Tomkies family

Tomkies - SAL Shrewsbury. The Tomkies ancestry is contained in Holycross/St Giles transcripts and the variation in spelling of names are as they appear in these handwritten transcripts.
Tomas Tomkys, turner, of this parish and Elinor BASKIRFIELD married 29.10.1695.
Their son Thomas Tombkis married by Licence 29.4.1725 Elizabeth CADMAN. Baptisms of Thomas and Elizabeth's children were William 1726, Elizabeth 1727, Sarah 1729, Thomas 1733, John 1735, Jane 1737, William 1740, Ann 1741, Elizabeth 1743, Susannah 1745, Edward 1748 and Richard 1750.

John Tomkies b. 3.11.1735 married at Ellesmere 28.4.1758 Mary WYNNE, b.c1736 at Cynynion near Oswestry, daughter of Edward and Mary. Their children were Richard 1759, Thomas 1763, Elizabeth 1765, Samuel 1767, John 1769, Mary 1771 and Joseph 1775.
John b. 30.4.1769 Oswestry, married on 30.12.1795 Martha HUMPHREYS b. 9.1.1770, at Upton Magna, daughter of John and Sarah Humphreys.[St Giles churchyard] John died 2.9.1840 and is buried in St Giles Churchyard, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury.
Shown here - photographed Jun 1997

John and Martha's children were
Mary 1796 died 1817 age 21,
Edward 1798 (married Sarah LYDE 7.3.1846),
Martha 1801 (in 1861 census living with sister Anne),
Sarah 1803 (married Rev William BYTHEWAY in 1830 - a link to the Bytheway family is here.),
Jane 1804 died 1805,
Susannah 1806 (in 1861 census, Housekeeper to Charles HAMNET and subsequently married him in 1862, died 1878).
John Humphries 1808 died 1814,
Thomas Henry 1812, and
Anne Elizabeth 1814, (married James WOODWIS in 1844).

Thomas Henry Tomkies b. 15.4.1812 married 26.8.1840 Dorothy GRETTON b. 16.7.1818, daughter of John Gretton and Margaret STEDMAN. Thomas and Dorothyís children were John Gretton 1841, Thomas Henry 1842, Edward Wright and Dora 1849.

Thomas Henry (Jnr), married on 6.2.1867, Elizabeth Ann AUSTIN. Thomas qualified as a lawyer in 1878 and in 1881 was living at 9 Woodlands Road, Cherry Lane, Walton, Liverpool. Thomas, Elizabeth and their daughter Ada and sons, Ernest Austin, Arthur, Horace, Bertie and Athelstane emigrated to NZ during 1888/89.

Ada b. 21.4.1868, died 1963 married 28.1.1901 Arthur RYAN. Children Doreen 1902 and Aileen 1906.
Ernest Austin b. 21.9.1869 married on 8.4.1902 Eva May BLACKMORE. Eva, b. 12.9.1874 fourth child and eldest daughter of John James Blackmore and Emma TAYLOR. Children Norman 1903, Ernest Jack 1908 and Jeanne 1912.
Arthur Gretton b. 29.4.1872 died 1956 married 26.12.1900 Florence Hilda Thursa BAFF. Children were Eric 1901, Horace 1902, Dorothy Florence 1905, Clinton Gretton 1910 and Otto Baff 1912.
Horace b. 17.8.1874 died 1965 married 1.1.1901 Elizabet Roseline SCOTT. Children were Mercia 1903, Horace 1907 and Ray 1918.
Bertie b. 20.12.1879 died 1946 married 7.7.1906 Edith WILSON. Children were Selwyn Atherton 1907, Reynolds 1917, Desmond 1919 and Zena 1922.
Athelstane Sidney b. 7.6.1882 married Nellie Louisa HARVEY. Children were Rex 1917 and Olive 1915.

Ernest (Jack) b. 28.10.1908 second son to Ernest and Eva was Johnís father.

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