Hazell Family
24 September 2018 - 08:27:25

Jonathan Hazell contacted me with a missing relative, which I have now added to the family, many thanks

Abbott Family
18 September 2018 - 12:31:41

Death dates for Ernest and Edith Abbott, many thanks to Shirley for this information.

Ballance Family
18 August 2018 - 06:31:16

Many thanks to Peter Guy for details on the death of Olive Gwendoline Ballance. 

Elijah Dixon
16 June 2018 - 15:08:46

Many thanks to Alan Hampson and Rob Hargreaves for sending me their book titled "Beyond Peterloo" on Elijah Dixon who is in the Tolliss and Berger family tree. 

Panton-Wells Family
25 May 2018 - 07:07:45

New details on the above family from Gary in Canada, Many thanks

McNamara Family
23 April 2018 - 09:13:39

2 photos of this family from my Canadian FH contact, much appreciated.  Plus marriage details, many thanks

Gates Family
21 February 2018 - 09:18:47

Additional details on the Gates Family from my Canadian FH Contact, many thanks

Castleden Family
29 January 2018 - 19:26:12

Many thanks to David Castleden for new details on the above family.

Lemarchand family
26 August 2017 - 19:14:20

Correction to Joseph Jeremiah details courtesy of Derek Lemarchand, many thanks

Gates Family
15 August 2017 - 14:37:47

New information on the Gates Family, many thanks to FH contact.

Bird Family
2 August 2017 - 17:45:30

New details on the Bird Family , thanks to Susan Allen

Watson and Price Family
29 July 2017 - 07:40:27

Many thanks to John in Australia for photo of this family now in the Album. 

9 July 2017 - 13:37:56

New photos in album of Shelland Church and William and Susanna Peddar's headstone.

Tuzzio Family
28 May 2017 - 14:43:57

Many thanks to Sophie for a photo of Raymond Kitchener Tuzzio.

Roskell/Withers Family
23 April 2017 - 12:51:25

New photos on album of the above supplied by John Roskell, many thanks.

21 April 2017 - 10:22:29

Thanks to Derek for extra details on the above family, much appreciated

21 April 2017 - 10:21:48

Grateful thanks for additional details on the above from Robert

Ward Family
17 April 2017 - 13:39:05

Thanks to Mildred in New Zealand for additional details on the above family.

Ogier Family
16 April 2017 - 17:39:11

Many thanks to Clif for sending me a link for this family.

Photos added to individuals
26 March 2017 - 16:45:47

Thanks to Chris Moorman and Rosalind Bloor for photos of some of the Postlethwaite Family.

Pollard Family
16 March 2017 - 12:41:19

Many thanks to Liz in Australia for giving me new names for this family.

Steinmetz Family
22 February 2017 - 10:42:15

New details on the Steinmetz Family, grateful thanks to Elizabeth.

Steigenberger/Stanhope family
11 February 2017 - 19:18:51

A breakthrough in the above connection thanks to David Clay, many thanks.

Green family
11 February 2017 - 19:16:26

Many thanks to Stephenie for additional information on the Green Family.

Eales Family
6 February 2017 - 08:28:28

Many thanks to Martha in Canada for information on this family and photo of Annie Clark.

Pont Family
13 January 2017 - 16:23:31

Link between the Tolliss tree and Blott & Brimson tree with Daisy Hider nee Pont .1897-1941

3 December 2016 - 15:00:55

Many thanks to Pamela for updates on the Guenigault Family.

Withers Family
8 November 2016 - 16:43:20

Thanks to Angela for information on the Withers family.

8 November 2016 - 16:41:46

Many thanks to Sylvia for updates on the Wyllys family.

Latest Update
17 October 2016 - 09:58:41

Thanks to Simon Duckworth with new information on the Medill/Duckworth Family.

Family Updates and Corrections
7 March 2015 - 18:25:04

Corrections to dates on the Ainger Family from Thomas, many thanks

Additional details on the Crozier family in Australia grateful thanks to John Major

Extra information on the Burns family of Seaton Carew, many thanks to Grenville

New details for the Nelson and Vidler family from Peter, many thanks

Additional information on the Death family thanks to Collin

Extra family details on the Bird family thanks to Mark in New Zealand

New details on the Wyllys family thanks to Heather

Photo of Willian Van Sommer and Wimbledon Old Centrals Football Team in Album, many thanks to Rob Dale.

New details on the McConnell family thanks to Marilyn in Australia. Photo of McConnell family in Album

Photo of  Mary Elizabeth Pailthorpe's headstone, many thanks to Bob Davenport.

New details on Corbin family many thanks to Bill

In my possession book belonging to Robert Vardy Strange kindly sent by Jean Hardwick if you are a Strange descendant and would like this book, please contact me.

In my possession Prayer book belonging to Eliza Josephine AUBERT dated 1863, many thanks to Rosemary Burnby for giving me the book in the hope that I can find a descendant. Picture of Eliza's home in the gallery.

Access to Website
7 March 2015 - 18:24:26

If you need to know if I have living people attached to your line, please contact me and I can advise you, many thanks.

Abbreviations, Definitions and Notes in the Family Tree
7 March 2015 - 18:23:36

Where I have in the Date eg Dec 1878 this means the birth, marriage or death was registered in that qtr. 

In the notes I put census information and other details. In the female notes you may also find witnesses names at the time of the marriage. On the Will line you will find the probate date and location. In previous tree updates years these details may be found in the notes as the will line was not available as a separate line.

To protect from identity theft, you will be unable to see details of people who are less than 99 years old where I do not have an actual death date.

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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Herbert John CORNFORDCORNFORD,Herbert John10 December 196745151Death
Edna Mary NEWMANNEWMAN,Edna Mary10 December 196555353Death
Florence Maud Lilian WHITEHURSTWHITEHURST,Florence Maud Lilian10 December 196265656Death
Dora Kathleen GRIMLEYGRIMLEY,Dora Kathleen10 December 196175757Death
Eveline REDFERNREDFERN,Eveline10 December 195786161Death
Frank Taverner BEDDOESBEDDOES,Frank Taverner10 December 195496464Death
Lilian ‘Lily’ STEINMETZSTEINMETZ,Lilian10 December 1954106464Death
Clementine Winnie MARZETTIMARZETTI,Clementine Winnie10 December 1948117070Death
Charles HUNTONHUNTON,Charles10 December 1930128888Death
Florence Amelia SALAMONSALAMON,Florence Amelia10 December 1928139090Death
Kate Jane BROWNBROWN,Kate Jane10 December 1928149090Death
Ethel Nora BROWNBROWN,Ethel Nora10 December 191615102102Birth
Mary Ann Elizabeth GATESGATES,Mary Ann Elizabeth10 December 191516103103Death
Catherine Anderson TAMPLINTAMPLIN,Catherine Anderson10 December 190617112112Death
Rose Violet PRESTEDPRESTED,Rose Violet10 December 190318115115Birth
Albert Reginald CASTELLCASTELL,Albert Reginald10 December 190319115115Birth
Caroline Ann GATESGATES,Caroline Ann10 December 190220116116Birth
Rev Frederic Aubert GACEGACE,Frederic Aubert10 December 190221116116Death
Henry Joseph ACOTTACOTT,Henry Joseph10 December 189522123123Birth
Robert ASHFORDASHFORD,Robert10 December 189323125125Birth
Richard Alston Hale LEWINLEWIN,Richard Alston Hale10 December 189124127127Birth
Joseph F BLAKEMOREBLAKEMORE,Joseph F10 December 189125127127Birth
Harriet WHITFIELDWHITFIELD,Harriet10 December 188726131131Death
William D'ANGIBAUD'ANGIBAU,William10 December 188527133133Death
Charles KENNETTKENNETT,Charles10 December 188228136136Birth
Charles LOVEDAYLOVEDAY,Charles10 December 187329145145Death
George Lewis GUENIGAULTGUENIGAULT,George Lewis10 December 187130147147Birth
Edith Beatrice RIVETTRIVETT,Edith Beatrice10 December 187031148148Birth
Stephen Alger PAMPHILONPAMPHILON,Stephen Alger10 December 186932149149Birth
Margaret LAYLAY,Margaret10 December 186933149149Birth
Constance Harriet FLAMANKFLAMANK,Constance Harriet10 December 186734151151Birth
Capn Charles Paulett ROTTONROTTON,Charles Paulett10 December 186435154154Death
Anna HASSELLHASSELL,Anna10 December 186136157157Birth
Horace BEETONBEETON,Horace10 December 185737161161Birth
Joseph MOATEMOATE,Joseph10 December 185438164164Death
Frederick George Paul METHUENMETHUEN,Frederick George Paul10 December 185139167167Birth
Edwin GRIMLEYGRIMLEY,Edwin10 December 183440184184Birth
Justina Elizabeth STEIGENBERGERSTEIGENBERGER,Justina Elizabeth10 December 182541193193Birth
Col Thomas THORNEYCROFTTHORNEYCROFT,Thomas10 December 182242196196Birth
Pooley ONSLOWONSLOW,Pooley10 December 182243196196Death
Barbara POLLARDPOLLARD,Barbara10 December 181144207207Birth
William KINSEYKINSEY,William10 December 180845210210Birth
Lewis BURNANDBURNAND,Lewis10 December 177346245245Birth
James Edwin JESSUP + Mary Ann ALLENJESSUP,James Edwin + ALLEN,Mary Ann10 December 186547153153Marriage
Edward Rigge LLOYD + Mary Elizabeth HOWARDLLOYD,Edward Rigge + HOWARD,Mary Elizabeth10 December 186348155155Marriage
John BEAUMONT + Martha SMITHBEAUMONT,John + SMITH,Martha10 December 183849180180Marriage
James Edwin PAILTHORPE + Anna Maria GATESPAILTHORPE,James Edwin + GATES,Anna Maria10 December 183250186186Marriage
Thomas PARK + Sarah HUNTPARK,Thomas + HUNT,Sarah10 December 182751191191Marriage
Sir David POLLOCK + Elizabeth Goore ATKINSONPOLLOCK,David + ATKINSON,Elizabeth Goore10 December 180752211211Marriage
Samuel CLOSS + Ann SCHOLEYCLOSS,Samuel + SCHOLEY,Ann10 December 174853270270Marriage
David DESCARRIERES + Mary GILLUMDESCARRIERES,David + GILLUM,Mary10 December 173054288288Marriage
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Ada MOTT10 December 2018 - 16:37:32jackie1544459852MOTT,Ada
Thomas HOLE10 December 2018 - 12:34:07jackie1544445247HOLE,Thomas
Jack HOLE9 December 2018 - 18:58:06jackie1544381886HOLE,Jack
Edith Rose KILMISTER9 December 2018 - 18:55:33jackie1544381733KILMISTER,Edith Rose
Francis OGILVIE9 December 2018 - 18:55:33jackie1544381733OGILVIE,Francis
Francis OGILVIE + Edith Rose KILMISTER9 December 2018 - 18:55:33jackie1544381733OGILVIE,Francis + KILMISTER,Edith Rose
Doris Kate PAGE9 December 2018 - 18:52:57jackie1544381577PAGE,Doris Kate
Arthur PAGE9 December 2018 - 18:49:18jackie1544381358PAGE,Arthur
Arthur PAGE + Eliza Emma Feaks WADE9 December 2018 - 18:48:07jackie1544381287PAGE,Arthur + WADE,Eliza Emma Feaks
Charles William PAGE9 December 2018 - 18:48:07jackie1544381287PAGE,Charles William
Florence Mary PAGE9 December 2018 - 18:46:08jackie1544381168PAGE,Florence Mary
Eliza Emma Feaks WADE9 December 2018 - 18:36:13jackie1544380573WADE,Eliza Emma Feaks
Elsie BRIDLE9 December 2018 - 11:43:59jackie1544355839BRIDLE,Elsie
Francis TOLLIS9 December 2018 - 11:16:18jackie1544354178TOLLIS,Francis
Francis TOLLIS9 December 2018 - 11:16:08jackie1544354168TOLLIS,Francis
Mary COOK9 December 2018 - 11:11:56jackie1544353916COOK,Mary
Walter BATLEY9 December 2018 - 11:09:56jackie1544353796BATLEY,Walter
9 December 2018 - 11:05:16jackie1544353516@N.N.,@P.N.
Walter BATLEY + Mary COOK9 December 2018 - 11:08:14jackie1544353694BATLEY,Walter + COOK,Mary
Henry Rood PALLING8 December 2018 - 16:40:47jackie1544287247PALLING,Henry Rood
Jane BAKER8 December 2018 - 16:37:26jackie1544287046BAKER,Jane
Thomas KILMISTER8 December 2018 - 16:33:42jackie1544286822KILMISTER,Thomas
George Herbert HALL8 December 2018 - 16:28:41jackie1544286521HALL,George Herbert
Mary BUSHER8 December 2018 - 16:17:43jackie1544285863BUSHER,Mary
Joseph BUSHER + Mary COLLINS8 December 2018 - 16:17:19jackie1544285839BUSHER,Joseph + COLLINS,Mary
Lydia BUSHER8 December 2018 - 16:15:57jackie1544285757BUSHER,Lydia
Mary COLLINS8 December 2018 - 16:12:33jackie1544285553COLLINS,Mary
Sarah BUSHER8 December 2018 - 16:11:20jackie1544285480BUSHER,Sarah
Samuel BUSHER8 December 2018 - 16:10:48jackie1544285448BUSHER,Samuel
William BUSHER8 December 2018 - 16:07:53jackie1544285273BUSHER,William
Elizabeth BUSHER8 December 2018 - 14:25:21jackie1544279121BUSHER,Elizabeth
Susanna MILLO8 December 2018 - 14:21:09jackie1544278869MILLO,Susanna
Jacob STOKES8 December 2018 - 14:11:54jackie1544278314STOKES,Jacob
Elizabeth MILLO8 December 2018 - 14:10:32jackie1544278232MILLO,Elizabeth
Daniel MILLO8 December 2018 - 14:00:35jackie1544277635MILLO,Daniel