Tarrant ~ Second Generation

    Issue of unknown tarrant  
1.   Michael TARRANT
He was probably born late 1600s and is shown at Oxford St Thomas from his first marriage.

Marriage (1) 27 Feb 1722/23 at Oxford St Thomas of Michael Tarrant to Mary CHUN; 'Michael Tarant and Mary Chun were married by Banns, both of this parish, Feb ye 27' (ref Ancestry Oxford St Thomas Marriages image).

Probable burial of Mary Tarrant 1736 at Oxford St Thomas; 'Mary Tarrant was Buried June ye 22' (ref Ancestry, Oxford St Thomas Burials image). This could also be the burial of child (2), Mary, but it is more likely to be the mother because of the timing prior to the second marriage.

Marriage (2) 25 Sep 1737 at Oxford St Thomas of Michael Tarrant to Hester ARCHARD; 'Mickell Tarrant and Hester Archard Lodgers were Married by Banns Sep ye 25" (ref Ancestry Oxford St Thomas Marriages image).

A very likely baptism for Hester/Esther is that for Marie Ester Archard on 14 Oct 1713, bap 8 Nov 1713 at Savoye de Spring Gardens, Westminster, London (Huguenot), dau of Jean Archard & Marie Charlotte (ref England Select Births and Christenings, Ancestry).

Esther died in 1766 prior to the death of Michael in the same year, and was buried at Oxford St Thomas that year on 7 Mar 1766 as Hester Tarrant (ref Ancestry, Oxford St Thomas Burials image).

The Will of Michael Tarrant was signed on 12th February 1762 (ref fmp), and Michael was buried at Oxford St Thomas on 21 Sep 1766 (ref Ancestry Oxford St Thomas Burials image).

Esther (Hester) was the sole Executrix but as she died before Michael, administration was granted to their daughter Mary on 22 Sep 1766.

His Will is as follows in the name of Michael Tarrant, occupation Victualler, year 1766, details Victualler, Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire, document type Registered Will, place Oxford, Court Oxford Archdeaconry, document reference 214.540, record set Oxfordshire Wills Index (ref findmypast).

See daughter Mary in the next generation for a legal dispute about the outcome of Michael's Will, below.

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In the Name of God Amen I Michael Tarrant of the parish of Saint Thomas in the suburbs of the City of Oxford Victualler being Aged and Infirm of Body but of sound mind and memory Almighty God be praised therefore Do for the settling and Disposing of that Worldly Estate which the Lord in his mercy hath been pleased to Bless me with make and declare this my last Will and Testament as follows But principally and first of all I humbly recommend my immortal soul into the Hands and Mercy of Almighty God at his Divine Pleasure fully trusting that in and through the alone Merits of my Blessed Saviour Jesus Christ I shall attain everlasting Life. My body I Will to be Buried near the remains of my former Wife and I hereby order and direct my Executrix hereinafter named to provide and set up two Gravestones on my Grave and that she cause the name and age of my said first wife Mary Tarrant and mine to be inscribed thereon and these words following on one of the stones / All you that come my Grave to see / Just as I am, so must you be, A Life well spent, looks Death i'th Face, my Glass is run, and yours goes on apace /
Then my Will is that all my Just Debts Funeral and Testamentary Expenses be paid and Discharged as soon as conveniently may be after my decease And Whereas my Son and Daughter Robert and Ann Tarrant have been long absent from me and it is uncertain whether they will ever return or not However as they are my Children my Will is that if they both happen to return within two years next after my decease that then my said Executrix do pay the sum of Two pounds two shillings to each of them and in case only one of them should appear that then she my said Executrix do pay unto the appearing person the sum of Four pounds four shillings of good and lawfull money of Great Britain Also not knowing their names I give and bequeath unto each of the eldest sons of my Brothers Leonard Tarrant of Begbrooke Robert Tarrant of Witney and Benjamin Tarrant of Faringdon, One pound one shilling of like Lawfull money Also I give and devise unto my loving wife Esther Tarrant Alll those my five Tenements which I lately purchased of and from Nathaniel New Gentleman situate and being in the parish of Saint Thomas aforesaid To hold the said Five Tenements and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto my said wife Esther for and during the term of her Widowhood And immediately after her decease or Intermarriage which shall first happen I then give and devise all the said five Tenements unto my Daughter Mary now wife of Walter Kimber To hold the said five Tenements and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto my said Daughter Mary for and during the term of her natural life and from and after the deceases of my said Wife Esther and Daughter Mary and the survivor of them I give and Devise all the said Five Tenements and premises with their and every of their appurtenances unto and amongst all and every the Children of my said Daughter Mary lawfully to be begotten by her present or any future Husband share and share alike Also all the rest residue and remainder (after payment of my Debts and Legacies as abovementioned) of my ready money Securities for money Debts due and oweing one and all and singular other any Household Goods Chattels and Estate whatsoever and wheresoever I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Esther Tarrant and hereby revoking all former and other Wills heretofore by me at any time made either by word or in writing Do Declare this only to be my true last Will and Testament and do nominate constitute and appoint her my said Loving Wife Esther Sole Executrix hereof In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Twelfth day of February in the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith and soforth and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and sixty two, Michael X Tarrant his mark (seal) Signed sealed pronounced and declard by the said Testator Michael Tarrant as and for his last Will and Testament and at his request in his presence and the presence of each other attested by us Israel Taylor X X Rafe Ward. (9 sheets)

This Will was proved at Oxford on the Twenty second day of September one thousand seven hundred and sixty six before the Reverend John Bilstone Clerk Master of Arts and Surrogate of the Worshipfull Thomas Bever Doctor of Laws Official Principal of the Reverend the Archdeacon of the Archdeaconry of Oxford lawfully constituted by the oath of Mary Kimber Widow the Daughter of the said Deceased to whom administration with the said Will annexed was granted being first sworn duly to administer Ester Tarrant the Wife sole Executrix and Residuary Legatee named in the said Will dying in the life time of the said Deceased.
 
    Child referred to in Will, unsure which wife  
  1. Robert TARRANT  
    Children of Michael and Mary  
  2. Elizabeth TARRANT bap 1723 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  3. Mary TARRANT (1) bap 1724 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  4. Michael TARRANT (1) buried 1726 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  5. Ann TARRANT (1) bap 1727 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  6. Ann TARRANT (2) bap 1728 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  7. Michael TARRANT (2) bap 1732 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
    Children of Michael and Hester  
  8. Joseph TARRANT bap 1740 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  9. Mary TARRANT (2) bap 1742 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire  
  10. Hester TARRANT bap 1744 at Oxford St Thomas, Oxfordshire
 
2.   Leonard TARRANT
Born about 1690 based on age at first marriage. Not found in Oxfordshire.

Leonard was mentioned in the Will of his brother Michael Tarrant in 1762, as being of Begbroke, Oxfordshire.

Marriage (1) 1 Jan 1716/17 at Oxford St Martin, Oxfordshire of Leonard Tarran to Elizabeth HERITAGE; the writing is indistinct for her name and she is indexed as Herilage.
"Leonard Tarran of Bagbrook [or Begbrook] & Eliz. Heritage of Oxon" (ref Ancestry, Oxford St Martin, C of E Marriages).

Burial of Elizabeth Tarran 1735 at Begbroke Parish:
"Sept'r 28th [the 8 obscure] Elizabeth the Wife of Leonard Tarran was buried." (ref Ancestry Begbroke records image)

Marriage (2) 26 Jun 1743 at Oxford St Giles, Oxfordshire of Leonard Tarrant to Hannah COLLINS; 'Leonard Tarrant & Hannah Collins both of Begbrook in ye County of Oxon were married by Licence June 26 1743' (ref Ancestry Oxford St Giles image). Possible baptism of Hannah Collins 11 Jul 1724 at Goring, Oxfordshire, dau of John & Mary Collins (ref Ancestry Oxfordshire records).

Leonard's death is not the burial on 12 Feb 1752 at Woodstock, as this is for a baby.
 
    Children of Leonard and Elizabeth:  
  1. Elisabeth TARRAN (1) bap 1717 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  2. Leonard TARRAN (1) bap 1719/20 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  3. Anne TARRAN bap 1720/21 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  4. Mary TARRAN bap 1722/23 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  5. Joseph TARRAN bap 1724/25 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  6. Leonard TARRAN (2) born 1727 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire  
  7. Elizabeth TARRAN (2) bap 1732/33 at Begbroke, Oxfordshire
 
3.   Robert TARRANT
Robert was mentioned in the Will of his brother Michael Tarrant in 1762, as being of Witney, Oxfordshire. He was probably born late 1600s.

No information found.
 
4.   Benjamin TARRANT
Benjamin was mentioned in the Will of his brother Michael Tarrant in 1762, as being of Faringdon, Berkshire. He was probably born late 1600s.

Probable marriage 16 Jun 1723 at Wantage, Berkshire of Benjamin TARRON to Elizabeth SMITH (ref Ancestry English Marriages, no image available).

Probable burial of Benjamin Tarrant 14 Oct 1768 at All Saints, Faringdon, Berkshire (ref fmp Berkshire Burial Index).

FROM WHOM FRED SHADE IS DESCENDED.
 
    Children:  
  1. Leonard TARRANT bap 1724 at Faringdon, Berkshire, England  
  2. Benjamin TARRANT bap 1726 at Berkshire, England  
  3. Betty TARRANT bap 1732 [either 1731/32 or 1732/33] at Faringdon, Berkshire, England  

Updated 20 Jun 2017