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
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
|Alice Eve STANLEY-SMITH||STANLEY-SMITH,Alice Eve||21 June 2006||0||12||12||Death|
|Veryan Rosamond ACWORTH||ACWORTH,Veryan Rosamond||21 June 2001||1||17||17||Death|
|George Arthur BURNAND||BURNAND,George Arthur||21 June 1989||2||29||29||Death|
|Henry Joseph ACOTT||ACOTT,Henry Joseph||21 June 1976||3||42||42||Death|
|Reuben William Charles HENMAN||HENMAN,Reuben William Charles||21 June 1973||4||45||45||Death|
|Lily Laura Frances CLARK||CLARK,Lily Laura Frances||21 June 1966||5||52||52||Death|
|Cecilia Magda RUTHERFORD||RUTHERFORD,Cecilia Magda||21 June 1963||6||55||55||Death|
|Norman PARKER||PARKER,Norman||21 June 1958||7||60||60||Death|
|Thomas Geoffrey Beauchamp TROUNCER||TROUNCER,Thomas Geoffrey Beauchamp||21 June 1955||8||63||63||Death|
|Col Arthur Charles Rothery NUTT DSO||NUTT,Arthur Charles Rothery||21 June 1946||9||72||72||Death|
|Walter Melville PAMPHILON||PAMPHILON,Walter Melville||21 June 1932||10||86||86||Birth|
|Francis John BRETT||BRETT,Francis John||21 June 1928||11||90||90||Birth|
|Katherine Du Vernet MARTINDALE||MARTINDALE,Katherine Du Vernet||21 June 1927||12||91||91||Death|
|Norris Carden BRETHERTON||BRETHERTON,Norris Carden||21 June 1925||13||93||93||Death|
|George Goodwin KILBURNE||KILBURNE,George Goodwin||21 June 1924||14||94||94||Death|
|Roy Humphrey SIMMONS||SIMMONS,Roy Humphrey||21 June 1919||15||99||99||Birth|
|Jeffery Menaar JEFFERSON||JEFFERSON,Jeffery Menaar||21 June 1912||16||106||106||Birth|
|Ruby Alice GOODWINS||GOODWINS,Ruby Alice||21 June 1910||17||108||108||Birth|
|Anthony HAIRE||HAIRE,Anthony||21 June 1907||18||111||111||Death|
|Lorna Whitaker LEWIS||LEWIS,Lorna Whitaker||21 June 1900||19||118||118||Birth|
|Irene Frances CLARK||CLARK,Irene Frances||21 June 1895||20||123||123||Birth|
|John Lodowick Rees FIVEASH||FIVEASH,John Lodowick Rees||21 June 1895||21||123||123||Death|
|Lucy May BEALE||BEALE,Lucy May||21 June 1893||22||125||125||Birth|
|Macivor BASSETT||BASSETT,Macivor||21 June 1892||23||126||126||Birth|
|Winifred Bertha HUDSON||HUDSON,Winifred Bertha||21 June 1890||24||128||128||Birth|
|Mary STOTT||STOTT,Mary||21 June 1886||25||132||132||Birth|
|John Keble GUY||GUY,John Keble||21 June 1884||26||134||134||Birth|
|Harriet Georgiana HAMILTON||HAMILTON,Harriet Georgiana||21 June 1884||27||134||134||Death|
|Edna Maud PALMER||PALMER,Edna Maud||21 June 1879||28||139||139||Birth|
|Rev Lucius Ormsby CARY||CARY,Lucius Ormsby||21 June 1873||29||145||145||Death|
|Ellen Eliza HASSELL||HASSELL,Ellen Eliza||21 June 1873||30||145||145||Birth|
|Capel Henry BERGER||BERGER,Capel Henry||21 June 1868||31||150||150||Death|
|Thomas TOOVEY||TOOVEY,Thomas||21 June 1863||32||155||155||Death|
|Stephen Henry LEE||LEE,Stephen Henry||21 June 1861||33||157||157||Death|
|Katie Jane Maria KIRKMAN||KIRKMAN,Katie Jane Maria||21 June 1854||34||164||164||Birth|
|John Harvey BOXWELL||BOXWELL,John Harvey||21 June 1844||35||174||174||Birth|
|Walter GUY||GUY,Walter||21 June 1844||36||174||174||Death|
|Samuel John STAMMERS||STAMMERS,Samuel John||21 June 1837||37||181||181||Birth|
|John PAYNE||PAYNE,John||21 June 1835||38||183||183||Birth|
|Robert Adair PAYNE||PAYNE,Robert Adair||21 June 1833||39||185||185||Birth|
|Ellen Catherine BERGER||BERGER,Ellen Catherine||21 June 1821||40||197||197||Birth|
|Ann Caroline GIESLER||GIESLER,Ann Caroline||21 June 1804||41||214||214||Birth|
|Sophia GLADWIN||GLADWIN,Sophia||21 June 1803||42||215||215||Death|
|Caroline POWLETT||POWLETT,Caroline||21 June 1800||43||218||218||Birth|
|Paul METHUEN Baron||METHUEN,Paul Baron||21 June 1779||44||239||239||Birth|
|Rear Admiral Frank Arthur BALLANCE CB DSO + Marie Arundell MAITLAND||BALLANCE,Frank Arthur CB DSO + MAITLAND,Marie Arundell||21 June 1930||45||88||88||Marriage|
|Alan Strafford CLARKE + Irene WITHERS||CLARKE,Alan Strafford + WITHERS,Irene||21 June 1913||46||105||105||Marriage|
|Edward Guy BEVIS + Jane Eliza KIDMAN||BEVIS,Edward Guy + KIDMAN,Jane Eliza||21 June 1904||47||114||114||Marriage|
|Alfred FORD + Emilia Macdonald CLARKE||FORD,Alfred + CLARKE,Emilia Macdonald||21 June 1889||48||129||129||Marriage|
|James WALKER + Lizzie Gulliver SPEIGHT||WALKER,James + SPEIGHT,Lizzie Gulliver||21 June 1887||49||131||131||Marriage|
|Herbert Francis BLAINE + Mae COLE||BLAINE,Herbert Francis + COLE,Mae||21 June 1883||50||135||135||Marriage|
|John Meaton FLUISTER + Mary Ann Louise NEVILL||FLUISTER,John Meaton + NEVILL,Mary Ann Louise||21 June 1882||51||136||136||Marriage|
|Admiral Armand Temple POWLETT + Horatia Frances Janet POWLETT||POWLETT,Armand Temple + POWLETT,Horatia Frances Janet||21 June 1870||52||148||148||Marriage|
|George Goodwin KILBURNE + Janet DALZIEL||KILBURNE,George Goodwin + DALZIEL,Janet||21 June 1862||53||156||156||Marriage|
|Edward Ayshford SANFORD + Caroline Anne STANHOPE||SANFORD,Edward Ayshford + STANHOPE,Caroline Anne||21 June 1841||54||177||177||Marriage|
|James LAW + Maria Halsey DASHWOOD||LAW,James + DASHWOOD,Maria Halsey||21 June 1825||55||193||193||Marriage|
|William WATKINS + Catherine GILLHAM||WATKINS,William + GILLHAM,Catherine||21 June 1807||56||211||211||Marriage|
|Isaac VANDOME + Elizabeth Susanna DESCARRIERES||VANDOME,Isaac + DESCARRIERES,Elizabeth Susanna||21 June 1761||57||257||257||Marriage|
|Leslie Thomas BRETT||21 June 2018 - 17:57:28||jackie||1529603848||BRETT,Leslie Thomas|
|Thomas George BRETT||21 June 2018 - 17:54:42||jackie||1529603682||BRETT,Thomas George|
|Thomas George BRETT + Rose Sarah YOUNG||21 June 2018 - 17:54:21||jackie||1529603661||BRETT,Thomas George + YOUNG,Rose Sarah|
|Rose Sarah YOUNG||21 June 2018 - 17:54:01||jackie||1529603641||YOUNG,Rose Sarah|
|Richard Stephen BRETT + Nellie GUENIGAULT||21 June 2018 - 17:47:02||jackie||1529603222||BRETT,Richard Stephen + GUENIGAULT,Nellie|
|Edna BRETT||21 June 2018 - 17:47:02||jackie||1529603222||BRETT,Edna|
|Derrick Richard BRETT||21 June 2018 - 17:43:46||jackie||1529603026||BRETT,Derrick Richard|
|Louisa Elizabeth ‘Lucy’ GUENIGAULT||21 June 2018 - 17:38:26||jackie||1529602706||GUENIGAULT,Louisa Elizabeth|
|Richard Charles BRETT||21 June 2018 - 17:31:11||jackie||1529602271||BRETT,Richard Charles|
|Charles Richard BRETT||21 June 2018 - 06:43:22||jackie||1529563402||BRETT,Charles Richard|
|Richard Stephen BRETT||21 June 2018 - 06:42:53||jackie||1529563373||BRETT,Richard Stephen|
|Nellie GUENIGAULT||21 June 2018 - 06:42:31||jackie||1529563351||GUENIGAULT,Nellie|
|Gladys May BRETT||20 June 2018 - 19:05:15||jackie||1529521515||BRETT,Gladys May|
|Cecil Edwin PERRIN||20 June 2018 - 19:02:48||jackie||1529521368||PERRIN,Cecil Edwin|
|Francis John BRETT||20 June 2018 - 18:58:29||jackie||1529521109||BRETT,Francis John|
|Sophia Mary NOEL||18 June 2018 - 20:35:51||jackie||1529354151||NOEL,Sophia Mary|
|Henry Wager ALLIX||18 June 2018 - 20:31:11||jackie||1529353871||ALLIX,Henry Wager|
|Otto Weitz GRAINGER||18 June 2018 - 20:26:57||jackie||1529353617||GRAINGER,Otto Weitz|
|Winifred Mercy HACKER||18 June 2018 - 20:26:37||jackie||1529353597||HACKER,Winifred Mercy|
|Otto Weitz GRAINGER + Winifred Mercy HACKER||18 June 2018 - 20:21:44||jackie||1529353304||GRAINGER,Otto Weitz + HACKER,Winifred Mercy|
|John Morday BALFRE||18 June 2018 - 19:54:40||jackie||1529351680||BALFRE,John Morday|
|Lilian Edith LLOYD||18 June 2018 - 19:50:23||jackie||1529351423||LLOYD,Lilian Edith|
|Harry Pitt LLOYD||18 June 2018 - 19:36:05||jackie||1529350565||LLOYD,Harry Pitt|
|Ellen GATES||18 June 2018 - 19:35:40||jackie||1529350540||GATES,Ellen|
|Reginald Harry Thomas LLOYD||18 June 2018 - 19:20:15||jackie||1529349615||LLOYD,Reginald Harry Thomas|
|Harry Pitt LLOYD + Ellen GATES||18 June 2018 - 19:13:53||jackie||1529349233||LLOYD,Harry Pitt + GATES,Ellen|
|Herbert CHAMPION||18 June 2018 - 19:03:22||jackie||1529348602||CHAMPION,Herbert|
|Herbert CHAMPION + Margery Heudebourck HACKER||18 June 2018 - 18:57:50||jackie||1529348270||CHAMPION,Herbert + HACKER,Margery Heudebourck|
|Margery Heudebourck CHAMPION||18 June 2018 - 18:56:22||jackie||1529348182||CHAMPION,Margery Heudebourck|
|Ernest William FARNCOMBE||18 June 2018 - 18:51:28||jackie||1529347888||FARNCOMBE,Ernest William|
|Ernest William FARNCOMBE + Margery Heudebourck CHAMPION||18 June 2018 - 18:45:35||jackie||1529347535||FARNCOMBE,Ernest William + CHAMPION,Margery Heudebourck|
|Margery Heudebourck HACKER||18 June 2018 - 18:34:43||jackie||1529346883||HACKER,Margery Heudebourck|
|Rev Isaac Henry HACKER + Elizabeth Dymond POLLARD||18 June 2018 - 18:29:28||jackie||1529346568||HACKER,Isaac Henry + POLLARD,Elizabeth Dymond|
|Elizabeth Dymond POLLARD||18 June 2018 - 18:24:42||jackie||1529346282||POLLARD,Elizabeth Dymond|
|Wilfred SCOPES||18 June 2018 - 18:22:46||jackie||1529346166||SCOPES,Wilfred|
|Winifred Downing BAYLIS||18 June 2018 - 18:21:39||jackie||1529346099||BAYLIS,Winifred Downing|
|Edith Annie HACKER||18 June 2018 - 18:16:37||jackie||1529345797||HACKER,Edith Annie|
|Wilfred SCOPES + Edith Annie HACKER||18 June 2018 - 18:15:35||jackie||1529345735||SCOPES,Wilfred + HACKER,Edith Annie|
|Lilian May HAYES||18 June 2018 - 17:43:03||jackie||1529343783||HAYES,Lilian May|
|Joseph GATES||18 June 2018 - 11:11:22||jackie||1529320282||GATES,Joseph|