Elizabeth TAPNER

Female Abt 1780 - 1855  (~ 75 years)    Has 20 ancestors and 6 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Elizabeth TAPNER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1780 
    Baptised 20 Jul 1780  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 
    Gender Female 
    Buried 1 Oct 1855  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 
    • From SFHG db
      BAYLEY, Elizabeth, aged 75, abode Halnaker
    Person ID I2046  Teresa's tree | descendants of Charles Court and Frances Tapner
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2013 

    Father 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) 
    Mother 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  [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 
    Family ID F1575    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 James HACOM,   c. 19 Apr 1779, 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,   d. Between 1821 and 1822  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 9 Aug 1812  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 
    • From SFHG Marr Index
      HOLCOMBE, James to TAPNER, Elizabeth; marr by banns; 
      Tony Holkham's index shows witnesses as Hannah Holcombe and R Broadbridge
    Children 3 children 
    Last Modified 29 Sep 2013 
    Family ID F4898    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph BAYLEY,   b. Abt 1787, Oving, 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. Oct 1869, The Union Workhouse, 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  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Married 1822  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 
    • Date - Jan(uary) or Jun(e) - SFHG db has 8 Jan, Tony Holkham's index has 8 June.
      Elizabeth HOLKHAM, a widow, made her mark; Joseph BAYLEY,
      witnesses George Tapner and George Ure.

      Who was Elizabeth?


      In 1812 an Elizabeth Tapner marr James Holcomb in Boxgrove; had children baptised in 1814 (Mary) and 1821 (Harriet) but none after.
      In 1811 there was a marriage in Chichester between a Charles Holkham (sawyer of Halnaker) and Elizabeth Taylor of Boxgrove. It was probably this couple who had children bapt in Boxgrove - Elizabeth in 1812, Harriet in 1817, Charles in 1820. Prob also theirs was Geo bapt 1815 in Westbourne.

      The above 2 Elizabeths seem the most likely candidates to be the one who married Joseph Bayley. Haven't found burial of a James or Charles Holkham at the right time but I believe it was Elizabeth nee Tapner, widow of James, who married Joseph for the following reasons:

      • 1851 census shows a 'dau' Caroline, aged 33, with Joseph and Elizabeth. Bapt of Caroline not found, but she was with Mary Tapner at the time of the 1841 census, who I believe was the mother of the Elizabeth Tapner who married James. It seems more likely that Mary would have a granddaughter living with her than a more distant relation.

      • Age of the Elizabeth who married Joseph is shown in the 1851 census as 71, consistent with the age of Elizabeth Tapner, dau of Mary

      • The marriage of Elizabeth H and Joseph Bayley was witnessed by a George Tapner. Elizabeth Tapner had both a brother and an uncle called George.
    Last Modified 15 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F4899    |  Family Chart

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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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