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Jessica Edith  Tatham

Jessica Edith Tatham

Female 1913 - 1957  (44 years)


  • Name Jessica Edith Tatham  [1, 2
    Birth 10 Apr 1913  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2
    Residence 10 Apr 1913 -  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3
    George, Percy & Jessica Tatham
    George, Percy & Jessica Tatham
    Studio portrait, abt 1915-1916
    Jessica & Agnes Tatham
    Jessica & Agnes Tatham
    about 1928
    Education abt 1932 - 1933  Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, Melbourne, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • Trained as a cook and housekeeper.
    Occupation abt 1936  Housekeeper  [3
    • Kept house for a professional couple (Dr Vera Scantlebury and Professor Brown) and their family. [3]
    Residence abt 1936 - 1937  404 Barkers Rd, Auburn, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Residence 1939  Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • COUNTRY SOCIAL NEWS
      KING ISLAND
      Late Afternoon Party

      Mrs. S. G. Tatham entertained friends of her elder daughter, Jessica, at a late afternoon party at Dolin's Hotel, Currie, last Friday. Bowls of spring flowers and green leaves were set about the room and on the tables. Miss Tatham wore a smartly cut teal blue suit with a brown georgette blouse, brown felt hat with a rolled brim and brown accessories. Her mother wore a cyclamen frock with her coat of clipped lamb. Among those present were: Mesdames S. G. Tatham, P. Tatham, J. G. Haines, A. Bertram, T. Graham, R. Bowling, W. Buckley, H. W. Bowling, H. Woods, J. Snodgrass, R. Hooper, J. Munro, C. Button, Misses J. Tatham, A. Tatham, M. Bowling, E. D'Arcey, O. Macdougall, M. Clemons.
      Bridge Party
      On Thursday night last Mrs. T. Graham gave a bridge party in honour of Miss J. Tatham. Miss Tatham was smartly dressed in a frock of teal blue wool georgette. Mrs. P. Tatham won the prize for the highest score and Mr. H. Woods the prize for the gentleman with the highest score. Miss J. Tatham secured the prize for the hidden number. Those present were: Mesdames P. Tatham, H. Woods, L. Birch, Misses J. Tatham, T. Cooper, Hyslop, M. Graham, and Messrs. H. Woods, G. Tatham, B. M. Bowling, P. Snodgrass, J. Graham.
      [Launceston Examiner, 21 Jun 1939]
    • Kitchen Tea
      About twenty-three friends of Miss Jessica Tatham attended a kitchen tea given in her honour at the home of Mrs. E. Cooper, "Riverside." Pass River, on Saturday night. Miss Tatham wore a beautifully cut frock of teal blue woollen, with a lovely spray of artificial flowers, made and presented to her by Miss Trixie Cooper. Mrs. Cooper looked smart in black lace, while Miss Cooper relieved her black satin frock with a necklace of white seed pearls. She wore a short fur jacquette. Guests spent an enjoyable evening playing crazy whist. Mrs. A. Bertram scored the most points among the ladies and was given a posy of artificial flowers made by Miss Cooper. Mr. Chas. Button won the men's prize. Mrs. P. Tatham read the verses attached to each gift, while Miss Tatham unwrapped them. Mr. P. Tatham responded on behalf of his sister. Those present wcre:- Mesdames E. Cooper, P. Tatham, P. Snodgrass, A. Bertram, C. Button, R. Woods. Misses T. Cooper, J. and A. Tatham, M. Clemons. M. Graham. Messrs. P. and G. and S. Tatham, T. Clemons, B. Cooper, K. Wright, J. Rothwell, J. Gibson, H. Scott. B. Lott, C. Button. B. Woods. B. M. Bowlink.
      [Launceston Examiner, 07 Jun 1939]
    Jessica Edith Tatham (1913-1957)
    Jessica Edith Tatham (1913-1957)
    Engagement photo 30 Jul 1938
    Marriage 22 Jun 1939  All Saints, Currie, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Hugh Snodgrass Armour,   b. 1907, Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981, Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jul 1939 -  Kay-I, Bona Vista, Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 4
    • called Nilma Wayside, Bona Vista, in 1942 Electoral Roll
    Hugh Armour and Jessica Tatham
    Hugh Armour and Jessica Tatham
    at their new home at Bona Vista in 1939 after their marriage
    Death 28 Jun 1957  Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 5
    Notes 
    • passengers on P&O "Maloja" arr Plymouth 17 May 1928: 2nd class, emb Melbourne, disemb London, perm res Tasmania, UK addr Selsden, Henley-on-Thames: Mary Tatham, 45; Jessica Tatham, 14; Agnes Tatham, 7.
    • passengers on P&O dep London 30 Nov 1928: 2nd class, dest Melbourne, perm res Tasmania, UK addr 42 St Andrews Road, Henley-on-Thames: Mary Tatham, 45; Jessica Tatham, 15; Agnes Tatham, 7.
      'The return trip was made on the P&O RMS "Cathay" passing Marseille on Dec 6th 1928, Port Said Dec 11th and Christmas at sea (postcard collection and shipboard menus)' [MJnA]
    Person ID I1705  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 28 Jun 2012 

    Father Stanley George Tatham,   b. 12 Sep 1881, Clapham, Surrey Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 05 Jan 1964, Ballarat, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Mother Mary Payze,   b. 12 Sep 1882, Whitchurch-on-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1957, Elsternwick, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Marriage 10 Mar 1908  Holy Trinity, Henley Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 6
    • Stanley George Tatham and Mary Payze were married in Holy Trinity, Henley. They boarded S.S. "Runic" the next day, taking with them provisions for the trip and cooking their meals on board ship. The trip lasted 6 weeks. [2]
    • Passengers on White Star "Runic" dep Liverpool 12 Mar 1908: 3rd class, dest Melbourne: Mr Stanley G Tatham, 26, baker; Mrs Tatham, 25.
    • Married in Tasmania per Curtis.
    Notes 
    • Stanley's mother had received word from Australia that he was courting a 'milk maid' on King Island. She did not approve and summoned him back home.
    Photos
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    view from W
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1900s
    showing sheds & cattle
    Stanley George Tatham & family
    Stanley George Tatham & family
    with wife Mary Payze (1882-1957) and son Percy Alfred Tatham (1909-1987)
    Mary Tatham née Payze & children
    Mary Tatham née Payze & children
    abt 1919 in Harpsden garden area
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1954
    Harpsden, King Island, in 1954
    This 1954 photo from the east shows a modest dwelling which was added on to over the years – verandah on North and East sides and extra bedrooms and school room.
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    from north-east. The 2006 photos show new cladding and aluminium windows, and the old palm tree, some remaining pines, and “Cabbage tree” still growing, but the garden gone; the house then rented out by its new owner, and feeling its age.
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    Harpsden, King Island, in 2006
    from north - much changed from its earlier appearance
    Family ID F0170  Family Group Sheet

    Family Hugh Snodgrass Armour,   b. 1907, Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1981, Warragul, VIC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Engagement 30 Jul 1938    [7
    • Jessica Edith, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs S G Tatham, of Harpsden, King Island, Tasmania, to Hugh Snodgrass, second son of Mr and Mrs J Armour, of Whiteyetts, Warragul (V). [Melbourne Argus]
    • Met in Melbourne, where he was visiting his aunt (formerly living in King Island) and she was working as a housekeeper.
    Marriage 22 Jun 1939  All Saints, Currie, King Island, TAS Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • ARMOUR-TATHAM WEDDING.
      On Thursday, June 22, at 10.30 a.m., at All Saints' Church, Currie, the marriage of Jessica, elder daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Tatham, "Harpsden," King Island, to Hugh, elder son of Mr. and Ms. Armour, Warrigal, Victoria, was celebrated, Rev. Cloudsdale being the officiating clergyman.
      The bride, who entered the church escorted by her father, wore an attractive ensemble of green wool romaine. The coat, which was without a collar, was worn to the throat, the lapels being worked with Italian quilting. The bride wore a brown felt hat with a rolled brim, and had brown accessories. She carried a bouquet of mixed flowers, the gift of Mrs. P. Tatham.
      The wedding was quiet, only a few old friends gathering to see the ceremony. Friends of the bride had decorated the church with masses of beautiful flowers.
      After the ceremony breakfast was given at Dolin's Hotel, where Mrs. S. G. Tatham assisted the bride and groom to receive their guests.
      Mrs. Tatham wore a wine-coloured suit with a teal blue cravat. Her hat and accessories were wine-coloured, and she carried an 1830 posy.
      About 20 guests attended the breakfast in the dining room of the hotel, which had been decorated with green leaves and spring bulbs. The tables were arranged in a T shape, the wedding cake holding pride of place. The Rev. Cloudsdale proposed the loyal toast, and then that of the bride and groom. Mr. P. Snodgrass read the sheaf of telegrams, and later proposed the health of the bride's parents and the bridegroom's parents. The bridegroom and Mr. S. G. Tatham replied briefly.
      Mr. and Mrs. Armour left by plane for Victoria to make their home at Warrigal.
      [Launceston Examiner, Women's Supplement, 28 Jun 1939]
    Hugh Armour & Jessica Tatham
    Hugh Armour & Jessica Tatham
    with Tatham parents at wedding 22 Jun 1939
    Children 
    +1. Living
    Last Modified 24 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F1225  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 10 Apr 1913 - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 10 Apr 1913 - - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1932 - 1933 - Emily McPherson College of Domestic Economy, Melbourne, VIC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1936 - 1937 - 404 Barkers Rd, Auburn, VIC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1939 - Harpsden, Pass River, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 22 Jun 1939 - All Saints, Currie, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 22 Jun 1939 - All Saints, Currie, King Island, TAS Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1939 - - Kay-I, Bona Vista, Warragul, VIC Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Jun 1957 - Warragul, VIC Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Percy, George & Jessica Tatham on swing
    Percy, George & Jessica Tatham on swing
    abt 1919 in Harpsden garden area.
    with their mother Mary Payze.

    Documents
    Mary Tatham née Payze + daughters Jessica & Agnes
    Mary Tatham née Payze + daughters Jessica & Agnes
    Passenger list RMS "Cathay" dep London 30 Nov 1928

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

    2. [S03] Family Members, SDT.

    3. [S03] Family Members, MAA.

    4. [S25] Electoral Registers.

    5. [S49] Australia & NZ BMD Indexes, Australia Death Index, 1957.
      death reg Warragul, VIC, Jessica Edith Armour, 44, dau of Stanley Tatham & Mary Payze [names mis-spelled]

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Henley, 1Q1908.

    7. [S11] Newspaper, Melbourne Argus, 30 Jul 1938.
      engagements announced