. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .The Tapscott-Kennington Butterfly

St. Mary's Church, Moorlinch 

William Henry Hucker Tapscott was born in 1857 in Moorlinch Somerset, and died after 1901. He married Lucy Vater in 1899 in Llanwonno Glamorgan, daughter of Henry Vater and Lucy Pound. She was born on 22 January 1862 in Aberaman, Glamorgan, and died after 1901.

Lucy had previously been married to Thomas Mortimer who was born about 1863 in Glamorgan and died there in 1886. He had been a baker and had come from a family of bakers. Thomas and Lucy had three children
William Albert Mortimer born in 1881 in Aberdare, Glamorgan
Albert Austin Mortimer born in 1883 in Aberdare, Glamorgan
Emily Lucy Mortimer born in 1885 in Aberdare, Glamorgan

These three children were raised by William Henry Hucker Tapscott as his own. William had been a baker since the Tapscott family had moved into 13 Wellington Road, Bridgwater after his father’s death. In 1881 he was living and working in London, Battersea but by 1891 he was lodging with the widowed Lucy Mortimer, who was evidently employing him to keep her husband’s business going.

William Henry Hucker Tapscott married Lucy Mortimer in the first quarter of 1899 at Llanwonno, Glamorgan.

In 1901 William and Lucy Tapscott were living with her children William, Albert and Emmie in Llanwonno, Glamorganshire. William was a baker and employer while stepson William Mortimer was a carpenter, Albert a baker and Emmie a dressmaker.

William and Lucy both died after 1901.


Moorlinch photo from Geograph