Re: Robert Tapping, BC,Canada
I'm new to both geneology and .dotcom . I don't know what's helpful to people - or even what's polite ... but here's what i remember from my elders' oral history .
The name "Box" is perhaps "Bex" - and i'm unclear as to which wife was first and who was the widow, married second.
"My"Robert Tapping was born in Kingston Jamaica - he's my first cousin , so a family tree , for me, includes :
Tom Tapping - born in England somewhere. ( My father reported that, during WW2, he met a mayor from Oxford(shire?) & so he thought we must be from around there...
"Old Tom" was the postmaster at a village that no longer exists - it was pronounced "yarding" , in Ottawa valley twang - but i think i have seen it spelled "Hardinge".
The family homestead is now within Bon Echo provincial park.
Thomas jr. - "Young Tom"- had a brother who moved to B.C. Hebuilt or managed a theatre in the interior - i don't recall where, but it was called an opera house - and it was NOT a brothel .
Old Tom was a farmer and also the postmaster . When he got old, he had to retire because he went blind . (My father and both his brother and sister have/had glaucoma.)
Young Tom moved to Ardoch with his family, including my grandfather Wes. Also known as whitey, his legal name was Frederick Wesley .
The farm was over 1/2 of the largest piece of dry flat land for miles, so they did ok. My grandfather married Beatrice Watkins. Their children were : my father, Wesley Burton (known as Burt), Elburn (uncle Bun) and Grace, who was born at Waupoos, in i think, Prince Edward Co.= near Picton, on L.Ontario.) Some problems with inheriting the farm. i think.
Each son had two sons, and aunt Grace - two daughters .
Uncle Bun's first born was , like me, a product of a war-bride union. My mom was a Catholic (horrors!) and aunt Gloria was from Jamaica (but protestant !)
So, that's the origin of "my" Robert Tapping.
The reason i'm bothering to write this is that i am interested in applied geneology - father and uncle and aunt with glaucoma , and my late brother, Frederick David Tapping had Cystic Fibrosis - both of which are genetic problems.
Should anyone care to reply, i'm curious about our inheritances ... and, i think that i have (somewhere) something written about Thomas Tapping and his brothers who went to Australia and South Africa ... if anyone wants to know . rsvp &
Sincerely Hugh Burton Tapping