William Tinney
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William Tinney (1859 - 1930)

Capt William Tinney
Born in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, Englandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1881 in Nelson, New Zealandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at about age 71 in Patea, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealandmap
Profile last modified | Created 29 Jun 2009
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Was born in Cheltenham, Gloucs, in 1859. He went to sea in 1871, in the training ship “Warsprite,” and, after page 775 serving three months, joined the Navy, in which he remained for several years. Arriving in Nelson in the ship “Chili,” in 1874, as an ordinary seaman, he obtained employment in the coastal and intercolonial trade, first as ordinary seaman, then as mate, and finally as master of the schooner “Sisters.” After that he had charge of the steamer “Elsie” trading between Nelson and Rewaka for three and a half years. In 1889, he entered the employ of the Anchor Company, as second mate of the s.s. “Waverley,” and eighteen months later was made first mate, which position he filled for three years. In 1894, Captain Tinney was appointed to his present command. Is buried at Patea Cemetry , Taranaki NZ


William Tinney Death Age: 74 Burial Place: Taranaki, New Zealand Cemetery: Patea

FamilySearch Facts

  • Fact: Birth Registration (1859) Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England
  • Fact: Residence (1871) St Andrew, London, Middlesex, England
  • Fact: Arrival (1874) Arrival in New Zealand Nelson, New Zealand
  • Fact: Probate (1930) New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
  • Fact: Burial (1930) Patea, South Taranaki, Taranaki, New Zealand


  • N.Z. MARRIAGES - 1881/1863 - Emma Whiting & William Tinney
  • N.Z. DEATHS - 1930/6245 - Tinney William aged 74 years


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