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Thomas TAPNER

Thomas TAPNER

Male Abt 1786 - 1816  (~ 30 years)    Has 20 ancestors but no descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Thomas TAPNER 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Abt 1786 
    Baptised 11 Jun 1786  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 Male 
    Buried 19 May 1816  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  [1
    Person ID I2048  All
    Last Modified 28 Oct 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 Archdeaconry of Chichester 
    8 Sep 1778 
    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  [2
    • 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

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  • Sources 
    1. [S104] Sussex Family History Group Data Archive, Sussex Family History Group, ((http://sfhg.frontis.co/bin/index.php  )), accessed 28 Oct 2013), Burial of Thomas TAPNER. (Reliability: 3).
      Shows that Thomas was aged 30, abode Halnaker

    2. [S186] Sussex Marriage Index (up to 1837), Sussex Family History Group, ((2008)), Marriage of Joseph TAPNER to Mary HOLKHAM. (Reliability: 3).