George Ingram Tonks

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George Ingram Tonks

Birthplace: Hampshire, UK
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Place of Burial: Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of William Tonks and Jane Tonks
Husband of Mary Jane Tonks
Father of Martha Jane Tonks; Jane Tonks; Martha Ann Tonks; George Ingram Tonks and Henry Edward Tonks
Brother of William Tonks; Enoch Tonks; Rose Hannah Kells; Janet Tonks and Sarah Ann Kells

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Hampshire, UK
March 1, 1842
Age 11
Wellington, New Zealand

Birman - 544 tons
Sailed: Gravesend 13 October 1841
Arrived: Port Nicholson 1 March 1842
Captain: John Cleland
Surgeon: James Motherwell

Passengers included:-

William Tonks 35 Brickmaker and Miner
Jane 36 Wife
Sarah Ann 13
George 11
Rose Hannah 8
William 5
Enoch 2
Janet 3m Died at sea (8 January 1842) Infection of lungs

Age 32
Wellington, New Zealand

NZBDM Historical 1863/16560 Tonks Martha Jane Mary Jane George

Age 35
New Zealand

NZBDM Historical 1866/14657 Tonks Jane Mary George

May 6, 1867
Age 36
Wellington, New Zealand

This Day. (Before the Hon.J. C. Crawford, R.M.)

ASSAULT. George Tonks, a respectable man, pleaded guilty to assaulting his wife. Mary Jane Tonks, wife of defendant, said —Upon Friday, tha 2Sth ult., my husband came home drunk about eight o'clock, and lifted his hand to strike me ; he pushed me down, but did not hurt me ; afterward he went out again and returned still more the worse for liquor, between eleven and twelve o'clock, with a bottle of brandy ; I was in bed, and he came up and said " you had better clear out, or I will kill you ;" I made no answer and went out again for another hour, when he came back with a knife, and swore he would cut my throat. Defendant— That is false. Examination continued — I have nothing against him if he is sober, but for the last four months he has been drinking hard and abusing me ; Dr. Grace has been attending him, and considers that unless I leave him he will either injure himself or me ; indeed, he said that he wondered I had escaped so long. Defendant said he was very sorry for what had occurred, but he had been drinking very hard, and his wife had spoken to him about it, and he got angry and may have struck her. His Worship advised him for the future to abstain from the use of liquor if he did not know how to govern himself, and bound him over in the sum of £50, with a surety in a like amount, to keep the peace for six calendar months, He was also ordered to pay the costs of the action.

(Evening Post, 6 May 1867)

Age 36
New Zealand

NZBDM Historical
1867/17564 Tonks Martha Ann Mary Jane George

Age 38
Wellington, New Zealand
Age 41
New Zealand

NZBDM Historical 1872/21621 Tonks Henry Edward Mary Jane George

October 25, 1873
Age 42
Wellington, New Zealand

George Tonks was brought Up on remand charged with assaultiug and ill treating Ilia wife, Mary Jane Tonks. On the case being called, the prosecutrix did not put in appearance. Sergeant Monaghan said that this was Mrs Tonks' regular practice, to lay .informations against her husband for ill using her, and then, when the case came on, to Keep out of the way. Tho Resident Magistrate remanded the defendant for a week, and ordered a subpoena to be served on the prosecutrix,

(Evening Post, 25 October 1873)

February 19, 1874
Age 43
Wellington, New Zealand

George Tonks was charged with allowing nine cows to wander. Mrs Tonks appeared, and admitted the charge, but pleaded that the cows already had been impounded, and a fine of 14s inflicted. Fined 183 and costs.

(Evening Post, 19 February 1874)