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Marjorie Elsie  Underhill

Marjorie Elsie Underhill

Female 1910 - 1991  (81 years)


  • Name Marjorie Elsie Underhill  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Madge" 
    Birth 07 Nov 1910  Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 4
    Residence Apr 1911  142 Crocketts Rd, Handsworth Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Marriage 1936  Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Harry Ward Tatham,   b. 17 Jul 1911, Netley, Rosemead Place, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1980, 15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Feb 1941  Alipore, India Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Residence Apr 1957  Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [7
    Death Nov 1991  15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    Notes 
    • passengers on P&O "Stratheden" arr Tilbury 01 Apr 1938: Harry Tatham, 26, Mercantile Asst.; Marjorie Tatham, 26, H.D.; Joy Tatham, 6m; emb Colombo, UK addr Lealands, Groombridge, Tunbridge Wells
    • passengers on P&O "Viceroy of India" dep London 17 Nov 1938: Harry Ward Tatham, 27, Mercantile Asst; Marjorie Tatham, 27; Elizabeth Tatham, 1; dest Bombay, perm res India, UK addr Lealands, Groombridge.
    • passengers on P&O "Chusan" dep London 23 Jan 1951: Majorie Elsie Tatham, 40, housewife; Christopher David Tatham, 2; 1st class, disemb Colombo, perm res Ceylon, UK address Crossways, Witley.
    • passengers on P&O "Chusan" arr London 20 Mar 1953: Marjorie Tatham, 42, H.D.; Christopher Tatham, 4; emb Colombo, last perm res Ceylon, future perm res England, UK addr Langdale, Solefield Rd, Sevenoaks
    • passengers on P&O "Stratheden" dep London 01 Dec 1953: Harry Ward Tatham, 42, Director; Marjorie Elsie Tatham, 43, Housewife; Christopher David Tatham, 5; dest Colombo, perm res Ceylon, UK addr Langdale, Solefields Rd, Sevenoaks
    • passengers on P&O "Arcadia" arr Tilbury 27 Mar 1956: Harry Tatham, b 17 Jul 1911, Co. Dir.; Mrs Marjorie Tatham, b 07 Nov 1911 [sic], H.D.; Master Christopher Tatham, b 09 Aug 1948; emb Colombo, UK addr The Limes Hotel, Nutley, Uckfield
    • passenger on P&O "Canton" dep Southampton 14 Jan 1957: Marjorie Elsie Tatham, b 07 Nov 1910, Housewife; dest Colombo, perm res Ceylon, UK addr 109 Holland Rd, Hove
    • passengers on P&O "Arcadia" arr London 22 Mar 1959: Harry Ward Tatham, b 17 Jul 1911, Co. Director; Marjorie E Tatham, b 07 Oct 1910 [sic], H.D.; emb Colombo, UK addr Lythe Cottage, Steep, nr Petersfield
    • passengers on P&O "Chusan" dep London 06 Oct 1959: Harry Ward Tatham, b 17 Jul 1911, Co. Director; Marjorie Elsie Tatham, b 07 Nov 1910, Housewife; dest Colombo, perm res Ceylon, UK addr Wonaton, Southview Rd, Crowborough
    Person ID I2282  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2011 

    Father William John Underhill,   b. abt Nov 1881, Devonport Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt 1935, Spittel Nursing Home, Bullers Rd, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 53 years) 
    Mother Marian Annie Hydon,   b. 25 Jun 1883, Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1972, Weston-super-Mare Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage abt May 1905  Warwick Find all individuals with events at this location   [8, 9
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1911: William Henry John Underhill, son, age 4 b Smethwick.
      Bill Underhill junior became a senior manager in Goodyear tyres and owned a restaurant in the Tottenham Court Road area for some years. He was also in Ceylon and played rugby with Harry Tatham and Godfrey Hindley. He did well in the war and made Colonel. He married a Welsh girl Mavis Thomas, and they had a daughter Lesley Anne born abt 1947 and a son Billy born abt 1951.
    Family ID F1062  Family Group Sheet

    Family Harry Ward Tatham,   b. 17 Jul 1911, Netley, Rosemead Place, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 May 1980, 15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Marriage 1936  Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
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    Notes 
    • 'I remember my father had 17 servants at Mackinnon House. An Appu who ran the servants and house. I still have the silver leaf on which he carried the mail to my mother each morning. My father had his personal dresser who laid out his clothes, ran his bath carefully testing the temperature of the water, squeezed the toothpaste on to his toothbrush, tied his shoe laces, helped him on with his jacket and brushed it. His dresser also waited at table. There was a house coolie who cleaned the house and waited at table. A varsocute cleaned all the loos and a nanny did the washing and ironing. There was a cook and podien (small boy helper who prepared everything for cooking and washed up). Four gardeners looked after the extensive grounds and two sisi boys (horse boys) tended the stables and groomed the horses. There was also a driver and all the servants lined up outside the front door each morning to watch the Master of the house climb into the back of the car to be driven to the office. It all sounds OTT now but thats how it was in those days. Father was called Master, Mother was Lady, my brother was Little Master and I was Missy.' [EJT, Oct 2010]
    Children 
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    Mackinnon House, Colombo
    Mackinnon House, Colombo
    Home of three generations of Tathams
    Last Modified 13 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F0547  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 07 Nov 1910 - Handsworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1911 - 142 Crocketts Rd, Handsworth Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 1936 - Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1936 - Christ Church, Galle Face, Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Feb 1941 - Alipore, India Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1957 - Colombo Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - Nov 1991 - 15b Boyne Park, Tunbridge Wells Link to Google Earth
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    Marjorie Elsie Underhill (1910-1991)
    Marjorie Elsie Underhill (1910-1991)

  • Sources 
    1. [S30] India Office Library, N/1/610 f.40, 20 Mar 1941.
      birth son Richard

    2. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Tunbridge W, Nov 1991.
      b 07 Nov 1910

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      age 5m b Handsworth

    4. [S12] Passenger Lists.

    5. [S03] Family Members, RHT.

    6. [S03] Family Members, RWTT.

    7. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 27 Apr 1957.
      dau Elizabeth

    8. [S01] Census, UK, 1911.
      marr 5 yrs

    9. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Warwick, 2Q1905.
      William John Underhill = Marian Annie Hydon