The 'Tong' Family

1928 - Joan Edna
1938 - John Henry
1940 - Lewis
1945 - Jean Anne
1947 - Sandra
1953 - Christina
1964 - Deborah Jayne
1966 - Alison
 

 

 

 

William Henry Tong
1832 - 1887
 
 

Husband:

William Henry Tong  

Born:

Abt 1832 Charing , Kent
Died: 1887 Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 450) age 54
Buried:    
Parents William Tong (1810)
&
Elizabeth Ann Isteed
William was baptised - March 26, 1833
 

Wife:

Lydia Pratt  

Born:

1844 Westwell, W Ashford - Mar quater (5 21)
Died: 1908 Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 554) Age 64
Buried:    
Parents unknown
&
unknown

Could Lydia Pratt be a relation of Harriet Pratt the wife of Frederick Tong (1839) ?

 

Married:

1859 West Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 705)

 


Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Henry Tong Abt 1860 Willesborough, Kent - no record found
George Tong 1862 Great Chart - West Ashford - Jun quater (2a 525)
Frederick Tong 1863 Charing - W Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 560)
Sarah Ann Tong 1865 Charing - W. Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 578)
James Tong 1867 Charing - W. Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 611)
William Tong July 19, 1870 Charing - W. Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 644)
Stephen Tong 1876 Charing - W. Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 704)
Charles Tong 1878 Charing - W. Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 711)
Alfred John Tong 1880 Charing - W. Ashford - Mar qaurter (2a 799)
Minnie Tong 1881 Hernhill - Faversham Sep quarter (2a 800)
Thomas Edward Tong 1883 Hernhill - Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 821)
Walter Tong 1884 Hernhill - Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 838)

 



File Information:

William Henry Tong - Born Abt 1832 in Charing (Kent)
Baptised - March 26, 1833

1841: Census - Little Hook, Charing Kent, -
William Tong - Head - age 30 - Agricultural Labourer - born of this parish
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 30 - born of this County
Edward Tong - Son - age 10 - born of this County
William Tong - Son - age 9 - born of this County
Jane Tong - Daughter - age 7 - born of this County
Alfred Tong - Son - age 2 - born of this County

1851: Census - Stories Alley, Charing, Kent
William Tong - Head - age 40 - Agricultural Labourer - Westwell, Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 41 - born Charing Kent
Edward Tong - Son - age 19 - Agricultural Labourer - born Charing Kent
William Henry - Son - age 17 - Agricultural Labourer - born Charing Kent
Jane Tong - Daughter - age 16 - born Charing Kent
Alfred Tong - Son - age 12 - born Charing Kent
Frederick Tong - Son - age 9 - born Charing Kent
Mary Ann - Daughter - age 6 - born Charing Kent


(Age about 25)
1859:
- William Henry Tong married Lydia Pratt, also known as "Celia" - West Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 705)

1861: Census - Aylesford Green, Willesborough (Kent)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1887: Death record - William Henry Tong at Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 450) age 54

More on Lydia Pratt

1844: Birth record Lydia Pratt at Westwell, W Ashford - Mar quater (5 21)

Lydia Pratt, was also known as "Celia"

1851: Census - Westwell (Kent)

1859: Lydia Pratt married William Henry Tong, at West Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 705)

Lydia's husband dies
1887:
Death record - William Henry Tong at Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 450) age 54

Lydia re-marries
1891:
Marriage record - Lydia Tong formerly Pratt married Richard Care at Faversham - Sep quarter (2a 1447)

1908: Death record - Lydia Care - at Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 554) Age 64

More on Children

Children of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt (1844)

01 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Henry Tong - born Abt 1860 in Willesborough (Kent) - No birth record found for a Henry

1861: Census - Aylesford Green, Willesborough (Kent)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent).

1879: Death record - Henry Tong at W. Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 425) age 19

 
02 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

George Tong - born 1862 at Great Chart - West Ashford - Jun quater (2a 525)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1883: Marriage record - George Tong married Rosabell Jane Johnson at Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 1499)

1911: Census - Lime Cottage Greenstreet Lynsted Sittingbourne Kent
George Tong - Head - Married - age 50 1861 - Farm Labourer - Lenham Kent
Rosabell Jane Tong - Wife - married 27 years - age 48 1863 - Teynham Kent
Percival Harry Tong - Son - Single - age 20 1891 - Farm Labourer - Lynsted Kent
Edith Rose Tong - Daughter - age 15 1896 - Tonge Kent
Bessie Tong - Daughter - age 7 1904 - Queenborough Kent
Pleasant Johnson - Mother In Law - age 70 1841 - Doddington Kent

1929: Death record - George Tong at Malling - Dec quarter (2a 940) age 67

1947: Death record - Rosabell Tong at Sittingbourne - Jun quarter (5b 651) age 84

 
03 Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Frederick Tong - born 1863 at Charing, W Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 560)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent).

1881: Census - Court, Leaveland, Faversham, Kent
Henry Friar - Head - Married - age 52 1829 - Ag Lab - Godmersham, Kent
Charlotte Frair - Wife - age 46 1835 - Moldash, Kent
James Foster - Boarder - Single - age 21 1860 - Farm Serv - Boughton, Kent
Charles Ralph - Boarder - Single - age 19 1862 - Farm Serv - Sommerfield, Charing, Kent
Fredrick Tong - Boarder - Single - age 18 1863 - Farm Serv - Charing, Kent

1885: Marriage record - Frederick Tong married Ellen Kennett at Fraversham - Jun quarter (2a 1284)

More on Ellen...
1866:
Birth record – Ellen Kennett at E. Ashford – Sep quarter (2a 590)

1911: Census - Dargate Hernhill Faversham, Kent
Frederic Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1864 - Farmer - Charing Kent
Ellen Tong - Wife - married 25 years - age 44 1867 - Braybourne Kent
Frederic Tong - Son - Single - age 17 1894 - Farmer's Son Working On Farm - Hernhill Kent
Elsie Tong - Daughter - age 13 1898 - School - Hernhill Kent
Hilda Tong - Daughter - age 12 1899 - School - Hernhill Kent
Archibald William Tong - Son - age 8 1903 - Hernhill Kent
Kate Tong - Daughter - age 5 1906 - Hernhill Kent
Violet Tong - Daughter - age 1 1910 - Hernhill Kent - Hernhill is in the registration district of Faversham

1913: Death record - Frederick Tong at Faversham - Sep quarter (2a 988) age 49

1932: Death record - Ellen Tong at Thanet - Jun quarter (2a 1323) age 67

More on Elsie Tong......

The information below has been supplied by Kieron Warren great grandson of Frederick Tong (1863)

Elsie Tong born 1897 at Faversham - Sep quarter (2a 886)
Elsie married Thomas Warren in 1917 at Faversham - Sep quarter (2a 2220)
Elsie and Thomas had children:

1/ Frederick Harold Thomas Warren born 1918 at Canterbury - Mar quarter (2a 1382)
Frederick married Myra D. Lawrie in 1949 at Southampton - Jun quarter (6b 1433)
Frederick and Myra had children:

2/ Renne Muriel Warren born Dec 19, 1921 at Sutton Coldfield -
Tamworth - 1922 Mar quarter (6b 830)

Renee M. Warren married Guy S. Martyn-Chritchley in 1941 at Thanet - Dec quarter (2a 3805)
Renee and Guy had children:

 
04 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Sarah Ann Tong - born 1865 at Charing W. Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 578)
1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

This all needs checking

I have been given the information that Sarah married Arthur Miles but her age would have been 17
1882:
Marriage record - Sarah Tong married Arthur Miles at Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 1427)

Arthur must have died between 1882 - 1889
No death record found for Arthur Miles

Sarah Ann Tong re-marries
1889: Marriage record - Sarah Ann Miles married William Smith at Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 1321)

1889: - Sarah Ann Tong married William Smith 2nd qtr 1889 in Faversham RD (Kent), born 1st qtr 1858 in Westwell (Kent)

1891: Census - Chalk Leas, Hernhill (Kent)

1901: Census - New Cottages, Homestall, Faversham (Kent). William Smith's occupation 1891 - 1901 Agricultural Labourer.

 
05 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

James Tong - born 1867 at Charing, W. Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 611)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1891: Marriage record - James Tong married Fanny Gilham at Faversham - Sep quarter (2a 1448)

1911: Census - 28 Union Street Canterbury Kent
James Tong - Head - Married - age 40 1871 - Dealer - Charing Kent
Fanny Tong - Wife - married 19 years - age 37 1874 - Hernhill Kent
Mable Tong - Daughter - Single - age 18 1893 - Genl Servant - Hernhill Kent
Nellie Moon - Visitor - Married - age 20 1891 - Dargate Kent
Gladys Moon - Visitor - age 2 1909 - Hernhill Kent

1936: Death record - Fanny Tong at Canterbury - Jun quarter (2a 1327) age 62

1936: Death record - James Tong at Canterbury - Dec quarter (2a 1301) age 69

 
06 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

William Tong - born July 19, 1870 at Charing, W. Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 644)

1871: Census - High Street, Charing (Kent)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1898: Aug 20 or 28, - Marriage record - William Tong married Amelia Shorter at Rainham, Milton - Sep quarter (2a 1754) - married at Parish Church of St Margarets Rainham Kent.

Amilia was born Oct 27, 1876 and recorded as Amelius Ann Shorter at Thurnham, Hollingbourn - Dec quarter (2a 676)

1911: Census - High Street Rainham Kent
William Tong - Head - Married - age 37 1874 - Market Gardener - Charing Kent
Amelia Tong - Wife - married 13 years - age 35 1876 Thurnham Kent
William Harry Tong - Son - age 12 1899 - School - Rainham Kent
Horace Charles Tong - Son - age 10 1901 - School - Rainham Kent
Albert Edward Tong - Son - age 8 1903 - Rainham Kent
Arthur Sydney Tong - Son = age 3 1908 - Rainham Kent
Hilda Abay Tong - Daughter - age 1 1910 - Rainham Kent ..... continued
I have had a email from Carol Tiatia from New Zealand with further information on this side of the family set out below.
More children of William Tong and Amelia Shorter
Alfred Richard Tong
born Sep 1911 - Milton - Sep quarter (2a 1982)
Alfred married Doris Culmer - recorded as Alfred E Tong married Doris Culmer in 1934 at Medway - Sep quarter (2a 2851)
Alfred and Doris had children:

1/ Alfred W S Tong born 1935 at Medway - Dec quarter (2a 1324)
2/ Brian L Tong born 1938 at Medway - Mar quarter (2a 1505)
3/ Gordon R Tong born 1943 at Maidstone - Mar quarter (2a 2080)
4/ Margaret D C Tong born 1948 at Maidstone - Dec quarter (5b 936)

The family immigrated to New Zealand around 1956/1957. Brian is my father.
Alf lives in the South Island, Gordon and Margaret are in Queensland and Dad and Mum have retired to Samoa.

Elsie Lydia Tong born Aug 2, 1913 - Milton - Sep quarter (2a 2106) - As of Dec 2012 Elsie is still living at 99years
Leonard James Tong Aug 11, 1918 - Milton - Sep quarter (2a 1524)

1944: Mar 31, - Death record - William Tong at All Saints Hosp Chatham, Chatham - Mar quarter (2a 1793) age 73

1960: Death record - Amilia A. Tong at Maidstone - Jun quarter (5b 599) age 83

 

 
07 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

07/ Stephen Tong - born 1876 at Charing W. Ashford - Jun quarter (2a 704)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1898: Marriage record - Stephen Tong married Elsie Johncock at Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 1891)

1911: Census - Graveney Court Cottage Graveney Near Faversham, Kent
Stephen Tong - Head - Married - age 34 1877 - Waggoner On Farm - Charing Kent
Elsie Tong - Wife - married 12 years - age 32 1879 - Graveney Kent
Ethel Tong - Daughter - 11 1900 - School - Graveney Kent
Albert Tong - Son - age 8 1903 - Boughton Kent

1949: Death record - Stephen Tong at Sittingbourne - Jun quarter (5b 680) age 73

1958: Death record - Elsie Tong at Sittingbourne - Jun quarter (5b 728) age 79

 

 
08 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Charles Tong - born 1878 at Charing W. Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 711)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1882: Death record - Charles Tong at Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 477) age 5

 
09 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Alfred John Tong - born 1880 at Charing, W. Ashford - Mar qaurter (2a 799)

1881: Census - Dargate, Hernhill Kent
William H. Tong - Head - Married - age 47 1834 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Lydia Tong - Wife - age 40 1841 - Westwell, Kent
George Tong - Son - Single - age 19 1862 - Ag Lab - Charing, Kent
Sarah A Tong - Daughter - Single - age 15 1866 - Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 13 1868 - Charing, Kent
William Tong - Son - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 5 1876 - Scholar - Charing, Kent
Charles Tong - Son age 3 1878 - Charing, Kent
Alfred J Tong - Son - age 1 1880 - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tanton - Servant - Single - age 31 1850 - Cook Dom - Bethersden, Kent
Amelia Rhodes - Servant - Single - age 21 1860 - Housemaid - St Pancras, Middlesex

1901: Nov 16 - Marriage record - Alfred John Tong married Emily Hambleton Pout at St Michael, Hernhill Faversham - Dec quarter (2a 1962)

1911: Census - Church Farm Cottages Hernhill Faversham Kent
Alfred John Tong - Head - Married - age 31 1880 - Farm Labourer - Charing Kent
Emily Tong - Wife - married 9 years - age 30 1881 - Dunkirk Kent
Emily Lydia Tong - Daughter age 9 1902 - Hernhill Kent
Beatrice Alice May Tong - Daughter - age 7 1904 - Frindsbury Rochester Kent
Alfred John Charles Tong - Son - age 5 1906 - Hernhill Kent
Hilda Kate Pout - Sister In Law - Single - age 15 1896 - Field - Worker - Hernhill Kent

1938: Death record - Alfred J. Tong at Bridge - Mar quarter (2a 1527) age 58

1963: Death record - Emily M. Tong at Sittingbourne - Dec quarter (5b 851) age 83

 
10 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Minnie Tong - born 1881 at Hernhill, Faversham Sep quarter (2a 800)
Minnie was baptized 27 Dec 1881 at St Michael, Hernhill (Kent).

1911: Census - no record found

Not really sure what course life took for Minnie as no other records have been found

1952: Death record - Minnie Tong at Ashford - Sep quarter (5b 23) age 71

 
11 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Edward Thomas Tong - born 1883 (recorded as Thomas Edward) at Hernhill, Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 821)
Edward was baptized 21 Oct 1883 at St Michael, Hernhill (Kent).

1911: Census - no record found

Not really sure what course life took for Edward as no other records have been found

 
12 - Child of William Henry Tong (1832) and Lydia Pratt  (1844)

Walter Tong - born 1884 at Hernhill, Faversham - Jun quarter (2a 838)
Walter was baptized 22 Nov 1884 at St Michael, Hernhill (Kent).

1911: Census - no record found

Not really sure what course life took for Walter as no other records have been found

1936: Death record - Walter Tong at Thanet - Sep quarter (5b 779)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
   

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