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From: "Peter Barsby" <>
Subject: Re: [LEI] Toon family of Coleorton, Thringstone, Packington,Swannington
Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2013 23:07:54 +0100
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re: Toons

Hello Concetta

In case you don't already know.....

The GOONS specialist for Tunes/Toon(e)s/Town(e)s etc is Anthony Munday who
has a wealth of information and is always interested in acquiring more about
these families. His direct email is .

I don't know how much he has on Leicestershire Toons but worth asking. His
line (and my wife's) were Hampshire folk and my late father's best friend in
Nottingham was an Ernie Toon so Nottingham is also a Toon hangout. Good

Regards - Peter Barsby

----- Original Message -----
From: "C. Phillipps" <>
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Sent: Monday, August 12, 2013 11:29 PM
Subject: [LEI] Toon family of Coleorton, Thringstone, Packington,

>I thought I would start a new topic since things are getting kind of buried
> in the Old school records thread.
> Thank you to Mike and Geraldine for your leads! You've got me excited to
> work on this family.
> So I went over to FMP and did a search for the family in 1851. It looks
> like the family have left the area after Edward Toon is born in April
> 1850,
> as I found the family in 1851 living in Thringstone.
> So I have an interesting history here:
> John Toon is born in Coleorton in 1799-ish (have to order his parish
> records to be looked up).
> By 1841, he's married to Elizabeth Amelia Wheatley, still in Coleorton.
> John stays in Coleorton until 1871, when he moves to Swannington,
> I may have his death in 1879 in Leicester, however, the probate index
> indicates he was a dairyman, and that doesn't seem to fit with the other
> pieces of information I have about him. So that's probably wrong.
> John's son James (my 3rd great grandfather) seems to be a basket case.
> He's
> born in Thringstone in 1829.
> He's with the family in 1841 in Coleorton.
> In 1850, he marries Jane Halfpenny in Ashby-de-la-Zouch.
> James's son Edward lists himself as being born in Coleorton on the census
> in April 1850.
> In 1851, he's listed in Thringstone on the census.
> 1861, the family is in Packington.
> 1871, the family is in Swannington
> 1881, the family is in Skegby where daughter Agnes is the post mistress.
> In Sept Quarter 1901, I have James Toon's death (not quite proven yet, of
> course).
> He is a coal miner, so I guess I should expect some bouncing around. But
> it
> does make things complicated that they have so many children and that the
> kids birth places change somewhat frequently on the censuses (I'm guessing
> they lost their memories after so many children running through the house
> LOL).
> So far for the children of James and Jane I have:
> Edward 1 - b. April 1850 in Coleorton
> James - b. 1853 in Thringstone
> Sarah Ann - b. Dec Q 1853 in Thringstone
> Edward 2 - b. Jan Q 1857 in Thringstone
> Agnes - b. April 1858 in Thringstone
> George - b. 1860 in Thringstone
> William - b. 1861 in Coalville
> Amos - b. 1862 Packington
> Alice - b. 1864 in Swannington
> Elizabeth - b. 1865 in Swannington
> Clara - b. 1870 in Packington
> John James - b. 1874 in Skegby, Notts.
> Between Coleorton and Thringstone I'm going to be busy for quite awhile
> with this family, I think!
> Concetta
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