The 'Tong' Family

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

 

 

Edna Maud Tong
1906 - 1985
 
 

Wife:

Edna Maud Tong  

Born:

September 23, 1906 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 110)
Died: March 1985 West Norwich Hospital - age 79.
Buried:    
Parents John Henry Tong
&
Ann Elizabeth Turrell
 
 

Husband:

George Wiseman  

Born:

July 23, 1905 31 Little bull Close Road, Norwich
Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)
Died: September 1977 14 Rolleston Close, Norwich
Buried:    
Parents Arthur Wiseman
&
Ethel Maud Durrant.

 

Married:

April 13, 1925 St James Church, Norwich - June quarter (4b 285)


Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Arthur John Wiseman April 27, 1925 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 187)



File Information:

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 21)
1927:
Edna and her husband George were witnesses to her brother's (Arthur Frank Tong) marriage to Ethel Daisy Read

Before the second Wold War Edna worked and looked after the 'Rope Makers' Pulic House on Drayton Road, Norwich now called 'James 1st'. At this time The Elmer's where the Landlords,
Thomas Elmer 1924 - 1937:
Martha Elizabeth Elmer 1937 - 1938:
Lily Alice Elmer 1938 - 1952.
At this moment in time I have no idea which landlord she worked for and what her position was.

(Age 61)
1967: Last known Address:- 14 Rolleston Close: West Earlham: Norwich

Information below supplied by Christine Boggis (granddaughter of Edna Maude Tong)

I believe Edna and George lived in either Little Bull Close or Bull Close Road for a short while before moving to Rope Makers Row, where they lived when I was born in 1949, my parents and myself lived there with them until I was about 18 months old.

Edna worked for Sexton Everards shoe factory in St Mary’s Plain, Norwich since before I was born until she retired and then continued working for them from home until the mid 70’s. I remember her sitting at her machine in the back bedroom sewing “uppers” for ladies shoes. They would be delivered at the beginning of the week and returned when all stitched at the end of the week.

 

More on George Wiseman

George was born 23rd July 1906 and lived with his family at 31 Little Bull Close. He died at home (14 Rolleston Close) in September 1977. He worked in the shoe industry and as a scaffolder in the building industry.

His parents were Arthur Wiseman and Ethel Maud Durrant. From 24th Nov. 1931 - 5th May 1942 my great grandfather Arthur was licensee of the Stag Public House at 111(65) St Benedicts Street Norwich from. He died in 1942 and my great grandmother Maud took from 05-05-1942 until 03-06-1947.
On 22nd March 1946 Ethel Maud Wiseman was Convicted of allowing consumption out of hours. This is something which happened in many pubs in those times as they were social gatherings places, extension to peoples homes (no TV then) so keeping to times was always difficult and apparantly if people were haveing a good time Maudie (as she was known) was more than happy to serve them. Her fine was 5/- on each of 2 cases.

My grandfather George then took over for 6 months from 03-06-1947 to 30-12-1947. The pub was badly damaged by enemy action 27/29 April 1942 but my great grandfather died of asthma not as a result of the bombing.

My dad married my mum Joyce Violet Wiseman on 26th December 1947 and it was said the my grandfather kept the pub until the end of 1947 so there was no shortage of drink for their wedding!
Christine Boggis (nee Wiseman)

George's parents
1899: Marriage record - Arthur Wiseman married Ethel Maud Durrant at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 278)
Arthur and Ethel had children:

Arthur Wiseman - born 1902 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 135)
George Wiseman - born 1905 at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)
Charles Wiseman - born 1909 at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 1050
Herbert Frank Wiseman - born 1910 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 115)
Lesley Walter Wiseman - born 1913 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 223)
Sidney J Wiseman - born 1922 at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 208)

1911: Census - 31 Little Bull Close Norwich Norfolk
Arthur Wiseman - Head - Married - age 29 (1882) - Shoemaker - born Norwich
Ethel Maud Wiseman - Wife - married 11 years - age 29 (1882) - born Norwich
Arthur Wiseman - Son - age 8 - School - born Norwich
George Wiseman - Son - age 5 - born Norwich
Charles Wiseman - Son - age 2 - born Norwich
Herbert Frank Wiseman - Son - age 5 months - born Norwich

 

More on the Wiseman Family

George's Great Grandparents
William Wiseman
married Ann (also known as Mary) Blanchflower - No record found
William and Ann had children

There is only a baptism record for George
1839:
Oct 6th - Baptism at St Pauls Church Norwich
George Wisman born Sep 2nd 1839 son of William Wiseman a weaver and his wife Ann Blanchflower

1841: Census - Cowgate Street, St James, Norwich, Norfolk
William Wiseman - 25 1816 - Norfolk - George's Great Grandfather
Mary Wiseman - 20 1821 - Norfolk
George Wiseman - 2 1839 - Norfolk - George's Grandfather
George Wiseman - 20 1821 - Norfolk - This appears to be Williams brother
Mary Wiseman - 20 1821 - Norfolk

1851: Census - St James Street, St James, Norwich, Norfolk
William Wiseman - Head - age 34 1817 - Cap Maker - - George's Great Grandfather
Ann Wiseman - Wife - age 31 1820 - Cap Maker - Not Known
George Wiseman - Son - age 11 1840 - Errand Boy - Norwich - George's Grandfather
Henry Wiseman - Son - age 9 1842 - Scholar - Norwich
Louisa Wiseman - Dau - age 5 1846 - Scholar - Norwich
Mary Ann Wiseman - Dau - age 7 1844 - Scholar - Norwich
Eleanor Wiseman - Dau - age 2 1849 - Norwich

1861: Census - Butchers Yard, St James Street, Norwich, Norfolk
William Wiseman - Head - age 42 1819 - Hawker Marine Stores - Norwich - George's Great Grandfather
Mary A Wiseman - Wife - age 39 1822 - Norwich
George Wiseman - Son - single - age 21 1840 - Cord Spinner - Norwich - George's Grandfather
Henry Wiseman - Son - age 19 1842 - Cord Spinner - Norwich
Mary A Wiseman - Dau - age 17 1844 - Yarn Factory Worker - Norwich ---
Mary Ann married James Booty in June quarter 1863

Louisa Wiseman - Dau - age 15 1846 - Yarn Factory Worker - Norwich ---
Louisa married William Daivson in Dec quarter 1867
Elinor Wiseman - Dau - age 12 1849 - Yarn Factory Worker - Norwich
Robert Wiseman - Son - age 8 1853 - Scholar - Norwich
Elizabeth Wiseman - Dau - age 5 1856 - Scholar - Norwich
William Wiseman - Son - age 6months 1861 - Norwich

In your 1861 Census I see you have the Children and I can give you a bit of history on 2 of them. Henry and Robert moved down to the east end of London, Where Henry married a Louisa Chapman in 1869 at Limehouse. Henry died young in 1871 and Louisa then married his brother Robert ( my 3x great grandfather ) in 1873 and went on to have 8 children ... leading down to my great grandmother Louisa Violet Wiseman. Luckily I managed to know her for many years but too young to ask many questions. - Mark Bailey

1869: Marriage record - George Wiseman married Mary Ann Warnes at Norwich - Jun quater (4b 171)

1870: It appears Ann (Mary Ann Wiseman) died some time in this year.

1871: Census - Priory Yard, St James, Norwich, Norfolk
George Wiseman - Head - age 30 1841 - Cord Spinner - Norwich
Mary A Wiseman - Wife - age 26 1845 - Silk Weaver - Norwich
Margaret Wiseman - Dau - age 18months 1870 - Norwich Norfolk

1871: Census - William Wisman born about 1817 - No record found

However some of his children were here:
Elizabeth was living with his sister Mary Ann Booty
Robert was living with his sister Louisa Davidson
William was living at a George Mansfield at Lakenham

George Wiseman was Landlord of the Ship Public House at 106 Cowgate Norwich October 10th 1873 - July 30th 1901

William remarried
1874: Marriage record - William Wiseman married Jane Breeze formerly Tuttle at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 238)

Jane Tuttle had married Henry Breeze a widower on Sep 12th 1866 at St Remigius Church Heathersett - Entry 266.
Henry died in 1870 age 75
Jane died in the Jun quarter of 1915 at Norwich age 86

1881: Census - Ship Tavern, Cowgate Street, Norwich St Paul, Norwich, Norfolk
George Wiseman - Head - age 41 1840 - Publican - Norwich
Mary Wiseman - Wife - age 37 1844 - Norwich
John Wiseman - Son - Single - age 17 1864 - Shoe Maker - Norwich
Margaret Wiseman - Dau - age 11 1870 - Scholar - Norwich
George Wiseman - Son - age 9 1872 - Scholar - Norwich
Thomas Wiseman - Son - age 7 1874 - Scholar - Norwich
Mary Wiseman - Dau - age 3 1878 - Scholar - Norwich
George Watson - Lodger - Single - age 32 1849 - Shoemaker - Norwich
James Howard - Lodger - Single - age 85 1796 - Bricklayer - Norwich
William Webb - Lodger - Single - age 52 1829 - Labourer - Norwich
William Lacey - Lodger - Single - age 40 1841 - Annuitant - Norwich

William and Jane was here....
1881:
Census - Lion & Castle Yard, Timber Hill, Norwich St John Timberhill, Norwich
William Wiseman - Head - age 64 1817 - Marine Store Dealer - Norwich, Norfolk
Jane Wiseman - Wife - age 44 1837 - Dressmaker Hethersett - Norfolk

1881: Birth record - Arthur Wiseman at Norwich - Sep quater (4b 113)

1891: Census - The Ship, Cowgate Street, Norwich, Norfolk
George Wiseman - Head - age 52 1839 - Twine Maker - Norwich - George's Grandfather
Mary Wiseman - Wife - age 46 1845 - Norwich
George Wiseman - Son - age 19 1872 - Pressman - Norwich
Thomas Wiseman - Son - age 17 1874 - Shoemaker - Norwich
Mary Wiseman - Dau - age 13 1878 - Norwich
Mary Ann married Dennis Jones in the Dec quater of 1899
Arthur Wiseman - Son - age 10 1881 - Norwich - George's father
Joseph Wiseman - Son - age 5 1886 - Norwich
Robert Wight - Lodger - Single - age 70 1821 - Hawker - Norwich
Thomas Loveday - Lodger - Single - age 45 1846 - Labourer
Charles Bacon - Lodger - Single - age 70 1821 - Labourer
Edward James - Lodger - Single - age 34 1857 - Labourer - Norwich
Edward Stevens - Lodger - Single - age 45 1846 - Labourer - Watton, Norfolk
Thomas Cooks - Lodger - Single - age 40 1851 - Labourer - Norwich
George Woodcock - Lodger - Single - age 30 1861 - Labourer - Rackheath

William and Jane were here
1891: Census Keel and Wherry Yard, King Street, Norwich, Norfolk
William Wiseman - Head - age 69 1822 - Marine Store Dealer - Norwich, Norfolk
Jane Wiseman - Wife - age 59 1832 - Marine Store Dealer - Norwich, Norfolk

1901: Census - The Ship Tavern 106, Cowgate Street, Norwich, Norfolk
George Wiseman - Head - Widower - age 60 1841 - Licensed Victualler, own account - Norwich - George's Grandfather
Thomas Wiseman - Son - Single - age 27 1874 - Shoe Maker - Norwich
Arthur Wiseman - Son - Married - age 20 1881 - Shoe Finisher - Norwich - George's father
Ethel M Wiseman - Daughter-In-Law - Married - age 20 1881 - Crape Weaver - Norwich
Joseph J Wiseman - Son - age 14 1887 - Shoe Factory (Errand Boy) - Norwich
James Wiseman - Nephew - age 10 1891 - Norwich
Henry Moobs - Lodger - Single age 64 1837 - General Labourer - Norwich
George Graver - Lodger - Single - age 50 1851 - General Labourer - Not Known
Ambrose Thomson - Lodger - Single - General Labourer - Not Known
Charles Clare - Lodger - Single - age 28 1873 - General Labourer - Not Known
Frederick Hart - Lodger - Single - age 25 1876 - General Labourer - Not Known
Edward Ager - Lodger - Single - age 60 1841 - General Labourer - Not Known
Frank Lewis - Lodger - Single - age 40 1861 - General Labourer - Not Known
Ernest Woods - Lodger - Single - age 24 1877 - General Labourer - Not Known
Fred Fitt - Lodger - Single - age 55 1846 - General Labourer - Not Known
William Franic - Lodger - Single - age 54 1847 - General Labourer - Not Known
James Crouger - Lodger - Single - age 48 1853 - General Labourer - Not Known

George's parents
1899: Marriage record - Arthur Wiseman married Ethel Maud Durrant at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 278)
Arthur and Ethel had children:

Arthur Wiseman - born 1902 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 135)
George Wiseman - born 1905 at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)
Charles Wiseman - born 1909 at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 1050
Herbert Frank Wiseman - born 1910 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 115)
Lesley Walter Wiseman - born 1913 at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 223)
Sidney J Wiseman - born 1922 at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 208)

1911: Census - 31 Little Bull Close Norwich Norfolk
Arthur Wiseman - Head - Married - age 29 (1882) - Shoemaker - born Norwich
Ethel Maud Wiseman - Wife - married 11 years - age 29 (1882) - born Norwich
Arthur Wiseman - Son - age 8 (1903) - School - born Norwich
George Wiseman - Son - age 5 (1906) - born Norwich
Charles Wiseman - Son - age 2 (1909) - born Norwich
Herbert Frank Wiseman - Son - age 5 months (1911) - born Norwich

Meanwhile George's Grandfather was here:
1911:
Census - 70 Oak St Norwich, Norwich, Norfolk
Dennis Jones - Head - age 37 1874 - Coal Hawker - Norfolk Norwich
Mary Ann Jones - Wife - Married 11 years - 6 children - 2 died - age 33 1878 - Wardrobe Dealer - Norfolk Norwich
Dennis Jones - Son - age 11 1900 - School - Norfolk Norwich
Mary Ann Jones Daughter - Female School 9 1902 Norfolk Norwich
James Jones - Son - age 5 1906 - School - Norfolk Norwich
Leonard Jones - Son - age 3 1908 - Norfolk Norwich
George Wiseman - Father In Law - Widower - age 72 1839 - Norfolk Norwich
William Alfred Locker - Boarder - Married - age 37 1874 - Laster And Heeler - Norfolk Norwich
George William Kenslake - Boarder - Married - age 52 1859 - Laberour Bricklayers - London Marylebone
Jonathan Head - Boarder - Married - age 62 1849 - Agent Insurance - Norths Northampton
William Warnes - Boarder - Single - age 46 1865 - Laberour General - Norfolk Norwich
William Hamgroom - Boarder - Widower - age 62 1849 - Hawker General - Norfolk Norwich

1911: Death record - George W Wiseman at Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 135) age 72

More on Children

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02 - Child of Edna Maud Tong (1906) and George Wiseman 

Arthur John Wiseman 1925 - Born in Norwich - Arthur married Joyce Violet Windsor at Norwich on December 26, 1947. (Norwich Dec quarter 4b 1423) - Joyce was born 1927 - (Norwich Dec quarter 4b 208)
Arthur John Wiseman died June 7, 2012 age 87
Arthur and Joyce had children:

1/ Christine A. Wiseman born 1949 at Norwich - (Mar quarter 4b 832)
2/ Christopher Arthur Wiseman born 1953 at Norwich - (Jun quarter 4b 823)
3/ Carol Shirley Wiseman born 1955 at Norwich -

Christine A. Wiseman (1949) married Timothy Boggis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 
   

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