Bridgewater Estates Collection
: Various documents relating to the Tonge family at
Salford Local History Library
BW/T/9/4 Little Hulton
- 1774 - William Tonge of Truro, Cornwall, Yeoman to the Duke of Bridgewater
- Nicholas Starkie of Preston, Gent.
- John Gilbert of Worsley, Gent.
- William Tonge of Truro, ???? and heir at law of John Tonge late of Little
Hulton, husbandman, who was the grandson of Abraham Tonge, late of Little
- Cottages and garden in Little Hulton + 8 perches of land at Walkden Moor,
formerly in the holding of William Tonge, grandfather of the said William
BW/T/8/12 Albert Place, Farnworth
- 1856 Abstract of Title – late Thomas Tong
- In 1815 Thomas Tong of Farnworth, chapman, paid £121 to John Gilbert the
younger, of Clough Hall, Audley, Staffs, for land in Newbury, Farnworth. The
area was 3R + 2p (perches?) of land (at 8 yards to the perch). Currently in
the occupation of James Parkinson, tenant.
- In 1836, the estate was conveyed to James Tong, Giles Tong, Samuel Tong and
Martha, widow of late son Thomas Tong.
- Grandchildren, children of late son Thomas Tong; Thomas, William, Giles,
Charles, Emanuel, Solomon, Joshua and Alice.
- Thomas’ three sons Samuel, James and Giles were all of Farnworth
- Thomas died 25th Dec 1838, and was buries at Farnworth-cum-Kearsley
- 1839 Probate granted
- 29th July 1856 – Sons widow Martha died
- 3rd June 1847 – Joshua, youngest grandson attained the age of 21
- 13th June 1857 – Samuel Tonge (son) died
- 16th Aug 1857 – Giles Tonge (son) died
- 1857 – Indenture. James Tonge (son of Thomas Tong the elder). Thomas Tonge of
Liverpool, eldest son and heir at law of Thomas Tonge the younger, late of
Farnworth, oldest son and heir of Thomas Tonge the elder.
- Conveyance from
James Tonge to the Trustees of the late Duke of Bridgewater.
- Below: Plan of Albert Place
- 7th Dec 1786 Indenture between James Tong of Farnworth, yeoman, and Ralph Tong
of Farnworth, yeoman.
- £160 paid to James by Ralph.
- 3 cottages + garden + meadow known as “Longshaw Meadow” + 1 rood and 20
- Ralph Tonge recently built cottage at his own expense
- Also John & Ann Markland and their children John & Ann
7th July 1788 – Mortgage Bond. Ralph Tonge of Farnworth, yeoman, £100 to be
paid back to John Browne of Bolton, yeoman, and Richard Aspinden and Peter
Rothwell, executors of James Thweat, late of Bolton, deceased, chapman.
22nd Aug 1789 – Final agreement, between John Cross, gent., (plaintiff), and
Ralph Tonge and Jane his wife, and Thomas Bassett and Mary his wife. 2 messuages, 3 cottages, 3 gardens, 1 orchard, 2 acres of land
1789 Indenture. Ralph Tonge & wife Jane. Longshaw Meadow. Lease for a year to
the Duke of Bridgewater
12th Sept 1789 Indenture of Six Parts. Ralph Tonge to Duke of Bridgewater for
£250. Release and conveyance of lands in Farnworth and declaration of uses of
a fine levied and assignment of mortgage terms to attend the inherdiance.
- 1801 – Release from Thomas Dickson to Henry Tonge, farmer of Booths Bank,
- 1815 – Probate of Henry Tong of Boothstown. Wife Mary. Children; William,
James, Betty Mee, wife of Benjamin Mee, Mary & Martha. Land in Boothstown and
Hope Hey in Little Hulton
- 1818 – Grant and Release from William Tonge (labourer) to R. H. Bradshaw, Esq.
- 1818 – Grant and Release from Mary Tonge, widow of Henry, to Robert Haldane
Bradshaw. Mentions William Tonge, labourer, James Tonge of Leigh, shopkeeper,
Thomas Tonge of Boothstown, labourer, Benjamin Mee of Stetford, labourer, and
Betty his wife (nee Tonge), William Monks of Monton, farmer, and wife of Mary
(nee Tonge), Martha Tonge, spinster.
- 1826 – Release from William Tonge to Trustees of Duke of Bridgewater
BW/T/9/5 Little Hulton
- 1783 Conveyance of two closes of land in Little Hulton by Henry Tonge, and
Martha his mother to Mr. Jonathan Dorning.
- Henry Tonge of Litte Hulton, yeoman, eldest son of William Tonge of Little
Hulton, who died intestate.
- Various other documents cited:
- 1628 – Indenture from Sir Ralph Assheton and Ralph Assheton Esq., to Henry
Tonge and Richard Bullough
- 1695 – Articles of Agreement between William Tonge, great grandson of Henry
Tonge, and Ellen Seddon, widow, and her daughter Mary Seddon, on marriage of
William and Mary.
- 1696 – Indentures of lease settled on William Tonge; Hope Hey Estate.
- 1703 – Indentures of lease William Tonge
- 1727 – William & Martha his wife – indentures to son Henry
- 1731 – Williams will
- 1763 – Henry Tonge’s will – estate to son William.