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Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« on: Monday 26 March 12 10:55 BST (UK) »
Dinah/Diana Sarah TAPPER gave birth to Florence Alice May TAPPER/STILLING, on 12 Dec 1868 at Dunedin,  Reg.  1869/8956.
I have not been able to find any further information about Dinah or her daughter Florence via Papers Past or NZ BDM records.
The father of baby Florence was Thomas STILLING, although no marriage record has been found and they did not stay together.
There are numerous Tapper references in Papers Past,  and none of them seem to link with Dinah/Diana.
Can anyone offer suggestions as to how I can trace Dinah after the birth of her daughter?
 Maybe she left New Zealand using the name Tapper or Stilling.
Thankyou.
HBelle

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #1 on: Monday 26 March 12 11:13 BST (UK) »
Quote from: HBelle

no marriage record has been found



Hello...

NZSG Marriages CD has...

1868/2091 - Thomas W STILLING to Diana Sarah TAPPER

Maybe phone BDM NZ to find out why it's not listed on the website See next post from Ian C


Regards
Beg

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #2 on: Monday 26 March 12 11:25 BST (UK) »
The marriage is on the NZBDM website, but indexed as Thomas William STIRLING and Diana Sarah TAPPER 1868/8918.

There is a death registered in 1890 of a Thomas William STIRLING aged 43, which could be him. Died 9 April and buried 10 April in Northern Cemetery in Dunedin.

No sign of Diana or Florence either as STIRLING, STILLING or TAPPER on NZBDM website, so they may have left the country.

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #3 on: Monday 26 March 12 11:30 BST (UK) »
Hi again...

Would you consider a Florence TABOR

Married to Harold Reid McCLELLAND in 1916 (second marriage I think)

Died in 1950 aged 72 which puts her year of birth out by ten years.

Cremated and I assume buried with her husband in Karori Cemetery, Wellington.

Karori Cemetery
http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/cemeteries/search/search.php

On second thoughts maybe not as there is a Florence TABOR born in 1871.
Maybe just keep a variant spelling in mind


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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #4 on: Monday 26 March 12 23:20 BST (UK) »
Hi HBelle

I see in your Australian thread that you have given lots of background info for Thomas William STILLING - including that he died in Sydney 1912 (NSW Death Index = aged 86 - bc 1826).

Also you've mentioned that Thomas was in Noumea (c. 1872 - 1885) and that he married again (NSW) to Eliza A. SMITH in 1885.

*  Do you have a copy of the 1885 marriage cert  ... and if so, was his status given as a "widower"  ?

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #5 on: Monday 26 March 12 23:50 BST (UK) »
Mmm ... I see now (at PapersPast - "Otago Daily Times" -- 18 June 1868 - P. 6 / col. 2) that the marriage appears to have been "on the rocks", prior to the birth of Florence ?

Notice :  I hereby give notice that I will not be responsible for any money or goods that may be supplied to my wife Dinah Sarah STILLING, and warn the public accordingly.
  --   Thos. W. STILLING, Draper, Port Chalmers  --
 

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 03:49 BST (UK) »
See also in Papers Past, three reports in the "Grey River Argus' concerning the bankruptcy of Thomas William Stilling; in particular that dated 28.10.1871, page 2.

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #7 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 04:08 BST (UK) »
Also an item of interest in "The Otago Daily Times" dated 10.8.1870, page 3, re a letter to the editor concerning Neglected Children.

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HAMMOND, Cainham/Caynham, Shropshire, U.K. Otago-NZ.
GALBRAITH, Ireland, Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Kensington-London, U.K.
GRANT, Sct., Dunedin, Otago-NZ., Vancouver, Canada.
GLASS, Aberdeenshire, Otago-NZ.
CAIRNEY/CARNEY/KEARNEY/Ireland, Airdrie, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
O'BRIEN Mary Ann, Limerick, Otago-NZ.
NICOL(L) James, Scotland, Otago-NZ.
SCOTT Thomas, Shetland, Otago-NZ.
MCHARDY/MCHARDIE Euphemia, Scotland, Otago-NZ.

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Re: Dinah or Diana TAPPER
« Reply #8 on: Tuesday 27 March 12 16:36 BST (UK) »
Hi HBelle

Mmm ... just not finding anything at all which suggests Diana / Dinah and her daughter remained in New Zealand.

Have also drawn a blank with Australian and UK records.   ???   All very frustrating.

I do think though that Diana was possibly a widow - TAPPER being her married name.   

I'll add some further info sourced from UK records in case it is of any assistance to this search.

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