Charles Gunning TAMAN (1824–1865)
His wife Mrs Ann TAMAN, née Price (c.1823–1888)
Their granddaughters Miss Florence Marian SCARSBROOK (1875–1903)
and Miss Laura Alice Jane SCARSBROOK (1880–1930)
St Paul section: Row 13, Grave A16½ [St Paul ref. H12]
In Loving Memory of
CHARLES GUNNING TAMAN
DIED FEBRUARY 2, 1865
AGED 38 [actually 40]
AND OF ANN HIS WIFE
DIED OCTOBER 30, 1888
ALSO FLORENCE M. SCARSBROOK
GRANDDAUGHTER OF ANN TAMAN
DIED SUDDENLY JULY 23, 1903
AGED 28 YEARS
THY WILL BE DONE
ALSO LAURA A. J. SCARSBROOK
WHO ENTERED INTO REST
AUGUST 11, 1930, AGED 50 YEARS.
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Charles Gunning Taman was born in Oxford in 1824 and baptised at St Clement's Church there on 26 October. He was the son of the cabinet maker/broker William Taman and his wife Mary, who had six other children baptised at that church: Elizabeth (1809), Mary (1812), William (1814), Joseph (1816), Thomas (1819), and John Parsons Taman (1822). Charles became a printer.
Ann Price was born in Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire in c.1823, the daughter of the labourer James Price. Her first husband was William Frederick Deeley, who was born in Headington in 1817 and baptised at St Andrew's Church on 29 September, the son of the shoemaker Thomas Deeley and his wife Jane. They had the following children:
- Sarah Ann Deeley (born at Penson's Gardens, Oxford in 1847 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 1 June);
- Jane Deeley (born in Oxford near the end of 1849 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 1 October 1851 at the same time as her younger brother Frederick)
- Frederick Deeley (born at Paradise Square, Oxford in 1851 and baptised at St Ebbe's Church on 1 October);
- William Frederick Deeley, later known as William Thomas Deeley (born at Paradise Square, Oxford in 1855 and privately baptised by St Ebbe's Church on 6 February 1856).
At the time of the 1851 census Mrs Ann Deeley (27) was living in Paradise Square, St Ebbe's with her husband William (34), who was working as a printer, and their first two children Sarah (4) and Jane (2).
Ann's first husband William Frederick Deeley died at Paradise Square at the age of 38 in 1855 and was buried on 26 February, probably in Osney Cemetery.
On 2 February 1857 at St Ebbe's Church, Oxford, Charles Gunning Taman (32) married Mrs Ann Deeley, née Price (35): they were both then living in Paradise Square and expecting their first child. They had the following children:
- Mary Elizabeth Taman (born at Paradise Square, Oxford in 1857 and privately baptised by St Ebbe's Church on 31 August)
- Charles Edward Taman (born in Oxford in 1859, reg. fourth quarter)
- Ann Taman, known as Annie (born in Oxford in 1861/2, reg. first quarter of 1862).
At the time of the 1861 census Charles Gunning Taman was a publican as well as a printer, living at the Royal Champion pub at 17 George Street in St Mary Magdalen parish with his wife Ann and their children Mary (3) and Charles (1), and three of Ann's children from her first marriage: Sarah Ann Deeley (13), Frederick Deeley (10), and William Deeley (5). They also had three lodgers. Ann's other daughter Jane Deeley (11) was living at Derry Road, Ashton Keynes, Wiltshire with her uncle and aunt, Robert & Sarah Brain.
Ann's second husband Charles Gunning Taman died in 1865. The correct age of 40 is given in the parish register, but the grave marker wrongly states that he was 38:
† Charles Gunning Taman died at Great Clarendon Street at the age of 40 on 2 February 1865 (according to the gravestone) and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 12 February (according to the burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Mrs Ann Taman is hard to find at the time of the 1871 census, but six of her children were at home together at 31 Great Clarendon Street: Sarah Deeley (23) was a dressmaker; Frederick Deeley (19) and William Deeley (15) were printers; and Mary Elizabeth Taman (13), Charles Taman (11), and Ann Taman (9) were at school. Her seventh child, Jane Deeley (22) was a housemaid at 2 St John's Park Villas, Hampstead.
All four of Ann Taman's children by her first husband were married in the 1870s:
- On 2 September 1871 at St Saviour's Church, Hoxton, Jane Deeley (22) married the groom Henry Daw (23), the son of the groom Simon Bedwell Daw: they were both living at 36 Rushton Street at the time of their wedding, and were probably both in service there.
- On 8 November 1874 at St Giles's Church, Oxford, Sarah Anne Deeley (21) married Alfred Scarsbrook (21), a cabinet maker of Cowley St John and the son of the baker George Scarsbrook.
- In the second quarter of 1875 (possibly at Summertown Congregational Church), William Thomas Deeley married Frances Stone;
- On 17 May 1875 at St Cross Church, Oxford, Frederick Deeley, described as an electro-typer of Pimlico, London, married Charlotte Boyce of Holywell, Oxford, the daughter of the veterinary surgeon Edward Boyce.
Ann Taman's son by her second marriage was married in London in early 1881:
- On 27 February 1881 at St Thomas's Church, Islington, Charles Edward Taman (22), a compositor of 3 Henningford Road, Islington married Mary Ann Bickerton (25), the daughter of William Bickerton, a baker & confectioner of 25 St Aldate's, Oxford.
At the time of the 1881 census Ann (57) was a lodging house keeper at 138 Walton Street in St Giles's parish, living there with her two unmarried daughters Mary Elizabeth Taman (23) and Ann Taman (19), and her five-year-old granddaughter Florence Scarsbrook.
Her youngest daughter Annie was married in 1884, with a notice inserted in Jackson's Oxford Journal:
- On 14 April 1884 at St Barnabas's Church, Oxford, Annie Taman (22) married Richard James Clark (24), a clerk of St Mary's, Islington and the eldest son of Richard Clark of Salisbury.
Mrs Ann Taman had moved to 24 Hayfield Road by the time of her death in 1888:
† Mrs Ann Taman née Price died at 24 Hayfield Road at the age of 64 on 30 October 1888 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 3 November (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her death notice in Jackson's Oxford Journal read: "Oct. 30, at 24, Heyfield-road, Oxford, Ann, widow of the late Charles Gunning Taman, late of Walton-street, aged 64."
At the time of the 1891 census her daughter Mary (33) was the housekeeper to Thomas Shave Boulton, a widower of 48 who worked as a mercantile manager, and his four children, at 18 Richmond Villas, Islington. She married him in 1897:
- On 13 July 1897 at St Luke's Church, West Holloway, Mary Elizabeth Taman (39) married the widower Thomas Shave Boulton (53). They were both living at 14 Freegrove Road at the time of their marriage.
Alfred Scarsbrook and his wife Sarah Ann, née Deeley
Alfred and Sarah Ann Scarsbrook are buried in an unknown grave in the St Giles's section of St Sepulchre's Cemetery, and their daughters Florence and Laura are buried in the St Paul's section with their grandparents above.
Alfred Scarsbrook was born in Oxford in 1843, the son of the baker George Scarsbrook. On 8 November 1874 at St Giles's Church, Alfred Scarsbrook and Sarah Ann Deeley (see above), and they had the following children:
- Florence Marian Scarsbrook (born in Oxford in 1873, reg. Headington district third quarter)
- Edith Rebecca Annie Scarsbrook (born in Oxford in 1877 and baptised at Cowley St John Church on 26 December)
- Laura Alice Jane Scarsbrook (born in Oxford on 11 November 1879 and baptised at Cowley St John Church on 26 December)
- Frederick Alfred Scarsbrook (born at 214 Cowley Road, Oxford in 1881 and baptised at Cowley St John Church on 19 June)
- Alice Sarah Ann Scarsbrook (born at 214 Cowley Road, Oxford in 1882 and baptised at Cowley St John Church on 31 December)
- Annie Deeley Taman Scarsbrook (born at 214 Cowley Road, Oxford in 1884 and baptised at Cowley St John Church on 6 April 1885).
At the time of the 1881 census Alfred (37), who was a cabinet maker, and his wife Sarah (33) were living at 214 Cowley Road with their children Edith (3) and Laura (1), plus a nurse and a servant. Their eldest daughter Florence (5) was staying with her grandmother Mrs Ann Taman (above).
They were at the same address in 1891 with all six of their children. In 1899 their address was given as 58 Cowley Road.
At the time of the 1901 Sarah (53), who was described as the head of the household, was living at 2 Cowley Place with her children Edith (23), Laura (21), Alice (18), who was a tailoress and Annie (16) who was a milliner. Their daughter Florence (25) and son Frederick (19) are hard to find.
Their daughter Florence died in London in 1903:
† Miss Florence Marian Scarsbrook died at 9 Canonbury Park, South London at the age of 28 on 23 July 1903 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 25 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Three of their children were married before the next census:
- In 1901 (reg. fourth quarter) in Islington, Edith Rebecca Scarsbrook married Hubert David J. Ireland;
- On 5 September 1903 at St Clement's Church, Oxford, Alice Sarah Ann Scarsbrook (20) of 2 Cowley Place married Frederick James Johnson (22), a cook of George Street and the son of the bricklayer Frederick Johnson;
- On 7 August 1907 at St Mary Magdalen Church, Oxford, Frederick Alfred Scarsbrook (26), a stenographer of 13 Beaumont Street, married Ann Emma Vast (36) of 13 Craven Hill, Paddington, the daughter of Charles Vast.
By 1907 Alfred and Sarah Scarsbrook were running the lodging house at 138 Walton Street that in the 1880s had been kept by Sarah's mother. At the time of the 1911 census Alfred (68) and Sarah (64) were living there with their daughter Laura (31). By 1915 they were running a university lodging house at 46 Wellington Square
Their youngest daughter Annie was married in 1913:
- In 1913 (reg. third quarter), Annie Deeley Taman Scarsbrook married Herbert W. J. Webb.
Mrs Sarah Ann Scarsbrook died at 46 Wellington Square at the age of 68 in December 1915 and was buried on 24 December in a separate grave in the St Giles's section of St Sepulchre's Cemetery, not yet located.
Her daughter Miss Laura Scarsbrook was still listed in Kelly's Directory for 1928 as running the university boarding house at 46 Wellington Square, and her father continued to live there with her. She died in 1930:
† Miss Laura Alice Jane Scarsbrook died at the Radcliffe Infirmary at the age of 50 on 11 August 1930 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 15 August (burial recorded in the parish register of St Paul's Church).
Her effects came to £263 1s. 7d., and her father was her executor.
Alfred Scarsbrook remained at 46 Wellington Square, which he continued to run as a lodging house under his name. He outlived his wife by 25 years and died there at the age of 97 in March 1940 and was buried on 11 March. The St Giles's burial register specifically states that the burial took place in St Sepulchre's Cemetery: the grave must be the same unlocated one where his wife was buried.