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Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 19 Feb 2007 1:26AM GMT
Classification: Query
I am looking for family of William Tarves,Tarvis. He was born in Scotland cica 1811, Married Isabella Menagh of Belfast, Ireland. They immigrated to Ashburn, Ont. (north of Whitby) They had 4 sons William, Robert, John and James.
John was a mason by trade. He married Harriet Crayford.

I have found the birth record of Wm Tarvas, in Pitsligo, Aberdeen, Scotland in 1811 son of James Tarvas and Barbara Milne. Do you have any info?

Re: Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 20 Feb 2007 1:51PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: TARVES
You could take a peek at the British Columbia Vital Statistics site

or this one if you have any idea of where in BC your family might have emigrated to.

BC was and still is a LONG way from Ontario. Any ideas of what might have brought one of your Tarves this far west?

~ jill

Re: Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 24 Sep 2007 2:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Menagh, Tarvis
Wm Bruce Tarvis b 1812 Scotland >Ashburn Ont Canada. d Dec 12 1883
Wife: Isabella Menagh b 1825 Ireland>Whitby Ont Canada, prob abt 1850. d Sept 3 1912
Both are buried @ Ashburn Cemetery Whitby Twp W, Durham Co Ont Ca
Wm b Jan 16 1855 Ont
James b 1864 Ont
John b Nov 13 1865 Ont
Robert Menagh b 1847 Ireland

The question was asked, "Why would the young Tarvis men go to BC?" I think the answer may be the Caraboo gold rush around Barkersville BC.

I have Isabella's funeral card and am a decendent of Robert

Re: Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 24 Sep 2007 2:42AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Tarves
I have a photo of Isabella in a book about the history of the Whitby area.
I don't believe they have a headstone - I live close by and have visited the cemetery.
Please email as I would like to share info.

Re: Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 25 Sep 2007 12:04PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 9 Aug 2008 6:40PM GMT
Contact me Re Isabella. I to have looked for her grave.

Re: Tarves, Tarvis, Tarvas

Posted: 25 Sep 2007 12:26PM GMT
Classification: Marriage
Edited: 9 Aug 2008 6:40PM GMT
Surnames: Menagh, Tarvis
Interesting that you found that Wm Bruce Tarvis's mother was a Milne.
I have a George Jarvis Milne b December 20, 1856 & married November 21, 1881 Newcastle Durham Co Ont Can to Lillia Menagh b March 14, 1861. I have 5 children listed from this union.

I would love a pic of Isabella Menagh
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