Philip Tonkin

Paul, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Philip

When Philip Tonkin was born in 1731, in Paul, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom, his father, Philip Tonkin, was 26 and his mother, Patience Paul, was 26. He married Eleanor on 8 January 1767, in Paul, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter.

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Philip Tonkin
Marriage: 8 January 1767
Philip Tonkin
John Tonkin
John Tonkin
Samuel Tonkin
Patience Tonkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 January 1767Paul, Cornwall, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted
    Age 21
    Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
    1754 · Seven Years' War
    Age 23
    The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.
    1770 · Boston Tea Party
    Age 39
    Thousands of British troops were sent to Boston to enforce Britain's tax laws. Taxes were repealed on all imports to the American Colonies except tea. Americans, disguised as Native Americans, dumped chests of tea imported by the East India Company into the Boston Harbor in protest. This escalated tensions between the American Colonies and the British government.

    Name Meaning

    English (Cornwall): variant of Tomkin (see Tomkins ), where /m/ has developed to /ŋ/ before /k/. Compare Sincock as a variant of Simcock .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (12)

    • Philip Tonkin in entry for John Tonkin, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    • Phillip Tonkin in entry for Philip Tonkin, "England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991"
    • Philip Tonkin, "England, Cornwall Parish Registers, 1538-2010"

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