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
|Gladys Mona Victoria Toole PULLAR||PULLAR,Gladys Mona Victoria Toole||26 March 1998||0||19||19||Death|
|John SONDELAND||SONDELAND,John||26 March 1989||1||28||28||Death|
|Kathleen Mary Rivaz HUNT||HUNT,Kathleen Mary Rivaz||26 March 1988||2||29||29||Death|
|Grace HILLIER||HILLIER,Grace||26 March 1968||3||49||49||Death|
|Grace Emma GOODEN||GOODEN,Grace Emma||26 March 1964||4||53||53||Death|
|Anna Ellen CADDELL||CADDELL,Anna Ellen||26 March 1959||5||58||58||Death|
|Agnes Marion GUY||GUY,Agnes Marion||26 March 1955||6||62||62||Death|
|Anna Helena MACRAE||MACRAE,Anna Helena||26 March 1947||7||70||70||Death|
|Alfred Edward WOOLLASTON||WOOLLASTON,Alfred Edward||26 March 1944||8||73||73||Death|
|Harold Chaloner LEWIN||LEWIN,Harold Chaloner||26 March 1940||9||77||77||Death|
|Sir Frank William WILLS||WILLS,Frank William||26 March 1932||10||85||85||Death|
|Edward David G LOVEDAY||LOVEDAY,Edward David G||26 March 1919||11||98||98||Death|
|John Evelyn GULL||GULL,John Evelyn||26 March 1914||12||103||103||Birth|
|Edith Maud Leonore Lee GRIMLEY||GRIMLEY,Edith Maud Leonore Lee||26 March 1913||13||104||104||Death|
|Fanny Louisa BROWNING||BROWNING,Fanny Louisa||26 March 1910||14||107||107||Death|
|Doris Mary E MUNDAY||MUNDAY,Doris Mary E||26 March 1907||15||110||110||Birth|
|Ernest Insell ASHFORD||ASHFORD,Ernest Insell||26 March 1905||16||112||112||Birth|
|Stanley SALVAGE||SALVAGE,Stanley||26 March 1903||17||114||114||Birth|
|Violet Mary MITSCHKE||MITSCHKE,Violet Mary||26 March 1902||18||115||115||Birth|
|Mary Forsyth Roche BONAR||BONAR,Mary Forsyth Roche||26 March 1899||19||118||118||Birth|
|Jane Eliza JANSON||JANSON,Jane Eliza||26 March 1895||20||122||122||Death|
|Phyllis Hope SIMMONS||SIMMONS,Phyllis Hope||26 March 1895||21||122||122||Birth|
|Rosamund Elsie MARSLAND||MARSLAND,Rosamund Elsie||26 March 1894||22||123||123||Birth|
|Alan John Hampton HERDON||HERDON,Alan John Hampton||26 March 1893||23||124||124||Birth|
|Frances May WILLMOT||WILLMOT,Frances May||26 March 1892||24||125||125||Birth|
|William Hamilton Claude WINDSOR||WINDSOR,William Hamilton Claude||26 March 1880||25||137||137||Birth|
|Eva Christabel KITCHIN||KITCHIN,Eva Christabel||26 March 1880||26||137||137||Birth|
|Robert McIntosh ISAACS||ISAACS,Robert McIntosh||26 March 1876||27||141||141||Death|
|George Jones LEMARCHAND||LEMARCHAND,George Jones||26 March 1874||28||143||143||Birth|
|Ethel Mary Rivaz HUNT||HUNT,Ethel Mary Rivaz||26 March 1871||29||146||146||Birth|
|Percy Lawrence TATHAM||TATHAM,Percy Lawrence||26 March 1856||30||161||161||Birth|
|Frederick PARKES||PARKES,Frederick||26 March 1854||31||163||163||Death|
|Alice Mildred NEILL||NEILL,Alice Mildred||26 March 1844||32||173||173||Birth|
|Maria Ann CHIDLEY||CHIDLEY,Maria Ann||26 March 1843||33||174||174||Birth|
|William ASKER||ASKER,William||26 March 1838||34||179||179||Death|
|Hannah Maria CLEMENTS||CLEMENTS,Hannah Maria||26 March 1836||35||181||181||Birth|
|Percy Addison COLE||COLE,Percy Addison||26 March 1826||36||191||191||Birth|
|Fanny CORBETT||CORBETT,Fanny||26 March 1821||37||196||196||Birth|
|George Nicholas STEIGENBERGER||STEIGENBERGER,George Nicholas||26 March 1821||38||196||196||Birth|
|John Jacob STEIGENBERGER||STEIGENBERGER,John Jacob||26 March 1821||39||196||196||Birth|
|Mary Ann BUTLER||BUTLER,Mary Ann||26 March 1815||40||202||202||Birth|
|Jacques GRENIER||GRENIER,Jacques||26 March 1754||41||263||263||Birth|
|Walter LINDSAY + May Louisa COWLEY||LINDSAY,Walter + COWLEY,May Louisa||26 March 1932||42||85||85||Marriage|
|Cornelis Pieter VLAARDINGEN + Johanna WEBER||VLAARDINGEN,Cornelis Pieter + WEBER,Johanna||26 March 1890||43||127||127||Marriage|
|Alfred TOLLISS + Annie JONES||TOLLISS,Alfred + JONES,Annie||26 March 1882||44||135||135||Marriage|
|Michael CANNELL + Elizabeth CECIL||CANNELL,Michael + CECIL,Elizabeth||26 March 1815||45||202||202||Marriage|
|Sir John SINCLAIR + Sarah MAITLAND||SINCLAIR,John + MAITLAND,Sarah||26 March 1776||46||241||241||Marriage|
|William SAUNDERS + Martha PEARSTON||SAUNDERS,William + PEARSTON,Martha||26 March 1771||47||246||246||Marriage|
|Joseph WHITTLE||26 March 2017 - 17:42:09||jackie||1490550129||WHITTLE,Joseph|
|Charles WHITTLE||26 March 2017 - 17:39:26||jackie||1490549966||WHITTLE,Charles|
|Joseph Lidgold WHITTLE||26 March 2017 - 17:30:54||jackie||1490549454||WHITTLE,Joseph Lidgold|
|John Harris HALL||26 March 2017 - 17:26:14||jackie||1490549174||HALL,John Harris|
|Alfred Browning CARR||26 March 2017 - 17:06:29||jackie||1490547989||CARR,Alfred Browning|
|Robert Ashbury DUKA||26 March 2017 - 16:56:53||jackie||1490547413||DUKA,Robert Ashbury|
|Kathleen B LENNOX||26 March 2017 - 16:56:32||jackie||1490547392||LENNOX,Kathleen B|
|Laurence Seymour Cary PICKERING||26 March 2017 - 13:12:20||jackie||1490533940||PICKERING,Laurence Seymour Cary|
|Ernest D CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:06:45||jackie||1490533605||CADDELL,Ernest D|
|Elizabeth Mary Teresa CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:06:34||jackie||1490533594||CADDELL,Elizabeth Mary Teresa|
|William P CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:06:13||jackie||1490533573||CADDELL,William P|
|Anna Matilda …||26 March 2017 - 13:05:59||jackie||1490533559||@N.N.,Anna Matilda|
|Kathleen Eva CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:05:48||jackie||1490533548||CADDELL,Kathleen Eva|
|Anna Ellen CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:05:03||jackie||1490533503||CADDELL,Anna Ellen|
|Lt Col Henry CADDELL||26 March 2017 - 13:04:49||jackie||1490533489||CADDELL,Henry|
|Lt Col Henry CADDELL + Anna Matilda …||26 March 2017 - 12:59:30||jackie||1490533170||CADDELL,Henry + @N.N.,Anna Matilda|
|Francis Charles Slade MOORMAN||26 March 2017 - 12:44:55||jackie||1490532295||MOORMAN,Francis Charles Slade|
|Helena Amy ‘Nellie’ MOORMAN||26 March 2017 - 12:42:08||jackie||1490532128||MOORMAN,Helena Amy|
|Violet Alice POSTLETHWAITE||26 March 2017 - 12:41:29||jackie||1490532089||POSTLETHWAITE,Violet Alice|
|Richard Thomas ROBBINS||24 March 2017 - 15:30:47||jackie||1490369447||ROBBINS,Richard Thomas|
|Sarah Emma NEATE||24 March 2017 - 15:30:00||jackie||1490369400||NEATE,Sarah Emma|
|William Alfred Hyde NEATE||24 March 2017 - 15:22:50||jackie||1490368970||NEATE,William Alfred Hyde|
|Lilian Beatrice Rose ELLIOTT||24 March 2017 - 15:12:47||jackie||1490368367||ELLIOTT,Lilian Beatrice Rose|
|Dorothy ELLIOTT||24 March 2017 - 15:08:49||jackie||1490368129||ELLIOTT,Dorothy|
|Capn John Walter HOCKNEY||24 March 2017 - 15:04:26||jackie||1490367866||HOCKNEY,John Walter|
|Frederick John ELLIOTT + Sophia Jane HILL||24 March 2017 - 14:57:47||jackie||1490367467||ELLIOTT,Frederick John + HILL,Sophia Jane|
|Sophia Jane HILL||24 March 2017 - 14:57:27||jackie||1490367447||HILL,Sophia Jane|
|Susannah Lydia ELLIOTT||24 March 2017 - 14:52:33||jackie||1490367153||ELLIOTT,Susannah Lydia|
|James Warren ELLIOTT||24 March 2017 - 14:50:41||jackie||1490367041||ELLIOTT,James Warren|