Kintaro

1864-6 born in Japan, father was Sicke Tarro, also an actor, according to Kintaro’s marriage certificate

1871 January – “a mere child, Kin Ta is also a clever conjuror” “The top spinning of Oh Rah and Kin Ta” (Bolton Evening News 21 January 1871) with the Royal Tycoon Troupe in Bolton

1871 February – “The celebrated Japanese boys, Koo Ma Kitchee, Ca Na Kitchee, Kin Ta, Mo To To and Ha Sa, being five of the Greatest Wonders of the day, as bending contortionists, and in executing feats of beauty and agility while suspended in the air. Description impossible must be seen to be realised.” (Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, February 10 1871)

1882 November 14 – Arthur King Tarro baptised in Folkestone, Kent. Tannaker’s Temple of Japan was playing in Folkestone.

1888 July – Arthur King Tarro aged 24 marries Lily Eugenie Fitzgerald, aged 19 at the parish church of Christ Church, Salford.