Male Josiah Tabner

Josiah was born in 1872.  Josiah's father was Frederic Tabner and his mother was Sarah Tabner.  His maternal grandfather was Joseph Tabner and his maternal grandmother is Isabella Jude. He had five brothers named Albert, John, Silas, Arthur and Jacob.  He was the fifth oldest of the six children.

General Notes

Birth was registered between July-Sept 1872 in Mildenhall Registration District.
1881  Census shows that he was 7 years of age, born in Worlington, Suffolk and living in Church Road, Worlington, Suffolk.
He left England and emigrated to Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada by signing on as a ship's boy at 14 years of age.  He lived in Annapolis for the rest of his life.
Records at the time of his marrige to Mary E Everett show that his parents were Frederick and Sarah Tabner and that he was born in Wellington but this should read Worlington.  Frederick's occupation was shown as Farmer.  He was shown as living in Granville, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1901 Census for Canada shows that he was born on 17th August 1866 in England, became a naturalised citizen of Canada in 1888 and was living with his wife Mary in Lower Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
1911 Census shows that he was 40 years of age, born in England and living in Lower Granville, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada.
His death certificate shows that he was born on 13 August 1870.

Occupation Details

Records at the time of his marriage to Mary Everett show that he was a Sailor
1901 Census shows that he was a Fisherman working on his own account.

Death Notes

His death certificate shows the following information:
Place of Death - Annapolis General Hospital
Residence - Upper Clements
Nationality - Canadian
Racial Origin - English
Born - Suffolk, England
Occupation - Labourer
Wife's Maiden Name - Mary Adelia Everett
Name of Informant - Gertrude Tabner
Relatio nship - daughter
Residence- Granville Ferry
Death certified by J R Kerr
Address Annapolis Royal
Undertaker Glais Hatfield, Granville Ferry. Died at the age of 79 on March 10th, 1951.

Josiah's first family with Mary E Everett

Josiah and Mary were married in a religious ceremony on September 26th, 1894.
They were married by licence on 26th September 1894 in Digby, Annapolis County, Nova Scotia, Canada by Leah Cayden.
Their religion is shown as being Church of England.
The witness was C or P Ellis.
A notice appeared in the The Digby Courier April 19, 1894 – Special Dispatch to the Boston Herald….Halifax, N.S., Sept. 17, 1894
Mrs. Ellis of Granville, N.S., Takes a Second Husband.
Josiah Tabner, a dashing young Englishman of 21, who recently settled in Granville, near Annapolis, fell a victim to the mature charms and sunny smiles of Mrs. Mary Ellis, a widow, who has seen 74 autumns. The two were married today. Mrs. Ellis’ eldest son, aged 56, was unable to attend the wedding.

Josiah's second family with Mary Adelia Everett

Josiah and Mary were married in 1913.  They had a son and four daughters, named Russell, Ethel, Mabel, Amy and Anna.


Female Ethel Tabner
Ethel was born on May 10th, 1910.

Female Mabel Elizabeth Tabner
Mabel was born on January 10th, 1914.

Female Amy Gertrude Tabner
Amy was born on August 21st, 1915.

Female Anna Madeline Tabner
Anna was born on March 25th, 1917.

Male Russell Archibald Tabner
Russell was born on November 21st, 1919.