TONGE, German : Article by William Asheton Tonge from The
Genealogical Magazine, Vol. IV - No. XXXVIII, pp46-50. Tonge of Tonge,
Co. Pal. Lanc.; Worksop Park, Co. Notts; and London. [Thanks to
Karl Tonge for sending me a copy of this article]
Tonge of Tonge, Co. Pal. Lanc.; Worksop Park, Co. Notts; and London.
London Visitation, 1633-34
By William Asheton Tonge
In March 1895, a query of mine appeared in Notts and Derbyshire Notes and Queries with respect to the Lancashire ancestry of German Tonge, who signed the above pedigree in 1634. Quite recently I have come across "reasonable proofs" that the direct male line from the above-mentioned German did not terminate with the death of German Tonge in 1649, although that would be the natural conclusion one would arrive at on perusal of the pedigree, as the only sons therein mentioned are stated to have died "without issue.
The Registers of St. Vedast, Foster Lane, London; Merchant Taylors' School Register; and the Admons. at Somerset House, however, furnish proof to the contrary.
The St. Vedast Registers contain the following:
Merchant Taylors' School Register.
[Note.- The above issue was not in existence in 1633-34, the date of the London Visitation.]
The following entries in the Worksop Registers confirm portions of this pedigree:
The following marriage may afford some clue to the parentage of Elizabeth Hawcke:
[In 1614 Thomas Haucke was one of the churchwardens.]
Armorial bearings of "Tonge of Lancashire" or of Lancashire origin, according to memoranda sent me March 6, 1888, by Mr. Bellasis, Lancaster Herald (the official Visitations only), are as follows:
As regards the respite Mr. Bellasis wrote me: "No further visitations took place and no proof is noted as ever given. The words 'no proof made', however, do not appear [as is usual in these respites] ...the arms question is in suspense. It is open for any descendents to prove the descent of that line from other Tonges legally bearing arms. Until this is done, it cannot be really assumed that the branch is entitled."
Burke'd Landed Gentry, third edition, 1858, contains the following:
Tonge of Highway [Co. Wilts].
Lineage.- Henry Tonge, a merchant of Bristol, descended from a Lancaster family which claims for its patriach one of the companions of the Conqueror.
In conclusion, I append a more exhaustive and extended pedigree of the London Visitation of 1633-34, handed in by German Tonge, the additions printed in italics, and should be much obliged if any of you correspondents could give me a clue to the identification of the first item in the pedigree- viz., "Francis Tong of Tong, co. Pal., Lanc.,", and inform me whether any descendents of this branch are still existent. With reference to a suggested Warwickshire residence of "Thomas Tong of Worksop," a branch of the Tonges flourised in the above county in the sixteenth century, as per the following wills:
From Coll. Arms [C. 24, 407]. London Visitation, 1633-34, Faringdon Within,
Arms.- Az., a bend or, cottised or, between 6 martlets of the last
Crest.- An arm habited "grey" holding a grappling iron in bend or.
Francis Tong =...dau. of ...
of Tonge, co. | Cartwright
Thomas Tong = Judeth, dau.
of Worksop, | of ...Heron
co. Nottingham | of Lincolne.
[Query if living at Polesworth in. co. | [Buried at
Warwick in 1610, as per following entry | Worksop Feb
in Apprentice Book of Merchant Taylors' | 25, 1630,
Company , June 25, 1610 (App. Bk., vol vi| Judith, wife
p89): "Jermin Tonge filius Thomae Tonge | Thomas Tong.]
de Poulesworth in Com. Warw. Generosi |
po se apprend Roberto Herne Junier de |
Cheapside pro septem annis." Admitted |
to the Freedom July 29, 1617.] Query |
buried at Worksop May 17, 1644 |
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1.Thomas 2.German=Mary Francis Tonge=Elizabeth 4.Cockin
Tong, Tong, of|dau. Gent. of|dau. of 5.Joseph
eldest London|of Worksop Park|...Hawcke. Ellen.
son. Merchant|Tho- in co. Notts|[Query if
[Query Taylour|mas according to|first wife.
if anno 1634|Pur- "memoranda"|Information of
ident- Late|Slow now at York|Vicar of Worksop
with the of the|of dated Aug 26,|in 1889:
following parish|Stoke 1646|"1630. Ffra Tonge
1612, of St.|in citing the|for wife's grave
Jan 18 Gregory|co. last will of|4s.Cd. (This was a
(App. near St.|Suf- the above|payment to the
Bk., Paul's,|folk in which is|churchwardens. I
vol vi London|[and named his|presume this was
p193), Admon.|sister brother|the lady referred
Thomas Aug. 13,|of "Mr. German|to above.) Although
Tong 1649, to|John Tonge" [to|I have not verified
filius his|and whom Admon.|the above statement
Thomae relict|Pur- was granted|I am inclined to
Tong de Marie|slowe by the|to think that the
Alciter |de- Exchequer|Christian name
in Com. |ceased Court of|should be "Thomas",
Warwick |ante York Oct.|for wife Judith
Yeoman po se |Oct 9, 1646]; "his|buried in 1630.
apprend Thome |1676] wife"|
Wheateley de | Witness|
Budgrow pro novem| [inter alios]|
annis. Admitted | Garvase Tonge;|
to the Freedom | married at|
April 16, 1621] | Worksop Aug 17,|
| 1623; buried at|
| Worksop Aug. 15|
| 1646. Admon. Aug.|
| 21, 1649 to Marie|
| Tong, relict of|
| German Tong, bro-|
| ther of Francis|
| Tonge,late of|
| deceased, during|
| the minority of|
| Francis Tonge,|
| [neopotis] and|
| and next-of-kin|
| of said Francis,|
| Son ...=...
| ob, ante Aug 21 1649 |
| Francis Tonge,
| junior, heir to
| his grandfather
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German Francis German John Thomas Tonge, born Dec
Tong, Tonge, Tonge, Tong, 22, 1639; bapt; same day
ob.s.p. born born born at St. Vedast's Foster
Thomas Aug 17 Nov 12 Dec Lane, London; admitted to
Tong, 1635; 1636; 28 Merchant Taylors' School
ob.s.p. bapt. bapt. 1637; 1647, as "fourth son of
Mary. Aug 23 Nov 18 bapt. German Tonge"; ob. ante
Eliza- 1635 1636 Jan 7 Aug. 2, 1672 (a bachelor)
beth. at St. at St. 1638 on the high seas in the
Vedasts, Vedasts, at ship called the "Royal
Foster Foster St. James". Admon. Aug. 2,
Lane, Lane, Ved- 1672, to John Purslowe,
London; London; asts, uncle of Thomas Tong;
admitted admitted Fos- admon. May 30, 1673, to
Merchant Merchant ter Jane Tonge, cousin-german
Taylors' Taylors' Lane, of Thos. Tonge, of goods
School, School, Lon- left unadm. by John Pur-
Oct. Oct. don; slowe, his uncle, now
1644, 1644, ad- deceased; admon. Nov 2
as as mit- 1674, to Thos. Purslow,
"eldest "second ted uncle and next-of-kin;
son of son of to admon. Oct. 9, 1676, to
German German Mer- Jane Tonge, cousin-german
Tonge, Tonge, chant of goods left unadm. by
Merchant Merchant Tay- his uncle Thos. Purslowe,
Taylor." Taylor." lor's now also deceased.
"third son of