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James George Tait, William Tait, Thomas Talbot, George Talmage, Robert Talmage,
Biaggo Tamagno, John Tarr,


James George Tait

James George Tait wed 1854 #653 to Jessie Cameron and lived at Chilwell, Ballarat, Tarnagulla, Merino after 1862
13 Children 1. Jane Elizabeth Tait 1855 #1930 at Chilwell
2. Anna Tait 1856 #8289
3. George John Tait 1857 #14609
4. James Cameron Tait 1859 #12961
5. William Charles Tait 1861 #16464
6. Euphemia Blair Tait 1863 #16211
7. Henry Angus Cameron Tait 1865 #17343
8. John Alexander Tait 1867 #9944
9. Isabella Tait 1869 #10476
10. Benjamin Tait 1871 #10945
11. Jemima Tait 1873 #18654
12. Alfred Francis Tait 1875 #4253 - 1876 #2706 lived 1 year
13. Robert Tait 1877 #4014 - 1877 #5821 lived 5 months

William Tait

Donald Menzies 32, Charles Menzies 27 and Janet Menzies 21 came Sep 1851 on the Statesman Charles Menzies wed 1854 to Janet Jamieson
William Tait A Dec 1852 Minnesota
William Tait A Oct 1853 London
William Tait wed 1855 to Mary Sutherland
William Tait wed 1856 #778 to Janet Menzies and lived at Melbourne
6 Children 1. Robert Tait 1857 #1009
2. Annie Tait 1859 - 1874 #6320 lived 15 years
3. Peter Tait 1860 #18058
4. William Tait 1862 #16096
5. Alexander Menzie Tait 1864 #25829
6. Elizabeth Tait 1868 #12351 - 1874 #6319 lived 6 years
3. Peter Samuel Tait 1860 #18058 wed 1888 #5355 to Sarah Robina Ralston 1865 #14142 - 1897 died at Euroa, Children provided by on 9 Aug 2009
4 Children 1. Janet Elizabeth Tait 1889 born at Shepparton
2. William Alexander Tait 1892
3. Samuel Peter Tait 1895 KIA in Belguim 7 Oct 1917
4. Robert Leckie Tait 1897 KIA in France 3-4 May 1917

James Robert Talbot

James Robert Talbot 1868 - 1952 aged 84, son of Annie and Robert Talbot, died at Echuca, wed 1893 #2134 to Charlotte Dora Bound 1869 - 1941, daughter of Mary and John Bound, were living at Birregurra when the children were born.
2 Children 1. Hilda Annie Talbot 1894 - 1970 aged 75
2. James Clive Talbot 1895 #9677
1. Hilda Annie Talbot 1894 - 1970 aged 75, wed 20 Apr 1920 #4515 to William Arnold Graham 11 July 1894 - 25 Mar 1963

Thomas Talbot

Thomas Talbot came c1862 with Catherine Murphy and lived at Moyston
Was this a renewal of wedding promises? Thomas Talbot from Bermingham wed 1885 #12 to Catherine Murphy
5 Children 1. Ann Talbot 1855 - 1886 #7954 aged 31
2. Thomas Talbot 1859 - 1887 #11352 lived 28 years
3. Rosana Talbot 1863 #9802
4. Mary Catharine Talbot 1865 #23942
5. Henry James Talbot 1867 #23705
1. Ann Talbot 1855 - 1886 #7954 aged 31, wed 1872 #3982 to William Garbett 1836 - 1888 #8179 aged 52 from Tasmania, appears to be son of Ann Wood and Thomas Garbett born c1835, and lived at Moyston and then at Ararat, 6 chn
3. Rosana Talbot 1863 #9802 wed 1884 #4214 to Thomas Reynolds and lived at Moyston, see their web page Thomas REYNOLDS b. ca 1853 Mt William, Victoria, son of Thomas Reynolds and Catherine Hunter (not in Vic records)
2 Children 1. Agnes Catherine Reynolds 1885 #4723
2. Edith Ann Reynolds 1886 #28273
3. Alice Maud Reynolds b. 1889, Hotspur, Vic, m. James Sweeney
4. Ethyl Mary Reynolds b. 1889, Hotspur, Vic, m. Horace Francis Blomeley
5. James Sydney Reynolds b. 1891 Hotspur, Vic, d. 1964; served in 58th Battalion, AIF
6. William Rupert Reynolds b. 1893, Coleraine, Vic, KIA 16-10-1917, Belgium
7. Thomas Edgar Reynolds b. 1895 Coleraine, Vic, Dvr 3251, 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, AIF, DOW 21-08-1916, France
8. Gordon Leslie Reynolds b. 1898, Moyston, Vic, d. 1980
9. Edith Irene Reynolds b. 1900 Ararat, Vic.
4. Mary Catharine Talbot 1865 #23942 wed 1883 #5400 to William Francis Stevens
3 Children 1. Ethel Mary Stevens 1885 #4721
2. Francis Henry Stevens 1886 #29551
3. Frederick Thomas Stevens 1888 #23698

George Talmage

William Miles and Elizabeth Ann Talmage were both born in West Hanney, Berkshire, and were supposedly married when they left for Australia. William was age 33 and Elizabeth age 24 when they departed from London via Plymouth on the Sir Charles Napier, arriving at Hobart in November 1842
William and Elizabeth had their first child, George Henry Miles, born at Great SwanPort in July 1843, and another son Robert William Miles born at Hobart. In 1849 William and Elizabeth along with only their 6 year old son George, arrived in Melbourne. The fate of William is unknown after that time, and Elizabeth (re)married in 1854 to James McDonald. George Henry then assumed his mother's name of Talmage
George Henry Talmage wed 1867 #1484 in Victoria to Margaret Archibald
10 Children 1. Elizabeth Alice Talmage 1868 #2639
FirstFamilies2001 lists the children as
Elizabeth Alice Talmage, Elizabeth May Talmage, George Henry Talmage, Gladys Talmage, Linda Talmage, Margaret Jane Talmage, Robert George Talmage, Rosanna Talmage, Ruby Talmage, William Alfred Talmage

Robert Talmage

Emma (may also be listed as Emily) Talmage aged 28 came Jun 1853 on the Madagascar
The Tudor came Dec 1854 with Assisted British Immigrants Robert Talmage 44, and Sophia 42, with Edwin 20, Tabitha 17, John 13, Jane 7, and Melinda 3.
Robert Talmage born 14 Feb 1810 - 1874 #847 aged 63, christened 04 Mar 1810 at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England son of Martha Piper and James Talmage, wed 26 Aug 1833 to Sophia Lamball 1812 - 1885 #8219 aged 73, daughter of John Lamball wed 20 Aug 1795 at Ramsbury, Wiltshire, England to Sophia Gibbons
7 Children 1. Edwin Talmage 1834 chr 6 Oct 1833
2. Tabitha Talmage chr 21 Aug 1836
3. John Talmage 1840
4. Josiah Talmage chr 24 Sep 1844 - 2 Oct 1844 lived 2 weeks
5. Jane Talmage chr 13 Sep 1847
6. Melinda Talmage chr 29 Dec 1850
7. Eva Talmage chr 23 Oct 1853 - 5 Nov 1853 lived 2 weeks
1. Edwin Talmage 1834 - 1883 #4628 aged 49, chr 6 Oct 1833 wed c1856 to Sarah Tucker 1834 - 1870 #8778 aged 36, daughter of Charlotte Newman and John Tucker, who also came Dec 1854 on the Tudor with Anne Tucker 26 and an infant
7 Children 1. Eliz Sarah Talmage 1857 #13187
2. William Edwin Talmage 1859 #10498
3. George Francis Talmage 1861 #11311 - 1883 #7845 aged 22
4. Alfred Talmage 1863 #13570
5. Jane Matilda Talmage 1865 #1539
6. Charles Henry Talmage 1867 #1527
7. Melenda Talmage 1869 #14680
2. Tabitha Talmage chr 21 Aug 1836 - 1881 #4486 aged 45, wed 1856 #3355 to John Munyard who also came Dec 1854 on the Tudor, and lived at Collingwood/Fitzroy, 10 Children
3. John Talmage 1840 wed 1873 #4800 to Agnes Sperin 1847 #21853 - 1885 #4770 aged 39,
John Talmage wed 1886 #3664 to Jane Lane
4 Children 1. Robert Francis Talmage 1874 #21876 - 1875 #1184 lived 5 months
2. Sophia Rachel Talmage 1876 #22976
3. John Samuel Talmage 1879 #9229
4. Mary Agnes Talmage 1881 #23398 - 1882 #1014 lived 5 months
5. Jane Talmage chr 13 Sep 1847 wed 1864 #3145 to Alfred Richard Peters and lived at Collingwood - Alfred Peters aged 16 came Jan 1854 on the Chance with William Peters 39 and William Peters 13
8 Children 1. Elizabeth Amelia Peters 1864 #20965
2. Constance Clara Peters 1866 #20524 - 1888 #715 aged 21 wed 1887 #3653 to Charles Robert Harris
4. Alice Ada Peters 1868 #22557
5. Florence Mabel Peters 1871 #8270
6. Louise Emily Josephine Peters 1874 #1508
7. Violet Eveline Peters 1880 #1600
8. William Alfred H Peters 1885 #1746 - 1885 #950 lived 1 day
5. Florence Mabel Peters 1871 #8270 - 1945 #1960 aged 74, wed 1887 #3574 to James Gilchrist 1868 #133 - 1889 #56 aged 21,
Florence Mabel Gilchrist wed 1901 #3743 to John Motherwell born in SA
2 Children 1. Alice Jane Gilchrist 1887 #18610 born at Collingwood, wed 1908 #7526 to John Seater 1882 #4544 and lived at Ararat, 6 children
2. Margaret Elizabeth Motherwell 1902 - 1980 #17246 aged 78, wed Oliver
6. Melinda Talmage chr 29 Dec 1850 wed 1874 #3506 to William Rain and lived at Collingwood
2 Children 1. Melinda Rain 1875 #1491
2. Ethel Evelyn Rain 1878 #21939 - 1878 #10863 lived 14 days

Biaggo Tamagno

Biaggo Tamagno 1831 - 1880 #6790 aged 49 son of unknown Foustener and Dominico Tamagno, wed 1870 #1387 to Margaret Benson and lived at Timor then Dunolly
Margaret Tamagno nee Benson wed 1881 #100 to Charles Sabina from Italy, lived at Dunolly
Margaret Sabina Tamagno 1851 - 1883 #1156 aged 32, daughter of Benson
5 Children 1. Dominick Tamagno 1872 #26801 - 1874 #6490 lived 19 months
2. Chelester Tamagno 1874 #5872
3. Biaggio Tamagno 1875 #26278 - 1877 #12654 lived 2 years
4. Francis Tamagno 1877 #19142
5. Madaline Tamagno 1879 #22556
Child of Charles 6. Bertie Charles Sabina 1881 #15839
4. Francis Tamagno 1877 #19142 wed 1907 #1469 to Grace Jane Foreman 1874 #12343 - 1958 #10321 aged 84,

John Tarr

John Tarr aged 23 came Oct 1852 on the Dominion as an Assisted Immigrant
George Tarr aged 49 and John Tarr aged 28 came Apr 1858 on the Wellfleet
John Tarr 1831 - 1881 #1736 aged 50, son of Elizabeth and John Tarr died at Kangaroo Flat.
George Tarr 1808 - 1881 #7794 aged 73 died at Kangaroo Flat.
John Tarr 1823 - 1893 #10704 aged 70, parents not known died at Lake Bolac, as John Taft, wed 1854 #1981 to Sarah Ann Mead 1828 - 1898 #16804 aged 70, daughter of William Mead died at Kangaroo Flat, registered
4 Children 1. William Henry Tarr 1856 - 1938 #16330 aged 82
2. James Tarr 1864 #11553 - 1951 #18184 aged 86 died at Bendigo, wed 1889 #8617 to Jane Cath Peak Evans
3. John Tarr 1867 - 1883 #2018 aged 16.
4. George Tarr 1869 #16250 born at Bendigo
1. William Henry Tarr 1856 - 1938 #16330 aged 82, born in Devonshire, son of Sarah Mead and John Tarr, wed 1880 #4757 to Jane Gibson (Jane Agnes) Ogilvie 1861 #16621 - 1950 #20290 aged 89, born in Sandhurst
The family lived at Kangaroo Flat when the births were registered. There is a 13 year gap. William Henry gives Balranald as his birthplace when he wed 1911.
8 Children 1. Jane Elizabeth Tarr 1881 #24292
2. William Henry Tarr 1883 #11846 - 1950 #774 aged 66 born at Balranald NSW
3. Marion Elizabeth Tarr 1885 #13808 - 1975 #2766 aged 89, born at Balranald, wed 1906 #1088 to Percy Johns
4. Andrew George Tarr 1892 - 1969 #3769 aged 77
5. David Frederick Tarr 1894 #12951
6. Annie Mead Tarr 1896 #28742
7. Leslie John Tarr 1899 #19578 - 1956 #21429 aged 67
8. Rene Marge (Irene Marge) Tarr 1902 #3759 - 1979 #7862 aged 77 wed Hains
9. Norman Keith Tarr 1902 #3759 - 1965 #26759 aged 61
William Henry Tarr born 1883 #11846 at Balranald NSW - 1950 #774 aged 66, wed 1911 to Sophia Adams 1892 - 1954,
9 Children 1. Stewart Tarr 1910 also registered 1911 - 1962 #15614 aged 51
2. Ethel Maria Tarr 1912
3. Allan Tarr 1914
4. Olive Jean Tarr 23 Jan 1916 - 7 Dec 1982,
5. Annie Tarr 1917 - 1975 #467 aged 56, wed Barbour
6. Arthur Tarr 1919 - 1957 #15154 aged 36
7. Keith Tarr 1921
8. Jean Tarr 1923 - 1929 #13172 aged 6 years
9. John Tarr 1925
4. Olive Jean Tarr 23 Jan 1916 - 7 Dec 1982, wed 13 July 1936 to Philip Gulley 27 Nov 1910 - 6 Apr 1984, grandson of Phillip Gulley wed 19 Jan 1853 to Jane Cameron


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