave, 1s. John, of St. Giles, Reading, arm, Worcester Coll., matric. 8 March, 1838, aged 19. [Oxford University Alumni] [no mention of degree]
    Residence Jun 1841  Kidmore End, Caversham Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • resid with Catharine Grave, 75, independent, & James Grave, 50, farmer.
    Marriage 27 Oct 1845  St Giles, Reading Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    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 
    Occupation Mar 1851  Farmer (200 acres)  [9
    Residence Mar 1851  Newell House, Warfield Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Residence 1853  Warfield Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 10
    Occupation Apr 1861  Colliery Manager  [4
    Residence Apr 1861  6 Richmond Villas, Swansea Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Marriage abt May 1868  Croydon Find all individuals with events at this location ; Jane Hannah de Carle, born Bury St Edmunds abt 1819  [11
    Residence Apr 1871  4 Eastern Parade, Southsea Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Residence Apr 1881  Brooklands, Dallington Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Death 18 Mar 1891  Melbourne, Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [12, 13
    Probate 04 May 1891  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 4,807 16s. 6d.  [14
    • Biggs, John Grave, Esq. 4 May [1891]. The Will of John Grave Biggs formerly of Dallington near Hawkhurst in the County of Sussex but late of Melbourne Knyveton-road Bournemouth in the County of Southampton Esquire who died 18 March 1891 at Melbourne was proved at the Principal Registry by the Reverend David Kitcat of Westonbirt Rectory near Tetbury in the County of Gloucester clerk and Robert Coster Dryland of Reading in the County of Berkshire Gentleman the Executors. Personal Estate 4,807 16s. 6d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • John Grave Biggs, of Worcester Coll., Oxford, (matric. 8 March, 1838, aged 19), and of Warfield, Bucks., and later of "Brooklands", Dallington, Sussex. Mr. Biggs, of independent means, and following no profession, was eldest son of John Biggs, of St. Giles, Reading, and was a life-long friend of Preb. Ralph Raisbeck Tatham, a fact which decided Mr. Biggs to settle in later life at Dallington. [Curtis]
    Person ID I1696  Tatham | Morris branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2014 

    Family 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   [7, 8
    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.
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Biggs,   b. abt Aug 1853, Warfield Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Aug 1935, Chester Villa, Florence Rd, Shanklin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Maria Mary Biggs,   b. abt Jan 1861, Swansea Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Oct 1944, The Cottage, Hall St, Long Melford Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
    Last Modified 30 Oct 2011 
    Family ID F0172  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Jan 1819 - Reading Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBaptism - 11 Jan 1819 - St Giles, Reading Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1838 - - Worcester College, Oxford Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jun 1841 - Kidmore End, Caversham Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 27 Oct 1845 - St Giles, Reading Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 27 Oct 1845 - St Giles, Reading Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - Newell House, Warfield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1853 - Warfield Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - 6 Richmond Villas, Swansea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - Jane Hannah de Carle, born Bury St Edmunds abt 1819 - abt May 1868 - Croydon 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 MapsDeath - 18 Mar 1891 - Melbourne, Knyveton Rd, Bournemouth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 4,807 16s. 6d. - 04 May 1891 - London Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 61

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 53

    4. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 42

    5. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Giles, Reading, 11 Jan 1819.

    6. [S01] Census, UK, 1841.
      age abt 21, gent

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

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

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 32 b Reading

    10. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      dau Elizabeth age 7 b Warfield

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Croydon, 2Q1868.

    12. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Christchurch, 1Q1891.
      age 71

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    14. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory.