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In NSW Peter Tainsh wed 1879 to Charlotte Turner lived at Lismore
In NSW George Tainsh wed 1880 to Sarah Smith lived in Broken Hill
George Tainsh and his wife Sarah Elizabeth
James Tainsh and Helen arrived with 4 children,
Peter Tainsh wed Ellen BRIEN
William Tainsh and Sarah Armstrong,
William Tainsh and Jane Taylor,

NSW Peter Tainsh

NSW Peter Tainsh wed 1879 to Charlotte Turner lived at Lismore
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Peter Tainsh died 18819/1919 son of James and Annie at Lismore
7 Children 1. Mabel Catherine Tainsh 1879
2. James Tainsh 23769/1880
3. Sarah Jane Tainsh 29727/1883
4. John A Tainsh 32192/1885
5. Robert M Tainsh 33430/1889
6. Stanley Tainsh 19294/1891
7. Grace M Tainsh 4512/1896

NSW George Tainsh

NSW George Tainsh wed 3964/1880 to Sarah Smith at Menindie and after 1897 lived in Broken Hill
George William Tainsh died 25219/1942 son of George Buchan Tainsh and Sarah died at Broken Hill may be the George who married Sarah in 1880 so would be aged around 90.
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10 Children 1. George Tainsh 28091/1881
2. Sarah Elizabeth Tainsh 31518/1883
3. Amelia S Tainsh 34083/1885
4. Beatrice Tainsh 37503/1888
5. Harry Tainsh 21481/1890 died
6. Ernest Tainsh 4995/1895
7. Jack Tainsh 8487/1898
8. Dorothy M Tainsh 14197/1900
9. Robert N Tainsh 4689/1903
10. Gladys N Tainsh 34096/1904

George Tainsh

George Tainsh and his wife Sarah Elizabeth are parents of Sarah Elizabeth Tainsh who was born c1888 in NSW and wed 1908 #2509 to Herbert James Carr. She died at Mildura 1982 #29306, 4 Children

James Tainsh

Came out as unassisted passengers who boarded ships to Victoria, Australia from British and Foreign ports between 1852 and 1879.
David Tainsh 24 came with James Tainsh 34 who came Aug 1854 on the Ocean Chief with Helen Tainsh 26, Jno Tainsh 8, Jane Tainsh 6, Maria Tainsh 4 and Infant Tainsh
John Tainsh 30 came Sep 1854 on the Cheviot and John Junr Tainsh A came May 1865 on the City Of Melbourne
James Tainsh died at Ballarat 1817 - 1893 #4598 aged 76, son of Marian Rankin and John Tainsh
Helen Tainsh appears to be also called Ellen and her surname appears as Walton, Watson or Walter. She died at Ballarat 1893 #4604 aged 70, daughter of Jean Scott and John Walton
7 Children 1. John Tainsh 1846 - 1925 #3948 aged 78 wed c1875 to Martha Hill
2. Jane Tainsh 1848 wed 1871 #1833 to Ambrose Laycock
3. Maria Tainsh 1850 maybe Marion Tainsh wed 1876 #1022 to Isaac Elwell Holt
4. William Tainsh 1853 - 1934 #13880 aged 80 born in Perth, Scotland maybe wed 1880 #1978 to Hannah Gill
5. Ellen Tainsh 1856 #12637 lived 11 months
6. James Tainsh 1858 #11698 - 1926 #8288 aged 67 wed 1881 #727 to Ellen Osburn
7. David Tainsh 1861 #20213 - 1912 #8061 aged 52, wed 1882 #729 to Margaret Hutchinson
1. John Tainsh 1846 - 1925 #3948 aged 78 wed c1869 to Martha Hill and lived at Ballarat
9 Children 1. James Tainsh 1870 #6633 - 1951 #4095 agged 81
2. Thomas Hill Tainsh 1872 #6786 - 1907 #303 aged 35, wed 1902 #840 to Margaret Connors or OConnons, children Eric Thomas Tainsh 1903-32, Thomas Connor Tainsh 1905, Noreen Clare Tainsh 1907
3. Helen Tainsh 1875 #513 - 1931 #2679 aged 56, wed 1900 #7342 to James Wood Horman
4. John Tainsh 1877 #12906 lived 4 years
5. David Wallace Tainsh 1880 #265 lived 2 years
6. William Tainsh 1883 #382 - 1947 #16227 aged 64
7. Hugh Tainsh 1885 #15059 - 1961 #20699 aged 76
8. Letitia Hilda Tainsh 1888 #8559 - 1959 #22240 aged 71
9. Elsie Martha Tainsh 1891 #29693 - 1980 #26775 aged 89
2. Jane Tainsh 1848 wed 1871 #1833 to Ambrose Laycock from Yorkshire. Their only child listed is Ellen Elizabeth Tainsh Laycock 1865 #20044 - 1881 #3030 aged 15.

4. William Tainsh 1853 - 1934 #13880 aged 80 gave Perth (Scotland) as birthplace when he wed 10 June 1880 #1978 to Hannah Maria Gill b: 6 FEB 1857 in Buninyong, Vic, and lived in Ballarat
6 Children 1. Ellen Frances Tainsh 1880 #20249
2. Ida Maria Tainsh 1880 #20249 wed 1907 #8555 to Patrick Bray
3. James Tainsh 1884 #22185 - 1969 #22890 aged 85
4. Thomas Tainsh 1887 #499 - 1959 #26902 aged 73
5. William Tainsh 1890 #359
6. Milton Joseph Tainsh 1900 #600 - 1978 #18741 aged 78
From on Tue, 02 Sep 2003
I noticed your Tanish pages and I thought you might be interested in
my web site for Tainsh family
although why it put Ellen Frances Tainsh, b1880 as living, I don't know (bug in program?)


6. James Tainsh 1858 #11698 - 1926 #8288 aged 67, wed 1881 #727 to Ellen Osborne or Osburn, and lived at Ballarat
7 Children 1. James Tainsh 1881 #13949
2. William Tainsh 1883 #13983
3. Agnes Tainsh 1885 #23212 - 1962 #4858 aged 76, wed 1912 #8399 to Robt Wm Hamill
4. Victor Tainsh 1888 #518 - 1933 #14522 aged 45, wed Blanche Gina Slade
5. Albert John Tainsh 1890 #29477 - 1953 #6924 aged 62, wed 1913 #5627 to Ada Rita Wilson
6. John Tainsh 1893 #9480
7. Ellen Tainsh 1896 #16892 lived 13 years
6.3. Agnes Tainsh 1885 #23212 - 1962 #4858 aged 76, wed 1912 #8399 to Robert William Hamill and lived at Ballarat
3 Children 1. William Robert Hamill 1913 #9218
2. Ellen Gwendoline Louisa Hamill 1915 #18399 lived 3 years
3. Maxwell James Hamill 1921 - 1976 #10325 aged 55
6.5. Albert John Tainsh 1890 #29477 - 1953 #6924 aged 62, wed 1913 #5627 to Ada Rita Wilson died 1967 #5373 aged 72 when her parents were unknown
4 Children 1. Albert John Tainsh 1913 #27992 - 1978 #18626 aged 64
2. Clifford Morton Tainsh 1915 #18386
3. James Tainsh 1917 #17589
4. Robert Leslie Tainsh 1920 - 1951 #13281 aged 31
7. David Tainsh 1861 #20213, wed 1882 #729 to Margaret Hutchinson
4 Children 1. David Tainsh 1882 #13623 - 1956 #17876 aged 68
2. Marion Jane Tainsh 1884 #319 - 1926 #2049 aged 39, wed Roberts
3. James Tainsh 1885 #23246
4. Henry William Tainsh 1888 #17296

John Cook Tainsh

John Cook Tainsh and Jane Small came with son William about 1856 and settled at Ballarat East
Father and son were buried together.
John Cook Tainsh Snr was the son of Eliza Cook and Wm Tainsh, died aged 59 at BALLT E 1885 #11012
John Cook Tainsh Jr was the son of Jane SMALL and Jno Cook Wm Tainsh, died aged 21 at BALLT E 1885 #11013
6 Children 1. Wm Tainsh 1848 - 1901 #4375 aged 53 died at Ballt E
2. Jessie Isabella Tainsh 1858 #2210 lived 1 year
3. Jane Tainsh 1859 #19327 - 1953 #13719 aged 94 wed 1881 #2247 to John Todd
4. Eliza Cook Tainsh 1861 #20528 - 1943 #18900 aged 81 wed 1891 #524 to Thos Frances Hicks
5. John Cook Tainsh Jr 1864 #5261 - 1885 #11013 aged 21 BALLT E
6. Mary Scott Tainsh 1867 #18207 wed 1891 #525 to Henry Alfred Membray
3. Jane Tainsh 1859 #19327 - 1953 #13719 aged 94 wed 1881 #2247 to John Todd 1854 - died 1899 #14340 aged 45, son of William Todd and Sarah Tainsh, lived at Kerang
7 Children 1. Eliza Jane Todd 1883 #3778
2. John Todd 1885 #26702
3. William Todd 1887 #21146
4. George Gordon Todd 1892 #14741 lived 7 months
5. Lillian Vict Mary Agnes Todd 1894 #30429
6. Thomas Fred (Francis) Hicks Todd 1898 #4214 - 1922 #5700 aged 24
7. Henry Alfred Todd 1900 #19882 lived 1 month
4. Eliza Cook Tainsh 1861 #20528 - 1943 #18900 aged 81 wed 1891 #524 to Thos Frances Hicks
3 Children 1. Wm Leslie Hicks 1891 #29610 - 1949 #9435 aged 58
2. Viola Vic Hicks 1898 #463
3. Thos Lyell Keith Hicks 1907 #7717 - 1964 #14849 aged 57
6. Mary Scott Tainsh 1867 #18207 wed 1891 #525 to Henry Alfred Membrey, 3 Children

Peter Tainsh

Peter Tainsh 1825 - 1878 #10061R aged 53, born in Perthshire, Scotland, son of Catherine CONNELY-WHILES and Alexander Tainsh, wed Ellen or Helen Doyle and came to Australia about 1854
4 Children 1. Margaret Tainsh 1853 - 1876 #13468 aged 23
2. Alexander Tainsh 1855 #9021 lived 5 weeks
3. Helen Tainsh 1856 #14390 wed 1878 #291 to William Mursell Smith
4. Daniel Tainsh 1858 #19921 lived 17 months

William Tainsh

There are seven died, called William Tainsh
William Tainsh born in Scotland, wed Sarah ARMSTRONG, 1852 #2860 at PRESBYTERIAN, MELBOURNE & GEELONG, 821,
William Tainsh son of William and Eliza born 1827, died aged 40 at PERT 1867 #9715
William Tainsh son of Jno Cook Tainsh and Jane SMALL born 1848, died aged 53 at Ballt E 1901 #4375
William Tainsh born in Dundee, wed Martha Elizabeth GERMON, 1871 #3958
William Tainsh son of Jas Tainsh and Helen WALTON born 1854, died aged 80 at BALLT E 1934 #13880
William Tainsh son of Wm Tainsh and Sarah ARMSTRONG born 1856, died aged 70 at CRESWICK 1926 #5029
William Tainsh son of Wm Tainsh and Jane TAYLOR born 1857, died aged 72 at ECA 1929 #9315

Marriages William Tainsh born in PERTH, wed Hannah GILL, 1880 #1978
William Tainsh born in Ballarat, wed Antonia SIEFKIN, 1882 #2058
Wm Tainsh born in FYERS CK, wed Mary Matda BERNALDO 1894 #1383
William Tainsh son of Jno Tainsh and Martha HILL born 1883 #382, died aged 64 at BALLT 1947 #16227
William Tainsh son of Jas Tainsh and Ellen OSBORNE born 1883 #13983, died aged 55 at E MELB 1939 #916

William Tainsh and Sarah Armstrong

Thankyou to on Friday, 15 October, 2010, corrected some of my errors and omissions
William Tainsh wed 1852 #2860 to Sarah Armstrong in the Presbyterian Church, Melbourne & Geelong #821. Sarah Armstrong came 1849 on the Elizabeth. Some children were not registered as births, used Ballarat as birthplace when they were wed, those as Deaths in Victoria are
8 Children 1. William Tainsh c1854 - 12 Apr 1926 #5029 aged 70 wed Mary Bernaldo
2. Jane Tainsh 1855 - 1926 #6843 aged 71
3. George James Buchanan Tainsh 2 Jul 1856 - 23 Jan 1932 wed Sarah Smith
4. Eliza Cook Tainsh 1858 - 1941 #19849 aged 83
5. Sarah Ann Tainsh 1860 - 1943 #16390 aged 82
6. Margaret Tainsh 1864 - 1937 #3742 aged 73
7. John Tainsh 1865 #18641
8. Ellen Amelia Tainsh 1868 #19486 - 1953 #23407 aged 85
1. William Tainsh c1854 - 12 Apr 1926 #5029 aged 70 wed 1894 $1383 to Mary Mathilda Bernaldo 1870 - 1941 #20688 aged 71, liced at Creswick
7 Children 1. Wm Pearman Tainsh 1894 #28463 - 1975 #3284 aged 80
2. Albert Tainsh 1897 #2651 wed 1913 #5627 to Ada Rita Wilson
3. James Tainsh 1899 #17883 - 1901 #9325 lived 2 years
4. Stanley Jno Tainsh 1901 #18425 - 1968 #25198 aged 67
5. Percy Tainsh 1903 #24963 - 1956 #4518 aged 53
6. Mavis Tainsh 1908 #18587 - 1983 #16150 wed Spencer
7. Rupert Tainsh 1906 #9958 - 1972 #23979 aged 66
John Tainsh 1910 #26670 - 1958 #20750 aged 47
1. Jane Tainsh 1855 - 1926 #6843 aged 71, wed 1870 #3711 to John Jacob Loffel 1834 - 25 Feb 1896 aged 62, 14 Children
3. Eliza Cook Tainsh 1858 - 1941 #19849 aged 83 died at Mooroopna wed 1874 #2555 to Thomas Stratton, 15 Children
4. Sarah Ann Tainsh 1860 - 1943 #16390 aged 82 died at Shepparton wed 1884 #1065 to Michael Stephen Hanlon from Dublin.
5 Children 1. William Christop Hanlon 1885 #541 - 1918 #6868 aged 32, mother Sarah Ann Tainse
2. John Joseph Timothy Hanlon 1886 #15753 - 1888 #8467 aged 2 years, mother Sarah Ann Tainish then Tench
3. Catherine Sarah Hanlon 1887 #21937, mother Annie Tainsh
4. Eleanor Hanlon 1894 #17723 - 1952 #14531 aged 56
5. James Michael Hanlon 1897 #16469
5. Margaret Tainsh 1864 - 1937 #3742 aged 73 died at Richmond wed 1882 #2426 to Jakob (or John Jakob Geiszler) Giessler, 7 Children
7. Ellen Amelia Tainsh 1868 #19486 - 1953 #23407 aged 85 died at Mooroopna wed 1889 #1638 to James Harding
8 Children 1. Edgar Harding 1890 #34791 - 1963 #18212 aged 72
2. James Harding 1892 #25693
2. William Harding 1894 #22915 lived 5 months
4. Haswell Harding 1896 #5492
5. Rachel Harding 1897 #29992
6. John Harding 1899 #20734
7. Arthur Harding 1902 #20416
8. George Harding 1907 #20811

Second William Tainsh

William Tainsh and Jane Taylor, 1828 - 1875 aged 47, daughter of Christina Osborne and James Taylor of 'St Ni', came c1855.
5 Children 1. Margaret Tainsh 1856 #4654 - 1877 #4645 aged 21, born and died at Ballarat
2. William Tainsh 1858 #2087 - 1929 #9315 aged 72, wed 1882 #2058 to Antonia Siefkin also called Hahn
3. Jane Tainsh 1862 #202 - 1948 #20325 aged 86
4. Ellen Tainsh 1866 #6054 - 1875, born and died at Bullaroot, aged 10
5. Isabella Tainsh 1870 #2767 - 1941 #21154 aged 72, born at Gordon,

2. William Tainsh 1858 #2087 wed 1882 #2058 to Antonia Siefkin, lived at Echuca
2 Children 1. William John Tainsh 1883 #2181
2. Alexander Robert Tainsh 1885 #2321 lived 10 days

3. Jane Tainsh 1862 #202 - 1948 #20325 aged 86, wed 1890 to Andrew Benallack, 6 Children

5. Isabella Tainsh 1870 #2767 born at Gordon, wed 1899 to James Benallack, 5 Children


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