Thomazina Symonds1

F, #15929
     Thomazina Symonds was the daughter of Robert Symonds de Swynfeilde.1 Thomazina Symonds married Henry Stokes of Ewell.

Child of Thomazina Symonds and Henry Stokes of Ewell

Citations

  1. [S227] John Philipot, The Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 29.

Rev. William Symonds1

M, #19048, b. 30 March 1858, d. 1 July 1918
     Rev. William Symonds was born on 30 March 1858 in Devon.1,2 He was the son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Prestwood Mary Wolrige.1 Rev. William Symonds was baptised on 13 May 1858 at St. Marychurch, Torbay, Devon.3 He was educated at Eton.1 He graduated in 1881 from Magdalen College B.A., M.A. 1884. He was Rector of Newtown, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.1 He died on 1 July 1918 in Bury St. Edmunds at the age of 60.1,4

Citations

  1. [S452] John Murray, The Magdalen College Record, p. 215.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Devon. St Mary.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Devon Baptism Registers 1538-1915.
  4. [S120] Free BMD.

William Cornwallis Symonds1

M, #17951, b. 30 July 1855, d. 6 September 1892
     William Cornwallis Symonds was born on 30 July 1855 in Onehunga, New Zealand.1,2 He was the son of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.1 William Cornwallis Symonds died on 6 September 1892 in Onehunga at the age of 37 unmarried.2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://nzgenealogy.rootschat.net/birthsauck.html
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.

Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds1

M, #13287, b. 1 August 1810, d. 23 November 1841
     Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds was born on 1 August 1810.2 He was the son of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe.1 Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds was baptised on 11 September 1810 at Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire.3 He. Capt Symonds was an officer of the 96th Regiment of Foot of the British Army. He came to New Zealand in the early 1830s as agent of the Waitemata and Manukau Land Company and was instrumental in the founding of Auckland and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. He was one of Governor William Hobson's closest and most effective officials and was one of the first six Police Magistrates in New Zealand. He was Chief Magistrate of Auckland and Deputy Surveyor of New Zealand.4 He died on 23 November 1841 in Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. At the age of 31.

On an errand of mercy to help Mrs Hamlin, the wife of the Missionary living at Orua Bay who had become ill, Captain William Cornwallis Symonds was drowned. Captain Symonds obtained medical supplies and proceeded to Orua Bay in one of the ships boats. A sudden squall blew up which upset the boat and only one of the five men in her, a Maori oarsman, survived. Of the Company, Captain Symonds, James Adams and Mr McAlpine were drowned. He probably was the first European to drown in the Manukau Harbour.

The United Service Magazine reports: We deeply grieve to record the premature and melancholy fate which, since the above was transmitted, has befallen the highly promising officer in whose company Capt. Best made the journey described in this narrative. Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds, of the 96th Regt., eldest son of the present Surveyor of the Navy, to whom our naval architecture is so deeply and practically indebted, after studying, with marked distinction, at the Senior Department of the Royal Military College, proceeded to New Zealand, his regiment being stationed in New South Wales, with the appointment of Deputy Surveyor-General, for which he was in every respect qualified. Of his assiduity and intelligence in the discharge of very active duties in a region gifted by nature, but as yet imperfectly known, we have recently had proofs in a journal kept by Capt. Symonds, with a perusal of which we were favoured ; and we have reason to know that his personal popularity was unbounded amongst the New Zealanders, whom his manly and humane character materially tended to conciliate and civilize. It is unnecessary to add that he was justly respected and beloved by the European residents. An act of noble solicitude for one of the latter occasioned his lamented death on the 23rd of November last. The wife of a missionary at the settlement being ill, and no medical aid at hand, Capt. Symonds, with characteristic feeling and energy, proceeded himself, at all risks, to a vessel at some distance, to procure the necessary assistance. The weather was rough, the sea ran high, and, on returning from the ship, the boat swamped. Poor Symonds—remarkable for his athletic and handsome person was an expert swimmer, and struck out manfully to gain the shore, some miles distant, with his companion, Mr. Adams, who, after a stout struggle, sank and rose no more. Symonds still persevered, and was long seen buffeting the waves with unsubdued vigour and presence of mind ; but when close to the shore he suddenly disappeared,a shark had pulled him down. The monster was taken, and a portion of the remains was found in its stomach. Thus miserably perished one of the finest young men in the British Service. Capt. Symonds had, not long before, purchased his company, and paid the difference to come on full pay: he has found an early grave in the public service, and in the immediate performance of an act of humanity at great personal hazard.

There are two Symonds Streets in Auckland - the Central City thoroughfare is named after William Cornwallis Symonds, whilst Symonds Street in Onehunga is named after John Jermyn.2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.decarteret.org.uk/database/ps02/ps02_450.htm
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=19sfqe7n1ua58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=William+Cornwallis+Symonds&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04a.

William Cunningham Symonds1

M, #1285, b. 12 February 1832, d. 8 March 1854
     William Cunningham Symonds was christened on 12 February 1832 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire, this record gives his name as William Comingham Symonds.2 He was the son of Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1 William Cunningham Symonds died on 8 March 1854 at the age of 22 killed in an accidental explosion whilst supervising the blasting of a root of a tree with gunpowder.
The London Gazette of 21 March mentions a promotion vice 1st. Lt. Symonds, deceased.1,3

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Gentleman's Magazine, 1854, p. 554.

Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS1

M, #1299, b. 24 September 1782, d. 30 March 1856
Sir William Symonds, 1850
     Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS. Surveyor of the Navy.2 He was born on 24 September 1782.3 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS went to sea on 27 September 1794. Promoted lieutenant, 14 October 1801 he gained no further promotion until December 1826 when appointed commander and his captaincy on 5 December 1827. He became a retired rear-admiral in 1854.2 He married firstly Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe, daughter of Matthew Luscombe, on 22 April 1808 at East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.4 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS married secondly Elizabeth Mary De Carteret, daughter of Rear Admiral Philip De Carteret and Mary Rachel Silvester, on 10 March 1818 at Southampton. The marriage of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Susan Mary Briggs was registered in the quarter ending December 1851 in the Williton, Somerset, Registration District.5 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS died on 30 March 1856 at the age of 73 on board the French steamer Nil whilst on his way from Malta to Marseilles, where he is buried.2

Children of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.26.
  2. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 45.
  4. [S239] Annual Register, 1808.
  5. [S120] Free BMD.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.decarteret.org.uk/database/ps02/ps02_450.htm
  7. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for Fawley, 1678-1876 Church of England. Parish Church of Fawley (Hampshire).

Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds1,2

F, #1286, b. 6 March 1836, d. 26 January 1909
     Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds was christened on 6 March 1836 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire.3 She was the daughter of Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds married Maj. Gen. Francis Edward Cox RE, son of Samuel Fortnom Cox and Mary Emily Sheffield, on 5 September 1861 in Hordle Church, Lymington, Hampshire, the marriage was conducted by the Rev. Clement H. Gosset, rector of Langton Herring, Dorset, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Campbell, vicar of Milford.4 Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds appears on the census of 1881 at 9 St. Johns Terrace, Radipole, Dorset, together with her children Rosamund, Felicia, Walter, St. John and a servant Ellen Flood.3 She appears on the census of 5 April 1891 at Melcombe Regis, Dorset, described as a lodger, living on her own means.5 She died on 26 January 1909 in Weymouth at the age of 72, her address at that time was 9 Royal Terrace, Weymouth.6

Children of Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds and Maj. Gen. Francis Edward Cox RE

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S50] British Census 1881.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 14 September 1861.
  5. [S94] 1891 British Census, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  7. [S95] Anne Hollis, Cox Family Tree, p. 11.

Norma Elizabeth Symons1

F, #22898, b. 25 August 1924, d. 15 June 2007
     Norma Elizabeth Symons was born on 25 August 1924 in Davyroyd, Saskatchewan.1 She married Robert Albert Sewall, son of Chadwick "Bud" Irving Sewall and Gladys Isabella Paul, in 1949.2,1 Norma Elizabeth Symons died on 15 June 2007 in Brooks, Lethbridge, Alberta, at the age of 82.1

Citations

  1. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 128803281."
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.agsbrooks.com/cemetaries/brooks-3/s/…

Henry Tadlowe1

M, #623, d. January 1631
     Henry Tadlowe was the son of Henry Tadlowe.2 Henry Tadlowe. Attorney of Coventry. He married firstly Lucy Sewall, daughter of William Sewall and Anne Wagstaffe. On 29 December 1627 Henry Tadlowe was living in Coventry, Warwickshire, there exists a note from Richard Bothe to John Gregorye, requesting him to bring the sum owing for his fee farm rents in Corley and Coventry to the house of Henry Tadlowe in Coventry by 18 January next where they will be collected.3 He made a will on 16 January 1631 and proved a month later.4 He died in January 1631.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S295] William Camden, The Visitation of Warwick in 1619, p. 271.
  3. [S140] Unknown compiler, "Shakespeare Birthplace Trust", Ancestral File, Gregory of Stivichall Estate Papers - Taxation Receipts DR10/1570.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858.

Henry Tadlowe1

M, #22774

Child of Henry Tadlowe

Citations

  1. [S295] William Camden, The Visitation of Warwick in 1619, p. 271.

Hannah Taft1

F, #5653, b. 1758, d. 1833
     Hannah Taft was born in 1758.1 She was the daughter of Robert Taft and Deborah Lovett.1 Hannah Taft married Simon Adams.1 Hannah Taft died in 1833.1

Child of Hannah Taft and Simon Adams

Citations

  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 36 p. 174.

Robert Taft1

M, #5658, b. 1724, d. 1787
     Robert Taft was born in 1724.1 He married Deborah Lovett.1 In 1776 responded to the alarm under Capt. Zenas Wheeler.1 Robert Taft died in 1787 in New Malboro, Massachusetts.1

Child of Robert Taft and Deborah Lovett

Citations

  1. [S46] Various contributors, Daughters of the American Revolution, Vol. 36 p. 174.

Mary Taggart1

F, #10363, b. 16 August 1865, d. 23 March 1949
     Mary Taggart was born on 16 August 1865 in Kansas, Illinois.2 She was the daughter of Rev. Samuel B. Taggart and Frances Rockwell.1 Mary Taggart married William Jesse Sewall, son of William Winter Sewall and Susan Eva Cox, on 6 September 1893 in Madison County, Illinois.1,3 Mary Taggart died on 23 March 1949 in McCune-Brooks Hospital, Carthage, Missouri, at the age of 832 and is buried in Park Cemetery, Carthage.4

Citations

  1. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Joplin Globe, Joplin, Missouri, Friday, March 25, 1949, Page 9.     
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763–1900.
  4. [S392] Website findagrave.com (http://www.findagrave.com/) "# 68653164."

Rev. Samuel B. Taggart1

M, #10364
     Rev. Samuel B. Taggart. Of Upper Alton, Illinois.1 He married Frances Rockwell.

Child of Rev. Samuel B. Taggart and Frances Rockwell

Citations

  1. [S112] Unknown author, Sewall. 1908.

Edward N. Tailer1

M, #8112

Child of Edward N. Tailer

Citations

  1. [S80] Arthur Meredyth Burke, Prominent Families, Livingston.

Mary Tailer1

F, #8111
     Mary Tailer was the daughter of Edward N. Tailer.1 Mary Tailer married Robert Reginald Livingston, son of Robert Edward Livingston and Susan Maria Clarkson de Peyster, on 15 April 1884.2

Citations

  1. [S80] Arthur Meredyth Burke, Prominent Families, Livingston.
  2. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, p. 2793.

Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême1

M, #9916
     Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême married Alice de Courteney, daughter of Peter de Courteney and Elizabeth de Courteney, in April 1186.1,2

Child of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême and Alice de Courteney

Citations

  1. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 68.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information.

Isabella Taillefer

F, #9915, b. 1188, d. 31 May 1246
     Isabella Taillefer was born in 1188 in Angoulême, France.1 She was the daughter of Aymer Taillefer, Count of Angoulême and Alice de Courteney.2 Isabella Taillefer married John Lackland, King John of England, son of King Henry II, called Curtmantle, King of England and Eleanor of Aquitane, on 24 August 1200 in Bordeaux Cathedral, Gascony.3 Isabella Taillefer died on 31 May 1246 in Fontevrault Abbey where she was buried.4

Child of Isabella Taillefer and John Lackland, King John of England

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  2. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 68.
  3. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 67.
  4. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 69.

Dorothy Marie Tait

F, #24149, d. before 1930?
     Dorothy Marie Tait married Howard Stoyell Sewall, son of Dr. George Melville Sewall and Minnie Adelaide Stoyell, on 12 May 1920 in Multnomah County, Oregon.1,2 Dorothy Marie Tait died before 1930?

Citations

  1. [S232] Ancestry.com, Oregon, Marriage Indexes, 1906-1924, 1946-2008.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Morning Oregonian, 14 May 1920.

Euphemia Tait1

F, #17390, b. circa 1833
     Euphemia Tait was born circa 1833 in Scotland.1 She was the daughter of James Tait and Euphemia Bell.1

Citations

  1. [S320] 1851 England Census, Northumberland, Branxton, District 2.

Euphemia Bell Tait1

F, #19421, b. March 1867, d. December 1868
     Euphemia Bell Tait's birth was registered in the quarter ending March 1867 in the Alnwick, Northumberland, registration district.1 She was the daughter of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 Euphemia's death was registered in the quarter ending December 1868 in the Alnwick, Northumberland, registration district.1

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.

Henry Makins Tait1

M, #21896, b. 29 July 1877
     Henry Makins Tait was born on 29 July 1877 in Shellacres.1,2 He was the son of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 Henry Makins Tait appeared in the 1891 census at the North Eastern County School, Barnard Castle, where he was a boarder.3 In December 1924 he is recorded as a civil engineer on his return from South Africa aboard the Walmer Castle.4

The on-line Dictionary of Scottish Architects citing the RIBA Archive at the Victoria & Albert Museum notes: "Henry Makins Tait was born on 29 July 1877 and was articled to James Stevenson & Son of Berwick-upon-Tweed from 1894 to 1898, during which period he studied at Berwick School of Art for the South Kensington exam. In 1899 he moved to Glasgow as draughtsman to James Thomson of Baird & Thomson, enabling him to study at the Glasgow and West of Scotland Technical College, probably as civil engineer as well as architect.

In 1901 Tait emigrated to Salisbury, Rhodesia where he served in the BSA Mounted Police. Between then and 1903 he spent some months working as a draughtsman in the Public Works Department in Salisbury. In the latter year he moved to Kimberley, South Africa to work in the office of the Borough Engineer, Thomas Callen, as a building inspector, draughtsman and chief assistant. Whilst in that office in 1910 and 1911 he took a correspondence course through Herbert Hodgson of Bradford to prepare himself for the RIBA final exam. He returned to Britain on sick leave in September 1911, applying for Licentiateship of the RIBA in the same month, and was admitted LRIBA on 8 January 1912, his proposers being Hodgson and James Ewing, a former colleague in Stevenson's office. His nomination papers state that he was hoping to take the final exam in the previous November; it has not yet been established whether he was successful, but he was due to set sail on his return voyage to South Africa on 18 January 1912."2

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php (November 2011).
  3. [S94] 1891 British Census, Teesdale. RG12 piece 4081 folio 109 page 0 i.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960.

James Tait1

M, #10134, b. circa 1796, d. 8 March 1864
     James Tait was born circa 1796 in Scotland.2 He married Euphemia Bell, daughter of William Bell and Markie Minto, on 20 June 1824 in Jedburgh, Roxburgshire.3,1 James Tait married secondly Mary Linton on 21 May 1833 in Melrose James is described as being of Drygrange in the record.4 James Tait appeared in the 1841 census at Kames E Mains, Berwickshire. James is listed as a farmer. Mary's mother Susan Linton is a member of the household.5 He appears in the 1851 census at Branxton, Northumberland. James is a farmer of 304 acres employing 12 labourers. He is described as a widower.6 He died on 8 March 1864 in Sturton Grange, Northumberland.7

Children of James Tait and Euphemia Bell

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers, 1639-1857 Church of Scotland. Parish Church of Jedburgh.
  2. [S318] Unknown author, 1841 Scotland Census, Eccles, Berwickshire.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Papers.
  4. [S470] Scotland, Old Parish Registers, 799/00 0050 0322.
  5. [S318] Unknown author, 1841 Scotland Census, 737/00 003/00 009.
  6. [S320] 1851 England Census, Northumberland, Branxton, District 2.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  8. [S89] Family Search, Melrose parish registers of baptisms, marriages, proclamations of marriages, session minutes, 1723-1741 and mortuary rolls, 1642-1820 Romanes, Charles S.

James Thomas Currie Tait1

M, #22005, b. 2 November 1868, d. 2 April 1870
     James Thomas Currie Tait was born on 2 November 1868 in Sturton-Grange, Northumberland.2 He was the son of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 James Thomas Currie Tait died on 2 April 1870 in Sturton-Grange, Warkworth, at the age of 1.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Alnwick Mercury - Saturday 9 April 1870.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Newcastle Courant, 6 November, 1868.

Jane Caverhill Tait

F, #17383, b. circa 1829
     Jane Caverhill Tait was born circa 1829 in Scotland.1 She was the daughter of James Tait and Euphemia Bell.2 Jane Caverhill Tait married George Dickman in November 1859 in the United Presbyterian Church, Warkworth, Northumberland.3

Citations

  1. [S320] 1851 England Census, Northumberland, Branxton, District 2.
  2. [S318] Unknown author, 1841 Scotland Census, Eccles, Berwickshire.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Morpeth Herald, 12 November 1859.

Jane Kirkwood Tait1,2

F, #21898, b. circa 1866
     Jane Kirkwood Tait was born circa 1866 in Warkworth, Northumberland.1 She was the daughter of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 Jane Kirkwood Tait married John P. Harle on 17 October 1901 in Fireburnmill, Coldstream.2

Citations

  1. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Berwickshire News and General Advertiser - Tuesday 22 October 1901.

Margaret Tait1

F, #17386, b. circa 1874
     Margaret Tait was born circa 1874 in Sturton-Grange, Northumberland.2 She was the daughter of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Northumberland, Twizell (Berwick).
  2. [S50] British Census 1881.

Marky Minto Tait1

F, #10163, b. 19 April 1825, d. March 1910
     Marky Minto Tait was born on 19 April 1825 in Roxburgshire.1 She was the daughter of James Tait and Euphemia Bell.1 Marky Minto Tait was christened on 30 May 1825 at Melrose, Roxburgshire.1 The marriage of Marky Minto Tait and Richard Stawart was registered in the quarter ending June 1857 in the Alnwick, Northumberland, registration district.2 Marky's death was registered in the quarter ending March 1910 in the Glendale, Northumberland, registration district.2

Children of Marky Minto Tait and Richard Stawart

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Melrose parish registers of baptisms, marriages, proclamations of marriages, session minutes, 1723-1741 and mortuary rolls, 1642-1820 Romanes, Charles S.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  4. [S94] 1891 British Census, Northumberland, Akeld, District 5.

Marky Minto Tait1

F, #17389, b. 7 November 1881
     Marky Minto Tait was born on 7 November 1881 in Shellacres, Norham, Northumberland.1,2 She was the daughter of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 Marky Minto Tait married Lieut. Robert Angus R.N.R., son of James Angus, on 16 October 1917 in All Saints', Tooting, London.3 Note:
Marky Minto Tait of Perth is listed in the first register of midwives in Western Australia. Supplement to the Government Gazette of Western Australia, 7 February 1913. The British Journal of Nursing , 12 January 1918 records the award of the Royal Red Cross Decoration, First Class to Miss Marky Minto Tait, A./Sister, Civil Hpl. Res. Glasgow Western Infirmary. In 1922 she applied, being a widow, for her name to be entered on the General Register for Nursing in Scotland.4,5

Child of Marky Minto Tait and Lieut. Robert Angus R.N.R.

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Northumberland, Twizell (Berwick).
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Berwickshire News and General Advertiser - Tuesday 15 November 1881.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Berwick Advertiser, 26 October 1917.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~westaust/… (July 2008).
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://rcnarchive.rcn.org.uk/data/VOLUME060-1918/… (July 2008).
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, UK, Outward Passenger Lists, 1890-1960 for M M Angus.

Richard Makins Tait

M, #17385, b. 25 July 1870, d. 13 April 1936
     Richard Makins Tait was born on 25 July 1870 in Sturton-Grange, Northumberland.1,2,3 He was the son of Walter Tait and Jane S. Makins.1 In 1901 "Mr R.M. Tait, late of East Newbiggen, son of Mr Walter Tait, late of Shellacres, has been appointed manager for Wooperton Farm. which Major A.E. Burdon is about to enter upon on his own account".4 Richard Makins Tait married Isobella Hogg Robertson, daughter of Adam Robertson, on 12 June 1912 in London Road U.F. Church, Edinburgh.5 Richard Makins Tait died on 13 April 1936 in Roxburgh Mains, Roxburghshire, at the age of 65.6 The funeral of Mr R. M. Tait, Roxburgh Mains, took place on Thursday to Norham Churchyard. The commital service was conducted by the Rev. J. K. Fairbairn, Trinity Church, Kelso, of which church Mr Tait was an elder, and was very largely attended by farmers and others from a wide district. The pall-bearers were Mr R. Makins Tait (son), Mr J. B. Robertson (brother-in-law), Mr W. Robertson (nephew), Mr Adam Robertson (father-in-law). Mr Adam Robertson (brother-in-law), Mr R. H. Dodds, Berwick (cousin). The farm at Roxburgh Mains, advertised to let as from Whitsuntide this year, has been vastly improved since the late Mr Tait became tenant in 1919, and is now considered one of the best farms in the district. Two years ago it was enlarged by the taking in from the neighbouring farm of Roxburgh Mill of fullv 100 acres.7

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census, Northumberland, Twizell (Berwick).
  2. [S569] 1911 British Census.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Newcastle Courant, July 29, 1870.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Berwickshire News and General Advertiser - Tuesday 10 December 1901.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Berwickshire News and General Advertiser, 18 June 1912.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Southern Reporter, 23 April 1936.