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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. 

Photos
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.

ALLEYNE Family
21 April 2017 - 10:22:29

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

PAUNCEFOTE Family
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

Updates
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.

WYLLYS 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 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.

Acknowledgments
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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Tolliss and Berger
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Females
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Rowland Vernon BARKERBARKER,Rowland Vernon19 November 198703131Death
Ethel Gordon STANHAMSTANHAM,Ethel Gordon19 November 198413434Death
Hilda Florence COCKAYNECOCKAYNE,Hilda Florence19 November 198123737Death
Ida Louisa Elizabeth LOVEDAYLOVEDAY,Ida Louisa Elizabeth19 November 198133737Death
Gladys Caldwell GREENWOODGREENWOOD,Gladys Caldwell19 November 197844040Death
Irene INGHAMINGHAM,Irene19 November 197554343Death
George Harvey WYLLYSWYLLYS,George Harvey19 November 197164747Death
Paul ORATISORATIS,Paul19 November 196974949Death
Gertrude Isabel Kathleen MEDILLMEDILL,Gertrude Isabel Kathleen19 November 196485454Death
Oscar Collyer VIDLERVIDLER,Oscar Collyer19 November 196095858Death
Isabel PIGOUPIGOU,Isabel19 November 1954106464Death
Herbert James BRACKENBRACKEN,Herbert James19 November 1953116565Death
Florence Caroline ROLLSROLLS,Florence Caroline19 November 1949126969Death
Violet Madeline Constance THOMPSONTHOMPSON,Violet Madeline Constance19 November 1945137373Death
William Hawes LONGFORDLONGFORD,William Hawes19 November 1940147878Death
Elaine Lucy STEWARTSTEWART,Elaine Lucy19 November 1932158686Birth
Florence May FLAMANKFLAMANK,Florence May19 November 1931168787Death
Donald YEATESYEATES,Donald19 November 1928179090Birth
Gerald Middleton BURNESSBURNESS,Gerald Middleton19 November 1923189595Death
Cynthia Joy Georgina ROMANESROMANES,Cynthia Joy Georgina19 November 1920199898Birth
Elizabeth Henrietta BROWNINGBROWNING,Elizabeth Henrietta19 November 1919209999Death
Nancy Margaret Kent BARTONBARTON,Nancy Margaret Kent19 November 191221106106Birth
Rowland HARTHART,Rowland19 November 191022108108Death
Elsie Lyde HUNTHUNT,Elsie Lyde19 November 190823110110Birth
Henry Merton ORMEORME,Henry Merton19 November 190624112112Death
Barbara Kathleen @N.N.,Barbara Kathleen19 November 190425114114Birth
Frances Isabella ‘Fanny’ LOCKELOCKE,Frances Isabella19 November 190226116116Death
Elizabeth WILSONWILSON,Elizabeth19 November 190227116116Death
John Ernest TOLLEMACHETOLLEMACHE,John Ernest19 November 189828120120Birth
Leslie Gordon VREDENBURGVREDENBURG,Leslie Gordon19 November 189729121121Birth
Jessie Eleanor STYLESSTYLES,Jessie Eleanor19 November 189330125125Birth
James ALABASTERALABASTER,James19 November 189231126126Death
Harvey STEIGENBERGERSTEIGENBERGER,Harvey19 November 188932129129Birth
Annie ‘Doss’ SHEAFSHEAF,Annie19 November 188933129129Birth
Keith Townend Reginald WHITEWHITE,Keith Townend Reginald19 November 188634132132Birth
Ethel Edith Matilda CLARKCLARK,Ethel Edith Matilda19 November 187935139139Birth
Maud Alice Louisa NEVILLNEVILL,Maud Alice Louisa19 November 187836140140Birth
Frank Andrew RICHRICH,Frank Andrew19 November 187537143143Birth
John Berger VAN SOMMERVAN SOMMER,John Berger19 November 187438144144Death
Ada HOLEHOLE,Ada19 November 187239146146Birth
Maj Charles Halford Baldwin CLARKCLARK,Charles Halford Baldwin19 November 186940149149Birth
Fanny HOLMESHOLMES,Fanny19 November 185841160160Birth
Emily Louisa MARZETTIMARZETTI,Emily Louisa19 November 185642162162Birth
Jane FIVEASHFIVEASH,Jane19 November 185143167167Birth
Harriet TOLLISSTOLLISS,Harriet19 November 184544173173Birth
Samuel HEUDEBOURCKHEUDEBOURCK,Samuel19 November 183645182182Birth
Charles Joseph COWLEYCOWLEY,Charles Joseph19 November 183046188188Birth
Henry Peter Brassey BERTHONBERTHON,Henry Peter Brassey19 November 182547193193Birth
Sophia BEARDMOREBEARDMORE,Sophia19 November 181848200200Birth
Jacob Daniel WALTERWALTER,Jacob Daniel19 November 179949219219Birth
Ann PARRISPARRIS,Ann19 November 179450224224Death
Gift GUYGUY,Gift19 November 179051228228Death
Charles GATESGATES,Charles19 November 175252266266Birth
Sir Hugh Thomas WEEKS + Constance Avard TOMPKINSONWEEKS,Hugh Thomas + TOMPKINSON,Constance Avard19 November 1949536969Marriage
Bernard Ernest ABLITT + Katherine ‘Kitty’ ODDIEABLITT,Bernard Ernest + ODDIE,Katherine19 November 1929548989Marriage
Edward William LOTON + Julia Esther BONDLOTON,Edward William + BOND,Julia Esther19 November 189955119119Marriage
Albert HUDSON + Sarah HUDSONHUDSON,Albert + HUDSON,Sarah19 November 189356125125Marriage
Robert James Samuel BEETON + Matilda GRIMESBEETON,Robert James Samuel + GRIMES,Matilda19 November 185557163163Marriage
Richard BODY + Mary DOBIEBODY,Richard + DOBIE,Mary19 November 182158197197Marriage
William CARDEN + Mary ALLANSONCARDEN,William + ALLANSON,Mary19 November 179459224224Marriage
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William Frederick BYFORD + Millicent Charlotte JONES18 November 2018 - 15:09:32jackie1542553772BYFORD,William Frederick + JONES,Millicent Charlotte
Wifred R G BYFORD18 November 2018 - 15:09:32jackie1542553772BYFORD,Wifred R G
Kathleen Diane BYFORD18 November 2018 - 15:08:30jackie1542553710BYFORD,Kathleen Diane
Bridget Barbara BYFORD18 November 2018 - 15:07:33jackie1542553653BYFORD,Bridget Barbara
Millicent Charlotte JONES18 November 2018 - 15:04:33jackie1542553473JONES,Millicent Charlotte
William Frederick BYFORD18 November 2018 - 15:01:16jackie1542553276BYFORD,William Frederick
Mary Peddar CADY18 November 2018 - 14:56:52jackie1542553012CADY,Mary Peddar
William COLLARD + Alice TURNER18 November 2018 - 14:51:05jackie1542552665COLLARD,William + TURNER,Alice
Alice TURNER18 November 2018 - 14:50:51jackie1542552651TURNER,Alice
William COLLARD18 November 2018 - 14:48:10jackie1542552490COLLARD,William
Nellie COLLARD18 November 2018 - 14:47:45jackie1542552465COLLARD,Nellie
John HARBISON + Nellie COLLARD18 November 2018 - 14:46:08jackie1542552368HARBISON,John + COLLARD,Nellie
John HARBISON18 November 2018 - 14:45:48jackie1542552348HARBISON,John
Leonard Percy CALE18 November 2018 - 13:55:46jackie1542549346CALE,Leonard Percy
Stephen Richard WALLER16 November 2018 - 14:24:44jackie1542378284WALLER,Stephen Richard
Lawrence WALLER16 November 2018 - 14:22:23jackie1542378143WALLER,Lawrence
Stephen Richard WALLER + Marion Kathleen MUNT16 November 2018 - 14:19:16jackie1542377956WALLER,Stephen Richard + MUNT,Marion Kathleen
Marion Kathleen MUNT16 November 2018 - 14:08:03jackie1542377283MUNT,Marion Kathleen
2nd Lt Henry Percy Gormanston STEEDMAN16 November 2018 - 13:59:38jackie1542376778STEEDMAN,Henry Percy Gormanston
Violet Isabel MUNT16 November 2018 - 13:53:14jackie1542376394MUNT,Violet Isabel
2nd Lt Henry Percy Gormanston STEEDMAN + Violet Isabel MUNT16 November 2018 - 13:49:12jackie1542376152STEEDMAN,Henry Percy Gormanston + MUNT,Violet Isabel
Christine BIRD16 November 2018 - 13:45:05jackie1542375905BIRD,Christine
Richard MUNT16 November 2018 - 13:43:32jackie1542375812MUNT,Richard
Henry Richard TOMPSETT16 November 2018 - 13:26:49jackie1542374809TOMPSETT,Henry Richard