The 'Tong' Family

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

 

 

Gladys Gertrude Tong
1909 - 1944
 
 

Wife:

Gladys Gertrude Tong  

Born:

August 27, 1909 Norwich - Dec quarter ( 4b 97)
Died: November 14, 1944 Norwich Outer - Dec quarter (4b 100) age 35
Buried:    
Parents John Henry Tong
&
Ann Elizabeth Turrell
 
 

Husband:

Frederick Walter Claxton  

Born:

July 22, 1901 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)
Died: 1972 Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire - Jun quarter (3b 991)
Buried:    
Parents James Claxton (1857)
&
Edith Howard (1865)

More below....

 

Married:

1930 Norwich - Dec quarter (4b 365)

 

Children:

Name:

Date of birth:
Birth Place:
Anthony Frederick Claxton - Twin June 18, 1933 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 177)
James W. Claxton - Twin June 18, 1933 Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 177)



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

My mother recalls that Gladys suffered from post natal depression after having the twin boys. They were living at the time at John's Street which is off Rose Lane, Norwich - Gladys was committed to David Rice Metal Hospital at Hellesdon, Norwich (reasons are unsure at this stage). She would never returned home. She died as an inmate in 1944 at the very young age of 35.
My mother recalls that my grandmother would often visit her - why did she die so early? what a sad case and what happened to her sons? - we believe they were taken into care, we would love to trace them - Ray Taylor

I can give you a little information about the “Twins”. They spent part of their childhood in Turner Road Childrens Home, Norwich. In 1949 (when I was a baby) my mum recalled them turning up at Ropemakers Row looking for my grandmother. My mum didn’t know who they were but told them that my nan was out at work and they would have to come back later. When nan returned from work my mum told her she had had visitors and nan said they were her sister Glady’s children, they did not come back. In the mid 70’s they were living in Gainsborough, Lincs it was believed their father took them there. They came to my grandfather’s funeral (George Wiseman) in 1977 but did not come to nans when she died in 1985. We have heard nothing from them since. They were both married and Tony’s wifes name was Sheila. - Christine Boggis - granddaughter of Edna Maud Tong (1906)

Twins are Found
I am the granddaughter of Anthony Frederick Claxton, I have just come across your amazing website with the family tree for the Tong family whilst looking for my great grandmother Gladys Gertrude Tong, this information and the photo will mean a lot to my grandad who doesn't know much about his mother's family. My grandad has been married to my grandmother Sheila for 57 years and have 3 children, 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. They have lived in Lincolnshire, all their married life. Uncle Jimmy is married to Maisie. They had a very tough life after leaving Norwich and we hear new stories about their childhood all the time. They were taken to Lincolnshire by their father after the home in Norwich was bombed, their dad wasn't around much and they had to fend for themselves for a few years until they were taken back into care at Holmeleigh Children's Home in Horncastle until they were old enough to leave. He is rather excited to see the pictures and hear more about his family. I know he has had some connection in the past with his Auntie Edna & Uncle John. Kind regards Kerry Cook

 

More on Frederick Walter Claxton

Frederick's Grandparents
1852:
Marriage record - John Claxton married Margaret Watts at Freebridge Lynn - Dec quarter (4b 945)

Frederick's Father
1857:
Birth record - James Claxton - at Freebridge Lynn - Mar quarter (4b 355)

1861: Census - Hilgay Fenn Downham -Norfolk
John Claxton - Head - age 35 (1826) - Ag Lab Norfolk - Hilgay
Margaret Claxton - Wife - age 29 (1832) - Ag Lab Wife Norfolk - Dersingham
Jane Claxton - Dau - age 7 - Norfolk - East Winch
James Claxton - Son - age 4 - Norfolk - East Winch
Rebecca Claxton - Dau - age 2 - Norfolk - East Winch

1871: Census - Magdalen, Downham, Norfolk
John Claxton - Head - age 42 (1829) - Labourer - East Winch
Margaret Claxton - Wife - age 38 (1833) - Dersingham
James Claxton - Son - age 14 - East Winch
Rebecca Claxton - Dau - age 11 - East Winch
John Claxton - Son - age 8 - Hilgay
William Claxton - Son - age 5 - Hilgay
Frederick Claxton - Son age 1 - Magdalen

1881: Census - Holl Staith, Fakenham, Norfolk
Jas Wright - Head - age 74 - Labourer - Sculthorpe, Norfolk
Ethel Wright - Wife - age 67 - Colkirk, Norfolk
Jas Wright - Head - age 43 - Bricklayer Colkirk
Ellen Wright - Wife - age 38 - Gibraltar
George Wright - Son - age 17 - Labourer - Gibraltar
Jas Wright - Son - age 14 - General Servant - Gibraltar
Annie Wright - Dau - age 8 - Scholar - Woolwich, Kent
Ellen Wright - Dau - age 6 - Scholar - Sheffield, York
Louisa Wright - Dau - age 4 - Scholar - Aldershott
Jas Claxton - Lodger - single - age 24 - Navvy - East Winch, Norfolk
William Johnson - Lodger - age 19 - Navvy - New Newton, Norfolk

Frederick's parents
1884:
Marriage record - James Claxton married Edith Howard at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 237)

1891: Census - 138 Oak Street, St Martin at Oak, Norwich
James Claxton - Head - age 34 - Garden Labourer - East Winch
Emily Claxton - Wife - age 26 (1865) - Machinist Boot - Norwich
Emily Claxton - Dau - age 6 - Scholar - Norwich

1901: Census - 106 Oak Street, St Martin at Oak, Norwich
James Claxton - Head - age 44 - Mustard Worker Labourer - Norwich
Edith Maria Claxton - Wife - age 37 - Norwich
Emily Rebecca Claxton - Dau - age 16 - Shoe Fitter - Norwich
May Elizabeth Claxton - Dau - age 7 - Norwich
James William Claxton - Son - age 1 - Norwich

Frederick's birth record
1901:
Birth record - Frederick Walter Claxton at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 131)

1911: Census - 1 Rosemary Lane, St Mary's Plain, Norwich
James Claxton - Head - age 54 (1857) - Woodman employer - East Winch, Kings Lynn, Norfolk
Emily Maria Claxton - Wife - age 48 - Married 27years - Machinist Boot Factory - St Martins, Norwich
Emily Rebecca Claxton - Dua - Single - age 27 - Machinist - St Martins Norwich
Mary Elizabeth Claxton - Dua - age 17 - Machinist - St Martins Norwich
James Claxton - Son - age 11 - School - St Martins Norwich
Frederick Claxton - Son - age 9 - School - St Martins Norwich
Lily Maria Claxton - Dau - age 7 - School - St Martins Norwich
Alice Amelia Armes - Boarder - Spinster age 61 - No Occupation - Upper Hellesdon

1929: Death record - James Claxton at Norwich - Mar quarter (4b 204) age 72

1930: Death record - Emily M Claxton at Norwich - Sep quarter (4b 102) age 65

1972: Death record - Frederick Walter Claxton at Scunthorpe, Lincolnshire - Jun quarter (3b 991) age 71

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   

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