I have several William Tankards in my ancestry. Most were in Scotland, but prior to abt. 1840 they came out of England. Following is my story, any insights are apprecited??
In your "Tankard Family" research, have you come across any information that might be related to the following;
I am from a lineage of Tankard’s that it has been hard to trace, as for some reason. Information seems to be a scarcity.
My Grandfather was a William Tankard Bell (b. 23/Oct/1866, d. 18/Aug/1945), however his original name in Edinburgh, Edinburgh Parish, Midlothian, Scotland was William Bell Tankard. His father and mother were William Tankard Sr. (b. abt. 1845, d. abt. 1872) & Eliza Bell. His sisters were Sarah Jane Scott Tankard and Catherine Duncan Tankard. William Tankard Bell came to Canada; a short time in Montreal, then to Watford, Ontario (about 1883/84) and finally, until his death lived in Port Stanley, Ontario.
William Tankard Sr.'s parents were William (John) Tankard and Sarah Scott.
Sarah Scott eventually was married a 2nd time to a Joseph Jarvie. Sarah Scott’s parents were John Scott & Ann Gardner. Sarah & Joseph Jarvie had a son John. John Jarvie eventually married Eliza Bell when William Tankard died.
Eliza Bell was the daughter of William (John??) Bell & Mary Ann Chisholm.
William (John) Tankard was the son of unknown?? William (John) Tankard was a mariner. Prior to showing up in Scotland in about 1840, there appears to be no other Tankards in Scotland.
Being a mariner he most likely came from elsewhere. It is believed, by our family, that our Tankards originated in England, prior to 1840's. Has anyone come across this Tankard Family??