Elizabeth TAPP

Female 1790 - Abt 1864  (74 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth TAPP  [1
    Born 02 Feb 1790  Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Christened 24 Feb 1790  Morice Street Wesleyan, Devonport, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Female 
    Census 06 Jun 1841  Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Elizabeth was a widow, born in County (Devon). All of the children were born in "Foreign Parts". She appears to have been living in the house of James Burton, who was in the "Army".
    Census 30 Mar 1851  Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Only Elizabeth and Charles were at home, both single. They were both born in "Canada, British Subject".
    Census 07 Apr 1861  Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Elizabeth (Sen)'s occupation was given as "Blacksmith Widow". Elizabeth (Jun) (England) 's was given as "Ship Carpenter Wife". Her place of birth was "Kingston, North America". She was married, but her husband was not enumerated at this address. "Mary J England", granddaughter, was 2 months old.
    Alternate Name Mallet 
    Reference 5821 
    Died Abt Dec 1864  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • Age 74.
    Person ID I5821  Southwest
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 

    Father Isaac TAPP,   b. Est 1762 
    Mother Elizabeth STROUD,   b. Est 1762 
    Married 30 Jun 1787  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1301  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Charles MALLET,   c. 04 Sep 1792, Talland, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 13 May 1838, Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Married 24 Feb 1814  Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    • Charles was described as a Blacksmith, Elizabeth a Spinster. She signed her name, but he "made his mark". Both were "of this parish". Isaac Tapp and Elizabeth Thorne were witnesses.
    Notes 
    • The family was outside of the UK at least from 1822 to 1831, because all of the children, born during this time period, were born in Canada. According to the 1841 census, all of the children were born in "Foreign Parts", the first one being born in 1822, 8 years after Charles and Elizabeth were married. Subsequent censuses are more specific, right down to "Kingston, Upper Canada" (Ontario). No record of any children being born in the first 8 years of their marriage has been found.

      The oldest son William is the only one of the 4 children confirmed to have been born in Kingston. His baptism was recorded in the Register of the Parish St George, Kingston. The father Charles may have been in Kingston before his wife Elizabeth was able to follow him there, and that may account for the lack of children in the first 8 years of their marriage. He was a Blacksmith working in the Royal Navy Dockyards of Devonport, and may have been posted to Kingston to work in the Navy Dockyards there during and after the war of 1812. Kingston had only come into existence a few years before the war, after an influx of Loyalists from the United States at the end of the war of American Independence in 1783. As tensions began to mount between the British and Americans prior to 1812, the British began to develop a Naval Base in Kingston to counter a base on the American side of Lake Ontario at Sackets Harbor. But because the population of Kingston was so small, it was difficult to find the necessary skilled workmen (such as Blacksmiths) to operate the dockyard, so they had to be imported. This is undoubedly how Charles, and eventually Elizabeth, came to be in Kingston. After the war, as tensions between the US and the British began to ease, the need for the naval base diminished, and it was closed completely in 1834. That may be when the family returend to England, 3 years after the birth of their last child. We know they were back in England at least by 1838, when Charles died.

      Charles may also have had a role in the construction of the Rideau Canal which connects Kingston to Ottawa. Work was begun in 1826 and completed in 1832. If so, he may have contracted a disease or some sort of injury that hastened his death at age 45. Many canal workers died of Malaria and other causes. [2, 3, 5, 8]
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth MALLETT,   b. Abt 1822, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +2. William MALLETT,   b. 20 Dec 1822, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Dec 1890, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    +3. Sarah Jane MALLETT,   b. Abt 1825, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location
    +4. Charles William MALLETT,   b. Abt 1831, Kingston, Upper Canada, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Mar 1892, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 24 Oct 2017 
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 02 Feb 1790 - Devonport, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 24 Feb 1790 - Morice Street Wesleyan, Devonport, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 24 Feb 1814 - Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 06 Jun 1841 - Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 30 Mar 1851 - Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 07 Apr 1861 - Gloucester Street, Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Abt Dec 1864 - Stoke Damerel, Devon, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S1185] Stoke Damerel, Devon, England, (Oct. 15, 2002), C052421 - 2; M052421 - 6.

    2. [S1234] 1861 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 17, 2013), M0603S85.

    3. [S1233] 1851 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 17, 2013), M0603S84.

    4. [S3279] Non-Conformist Baptisms, Compiler: DC Thomson Family History, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Oct 24, 2017, Original Date, Feb 24, 1790).

    5. [S1232] 1841 Census England & Wales, (The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), Dec 11, 2013), M0603S83.

    6. [S1237] Civil Registration Index, (Office of National Statistics (ONS), General Register Office (GRO), UK, Oct 24, 2017, Registration Date, Dec 1864).

    7. [S3277] Devon Marriages, Compiler: Devon Family History Society, (Plymouth & West Devon Record Office, Oct 23, 2017, Original Date, Feb 24, 1814).

    8. [S3282] Kingston, Brian S Osborne and Donald Swainson, (Butternut Press Inc., PO Box 166, Westport, Ontario, Canada, K0G1X0, 1988).