Tanner, Edward (60008)

Full Name: Rev Edward Tanner

Born: 1829

Died: 1 January 1888

Denomination: Anglican



Born c1829 at Peckham, Surrey, England, the son of Benjamin Tanner, gentleman, and his wife Maria, nee Kirkham. Arrived at Melbourne on 24 January 1848 per "Stag" from London, England with Bishop Perry's party. A licensed lay reader at Coburg. Ordained priest on 26 May 1850. Chaplain of Pentridge Gaol (1850-53). Incumbent of St. Thomas', Winchelsea (1854-64). At Kadina, Moonta and Wallaroo, South Australia (1865-66). At All Saint's, Brisbane, Queensland (1866). At St. Mark's, Darling Point, Sydney, N.S.W. (1866-67). Left the ministry and became a sugar-cane farmer. Did occasional duty. At Bowen and Maryborough, Queensland (1873-75). Did not marry. Lived with his sister, Clarissa Maria Tanner. Died on 1 January 1888 at Woongarra Grange, Barolin, Queensland, and was buried on 2 January 1888 at the Bundaberg Cemetery, Queensland.
[death certificate; Harmer History of St. Thomas's Church of England, Winchelsea; Reed Anglican Clergymen in South Australia in the Nineteenth Century; Kenneth J. Cable]