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Joseph John Toll, Benjamin Tomison, Alfred Tomkins,
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William Squire Tong, William Hopwood Toole, John Toplis, Johann Friedric Topp, Giacomo (James) Tori,


Joseph John Toll

Joseph John Toll from Gloucestershire wed 1872 #254 to Margaret Ann Roberts from Cornwall, and lived at Ballarat, Nerring, Eaglehawk
9 Children 1. Mary Edith Toll 1872 #6854
2. Josiah John Toll 1874 #8505 - 1875 #1569 lived 10 months
3. Joseph John Toll 1875 #8632 - 1875 #6593 lived 3 weeks
4. Beatrice Maud Toll 1876 #8897
5. Gertrude Helena Toll 1878 #8600
6. Lillian Alfreda Toll 1880 #1960 - 1880 #9754 lived 1 year
7. Eva May Toll 1884 #2152
8. James Rich Garfield Toll 1886 #2464
9. Harold Archibald Toll 1888 #2563
1. Mary Edith Toll 1872 #6854 born at Ballarat, wed 1896 #2289 to Geo Thos Voigt lived at Richmond, 2 Children

Benjamin Tomison

Benjamin Tomison wed June 1848 at Wirrall district in the county of Cheshire, Vol 19 Page 278 to Elizabeth Judson, She may be daughter of Elizabeth Roberts wed 18 JUL 1815 at St John, Chester, Cheshire, England to John Judson and Elizabeth christened 12 FEB 1826 at Thorpe By Newark, Nottingham, England.
Benjamin Tomison came c1855 with Elizabeth Judson
Elizabeth Judson 1821 - 1856 #2566 aged 35, daughter of Elizabeth and John Judson.
Found Benjamin Tomison in the Index to the Admission Books of the Geelong Infirmary as number 15865 in 1877.
2 Children 1. Mary Tomison c1850
2. George Henry Tomison 1855 #10535 at Ballarat, who wed 1882 #1981 to Lydia Ann Bird
1. Mary Elizabeth Tomison (Elizabeth used once) wed 1871 #1414 to George Cole 1851 born in Tasmania and lived at Barry's Reef
2. George Henry Tomison 1855 #10535 at Ballarat, who wed 1882 #1981 to Lydia Ann Bird and lived at Geelong
3 Children 1. Charles Henry Tomison 1884 #2660
2. Ruth May Tomison 1886 #10512
3. David Benjamin Tomison 1888 #11706

Alfred Tomkins

Alfred Tomkins wed Marriages Sep 1852 to Amelia Poynter in Marylebone, London, UK
Alfred Tomkins aged 23 came Jan 1853 on the Atalanta with Amelia Tomkins aged 20, the first child was born in Melbourne then they moved to Ballarat
8 Children 1. Thomas John Tomkins 1853 #609
2. Amelia Tomkins 1856 #8211
3. William Tomkins 1858 #6727
4. Henry Tomkins 1860 #19212 - 1861 #1519 lived 5 months
5. Ellen Frances Tomkins 1862 #277
6. Charles George Tomkins 1863 #6195
7. Ann Elizabeth Tomkins 1865 #13173
8. Emma Tomkins 1870 #13389 - 1871 #3155 lived 21 years
5. Ellen Frances Tomkins 1862 #277 wed 1882 #4542 to John Archibald Mccallum

William Squire Tong

There is a Phebe Sarah Fruin Christening: 11 Jan 1829 dau of Mary Ann and John Fruin at St Mary'S, Chatham, Kent, England
William Tong is recorded a leaving Tasmania 3 times, he had 'free' status.
William Tong came to Australia on the Black Swan, according to the Departures records
William Tong came as a Passenger on the Julia on 25 Sep 1846 from Hobart to Port Phillip as an Immigrant
William Tong travelled in Steerage on the Lady Bird on 19 Apr 1854 from Launceston to Melbourne
William Tong travelled in Steerage on the Black Swan on 23 Aug 1854 from Launceston to Melbourne
William Squire Tong wed 1856 #188 to Phoebe Fruin and lived in Launceston, Tasmania before coming to Fitzroy. The two Williams are registered in Victoria, with birthplaces of Launceston and Tasmania, suggesting the family came with 2 children, and desire to co-operate led to William being registered twice.
5 Children 1. Mary Ann Tong 1856 - 1876 #1038 aged 19, born in Launceston
2. Daughter registered in Tasmania 1857
3. William George Tong 1858 #4882 born in Launceston
4. William Tong 1859 #10627 born in Tasmania
5. George Tong 1862 #20051 lived 7 weeks
William George Tong c1857 from Launceston wed 1882 #186 to Florence Amelia Shade 1860 #17483 - 1906 #12487 aged 46,
3 children 1. Ernest William Squire Tong 1883 #2635
2. Elsie May Lernin Tong 1885 #4875
3. Dudley George Tong 1887 #28301

William Hopwood Toole

William Hopwood Toole wed 1858 #2446 to Hannah Power and lived at Kangaroo Flat, Amherst
11 Children 1. Ann Jane Toole 1859 #9386 - 1859 #9051 lived 8 months
2. William Hopwood Toole 1860 #21774
3. Henry Toole 1862 #18507
4. Charles Toole 1864 #19310
5. James Toole 1867 #5814 - 1873 #3010 lived 5 years
6. Eliza Ann Toole 1869 #19954
7. Jane Toole 1871 #20892
8. Julia Toole 1873 #13834
9. James Dowling Toole 1875 #20594
10. Mary Toole 1878 #6284
11. Dora May Toole 1881 #19919
2. William Hopwood Toole 1860 #21774 wed 1888 #1541 to Mary Elizabeth Chinnock 1865 #7413, and lived at Allendale
4. Charles Power Toole wed 1888 #691 to Sarah Ann Hogan

John Walter Toplis

John Walter Toplis, birth registered Jan-Mar 1862 in UK district of St George Hanover Square and it spans the boundaries of the counties of London and Middlesex, died 29 Jan 1950, wed 27 Sept 1883 to Elizabeth Lucy Austin 14 Jan 1856 - 5 July 1948, born in Tasmania
John Toplis later left his family and moved to New Zealand, called himself Johnson Walter Toplis, remarried and died 29 Jan 1950 aged 88.
His wife Elizabeth Lucy Toplis, her Will number 30926, made 4 March 1942, leaves her estate to her daughter Dorothy, or to her two grandchildren Dorothy Vernon and Lindsay Grace Vernon, both of Tiptrees Ave, Carlingford, NSW
His daughter in Tasmania, Dorothy Marguerite Toplis, in her Will, number 37661, made 11 May 1956, leaves her stamps to neice Lindsay Grace Logan, her silver spoons to her neice Dorothy Campbell, and the rest to be divided equally between them, after a hundred pounds each was given to her brother John Austin Toplis, nephew John Philip Toplis, great nephew John Campbell and great neice Kay Logan.
3 Children 1. John Austin Toplis 1 July 1885 - 17 July 1956 wed 4 Nov 1914 to Vera Mary Jane Mulligan
2. Grace Magdalene Toplis 27 June 1887 - 25 Feb 1938, wed 27 June 1912 to Alexis Vernon died 1957
3. Dorothy Marguerite Toplis 25 Apr 1889 - 1 Nov 1956 unmarried
1. John Austin Toplis 1 July 1885 - 17 July 1956 wed 4 Nov 1914 to Vera Mary Jane Mulligan 1894 - 3 Oct 1975 aged 79, dau of Mary Williams wed 1892 in Hobart, Tasmania to Alfred Mulligan, and divorced in Sydney record number 488/1938.
Became a Chenist.
Served in WWI, as a Staff Sergeant, embarked 08 August 1916 from Hobart on the ss Ballarat
5 children, daughter Joan Austin Milne (born Toplis), sons Alfred David Ross Toplis 1920 NSW, Walter Neville Toplis 1923 in NSW, Warren Toplis, John Walter Toplis
Joan Austin Toplis wed 1940 to Percival Norman Milne

From on Thursday, 18 September 2014,
Dear Elizabeth,
In researching the Toplis name for my one name study I searched for the marriage of John Walter Toplis (aka Johnson Walter Toplis) and found the family details on your web page.
As I have John Walter's sister's Will which mentions several of the Hobart family, I am sure I have the correct correlation. I have also traced his later details in New Zealand and have these as well. My research includes tracing back John Walter's family back to their roots. If you or any of your readers wishes to have more information on the Toplis family I can be contacted on: toplis at one-name.org
Thank you for the work you have done in publishing the Austin family tree. Kind regards, Alan Toplis


Johann Friedric Topp

Thomas Topp 1795 - 1891 #4671 aged 96 died at Ballarat, wed 1840 #507 to Mary Watson 1819 - 1873 #7231 aged 54, and their children were born in Geelong.
Only one was registered -
Ann Topp dau of Thomas and Mary Watson at Plea 1862 #4367
Johann Friedric Topp, who did not die in Victoria, wed 1862 #987 to Maria Dorothea Sandmann nee Schultz. She appears to be widow of John Sandman - Johann Frangot Sandmann 1826 - 1860 #8011 from Wellsdorf in Prussia
They also used the names 'John Frederick' and 'Maria Schultz'. They lived at 'KALK = Kal Kallo' and Woolert, and Marie died at Neerim South 1913 #6703 aged 86, when her parents were listed Mary and Gotliff Schultz
6 Children 1. Hermann Sandmann c1849
2. Maria Anna Augus Sandmann 1850 #11807
3. Emma Lydia Maria Sandmann 1853 #9794
4. Pauline Agnes Sandmann 1855 #284 wed 1877 #2379 to James William House from Sydney
5. Wilhelmina Marie Elizth Sandmann wed 1874 #2736 to Arthur Baynes
6. Ernest Alfred Sandman 1859 #7072
4 Children 7. John Henry Topp 1863 #18169 - 1902 #16019 aged 39
8. Frederick Gustav Topp 1865 #5962
9. Mary Elizabeth Topp 1867 #5646 - 1956 #24280 aged 89
10. Adolphus Alexander Topp 1868 #27271
1. Hermann Sandmann c1849 wed 1879 #2371 to Marie Bindt and lived at Epping, Poowong, Lang Lang
5 Children 1. Arthur Herman Sandman 1880 #8669
2. Henry Albert Sandman 1882 #9134
3. Bernard Gustav Sandman 1884 #2289
4. Leopold Edward Sandman 1887 #13770
5. Herbert Leslie Sandman 1888 #21933
2. Maria Anna Augus Sandmann 1850 #11807 wed 1875 #3533 to August Olsson and lived at Woodstock then Epping
3 Children 1. Chara Agusta Olsson 1877 #19615
2. Albert Pearcy Olsson 1881 #2322
3. Minnie Victoria Olsson 1885 #2378
2. Emma Lydia Maria Sandmann 1853 #9794 wed 1875 #2325 to William Glover and lived at Epping then Lang lang
5 Children 1. Anne Elizabeth Glover 1876 #9264
2. William Henry Glover 1878 #15812
3. Alfred James Glover 1881 #9315
4. Thomas Edward Glover 1883 #23267
5. Daisy Maud Glover 1888 #12897
1. John Henry Topp 1863 #18169 - 1902 #16019 aged 39, wed 1891 #7371 to Fanny Crosby Cropley 1864 - 1950 #10750 aged 86, daughter of Elizabeth Jane Searle and Benjamin Cropley
5 Children 1. Allan Henry Topp 1893 #27352
2. Daisy Ilma Topp 1895 #25349
3. Elsie Marie Topp 1897 #32001
4. Dorothy Searle Topp 1900 #22927
5. Myrtle Fanny Topp 1903 #6912
3. Mary Elizabeth Topp 1867 #5646 - 1956 #24280 aged 89, wed 1897 #3710 to George Felix Motton 1864, 7 Children
4. Adolphus Alexander Topp 1868 #27271 wed 1894 #3329 to Carol Margt Alice Doon Goodall 1869 - 1899 #6469 aged 30, daughter of Mary Gibson and John Goodall
2 Children 1. Beryl Doon Topp 1895 #3290 - 1899 #6464, lived 4 years and died just before her mother
2. John Desmond Topp 1898 #4721

Giacomo (James) Tori

Giacomo (James) Tori and Laura (Norah) Oleary came c1870 and lived at Castlemaine
5 Children 1. Annie Torri 1867 #3017
2. Antoni Tori 1871 #1377
3. James Tori 1877 #7609
4. Charlie Albt Tori 1880 #14351
5. Ellen Tori 1883 #15130
Antonie Tori 1871 #1377 wed c1900 to Violet Jane Evans 1882 #23446, daughter of Violet Henry and Richard Evans born at Glenlyon


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