Family History


I need help with the Tonks (2/9/2007). The Tonks were numerous in the Wellington area of Shropshire at the time she was born - 1806 to 1809, her age varying on census returns. However there is no baptism for her. Names of two her children, Priscilla and Matthew, both relatively uncommon might imply she could have been the daughter of John & Priscilla Tonks or Matthew & Joyce Tonks.

 

FANNY (Fanny) TONKS

Born: Abt 1806 Lawley Bank

Died: 12/8/1879 Walsall

Married: 25/10/1830

Spouse: George Harrison

Born: 1796 Acton Reynold

Father: William Harrison

Mother: Sarah Hatton

Died: Before 1871

Children: Thomas Harrison b. 1832 Dawley Magna

William Harrison b abt 1833/1834 Dawley Magna

Sarah Ann Harrison b 1835 Dawley Magna

Henry Harrison b.1838 Dawley Magna

James Harrison b.1839 Dawley Magna

Priscilla Harrison b abt 1841 Dawley Magna

Ellen Harrison b abt 1844 Dawley Magna

Martha Harrison b 1848 Wellington

Matthew Harrison b. abt 1850 Wellington

 

1841 census: Residing Wellington. Occupation: coalminer

1851 census. Residing Lawley Bank. Occupation coalminer

1861 census: Residing Court 5, House 1 Lester Street, Bilston. Occupation: stone miner

1871 census: widow, living in44 Heath End Pelsall with daughter Ellen Round.