Tan Kim Tian 陳金殿

Tan Kim Tian 陳金殿





光緒嵗次壬午年仲冬月吉旦  1882 Lunar 11th moon 
皇淸誥贈奉政大夫諡純齋陳公之塋

Qing

Granted the title of Fengzhen Daifu (5th ranking title) 

 Posthumous name : 

純齋 meaning pure and clean 


孝男 Sons 
明遠 Tan Beng Wan born 1851
合隆 Tan Hap Leong born 1870
合水 Tan Hap Swee born around 1872
嗣男 Adopted son 
合盛 Tan Hap Seng born 25 July 1863
孝女 Daughters 
類娘 Tan Lui Neo 
暹娘 Tan Siam Neo 
那舌 Tan Nyachik  (born 1865 Tan Tew Neo Mrs Wee)
吉娘 Tan Kiat Neo 
貫娘 Tan Kuan Neo 
貝娘 Tan Puay Neo 
罔思 Tan Bong Soo (born 1881 Mrs Quek Geok Lin)
孝孫
正祥 Tan Cheng Siang 
正順 Tan Cheng Soon 
仝立石

Tan Kim Tian died on 18th December 1882

Remarks - There should be a mistake as Tan Beng Wan was mentioned as an Adopted son by Song Ong Siang book and also the age difference. Beng Wan was much older . 



In this portrait, Tan Kim Tian (1832-1882) is depicted seated by an ornate table, accompanied by objects that point to his learning, taste and wealth. Dressed in a black jacket (magua) over a blue silk robe (changpao), he holds a fan, on which a Chinese landscape painting is visible. The portrait is signed, ‘Drawn by Ong Kwee Huang, Coleman Street No. 22, Singapore, AD 1887.’ Together with his son Tan Beng Wan, Tan Kim Tian founded Tan Kim Tian and Son Steamship Company in 1871, which was one of the first in Singapore to buy and build ships. He was also the first president of the Tan clan temple. Botan House was built by Tan Kim Tian in 1883 at the corner of Neil Road and Craig Road (since demolished).

Taken from : 


Page 3 Advertisements Column 1

The Straits Times, 13 January 1883, Page 3







DOMESTIC OCCURRENCE.

Malaya Tribune, 24 October 1929, Page 8




Mrs Tan Cheng Lian nee Lim Chye Liang 

Age 77 years ie 1852

Son 

Tan Kay Tiang (born 1881, married Yeo Say Neo in 1923)

Daughter 

Granddaughter 

Tan Guek Neo 


DEATH.

Malaya Tribune, 13 November 1931, Page 8





Tan Tew Neo alias Tan Nyachik 

Son

Wee Keng Hoe 

Daughter

Wee Seow Neo 

Mother in law of 

Ngeow Nian Chin 


775 North Bridge Road 

Grandson

Ngeow Ser Lim

Ngeow Ser Sin

Granddaughter 

Ngeow Choo Neo Mrs Wee Cheng Woo

Ngeow Ngim Neo 

Great grandson

Ngeow Yoong Kee

Nephew 

Cheang Keam Kiong 


Land owned by Tan Kim Tian bordering Onraet Road and Hokkien Huay Kuan land Kopi Sua 


Mukim 17 Lot no 34-7








Map and land deed courtesy of Charles Goh 


12 Apr 1938 

Trustees of Tan Kim Tian estate 

Tan Kay Tiang 

Ngeow Nian Chin 

11 June 1938 the estate was conveyed to Tan Choon Seng, son of Tan Cheng Siang 

Tan Kay Tiang has passed away on 10th Jun 1938, his father was Tan Cheng Lian, likely an earlier deceased son of Tan Kim Tian 


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