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From: "Leanne Starkey" <>
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB]Emma TARR & John RICHARDSON
Date: Tue, 18 Apr 2006 16:25:54 +0200
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Hi Marielle,

> My husband's ancestor was Emma TARR, descending from Thomas Henry TARR &
> Ann RADFORD

The Tarrs of Rokewood offers up the following on Emma TARR and John
RICHARDSON:

[extract from page 112]
"B6 Emma and John RICHARDSON
Now the story of the TARRs crosses with another well known Settler family ,
the RICHARDSONs. At the age of 21, Emma and John, then 28, married at
Clumber in 1843. John's parents had led a part to the Cape and had settled
nearKaffir Drift at Green Fountains. They later moved to Thorn Hill, near
Shaw Park.

John was apprenticed to a wagon maker at Grahamstown before he took up
farming and, in 1842, he was working at Thorn Hill. At the time of his
marriage, he was a blacksmith and he also made two iron gates for Clumber
churchyard. These gates are still there today and were the entrance gates
to the burial ground from the Nottingham Party marketplace. Of particular
interest is that he incorporated his intials "JR" into the design of the
gates.

Drama was to befall the couple in their first year of marriage, while John
was hunting a leopard on his farm. The leopard attacked him and bit through
his arm. Fortunately he was recsued by "Mr PIRIE", who killed the animal
with his knife. We cannot ascertain whether this Mr PIRIE was his
brother-in-law, but it appears likely.

Being located so close to the border, Thorn Hill had its share of losses
during the frontier wars. His father had been exempted from service in the
1835 wars due to his defective sight. His house was burned, two hundred
cattle and forage stolen and one of his daughters had died from the effects
of exposure. His losses were calculated to be [Pounds]396-9-9d and a list
of the contents are detailed on six pages. The 1845/6 hostilities resulted
in more stock thefts and John's house and stacks were burned in 1846. 224
cattle were taken and, during this period, his family appeared to be
sheltering at Cuylerville.

In 1852 he volunteered for Commando work while at Timm's Camp. In about
1856 he bought the mill at Trappes Valley from William WRIGHT, where he
lived all his life.

John and Emma had seven children, but Emma sadly died shortly after the
seventh child was born. John subsequently married Sarah Ann GRIFFITHS and
had another eight children."
[/extract]

Children of Emma and John are detailed as :
[taken from pedigree chart Chapter 8]
C1 James RICHARDSON (3.1.1844 or 5.1.1844 - 20.9.1930) m. Martha Isabella
STAPLES
C2 Thomas RICHARDON (23.7.1845 - 30.12.1916) m. 14.3.1877 Rosina Ann STAPLES
(sister of Martha Isabella)
C3 John RICHARDSON (9.8.1848) m. Janie RICH
C4 William RICHARDSON (7.10.1850)d. young
C5 Cordelia Emma RICHARDSON (1.12.1854 or 11.2.1854) m. Jonathan PIKE
C6 Lydia Ann RICHARDSON (8.9.1856) m. Edward HULLEY
C7 Emma RICHARDSON (27.12.1858 - 26.6.1928) m.15.7.1936 James THOMAS


best wishes
Leanne


----- Original Message -----
From: "Marielle Ford" <>
To: <>
Sent: Tuesday, April 18, 2006 2:28 PM
Subject: Re: [ZA-IB]Childrn of Samuel TARR & Martha PURDON


> Many thanks for these! I have recently started a sep. TARR tree as it was
> making my BRADFIELD tree too unwieldy. My husband's ancestor was Emma
> TARR,
> descending from Thomas Henry TARR & Ann RADFORD.
>
> Regards
> Marielle
>
>
> On 18/04/06, Leanne Starkey <> wrote:
>>
>> Hi Marielle,
>>
>> > I have dob for John Ambrose TARR as 1857 as per the IGI and it confirms
>> > his
>> > date of death. I have one brother for John - Thomas Henry Edgar 1858 -
>> > 1927.
>>
>> The Tarrs of Rokewood give the following children for Samuel TARR and
>> Martha
>> PURDON (siblings to John Charles Ambrose TARR you mention above)
>>
>> [extract from pedigree chart Chapter 11]
>> C1 Miles Taylor TARR b. 29.6.1852 m.1. Lydia Elizabeth LLOYD d. 21.5.1889
>> age 33 m.2 Maria DYASON
>> C2 Nehemiah George TARR b. 1854 d. 26.7.1941 (86yrs 10m) m. Martha Mary
>> JONES b. 1857 d. 31.10.1936
>> C3 John Charles Ambrose TARR d. 10.8.1939 at Peddie m. 13.9.1882 Lydia
>> Jane
>> FORRESTER b. 1.3.1854 d.28.1.1927 Peddie - baptised 16.4.1854
>> C4 Thomas Henry Edgar TARR b. 1858 d. 16.4.1927 at Wesley m. Sally JONES
>> (Sarah Ann) b. 1862 d. 29.3.1930
>> C5 Esther Ann SHAW b. 28.?.1860 d. 25.7.1892 m. William LLOYD
>> C6 Hamilton Purdon TARR b. 10.6.1882 d. 15.5.1937 at Wesley m. 25.11.1891
>> Florence Emma CUMMINGS b. 15.4.1873 d. 15.8.1926
>> [/extract]
>>
>> The following transcriptions add to/confirm the above :
>>
>> Microfilm# 1560854
>> Methodist Parish Records
>> Bathurst Christenings: 1915-1981 (mislabeled - S/B: 1844-1868)
>> Item 6
>> Transcribed by Ellen Stanton
>> Entry #187
>> Child: Miles Taylor TARR
>> Parents: Samuel and Martha
>> Born: 6/29/1852
>> Baptized: 11/7/1852
>>
>> Microfilm# 1560911
>> Methodist Parish Records
>> Somerset East Christenings: 1842-1866
>> Item 24
>> Transcribed by Ellen Stanton
>> Entry #320
>> Child: Nehemiah George TARR
>> Parents: Samuel and Martha
>> Born: 9/19/1854
>> Baptized: 11/1/1854
>> Entry #411
>> Child: John Charles TARR
>> Parents: Samuel and Martha
>> Born: 7/14/1857
>> Baptized: 9/6/1857
>> Entry #412
>> Child: Thomas Henry Edgar TARR
>> Parents: Samuel and Martha
>> Born: 7/14/1857
>> Baptized: 9/6/1857
>> [It seems John & Thomas were twins]
>>
>> Item 2 Microfilm# 1560861 Wesleyan Methodist - Peddie
>> Transcribed by Nolene Lossau
>> 1156 TARR Esther Ann Shaw
>> Samuel and Martha of "their own farm on the Grisha? River
>> 1860/??/28
>> 1860/09/30
>> 1368 TARR Hamilton Purdon
>> Samuel and Martha of near the mouth of the Gusha River
>> 1862/02/18
>> 1862/09/21
>>
>> Best wishes
>> Leannc
>>
>
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