Thomas William Tankersley

Male Abt 1816 - 1876  (~ 60 years)


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  • Name Thomas William Tankersley 
    Born Abt 1816  London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration 20 Sep 1839  Port Nicholson, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • The Tory under Captain Edmund Mein Chaffers sailed from Plymouth on 12 May 1839 carrying a total muster of 35 souls, the sailing in defiance of official antagonism, changed the whole face of our history, and set upon the shores of Port Nicholson the present capital city of the Dominion. The "Tory," a newly built, excellently found and fast sailing barque of 382 tons, eight guns, built by Somes Bros., London and Newcastle-on-Tyne, although purchased and sent out by the New Zealand Company, was not, strictly speaking, an emigrant vessel. The vessel made for those times a very quick passage of ninety-six days, sighting no land on the way save a distant glimpse of the Canaries. Captain Chaffers notes with pride in his log: "She passed everything she saw."

      She carried but a small list of passengers, officials rather than emigrants, who were to prepare the way for the emigrants to follow. they were Cabin Passengers; Colonel Wakefield: E.J. Wakefield; Dr Ernest Dieffenbach, Naturalist; Charles Heaphy, Company Surgeon; John Dorset, Company Surgeon; Nayti, a New Zealander; Richard Lowry, Chief Mate; George F. Robinson, Ships Surgeon. And as Steerage Passengers; Robert Doddrey, Company Storekeeper; Colonel Wakefields Servant; Thomas William Tankersley, Second Mate; The Third Mate; The Cabin Boys; The Petty Officers; The Foremast Hands inc, a New Zealander'and a native of Marquesas islands.
      With the Complements of The Early Settlers and Historical Association of Wellington Incorporated.
    Died Jul 1876  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried
    Sacred to the Memory of
    Sacred to the Memory of
    Person ID I300  Frost Family
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Family Sarah Draper,   b. Abt 1803, Chelmarsh, Shropshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1894, Opaki, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 91 years) 
    Married 25 Dec 1840  Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • 25th.- Married Thos. William Tankersley to Sarah Draper - Mr. Telford and Mr. Burcham present, also Mr. Burgess and Mrs. Turner.
      Source Journal of a Voyage out to New Zealand, 1840 by Hannah Butler, from the publication 'Earliest New Zealand' page 426 published Masterton, 1927.
      New Zealand Electronic Texts Center - New Zealand Texts Collection
    Married - On 25th December last
    Married - On 25th December last
    Children 
    +1. Mary Agnes Tankersley,   b. 6 Nov 1841, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1921  (Age 79 years)
     2. Thomas William Tankersley,   b. 1 Nov 1843, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1920, Mt Bruce, Masterton, Wairarapa, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Richard Theophylus Tankersley,   b. 18 Aug 1847, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1929, Masterton, Masterton District, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +4. Sarah Margaret (Maggie) Tankersley,   b. 25 Dec 1849, Wellington, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Apr 1937  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2009 
    Family ID F86  Group Sheet

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