The Tathams of County Durham
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Delphine Florence Hallings Tatham (1910-1998)
Delphine Florence Hallings Tatham (1910-1998)
These pages are a record of the Tatham family of County Durham. Most of the family migrated to the south of England from the mid 1700s onwards, and their north country origins were gradually forgotten. By the end of the 19th century there were Tathams all over the world - in Australia, Canada, Ceylon, China, India, New Zealand and USA, as well as the long established colony in South Africa.

The idea of this website is to raise the family's awareness of our shared history, and to encourage interest and discussion about our heritage.

Feel free to wander around this site and explore. There's a basic guide to the contents at the What's Here page.

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Status of this website
Update May 2019

Meaburn Tatahams, four generations (2nd photo)The Tatham Family History website has unfortunately not been maintained or attended to for more than four years, owing to family circumstances and pressure of other commitments.

Starting May 2019 it is gradually being brought back to life. This will take some time, as there is much work to be done: responding to several hundred messages and requests, relearning and sharpening website skills, updating the software (3 major upgrades to be applied and tested), learning and respecting the new regulations about consents and data protection, and no doubt many other tasks and obstacles we haven't yet thought about ...

Members and visitors are thanked for their patience and forbearance during this long period.

Tatham of the Week
Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham (1883-1918)

Tatham of the Week One of the 25 family members who died in the Great War, Geoffrey Bulmer Tatham was reported missing 102 years ago this week. His brother Christopher placed advertisements appealing for news, but it was months before death was confirmed.
    Geoffrey was the younger son of the barrister Thomas Clarke Tatham, of Highgate. He won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, where after graduation he spent 2 years on historical research before being elected a Fellow in August 1908.
    He had a remarkable range of interests: all-round sportsman, leading actor of the University A.D.C., master of his Masonic Lodge, keen member of the Officers Training Corps. Coupled with his open and attractive personality he had an unusual gift for friendship, as well as a deep concern for others less fortunate than himself. He was a strong supporter of the now forgotten Cavendish Association and committed himself to spreading its ideals throughout the university.
    He enlisted as soon as war was declared, rising to become brigade major and surviving right up to the great German offensive of the final months of the war.