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TONKIN Richard married Honour GUY 1793

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My 4th great grandparents were Richard TONKIN & Honour GUY.
They were married in St Levan, Cornwall on the 26 October 1793.
Three of their sons, Enoch, James and John, came out to South Australia in the 1840s and took up farming in the Adelaide district.

Line 1.

Enoch TONKIN and Elizabeth (aka Betsy) HUTCHENS.
Married in St Levan, Cornwall on the 19 April 1823.
They arrived in Adelaide, South Australia on the Java in 1840 with their eight children.


William Hutchins TONKIN.
Baptised: 13 March 1825, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Amelia TONKIN.
Baptised: 15 October 1826, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Elizabeth TONKIN.
Baptised: 11 October 1829, Sheffield, Cornwall.


Charles TONKIN.
Baptised: 10 October 1831, Paul, Cornwall.


Baptised: 13 October 1833, Paul, Cornwall.


Mary Ann Doble TONKIN.
Baptised: 12 October 1834, Paul, Cornwall.
Died: 1837 Sheffield, Cornwall.
Death recorded as Marianne Doble TONKIN.
Age: 02 years 05 months.

Buried: St Buryan, Cornwall.
Date of burial: 12 February 1837.


Baptised: 13 April 1836, Sheffield, Cornwall.
Died: 14 July 1923, Beverley, South Australia.
Age: 87 years.
Status: Married.

Married 1: Prudence THOMAS nee TRENOWETH.
Date: 08 July 1856.
Place: Wesleyan Chapel, Yankalilla, South Australia.

Prudence died 20 September 1904, Torrens Vale, South Australia.
Age: 73 years.
Status: Married.
Husband named as James TONKIN.

Married 2: Ethel Louisa DINNIS.
Date: 08 September 1909.
Place: Residence of Mr. BUTLER, Hindmarsh, South Australia.


Mary Doble TONKIN.
Baptised: 6 August 1837, Paul, Cornwall.


Thomas Henry TONKIN.
Baptised: 13 May 1839, Penzance, Cornwall.

Line 2.

James TONKIN (my 3rd great grandfather) and Nancy (aka Anne) HUTCHENS
Married in St Buryan, Cornwall on the 27 October 1827.
Nancy was the sister of Enoch's wife Elizabeth (aka Betsy) HUTCHENS.
They arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on the Cressy in 1847 with their five children. During the voyage they also lost their young daughter, Elizabeth Jane, who was just a babe in arms.


Baptised 08 February 1829, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: 10 October 1903, Head of Booyoolee, South Australia.
Age: 74 years.

Buried: Laura Cemetery, South Australia.
Service date: 12 October 1903.

Married: Elizabeth TONKIN.
Date: 20 August 1852.
Place: Saint Johns Church, Adelaide, South Australia.

Elizabeth died 04 August 1900 near Laura, South Australia.
Age: 69 years.

Buried: Laura Cemetery, South Australia.
Service date: 06 August 1900.


Joseph TONKIN.
Baptised: 29 May 1831, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: 26 May 1908, Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Age: 77 years.
Buried: Victor Harbor Cemetery, South Australia.

Married: Elizabeth Jane WEYMOUTH.
Date: 27 September 1854.
Place: St James Church, Blakiston, South Australia.

Elizabeth died 23 March 1916, Victor Harbor, South Australia.
Age: 82 years.
Deceased husband named as Joseph TONKIN.
Buried: Victor Harbor Cemetery, South Australia.


Richard TONKIN.
Baptised: 25 January 1834, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Baptised: 18 December 1836, St Buryan, Cornwall.


William Doble TONKIN.
Baptised: 10 May 1840, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Elizabeth Jane TONKIN.
Baptised: 28 February 1847, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: 1847 at sea.

Line 3.

John TONKIN and Prudence TRENOWETH.
Married in St Buryan, Cornwall on the 25 October 1834.
They arrived at Port Adelaide, South Australia, on the Marion in 1849 with their four children.


Baptised: 16 August 1835, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: 1836 St Buryan, Cornwall.
Age: 06 months.

Buried: St Buryan, Cornwall.
Date of burial: 29 January 1836.


Baptised: 28 May 1837, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Baptised: 21 October 1838, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: -
Possible death: 16 July 1907, Fremantle, Western Australia.
Age: 69 years.

Buried: Karrakatta Cemetery, Western Australia.
Area: Mon B.
Gravesite: 0061.

Married: Edith BIDDLE.
Date: 06 June 1865.
Place: Residence of James JOLLY, Encounter Bay, South Australia.
See Post: TONKIN James married Edith BIDDLE 1865


Baptised: 18 November 1840, St Buryan, Cornwall.


Baptised: 15 March 1842, St Buryan, Cornwall.
Died: 1842 St Buryan, Cornwall.
Age: Infant.

Buried: St Buryan, Cornwall.
Date of burial: 08 May 1842.


John Charles TONKIN.
Baptised: 14 July 1844, St Buryan, Cornwall.

Cornwall OPC Database.
South Australian Shipping Records.
Registry of Deaths and Marriages, South Australia.
Registry of Deaths, Western Australia.
Laura Cemetery Records, South Australia.
Karrakatta Cemetery Records, Western Australia.
Victor Harbor Cemetery Records, South Australia.

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by tonkin Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2010-02-02 18:56:12

TONKIN lives in Victoria, Australia.
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Journals are intended to assist new members locate family lines in Australia and should only be used as a guide for follow up research and record searches as intended. Due to spelling and informant errors appearing in the records, typo errors and my misreading of the records mistakes must be expected. Errors will be corrected when detected.

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by allycat on 2010-04-10 22:21:43

Just as an aside regarding the Trenoweth surname, you may not have heard this old phrase - think this is how it goes - 'By tre, pol and pen ye shall ken ye names of ye true Cornishmen'.


by tonkin on 2010-04-11 00:16:23

I reckon so.

by malcolm_lind on 2011-03-07 11:06:06

Ellen DIPROSE was certainly a sister of William DIPROSE b 4/7/1855 and in our line.

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by tonkin on 2011-05-08 22:16:40

Hello Malcolm.

I have been off-line for a few months and now catching up with my messages. If you are interested in exchanging some details on the DIPROSE lines I would love to hear from you. I would be happy to answer any of your questions.

by lindatonkin on 2015-08-04 05:54:18

hi there Tonkin, i am also a tonkin rele of yours

i come from...
5th generation Richard Tonkin (1772-1850) & Honour Guy my great great great
4th generation John Tonkin(b:1810) & Prudence Trenoweth my great great grandparents
3rd generation James Tonkin (1839)& Edith Biddle my great grandparants
2nd generation Walter George Tonkin(1881) & Emma Harrison my grandparents
1st generation Sydney Allen Tonkin (b:1915)& Denise Lloyd My Dad & mum

how cool is that...ive put a post looking for some of my AU reles can we please make contact. at [email protected] or through the post ive put up on family tree cirles, i would love to complete my tree there are big holes in it. cheers linda

by tonkin on 2015-08-05 07:06:38

Hi Linda.
Holes can be filled in.
I have sent you a private message.


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