Latham of Bradwell

Latham of Bradwall

John Latham (1761–1843)

John Latham (1787–1853)

John Latham (18 Mar 1787 – 30 Jan 1853), was a magistrate and poet who is buried in Sandbach. He is the son of John Latham (1761–1843).

Born at Oxford, March 18, 1787, Latham was the eldest son of the late John Latham, M.D., F.R.S., sometime President of the Royal College of Physicians, and, as a coheir of the Cheshire families of Mere and Arderne, derived maternally a recorded descent from most of the ancient houses of that palatinate. He was admitted to Brasenose College, Oxford, in 1803, and during his residence there he obtained the Chancellor's prize for his Latin poem on the subject of Trafalgar in 1806. The same honour was awarded in 1809 and 1812 to the several and successive prize poems of his two younger brothers, namely Dr. Latham, now of Grosvenor-street, and the Rev. Henry Latham, M.A. Vicar of Fittleworth, in Sussex, then resident members of the same college. The same three brothers, in 1844 joined in the presentation of a memorial window to the parish church of Sandbach, in remembrance of their departed parents.

In 1806 Mr. Latham was elected a Fellow of All Souls' College, Oxford, and afterwards proceeded B.C.L. 1810, D.C.L. 1815. He came into possession of his Cheshire estates on the demise of his father, April 20, 1843, and after this, to the close of his life, he continued resident at his paternal seat, discharging his duty as a county magistrate, and taking an active interest in the educational and charitable trusts of his neighbourhood.

Mr. Latham married, on the 24th May 1821, Elizabeth-Anne, eldest daughter of Sir Henry Dampier, one of the justices of the King's Bench. In 1839 he sustained the loss of his wife, and this was followed by the death of his eldest son, John Henry Latham, a youth of distinguished classical attainments and rare promise.

Three of his children survived him: George William, of Bradwall Hall, M.A. and barrister-at-law; Francis-Law; and Mary-Frances, wife of the Rev. Ambrose Jones, M.A. incumbent of Elworth, Cheshire. His remains were interred in the family burial place at his parish church of Sandbach, on 3 February 1853.

Peter Mere Latham (1789–1875)

Sarah Latham (1784 - 1860)

The daughter of John Latham (1761–1843), she married the historian George Ormerod in 1808. Their ten children include the entomologist Eleanor Anne Ormerod (1828–1901). She died 11 Apr 1860 at Sedbury Park in Gloucester.

Charles Latham MRCS LSA (1816-1907)

George William Latham (1827–1886)




External links

  • John Latham (1761–1843) Physician, at the National Portrait Gallery
  • John Latham (1761–1843) (Obituary), The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 174, June 1843

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