I was just browsing on my maiden name - Tookey - and found your posting below on the Tookey geneology site from 2001 and wondered if you had delved any deeper into our family history.My mother's name is Gwen Tookey (nee Biggs).She is now 84 and was at one time a Mayor of the London Borough of Brent, so I wondered if this was the person you knew about.If so, can you tell me who your father is and where his family came from?My father's name was Norman Tookey and my paternal grandfather was Robert Tookey. The family came from Kent, around the Faversham area but I do not know anything more about my grandfather's family because he died during the depression when my father was 14.
Thanks for any help you can give.I have lived outside the UK since 1975 but have always wanted to find out more about my paternal heritage.
Katie Joyce (nee Veronica Lynne Tookey)
Thanks for your interest in our surname - My name is Max Tookey, son of the late Charles Tookey (TV/Film camera man)and Anita Tookey who is still alive and well, I also have a younger brother called Oliver. I have tried to trace the origin of my surname via my late fathers family, but the whole thing was a bit of mystery. However, I do know that relatives on my fathers side included two media people - Geoff Tookey (a sound man at the BBC) and more distantly Chris Tookey (quite a well known film critic). Also on my fathers side is someone called Gwen Tookey - the last I heard of her was she was a Mayor somewhere up in Chesire - thats all I know!!
Any connection there -do tell me more, I would love to meet some other Tookeys sometime.