The 'Tong' Family

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

 

 

 

Alfred Tong
1839 - 1916
 
 

Husband:

Alfred Tong  

Born:

1839 Charing Kent - West Ashford - Sep quarter (5 17)
Died: 1916 West Ham - Jun quarter (4a 412) age 75
Buried:    
Parents William Tong (1810)
&
Elizabeth Ann Isteed
   

Wife:

Elizabeth Ralph  

Born:

1845 Charing, West Ashford - Sep quarter (5 22)
Died: 1922 West Ham - Jun quarter (4a 382) age 76
Buried:    
Parents Barnaby Ralph
&
Charlotte Clover
Barnaby and Charlotte were married at West Ashford in the Dec quarter of 1844 - (5 43)
 

Married:

1863 West Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 871)



Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Alfred William Ralph/Tong 1863 West Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 577)
Ernest James Tong 1864 West Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 547)
Ellen Hephzibah Tong 1865 West Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 595)
Charlotte E Tong 1866 Hollingbourn - Dec quarter (2a 591)
Charles Barnaby Tong 1868 West Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 664)
Lousia Mary Tong 1870 West Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 707)
Flora/Ruth Jane Tong 1871 (Died 1873) at Holburn * West Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 681)
Percy Walter Moses Tong (e) 1872 (Died 1873) at Holburn * West Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 661)
Percy Walter Tonge 1874 Holburn - Mar quater (1b 673)
Kate Matilda Tong 1877 Holburn - Dec quarter (1b 721)
Arthur Henry Tong 1879 Holburn - Jun quarter (1b 701)
Edith Caroline Tong 1880 Holburn - Jun quarter (1b 737)
Annie Agnes Tong 1882 West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 102)
Emily Minnie Tong 1883 West Ham - Sep quarter (4a 51)
Sidney John Tong 1884 West Ham - Dec quarter (4a 232)
Edmond/Edward George Tong 1886 West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 2_7)
     

In the 1911 census Alfred and Elizabeth state they have had 18 children 4 of which had died - 16 are above - 2 still missing

* Flora Jane Tonge died in 1873 at Holburn - Sep quarter (1b 432) age 2
* Percy Walter M Tonge died in 1873 at Holburn (1b 430) age 0
- Alfred and Elizabeth lost two children in the same quarter - WHY


File Information:

1839: Birth record - Alfred Tong at West Ashford (Charing) Kent - Dec quarter (5 17)

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

1861: Census - Chapel Cottages, Charing (Kent)
William Tong - Head - age 50 - Agricultural Labourer - born Westwell, Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 54 - born Charing, Kent
Alfred Tong - Son - age 21 - born Charing, Kent
Frederick Tong - Son - age 19 - born Charing, Kent
Stephen Tong - Son - age 13 - born Charing, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 9 - born Charing, Kent

1863: Marriage record - July 12, Alfred Tong married Elizabeth Ralph, at Ss Peter & Paul, Charing Kent -
West Ashford - Sep quarter (2a 871).

1871: Census - Galehill - High Street, Charing, Kent
Alfred Tong - Head - age 31 (1840) - Ag Lab - Charing
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 24 (1847) - Pluckley
Earnest Tong - Son - age 6 (1865) - Scholar - Charing
Hepsibah Tong - Dau - age 5 (1866) - Scholar - Charing
Charlotte Tong - Dau - age 4 (1867) - Scholar - Charing
Charles Tong - Son - age 3 (1868) - Charing
Louisa Tong - Dau - age 1 (1870) - Charing
Flora Tong - Dau - age 5days - Charing

Meanwhile young Alfred was here with Elizabeth's parents
1871:
Census - Galehill - High Street - Charing, Kent
Barnaby Ralph - Head - age 57 - Walking Postman - Limage Kent
Charlotte Ralph - Wife - age 49 - London
Hephzibah Ralph - Dau - single - age 23 - Charing
Mary A Ralph - Dau - single - age 21 - Lenham Kent
Alfred Ralph - G/Son - age 8 - Charing - -
Alfred Ralph would soon become 'Tong' so it appears he is the son of Alfred (1839)

John Ralph - G/Son - age 1 - Charing

1872: About - It appears Alfred & Elizabeth moved to Holburn London just after Percy Walter Moses was born, however Percy died only a few months old:- Percy Walter M Tonge at Holburn Sep quater (1b 430) age 0.

1881: Census - 145 Corporation Bldgs, Clerkenwell, Holburn, London - Transcribed as 'Young'
Alfred Tong - Head - age 41 - Milk Carrier - Charing Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 36 - Pluckle, Kent
Ernest J Tong - Son - age 16 - Milk Carrier - Charing
Ellen H Tong - Dau - age 15 - Charing
Charlotte E Tong - Dau - age 14 - Charing
Charles B Tong - Son - age 12 - Scholar Charing
Louisa M Tong - age 11 - Scholar - Charing
Percy W Tong - Son - age 7 - Scholar - Clerkenwell London
Kate M Tong - Dau - age 3 - Clerkenwell
Arthur H Tong - Son - age 2 - Clerkenwell
Edith C Tong - Dau - age 0 - Clerkenwell

However, Their son Alfred William Tong (born Ralph) was here which is the otherside of the Thames
1881:
Census - 1, Block, Peabody Buildings, Lambeth London, Surrey
Barneby Ralph - Head - Married - 67 1814 - Late Postman Pension - Limage, Kent
Charlotte Ralph - Wife - 59 1822 - Postmans Wife - City of London, Middlesex
Alfred Willam Tong - Grand Son - Single - 17 1864 - Milk Carrier - Charing, Kent
John Ralph - Grand Son - 11 1870 - Scholar - Charing, Kent

1891: Census - Lower Road, Woodford, Westham, Essex
Alfred Tong - Head - age 51 (1840) - Gardener - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 46 (1845) - Kent
Charles Tong - Son - single - age 22 (1869) - Railway Porter - Kent
Percy Tong - Son - age 17 (1874) - Railway Pan Boy - London
Kate Tong - Dau - age 13 (1878) - Scholar - London
Arthur Tong - Son - age 12 (1879) - Scholar - London
Edith Tong - Dau - age 11 (1880) - Scholar - London
Annie Tong - Dau - age 9 (1882) - Scholar - Essex
Emily Tong - Dau - age 7 (1884) - Scholar - Essex
Sidney Tong- Son - age 6 (1885) - Scholat - Essex
Edmond Tong - Son - age 4 (1887) - Essex
Thomas Barton - Lodger - Married - age 20 - General Labourer - Essex
Louisa Barton - Dau - Married - age 21 (1870) - Kent
Bertha Barton - Dau - age 0 - Essex - should be G/dau - born Bertha Matilda Tong

1901: Census - 10 Granville Villas, Hermon Hill Holy Trinity, Walthamstow, West Ham
Alfred Tong - Head - age 62 - Gardener Own Account - Charing Kent
Elizabeth Tong - age 56 - Pluckley, Kent
Arthur Tong - Son - single - age 21 - Shoe Maker - Hackney London
Edith Tong - Dau - single - age 20 - Launderess - Hackney London
Emily Tong - Dau - age 17 - Forrest Gate, Essex
Sidney Tong - Son - age 16 - Gardener's Boy - Woodford Essex
Edward Tong - Son - age 15 - Woodford
William Poullin - Vistor - Bricklayer - Epping Essex - Son in-law
Annie Poullin - Vistor - age 19 - Forrest Gate Woodford - Daughter
William Poullin - Vistor - age 2 months - Woodford - Grandson

1911: Census - 10 Granville Vs Granville Road S Woodford Essex
Alfred Tong - Head - Married - age 72 (1839) - Old Age Pensioner Jobbing Gardener - Charing Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - married 50 years - age 69 (1842) - Charing Kent
Emily Tong - Daughter - Single - age 27 (1884) - Charwoman - Forest Gate Essex
The below are recorded as Alfred and Elizabeth's children however, Elizabeth would have been 60
Grace Tong - Daughter - age 8 (1903) -Woodford Essex - is this Emily's daughter?
James Tong - Son - age 7 (1904) - Woodford Essex - is this Emily's son?
Thomas Richards - Lodger - Married - age 50 1861 - Gardener - Yorkshire N K
Grace and James could be the children of Emily's
Married 50 years - 18 children 4 of which have died.
Propertry has 5 rooms

Grace Elizabeth Tong born 1903 at Woodford - W. Ham - Sep quarter (4a 483) - mother unknown
Frederick James H Tong 1904 at Woodford - W Ham - Dec quarter (4a 420) - mother unknown

1916: - Death record - Alfred Tong at West Ham, London - Jun quarter (4a 412) age 75

1922: - Death record - Elizabeth Tong at West Ham, London - Jun quater (4a 382) age 76

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As details of the children come to light they will be added here.

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CHARLES BARNABY TONG born 1868
Son of Alfred Tong and Elizabeth Ralph

1868: Birth record - Charles Barnaby Tong at West Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 664)

1868: Birth record - Charles Barnaby Tong at West Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 664)

1891: Jul 19th - Marriage at St James The Great Church, Bethnal Green - Entry 286
Charles Barnaby Tong, age 23 Bachelor and a Porter Green to Emily Wheatley age 20, Spinster, both of Bethnal Green
Fathers: Alfred Tong a Gardener and Edward Wheatley a Blacksmith
Witness: A K Spillman and Elizabeth Eliza Spillman

1891: Marriage record - Charles Barnaby Tong to Emily Weatley at Bethnal Green - Sep quarter (1c 355)
Charles and Emily had children:

Emily Matilda Tong - born 1892 at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 333)
Ruth Tong - born 1893 at West Ham - Dec quarter - (4a 315)
Charles E Tong - born 1895 at West Ham - Dec quarter (4a 352a)
Edward William Tong - born 1901 at West Ham - Sep quarter (4a 489)
Annie Tong - born 1903 at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 448)
Elizabeth Tong - born 1904 at West Ham - Sep quater (4a 460)
Arthur Tong - born 1907 at West Ham - Sep quarter (4a 466)
William Tong - born 1911 at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 493)

1911: Census - 33 Oxford Terrace, Lower Road, Woodford, Essex
Charles Tong - Head - age 43 - Labourer in Brickworks - Mainstone Kent
Emily Tong - Wife - age 37 - Woodford, Essex
Emily Tong - Dau - age 19 - General Servant - Woodford, Essex
Ruth Tong - Dau - age 17 - General Servant - Woodford, Essex
Charles Tong - Son - age 16 - On Training Ship - Woodford, Essex
Edward Tong - Son - age 9 - At Home - Woodford, Essex
Annie Tong - Dau - age 8 - At Home - Woodford, Essex
Elizabeth Tong - Dau - age 6 - At Home - Woodford, Essex
Arthur Tong - Son - age 4 - At Home - Woodford, Essex
William Tong - Son - age 1month - Woodford, Essex
Married 19 years - 10 children 2 of which have died
Property had 3 rooms

1918: Death record - Charles B Tong at West Ham - Sep quarter (4a 338) age 50

1918: Thursday Sep 19th - Burial record : Charles Barnaby Tong age 50 years of 37 Netley Road Wistow

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LOUSIA MARY TONG born 1870
Daughter of Alfred Tong and Elizabeth Ralph

1870: Birth record - Louisa Mary Tong at West Ashford - Mar quarter (2a 707)

1890: Marriage record - Louisa Tong married Thomas Barton at West Ham - Dec quarter (4a 321)
Louisa and Thomas had children:

Bertha Matlida Tong later known as Barton born 1890 at West Ham - Sep quarter (4a 299)
Thomas
Louisa
Henry
Lizzie
John

1911: Census - 22 Orford Terrace, South Woodford Essex
Thomas Barton - Head - age 40 - General Labourer - Woodford Essex
Louisa Barton - Wife - age 42 - Kent
Bertha Barton - Dau - age 20 - Domestic Servant - Woodford
Thomas Barton - Son - age 17 - General Labourer - Woodford
Louisa Barton - Dau - age 14 - Daily Servant (Domestic) - Woodford
Henry Barton - Son - age 13 - School - Woodford
Lizzie Barton - Dau - age 9 - Woodford
John Barton - Son - age 6 - Woodford
Ethel Barton - G/Dau - age 3 - Woodford - possible child of Bertha?
Alfred Barton - G/Son - age 4 months - Woodford - possible child of Bertha?

 

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PERCY WALTER TONG born 1874
Son of Alfred Tong (1839) and Elizabeth Ralph

1874: Birth record - Percy Walter Tonge at Holburn (Clerkenwell) Mar quater (1b 673)

1878: Apr 5th - Baptism at St James Church, Clerkenwell - Entry 2673
Percy Walter Tong son of Alfred Tong a Milk Carrier and his wife Elizabeth of 145 Corperation Building.
On the same day his sister Kate Matilda Tong was also baptised - Entry 2672

PLEASE NOTE:
Percy Walter Moses Tong - There are 2-3 entries on the internet claiming this is the same person as the above Percy Walter Tong. He was in fact Percy Walter's late brother. Percy Walter Moses Tong who was born in the Dec quarter of 1872 (Oct 12th) at West Ham, Kent. Following the birth records locations of Alfred and Elizabeth's children it shows the family had move to the Holburn district of Essesx about 1872-3. It is there baby Percy Walter Moses Tonge died only being just weeks old - Details:- 1873 (Sep quarter) at Holburn (1b 430) age 0. It was not uncommon at those times to name the next child after the one just lost, although this time 'Moses' was not added to his middle name.
Further proof is when Percy Walter was baptised on the same day as his younger sister Kate Matilda, there is no mention of 'Moses'. It would be unusual not to baptise a child without recording his full name. In the 1881, 1891 and 1901 census returns Percy Walter is consistant in his recordings that his place of birth as Clerkenwell, Essex. On his marriage to Florence, 'Moses' is not mentioned and on the 1911 Canadian census return it is not mentioned either, it also states his birth month as January and year 1873, NOT Oct 1872, albeit UK National Records confirm his birth year as 1874 - It is my opinion Percy Walter Moses Tong is NOT CORRECT it should be Percy Walter Tong.

Percy Walter Tong married Florence Eliza Haynes Feb 23rd 1901 at Woodford, Essex
1901: Marriage record - Percy Walter Tong maaried Florence Eliza Haynes at Epping - Mar quater (4a 361)
Percy and Florence moved to Canada sometime in 1907 taken from the 1911 Canadian Census.
Percy and Florence had Children:

Doris Ruby Tong born Aug 11th 1902 at West Ham (Woodford) Essex
Doris married Allan Eckford and they lived in Northern Ontario for all of their lives. Allan was a fur trapper and loved the outdoors. They had four children - Jean, Margaret, Arnold and Diane. Arnold died of appendicitis as a boy, whereas Jean, Margaret and Diane led full and long lives - Margaret was my grandmother and she married and had 3 boys. Diane married and had 2 children as well
. Andrew Kelly, Canada

Lillian May Tong born Mar 3rd 1905 at West ham Essex (Woodford) Essex - Died Mar 14th 1988 at Fort Frances, Ontario.
Charles Norman Tonge born Oct 27th 1907 at Calendon East, Ontario
Arthur Herbert Tonge born May 14th 1910 at Weston, Ontario
Marguerite Ellen Tonge born Aug 24th 1912 at Terra Cotte, Ontario
Phyllis Elizabeth Tonge born Nov 26th 1914 at Terra Cotte, Ontario
The information regarding Canada has been taken from the internet.

1881: Census - 145 Corporation Bldgs, Clerkenwell, Holburn, London - Transcribed as 'Young'
Alfred Tong - Head - age 41 - Milk Carrier - Charing Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 36 - Pluckle, Kent
Ernest J Tong - Son - age 16 - Milk Carrier - Charing
Ellen H Tong - Dau - age 15 - Charing
Charlotte E Tong - Dau - age 14 - Charing
Charles B Tong - Son - age 12 - Scholar Charing
Louisa M Tong - age 11 - Scholar - Charing
Percy W Tong - Son - age 7 - Scholar - Clerkenwell London
Kate M Tong - Dau - age 3 - Clerkenwell
Arthur H Tong - Son - age 2 - Clerkenwell
Edith C Tong - Dau - age 0 - Clerkenwell

1891: Census - Lower Road, Woodford, Westham, Essex
Alfred Tong - Head - age 51 (1840) - Gardener - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 46 (1845) - Kent
Charles Tong - Son - single - age 22 (1869) - Railway Porter - Kent
Percy Tong - Son - age 17 (1874) - Railway Pan Boy - London
Kate Tong - Dau - age 13 (1878) - Scholar - London
Arthur Tong - Son - age 12 (1879) - Scholar - London
Edith Tong - Dau - age 11 (1880) - Scholar - London
Annie Tong - Dau - age 9 (1882) - Scholar - Essex
Emily Tong - Dau - age 7 (1884) - Scholar - Essex
Sidney Tong- Son - age 6 (1885) - Scholat - Essex
Edmond Tong - Son - age 4 (1887) - Essex
Thomas Barton - Lodger - Married - age 20 - General Labourer - Essex
Louisa Barton - Dau - Married - age 21 (1870) - Kent
Bertha Barton - Dau - age 0 - Essex - should be G/dau - born Bertha Matilda Tong

1901: Census - 8 Oxford Terrace, Hermon Hill Holy Trinity, Woodford
Percy Tong - Head - age 28 - Labourer in Coalyard - Clerkenwell London
Florence Tong - Wife - age 25 - Surbiton, Surrey

1907: Moved to Canada

1911: Census
Percy Tonge - Head - age 38 (Jan 1873) - 1907arrived from England - Labourer in Brickyard - Birth records show 1874
Florence Tonge - Wife - age 33 - (Dec 1878) - 1907 arrived from England
Doris Tonge - Dau - age 8 (Aug 1902) - 1907 arrived from England
Lilian Tonge - Dau - age 6 (Mar 1905) - 1907 arrived from England
Charles Tonge - Son - age 3 (Oct 1907) - Canadian
Arthur Tonge - Son - age 1 (May 1910) - Canadian

1954: Jan 9th - Percy Walter Tonge died at Ontario, Canada

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SIDNEY JOHN TONG born 1884
Son Alfred Tong and Elizabeth Ralph

1884: Birth record - Sidney John Tong at West Ham - Dec quarter (4a 232)

1891: Census - Lower Road, Woodford, Westham, Essex
Alfred Tong - Head - age 51 (1840) - Gardener - Charing, Kent
Elizabeth Tong - Wife - age 46 (1845) - Kent
Charles Tong - Son - single - age 22 (1869) - Railway Porter - Kent
Percy Tong - Son - age 17 (1874) - Railway Pan Boy - London
Kate Tong - Dau - age 13 (1878) - Scholar - London
Arthur Tong - Son - age 12 (1879) - Scholar - London
Edith Tong - Dau - age 11 (1880) - Scholar - London
Annie Tong - Dau - age 9 (1882) - Scholar - Essex
Emily Tong - Dau - age 7 (1884) - Scholar - Essex
Sidney Tong - Son - age 6 (1885) - Scholat - Essex
Edmond Tong - Son - age 4 (1887) - Essex
Thomas Barton - Lodger - Married - age 20 - General Labourer - Essex
Louisa Barton - Dau - Married - age 21 (1870) - Kent
Bertha Barton - Dau - age 0 - Essex - should be G/dau - born Bertha Matilda Tong

1901: Census - 10 Granville Villas, Hermon Hill Holy Trinity, Walthamstow, West Ham
Alfred Tong - Head - age 62 - Gardener Own Account - Charing Kent
Elizabeth Tong - age 56 - Pluckley, Kent
Arthur Tong - Son - single - age 21 - Shoe Maker - Hackney London
Edith Tong - Dau - single - age 20 - Launderess - Hackney London
Emily Tong - Dau - age 17 - Forrest Gate, Essex
Sidney Tong - Son - age 16 - Gardener's Boy - Woodford Essex
Edward Tong - Son - age 15 - Woodford
William Poullin - Vistor - Bricklayer - Epping Essex - Son in-law
Annie Poullin - Vistor - age 19 - Forrest Gate Woodford - Daughter
William Poullin - Vistor - age 2 months - Woodford - Grandson

1905: Marriage record - Sydney John Tong to Lucy Phoebe Rayson at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 59)
Sidney and Lucy had children:

Rosie Gertrude Tong - born 1905 at West Ham - Jun quarter (4a 453)
Sidney Victor Tong - born 1906 at West Ham - Sep quater (4a 505)
Cicil Percy Tong - born 1909 at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 482)
Mabel E Tong - born 1912 at West Ham - Sep quater (4a 813)
Reginald H M Tong - born 1915 at West Ham - Mar quarter (4a 650)
Joan M Tong - born 1918 at West Ham - Mar quater (4a 444)
Arthur A Tong - born 1921 at West Ham - Jun quarter (4a 607)
Teresa D Tong - born 1927 at West Ham - Jun quarter (4a 479)

1911: Census - 2 Ashford Villas, Ashford Road, South Woodford
Sidney John Tong - Head - age 26 - Coal Porter - Woodford Essex
Lucy Phoebe Tong - Wife - age 30 - Farnborough, Banbury
Rosie Gertrude Tong - Dau - age 5 - Woodford
Sidney Victor Tong - Son - age 4 - Woodford
Cicil Percy Tong - Son - age 2 - Woodford
Gladys Lucy Rayson - Dau - age 11 - Hackney - Lucy's daughter born 1900 - March quarter (1b 544)
Married 6 years - 3 children all living
Property has 4 rooms

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