The Weald of Kent, Surrey and Sussex
Ancestry report for William Tarbutt, son of George Tarbutt and Philadelphia Tarbutt [Wimsett]

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


Generation No. 1
1. William Tarbutt was the son of (2) George Tarbutt and (3) Philadelphia Tarbutt [Wimsett]. He was born 18th Sep 1810 at Cranbrook, Kent; died 29th Aug 1893 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492, aged 82 years; buried after 29th Aug 1893 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
He married Sarah Monk Smith on Oct to Dec 1849, registered at Maidstone District, Kent, ref: 1849 Q4 Vol 5 Page 457. She was the daughter of Joseph Monk Smith and Sarah Smith [Humfrey]. She was born 7th Jul 1813 at Staplehurst, Kent; christened 15th Aug 1813 at Independent chapel, Staplehurst, Kent; died 10th Aug 1904 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1904 Q3 Vol 2a Page 529, aged 91 years; buried after 10th Aug 1904 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 
Generation No. 2
2. George Tarbutt He was born 11th May 1779; died 25th Feb 1851 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1851 Q1 Vol 5 Page 46; buried after 25th Feb 1851 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
He married Philadelphia Wimsett on 15th Nov 1809 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. She was born 26th Dec 1777; died 27th Aug 1849 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1849 Q3 Vol 5 Page 55; buried after 27th Aug 1849 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. They had the following children:
iWilliam who was born 18th Sep 1810 Cranbrook, Kent; died 29th Aug 1893 Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492, aged 82 years; buried after 29th Aug 1893 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
iiAnne who was born 1813 Cranbrook, Kent; christened 26th Dec 1813 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
iiiMary Ann who was born 29th Apr 1816 Cranbrook, Kent; died 17th May 1848 Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 5 Page 52; buried after 17th May 1848 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 
3. Philadelphia Tarbutt [Wimsett] She was born 26th Dec 1777; died 27th Aug 1849 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1849 Q3 Vol 5 Page 55; buried after 27th Aug 1849 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
She married George Tarbutt on 15th Nov 1809 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. He was born 11th May 1779; died 25th Feb 1851 at Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1851 Q1 Vol 5 Page 46; buried after 25th Feb 1851 at St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent. They had the following children:
iWilliam who was born 18th Sep 1810 Cranbrook, Kent; died 29th Aug 1893 Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1893 Q3 Vol 2a Page 492, aged 82 years; buried after 29th Aug 1893 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
iiAnne who was born 1813 Cranbrook, Kent; christened 26th Dec 1813 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
iiiMary Ann who was born 29th Apr 1816 Cranbrook, Kent; died 17th May 1848 Cranbrook, Kent, registered at Cranbrook District, Kent, ref: 1848 Q2 Vol 5 Page 52; buried after 17th May 1848 St Dunstan's Church, Cranbrook, Kent
 

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