I am trying to establish my ancestral line beyond my 4th great grandfather, John Tonkin. The only definite fact that I have on him is that he married Elizabeth Foss in Plymouth, in 1805. Apart from that, DNA suggests that he MAY be either a brother or first cousin of Richard Tonkin, 1771-1844, of Tregony.
I hope I have posted on the correct board, as this is my first attempt at this. I would appreciate any assistance, even if it is to tell me I am in the worng place! John has baffled most of our family's attempts to correcty identify him, I hope someone here can roved that first lead.
Post by Cornish Terrier on Jul 27, 2020 2:46:02 GMT -5
Hi Percy and Welcome to the site.
I am not familiar with any of the Tonkins outside of West Cornwall and there is not much in the marriage record that is helpful. But I have found a researcher who has a family tree on Ancestry that might be of some help to you.
This person claims John Tonkin was born at Eggesford in Devon in 1785 to Stephen Tonkin and Joanna Tonkin who were apparently cousins. Looking further at the tree and I see that Stephen and Joanna were married at St Agnes in Cornwall in 1768.
It might be worth your while to take a look at this tree and then contact the researcher via the link provided in the Ancestry Page.