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Re: John and Edward Tonks
Posted by: Jean Tonks Date: December 29, 2001 at 02:59:18
In Reply to: John and Edward Tonks by Laurette Gerholt of 327

Hi Laurette,

Just noticed in your posting that you say one of your relatives was a John Tonks who married a Sarah Bate. As you have also mentioned that he was a boatman, do you know if he actually owned several canal boats. As according to the Birmingham Canal Boat Register there are many which are shown as being owned by J. & S. Tonks between the years of 1866 and 1922??

My husbands family are Tonks and his great grandfather was a William Tonks who married an Eliza Wise. At the time of the birth of their son William, they were living at Miles Street, Spring Vale, Aston, Birmingham. He was also a boatman.

Hope to hear from you soon.

Regards.
Jean


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