Many thanks to Peter Guy for details on the death of Olive Gwendoline Ballance.
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.
New details on the above family from Gary in Canada, Many thanks
2 photos of this family from my Canadian FH contact, much appreciated. Plus marriage details, many thanks
Additional details on the Gates Family from my Canadian FH Contact, many thanks
Many thanks to David Castleden for new details on the above family.
Correction to Joseph Jeremiah details courtesy of Derek Lemarchand, many thanks
New information on the Gates Family, many thanks to FH contact.
New details on the Bird Family , thanks to Susan Allen
Many thanks to John in Australia for photo of this family now in the Album.
New photos in album of Shelland Church and William and Susanna Peddar's headstone.
Many thanks to Sophie for a photo of Raymond Kitchener Tuzzio.
New photos on album of the above supplied by John Roskell, many thanks.
Thanks to Derek for extra details on the above family, much appreciated
Grateful thanks for additional details on the above from Robert
Thanks to Mildred in New Zealand for additional details on the above family.
Many thanks to Clif for sending me a link for this family.
Thanks to Chris Moorman and Rosalind Bloor for photos of some of the Postlethwaite Family.
Many thanks to Liz in Australia for giving me new names for this family.
New details on the Steinmetz Family, grateful thanks to Elizabeth.
A breakthrough in the above connection thanks to David Clay, many thanks.
Many thanks to Stephenie for additional information on the Green Family.
Many thanks to Martha in Canada for information on this family and photo of Annie Clark.
Link between the Tolliss tree and Blott & Brimson tree with Daisy Hider nee Pont .1897-1941
Many thanks to Pamela for updates on the Guenigault Family.
Thanks to Angela for information on the Withers family.
Many thanks to Sylvia for updates on the Wyllys family.
Thanks to Simon Duckworth with new information on the Medill/Duckworth Family.
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.
If you need to know if I have living people attached to your line, please contact me and I can advise you, many thanks.
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.
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 www.bergerpaints.com
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.
Most common surnames
|Alma Gabrielle ADAMS||ADAMS,Alma Gabrielle||20 August 2002||0||16||16||Death|
|Terrance John Leslie STEIGENBERGER||STEIGENBERGER,Terrance John Leslie||20 August 1985||1||33||33||Death|
|Ronald Newcomb James BURGESS||BURGESS,Ronald Newcomb James||20 August 1982||2||36||36||Death|
|John Charles BARKER||BARKER,John Charles||20 August 1968||3||50||50||Death|
|Annie Catherine HALL||HALL,Annie Catherine||20 August 1968||4||50||50||Death|
|Vera CHICHESTER||CHICHESTER,Vera||20 August 1967||5||51||51||Death|
|Cyril Constantine Luke IONIDES||IONIDES,Cyril Constantine Luke||20 August 1960||6||58||58||Death|
|Alice Goodwin MEESON||MEESON,Alice Goodwin||20 August 1957||7||61||61||Death|
|Hugo BARING O B E||BARING,Hugo O B E||20 August 1949||8||69||69||Death|
|Thomas Ambrose Steigenberger SKINNER||SKINNER,Thomas Ambrose Steigenberger||20 August 1939||9||79||79||Death|
|John Leonard Hugh de Burgh SHARP||SHARP,John Leonard Hugh de Burgh||20 August 1931||10||87||87||Birth|
|Gertrude May PEDDAR||PEDDAR,Gertrude May||20 August 1929||11||89||89||Death|
|Alice Maud DE LA BERE||DE LA BERE,Alice Maud||20 August 1929||12||89||89||Death|
|Emily TOWERS||TOWERS,Emily||20 August 1923||13||95||95||Death|
|Vera May NICKLEN||NICKLEN,Vera May||20 August 1915||14||103||103||Birth|
|George Herbert DIMOND||DIMOND,George Herbert||20 August 1914||15||104||104||Death|
|Hay Ingram MATTHEY||MATTHEY,Hay Ingram||20 August 1911||16||107||107||Birth|
|Charlotte Bessie STEIGENBERGER||STEIGENBERGER,Charlotte Bessie||20 August 1909||17||109||109||Death|
|Ivy Nellie PRING||PRING,Ivy Nellie||20 August 1909||18||109||109||Birth|
|Maurice W BATCHELOR||BATCHELOR,Maurice W||20 August 1907||19||111||111||Birth|
|Keith Philip Kinloch THOM||THOM,Keith Philip Kinloch||20 August 1904||20||114||114||Birth|
|Herbert Markham Clinton LEMARCHAND||LEMARCHAND,Herbert Markham Clinton||20 August 1899||21||119||119||Birth|
|Frederick William ROE||ROE,Frederick William||20 August 1897||22||121||121||Birth|
|Charles BROMWICH||BROMWICH,Charles||20 August 1896||23||122||122||Death|
|Rev Richard William HIGGS||HIGGS,Richard William||20 August 1891||24||127||127||Death|
|Therese Eucharis Elizabeth GACE||GACE,Therese Eucharis Elizabeth||20 August 1890||25||128||128||Birth|
|William Arthur BEARD||BEARD,William Arthur||20 August 1889||26||129||129||Birth|
|Robert John CHILD||CHILD,Robert John||20 August 1883||27||135||135||Death|
|Marie KERR||KERR,Marie||20 August 1881||28||137||137||Death|
|Gertrude Ella Graham POPPLETON||POPPLETON,Gertrude Ella Graham||20 August 1879||29||139||139||Birth|
|Esther Harding LAPHAM||LAPHAM,Esther Harding||20 August 1879||30||139||139||Birth|
|Henry William PAYNE||PAYNE,Henry William||20 August 1876||31||142||142||Birth|
|Lucy Greenwood BROWN||BROWN,Lucy Greenwood||20 August 1872||32||146||146||Birth|
|Emma Wilhemina IRBY||IRBY,Emma Wilhemina||20 August 1870||33||148||148||Birth|
|Jane Peek FREAN||FREAN,Jane Peek||20 August 1866||34||152||152||Birth|
|Thomas Ambrose Steigenberger SKINNER||SKINNER,Thomas Ambrose Steigenberger||20 August 1860||35||158||158||Birth|
|Elizabeth WEBB||WEBB,Elizabeth||20 August 1857||36||161||161||Death|
|Samuel PEEK||PEEK,Samuel||20 August 1857||37||161||161||Death|
|George Thomas GATES||GATES,George Thomas||20 August 1853||38||165||165||Birth|
|Henry Tullie RIVAZ||RIVAZ,Henry Tullie||20 August 1850||39||168||168||Birth|
|Henry James BASHFORD||BASHFORD,Henry James||20 August 1826||40||192||192||Birth|
|James CHARLES||CHARLES,James||20 August 1821||41||197||197||Birth|
|Louisa Martha STEINMETZ||STEINMETZ,Louisa Martha||20 August 1809||42||209||209||Birth|
|Susanna THISTLETHWAYTE||THISTLETHWAYTE,Susanna||20 August 1762||43||256||256||Death|
|Henry Chard Bromhead GATES + Nellie WEBB||GATES,Henry Chard Bromhead + WEBB,Nellie||20 August 1903||44||115||115||Marriage|
|Samuel DIXON + Mary JOHNSON||DIXON,Samuel + JOHNSON,Mary||20 August 1860||45||158||158||Marriage|
|Francis BATEMAN + Mary Ann BARRY||BATEMAN,Francis + BARRY,Mary Ann||20 August 1844||46||174||174||Marriage|
|Charles CHIPPERFIELD + Hannah STRANGE||CHIPPERFIELD,Charles + STRANGE,Hannah||20 August 1815||47||203||203||Marriage|
|William Armiger SCRIPPS + Mary DIXIE||SCRIPPS,William Armiger + DIXIE,Mary||20 August 1797||48||221||221||Marriage|
|Sir William LANGHAM + Henrietta Elizabeth Frederica VANE||LANGHAM,William + VANE,Henrietta Elizabeth Frederica||20 August 1795||49||223||223||Marriage|
|Thomas MAUNDER + Mary JORDON||MAUNDER,Thomas + JORDON,Mary||20 August 1765||50||253||253||Marriage|
|John DESCARRIERES + Mary SNOW||DESCARRIERES,John + SNOW,Mary||20 August 1749||51||269||269||Marriage|
|William IRBY + Albinia SELWYN||IRBY,William + SELWYN,Albinia||20 August 1746||52||272||272||Marriage|
|Eunice BARD||20 August 2018 - 11:25:17||jackie||1534764317||BARD,Eunice|
|Arthur John SIMMONS||20 August 2018 - 11:24:53||jackie||1534764293||SIMMONS,Arthur John|
|Harry Edgar COWLEY||20 August 2018 - 11:13:14||jackie||1534763594||COWLEY,Harry Edgar|
|Zoe Lilian COWLEY||20 August 2018 - 11:11:52||jackie||1534763512||COWLEY,Zoe Lilian|
|Herbert SHARP||18 August 2018 - 06:32:32||jackie||1534573952||SHARP,Herbert|
|Olive Gwendoline BALLANCE||18 August 2018 - 06:27:31||jackie||1534573651||BALLANCE,Olive Gwendoline|