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Family [F177]

TARRANT

Parents

William Charles TARRANT [P680] = Sophia Amelia LONG [P681]

Married Apr 1876, Portsea, Hampshire.

William Charles

Born 29 Dec 1844, London1
Died Bef 19102
Census 1881: Aged 36. Living with spouse, Sophia (35) George W Tarranr (nephew) (11) and Sophia A (3) at 15 Stamford Street,3
A Naval Warrant Officer, served in South Africa - Simonstown. (Silver Teapot 1897).
Deceased when son, William Charles married in 1910.

His First Mates Certificate
His First Mates Certificate

Sophia Amelia

Born 1846, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Census 1881: Aged 35. Living with spouse, William (36) George W Tarrant (nephew) (11) and Sophia A (3) at 15 Stamford Street,
Census 1891: Aged 45. Living with Sophia A (16). William L (9) & Frank (8) at 9 Sheffield Road, Portsea Island.
Census 1901: Aged 55. Living with Sophia A (26), Frank (18), Alice L MITCHELL (34, neice) & two Mitchell visitors at 55 Pittcroft Road, North End & Buckland.4
A doctors daughter.

Children

Sophia Ada [P745]

Born Jul 1874, Portsmouth, Hampshire.5

William Charles6 [P673] = Beatrice Lillian LEE [P675] > Family [F175]

Married 13 Mar 1910, Portsmouth, Hants7

William Charles

Born 25 Jun 1881, Portsmouth8
Died 30 Apr 1941, Havant, Hants
Buried St Thomas a Becket, Warblington Cemetery, Hampshire.
Occupation: Commander RNR. SS Almanzora9
Census 1881: Aged 36. Living with spouse Sophia (35), Sophia A (6) and George W (nephew) (11) at 15, Stamford Street, Portsea Island.10
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, Surrey11

Frank [P746]

Born Mar 1883, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
Died 8 Jan 1953, Portsmouth, Hampshire.
He married Frances Ann FERNS (born 1880 in Dunston, Lincolnshire, died 1963) at Portsmouth in 1903.
Lived at 42 Worthing Road, Southsea, Hampshire. 13 April 1953 Probate granted to Frank Ferns TARRANT (chargeman boiler maker) and Leslie Robert PRICE (china and glass merchant).

Sources

1 : ; Page 223; Primary evidence
RG11/1153

2 : ; Primary evidence
IGI FamilySearch

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

4 : ; Primary evidence
RG13/0980 Folio 105

5 : ; Page 223; Primary evidence
RG11/1153

6 : ; 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."

7 : ; 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.

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

9 : ; 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

9a: ; Primary evidence
Awarded the OBE on 31 December 1918.

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

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

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