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Ralph & Thomas Tonks Liverpool/Crosby circa 1907
Posted by: Roberts Tom (ID *****3475) Date: May 23, 2002 at 22:03:56
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To identify myself I am the son of your Roberta Constance Tonks born Liverpool/Crosby 1907.

I am trying to trace more memebers of my family specifically Ralph Tonks. I suspect he was born in 1853 in either Walsall (St. Catherine's 6b 482)or Wolverhampton (6b 422 or432), but of the possible contenders, it is hard to identify him. The best source would be his death certificate, but I have no concept as to where or when he died.

The migration of my Tonks' to Australia came about because of an Isle of Man link involving Ada. Roberta Constance's mother, and the mother of her second husband, Doug. Quinney, and the mother of another family. the Callows, all had a common mother, - Ann Moore. Of interest Thomas Douglas Quinney was listed as a boarder in the Cox household in the 1891 Census - I presume because the parents were not then married.
Ada , in 1921, whilst residing at 21 Tennyson St. Bootle married this cousin, Thomas Douglas Quinney.They already had one son, Auburn.My mother was a witness at the wedding.
A branch of the Callow family migrated to Australia,and Andrew Callow subsequently sponsored the migration to Australia of the Tonks/Quinney family
Douglas came to Australia to prepare for the migration, sailing on the Barradine. For this reason the second son, Rolland, who was born in England, was given the second name of Barradine. He used to joke that he was glad they had not sailed on the Queen Mary. The family sailed on the Barradine on its next trip. Two further children were born after arrival, Wilfred John and Marjorie, the latter being the sole survivor.
The tree therefore reads as follows:
Thomas Tonks (B.1886 K. 1916)) M.1908 Ada Isabelle Cox (B.1884 D. 1956) F. Ormon Meezer Cox M Catherine Ann Elizabeth Isabella Moore
Their children were Roberta Constance (Allen)/ Tonks B.1907 D. 1985: Albert Ralph B. 1909 D. 1910 Alice Isobel B. 1912 D. 1991 & Thomas Ormon B.1914 D. 1959
Ada B. 1884 D1956 M Thomas Douglas Quinney B. 1889 D. 1968 in 1921
Their offspring were : Auburn Douglas B.1920 D 1989 Rolland Barradine B. 1922 D1987 Wilfred John B.1924 D. 1998 and Marjorie May B. 1926
There seems little doubt that Connie was the daughter on Tom & Ada although born prior to their marriage. More later if need be.
Connie B. 1907 D 1985 in 1933 married George Leonard Roberts B. 1900 D. 1977
Their children were Thomas Victor B.1934 (me!) & Barbara Lorraine B. 1938
Alice married 1939 Harold William Gillett B1911 D. 1982
Their children were Vivienne Ashley B. 1941, Thomas Tonks B. 1942, Ralph William B. 1945 and Elizabeth Isobel
B. 1953
Thomas never married
Auburn married Eleanor Morrison
Their children were Ann, Peter, Lauren, and Mary
Roland Married Jessie Morrison
Their children were Noelene, Warren -killed in R,T,A, 1974, gregory B. 1956 and Janis
Wilfred John "Jack" Married . Virginia Smith
Their children were David, Anthony, Virginia Lynne, and Mark
He remarried Wilma Hoffman and they had a son Brett B. 1969
Marjorie Married George Rice B. 1925
They had John Ormond B. 1950 and Julienne Irene B. 1953
Thomas Victor married 1961 Penelope JaneVale B. 1939
They have five children; Alison Marianne B.1962, Geoffrey Michael B. 1964, Jennifer Ann B. 1965 Peter David Thomas B.1966 and Bruce Andrew B. 1968 (Nick Parrish on Home and Away)
Alison M 1988 Stewart John McDonald B. 1965 and they have three chidren; Emma Elizabeth B.i992, Rebecca Catherine B. 1994 & Sarah Grace B. 1997
Geoffrey married 1993 Jennifer Keating B. 1960 and they hasve three children, Madeleine Jane B. 1994, Amelia KateB. 1996 and Mitchell Thomas B. 1998
Barbara Lorraine married 1961 John Richard Turner B. 1934 and they have two children, Nicole LouiseB. 1970 and Lisa Marie B. 1972
Vivienne M. Michael Gleeson B. 1940 and they have three children,but I think you have the details from Alicia so I shall not repear them.
I also have details of the next generation of Quinney's, but as with all family history that half of which is mutually fascinating is matched by a further half which is of no great interest and thesedetails would be even furter from your beaten track.

Yours sincerely
Tom Roberts

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