Maternal Great Great Great Great Grandparents - Manners/Tollemache / Gray
Their son Frederick James Tollemache
Catherine Rebecca Gray m. 1790 Died 1852 .

She was the daughter of Francis Gray of Lehana, Co. Cork in Ireland. Image courtesy Alan Tollemache

There was another son of the marriage and the following information (placed here with gratitude) comes (03/03/03) from Alan Tollemache in New Zealand.

"Algernon Gray Tollemache resided in Wellington for about 6 years. He arrived in 1849 at the age of 49. He was invited there to provide order to the land settlement." *

The Hastiings TrailWilliam (Manners)
(Lord Huntingtower) Talmash/Talmarsh
b. 1766 d. 1833
His eldest son, Lionel William, became 8th Earl of Dysart.
Felix Thomas Talmash/Talmarsh and the younger children of William, Lord Huntingtower and Catherine Gray obtained a Warrant of Precedence to rank as the children of an Earl in 1840, after which time their surname is spelt Tollemache and they were styled as " the younger children of Sir William Talmash, heretofore Manners ... "

* What he actually did was buy up as much of the land as possible and eventually mortgage it to settlers. At the age of 55, he returned to England and married my ancestor's daughter. According to one New Zealand newspaper article he was by today's standards a billionaire. When he died in the 1890s, a large portion of the remaining fortune went to his niece, Ada Hanbury-Tracy." See also, details supplied by the present (7th) Lord Sudeley on previous generation page, link via William Manners above.

Writing in April, 2004, Alan Tollemache kindly offered this material and stated that this image is of A.G. Tollemache's house in mid-nineteenth century Wellington. "His property was the large house in the foreground at right of the photograph."

Alan was also able to supply this image - "This is an 1880s photograph of Algernon Gray Tollemache."

[brother of Frederick James Tollemache linked above].

Grantham Market Square - the market cross

Site Note - June 2004 - (Information from Alan Tollemache)

Grantham in Lincolnshire boasts a market cross - purportedly removed on two different occasions by the Tollemache family - reasons unknown at this time of writing. Readers/researchers with information are invited to make contact with this site.

There is also a statue in Grantham dedicated to the Hon. Frederick James Tollemache (M.P.) - son of William (Lord Huntingtower) Manners and Catherine Gray - maternal great great great great grandparents in this Family Vault.

From the Site Guest Book

Alistair from London writes - "It's good to see my ancestor by marriage, the Hon. Felix Talmarsh [Tollemache] mentioned. You might like to know that he married Frances Julie PETERS by Special Licence April 27, 1833. She was christened July 20, 1805 at Dorking in Surrey and was the daughter of my 4 x great grandfather Henry PETERS, the banker, of Betchworth Castle near Dorking, and his wife Charlotte Mary."

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