Henry Bateman
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Henry Bateman (bef. 1800)

Henry Bateman
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Henry BATEMAN. [1]

According to the death certificate of Elizabeth Bateman Kennedy Murphy in 1875, her parents were named as Henry Bateman and Maria Alphonso.[2][3]

The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.

Family Stories

According to family legend Henry Bateman may have been an English or Irish sea captain and also possibly an 'honourable'. It was often said that he took up with a governess on the estate (believed to be Spanish Mary Alphoso), who may have been a childs nurse. The expression used was 'he whisked her off'! [4]

Their daughter Elizabeth was born in Limerick, this may suggest a connection to Ireland and/or Spain. Her birthdate is uncertain possibly between 1805-1821, but more likely around 1820.

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Research Notes

Possibilities for Henry

  • Another Henry Bateman married a Maria Atkins in London in 1808. An unmerged match has been added until this can be confirmed or disproven.
  • There is a family of Batemans from Limerick/Kerry in Ireland, including Henrys and Johns, all noted as 'generous', ie. gentleman. Currently researching this as a possibility for the family. This family is connected to Rowland Bateman.[5]
  • Henry Bateman b 1801 of Trinity College, Cambridge, MA. LIneage goes back to Thomas Bateman of Hartington, Derbyshire, and extends to William Bateman of South Winfield, Derbyshire.

Henry's now excluded

  • Henry Bateman, Esquire, born c1816 son of John Bateman Esquire of Ballyliken (probably Ballyleakin), Kings County, Ireland. This Henry died in Pilzno, Galicia in 1838. He has now been excluded as a possibility as it is believed he was unmarried at the time of his death. However if the story of 'whisking' Mary off the estate is true, perhaps they never married? Having said that, if his birthdate of 1816 is correct then he is probably too your to have been Elizabeths father.
  • There is a Reverend Henry Bateman living in Limerick at the same approximate time. Married Matilda Cooke in 1811 and died 1821. He was the son of John Bateman of Alta Villa, co. Limerick, and Grace Brooke.

Surname of Bateman

Variations of the name Bateman include Bateman, Batman, Bademan, Badman, Pateman, Padman, Pademan and many more. First found in the county of Derbyshire in the midlands of England where it held a family seat for many centuries before the Norman Conquest of 1066 A.D.
The history of the name Bateman dates back to the ancient Anglo-Saxon culture of Britain. It is derived from a member of the family who worked as a boatman. The surname Bateman is derived from the Anglo-Saxon word bat, which means a boat. In some cases, the name is also derived from the Old English word bate, which means one who contends, but this word is most often found as the root of the name Bater. Until quite recently, the English language has lacked a definite system of spelling rules. Consequently, Anglo-Saxon surnames are characterized by a multitude of spelling variations. Changes in Anglo-Saxon names were influenced by the evolution of the English language, as it incorporated elements of French, Latin, and other languages. Although Medieval scribes and church officials recorded names as they sounded, so it is common to find one person referred to by several different spellings of his surname, even the most literate people varied the spelling of their own names.
This English name (meaning servant of Batholomew) has been a fairly numerous name in County Cork since the 17th century. It appears in the Irish records as early as 1292. SIF14 [6]
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  1. Veronica Williams created WikiTree profile Bateman-670 through the import of MURPHY_2013-08-13_2013-08-25.ged on Aug 24, 2013.
  2. BDM - Certificates, MURPHY Elizabeth - Death Certificate Shoalhaven district, NSW, Australia: 9689/713.
  3. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985 (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Record of Elizabeth Murphy.
  4. Research conversations, M. B. Roberts and J. Coates - Recollections from conversations with their mother Mona, 2007.
  5. Alumni Dublines - 1924 Edition, Find my past, accessed 13 Mar 2015
  6. Surnames of Ireland - EdwardMacLysart; Irish Academic Press, 1978, accessed 2007

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