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Horace Hallings Tatham

Horace Hallings Tatham

Male 1882 - 1923  (40 years)


  • Name Horace Hallings Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 01 May 1882  31 Ladbroke Grove, Bayswater Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3, 4
    • On the 1st inst., at 31, Ladbroke-grove, W., the wife of Hallings Tatham, of a son. [The Times]
    Residence Apr 1891  2 Cleveland Rd, Ealing Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • boarder at Mr John H Young's school in Ealing.
    Education bef 1896  Stubbington House, Fareham Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Education aft 1896  Royal Naval College, Dartmouth Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Occupation Dec 1897 -  Royal Navy Officer  [1, 6
    • Appointments: Naval Cadet Horace H. Tatham, to the Jupiter, to date Aug 21 [The Times, 23 Aug 1897]
    • Appointments: Midshipman Horace H. Tatham, to the Illustrious, to date September 15. [The Times, 15 Aug 1898]
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Dec 1897  Midshipman  [6
    Post/Rank/Title 15 Feb 1902  Sub-Lieutenant  [6
    Post/Rank/Title 31 Mar 1904  Lieutenant  [6
    Residence Dec 1908  6 Albemarle St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    • possibly an accommodation address
    Marriage 16 Dec 1908  Christ Church, Down St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    Florence Marjorie Irwin Day,   b. abt 1892, Sarawak Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1967, Cirencester Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Mar 1909  South Side, Scud Hill, Gibraltar Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Residence Apr 1911  2 Priory Grove, South Kensington Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    • boarder in lodging house, married, wife not resid
    Residence Jun 1911  Belsize, Watts Avenue, Rochester Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Post/Rank/Title 31 Mar 1912  Lieut-Commander  [6
    Residence May 1915  Midland Station Hotel, Whitla St, Belfast Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    • while on active service
    Decoration 1918  Order of the Redeemer (Greece)  [1, 6
    Marriage abt May 1921  St Martin in the Fields, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Evelyn Anne Winser,   b. abt Nov 1898, Tonbridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1959, War Memorial Hospital, Milford-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Post/Rank/Title 01 May 1922  Commander (retired)  [1, 6
    Horace Hallings Tatham (1882-1923)
    Horace Hallings Tatham (1882-1923)
    abt 1922
    Death 05 Apr 1923  St Katherine's Home, Woking Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Pulmonary Tuberculosis  [1, 12, 13
    Probate 17 Jul 1923  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 174 2s.  [13
    • Tatham Horace Hallings of St. Katherine's Home Woking Surrey died 5 April 1923 Administration London 17 July to Evelyne Anne Tatham widow. Effects 174 2s.
    Burial   Woking Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Notes 
    • Lieut.-Commander H. H. Tatham was educ. at Mr. Foster's, Stubbington House, Fareham, Hants.; entered H.M.S. Britannia, Dartmouth; became Cadet 15 Jan., 1896; Midshipman, 15 Dec., 1897; Sub-Lieut., 15 Feb., 1902; Lieut., 31 March, 1904; retired, medically unfit, 23 Dec., 1910; Lieut.-Commander (retired) 5 Aug., 1914. He commanded H.M.S. Honeysuckle, Sloop, in the Mediterranean, in 1918; and was mentioned in despatches during the Great War. Reverting to the Retired List, medically unfit, 23 April, 1919, he was promoted Commander (retired), 1 May, 1922. He was awarded the Medal, China, for the Boxer War; and a Medal, and the Order of the Redeemer, by King Alexander of Greece, for services during the disturbance at Athens, in 19.. [1917?] [Curtis]
    Person ID I1722  Tatham | Crew branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 

    Father Hallings Tatham,   b. 14 Oct 1853, Tufnell Park, Holloway Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jun 1890, The Hague, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Mother Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Lound,   b. abt Nov 1849, Holborn Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1931, La Casita Nursing Home, Paignton Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Marriage 17 Sep 1879  St George, Campden Hill Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 14, 15
    • At St. George's, Campden-hill, Hallings, son of Mr. Charles R. Tatham, of Tufnell Park-road, N., to Marianne, daughter of Mr. John Lound, Kensington, Sept. 17. [Pall Mall Gazette]
    • Married by A G Lound [Alfred George, her brother], Curate of Shrewton-cum-Maddington.
      Witnesses: John Lound [her father], Charles R Tatham [his father], Mary Tatham [his mother], Julia Lound [his sister], Reginald H Edwards, Redmond S Jarrett.
    Hallings Tatham & Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Lound
    Hallings Tatham & Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Lound
    Marriage register
    Divorced 06 Aug 1889    [16
    • Two separate divorce petitions, combined by the Court into one case:
      - Appellant: Hallings Tatham. Respondent: Marianne Elizabeth Sophia Tatham. Co-respondent: Frazer Sandeman. Type: Husband's petition for divorce; filed 03 Dec 1887.
      - Appellant: Marianne Elizabeth Sophia Tatham. Respondent: Hallings Tatham. Type: Wife's petition for divorce; filed 16 Dec 1887.
      [Divorce Court Files: TNA refs 1887, J 77/393/1944 and 1982]
    • Interim child access arrangements: Upon hearing the solicitors for both parties and referring to the order of the Court dated 31 Jan 1888 as to custody, I do order that Hallings Tatham the Respondent have access to the child of the marriage (Horace Hallings Tatham) herein at an Hotel at Hastings in the County of Sussex once a fortnight between the hours of 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. for 3 hours and that the said Respondent do give 48 hours notice as to the day, time & place of such access and thereupon the child be sent by the Petitioner. Ordered 23 Feb 1888, J. C. Hannen.
    • Case heard on 02 Feb 1889 in High Court - Probate, Divorce, and Admiralty Court II - before Sir James Hannen and Sir Charles Parker Butt, with a special jury to try the questions of fact arising out of the pleadings of the cause.
      Verdict of the jury:
      1. That Hallings Tatham had committed adultery;
      2. That the said Hallings Tatham had been guilty of cruelty to Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Tatham;
      3. That the said Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Tatham had not committed adultery with Frazer Sandeman nor with persons unknown;
      4. That the said Frazer Sandeman had not committed adultery with the said Marianne Sophia Elizabeth Tatham.
      Court judgment: Husband's petition dismissed with costs. Wife's cross-petition accepted. Marriage dissolved by reason of husband's adultery coupled with cruelty.
      Decree Nisi 02 Feb 1889. Final Decree 06 Aug 1889.
    • Disputes over alimony, child maintenance and custody were continuing in May 1890. Court ordered 300 p.a. for wife + 75 p.a. for child. Husband's appeal was dismissed.
    • Frazer (or Fraser) Sandeman, the co-respondent in the husband's petition, was born in Paddington in 1856, the son of a London discount broker. He was in business as a wine merchant; it is not known whether he had any connection with the port & sherry importers George Sandeman & Co. He is listed in the 1891 census as married, occupation not known, the only guest at the Red Lion Hotel, Armathwaite, Cumberland. He attended the first annual dinner of the Aberdeen Caledonian Club in Jan 1899. He has not been traced in the 1901 or 1911 censuses, nor elsewhere, and no record of marriage has been found. He died in Chertsey in 1923.
    Family ID F0162  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Florence Marjorie Irwin Day,   b. abt 1892, Sarawak Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1967, Cirencester Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Marriage 16 Dec 1908  Christ Church, Down St, Mayfair Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 8, 9
    Horace Hallings Tatham & Florence Marjorie Irwin Day
    Horace Hallings Tatham & Florence Marjorie Irwin Day
    marriage certificate
    Divorced 31 Jul 1916    [10
    • Divorce Court File: 6637. Appellant: Florence Majorie Irwin Tatham. Respondent: Horace Hallings Tatham. Co-respondent: Horace Hallings Tatham. Type: Wife's petition for divorce [TNA]
    • Marriage dissolved by reason that the respondent has been guilty of adultery coupled with cruelty towards the petitioner.
      Respondent to pay costs, and maintenance 100 per annum.
      Increased in Jun 1917 to 10 per month plus 75 per annum child maintenance. [10]
    • Marjorie already petitioned for judicial separation 05 Jun 1912; petition dismissed by consent 14 Apr 1913. [10]
    • Marjorie and Horace divorced quite soon after their marriage, but I understand he asked her to consider taking him back in later years; she didn't. [17]
    Children 
     1. Delphine Florence Hallings Tatham,   b. 24 Sep 1910, Goring-on-Thames Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Oct 1998, Cheltenham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2019 
    Family ID F0163  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Evelyn Anne Winser,   b. abt Nov 1898, Tonbridge Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 09 Jan 1959, War Memorial Hospital, Milford-on-Sea Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1921  St Martin in the Fields, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Last Modified 05 Apr 2010 
    Family ID F0659  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Horace Hallings Tatham (1882-1923)
    Horace Hallings Tatham (1882-1923)
    Royal Navy Service Record

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

    2. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 2Q1882.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 28

    4. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 03 May 1882.

    5. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.

    6. [S46] Navy Lists & Records, Service Record.

    7. [S36] Marriage Certificate.

    8. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg SGHS, 4Q1908.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 2 yrs

    10. [S07] Other Sources, Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 31 Jul 1916.
      Petition 22 May 1915; Decree Nisi 21 Jan 1916
      TNA ref J 77/1205/6637

    11. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg St Martin-in-the-Fields, 2Q1921.

    12. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Guildford, 2Q1923.

    13. [S14] National Probate Calendar.

    14. [S11] Newspaper, Pall Mall Gazette, 18 Sep 1879.
      marriage notice

    15. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Kensington, 3Q1879.

    16. [S07] Other Sources, Court for Divorce and Matrimonial Causes, 1887-1889.
      file J 77/393/1944

    17. [S33] Family Letters, MGH, 30 Jan 1999.