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Walter Tatlow (1860-1946) of Harris and Tatlow, Harris Cycle Co and Walter Tatlow Ltd

1860 Q2. Born at Coventry

1874 Listed as 'Tatlow Walter, watch case engraver, 68 Spon end'.[1]

1881 Living at Norfolk Street, Coventry: Alfred Tatlow (age 48 born Coventry), a Watch Finisher. With his wife Sarah Tatlow (age 46 born Coventry) and their children Henry Tatlow (age 22 born Coventry), a Watch Finisher; Walter Tatlow (age 20 born Coventry), a Watch Finisher; Alfred Tatlow (age 19 born Coventry), a Watch Finisher; Lydia Tatlow (age 16 born Coventry), a Silk Warehousewoman; Sarah Tatlow (age 14 born Coventry), a Silk Warehousewoman; Edward Tatlow (age 12 born Coventry); Edith Tatlow (age 10 born Coventry); Annie Tatlow (age 7 born Coventry); and Oliver S. Tatlow (age 5 born Coventry).[2]

1883 A watch maker, living in Norfolk St, Coventry, Walter Tatlow married Annie Elizabeth Wale[3]

1888 Listed as 'Tatlow Walter, insurance agent, 68 Spon end'.[4]

1891 Living at 5 Sovereign Terrace, Coventry: Alfred Tatlow (age 58 born Coventry), a Watchmaker working on own account. With his wife Sarah Tatlow (age 56 born Coventry) and their children Walter Tatlow (age 30 born Coventry), a Watchmaker, married; Lydia Tatlow (age 27 born Coventry), a Watchmaker, single; Sarah Tatlow (age 24 born Coventry), a Watchmaker; Edith Tatlow (age 18 born Coventry), a Watchmaker; Annie Tatlow (age 16 born Coventry), a Dressmaker; and Oliver Tatlow (age 14 born Coventry), a Watchmaker.[5]

1894 A watch maker, on the baptism of his daughter Edith in Coventry[6]

1895 Advertisement. Wine and Spirit Vaults, Spon street. Walter Tatlow, proprietor. (Corpl. W. Tatlow, A Company 2nd V.B.R.W.R.).[7]

1896 Listed as 'Tatlow Walter, wine and spirit merchant and beer retailer, 16 Spon street'.[8]

1897 Walter Tatlow of the 'Board Inn', Spon street applies for a 7-day licence instead of the current 6-day one. Declined.[9] [10]

1900 Listed as 'Tatlow Walter, cycle manufacture. See Harris and Tatlow' and also as 'wine and spirit merchant and beer retailer, 16 Spon street' and as 'Prudential insurance agent' at 24 Starley road.[11]

1901 Living at 10 Meriden Street, Coventry: Walter Tatlow (age 40 born Coventry), Cycle Manufacturer. Living with wife Annie E. (age 40 born Coventry) and children Annie G. (age 16 born Coventry), Alfred (age 11 born Scotland), Nellie (age 9 born Coventry) and Edith (age 6 born Coventry) [12]

1902 April. Walter Tatlow working for Rudge-Whitworth.[13]

1903 December. Walter Tatlow of the 2nd V.B. Royal Warwickshire Regiment.[14]

Later became a Sergeant in the Royal Warwickshire Regiment

1904 'Prudential agent' at 24 Starley road.[15]

1909 of 12 Milverton Cres., Leamington[16]

1909 February 3rd. Married Sarah Tegg, a school teacher, at Hammersmith. Walter Tatlow is a widower and has daughters including a Gertrude. Mr and Mrs Tatlow sailed for Naples that month[17]

1910 January: Walter Tatlow, age 49, of no occupation, arrived in Australia and returned to London the same month.

1910 July. Divorce case. Concerns Walter Tatlow of Northumberland Avenue, Leamington and his wife Sarah, who is residing with her parents in Reading. He is a 'rich man', drawing £2,000 per annum from the Harris Cycle Co and he also owns much property. In court he denied the income from Harris Cycles and claimed he did not own as much as £2,000 worth of shares in the company. Long details of a torrid case divorce case.[18] [19] [20] [21] [22]

1911 Living at 9 Northumberland Road, Leamington: Walter Tatlow (age 50 Born Coventry), a Retired Cycle Manufacturer. With his children Alfred Tatlow (age 21 born Alexandria, Dumbartonshire), a Motor Mechanic; and Edythe Tatlow (age 16 Born Coventry). Two servants.[23]

1912 Squabble with his sister over a property. '...known as "Shelbourne", Northumberland Rd., Leamington Spa [, Warws.]; secondly, that Walter Tatlow (in 1912 described as of Styvechale Ave., Coventry, gent.) actually paid for the purchase with his own money; and thirdly, that the Tatlows have squabbled over the property: therefore, firstly, the Tatlows will share the premises equally...'[24]

1912 Walter Tatlow, Shelbourne, Styvechale Av, Coventry. Walter Tatlow, 9 Northumberland Av, Leamington. Also Arthur Tatlow lived at Corunna, Styvechale Av, Coventry. [25]

1912 December 12th. Age 52; no occupation; sailed for Australia.[26]

1913 Walter Tatlow, age 57, single, arrived in Sydney[27]

1913 Formed Walter Tatlow Ltd

1915 Handed over management of Walter Tatlow Ltd to his brother in law Harry Harley

1916 Walter Tatlow, Shelbourne, Styvechale Av, Coventry[28]

1918 Death of his second daughter Nellie aged 26

1928 October 30th. Sails for Australia. Walter Tatlow, Grasmere Avenue, Green Lane, Coventry. Aged 68.[29]

1929 May. Arrived back from Australia. Walter Tatlow, 24 Grasmere Avenue, Coventry. Aged 69. A retired Farmer. [30]

1932 October 7th. Sails for Australia. Walter Tatlow, 14 Avondale Road, Coventry. Aged 72.[31]

1936 October 16th. Sails for Australia. Walter Tatlow, 14 Avondale Road, Coventry. Aged 76.[32]

1945 December 26th. Death

1946 August 26th. Will. 'Tatlow, Walter of 10 Coombe street, Coventry died 26 December 1945 at 73 Guphill Avenue, Coventry. Probate Birmingham 26 August to Barclays Bank Limited. Effects £10,225 5s.'[33]

Other people of similar name:

1902 September. Walter Tatlow stealing three cycles in Worcester.[34]

1904 Walter Tatlow sailed to Sydney[35]

1905 December: Walter Tatlow (born Darlington), surgeon, and Edith Tatlow, his wife, arrived in Australia (Melbourne)[36]

See Also


Sources of Information

  1. 1874 White's Directory of Warwickshire
  2. 1881 Census
  3. Marriage register
  4. 1888 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  5. 1891 Census
  6. Baptism records
  7. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Tuesday 07 May 1895
  8. 1896 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  9. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Wednesday 25 August 1897
  10. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Thursday 23 September 1897
  11. 1900 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  12. 1901 Census
  13. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Saturday 12 April 1902
  14. Coventry Evening Telegraph - Monday 28 December 1903
  15. 1904 Kelly's Directory of Warwickshire
  16. 1909 Spennell's Directory of Leamington
  17. UK Outward Passengers
  18. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 01 July 1910
  19. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 04 November 1910
  20. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 09 December 1910
  21. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 17 February 1911
  22. Leamington Spa Courier - Friday 24 March 1911
  23. 1911 Census
  24. Coventry archives. Agreement PA/101/30 21st Mar, 1912
  25. 1912 Kelly's Directory
  26. UK Outward Passenger Lists
  27. Western Australia Crew and Passenger list
  28. 1916 Kelly's Directory
  29. UK Outward Passenger Lists
  30. UK Incoming Passenger Lists
  31. UK Outward Passenger Lists
  32. UK Outward Passenger Lists
  33. National Probate Calendar
  34. Worcestershire Chronicle - Saturday 27 September 1902
  35. Freemantle passenger lists
  36. 1905 Unassisted immigrants