Henry Alexander Tarrant

Maleabout 1833–1907

Brief Life History of Henry Alexander

Henry Alexander Tarrant was born about 1833. He married Katharine Saxon in 1859, in New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1907, in New Zealand, at the age of 75.

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Henry Alexander Tarrant
Katharine Saxon
Marriage: 1859
Katharine Emily Tarrant
Ellen Adele Tarrant
Henry Alexander Tarrant
Francis Saxon Tarrant
Elizabeth Constance Tarrant
Lionel Kendall Tarrant
Ida Blanche Tarrant
Pierce Champion Tarrant
Geoffrey Hicks Tarrant

Sources (8)

  • Henry Alexander Tarrant in entry for Pierce Champion Tarrant, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Henry Alexander Tarrant in entry for Geoffrey Hicks Tarrant, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"
  • Henry Alexander Tarrant in entry for Ida Blanche Tarrant, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1859New Zealand
  • Children (9)

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    World Events (7)

    1834 · The United Tribes of New Zealand Flag

    Age 1

    A confederation of Maori tribes was convened in 1834 by James Busby, a British Resident who had been sent to New Zealand to set up a framework for trade between the Māori and Europeans. The Flag which they used was a mix between the St. George’s Cross and in the top left corner another smaller St. Georges Cross with four eight pointed stars representing the Holy Cross stars in the Southern Hemisphere. This design is still being used today as the official flag of the United Tribes of New Zealand.


    Age 7

    The Maori sign the Treaty of Waitangi giving control to the British in exchange for protection and guaranteed Maori possession of their lands.

    1858 · New Provinces Act

    Age 25

    The New Provinces Act was established to help create new Provinces in the quickly growing region of New Zealand. This Act also helped kept laws in check as well as create Provincial Councils to help govern over the people within the areas.

    Name Meaning

    English (mainly Hampshire and Wiltshire): habitational name from any of the eight places in Dorset named from the River Tarrant. The river name is of British origin and probably means ‘the trespasser, the river liable to floods’; see Trent .

    Irish (Cork): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Toráin ‘descendant of Torán’, a personal name based on a diminutive of tor ‘lord, hero, or champion’. See Torrens .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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