William Tanner

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Importance of William Tanner

A member of the Kelly family, lived near Greta Links to the KellyGang , Early Years , Teenage years , First run in with the law , Fitzpatrick Incident , Stringybark Creek Murders , Escape North, Euroa Robbery , Mass arrest of sympathizers , Jerilderie Robbery , Later in 1879 , Early in 1880 , Death of Aaron Sherritt , Glenrowan Siege , Ned Kelly's Trial , Royal Commission , Family ,


wife Mary Lloyd. Brother John Tanner

parents Williams parents were John Tanner and Catherine Delaney

Marys parents were John Lloyd and Catherine (Kate) Quinn

children John, Catherine, Bridget, William, Patrick, Lily, and James. Photograph

Links to the KellyGang

Early years William and Mary with their links to the Delaney and Quinn families were key members of the KellyGang family

Escape north On Sunday 27/10/1878, the day after the Mansfield Murders, the KellyGang came around to see me. I gave them a change of clothing and a meal and they went on their way.

In late Octomer 1878 Ass Com Nicolson led a search party after the KellyGang to near our place and he suggested that police should watch Cart Road Gully that was near our place and McBean's swamp (RC 676)

Jerilderie Robbery 10/2/1879 I was allotted a selection at Myrhee and Tatong 44a 4p (OMA5/4/1879) Later in 1879 In 1879 the authorities identified me as a sympathizer. I was arrested with Tom Lloyd. (Argus12/3/79) (Argus13/3/79) (OMA13/3/79)

They decided to fix me. See the type of letter they used to send out to get people off their selections. Get your family on the road to no where Mr Tanner. This thing was dated 16/6/1879

'To Mr. William Tanner, Myrrhee. -Sir-Referring to your letter of the 9th instant, enquiring the reason why your application for 44a. 0r. 4p., parishes of Myrrhee and Tatong, was refused, I have the honor to inform you that the land in question was refused on the recommendation of the Police Department'

What was Insp Montfort's response to this letter?(RC3553)

What happened to William Tanner's family William Tanner was married to Mary Lloyd in Wangaratta on 3rd May 1877.

Williams parents were John Tanner and Catherine Delaney

Marys parents were John Lloyd and Catherine (Kate) Quinn.

William was one of six children and was born in Geelong 1849. Mary was born in Greta in 1861.

Mary and William had 9 children.

Mary Tanner died in 1937 aged 76 and William in 1938 aged 89. Let the KellyGang ride free