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Edmund Roth Tatham

Male 1846 - 1874  (27 years)

  • Name Edmund Roth Tatham  [1
    Birth 30 Jun 1846  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • birth/baptism not found in E&W BMD reg, Scottish parish registers, etc
    Emigration Mar 1850  Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • Passengers arrived at Port Natal on the "Sovereign": Letitia Tatham, 33 years; Maria E Tatham, 8 years; Lillias [transcr as Silas] Tatham, 6 years; Edmund Tatham, 3 years; George Tatham, 2 years. [Edmund Tatham senior not transcribed]. [Natal Immigration Board, Passenger lists 1850, transcr GSSA]
    • Passenger Arrivals: Edmund Tatham, Builder, + wife Letitia + children Marie E, Edmund, Lillias & George F; per "Sovereign" dep London/Plymouth 24 Nov 1849; arr Port Natal, Durban 24 Mar 1850. [Natal Witness]
    Death 21 Feb 1874  Howick Falls, Howick, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Cause: Drowning  [2, 4
    • In Umgeni River
    • In 1873 per TFSA
    Burial   St Luke, Howick, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 4, 5
    Edmund Roth Tatham (1846-1874)
    Edmund Roth Tatham (1846-1874)
    Gravestone, St Luke's Cemetery, Howick
    • unmarried [Curtis]
    Person ID I1232  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2020 

    Father Edmund Tatham,   b. 01 May 1822, Alpha Rd, Regents Park Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1880, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Letitia Maria Roth,   b. abt Mar 1816, King St, St James, Westminster Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1900, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Marriage 30 Dec 1841  St Mark, Whitechapel Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 6, 7
    • Marriage solemnized at the District Church of St Mark's in the Parish of Whitechapel in the County of Middlesex.
      Page 5. No. 9. 1841. Dec 30th.
      Edmund Tatham, of full age, Bachelor, Clerk in Excise. Residence: Royal Mint. Father: Charles Heathcote Tatham, Gentleman.
      Letitia Maria Roth, of full age, Spinster. Father: Gaspard Roth, Gentleman.
      Married in the District Church of St Mark's, according to the Rites and Ceremonies of the Church of England, by Licence, by me, N Jones, Minister.
      This Marriage was solemnized between us, Edmd. Tatham, Letitia Maria Roth,
      in the presence of us, Richd. Moleson, Mary Ann Pearson.
    Edmund Tatham & Letitia Roth
    Edmund Tatham & Letitia Roth
    Marriage 30 Dec 1841
    • Possible connections
      * Edmund Tatham's father, Charles Heathcote Tatham, was commissioned to design and build the family mausoleum, for the Marquess of Stafford, later Duke of Sutherland. He was a friend of Marquess's wife Elizabeth, and along with his commission he constructed several buildings at the nearby Trentham Hall, including the orangery, entrance lodges and bridges. He remained friendly with the family for many years, and thanks to their influence was rescued from his financial difficulties in 1837 and appointed warden of Holy Trinity Hospital, Greenwich.
      * Letitia Roth's father, Gaspard Roth, is recorded in 1810 as residing at Trentham Hall, working as a servant to Earl Gower, George Granville Sutherland-Leveson-Gower, the eldest son and heir to the Marquess of Stafford. Between 1806 and 1808, Earl Gower had travelled in Prussia and Russia, and during the campaign against Napoleon he spent time at the Prussians' general headquarters. Gaspard Roth may be the Gaspar Roth who was granted a pension in 1811 for his 10 years service in the British army, with the King's German Legion and/or De Watteville's Regiment; so it is possible that a connection started during those years. In 1816 Gaspard was working in Westminster as a valet, living in King Street, St James, and in the 1820s in Stafford Place nearby. Whether the connection continued during those years is not known.
    Family ID F0256  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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

    2. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa.

    3. [S63] Gill Tatham.

    4. [S07] Other Sources, South African Genealogical Society.
      Data on gravestones

    5. [S61] Jim Duggan.

    6. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Whitechapel, 4Q1841.

    7. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mark, Whitechapel, 30 Dec 1841.