Re: TOMLIN family of HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK
Thank you for the information you sent regarding the two Daniels on your tree, I can now put these people into context.
Regarding the clarification of the two Joseph and Ann’s I can tell you this:
Joseph and Ann nee Pearce, as you know, had 5 children. Two of those children, Charles, who married Eliza Monk, and Emma, gave their own offspring the middle name ‘Pearce’.I have come across this ‘tradition’ before, where maiden names were given as middle names. Whilst this, on it’s own, is not conclusive I think it is indicative that this Ann was Ann Pearce not Ann Hutton. I also have both Joseph and Ann’s death certificates and these show that Emma Rhoads, their daughter, was present at both their deaths. We know that Joseph and Ann nee Hutton’s Emma died very young.
These two facts along with the census returns, birth marriage and death certificates and copies of parish records that I have, prove which Joseph and Ann was which. Mention of occupations on these documents also help, as does witnesses at marriages.
If you add this to the ages, which were consistent, on the census returns, you can definitively trace back to Joseph and Ann nee Pearce through their family.
Whist the identity of the two Joseph and Ann’s is only of academic interest to you, this brings me back to my very first communicate, when I told you of my concern that the two groups are being consistently mixed up and people are being lead down the wrong path. Being a Tomlin myself it is very important to me that the correct facts are passed on to family members in the hope that research is accurate and not hit and miss!
It’s a pity we live on opposite sides of the world to each other. It would be much easier to compare notes and discuss these points face to face.
I would like to know if I have convinced you, or not. Therefore, I look forward to your reply.
All the best