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Michael Kemplay Tatham

Male 1928 - 2005  (76 years)



  • Name Michael Kemplay Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Birth 28 Sep 1928  30 Bramham Gardens, Earls Court Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 4
    • On Sept. 28, 1928, at 30, Bramham-gardens, S.W.5, Alison, the wife of Christopher Kemplay Tatham, of a son. [The Times, 30 Sep 1928]
    Education 1941 - 1946  Eton College Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    Occupation 1947 -  Army Officer, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues)  [6, 7
    • Tatham, Michael Kemplay. Born 28 Sep 1928. In ranks (T.A.) 1 yr, 96 dys. (Emergency Commn. to 30 Apr 1948). 2-Lt. 21 Dec 1947. (S.S.C.) 2-Lt. 21 Dec 1947 (01 May 1948). Lt. 11 May 1949. (temp. Capt. 04 Dec 1952 to 27 Sep 1955). (From S.S.C.) R.H.G. Lt. 28 Sep 1949 (07 Sep 1955). Capt. 28 Sep 1955. (temp. Maj. 08 Oct 1957 to 11 Jan 1961). [Army Graduation List Feb 1961]
    Post/Rank/Title 08 Oct 1957 -  Major  [6, 7
    Post/Rank/Title bef 2005  Chairman, North Herts District Council  [6
    Residence - Mar 2005  The Old Coach House, Haydencroft Lane, Gosmore Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 6
    Death 18 Mar 2005  Hitchin Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 6
    • On Friday, 18th March 2005, Michael Kemplay Tatham of Gosmore, Hertfordshire, aged 76 years. Devoted brother, uncle and friend. Major in the Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) and past Chairman of North Herts. District Council. Funeral Service to take place on Wednesday, 30th March at 1.30 p.m. in the Parish Church St Ippolyts. Family flowers only please but donations may be made for The Army Benevolent Fund. [Telegraph Announcements]
    Burial 30 Mar 2005  St Ippolyts, Hitchin Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    Person ID I2837  Tatham | Morris branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2013 

    Father Christopher Kemplay Tatham,   b. 26 May 1881, Millbrook House, Millfield Lane, Highgate Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1970, Wood Cottage, Knebworth Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Alison May Sayer,   b. 24 Feb 1893, Church End, Finchley Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1971, Derby Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Engagement 23 Apr 1925    [8
    • The engagement is announced between Christopher Kemplay Tatham, of 87 Cadogan Gardens, and the Inner Temple, son of the late Mr and Mrs T C Tatham, of Highgate, and Alison May, elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Michael J Sayer, of Western House, Hitchin. [The Times, 23 Apr 1925]
    Marriage 06 Aug 1925  St Mary, Hitchin Find all individuals with events at this location   [9, 10
    • Married 06 Aug 1925 at St. Mary's, Hitchin, Herts, by the Rev. Canon J.B. Sayer, uncle of the bride, assisted by the Rev. Canon F.S. Keysell. [Curtis]
    Notes 
    • Silver Wedding: On 06 Aug 1925, at St Mary's Church, Hitchin, by the Rev Canon J B Sayer, assisted by the Rev Canon F S Keysell, and the Rev L Ashby, Christopher Kemplay Tatham to Alison May Sayer. Present address: Wood Cottage, Knebworth Herts. [The Times 07 Aug 1950]
    Family ID F0194  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 28 Sep 1928 - 30 Bramham Gardens, Earls Court Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Kensington, 4Q1928.

    2. [S05] The Times, death notice, 04 May 1971.
      mother Alison

    3. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Hitchin & Stevenage, Mar 2005.
      b 28 Sep 1928

    4. [S05] The Times, birth notice, 30 Sep 1928.

    5. [S20] School and College Registers, Eton.

    6. [S11] Newspaper, Telegraph Announcements, Mar 2005.
      website accessed 04 May 2010

    7. [S37] Army Lists & Records, Army Gradation List, Feb 1961.

    8. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 23 Apr 1925.

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

    10. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Hitchin, 3Q1925.