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TONKIN John Snell married Mary DUNSTAN 1874

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John Snell TONKIN, was born in Cornwall circa 1840, and died 1898 in Donald, Victoria, aged 58 years. Parents recorded as John TONKIN and Elizabeth SNELL.

Searches of the Cornwall records for the baptism of John Snell TONKIN and the marriage for his parents has not turned up any details.

Searches of the Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria provides the following information for John's two marriages and details of his children.

Johh's first marriage was to Mary DUNSTAN in Victoria in 1874. Birth place given as Cornwall. Mary died 1881 in Dooboobetic, Victoria, at the young age of 37 years. Parents recorded as Thomas DUNSTAN and Pearce CATH. The mother's name has been recorded wrong and should be Catherine PEARCE.

The only possible baptism I could locate for Mary DUNSTAN was 01 July 1841 in Stithians, Cornwall, with parents named as Thomas and Catherine. I expect this will be Mary, but I was unable to locate a marriage for her parents.

John and Mary only had the one child.


Elizabeth Snell TONKIN.
Born: 1878 Mount Jeffcott, Victoria.
Died: 1950 Donald, Victoria, aged 71 years.
Married: Augusta COATES.
Year: 1906.
Place: Victoria.

John's second marriage was to Jane REED in Victoria in 1884. Jane gave her birth place as Avoca, Victoria. The only birth for a Jane REED in Avoca was in 1860 to parents Jonathan REED and Mary WARN.

Five children located Victorian records for John and Jane.


Ruby Maud TONKIN.
Born: 1885 Dooboobetic, Victoria.
Died: -
Married: Angus Gordon MCLENNAN.
Year: 1909.
Place: Victoria.
Angus died 1957 in Perth, Western Australia, aged 75 years.
Parents recorded as Angus and Mary.


Edith Mary TONKIN.
Born: 1887 Dooboobetic, Victoria.
Died: 1925 Elsternwick, Victoria, aged 36 years.


John Charles Reed TONKIN.
Born: 1889 Dooboobetic, Victoria.
Died: 1954 Donald, Victoria, aged 65 years.
Married: Violet Crystal DUNSTAN.
Year: 1912.
Place: Victoria.


Francis Hugh TONKIN.
Born: 1891 Dooboobetic, Victoria.
Died: 1969 Ballarat, Victoria, aged 77 years.
Married: Charlotte COOK.
Year: 1922.
Place: Victoria.


Jane Reed TONKIN.
Born: 1893 Dooboobetic, Victoria.
Died: 1972 Stawell, Victoria, aged 78 years.
Married: Arthur Henry MORROW.
Year: 1925.
Place: Victoria.


Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages Victoria.

Registry of Deaths, Western Australia.

Cornwall Baptism Records - OPC Database.

Corrections and further details to help complete this family record would be appreciated. Thank you.

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TONKIN lives in Victoria, Australia.
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