Joseph TAPNER

Male Abt 1751 - 1805  (~ 54 years)    Has 14 ancestors and 176 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Joseph TAPNER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1751  West Stoke, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (assumed from baptism)
    Baptised 9 Jun 1751  St. Andrew’s Church, West Stoke, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation 1778  Westhampnett, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Husbandman 
    • At the time of his marriage in 1778.
    Bequest Abt 1781  [2
    Will of William Harwood, husband of his aunt Mary (Shelly) 
    • So far I have only seen summary of the will, which shows "the Children of Henry Tapner late of Funington (Funington?) Sussex Bricklayer deceased". The will was written in 1758, proved in 1781, so William must have died between the two, probably shortly before the will was proved.
    Land tax 1798  Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Joseph was occupying land owned by Mary Lanoway, on which the Land Tax was 4 shillings and 11d.
    Died 1805  Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (assumed from burial)
    Buried 17 Jul 1805  St. Mary and St. Blaise Church, Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I2040  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor, descendants of Charles Court and Frances Tapner
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2018 

    Father Henry TAPNER,   b. Abt 1717, Aldingbourne, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, West Stoke, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Mother Grace SHELLEY,   b. Abt 1723, Thakeham, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1800, Chichester, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 22 Jan 1743/44  St. Mary’s Church, Pulborough, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 8 children 
    Family ID F1583    |  Family Chart

    Family Mary HACOM,   b. Abt 1758, Parham, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1842, The Parish of Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 84 years) 
    Marriage License 8 Sep 1778 
    Archdeaconry of Chichester 
    Married 10 Sep 1778  St. Peter’s Church, Westhampnett, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • source: SFHG Marr index
      Mary HOLKHAM to Joseph TAPNER

      A snag with this being the right marriage is the baptism of Rachel in 1772.  That there was a Joseph Tapner who married Mary Hacom in 1778 seems clear. So were there 2 Josephs, did this one marry twice or was there a mistake in the baptism register and Rachel was not the son of Joseph? (see Rachel's entry for more on this last possibility)

      Whatever the answer, it seems reasonable to suppose that the children bapt in Boxgrove 1778 - 1789 were the offspring of the Joseph and Mary who married in 1778. 

      The SFHG Marr Index has separate entries for the marriage licence (see below) and the marriage, 2 days later.
      It shows the marriage as taking place in Westhampnett.
      Tony Holkham's index, however, which also has entries for both the licence and the marriage shows the marriage as having been at Boxgrove! It has witnesses for the wedding - Richard Smith and William Rapson.

      source: SFHG Marriage Index:
      Place: Archdeaconry of Chichester Marriage Licence,  Date:  8 Sep 1778:
      Subject: Mary HACOM, spinster 19 with consent of father, James, of Boxgrove, husbandman
      Spouse: Joseph TAPNER, bach 26 husbandman of Westhampnett
      Extra Information: Sussex Record Society vol. 35
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 21 Oct 2013 
    Family ID F1575    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1751 - West Stoke, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 9 Jun 1751 - St. Andrew’s Church, West Stoke, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Husbandman - 1778 - Westhampnett, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Sep 1778 - St. Peter’s Church, Westhampnett, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - Charles TAPNER - Abt 1784 - Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild - George TAPNER - Abt 1789 - Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsLand tax - 1798 - Halnaker, Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1805 - Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 17 Jul 1805 - St. Mary and St. Blaise Church, Boxgrove, Sussex, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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    1. [S104] Sussex Family History Group Data Archive, Sussex Family History Group, ((http://sfhg.frontis.co/bin/index.php  )), accessed 30 Sep 2013), Baptism of Joseph TAPNER. (Reliability: 3).
      Shows Joseph Tapner, son of Henry and Grace
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    2. [S104] Sussex Family History Group Data Archive, Sussex Family History Group, ((http://sfhg.frontis.co/bin/index.php  )), accessed 30 Sep 2013), Will of William Harwood of Pulborough (Peope Index entry id 129974). (Reliability: 3).
      Transcribed abstract of will includes "the Children of Henry Tapner late of Funington (Funington?) Sussex Bricklayer deceased"
      (SFHG index entry - only viewable by members of the SFHG)
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    3. [S104] Sussex Family History Group Data Archive, Sussex Family History Group, ((http://sfhg.frontis.co/bin/index.php  )), accessed 30 Sep 2013), Burial of Joseph Tapner. (Reliability: 3).
      (no other information given)
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    4. [S188] Family Search - England Marriages, 1538–1973, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, ((http://new.familysearch.org  )), entry for Henry TAPNER and Grace SHELLY, person ID NKBS-YB9. (Reliability: 3).
      Gives year as 1743. Entry on FamilySearch website. Prob OS date as most FamilySearch entries are, and another FS entry for the same marriage gives year as 1744.
      Both entries give Grace's surname as Shelly despite that being her maiden name and her having been married to Philip Newman. Need to see PR to confirm details.
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    5. [S186] Sussex Marriage Index (up to 1837), Sussex Family History Group, ((2008)), Marriage of Joseph TAPNER to Mary HOLKHAM. (Reliability: 3).
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