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Thomas Henry Tarr, Snr. SV/PROG

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, England
Death: November 9, 1858 (68)
Peddie, Amatole, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Place of Burial: Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of George Tarr and Elizabeth Tarr
Husband of Ann Tarr, SM/PROG
Father of Selina Elizabeth Timm; James Thomas Tarr; Eliza Purdon; George Tarr; Thomas Tarr, Jnr and 6 others
Brother of Mary Ann Tarr; James Tarr; William Hayfield Tarr; Emma Tarr and Samuel Tarr

Occupation: Joiner in England, Carpenter in Grahamstown, S Africa, farmer
Managed by: Jessie Swart
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About Thomas Henry Tarr, Snr. SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Thomas Henry Tarr 28, Carpenter, together with his wife Ann Radford 28, and their 4 children, were members of Thomas Calton's Party of 167 Settlers on the Settler Ship Albury.

Party originated from Nottinghamshire.

Departed Liverpool, 13 February 1820. Arrived Simon's Bay, Cape Town - 1st May 1820. Final Port - Algoa Bay, Port Elizabeth 15 May 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Torrens River - named Clumber after Clumber Park, the seat of the Duke of Newcastle, Chairman of the Nottinghamshire Committee.

Children :

  • Selina Tarr 7
  • James Tarr 4
  • Elizabeth Tarr 3
  • George Tarr 1

Came out with wife and children in Calton's party, on Albury - settled on Torrens Ruver, and named settlement Clumber, after the seat of the Duke of Newcastle. His name on all the early Embarcation records was TORR, however subsequent records including his will says TARR. His children all used TARR. There is a bell dedicated to Thomas and Ann Tarr at Clumber Church, Barthurst, South Africa.

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Thomas Henry Tarr, Snr. SV/PROG's Timeline

Nottinghamshire, Nottingham, England
March 2, 1791
Age 1
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
August 27, 1813
Age 23
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
August 24, 1815
Age 25
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
April 20, 1817
Age 27
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England UK
February 21, 1819
Age 29
Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England
September 21, 1821
Age 31
Bathurst, Albany District, Cape Colony, South Africa
January 6, 1824
Age 34
Bathurst, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 20, 1826
Age 36
Bathurst, Cape, South Africa