Mary HACOM

Female Abt 1758 - 1842  (~ 84 years)    Has 4 ancestors and 176 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Mary HACOM 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 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 
    • Assumed from baptism and date also from age in death registration
    Baptised 3 Dec 1758  St. Peter’s Church, 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 
    • From SFHG db
      Mary Hacom, son of James and Mary
    Gender Female 
    Residence 1841  The Almshouses, 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 
    • Not stated to be the almshouses in the census, but a series of homes with mostly single elderly women occupying them strongly suggests this.
      Mary was not alone, but had her granddaughter Caroline Hacom with her.
    Died 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 
    • Mary was still alive at the time of the 1841 census, but I have not found her in 1851 so she probably died between the two.

      A 'Mary Ann Tapner' was bur in Boxgrove in 1847, age shown as 80
      Was that this Mary?
      The 1841 census includes a Mary Tapner living in Aldingbouirne (just about 2 miles from Boxgrove) whose age was a better match and who I can't find in the 1851 census.
      Other deaths of "Mary Tapners" in Westhampnett RD were registered  in 1842 and 1843.
      The 1843 registration would seem to be that of a Mary Tapner buried in Westhampnett on 29th Dec 1843. Her age was given as 69 in the burial register. Since this Mary would have been about 85 by then it would not seem to be her.
      I think the 1842 death was most likely to have been this Mary and this is the one for which I have bought the certificate and whose details are shown.
      (GRO ref for the 1842 dth: q2 1842 TAPNER, Mary; Westhampnett RD 7 350)

      The age is not a perfect match but close enough for an era when people weren't always sure of their age, especially later in life. (She was recorded as 87, should probably have been 83, possibly 84).
      I thought at first the informant, Mary HOLCOMBE, who was present at the death, was her granddaughter of that name - till I realised she had died in 1822. I think it was probably her niece, daughter of her brother John. She appears not to have married and was buried in Boxgrove in 1850 aged 70.
    Death certificate for Mary Tapner nee Hacom
    Death certificate for Mary Tapner nee Hacom
    Notes 
    • A Mary Tapner age 85 in Boxgrove St., in 1841 census guess prob this Mary - a Caroline Holkum (is this same name as Hacom?) in the same house - age 20.
      nb/ these entries appear at end of a string of entries of old ladies living alone - I guess these were in Almshouses?
      I did think that Caroline was likely to be a great niece or similar, but now believe that Caroline was Mary's granddaughter; see Caroline's entry for more details.
    • (Research):[ on Tony Holkham's PDF:
      1767~ Hacom/Holkham Mary moved to Boxgrove from? [SRS32] p307*78
      - this Mary or her mother? ]
    Person ID I2041  Teresa's tree | Teresa's direct ancestor, descendants of Charles Court and Frances Tapner
    Last Modified 7 Mar 2018 

    Father James HACOM,   b. Abt 1727, Portslade, 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. 1812, 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 ~ 85 years) 
    Mother Mary INKPEN,   b. Abt 1722,   d. 1787, 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 ~ 65 years) 
    Married 1 May 1749  St. Andrew’s Church, West Tarring, 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 
    Children 6 children 
    Family ID F4700    |  Family Chart

    Family Joseph TAPNER,   b. 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,   d. 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  (Age ~ 54 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  [1
    • 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 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 Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBaptised - 3 Dec 1758 - St. Peter’s Church, 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 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 MapsResidence - 1841 - The Almshouses, 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. [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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