Margaret Tanner1

(c 1853 - 1933)
Father*Hugh Tanner1
Mother*Ellen Johnstone1
Margaret Tanner was born circa 1853 in Donaghadee, Co. Down.1,2,3

She married James McKechie, son of James McKechie and Sarah Allan, at Townend in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, on 22 November 1872. He was a brick dresser, and she a farm servant.4

She was listed in the 1881 census at 'Irvine Vennel' in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, with her husband James; he was an unemployed labourer. Their children James, Hugh and Samuel were listed as living with them.2

She was listed in the 1891 census at Plan Cottages, Kilmaur Rd in Kilmaurs, Ayrshire, with her husband James; he was a brickworker. Their children James and Samuel were listed as living with them.3

She was listed in the 1901 census at Woodend Place in Beath, Fife, with her husband James; he was a brickworker. Their children Samuel, Mary, Helen, Thomas, Hugh and David were listed as living with them.5

She was listed in the 1911 census at 1 Ashgrove Place in Beath, Fife, with her husband James; he was a pit labourer. Their children Samuel, Hugh and David were listed as living with them, as was James' nephew James Lang McKechie.6

Margaret left London in 1911 on board the 'Arawa' (5984 tons) with her husband James McKechie, accompanied by David Niven along with James Lang McKechie. They arrived in Wellington on the 28 Dec 1911.7

She was widowed on the death of her husband James in June 1912.8

Margaret died in 1933 in Westland.9 She was buried on 8 December 1933 at the Orowaiti Middle Cemetery, Utopia Rd in Westport.10

Family

James McKechie (c 1855 - 1912)
Children

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Kilmaurs, Statutory Marriages, GRO 598/00 0029.
  2. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, Scottish GRO 598/00 008/00 031.
  3. [S178] Census - 5 Apr 1891, UK census, Scottish GRO 598/00 005/00 015.
  4. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, Parish of Kilmaurs, Statutory Marriages, GRO 598/00 0029 and on birth record for Hugh Tanner MCKECHIE (1876) GRO 598/00 0080.
  5. [S430] Census - 31 Mar 1901, UK census, Scottish GRO 410/00 001/00 006.
  6. [S687] Census - 2 Apr 1911, UK census, Scottish GRO 410/02 005/00 020.
  7. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Passenger Lists, 1839-1973, Arawa, images page 41, 46, available at FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/).
  8. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1912/4881, aged 56.
  9. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1933/20630, aged 82.
  10. [S972] Buller District Council cemetery database, at https://bullerdc.govt.nz/cemeteries/, Orowaiti Middle cemetery, plot 328 block D, Presbyterian, aged 84.
  11. [S871] FamilySearch, at https://www.familysearch.org/en/, Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950, FHL film 6035516.

Vaclav Tarantik

(1911 - 1944)
Vaclav TARANTIK (1911-1944)
Vaclav Tarantik was born in Hrdlorezy, Mlada Boleslav, on 27 April 1911.1,2,3

He married Elizabeth Goodwin, daughter of Richard Arthur Goodwin and Mary Scott Fergusson, at Registry Office in St Giles, Edinburgh, Midlothian, on 4 April 1942. He gave his occupation as a textile factory worker, but also stated he was a Sergeant, Air Gunner, in the RAF; she stated she was a hospital nurse.4

During WWII he served with the RAF (Vol Reserve) in 311 Squadron (Czech) initially as an air gunner, #787896, but promoted through LAC, Sgt, Flt Sgt to Warrant Oficer in Jul 1943. This was the only Czech bomber squadron in the RAF and flew Wellington medium bombers from 1940-43, then B24 Liberators in maritime patrol work.1,2

Vaclav died on 13 July 1944 at Bolt Head in Salcombe, Devon, at age 33 His Liberator V (BZ717) was recalled in bad weather and crashed, killing all eight crew members.1,2 He was buried on 19 July 1944 at the Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery in Plymouth.1,2

Family

Elizabeth Goodwin (1920 - )
Child
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S196] Commonwealth War Graves Commission, at https://www.cwgc.org, Plymouth (Weston Mill) Cemetery, Section C, RC Plot, grave 18436.
  2. [S1180] Free Czechoslovak Air Force, at https://fcafa.com, service records online at http://www.vuapraha.cz/node/170
  3. [S1244] Website US Holocaust Memorial Museum (https://www.ushmm.org/online/dor/2021/) "Czechoslovakia, Social Welfare and Repatriation Records of Holocaust Survivors, 1939-1946."
  4. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of St Giles, Statutory Marriages, GRO 685/04 0247.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Totnes, Vol 5b, p225, 4Q1942, mother's maiden name GOODWIN.

Vaclav Tarantik1

(1942 - 1942)
Father*Vaclav Tarantik1 b. 1911, d. 1944
Mother*Elizabeth Goodwin1 b. 1920
Vaclav's death was registered between October 1942 and December 1942 in Totnes, Devon.2 Vaclav's birth was registered between October 1942 and December 1942 in Totnes, Devon.1
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Totnes, Vol 5b, p225, 4Q1942, mother's maiden name GOODWIN.
  2. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Totnes, Vol 5b, p241, 4Q1942.

Enid Ruth Tate1

(1905 - 1983)
Enid Ruth Tate was born on 8 July 1905 in New Zealand.2

She married Alister Stewart Bevin, son of James Bevin and Margaret Kate Stewart, in New Zealand in 1925.1

She was widowed on the death of her husband Alister in 1956.3

Enid died in 1983 in New Zealand.4

Family

Alister Stewart Bevin (1902 - 1956)

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1925/9212.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1905/2109 to Edward Thomas and Winifred Haxton, and Death Reg. No. 1983/44519 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1956/24977, aged 54.
  4. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1983/44519.

Elva Maisie Tattersall1

(1911 - 2013)
Elva Maisie Tattersall was born on 7 October 1911 in Kingswood, Adelaide, South Australia.1

She married Douglas John McKirdy, son of Hugh Martin McKirdy and Margaret Fleming, on 25 August 1941.

Elva died on 24 June 2013 at Resthaven in Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia, at age 101.2

Family

Douglas John McKirdy (1905 - 1968)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S416] CD - Sth Australian Births, Sth Aust Index of Births 1907-1928, Book 873, p147.
  2. [S769] Newspaper - Adelaide Advertiser, issue of 27 Jun 2013, Deaths (aged 101).

Agnes Doreen Emily Taylor1,2,3

(1926 - 2018)
Agnes Doreen Emily Taylor was born at Wavertree in Liverpool, Lancashire, on 29 June 1926. Although registered as Agnes Doreen Emily, she preferred Doreen as her first name in later records.2,3,4

She was listed in the 1939 Register at 59 Redington Rd in Liverpool, Lancashire; she was living with her parents Ernest and Gladys Taylor (he was a GPO Night Telephonist).5

She married George Angus (Andy) Ferguson, son of Angus Stewart Ferguson and Adelaide May Boyle, at Parish Church at All Souls, Springwood in Liverpool, Lancashire, on 31 August 1946. He was an Aircraftman II with the RAF and she was a clerk; although he was only 18 he claimed to be 19.6,2,7

Agnes died on 16 August 2018 in Liverpool, Lancashire, at age 92.2,8

Family

George Angus (Andy) Ferguson (1928 - 2019)
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Liverpool, Vol 10d, p1031, 3Q1946 (as Doreen Agnes).
  2. [S1266] Email - Linda Ferguson, email from Linda Ferguson to D Ferguson, from Feb 2022 onwards.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Liverpool, Vol 8b, p544, 3Q1926.
  4. [S914] GRO England & Wales, birth record, District of Liverpool, Vol 8b, p544, 3Q1926.
  5. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/4377B/017/27, Letter Code: NHWF, Schedule 170.
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Liverpool, Vol 10d, p1031, 3Q1946.
  7. [S915] GRO England & Wales, marriage record, District of Liverpool, Vol 10d, p1031, 3Q1946.
  8. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Liverpool, 025-1H, entry 517770020, 3Q2018, born 1926.

Edith Florence Taylor1

She married Murdock Claude Falla in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 8 February 1917.1

Family

Murdock Claude Falla (1895 - 1975)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Birmingham, Vol 6d, p326, 1Q1917; his name recorded as Mac Claude.

Gloria May Taylor

(1924 - 1988)
Gloria May CUMMING
(nee TAYLOR)
(1924-1988)
Gloria May Taylor was born in Brisbane, Queensland, on 15 September 1924.

TAYLOR family oral history records that Gloria's TAYLOR grandparents were standing at the port waiting for the ship to Australia in the 1800s when they decided not to leave the “mother country”. Next to them stood an Irish family called the LAMBs who wanted passage to Australia. The TAYLORs gave their tickets to the LAMBs who arrived in Australia as the TAYLORs. They were so frightened to tell people of their good fortune they retained the name TAYLOR to this day. The truth of this is unclear, and is obviously extremely difficult to evaluate!1

She married James Richard (Dick) Cumming, son of George Cumming and Ethel Maud Robinson, in Brisbane, Queensland, on 7 December 1946.

Gloria died on 21 August 1988 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 63. She was buried at the Buderim Cemetery, 405 Mooloolaba Rd in Buderim.2
Gloria May CUMMING (nee TAYLOR)(1924-1988) Buderim Cemetery grave

Family

James Richard (Dick) Cumming (1924 - 2021)
ChartsCumming descendant chart
Flood descendant chart
Robinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S985] Email - Deborah Cumming, email from Deborah Cumming to D Ferguson, from 2012 onwards.
  2. [S1067] Cemetery Marker - , Buderim Cemetery, Australia.

Hannah Taylor1

(1775 - 1809)
She was baptised in Medmenham, Buckinghamshire, on 30 April 1775, the daughter of John and Mary TAYLOR.2

Hannah married Richard Buckingham on 12 July 1807 at All Saints in Bisham, Berkshire.1

Hannah died in May 1809 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, at age 34.3 She was buried on 5 May 1809 in High Wycombe.3

Family

Richard Buckingham (1776 - 1857)
Child

Citations

  1. [S1239] National Archives - Berkshire Archives, Berkshire Marriages index, online at FindMyPast.
  2. [S1237] National Archives - Buckinghamshire Archives, Buckinghamshire Baptism index, Ref PR145/1/3 online at FindMyPast.
  3. [S1237] National Archives - Buckinghamshire Archives, Buckinghamshire parish burials (from Bishop's transcripts), Ref D/A/T/196 online at FindMyPast.
  4. [S1237] National Archives - Buckinghamshire Archives, Buckinghamshire Baptism Index, Ref D/A/T/196 online at FindMyPast.

Margaret Taylor1

(1927 - 1967)
Margaret Taylor was born at Lady Musgrave Hospital in Maryborough, Queensland, on 23 February 1927. She was the daughter of George TAYLOR, labourer, and Alice HALL.2

She married Henry Frank Ward, son of Alfred Ward and Florence Rosina Brittain, at St Stephen's Presbyterian Church in Maryborough, Queensland, on 21 December 1946. He was a labourer and she was a hairdresser.3

Margaret died on 27 April 1967 in Queensland at age 40.4

Family

Henry Frank Ward (1919 - 2008)
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S1195] Email - Alison (Ward) Downes, email from Alison (Ward) Downes to D Ferguson, Jul 2019.
  2. [S929] BDM QLD Registry, birth record, Reg. No. 1927/2063.
  3. [S931] BDM QLD Registry, marriage record.
  4. [S1195] Email - Alison (Ward) Downes, email from Alison (Ward) Downes to D Ferguson, Jul 2019, Death Reg. No. 1967/C/1800.