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  Chester Wills : Various abstracts of Tong(u)(e) wills proved at Chester.

Bolton

TONGUE, William: of Bolton-le-Moors, Taylor, 1647

  • Inventory mentions: Nicolas? Grundy, Tho: Tongue, Edm? Clegg, Lawrence Kir???all, James Tongue, John Haslame?, Adam Crompton, Adam Smythe
  • Couldn’t read will; mentions Elizabeth Taylor
  • Beloved brother “Thomas Tongue”

TONGE, Robert: of Bolton-le-Moors, 1670, infra

  • An Tonge (her mark)
  • Daniell Bradshaw
  • Alexander Brashaw?
  • Peter Brookes
  • Henry Bridgeman
  • Difficult to read

TONGE, James: of Bolton-le-Moors, Butcher, 1673

  • Detailed inventory included; kitchen, parlour, slaughter house, house etc.
  • Land and inheritance in Bolton
  • Youngest children:  William and Marie "£12 to get them educated"
  • Son Robert, £5 to bind him as an apprentice
  • Alice? and Elizabeth my daughters £5
  • Remainder to eldest son James Tonge
  • Brother Raphe Tonge executor
  • Good friends; Robert Haulgh of Bolton, John ? Gentleman
  • James X Tonge his mark

TONGE, Alice: of Bolton-le-Moors, 1674

  • Inventory only, made by William Battersbey?, George Abbot, Richard Pomfret and William Goodyeare?

TONGE, Robert : of Bolton, infra & admon. 1715

  • Bro: James Tonge of Bolton
  • Seth Flitcroft of Bolton

TONGE, John : of Bolton, 1802, Carpenter, infra.

  • Owns three cottages in Bradshawgate, in occupation of Peter Ainsworth, Alice Bradley and himself
  • Son - John of Bolton, shopkeeper
  • Son - William of Bolton, weaver
  • Son-in-law - Robert Walker of Bolton, shopkeeper
  • Wife - Ann

Possible link with John Tonge, of Bolton, 1809, shopkeeper?

TONGE, John : of Bolton, 1809, Shopkeeper

  • Wife: Mary
  • Son: Thomas
  • Son: William
  • Daughter: Ann Hitchells or Kitchells
  • Daughter: Mary
  • Owns some of Union Buildings, Bradshawgate, now in the occupation of Thomas Rosthone and James Tonge
  • Own four cottages in New Row, Bradshawgate, in the occupation of McIntosh, Ann Crompton, James Holden and Maria Sutcliff

Possible link with John Tonge, of Bolton, 1802, carpenter


Breightmet

TONGE, James: of Breightmet, 1610 - inventory only

  • Inventory made by Wm. Greenhalgh?, Gyles Widowson?, Geoffrey S?
  • Maybe mentions George Tonge and A? Tonge, but very difficult to read

TONGE, Ellis: of Breightmet, 1612

  • Couldn't read - maybe mentions Lawrence

TONGE, George : of Breightmet, 1683 - inventory only

 

Farnworth

TONGE, Thomas: of Farnworth, Husbandman, 1626

  • Robert Tonge, my late brother
  • Richard Leigh?
  • Nephews: John & Roger Tonge
  • Jennet Tonge "now my wife"
  • Sister Catherine, wife of John Barbin?
  • Sister Margaret, wife of Willy? Warton?
  • Dorotey Tonge, niece?
  • Thomas Brabbin? nephew?
  • Gyles Ainsworth, neighbour
  • Richard Marsh?, neighbour
  • John & Mary, children of nephew John Tonge

There is also a separate item with the same date for Thomas Tonge of Farnworth, presumably the same one.  This item is an inventory, and a list of debtors, which includes the following two lines:

  • John Tonge, nephew, £6-00-00
  • John Tonge of Blyndhill, £0-10-00

TONGE, Thomas: of Farnworth, 1637*

  • Brother: Ellis Tonge
  • Margaret (wife?)
  • Brother in law William Alls????
  • Witness: John Tonnge
  • Inventory made by Robert Tonge, ? Seddon, William Alls????, James Widows

*This will was difficult to read and this information may contain errors

TONGE, Christian: of Farnworth, 1610 (1670?), widow

  • (Inventory only)

TONGE, Thomas: of Farnworth, 1689 (infra)

  • Wife: Ann
  • Eight children (not named)
  • Witnesses: William Tonge and John Rishton
  • Inventory by: Peter Smite?, John Bullough & William Tonge

TONGE, John: of Farnworth, 1693, Yeoman (infra)

  • Wife Mary Tonge of Farnworth
  • Abraham Rosston? of Harwood

TONGE, Ann : of Farnworth, 1715, spinster, infra.

  • Spinster?
  • Requests burial at Deane
  • Grandchildren: Margaret and Elizabeth Makant (under 21), daughters of Henry Makant of Hilton, Husbandman (son-in-law)
  • Son James Tonge 1s
  • Son Ralph Tonge 1s
  • Son Thomas Tonge 1s
  • Son in law: James Risley 1s
  • Son Robert Tonge 1s
  • Will dated 1711, probate 1715
  • Exos: Henry Makant, Emanuell Marbrike of Hilton

TONGE, Thomas: of Farnworth, 1731, Husbandman, Infra & Admon.

  • Eldest son: Thomas Tonge

 

Great Lever

TONG, John: of Great Lever, 1693 (infra)

  • Wife: Alice or Aline

 

Hulton

TONGE, Raphe: of Middle Hulton, 1608

  • Couldn't read.  Maybe mentions Thomas.

TONGUE, William:  of Little Hulton, Yeoman, 1680

  • Inventory total 101:19:2
  • Inventory made by Adam Gartsyde? of P?, John Crompton of Clifton,
  • Thomas Crompton of Pilkington
  • Chidren: Thomas, Elizabeth, Mary, Annah
  • Wife: Ellinn?
  • Difficult reading, could have made mistakes / missed things.

TONGE, Ellin:  of Little Hulton, widow, 1681

  • Daughter; Elizabeth Tonge of Hilton Lane, Deane, spinster?
  • Inventory made by Adam Gartside, John Crompton and Thomas Crompton, yeoman of Lancs.

TONG, Hannah of Little Hulton, spinster, 1683

  • Thomas Crompton of Prestwich, Yeoman
  • Adam Garside of Prestwich

TONGE, John: of Middle Hulton, Collier, 1751

  • Alice Tonge, widow, of Great Lever, lately of Middle Hulton.
  • John Tonge of Farnworth, collier
  • Thomas Orrell of Bolton, joiner
  • Alice Tonge X, John Tongue and Thos. Orrell sign.
     

Kearsley

TONGUE, James: of Kearsley, Weaver, 1801

  • Son Thomas Tonge
  • Son in law Thomas Green
  • Friend William Richardson of Outwood
  • Wife Margaret (bed, bedding and spinning wheel)
  • 2 cottages in Kearsley, leased from William Hulton Esquire, one occupied by himself and the other by James Fallows
  • Daughter: Betty, wife of Richard Bowker
  • Sons: John, Robert and Thomas Tonge
  • Son Robert is in the army, and has four children: John, James, Catherine and Richard
  • Daughter: Martha, wife of Thomas Green
  • Daughter: Jane, wife of Thomas Darbyshire

TONGE, John : of Kearsley, Innkeeper, 1844, The Elder

  • Wife: Ann
  • Brother: Thomas Tonge
  • Son: Thomas Tonge
  • Daughter: Esther Ekersley has children; Nathan, Richard and Thomas
  • Owes Jospeh & Robert Lord (or Loid?) £500 for life insurance and deeds for house
  • Friend: Thomas Cross

 

Linishe?

TONG, Thomas:  of Linishe, 1687, infra.

  • Wife Em Tong, widow
  • William Baxter of Brueton
  • Inventory by Raph Boardman, Thomas Darbishire, Edward Munks

 

Rusholme

TONGE, Jane: of Rusholme, Admon, 1774

  • Husband: Peter Tonge of Rushulme, weaver
  • Thomas Tonge of Rushulme, weaver
  • Peter Tonge of Rushulme, weaver
  • Witnesses: Peter X Tonge, Thomas Toune, Peter Tonge

TONGUE, Thomas: of Rusholme, husbandman, 1804

  • Wife: Susanna - cottages & gardens in Rushulme
  • Brother: Peter Tongue of Fallowfield £1 1s
  • Sister: Alice Pinington of Rushulme, £1 1s

 

Westhoughton

TONGUE, Abraham: of Westhoughton, Alehouse keeper, 1705

  • Wm. Pimlot of Bolton, chapman
  • Chief creditor, John Bradley, yeoman of Bolton

 

Worsley

TONGE, Thomas of Worsley, Husbandman, 1755

  • 3 youngest children by my late wife Sarah; Elizabeth, Sarah and Thomas
  • Stepson John Darbyshire
  • Will dated: 8th Feb 1737
  • Signed: Thomas Tonge
  • Witnesses: Uriah Cowper, Jas Barlow, Geo. Birch
  • Codicil dated 1755
  • Son: Thomas Tonge £10 above proportionable share
  • Daughters: Betty & Sarah
  • Daughter Alice Turner
  • Daughter Sarah, wife of Samuell Bowker, 40s
  • Witnesses: John Royle, John Tiledsly, Richd. Valentine
  • July 12th 1755 John Darbyshire sworn in

TONGE, Thomas of Hilltop, Worsley, Yeoman, 1769

  • Wife Alice; north part of the house
  • Son Thomas Tonge
  • Son William Tonge (has children)
  • Daughter Mary, wife of John Taylor, parish of Bolton, weaver; and daughter Mary’s daughter Alice
  • Daughter Sarah, wife of James Lord, of Middle Hulton, shoemaker
  • Executors: wife Alice and son Thomas
  • Witnesses: John Royle, Simon Hitton, William Cook
  • Signs: Thomas Tong
  • Will dated 11th April 1769
  • Probate issued 25th June 1769

TONGE, Ashton of Worsley, House Carpenter, 1772 Admon.

  • Widow Jane Tonge of Worsley, sworn in 28th Jan 1772 (signs)
  • James Cheatham, House Carpenter of Worsley (marks with X)
  • Richard Tonge of Worsley, House Carpenter (signs)

TONG, Thomas:  of Worsley, parish of Eccles, Yeoman, 1791

  • 31st Jan 1791 – Executors sworn in: William Cook and William Booth
  • Will dated 14th Dec 1790
  • Wife Betty Tong “north end of house I now live in”
  • £8 a year to Betty from estate called Hill Topp
  • Daughter Betty Cook wife of William, remainder of estate
  • Witnesses: Joseph Hallows jun., Joseph Hallows snr., William Cook
 TONGE, Jane: of Worsley, Widow, 1808
  • Executor named in the last will of the late Thomas Kent, deceased, for the benefit of his children, £20
  • John Varey, son-in-law, £20
  • John Kent, son of Thomas Kent, £10 when 21
  • Mary Tonge, widow of Christopher Tonge, late of Middleton, 2 guineas
  • Remainder divided between her 4 daughters or their heirs:
  • Mary, deceased, late wife of Thomas Bury
  • Nancy, wife of Joseph Dorning
  • Fanny, wife of Robert Hughes
  • Betty, wife of Samuel Burgess
  • Executors: Betty Sothern of Worsley, Thomas Bury and John Varey, son-in-laws
  • Shares already received to be deducted; Nancy £300, Fanny £200 upwards of.