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Family [F175]

TARRANT OBE RD RNR

Parents

William Charles TARRANT OBE RD RNR1 [P673] = Beatrice Lillian LEE [P675]

Married 13 Mar 1910, Portsmouth, Hants2

William Charles

Born 25 Jun 1881, Portsmouth3
Died 30 Apr 1941, Havant, Hants
Buried St Thomas a Becket, Warblington Cemetery, Hampshire.
Occupation: Commander RNR. SS Almanzora4
Census 1881: Aged 36. Living with spouse Sophia (35), Sophia A (6) and George W (nephew) (11) at 15, Stamford Street, Portsea Island.5
Merchant Navy Officer. Was Commodore of the Royal Mail Lines when he died. Captain RNR [CBE RD ADC RNR].
Lived at Field House, Castle Avenue, Havant, Hampshire.

William's appointment to HMS Almanzora. 1 Jan 1917.
William's appointment to HMS Almanzora. 1 Jan 1917.

SS Almanzora - a RMSP Passenger Liner converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser
SS Almanzora - a RMSP Passenger Liner converted to an Armed Merchant Cruiser

Beatrice Lillian

Born 8 Dec 1880, Stoke Newington, London
Died 27 Dec 1978, Gt Bookham, Surrey6

Children

Marjorie Beatrice [Mollie] [P676]

Born 5 Jul 1911, 58, Oriel Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire.7
Died 25 Feb 1999, Havant, Hampshire.
Buried St Thomas a Becket, Warblington Cemetery, Hampshire.8
Occupation: Schoolteacher. Market Research Consultant

Muriel Eleanor Lillian [Billy] [P677] = Ronald William (Bill) BLAKE [P678] > Family [F176]

Married 5 May 1967, Bromley, London9

Muriel Eleanor Lillian [Billy]

Born 8 Dec 1915, 20 Uphir Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hants10
Died 9 Nov 2001, 30 Rose Court, St Cyriacs, Chichester, West Sussex.11
Buried 23 Nov 2001, Tangmere, Hants
Widowed: 2 Sep 1995
Aged 51, a Spinster and resided at 42B Lower Camden, Chislehurst, Kent. Her deceased Father was William Charles TARRANT, a Merchant Navy Captain..

Billy - a photograph of a photograph!
Billy - a photograph of a photograph!

Ronald William (Bill)

Born 19 Nov 1915, St Nicholas Road, St Paul, Bristol.
Died 2 Sep 1995, Tangmere, Hants
Buried Tangmere, Hants
Occupation: School Inspector.
His Mother was Jessie Ann BLAKE née Lewis.
Bill married Nadine BLAKE née ALTVATTER on 25 November 1944 at St Anthony of Padua Church, Queens Drive, Liverpool and they divorced 31 October 1966.
When he married Billy he was resident at 56 Cemetery Road, Danesmoor, Clay Cross, Chesterfield, Derbyshire. His deceased Father was Francis Henry Benjamin BLAKE, a Transport Manager.

Kenneth William John [P669] = Jennie ORRELL [P670] > Family [F173]

Married 2 Apr 1941, The Parish Church, Frankby, The Wirral, Cheshire.12

Kenneth William John

Born 30 Dec 1917, 20 Ophir Road, North End, Portsmouth, Hampshire.13
Died 22 Mar 2011, Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth, Hampshire.14
Occupation: Retired RAF Officer (Group Captain)
Nationality: British
Cremated at: Portchester, Hampshire.

Ken at home, Bacon Lane, Hayling Island
Ken at home, Bacon Lane, Hayling Island

Ken's 92nd birthday with Jenny and Sue
Ken's 92nd birthday with Jenny and Sue

Jennie

Born 2 Sep 1915, 22 Garnett Street, Ramsbottom, Lancashire.15
Died 27 Mar 2013, Gorseway Lodge, Hayling Island, Hampshire.
Nationality: British
Widowed: 22 Mar 2011
Cremation: 17 April 2013 at Portchester, Hampshire.
After atending High School, she obtained an HNC in bakery and confectionary at Liverpool College. In her mid-forties she passed a GCE 'O' Level in Italian and in her mid-fifties passed the American Driving Test in Washington DC.

Jennie at home, Bacon Lane, Hayling Island - 2006
Jennie at home, Bacon Lane, Hayling Island - 2006

Jennie and Sue - 2009
Jennie and Sue - 2009

Her Family at the Wake - The Inn On The Beach
Her Family at the Wake - The Inn On The Beach

Family

St Thomas a Becket, Warblington
St Thomas a Becket, Warblington

William, Muriel & Mollie's headstone, Warblington
William, Muriel & Mollie's headstone, Warblington

Sources

1 : ; Primary evidence
Royal Navy - Awards of the Orders of the British Empire. 31099 - 31 December 1918. "Lieutenant-Commander (A. /Commander) William Charles Tarrant, R.N.R."

2 : ; Primary evidence
Their marriage was solemnized at Buckland Wesleyan chapel, Kingston Road, Portsmouth. William resided at 55 Pitcroft Road, North End and Beatrice, a Spinster, resided at 48 Elm Road, Landport.

3 : ; Primary evidence
Naval Officers' Service Record Cards and Files Index, 1880-1950s

4 : ; Primary evidence
Information from his daughter-in-law, Jenny Tarrant nee Orrell.

William C Tarrant's First Mate's Certificate
William C Tarrant's First Mate's Certificate

4a: ; Primary evidence
Awarded the OBE on 31 December 1918.

5 : ; Page 10; Primary evidence
RG11. Piece 1153. Folio 111.

6 : ; Primary evidence
Entry 293, the Informant was Ronald William Blake.

7 : ; Primary evidence
Entry 282, the Informant was Beatrice Lillian Tarrant nee Lee.

8 : ; Primary evidence
Plot No 792.

9 : ; Primary evidence
Entry 117. Ann M BLAKE and Edith LEE were witnesses.

10 : ; Primary evidence
Entry no 192, the Informant was Beatrice LillianTarrant nee Lee.

11 : ; Primary evidence
The Informant was Kenneth William TARRANT (brother).

12 : ; Primary evidence
Marriage Certificate No 288 dated 2 April 1941. The Witnesses were James ORRELL & Beatrice TARRANT.

Their Marriage Certificate
Their Marriage Certificate

13 : ; Primary evidence
Birth Certificate No 25 registered 25 Jan 1918.

14 : ; Primary evidence
Death registered at Portsmouth 28/03/2011 by Susan Lee RAWBONE.

15 : ; Primary evidence
Birth Certificate No 11 dated 6 Sep 1915.

Jennie's Birth Certificate
Jennie's Birth Certificate

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