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Edmund Tapp, Sr.

Birthplace: Felmersham, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
Death: before May 2, 1635
Bennington, Hertfordshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Robert Tapp and NN Tapp
Husband of Margaret Tapp
Father of Edmund Tapp, Jr. and Agnes Welles

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About Edmund Tapp, Sr.

Edmund Tapp, Sr. (c.1550 - 1635)

According to the latest research by Craig Partridge, Ph.D. in "The English Origins of Edmund Tapp of New Haven and Milford, Connecticut" in The American Genealogist the parents Edmund Tapp (1592-1653) are Edmund Tapp (c.1550 - 1635) and Margaret (Unknown) (c 1550 - 1639).[1] His father was born about 1550 in Felmersham, Bedfordshire, England. He was the son of Robert Tapp (1515-) and his mother is unknown.[1] Edmund attended Caius College in Cambridgshire in 1568 when he was 18.[1] He married about 1585 to Margaret (Unknown).[1] The widow Margaret Tapp was buried at Chellington in Bedfordshire on 26 Apr 1639. She left a Will which mentioned her daughter Agnes Welles as well as Agnes’ husband and children.[1]

The “old man” Tapp, was buried at Bennignton in Hertfordshire on 2 May 1635, where the record list’s “1635 - Edmundus Tappe senex (old man) sepult: May 2nd.”[1] His estate was administered on 28 May 1635, and given to his son Edmund Tapp.[1]

Edmund Tapp and Margaret (Uknown) had three children.


  1. Robert Tapp - Born about 1587at Felmersham, Bedfordshire. Married to Mary ???. Lived at Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire, England. Issue eight children. Living in 1656.[1]
  2. Edmund Tapp, (Jr.) - Born about 1592. Married to Anne ???.[1]
  3. Agnes Tapp - Born about 1596. Married to William Welles.[1]


  • 1 .Craig Partridge, Ph.D. "The English Origins of Edmund Tapp of New Haven and Milford, Connecticut" in The American Genealogist (New Haven, CT: D. L. Jacobus, April 1997) 72:65-80 and 73:65-73
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Felmersham, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
Age 42
Felmersham, Bedford, England, United Kingdom
May 2, 1635
Age 85
Bennington, Hertfordshire, England