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Henry Tate (1819 - 1899)

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Sir Henry Tate
Born in Chorley, Lancashire, Englandmap
Husband of — married in Liverpool, Lancashire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in London, Englandmap
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Categories: English Notables.


Henry Tate is Notable.

Sir Henry Tate (Baronet) was a sugar merchant, renowned for his philanthropy, and for the establishment of the Tate Gallery in London.

Public Life and Career

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Personal and Family Life

Henry Tate was born on 11 Mar 1819 at Chorley, in Lancashire, England, son of the Rev William Tate, a Unitarian minister. He was christened on 18 Mar 1819 at the Unitarian Church, Chorley, Lancashire, England.

On 1 Mar 1841 he married Jane Wignall, daughter of John Wignall of Aughton. They married at Liverpool and in the 1841 census were living in Dale St in Liverpool. Henry was a grocer.

By 1851, Henry had moved to Woodchurch Rd, Oxton, Cheshire. Henry was a tea merchant and the children present at home were Ellen (Mary Ellen), Alfred, Edwin and Caleb. Henry's sister in law, Mary Wignall was also living with them.

By 1861, the family had moved back to Walton in Lancashire. Henry was now a sugar refiner, and had 5 sons (Alfred, Edwin, Caleb, Henry and George) and two daughters (Isolina and Agnes) living at home.

In 1871, Henry is living at his home in Woolton Park, Much Woolton in Lancashire. Henry is a Sugar Refiner Master employing 92 men. His sons Alfred and Edwin were living with him and listed Sugar Refiner partners. Other children present in the home were Caleb, Isolina (incorrectly recorded as Selina), Henry, Agnes and grandson Ernest (eldest surviving son of William Tate, Sir Henry's eldest son). His niece on his wife's side Jane Cattrall was also in the household as an assistant housekeeper. In 1881, the family, Henry, Jane and sons Caleb and George, were living at Highfield House in Much Woolton. Also living at the house were Henry's nieces (again on his wife's side) Jane Cattrall and Maria Wilcox (listed in the census as Marian Wilcox), and Jane Cattrall's future husband, Thomas Moore Dawson, a medical assistant.

After his wife died in 1883, Henry married for a second time, on 8 October 1885 at Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, Westminster London. Henry's new wife was Amy Fanny, daughter of Charles Hislop of Brixton Hill. In 1891, he and Amy were living at Park Hill in Streatham, London. Henry is described as a Sugar Refiner and Magistrate.

Henry Tate died on 5 Dec 1899 and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery in London, England.


  • Birth. Baptism 1819. England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013.
  • Marriage: Marriage 1. Tate/Wignall. 1841. FreeBMD. England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2006.
  • Marriage 2. Tate/Hislop. 1885. London Metropolitan Archives, Christ Church, Lancaster Gate, Register of marriages, P87/CTC, Item 005. Accessed at London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010.
  • Occupation and residence: 1841 Census, England. Class: HO107; Piece: 562; Book: 1; Civil Parish: Liverpool; County: Lancashire; Enumeration District: 32; Folio: 6; Page: 5; Line: 8; GSU roll: 438714. Accessed at 1841 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc, 2010.
  • 1851 Census, England. Class: HO107; Piece: 2174; Folio: 78; Page: 51; GSU roll: 87165-87167. Accessed at 1851 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  • 1861 Census, England. Class: RG 9; Piece: 2723; Folio: 23; Page: 15; GSU roll: 543019. Accessed at 1861 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  • 1871 Census, England. Class: RG10; Piece: 3855; Folio: 57; Page: 6; GSU roll: 841931. 1871 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • 1881 Census, England. Class: RG11; Piece: 3721; Folio: 61; Page: 17; GSU roll: 1341891. and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1881 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2004.
  • 1891 Census, England. Class: RG12; Piece: 457; Folio: 79; Page: 1; GSU roll: 6095567. 1891 England Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2005.
  • Death: England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2010. Original data: Principal Probate Registry. Calendar of the Grants of Probate and Letters of Administration made in the Probate Registries of the High Court of Justice in England. London, England © Crown copyright.


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