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William Tarbutt, son of George Tarbutt and Philadelphia Tarbutt [Wimsett]
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William Tarbutt was born 18th September 1810 at Cranbrook to George Tarbutt and Philadelphia Wimsett who had married the previous year. William's trade, which he followed from his father, was as a basket maker at his shop on the High Street in Cranbrook. He continued this trade throughout his life and when he married Sarah Monk Smith in 1849 her skills as a dealer in toys and fancy goods expanded the outlet to become the Toy shop on the High Street.

William's hobby was the historical study of many aspects of Cranbrook life and it is his considerable legacy of research and lectures that makes William Tarbutt so important. He was a member of the Cranbrook Literary Association where he gave a series of lectures from 1866 to 1870:
An Historical Account of Dence's School & Schoolmasters from 1568 to 1865
Cranbrook Church
Cranbrook Church; its Monuments
Cranbrook Church; its Ministers

which were all published together in 1873 as The Annals of Cranbrook Church.
In 1874 he presented a paper on The Ancient Cloth Trade of Cranbrook to the Kent Archaeological Society followed in 1882 by a further paper on Briefs in the Parish of Cranbrook

William Tarbutt died on 29th August 1893 at Cranbrook and is buried at St Dunstan's where his gravestone records him as the Historian of Cranbrook


Date
Type
Information
Source
 
18th Sep 1810
Born
In the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Gravestone
 
Oct to Dec 1849
Married
Sarah Monk Smith; registered at Maidstone District, Kent; ref: 1849 Q4 Vol 5 Page 457
Register of marriages
 
3rd Apr 1881
Census
At High Street in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent; William Tarbutt, M, Head, married, age 70, born Cranbrook, Kent; occupation: Basket maker employing 2 men
1881 Census
Cranbrook, Kent
 
29th Aug 1893
Died
In the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent; registered at Cranbrook District, Kent; ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492; aged 82 years
Gravestone
 
after 29th Aug 1893
Buried
At St Dunstan's Church in the Parish of Cranbrook, Kent
Gravestone
 
In Memory of
WILLIAM TARBUTT
THE HISTORIAN OF
CRANBROOK.
HE WAS BORN IN CRANBROOK
SEPTEMBER 18TH 1810.
AND DIED IN CRANBROOK
AUGUST 29TH 1893.

SARAH
RELICT OF THE ABOVE
BORN AT STAPLEHURST
JULY 7TH 1813.
DIED AT CARNBROOK
AUGUST 10TH 1904.

Ancestor's report
No descendent's report
Tarbut, Tarbutt individual records
The ancestral pedigree of William Tarbutt
  
 George Tarbuttm: 15th Nov 1809 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, KentPhiladelphia Wimsett 
 b: 11th May 1779
d: 25th Feb 1851 Cranbrook, Kent registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1851 Q1 Vol 5 Page 46
bur: after 25th Feb 1851 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
  b: 26th Dec 1777
d: 27th Aug 1849 Cranbrook, Kent registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1849 Q3 Vol 5 Page 55
bur: after 27th Aug 1849 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
  
    
 William Anne Mary Ann 
 b: 18th Sep 1810 Cranbrook, Kent
d: 29th Aug 1893 Cranbrook, Kent, aged 82 years registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492
bur: after 29th Aug 1893 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: 1813 Cranbrook, Kent
ch: 26th Dec 1813 St Dunstan's Church
 b: 29th Apr 1816 Cranbrook, Kent
d: 17th May 1848 Cranbrook, Kent registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 5 Page 52
bur: after 17th May 1848 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 
        
Parental record
   
   
    
 William Tarbuttm: Oct to Dec 1849
registered at Maidstone District, Kent ref: 1849 Q4 Vol 5 Page 457
Sarah Monk Smith 
 b: 18th Sep 1810 Cranbrook, Kent
d: 29th Aug 1893 Cranbrook, Kent, aged 82 years registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492
bur: after 29th Aug 1893 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 b: 7th Jul 1813 Staplehurst, Kent
ch: 15th Aug 1813 Independent chapel
d: 10th Aug 1904 Cranbrook, Kent, aged 91 years registered at Cranbrook District, Kent ref: 1904 Q3 Vol 2a Page 529
bur: after 10th Aug 1904 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
Family record

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