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Allen Harding Tatham

Male 1853 - 1913  (60 years)



  • Name Allen Harding Tatham  [1, 2, 3
    Known as "Hardy" 
    Birth 27 Jul 1853  Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    Emigration   New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • later returned to South Africa
    Occupation 1884  Land Surveyor  [1, 2
    • Newcastle & Dundee
    Residence 1884  Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Marriage 19 Mar 1884  Stanmore, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location
    Alice Maude Mary White,   b. abt 1863, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft 1905, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation Jul 1893  Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Government Land Surveyor  [4
    Military Service 1899 - 1901  Anglo-Boer War  [2, 3
    Death 16 Oct 1913  Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [3, 5
    • d. 1916 per Curtis
    Notes 
    • Allen Harding Tatham, a Land Surveyor, mainly lived in Newcastle and Dundee. He married Alice Maud White and they had one son and three [sic] daughters. He also served in the Boer War. [TFSA]
    • Allen Harding Tatham was born in 1853 in Natal. He was the third son of Edmund Tatham He was presumably named after Chief Justice Walter Harding, with whom Edmund Tatham was associated. Allen Harding went to New Zealand for a period. He was a Land Surveyor in Newcastle and Dundee. In Newcastle there is an Allen Street, Harding Street, and a Tatham Street! He served in the Anglo-Boer War. He married Alice White, and they had a family of one son and three daughters. He died in 1916. [TFSA]
    Person ID I1233  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Descendant - male line
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2014 

    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   [3, 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
    Notes 
    • 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

    Family Alice Maude Mary White,   b. abt 1863, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. aft 1905, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Marriage 19 Mar 1884  Stanmore, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 5
    • married in Pietermaritzburg per some sources
    Allen Harding Tatham & Alice Maud Mary White
    Allen Harding Tatham & Alice Maud Mary White
    Marriage register
    Divorced 1905    [8
    • not confirmed
    Notes 
    • Children baptisms not found in Newcastle or Ladysmith registers after Letitia 01 Jul 1893
    Children 
    +1. Harding Edmund Tatham,   b. 29 Dec 1884, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jan 1940, Nigel, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     2. Letitia Tatham,   b. 01 Jul 1893, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Jul 1893, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Ivy Maud Tatham,   b. 1894, Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1942, Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +4. Louisa Anne Tatham,   b. 1896, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Leila Alice Tatham,   b. 29 May 1900, South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1971, Dundee, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Natalie Constance Tatham,   b. 1905, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 25 Sep 2014 
    Family ID F0205  Family Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, Holy Trinity, Newcastle, 19 Mar 1884.

    2. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa.

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

    4. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, All Saints, Ladysmith, 04 Jul 1893.
      dau Letitia

    5. [S63] Gill Tatham.

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

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

    8. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Gage family tree.
      accessed on ancestry.com 27 Mar 2009