This page will be mainly of interest to the Tansey family of Dorset, their friends and relatives.

Most Poole area Tanseys are descended from the Leicestershire Tanser family which has been traced back to ffrancis Tanser the elder who died on 6 July 1741 at Great Ashby, Leicestershire. He was married to Mary Tanser who died on 4 August 1750 in the same village. I am happy to share genealogical information with any other members of the family by email - see feedback icon on right. The change of spelling/name appears to have taken place in the nineteenth century at the same time as a number of Irish Tanseys moved into the county. Despite assertions on some genealogy web pages, not every Tansey in the world is of Irish extraction!

For more on contemporary Tanseys see the links on this page, in addition to the items found here. A lot of us are on Facebook too! There is an additional page on this site specifically devoted to my late wife Sue.

Nearly all the Poole Tanseys! At Kirsty & Mike's Wedding in Ireland.

Tanseys @ Irish Wedding

 Alisha's Poem

She came in springtime and the wild
Primroses thronged to meet
A child who most resembled them -
Small, beautiful and sweet.

She grew in love and laughter,
Loved happy faces, trees,
Noisy pubs and nappy changes,
And smiles, and more smiles, please.

Colin, her caterpillar,
Her pleasures, they were rife
Crammed all experiences into
Her six short months of life.

Last hours of life, tubed, on her side.
Were pleasures all too few?
Alisha smiled and "A-a"ed,
And laughed at Peek-a-Boo.

She even softened Death, who said,
"She'll not meet hurt or harm."
He took her pain-and-fearlessly,
At home, in loving arms.

The children say she's in the clouds,
Or the most shining star of night.
In heaven? Or where anything
Is beautiful and bright.

Our child of spring and summer's gone
And we must Winter on awhile,
But through our loss we'll treasure still,
Alisha's  radiant smile.

Alisha died at the age of 7 months of SMA. The poem was written by Sue Tansey - Alisha's Granny

More Tansey's (plus Marta's parents) @ Marta & Sam's Wedding in front of Poole Guidhall.

Tanseys @ Poole Wedding

Link Listing

8 Links

The firm which hosts this site and provided the design and content management system used to update it. Founders: Paul Tansey & 'Harry' (Gareth)Tansey. Tansey. The main focus of the firm is now on automated marketing systems. Paul is its dynamic MD.
Planet Zarg
A research and software development company headed by 'Harry' (Gareth) Tansey
Flying Saucer from Planet Zarg
A Planet Zarg Development Project
Jonathan on LinkedIn
Another ace software developer!
Mike Tansey on LinkedIn
Mike specialises in Microsoft projects and does a job his father, Paul, did at much the same age!
Tansey Photography
The latest Tansey family business run by Marta and Sam Tansey specialising in commercial - especially Hotel & Resort - photography worldwide. Impressive aerial photography by drone.
A site set up by the Tansey family to raise funds for the Jennifer Trust for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (now SMA Support UK)with photos of Gareth, Carol, Emma and Freya as well as Alisha.
SMA UK is a voluntary organisation which helps those affected by Spinal Muscular Atrophy and their families and finances research into the condition.

A great interview with my son Paul: -