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My Tolliss and Berger Family History Journey

In February 2000 after my adopted parents had both died, I decided to try and found out about my natural parents. With the help of the internet and by putting my birth surname of Tolliss into google. Another Tolliss was selling his car at the time so I contacted him with a carefully worded email. This distant cousin told me I had a 1st cousin who lived in Australia and he contacted him on my behalf. Hence I saw the first pictures of my mother. There was no fathers name on the birth certificate and as no-one in the family knew about me, there is little chance of finding out about him. However the information from these 2 people, who welcomed this stranger into their family, fed my desire to find out more about my new family.

The Tolliss name can be spelt with one S or two according to whomever was recording the event at the time. The family in the UK has included occupations ranging from Farm Labourers to Doctors. Where I have the most information is in the 19th century. The Tolliss family inhabited the East London area. Two generations worked in the Silk Industry and Brushmaking . It is in the mid 19th century, when part of the Tolliss family moved from London to Birmingham and diversified into different occupations. I believe I have found more members of the family in Norfolk, spelt with one S. The appearance of Rodwell as a first name occurs in 1749 in New Buckenham.

My Grandfather Frederick was a Grocer. He moved to Brighton from London where he met his wife Florence. They had three children and emigrated to Durban, South Africa, but returned a few years later to London and eventually separated. My Grandfather returned to Durban with his two sons Eric and Guy known as Jack and also his sister in law Emma Guy. My Grandmother and her daughter stayed in London. The daughter Lilian (my mother) was an actress, stage name Zetta Morenta and her greatest claim to fame was acting as a double for Gracie Fields in 3 of her films. Sing as you Go 1934, Look Up and Laugh 1935 and Queen of Hearts 1936. She also appeared on the stage in London and the provinces. Some photos of her appear in the gallery. I have also found online Zettas name mentioned as part of variety acts at the Alhambra, Leicester Sq and the Coliseum Theatres through the years 1925-1930

One of the reasons for them emigrating to South Africa was Ellen Louise (Fredericks sister) marriage to Harry D'Urban Holmes Crozier who was born in Durban. Ellen and Harry divorced in 1900. Harry went on to remarry twice more. Harrys father was a solicitor and grandfather a ship owner/master mariner.

My Great Grandfather James was a traveller, trading in the silk industry. His wife Louisa Sophia Clark was a fourth generation descendant of Lewis Berger the paint manufacturer. Lewis was a subject of a colourful 'biography' written by Jeffrey Farnol in the 1920s called a “Portrait of a Gentleman in Colours”. It tells of Lewis's move to London in 1760 from Frankfurt and his endeavour in making the colour Prussian Blue a marketable commodity. Originally named Louis Steigenberger he simplified his name to Lewis Berger in about 1766. Also marrying Elizabeth Alger shortly afterwards. A more detailed biography was called “A Century and a Half of Berger”, written by Lewis Berger's Gt Gt Grandson Thomas Brereton Berger. A photo of Richmond house that Thomas lived in is in the gallery.

Circa 1780 Lewis & Elizabeth moved from the Shadwell/Ratcliff area of London to nearby Homerton. There they found a house and he built his factory. He made 12 dry colour pigments by 1790, increasing them by 7 more, also selling black lead, sulphur, sealing wax and mustard. In 1785 they opened offices at Well Court in Cheapside. It is believed the Doulton factory in Lambeth also purchased some of his paints for decorating their pottery.

Link to Berger Paint employees reunion page
Thanks to John Cain for sending me the above information.

Link to Bergerpaints website

Lewis Berger appeared at the Old Bailey as a victim of theft on 3 occasions, below are the links to the relevant pages.1. RICHARD SHARPLIN, THOMAS RICE, theft: simple grand larceny, 03/06/1778. 2. FIDELY MILLARD, ELEANOR SANDERSON, theft: burglary, receiving stolen goods, 13/09/1780. 3. SAMUEL JACKSON, theft: burglary, 11 May 1796.

The family tree contains all the names that I know of with the Berger connection. Also some pictures of the Berger family and the houses etc are in the gallery. Also in the gallery there are pictures of the extended Berger family.

I have tried to find out more on the Guy side of the family that being my Grandmothers maiden name.

I met a 2nd cousin on that side who has furnished me with new photos of my mother, plus some of my grandmother, her siblings and her parents and their extended family. He also met my mother in the 1930s (she had 2 whippets) and backstage in London in 1948, when she was appearing in the West End in The Perfect Woman at the Haymarket theatre.

I have also met a very distant cousin with the Guy surname, our connection goes back 10 generations.

In 2005, I have extended the Clark family as Henry Clark (Gt Gt Gt Grandfather) who married firstly Louisa Berger, who died soon after the birth of her second son, married secondly Mary Stewart and had 11 more children.

I went to Newnham, Kent and found Henry Clarks grave, (picture in the gallery).

I am also working on the Stokes side of the family that married into the Pamphilon and Guenigault family, making new contacts with both Pamphilon and Guenigault members. There is a photo of Adolphus Stokes grave in the gallery. I have also had a great amount of information supplied by the Sharp side of the Berger family.

In 2009 I flew to Australia to meet my first cousin and his wife there. I went back in 2015 and saw them again. They have been pleased that I have contacted them and added information about our family. I also met and stayed with more distant cousins on the Tolliss side.

It has been a rewarding and pleasurable experience that all the new family members I have met are friendly and helpful. A big thank you to all the family, near and extended that have helped the tree to grow.

Grateful thanks to the following members of the Berger, Tolliss, Clark, Guy and related families in helping me with my research

Robert Tolliss, Anthony Tolliss, Dawn Pinfield, Tessa King (SA),Perry Miles, Olive P Sharp, Ian Herbert, Pat Barnes, Margaret Kyle, Deryck Skinner, Chrissie Gee, Philippa Wilks, Penny Morgan, Laraine Hake, Ruth Taylor, Sue Donlea, Derek Lemarchand, John Ablitt and Margaret Scott.

John K Clark, David K Ballance, Peter Guy, Richard Lloyd, Alan Edwards, Jane Hughes, Garry Williams, James Couzens, Richard Pailthorpe, Kimberly McDonnell, Fiona Shaw, Mike Spence, Shirley Rowe, Christopher Thomson, Alastair Honeybun, Charlie Mackie, Adrian Wright, Margaret Castell, Mark Stevens, Margaret Parkes, Jan Ward, David Eustace, Robert Tompsett, Tony Kirkman, Ann Peters, Amanda Kilmister, Robin Griffiths, Valerie Ward, Martin Mitchell, Rob Trulock and Garth Houltham.

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Marjorie TOLLISSTOLLISS,MarjorieJanuary 24, 200541515Death
Maev Maurya MCVITTIE TAYLORMacVITTIE TAYLOR,Maev MauryaJanuary 24, 199152929Death
Paul Alexander STENGERSTENGER,Paul AlexanderJanuary 24, 198163939Death
Daisy Monica WOODWOOD,Daisy MonicaJanuary 24, 197774343Death
Maud Alice Louisa NEVILLNEVILL,Maud Alice LouisaJanuary 24, 196985151Death
Harold Eric Peel GRAYGRAY,Harold Eric PeelJanuary 24, 196795353Death
Reginald Augustus AUBERTAUBERT,Reginald AugustusJanuary 24, 1964105656Death
Richard Roy WALLACE CBEWALLACE,Richard RoyJanuary 24, 1963115757Death
Ethel Elizabeth Sparks COPPENCOPPEN,Ethel Elizabeth SparksJanuary 24, 1960126060Death
Christopher Archibald STAMMERSSTAMMERS,Christopher ArchibaldJanuary 24, 1959136161Death
Caroline Turquand BROWNBROWN,Caroline TurquandJanuary 24, 1954146666Death
Charles Robert KILBURNEKILBURNE,Charles RobertJanuary 24, 1954156666Death
Harry Secretan GABBGABB,Harry SecretanJanuary 24, 1954166666Death
Walter Graeme Bell WELLSWELLS,Walter Graeme BellJanuary 24, 1952176868Death
Amicie Maud IRBYIRBY,Amicie MaudJanuary 24, 1949187171Death
Isabella Augusta E CRAFTSCRAFTS,Isabella Augusta EJanuary 24, 1949197171Death
Dr Reginald William CLARKCLARK,Reginald WilliamJanuary 24, 1945207575Death
Auriol Stephen Nutcombe GOULDGOULD,Auriol Stephen NutcombeJanuary 24, 1943217777Death
Hilda Geraldine MOBERLYMOBERLY,Hilda GeraldineJanuary 24, 1942227878Death
Clara Emily RICHARDSRICHARDS,Clara EmilyJanuary 24, 1939238181Death
George Wilmot RIVAZ RCSRIVAZ,George Wilmot RCSJanuary 24, 1935248585Death
Beatrice Margaret RUTHERFORDRUTHERFORD,Beatrice MargaretJanuary 24, 1934258686Death
Rev Percy W P CALHOUNCALHOUN,Percy W PJanuary 24, 1933268787Death
Jane Susan LLOYDLLOYD,Jane SusanJanuary 24, 1930279090Death
John Herbert HARRISONHARRISON,John HerbertJanuary 24, 1930289090Death
John Herbert WINDSORWINDSOR,John HerbertJanuary 24, 1928299292Birth
Richard Anthony FULLER-MAITLANDFULLER-MAITLAND,Richard AnthonyJanuary 24, 191930101101Death
Annie Rose “Rose” CARRUTHERSCARRUTHERS,Annie RoseJanuary 24, 191831102102Death
Henry GILESGILES,HenryJanuary 24, 190932111111Death
William Harry HARTHART,William HarryJanuary 24, 190933111111Birth
Letitia SCOTTSCOTT,LetitiaJanuary 24, 190634114114Death
Rosetta Mary BAKERBAKER,Rosetta MaryJanuary 24, 190535115115Death
Margaret E @N.N.,Margaret EJanuary 24, 190536115115Birth
Cecil Charles CARRCARR,Cecil CharlesJanuary 24, 190337117117Birth
Albert Oliver BARBERBARBER,Albert OliverJanuary 24, 190238118118Birth
William Henry Marlow SIDNEYSIDNEY,William Henry MarlowJanuary 24, 190039120120Death
Lydia Charlotte DRAPERDRAPER,Lydia CharlotteJanuary 24, 189540125125Birth
Annie Maude Pamela WILLSHERWILLSHER,Annie Maude PamelaJanuary 24, 189341127127Birth
Richard Stephen BRETTBRETT,Richard StephenJanuary 24, 188842132132Birth
John PRENTISPRENTIS,JohnJanuary 24, 188243138138Death
Evelyn Maude MEDILLMEDILL,Evelyn MaudeJanuary 24, 187744143143Birth
Jemson Millichamp DAVIESDAVIES,Jemson MillichampJanuary 24, 186945151151Birth
George SIMPSONSIMPSON,GeorgeJanuary 24, 186646154154Death
Lionel Martin Pearce ROSIERROSIER,Lionel Martin PearceJanuary 24, 186447156156Birth
Alice Capel HIGGSHIGGS,Alice CapelJanuary 24, 185948161161Death
Frank LEMARCHANDLEMARCHAND,FrankJanuary 24, 185949161161Birth
Rose HEUDEBOURCKHEUDEBOURCK,RoseJanuary 24, 184050180180Birth
Joseph LABYLABY,JosephJanuary 24, 183051190190Death
Rev Septimus STOCKDALESTOCKDALE,SeptimusJanuary 24, 182452196196Birth
Henry SHIPTONSHIPTON,HenryJanuary 24, 181953201201Birth
Stephen Ponder KENNARDKENNARD,Stephen PonderJanuary 24, 181054210210Birth
William FULLER-MAITLANDFULLER-MAITLAND,WilliamJanuary 24, 180855212212Death
Ann ESSEXESSEX,AnnJanuary 24, 180356217217Birth
Mary ALLCOCKALLCOCK,MaryJanuary 24, 178957231231Birth
Aurore Mathilde Charlotte SAPTESAPTE,Aurore Mathilde CharlotteJanuary 24, 178858232232Death
Jean Daniel “John” AUBERTAUBERT,Jean DanielJanuary 24, 177959241241Birth
Thomas Martin HEUDEBOURCKHEUDEBOURCK,Thomas MartinJanuary 24, 176260258258Birth
Francis CREUZECREUZE,FrancisJanuary 24, 175861262262Death
William HAINS + Caroline HADDOCKHAINS,William + HADDOCK,CarolineJanuary 24, 181862202202Marriage
Alexander HARPER + Grace MALYNHARPER,Alexander + MALYN,GraceJanuary 24, 179163229229Marriage
Henry GERVIS + Elizabeth ADAMSGERVIS,Henry + ADAMS,ElizabethJanuary 24, 178164239239Marriage
Nicholas TAMPS + Mary DESCARRIERESTAMPS,Nicholas + DESCARRIERES,MaryJanuary 24, 176065260260Marriage
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Walter Tregoning PAMPHILONJanuary 23, 2020 - 4:22:40 p.m.jackie1579796560PAMPHILON,Walter Tregoning
Dorothy Janet WRIGHTJanuary 23, 2020 - 4:17:29 p.m.jackie1579796249WRIGHT,Dorothy Janet
Eunice Moira MILLERJanuary 23, 2020 - 4:09:10 p.m.jackie1579795750MILLER,Eunice Moira
Richard Pamphilon BARNES + Eunice Moira MILLERJanuary 23, 2020 - 4:06:52 p.m.jackie1579795612BARNES,Richard Pamphilon + MILLER,Eunice Moira
Richard Pamphilon BARNESJanuary 23, 2020 - 4:05:05 p.m.jackie1579795505BARNES,Richard Pamphilon
Joan Ellen BEAMISHJanuary 23, 2020 - 2:56:22 p.m.jackie1579791382BEAMISH,Joan Ellen
Mary AYTONJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:48:58 p.m.jackie1579787338AYTON,Mary
Thomas AYTON + Susanna January 23, 2020 - 1:48:32 p.m.jackie1579787312AYTON,Thomas + @N.N.,Susanna
John AYTONJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:47:50 p.m.jackie1579787270AYTON,John
Hannah THORNLEYJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:41:25 p.m.jackie1579786885THORNLEY,Hannah
Richard AYTON-LEE + Hannah THORNLEYJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:40:44 p.m.jackie1579786844AYTON-LEE,Richard + THORNLEY,Hannah
Thomas AYTONJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:38:59 p.m.jackie1579786739AYTON,Thomas
Susanna January 23, 2020 - 1:35:52 p.m.jackie1579786552@N.N.,Susanna
Thomas AYTONJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:35:38 p.m.jackie1579786538AYTON,Thomas
Richard AYTON-LEEJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:35:38 p.m.jackie1579786538AYTON-LEE,Richard
William George PETOJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:16:04 p.m.jackie1579785364PETO,William George
Alfred PETOJanuary 23, 2020 - 1:14:47 p.m.jackie1579785287PETO,Alfred
George PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 4:30:57 p.m.jackie1579710657PETO,George
Emily PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 4:30:36 p.m.jackie1579710636PETO,Emily
Priscilla Elizabeth PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 4:15:36 p.m.jackie1579709736PETO,Priscilla Elizabeth
Charles I W PETO + Priscilla BEASLEYJanuary 22, 2020 - 4:00:52 p.m.jackie1579708852PETO,Charles I W + BEASLEY,Priscilla
Alice PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 3:59:50 p.m.jackie1579708790PETO,Alice
Robert PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 3:58:50 p.m.jackie1579708730PETO,Robert
Emily May HUDSONJanuary 22, 2020 - 3:44:08 p.m.jackie1579707848HUDSON,Emily May
Alexander HUDSON + Priscilla Elizabeth PETOJanuary 22, 2020 - 3:42:53 p.m.jackie1579707773HUDSON,Alexander + PETO,Priscilla Elizabeth