The 'Tong' Family

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

 

 

John Henry Tong
1864 - 1926
8th Regiment of Hussars
1885 - 1897
Hussars of the Line
1900 - 1907

Image painted on glass by A. & G. Taylor photographers to the Queen
62 & 64 Ludgate Hill London
Painted June 1889

 

Husband:

John Henry Tong Recorded at birth as Tong

Born:

December 10, 1864 Charing - Cale Hill -
W Ashford - Dec quarter (2a 562)
Died: April 30, 1926 Bowthorpe Lodge, (WN Hospital) Norwich
Norwich - Jun quarter (4b 142) - age 61
Buried:    
Parents Edward Tong
&
Eliza Dennett formerly Tickner
 
 

Wife:

Ann Elizabeth Turrell  

Born:

December 05, 1871 Long Yard, J Edmund
Norwich - Mar quarter - 4b 113)
Died: February 22, 1931 Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 207) - age 59
Buried:    
Parents William Turrell
&
Catherine Kate Eglen

 

Married:

December 03, 1892 Parish Church of St Paul's: Norwich: Norfolk:

Marriage record - John Henry Tonge married Ann Elizabeth Turrell - At Norwich - Dec quarter Norwich (4b 359)

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Walter Henry Tong November 08, 1892 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 117)
Died October 13, 1893 - age 11months
Fredrick Thomas Tong December 17, 1894 Brighton - Steyning 1895 Mar quarter (2b 277)
Died February 17, 1895 - age 2months
Herbert Edward Tong March 12, 1896 Brighton - Steyning Mar quarter (2b 287)
Died February 14, 1899 - age 35 months
John Harold Tong August 18, 1897 Brighton - Steyning Sep quarter (2b 284)
Lilian May Tong November 13, 1898 Brighton - Steyning Dec quarter (2b 284)
Edward William Tong November 16, 1900 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 138)
Died December 31, 1900: age 45 days
Earnest Victor Tong April 27, 1902 Norwich - Jun quarter (4b 127)
Died July 27, 1902 age 3 months
Arthur Frank Tong July 13, 1903 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 123)
Edna Maud Tong September 23, 1906 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 110)
Gladys Gertrude Tong August 27, 1908 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 97)
Herbert Walter Tong December 22, 1914 Norwich - 1915 Mar quarter (4b 184)

 

File Information:

Note:- The “e” in Tonge comes and goes in the paper work collected on John Henry. On the information below the spelling of Tong is as recorded.

1864: December 10 - Birth: John Henry Tong - Charing, West Ashford, Cale Hill, Kent
Mother: Eliza Tong late Dennett formerly Tickner - Made her mark
Father: Edward Tong - Farm Labour
Registered: December 24, 1864,
Entry 455 - information from file certificate

1871: Census - Hook, Charing, Kent
Edward Tong - Head - Married - age 39 -
Agricultural Labour born at Charing Kent.
Eliza Tong - Wife - age 41 - born Charing, Kent
Kesia Dennett - Wife's daughter - age 15 - born Charing, Kent
John H Tong - Son - age 6 - Scholar - born Charing, Kent
Olive A Tong - Daughter - age 3 - born Lenham, Kent
James Tong - Son - age 1 - born Lenham, Kent

(Age 17)
1881: Census: New Farm: Sheldwich, Kent: Source: FHL Film 1341230: PRO Ref RG11: Piece 0967: Folio 52 : Page 1
John Cobb - Head - Widower - aged 55 - Farmer of 358 acres; employing 17 men & 4 boys - birthplace; Rochester, Kent,
Blanche Rothery- Widow - age 45 - House Keeper - Lady Superintendent Of House - born Marylebone, Middlesex,
Emily Cobb - Unmarried - age 21 - Serv, Cook - born Crundale, Kent, England
Emma Stone - Unmarried - age 18 - Serv, Housemaid - born Canterbury, Kent, England
Henry Jull - Unmarried - age 21 - Farm Serv - born Selling, Kent, England
John Chapman - Unmarried - age 18 - Farm serv - born Ash, Kent, England
Charles Carey - Unmarried - age 17 - Farm serv - born Faversham, Kent, England
John Tong - Unmarried - age 17 - Farm Serv - born Charing, Kent, England

(Age 21)
1885:- November 18, Attested at Canterbury, England John Tong for General Service Cavalierly in the 8th Hussars at the age of 21 years.

1891: Census - 8 Hussars - Institution, Horse Barracks, Norwich
John Tong - Private - age 27 - born Ashford, Kent

Note: Some of the following information was taken from the Tong family bible kindly loaned to me by David Tonge (son of Arthur Patrick Tong, born 1932)

(Age 28)
1892:- November 8, - Son Walter Henry Tong was born, Norwich

(Age 28)
1892:- December 3, Marriage at the Parish Church of St Paul's: Norwich: Norfolk: UK
John Henry Tonge, age 24, Bachelor, Labourer, St Paul’s Square, Norwich, Norfolk
Ann Elizabeth Turrell, age 21, Spinster, St Paul’s Square, Norwich, Norfolk
Fathers; Edward Tonge, Labourer and William Turrell, Shoemaker
Witnesses; Amy Betterby and J G Betterby all signed
Entry 460 - information from file certificate

(Age 29)
1893:- October 13, - Son Walter Henry Tong died.

(Age 30)
1894:- December 17, Son Fredrick Thomas Tong was born, Brighton

(Age 31)
1895:- February 17, Son Fredrick Thomas Tong died.

(Age 32)
1896:- March 12, - Son Herbert Edward Tong was born, Brighton

(Age 33)
1897:- August 18, - Son John Harold Tong was born, Brighton

(Age 33)
1897:- November 17, Discharged from the 8th Regiment of Hussars at Canterbury -details below

Parchment Certificate of Discharge of No. 2828 (Rank) Private
Name : John Tong
Bn: 8th Regiment of Hussars
Born in the Parish of: Charing near the Town of Ashford, Kent
Attested at: Canterbury on the 18th Novemeber 1885
For: General Service Cavery at the age of 21
He is discharge in consequence of: The termination of his 1st period of LIMITED ENGAGEMENT
Service towards completion: Army: 7yrs - Reserves: 5yrs - Total 12yrs
Service abroard: 3yrs 262dys
Medals and Decorations: Nil - He has worked hard - Class certificate of Education
Place: Canterbury
Date: 17th Novemeber 1897
Signed by: Signature Major (un-clear) of Commandant Cavalry Depot
Information written on the back of the above
Age 33 years
Height 5ft 7inches
Complextion Fresh
Eyes Grey
Hair Brown
Trade Labour
Scars or Marks None
Intended place of residence N/A
Discharged the Service at Canterbury this day 17th Nov 1897

(Age 34)
1898:- November 13, Daughter Lillian Mary Tong was born, Brighton

.(Age 35)
1899:- February 14, Son Herbert Edward Tong died.

(Age 36)
1900:- May 29, Attested at Brighton, England, John Henry Tong for the HMRR Hussars of the Line Regiment and the age of 35 years

(Age 36)
1900:- November 16, Son Edward William Tong was born, Norwich

(Age 36)
1900:- December 31, Son Edward William Tong died.

(Age 36)
1901:- May 28, Discharged from the service of the Hussars at Honnalow - details below.

Parchment Certificate of Discharge of No. 5306 (Rank) Private
Name : John Henry Tong
Bn: HMRR Regiment of Hussars
Born in the Parish of: Charing near the Town of Canterbury in the Country of Kent
Attested at: Brighton on the 29th May 1900
For the : Hussars of the Line Regiment , at the age of 35
He is discharge in consequence of: The termination of his period of engagement
Service towards completion: Army 365 days
Service abroard: None
Medals and Decorations: None
Place: Haundslow
Date: 28th May 1907
Signed by: Signature Lieutenant Colonel Walker
Information written on the back of the above
Age 36 years
Height 5ft 7:1/8 inches
Complextion Fresh
Eyes Hazel
Hair Brown
Trade Groom
Scars or Marks Scar forearm
Intended place of residence 6 Nicholas Buildings Barrack Street Norwich
Discharged the Service at Haunslow this day 28th May 1901

1901: Census - 6 Nicholls Building, Barrack Street, Norwich
John Henry Tong - Head - age 36 - Groom - born Charring Kent
Ann E. Tong - Wife - age 30 - born Norwich
John H. Tong - Son - age 3 - born Brighton
Lillian M. Tong - Dau - age 2 - born Brighton

(Age 38)
1902:- April 27, Son Earnest Victor Tong was born, Norwich

(Age 38)
1902:- July 27, Son Earnest Victor Tong died.

(Age 39)
1903:- July 13, Son Arthur Frank Tong was born, Norwich

(Age 42)
1906:- September 23, Daughter Edna Maud Tong was born, Norwich.

(Age 44)
1908:- May 31, John Henry Tong Enlisted to serve in the Special Reserves of the 3rd Norfolk Regiment.

(Age 44)
1908:- August 27, Daughter Gladys Gertrude Tong was born, Norwich.

(Age 46)
1910:- April 2, Discharged from 3rd Norfolk Regiment at Norwich - details below

Discharge Certificate of a Special Reservist No. 5716 (Rank) Private
Name : John Henry Tong
Bn: 3rd Norfolk Regiment
Born in the Parish of:  
Enlisted to serve in Special Reserve: 31st May 1918
Total Service: 1 yr: 337days
Discharged Date: Norwich - 2nd April 1910
Medals and Decorations: None
Conduct: Very Good
Signed by: Signature Un-clear - for 3rd Battalion Norfolk Regt
Age: 45
Height: 5ft : 7inch
Eyes : Grey
Hair: Brown
Trade: Groom

1911: Census - 120 Bull Close Road, Norwich - The surname had been transcribed as 'LONG'
John Henry Long - Head - age 46 - Coal Porter - born Charring, Kent
Ann Elizabeth Long - Wife - Married 18 years - age 40 - House Duty - born Norwich
John Hearld Long - Son - age 13 - At school, News Boy - born Brighton, Sussex
Lillian May Long - Dau - age 12 - At school - born Brighton, Sussex
Arthur Frank Long - Son - age 7 - At school - born Norwich, Norfolk
Edna Maude Long - Dau - age 4 - At school - born Norwich
Gladys Gertrude Long - Dau - age 1 - born Norwich, Norfolk

(Age 50)
1914:- 22nd December
son Herbert Walter Tong was born, Norwich

(Age 51)
1915:- January 13, John Henry Tonge enlisted at Norwich for Norfolk Regiment…. No 70 Protection Company Royal Defence Corps.

(Age 54)
1918:- November 18, Discharged from No 70 Protection Company Royal Defence Corps at Norwich - details below

Certificate of discharge of No. 28245 (Rank) Corporal
Name : TONGE John Henry
Bn: No70 Protection Company Royal Defence Corps
Reg of Corps to which first posted Norfolk Rgt
Specialist Qualifications (Military) Nil
Medals & Decorations Chevrons
Enlisted : Norwich - 13th January 1915
Discharged in Consequence: No longer physically fit for war service
After Serving: Nil with the Colours - 3yrs 310 days in the Territorial Forcet
Date of discharge: 18th November 1918
Signature: Capt (un-clear)
Year of birth 1863
Scars & Marks: Tattoo marks left arm
Complextion: Fresh
Eyes: Grey
Hair: Brown
On reverse of document:
Policy issued No: A/13 043879 - 4th July 1919 - Norwich 4019

(Age 61)
1926: April 30, Death of John Henry Tong, 61 years at the Norfolk & Norwich Hospital
A. E. Tong, widow of diseased in attendance.
Address at time of death 120 Bull Close Road, Norwich.
Occupation, Coal Porter, Army Pensioner, Royal Defence Corps.
Cause of Death: Ulcerative Endocarditis, Lobar Pneumonia
Registered: May 1, 1926
Entry 255 - information from file certificate

More about - Ann Elizabeth Turrell 1870 -1931

John Henry & Ann Elizabeth with Gladys, Edna and her husband George Wiseman (standing)
Herbert (Bertie) sitting

Born:

December 05, 1870 Long Yard, J Edmund,
Died: February 22, 1931 The Lodge Bowethorpe Rd , Norwich - age 59
Buried:    
Parents William Turrell
&
Catherine Eglen
 

Ann Elizabeth's parents
1870:
Marriage record - William Turrell married Catherine Eglen at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 411)
No birth records have been for William or Catherine

Ann Elizabeth's parents marriage
1870:
November 14, Marriage at the Register Office, Norwich.
William Turrell age 27, Bachelor, Cordwainer of The Opening, St Paul
Catherine Eglen age 22, Spinster, Charwomen of Long Yard, St Edmunds
Father: Richard Turrell, Diseased - Labour
Father: Frederick William Eglen, Diseased - Labour
Witnesses: George Batley and Elizabeth Batley - All made their mark
Entry 24 - information from file certificate

1870: December 5, Birth of Ann Elizabeth Turrell of Long Yard, J Edmund, East Wymer, Norwich.
Mother: Catherine Turrell formerly Eglen - Made her mark
Father: William Turrell - Shoe Maker
Entry 330 - information from file certificate

This appears to be Ann Elizabeth's family although she, some of her sibblings and mother are using diffrent first names
1881: Census - Berrys Yard, Norwich St James Norfolk

William Turrell - Head - Married - age 37 (1844) - Shoemaker - born Norwich, Norfolk
Elizabeth Turrell - Wife - age 32 (1849) - born Norwich, Norfolk
Rose Turrell - Daughter - age 12 (1869) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Nancy Turrell - Daughter - age 10 (1871) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk - no birth record for a Nancy found
Robert Turrell - Son - age 7 (1874) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Alice Turrell - Daughter - age 5 (1876) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Frederick Turrell - Son - age 4 (1877) - born Norwich, Norfolk
George Turrell - Son - age 2 (1879) - born Norwich, Norfolk
Walter Turrell - Son - age 1 (1880) - born Norwich, Norfolk

1891: Census - 4, Nichalls Buildings, Butchers Yard, Norwich
William Turrell - Head - Married - age 47 (1844) - Shoemaker - born Norwich, Norfolk
Elizabeth R Turrell - Wife - Married - age 41 (1850) - born East Dereham, Norfolk
Anne E. Turrell - Daughter - Single - age 20 (1871) - Silk Throwster - born Norwich, Norfolk
Robert W. Turrell - Son - Single - age 17 (1874) - Shoe Maker - born Norwich, Norfolk
Alice R. Turrell - Daughter - age 16 (1875) - ? Packer - born Norwich, Norfolk
Frederick R. Turrell - Son - age 14 (1877) - Errand Boy - born Norwich, Norfolk
George H. Turrell - Son - age 12 (1879) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Francis H. Turrell - Son - age 8 (1883) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Florence M. Turrell - Daughter - age 5 (1886) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk
Gertrude M. Turrell - Daughter - age 4 (1887) - Scholar - born Norwich, Norfolk

1892:- December 3, Marriage at the Parish Church of St Paul's: Norwich: Norfolk: UK
John Henry Tonge, age 24, Bachelor, Labourer, St Paul’s Square, Norwich, Norfolk
Ann Elizabeth Turrell, age 21, Spinster, St Paul’s Square, Norwich, Norfolk
Fathers; Edward Tonge, Labourer and William Turrell, Shoemaker
Witnesses; Amy Betterby and J G Betterby all signed
Entry 460 - information from file certificate

1893: Nov 18, - Ann Elizabeth Tong formerly Turrell was witness to her brothers marriage at St James Church, Pockthorpe
Robert William Turrell - age 20 - Bachelor - Shoemaker of Nickalls Buildings, Norwich
Harriet Ellen Davison - age 19 - Spinster - Boot Machinist of Rock Yard, Norwich
Father William Turrell - Shoemaker
Father: Thomas Davison - Tinman
Witnesses: John Arthur Clarke & Ann Elizabeth Tong
FileNumber 3436: RegisterNumber 254 - source Free-Reg.com

Ann's sister and parent
1911:
Census - 4 Nickalls Buildings St James Norwich Norfolk
William Turrell - Head - married 40 years -age 67 1844 - Shoe Maker Sow Round - born St Faiths Norfolk
Elizabeth Kate Turrell - Wife - age 61 1850 - born Ireland
Gertrude May Turrell - Daughter - Single - age 24 1887 - Fitter - born Norwich Norfolk

1931: February 22, Death of Ann Elizabeth Tong age 59 at The Lodge Bowethorpe Road, Norwich.
of 120 Bull Close Road, Norwich. Widow of John Henry Tong a coal yard porter.
Cause of death: Cebebral Haemorrhage, No Post Mortem
Present at death: Arthur Frank Tong, son of 33 Cavell Road, Lakenham, Norwich
Entry 301 - information from file certificate

 

 

 
 
   

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