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George Tonks

Male 1837 - 1914  (76 years)


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  • Name George Tonks  [1
    Born 29 Jul 1837  Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Residence at marriage Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Age at Marriage 30 (bachelor) 
    Occupation 1858 
    Plough Boy age 13 
    Occupation Abt 1868 
    Labourer 
    Occupation Between 1885 and 1895 
    Parish Constable Ratcliffe Culey 
    Residence 1891  Next to School Cottage, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence 1901  To the Right of Red House Farm, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 17 Apr 1914  Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Buried 21 Apr 1914  All Saints Churchyard, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Last Will and Testemant 28 May 1914  [7
    Letters of Administration Granted 
    Notes 

    • Where was George Tonks in the 4 years before the birth of his son and his marriage. It has been suggested he may have been in India as when his daughters died in the house at Ratcliffe, Jasmin Cottage, there were found coins and stamps from India dated the 1860's.

      He was the parish constable in 1885 - 1895 at Ratcliffe and his account book has been deposited at the Leicester Records office.
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      1871 Census Ratcliffe Culey RG10 - 3166 Folio 22
      George Tonks Head 33 Ag Lab b. Ratcliffe Culey
      Jane Tonks Wife 29 b. Upton
      George Tonks Son 6 b. Upton
      Clara Tonks dau 2 b. Ratcliffe Culey
      Alice Tonks Dau 5 months b. Ratcliffe Culey
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      1881 Census
      George TONKS M 41 M Ratcliffe Culey, Leicester, England
      Rel: Head
      Occ: Agrl Lab
      Jane TONKS M 38 F Upton, Leicester, England
      Rel: Wife
      Occ: Dress Maker
      Clara TONKS 12 F Ratcliffe Culey, Leicester, England
      Rel: Daur
      Occ: Scholar
      Alice E. TONKS 10 F Ratcliffe Culey, Leicester, England
      Rel: Daur
      Occ: Scholar
      Lucy J. TONKS 3 F Ratcliffe Culey, Leicester, England
      Rel: Daur
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      1891 Census Ratcliffe Culey next door to School Cottage
      3 roomed cottage
      George Tonks Head 54 General Labourer b. Ratcliffe
      Jane Tonks Wife 51 Dress Maker b. Upton
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      1901 Census to the right of Red House Farm
      George Tonks 64 Farm Labourer b. Ratcliffe
      Jane " 61 Dress Maker b. Upton
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      1911 Census
      Ratcliffe Culey Village
      George Tonks Head 73 Widower 3 Children Living 2 dead Retired Labourer "b. Market Bosworth Leic" ??
      Clara Tonks 40 single dau "b. Market Bosworth Leic" ??
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    Person ID I6361  bolstridge
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 

    Father Joseph Tonks,   b. Jun 1806, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1863, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Taylor,   b. 1806, Bentley, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1889, Atherstone, : Registration District, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 2 Nov 1835  Saint Peter's, Mancetter, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F1906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Parsons,   b. 12 Aug 1842, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1903, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 Mar 1868  Saint Mary's, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Witness J. Tonks 
    Witness Eliza Parsons 
    Minister T.H.Riching 
    Notes 
    • NB Jane Parsons had a son George Tonks Parsons by George Tonks 4 years before they were married.
      It is suspected that George Tonks had been in India during that period 1864 - 1868
    Children 
    +1. George Tonks Parsons,   b. 20 Jun 1864, Upton, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1945, Finchfield, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     2. Clara Tonks,   b. May 1869, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 May 1950, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years)  [natural]
     3. Alice Elleanor Tonks,   b. 22 Oct 1870, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Dec 1950, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [natural]
     4. Lucy Jane Tonks,   b. Feb 1878, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1886, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 8 years)  [natural]
     5. Elizabeth Amy Tonks,   b. Jul 1884, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Feb 1885, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2018 
    Family ID F1618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 29 Jul 1837 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence at marriage - - Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - George Tonks Parsons - 20 Jun 1864 - Upton, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 10 Mar 1868 - Saint Mary's, Atherstone, Warwickshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Clara Tonks - May 1869 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Alice Elleanor Tonks - 22 Oct 1870 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Lucy Jane Tonks - Feb 1878 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Elizabeth Amy Tonks - Jul 1884 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1901 - To the Right of Red House Farm, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 17 Apr 1914 - Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 21 Apr 1914 - All Saints Churchyard, Ratcliffe Culey, Leicestershire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S13] 1851 Census Leicestershire, Transcribed by Martyn Parsons, ( Selected extracts;), HO 107., Vol 8 HO 107 2064 Folio 203.
      George age 13

    2. [S126] Birth Certificate Tonks George, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), Sept Qtr Atherstone IVI 169., 29 July 1837 Ratcliffe Culey.
      George son Joseph Tonks lbr and Elizabeth formerly Taylor

    3. [S434] Parish Registers LEI, Ratcliffe Culey Baptisms 1813 - 1933, ( Original Register;), DE 1621/18., Fiche 1 of 2.
      George s Joseph and Elizabeth Tonks Ratcliffe Labourer

    4. [S344] Monumental Inscriptions All Saints Churchyard, Ratcliffe Culey; LEI, Martyn Parsons, ( Site Survey;), North West of Tower.
      Marble Headstone
      Jane wife of George Tonks d Dec 29 1903 Aged 64
      Also George Tonks d April 17 1914

    5. [S143] Burial Index Leicestershire, Martyn Parsons, ( Bolstridge.info; Location: Ratcliffe Culey and Sheepy Magna files on website;), Apr 21 1914.
      George Tonks age 76

    6. [S143] Burial Index Leicestershire, Martyn Parsons, ( Bolstridge.info; Location: Ratcliffe Culey and Sheepy Magna files on website;).

    7. [S51] Administration Grants - Leicestershire, 1913 - 1915 Page 296 (1914 12 296 Adm).
      Letters of Administration Granted to Alice Eleanor Tonks 28 May 1914
      Gross Value £1,006 18s 9d Net Value £662 11s 11d
      Resworn Oct 9 1914 Value £951 18s 9d
      Sureties :-
      Henry Thorn (Superintendant Clerk at Post Office) of 11 Dunckey Street Wolverhampton
      George Tonks Parsons (Manufacturing Confectioner) of 42 Victoria Street Wolverhampton.

    8. [S337] Marriage Certificate Tonks George - Jane Parsons, General Records Office, ( Certified copy GRO;), March Qtr 1868 Atherstone.
      George Tonks 30 Bach Lbr of Atherstone son Joseph Lbr =
      Jane Parsons 26 Spin Servant of Atherstone dau Joseph Lbr