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1796 John
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1754 John
1795 Samuel
1820 William
1826 John
1850 Alfred James
1861 Walter William
1869 William Aldis
1912 Alfred

 

 

Walter William Tolman
1861 - 1895
Walter William Tolman (1861) and Amanda Cooke

Walter William Tolman born Apr 28 1861 - Baptised Oct 06, 1861 at East Brandenham - Entry 669
Son of John Tolman (1826) a Labourer and his wife Matilda

Ancestral Line: - CLICK to go back
John Tolman (1754)
Samuel Tolman (1795)
John Tolman (1826)
 

Siblings:
1859 - Alice Maude
1861 - Walter William <<<
1862 - Samuel
1865 - Frederick
1870 - John
1872 - Emily Mary

1871: Census - Blacksmith House, Hilborough, Swaffham
John Tolman - Head - age 43 - Blacksmith - born Carbrooke, Norfolk
Matilda Tolman - Wife - age 42 - born East Bradenham
Alice Maud Tolman - Dau - age 11 - Scholar - East Bradenham
Walter William Tolman - Son - age 9 - Scholar - born East Bradenham
Samuel Tolman - Son - age 8 - Scholar - born East Bradenham
Frederick Tolman - Son - age 5 - Scholar - born East Bradenham
John Tolman - Son - age 2 - born Hilborough
Samuel Chapman - Lodger - Single - age 22 - Blacksmith - born East Bradenham

1881: Census - White Horse Inn, Little Cressingham
Matilda Tolman - Head - Widow - age 52 - White Horse Inn Blacksmith Farmer 75 Acres Employing 2 Men 1 Boy (Farmer) - born Est Bradenham, Norfolk.
Walter Tolman - Son - Single - age 19 - Blacksmith - born Est Bradenham, Norfolk
Samuel Tolman - Son - single - age 18 - Ag Labour -
Frederick Tolman - Son - age 15 - Ag Labour -
John Tolman - Son - age 12 - Scholar - born Hilbourough, Norfolk
Emily Tolman - Dau - age 9 - Scholar - born Hilbourough, Norfolk
Sarah Mendham - Serv - age 14 - Servant Domestic - born Shipdham, Norfolk
The Tolman family were landlords of White Horse Inn, Little Cressingham for over 100 years.

1888: Walter William Tolman married Amanda Cooke in 1888 at Swaffham - Dec quarter (4b 993)
Amanda was the daughter of Walter Cooke a Gardener & Groome of Little Cressingham born 1812 at Diss and Sarah unknown of Stow Bedon
Walter and Amanda had children:

[1] Walter Cecil Tolman born 1891 at Swaffham - Mar quater (4b 367)
Walter married Alice Sturman on Aug 26, 1915 at Little Cressingham, Swaffham - Sep quarter (4b 918) - same day as sister Rose
Walter and Alice had a child:

[1] Herbert Walter Tolman born 1917 at Mutford - Sep quater (4a 1580)
It appears Herbert never married - needs checking?

The National Archives hold a document that could relate to Herbet Walter Tolman above.
BT 372/97/23 - R151946 TOLMAN H W 23/06/1917 OULTON BROAD SUFFOLK

Discription of contents
Registry of Shipping and Seamen: Central Register of Seamen: Seamen's Records ('Pouches') Records relating to individual seamen filed together in a pouch. These documents may include application forms (most with a photograph of the seaman), certificates, identity cards, cessation documents and notifications of death. - The contents of any particular pouch, however, may cover any period starting after 1913 and ending up to c2002. When seamen were discharged some or all of their documents (including the index cards) were placed in the pouches and these include discharges of seamen who were originally registered in the Central Index Register of 1913 to 1941.

Herbert Walter Tolman died in 1989 at Norfolk

Walter Cecil Tolman died in 1965, at Acle - Mar quarter (4b 457) age 73
Alice Tolman appears to have died in 1979 at Norfolk - ?

[2] Lillian Maud Tolman born 1892 at Swaffham - Sep quarter (4b 373)
Lillian married Frederick G Dix in 1919 at Swaffham - Dec quarter (4b 1175)
Lilian and Frederick appear not to have had children.

Lilian M. Dix died in 1964 at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 535) age 72
Frederick G Dix appears to have died in 1985 at Norfolk - ?

[3] Rose Florence Tolman born 1894 at Swaffham - Sep quarter (4b 344)
Rose married Horace Freestone on Aug 26, 1915 at Little Cressingham, Swaffham - Sep quarter (4b 917) - same day as brother Walter
It is thought that this could be the same Horace Freestone who aquired Little Cressingham Mill in 1907 - Horace's father Samuel Freestone was the Miller at Hilorough
Rose and Horace had children:

[1] Marjorie A Freestone born 1916
[2] Lilian R Freestone born 1918
[3] Phyllis M Freestone born 1921
[4] Horace W Freestone born 1924
[5] Elizabeth M Freestone born 1927

Rose Freestone died in 1989 age 95
Horace Freestone appears to have died in 1983 at Norfolk - ?

After Walter and Amanda died in 1895 their children Walter and Rose lived with John Tolman (1826) and Matilda who also took over the White Horse - Lilian lived with William Henry Tolman (1852) and Alice.

More information on Amanda Cooke: -
Amanda was working at Little Cressingham Rectory in 1881 whilst Walter was working as an apprentice Blacksmith a few doors away.

1881: Census - Little Cressingham The Rectory
John William Benest - Head - age 50 - Rector Of Little Cressingham - St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Henrietta Charlotte Benest - Wife - age 36 - Rectors Wife - Great Fransham, Norfolk
John Langstone Millais Benest - Son - age 2 - Rectors Son - Cressingham, Norfolk
Amanda Cooke - Serv - single - age 20 - Cook, Domestic Servant - Little Cressingham, Norfolk
Rosalie Netling - Serv - age 17 - Nurse Domestic Servant - Lowestoft, Suffolk
Ada Vincent Leverage - Serv - age 17 - House Maid Domestic Servant - Cambridge, Cambridge

1891: Census - The White Horse Little Cressingham
Walter Tolman - Head - age 30 - Farmer & Publican(Em'er) Norfolk - Bradenham
Amanda Tolman - Wife - age 30 - Norfolk - Cressingham
Walter Tolman - Son - age 1month - Norfolk - Cressingham
Fred Tolman - Bro - single - age 25 - Farmers Brother Norfolk - Bradenham
John Tolman - Bro - single age 22 - Farmers Brother Norfolk - Hillborough
Emily Tolman - Sister - age 18 - Norfolk - Hillborough
Emily Powley - Serv - age 14 - Norfolk - Swaffham
Walter had taken over from his mother Matilda Tolman as Landlord of the White Horse Public House Little Cressingham
Walter was Landlord from 1890 - 1892

1895: Jul 05 - Amanda Tolman died age 34
1895: Sep 24 - Walter William Tolman died aged 34

1895: Oct 2 - Norwich Mercury
On the 24th ult, at Little Cressingham, suddenly Walter William Tolman, Farmer and Inn Keeper, age 34 years


Headstone
Little Cressingham Churchyard


In Loving Memory
WALTER WILLIAM TOLMAN
Who Died Sept 24th 1895
Aged 34 Years
Also Of AMANDA his wife
Who Died July 5th 1895
Aged 34 Years

Thy Will Be Done

 

 

 
 
 
   

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