Troublesome Tranters: Harriet’s Timeline

This entry is part 2 of 4 in the series Troublesome Tranters

On Thursday, in the first installment of Troublesome Tranters, I introduced the brick wall of Harriet Tranter.  The second installment in the series is to create a timeline of significant events in Harriet’s life. The life of Harriet that I know of, is a short one and there are events that I’m not sure even …

In the Papers – “[He] died in about a minute”

On the morning of Friday 12th February 1909 Mr James Berry Walford presided over the inquest of the death of Edgar Alfred Ferdinand Tranter. Edgar, known by his family as Ferdinand, was baptized at Holy Trinity Church in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire on the 27th April 1898.  He was the son of David Tranter and Bertha Davis …