Personal information about Robert Tasker

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Burial Information

Name on burial register:
   Robert Tasker
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Age at death:
Date of burial:
   19 April 1873
Abode at death:
(according to burial register)
Burial register information:
Book number: 1868
Page number: 083
Record number: 3060
Official at burial:
   The Rev'd. Daniel Harding, Primitive Methodist Minister, Newbury.
Source of information:
  Burial Register
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Memorial Details

  Robert TASKER
  15 April 1873
  Coped roof tomb
  "On N side of roof: In Memory of / Robert Tasker / born February 12th 1785 / died April 15th. 1873 // On S side of roof: Also in Loving Memory of / Elizabeth Jane / his beloved wife who died October 15th 1878 / aged 66 years. ""Thy will be done.""//"
  Coped roof tomb on rectangular base. Engraved lettering. Some flaking
  01 March 2012
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Elizabeth Jane TASKER



Obituaries and Newspaper announcements

Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    24 April 1873
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



Our obituary column for the last week contained the notice of the decease of Mr. R Tasker, who has for some years resided at Upland Place, Newbury.

The deceased was well known in the neighbourhood as a gentleman of considerable property. He is stated to have commenced business as a village blacksmith at Abbott's Inn, near Andover, and his industry and skill enabled him to develop a small business into a very large one.

He was the original proprietor of the Waterloo Iron Works, Andover, which he built, and he was for many years well known as a maker of agricultural implements, and the inventor of several improvements in them. The fortune he amassed in business is a remarkable instance of success achieved by intelligent and steady industry.

Retiring from business in 1836, he subsequently resided in Winchester and Southampton, and at the latter place he became connected with some mining operations, by which he unfortunately lost a considerable sum of money.

Since his residence in Newbury, Mr. Tasker has on several occasions contributed munificent donations to the Primitive Methodist cause, with which he was identified. He was buried on Saturday last, in Newbury Cemetery.

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Article source:    Newbury Weekly News
Date of source:    05 June 1873
Copyright:    © Newbury Weekly News



The will and six codicils of Mr. Robert Tasker, formerly of Upper Clatford, Hants, but late of Newbury, Berks., were proved on the 17th inst. By Henry Albert Loscombe and William Tasker, the nephew, the executors, under £25,000.

The testator bequeaths the money advanced by him at different times to divers chapels to such chapels, and he leaves to the Home Missionary Society £20, to the Andover British School £50, and to the Primitive Methodist Society £30*.
Illustrated London News.

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Robert Tasker
Waterloo Iron Works, Andover; Primitive Methodist; made Newbury Cemetery Gates; lived in Upland Place in his later years, died age 88. Tasker collection displayed at Milestones Museum, Andover
©With thanks to Hampshire County Council Museums Service.
Robert Tasker


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