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James Tapson (b. 12 Nov 1817, d. 15 Mar 1884)James Tapson (son of Joseph Tapson and Stephana Springett) was born 12 Nov 1817 in Walworth Surrey, and died 15 Mar 1884 in East London, Cape, S Africa.He married Elizabeth Baker on 12 Nov 1850 in Heathfield East Sussex, daughter of John Baker and Sarah Hyland.
Notes for James Tapson:
Witnesses to wedding:
John Baker; Stephana S Crofts; Dr Hyland; HP Hay; J Baker; Alfred J Tapson
In 1841, at age of 23 James accompanied his brother on a 12 month voyage round world. It was the that he first visited Cape.
Therafter James farmed in Sussex and Kent and in 1863 emigrated toS Africa settling in East London.
in 1867 James played role in development of a school in Panmure and in 1882 elected one of three members of first Cambridge Village Management Board.
More About James Tapson:
Baptism: 20 Feb 1818, Southwark, London, UK.
More About James Tapson and Elizabeth Baker:
Marriage: 12 Nov 1850, Heathfield East Sussex.
Children of James Tapson and Elizabeth Baker are:
- +James Alfred Tapson, b. 09 Oct 1851, Heathfield, Sussex, d. 28 Apr 1933, Rusape.
- Daughter Tapson, b., Infant death.
- +William Henry Tapson, b. 02 Oct 1856, Horden, nr Goodhurst, Kent, England, d. 04 Jan 1940, East London S. Africa.
- Joseph Albert Tapson.
- Mary Elizabeth Tapson.