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Samuel and Harriet Tapscott

Samuel Tapscott was born 1825 in High Ham Somerset and died on 1 November 1899 in Parkside, South Australia. He married Harriet Phillis on 6 November 1854 in St. George's Church, Gawler, South Australia. She was born about 1835 in Eastry Kent England and died 24 August 1915 in Mt Pleasant South Australia.

In 1849, when he was 24, Samuel emigrated to Australia aboard the ‘Sir Edward Parry’ and made a new life for himself as a dairy farmer at Mount Pleasant, South Australia.

Children of Samuel Tapscott and Harriet Phillis are:

Thomas Henry Phillis Tapscott who was born on 27 May 1855 near Mt Pleasant, and died on 1 March 1936 in Orroroo South Australia. He was a farmer and married Eliza Fisher on 25 September 1884 in Mt. Pleasant. She was born on 3 March 1857 in Mt. Pleasant, died on 9 April 1932 in Orroroo, South Australia

Children of Thomas Tapscott and Eliza Fisher are:
Esther Harriet Tapscott who was born on 16 October 1885, Near Mt Pleasant and died on 6 October 1945, Orroroo, South Australia.
Alice May Tapscott who was born on 4 August 1887 in Coomoroo, and died on 21 December 1893 at Orroroo, South Australia.
Mary Elizabeth Tapscott who was born on 11 March 1890 in Coomooroo, South Australia and died on 24 March 1893, Coomooroo, South Australia
Ethel Maude Tapscott who was born on 30 January 1894 in Coomooroo, South Australia and died on 10 March 1973, Orroroo, South Australia.


Frederick Robert Phillis Tapscott was born on 18 October 1856 in South Rhine, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 29 January 1941 in Orroroo South Australia. He was a farmer and grazier and married Mary Anne Polden in 1882 in Orroroo, S.Australia. She was born on 22 December 1864 in South Rhine, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 6 April 1956.

 Children of Frederick Tapscott and Mary Polden are:
Samuel George Tapscott born on 16 May 1883 in Oladdie, and died on 13 June 1951, in Orroroo, South Australia
Harriot Elizabeth Tapscott born on 10 August 1884, in Oladdie and died on 4 November 1960 in Salisbury, South Australia.
Alice Maud Tapscott born on 16 January 1886, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 1 July 1978, Adelaide, South Australia
Emily Blanche Tapscott born on 7 December 1887, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 22 July 1967, Orroroo, South Australia.
Arthur Allen Tapscott born on 17 March 1890, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 25 August 1963.
Etty Ann Tapscott born on 26 November 1891, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 17 October 1982, Centennial Park, South Australia.
Holly Jane Tapscott born on 8 January 1894, in Oladdie and died on 23 October 1978, Booleroo Centre Hospital, South Australia
Frederick Tapscott born on 10 August 1896, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 19 February 1977, Orroroo, South Australia
Pearl Tapscott born on 10 August 1896, in Oladdie, South Australia and died on 17 November 1991, Orroroo, South Australia


Jane Groves Tapscott was born in 1858 in Mt. Pleasant South Australia, and died on 18 June 1930 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia. She married Malachi Edward Groves, a farmer, on 5 May 1882 in Johnburgh, South Australia, son of Joseph Groves and Jane Tapscott of High Ham, Somerset, her father’s sister. He was born on 4 April 1843 in Berrow, Somerset, and died on 23 March 1916 in Orroroo, South Australia.

Children of Malachi Groves and Jane Tapscott are:
Jessie Frances Violet Groves, born 1 September 1883, South Australia; died 17 July 1957, Orroroo, S.A..
Reuben William Bertram Groves born 12 November 1884, Coomooroo, S.A.; died South Australia.
Deathea Blanche Pricilla Groves born 4 January 1886, Coomooroo, S.A.; died South Australia.
vincent Robin Melville Groves born 12 September 1887, Coomooroo, S.A.; died 14 October 1941, Orroroo, S.A..
Harriet Selina Nettie Groves born 5 September 1888, Coomooroo, S.A.; died Abt. 1956, Mt Pleasant.
Bruce George Garfield Groves born 3 May 1890, Coomooroo, S.A.; died 26 May 1912, Petersburg, Near Peterborough S.A..
Pearl Drucilla Abigail Groves born 10 October 1891, Coomooroo, S.A.; died 25 September 1894, Orroroo, S.A..
Millicent Florence Jean Phillis Groves born 19 March 1893, Coomooroo, S.A.; died 6 February 1974, South Australia.
Doris Ophelia Valise Elfreda Groves born 4 July 1894, South Australia; died 9 February 1956, Orroroo, S.A.; married George Ellery born10 August 1890; d. 14 January 1943, Orroroo, S.A..
Samuel Leslie Seymour Groves born 2 February 1896, Coomoroo South Australia; died South Australia.
Queenie Mignonette Valerie Joyce Groves born 19 February 1898, Coomooroo, S.A.; died 22 July 1970, St. Johns Anglican Cemetery, Mt Pleasant, S.A.; married William John chapman born 5 October 1891, Coomoroo, S.A.; died 1 November 1944.
Malachi Edward Tapscott Groves born 17 May 1901, Coomooroo, S.A.; died South Australia.


Susan Elizabeth Tapscott was born on 2 June 1860 in Near Mt. Pleasant, S.Australia, and died 1926 in Carrieton, South Australia. She married Thomas Edward Sharp on 6 November 1884 in the Bible Christian Church, Orroroo, South Australia, son of Thomas Sharp and Jane Alsop. He was born on 21 February 1856 in Burra, South Australia, and died of an accident on 1 November 1917 in Carrieton, South Australia.

Children of Susan Tapscott and Thomas Sharp are:
George Edward Sharp born on 30 August 1888, Mt Pleasant, and died on 5 February 1924, Carrieton, South Australia.
Priscilla Blanche Sharpe born on 7 April 1895, Orroroo, South Australia died on 8 August 1932.
Jessie Violet Sharp born on 19 May 1899, Carrieton, S.Australia.
Harriet Elizabeth Sharp born on 21 July 1904, Carrieton, died in 1982, South Australia.



Samuel Joseph Tapscott was born on 22 January 1862 in Mt Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 11 April 1930 in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W. He married Mary Brooks on 2 September 1885 in South Australia. She was born on 12 June 1867 in South Australia, and died 21 June 1940 in Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.

Children of Samuel Tapscott and Mary Brooks are:
Jessie Tapscott Nothing known but an probably infant death
Ernest Albert Tapscott born on 1887, South Australia and died in N.S.W.
Roy Percival Tapscott born in 1889, South Australia died in 1962, Wagga Wagga, N.S.W.
Ivan Scaif Tapscott born in 1891, South Australia.
Irvin Plush Tapscott born in 1891, N.S.W.
Arthur H Tapscott born on 18 May 1897, Beulah, Victoria, Australia and died on 24 February 1970.
Elsie Lillian Tapscott born in. 1899, N.S.W.


James Phillis Tapscott was born on 14 August 1863 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 4 March 1933 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia. He married Isabella Masters on 26 April 1905 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia. She was born on 26 September 1878, and died 25 March 1961 South Australia.

Children of James Tapscott and Isabella Masters are:
Robert James Garfield Tapscott born on 19 March 1906, Glen Dower Farm, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 7 May 1978, Gawler, South Australia.
Alice Caroline Jerusha Tapscott born on 19 March 1906, Glen Dower Farm, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on April 1985, Murray Mudge Retirement Home, Glenelg South Australia.
Murial Isabel Tapscott born on 18 May 1908, Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 22 August 2002, Pt Lincoln, South Australia.
Melville Harry Tapscott born on 29 December 1910 and died on 24 April 1964.


Sarah Phoebe Tapscott was born on 9 August 1865 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 12 July 1943 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia. She married George Edwin Gregory on 1 October 1891 in Mt Pleasant, South Australia. He was born on 2 October 1866 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 25 July 1941 in Murray Bridge, South Australia.

Children of Sarah Tapscott and George Gregory are:
Seymour Allan Gregory born on 26 January 1892.
John Lee Gregory born on 23 October 1894.
Elly Gregory born on 14 February 1896.
Ivy Mildred Gregory born on 4 July 1902.
Vera Tapscott Gregory born on 19 March 1905.
Willie George Gregory born on 3 January 1907.


George Phillis Tapscott was born on 11 July 1867 in Milendella, near Mt. Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 18 October 1947 in Angaston, South Australia. He married Emma Maria Knowles on 30 April 1908 in Mt. Pleasant, South Australia. She was born on 7 April 1878 in Cambrai, South Australia, and died on 19 February 1934 in Angaston, South Australia

Children of George Tapscott and Emma Knowles are:
Walter George Tapscott born on 4 February 1909, Mt Pleasant, S.Australia and died on 14 February 1986, Angaston, South Australia.
Leslie Edward Tapscott born on 20 April 1914 and died on 22 July 1962.

Harriet Tapscott was born on 10 April 1869, Milendilla, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia. She married her cousin Adolphus Phelps, son of her father's mother Selina, on 6 November 1912, at her mother’s home, Mt. Pleasant, South Australia

Selina Holly Phillis Tapscott was born on 30 January 1871, in South Rhine, near of Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 18 September 1893, Mt Pleasant, South Australia.

Malachi Groves Tapscott was born on 22 August 1872, Milendella, near Mt Pleasant and died on 1 May 1902, Mt Pleasant, South Australia.

Edward John Tapscott was born on 8 June 1874 in Milendella, near Mt Pleasant, South Australia, and died on 28 June 1950 in Mt Pleasant, South Australia. He married (1) Lillia Martha Meakins. She was born in 1883 in Mt Pleasant, South Australia, and died in 1929 in Mt Pleasant, South Australia. He married (2) Mary Meakins.

Children of Edward Tapscott and Lillia Meakins are:
Jean Tapscott
Marjorie Phillis Tapscott born on 1 February 1905
Malachi Meakins Tapscott born on 30 March 1909, Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 13 July 1985, Mt Pleasant, South Australia.

Jessie Martha Frances Tapscott was born on 7 February 1877, Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 15 January 1878, Mt Pleasant, South Australia.

Vincent Reuben Tapscott was born on 5 July 1879, Mt Pleasant, South Australia and died on 21 November 1939, Mt Pleasant, South Australia.


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