Tanner

Seppings Connection – Ethel Emily Tanner’s daughter Ethel Margaret Purtell m. Edgar Shelley Seppings 1926 Melbourne, Vic

Generation 1

William North

m. Sarah Tanner

  • George Yeo Tanner b. 29 Feb 1793 Ashcott, Somerset
  • William Tanner b. 16 Jan 1795 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; chr. 2 Sep 1799 St Peter & St Paul Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; d. 21 Aug 1888 Lara, Vic, Australia
  • Elizabeth Tanner

Generation 2

William Tanner  b. 16 Jan 1795 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; chr. 2 Sep 1799 St Peter & St Paul Marlborough, Wiltshire, England; d. 21 Aug 1888 Cowies Creek, Lara, Vic, Australia; bur. 23 Aug 1888 Plot 824, Hern Hill, Geelong Western Cemetry. Died of Bronchitis and Debility.
Occupation: Agricultural Labourer
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong, Vic
Lived at: 50 acres on Cowies Creek, Bacchus March Road, 1872-88

m. Harriot Haines 11 Jul 1827
b. 1808, d. 19 Sep 1829

m. Ann Hayes Martin 2 Apr 1833 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England
b. 18 Mar 1814 Ascot, Somerset, England; d. 18 Aug 1888 Cowies Creek, Lara, Vic, Australia

  • Elizabeth Tanner b. 3 Mar 1834 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. Mar 1836
  • William Tanner b. 24 Apr 1836 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 9 Apr 1914 Geelong, Vic
  • Richard Tanner  b. 29 Jul 1838 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 1839 Compton-Dunden, Somerset
  • Elizabeth Tanner b. 29 Mar 1840 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. Sep 1896 Ballarat, Vic
  • Harriot Tanner b. 3 Jul 1842 Compton-Dunden, Somerset;d. 1842
  • Harriet Tanner b. 22 Feb 1844 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 1 Sep 1905 Geelong, Vic
  • Magdalen Tanner b. 29 May 1846 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 1 Dec 1846
  • Lazarus Tanner b. 3 Nov 1849 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 31 Jul 1909 Geelong
  • Stephen Tanner b. 27 Oct 1850 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 30 April 1939 Subiaco, WA; bur. Karrakatta, WA
  • Eleanor Harrison Tanner b. 14 Aug 1853 Compton-Dunden, Somerset; d. 1874 Geelong, Vic

Elizabeth Tanner

m. John Farnham

Generation 3

William Tanner’s offspring –

William Tanner b. 24 Apr 1836 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; d. 9 Apr 1914 Geelong, Vic, Australia
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong

m. Margaret Anderson 5 Mar 1857 Moorabool, Vic, Australia
d. 8 Aug 1926 in house of daughter, Balaclava, Melbourne

Elizabeth Tanner b. 29 Mar 1840 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; d. Sep 1896 Ballarat, Vic
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong

m. William Barker 14 Oct 1858 St Pauls Church, Geelong
b. 23 Nov 1834 Ely Haddenham, Cambridgeshire, England, d. 1875 Ballarat

  • Edith Barker b. 1860 Newtown, Geelong; d. 1907 Ballarat, Vic
  • Emma Barker b. 1862 Ballarat, Vic; d. 1919 Ballarat, Vic
  • George Barker b. 1864 Ballarat, Vic; d 14 Jun 1944 Ballarat, Vic
  • Mary Ann Barker b. 1867 Ballarat, Vic; 28 Aug 1929 Ballarat, Vic
  • Charles Barker b. 1869 Ballarat, Vic; 8 Jun 1951 St Kilda, Vic; bur. Cheltenham Pioneers Cemetery, Vic
  • Harriet Barker b. 1871 Ballarat, Vic; 16 Feb 1947 Ballarat, Vic
  • William Barker b. 1873 Ballarat, Vic; 4 Jun 1934 Ballarat, Vic
  • Simon Barker b. 1876 Ballarat, Vic; d. 1947 Ballarat, Vic; bur. with brother William Barker

m. David Warnock 1878 Ballarat, Vic
b. 1817 Scotland

Harriet Tanner b. 22 Feb 1844 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; d. 1 Sep 1905 Leigh, Geelong, Vic
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong

m. Charles James Carter

Lazarus Tanner b. 3 Nov 1849 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; d. 31 Jul 1909 Geelong, Vic
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong

m. Hannah Mary Howe 1869
b. 22 Nov 1850; d. 30 Mar 1917

Stephen Tanner b. 27 Oct 1850 Compton-Dunden, Somerset, England; d. 30 April 1939 Subiaco, WA; bur. Karrakatta, WA
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong
Occupation: Blacksmith 1878, Butcher 1889-94, Miner 1894, Farmer 1899
Lived at: Bacchus March Road (50 acres) Cowies Creek, Geelong 1 Aug 1872-88; Butchers Shop, Mercer Street Aug 18 1889-94
Moved family to Coolgardie Gold rush 1894 – many returned to Victoria after WW1.
Retirement: Albany, WA.
Talent:  Played button concertina; mimic

m. Emily Stowar 6 Mar 1872 St Pauls Church, Geelong
b. 1848, 1850 or 1852 Devon/Bristol; d. 25 Feb 1941 Albany Govt Hospital, Plantagenet, WA

  • Henry Herbert Tanner b. 1873 Batesford; d. 1924 Richmond, Melbourne
  • Edgar Tanner b. 14 Nov 1875 Lara, Vic; d. 25 May 1919 Casterton, Vic
  • Felix Ernest Tanner b. 1876 Lara, Vic; d. 1934 WA
  • Ethel Emily Tanner b. 27 Jul 1878 Castlemaine St., Footscray, Melbourne; d. 18 Aug 1943 in ‘Kalingra’ 541 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne
  • Leonard Paul Tanner b. 1880 Footscray, Melbourne; d. 16 Mar 1887 Cowies Creek, Geelong. Died after being accidentally hit by a brick which Stephen threw at a cat on the roof of their home.
  • Violet Amy Tanner b. 1883 Lara, Vic
  • Clarence Stephen Tanner b. 1885 Lara, Vic; d. 1961 Coburg, Vic
  • Virginia Tanner b. Jan 1888 Cowies Creek, Lara, Vic; d. 21 Mar 1889; bur. East Geelong Cemetery
  • Harry Victor Tanner b. 1889 Geelong, VIc
  • Lionel Lazarus Tanner b. 1891 Geelong, Vic; d. 3 Jun 1938 Perth WA

Eleanor Harrison Tanner b. 14 Aug 1853 Compton–Dunden, Somerset; d. 1874 Geelong, Vic
Left England: 16 May 1855 South Hampton on Maria Hay
Arrived in Australia: 17 Aug 1855 Corio Bay, Geelong

m. Charles Currie

Generation 4

Lazarus Tanner’s offspring –

Harold Wallace Peter Tanner b. 26 Dec 1892; d. 25 Jul 1957

m. Lillian Rodgers 21 Apr 1911
b. 14 Mar 1895; d. 12 Feb 1984

  • Francis Harold Lazarus Tanner b. 2 May 1912; d. 4 Feb 1992

Stephen Tanner’s offspring –

Henry Herbert Tanner b. 1873 Batesford, Vic; d. 1924

m. Mary Ann Beardsell 1894

  • Herbert Henry Tanner b. 1895
  • Ruby Rose Tanner

Edgar Tanner b. 14 Nov 1875 Lara, Vic; d. 25 May 1919 Casterton, Vic

Occupation: Labourer. Hotelkeeper – Owned first Barwon Heads Hotel

m. Emily Prosser
b. 1901 England (active Australian Women’s National League)

  • Sir Edgar Stephen Tanner b. 10 Aug 1904 Albany, WA; d. 21 Nov 1979 Nth Caulfield, Melbourne; bur. New Cheltenham cemetery, Melbourne
  • Archie Lionel Tanner b. 18 Apr 1908 Beverley, WA; d. 23 Aug 1975 Dandenong, Melbourne; bur. Springvale crematorium
  • Herbie Tanner
  • Virginia Tanner
  • Ted Tanner

Felix Ernest Tanner b. 1876 Lara, Vic; d. 1934 WA

m. Catherine Kennedy

  • Felix Ernest Tanner

Ethel Emily Tanner b. 27 Jul 1878 Castlemaine St., Footscray, Vic; d. 18 Aug 1943 in ‘Kalingra’ 541 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne; bur. 19 Aug 1943 Melbourne General Cemetery, Carlton
Occupation: Sec. Coburg Labour Party branch. Musician and artist, famous in Western Australia in the late 1800s as a leading soprano and organist.
Moved to: Melbourne 1920
Lived at: Paddington 1899; Coolgardie. Norseman, Kalgoorlie, WA 1906; Bargoyne Road, Albany, WA 1910. Middleton Road, Albany 1915. 47 Chatsworth Street, North Perth 1916. 28 Broome Street, North Perth, WA. 1919
Arrived in Victoria: 1920
Lived at: 173 Bell St Coburg 1920-24. 137 Bell Street, Coburg 1925-32. ‘St Joan’ 29 The Grove, Moreland, Coburg, Vic. 1932-42. ‘Kalingra’ 541 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne 1943

m. John Joseph Purtell 11 Oct 1899 Catholic Church, Kalgoorlie, WA
b. 23 Jan 1871 Ballarat, Vic, Australia; chr. 12 Feb 1871 Ballarat; d. 11 Nov 1947 in Repatriation General Hospital, Heidleberg; bur. Ballarat Cemetery

  • Thomas Frances (Gabriel) Purtell b, 2 Nov 1899 Broad Arrow, WA; d. 14 Jul 1956 Hobart, Tasmania
  • John Joseph Purtell b. 25 Oct 1901 Footscray, Melbourne; d. 1985
  • James Patrick Purtell b. 23 Oct 1903 or 1905 Albany, WA; d. 21 Jun 1973 Beaumaris, Melbourne
  • Ethel Margaret Purtell b. 20 Apr 1906 Albany, WA; d. 1 Apr 1969 Melbourne
  • Vincent Stephen Anthony Purtell b. 10 Mar 1910 Perth, WA; d. 7 Jan 1977 Kew
  • Paul Gabriel Joseph Purtell b. 8 Jan 1915 Plantagenet, WA; d. 2 Nov 1999 Melbourne
  • Mary Winifred Purtell b. 19 Apr 1918 Albany, WA; d. 4 Apr 2012 Brisbane, Qld
  • Joan Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 3 Jun 1989
  • Anne Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 23 Oct 1994 Melbourne; crem.

Violet (Girlie) Amy Tanner b. 1883 Lara, Vic; d. 5 Jun 1960 Northam, WA
Award: Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) for services on behalf of the East Africa Expeditionary Force (Member of Civil Division – Crown Colonies, Protectorates, Etc. For valuable services rendered in connection with the War)

m. Percival Flint
Occupation: Surveyor. Owned Blue Post Hotel, Thika, Kenya
Military Service: fought in East Africa Corps under Gen Smuts WW1
Moved to: Kenya 1913. 

  • Neville Flint b. Kenya; d. Nairobi, Africa, bur. Pt Pirie Cemetery, SA, war section
  • Bobsy Flint b. Kenya;

Clarence Stephen Tanner b. 1885 Lara, Vic; d. 1961 Coburg, Vic (age 76)

m. Edith Amelia Chapman

  • Horace Stowar Tanner
  • Lionel Tanner
  • Tom Tanner
  • Vernon Tanner
  • Clarrie Tanner, bur. France

Generation 5

Edgar Tanner’s offspring –

Sir Edgar Stephen Tanner b. 10 Aug 1904 Albany, WA; d. 21 Nov 1979 Nth Caulfield, Melbourne; bur. New Cheltenham cemetery, Melbourne
Occupation: Boxer. Advertising representative – Herald and Weekly Times Ltd. Olympic sports administrator. Politician.
Military Service: Militia. Australian Imperial Force, Australian Intelligence corps 2/21 battalion, POW 1942-45 Ambon and Hainan, Captain Efficiency Decoration.
Politics: Held the Liberal and Country Party seat of Ripponlea in the Victorian Legislative Assembly 1955-67; Caulfield 1967-76.

m. Edna May Ponsonby (still living)

  • Edgar (Ted) Miles Ponsonby Tanner (still living)
  • (Daughter) Tanner (still living)

Archie Lionel Tanner b. 18 Apr 1908 Beverley, WA; d. 23 Aug 1975 Dandenong, Melbourne; bur. Springvale crematorium
Occupation: Boxer. Olympic boxing referee. Accountant.
Military Service: Clerk in RAAF 1940-45.
Politics: Liberal member for Morwell, Legislative Assembly 1967-70.

m. Edna May Smith 3 June 1933

Generation 6

Sir Edgar Stephen Tanner’s offspring –

Edgar (Ted) Miles Ponsonby Tanner (still living)

m. Mary Adams (still living)

  • (unknown) Tanner
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