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Margaret Tatham (Cragge)

Death: 1642 (41-42)
Place of Burial: Thornton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Cragge de Crinabotham and Elizabetha Cragge
Wife of Robert Tatham of Biggecrofte, Yorkshire
Mother of Thomas Tatham; Margaret Tatham; Marmaduke Tatham and Elizabeth Wildman, Quaker Martyr
Sister of Thomas Cragge

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About Margaret Tatham

from Eric Tatham 2-16-2022

"History of the Township of Ireby by Colonel W H Chippendall (1935). This mentions Robert Tatham (Yeoman) of Biggcroft being married to Margaret Cragg. It suggests this is his second marriage and is the one that took place in 1615-16. It also says that Biggcroft was in Masongill (Maysingill) which is a small hamlet with several buildings. I'm not sure if Biggcroft is still there and has changed its name or whether it has long gone as all reference to it disappears by the next century.

The book identifies some of Robert's children.

From first marriage††:

Thomas Tatham (buried at Thornton 1633-34) Robert Tatham (buried at Thornton 1638) married Mary Bainbridge at Thornton

From second marriage:

William Tatham (bap. 1624, buried at Thornton 1703-4) married Frances Bannister of Masongill Hall)

It doesn't mention all the children but, given the connection to Biggcroft and their marriage date, Robert and Margaret seem likely candidates for the parents of Elizabeth (Bap:1617) and Marmaduke (Bap: 1619)."


  • †† but I think we already know that a Robert Tatham of Biggecroft was married to Jane Foxcrofte of Masengill.. (checking) Note: Masongill and Biggecrofte are the same settlement in Thornton-in-Lonsdale
  • looking around for other <Cragg> family, I notice that there is a Cragg Hill Road in Horton-in-Ribbledale. This may be a serendipitous find. There would be then a special Quaker linkage. Both of Margaret Cragg's children were Quakers persecuted by C of E authorities. Then there's her son-in-laws cousin: Matthew Wildman of Selside & Clapham .... also persecuted.

"3. Horton in Ribblesdale) There is a transcript with an index at the North Yorkshire Record Office in Northallerton. There are a large number of entries for Cragg of which the following were abstracted. Abbreviations for forenames have been used by the transcribers in many cases. A transcript by the Yorkshire Parish Register Society is now available from their website as a downloadable pdf file and my earlier data has been revised in accordance. This latter transcript also includes information from the bishops' transcripts." see:

Note: this register doesn't have Margaret Cragg wife of Robert Tatham of Biggecrofte

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Margaret Tatham's Timeline

May 7, 1600
Clapham parish, North Yorkshire
June 1617
Thornton-in-Lonsdale, Yorkshire, England
vicinity of Thornton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire, England
July 26, 1625
September 1628
Thornton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
June 25, 1642
Age 42
Church of England, Thornton-in-Lonsdale, North Yorkshire
Age 42

Margarett Tatham
Record Type Burial
Death Date
Burial Date
25 Jun 1642
Burial Place
Yorkshire, England
Home in 1865 Place Thornton in Lonsdale

paid 2 shillings for the burial

Yorkshire, England, Church of England Parish Records, 1538-1873 for Margarett Tatham
Thornton-in-Lonsdale, 1576-1812 page 140