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TONGE, Gervase Woodhouse Bursall: Email from Stephen Tonge to other Tonge researcher regarding Tonge family from Nottingham and Lincoln, from early 1700's to 1860's. 
 
Have had a quick look on the IGI for the people you have mentioned.  Robert Tonge baptised in Finsbury in 1817 can quite easily be traced back several generations.  The name Gervace is unusual, and the inclusion of the maiden names of Bursall and Woodhouse makes it pretty conclusive that we have got the right people.
 
The family are well established in Misterton, Nottingham, where they had been since at least the mid-1600's.  This particular branch of the family favoured the names Gervace and Daniel at this time.
 

I have drawn up an outline descent chart.  I think most of this is probably correct - certainly from generation three and downwards.  Between one and three it is more tentative and would need further research.  For further details of exact birth and marriage dates / places, download one of these files: 

 

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 1   Robert Tonge 
..  +Elizabeth 
......... 2   Robert Tonge 1719 -
......... 2   Elizabeth Tonge 1731 -
......... 2   Daniel Tonge 1733 -
.............  +Mary Bursall 
.................... 3   Maria Tonge 
.................... 3   Robert Tonge 1764 -
.................... 3   Daniel Tonge 1766 -
........................  +Elizabeth Woodhouse 
............................... 4   Robert Tonge 1784 -
............................... 4   Gevase Woodhouse Bursall Tonge 1785 -
...................................  +Maria Goulby Harris 
........................................... 5   Benjamin Tonge 1813 -
........................................... 5   Maria Tonge 1815 -
........................................... 5   Robert Tonge 1817 -
........................................... 5   John William Tonge 1820 -
........................................... 5   Gervace Woodhouse Bursall Tonge* 1822 - 1904
...............................................  +Elizabeth Clarke 
...................................................... 6   Gervase England Tonge 1865 -
...................................................... 6   Charles Bursall Tonge 1871 -
............................... 4   Elizabeth Maw Tonge 1786 -
............................... 4   Daniel Tonge 1788 -
............................... 4   Mary Bursall Tonge 1789 -
............................... 4   Charlotte Tonge 1793 -
............................... 4   Charles Tonge 1795 -
............................... 4   Caroline Tonge 1797 -
.................... 3   Mary Tonge 1768 -
.................... 3   William Bursall Tonge 1770 -
.................... 3   Elizabeth Tonge 1777 -

Source: International Genealogical Index & British Isles Vital Records Index

* Will: Gervace Woodhouse Bursall TONGE of 34 Harmer Street, Gravesend, Kent : Died 12 Feb 1904 : Probate London 16 May 1904 to Gervace England TONGE : Tea Merchant : Charles Bursall TONGE : Chemist : Estate 136 19s 6d.  Source: Index of Wills, 1902-04 & 1915.  Mike Tonge's Web Site.

NB: This outline descendent tree has been produced using Family Tree Maker v5.0a.  Using this format, any text prefixing the dates (e.g. bef. for before, aft. for after, or abt. for about) is not included.  Bear in mind therefore that the dates quoted above may not be exact.