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The Tathams of County Durham
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    Person ID I2125  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 04 Jul 2013 

    Father John Murray Tatham,   b. 03 May 1922, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 2002, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elsie Hawthornthwaite,   b. 15 Jan 1923, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 2009, Camperdown, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Marriage 29 Jun 1946  Warner Beach, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • married in the the church of the Province of South Africa
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    • John Murray - always "Tats" to his wife - lived and worked in Lesotho for a number of years until about 1956, land surveying in the roughest mountain conditions. He and Elsie lived under canvas for a long time (imagine the cold) and later in traditional huts. They rode Basuto ponies for surveying, for shopping excursions and for visiting. The only roads in their area were no more than steep pony pathways. Elsie would ride many miles unaccompanied to the local trading store for provisions, leading a pack mule, with Dawn as pillion behind her and little Shirley in front. Quite something for the ultimate 'townie'. By the time their third daughter Carole was born they'd developed a road and enjoyed a modicum more comfort.
    Family ID F0493  Family Group Sheet

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    1. [S03] Family Members, MA.