Thomas Selby Tancred
Sir Thomas Selby Tancred (1840-1910), 8th Baronet, Mining and Railway Engineer
1840 Born at Belford, Northumberland
1854 Travelled back from Australia
Educated at Radley and Bradfield
1861 Baronet, living in Adderstone, Northumberland with his grandfather Prideaux J Selby 71, and his uncle Edmund Antrobus 50, Francis M Antrobus 45, William H Johnston 27, Fanny L Johnston 26, and Lucy S Tancred 18, Ethel M S Johnston 1, Sybil M Johnston 4
Pupil of George Willoughby Hemans
Moved to New Zealand where he worked for the Public Works Department
1872 Lived in Canterbury
1876 Returned to England; formed partnership Hemans, Falkiner and Tancred, consultants to the New Zealand Government.
1878 Partner in Falkiner and Tancred
Worked on railway projects around the world.
c.1900 Engaged in constructing a railway across the Isthmus of Tehuantepec.
1910 Died in London; buried in Kensal Green Cemetery
Sources of Information
- National Archives
- New Zealand, School Registers and Lists
- Australia, Outward Passenger Index
- 1861 census
- The Times, Apr 13, 1910
- Civil Engineer Lists
- Canterbury, New Zealand, Provincial Rolls
- The Times Jan 26, 1888