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Thomas Waller Torring1

M, #10504, b. 13 August 1875, d. 15 February 1962
Last Edited: 19 May 2019

Parents:

Father*: John Henry Torring2 b. c 1850, d. 9 Mar 1940
Mother*: Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson b. c 1874, d. b 1891
  • Birth*: Thomas Waller Torring was born on 13 August 1875 at Shoreditch, London, England, .1
  • He was the son of John Henry Torring and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson.2
  • Baptism: Thomas Waller Torring was baptised on 17 March 1891 at St Saviour Croydon, Surrey, England; living at 3 Queens Road, croydon, father organ builder.3
  • (Groom) Marriage*: He married Margaret Scott Key, daughter of William Key and Annie Fielding Doig, between 1 July 1919 and 30 September 1919 at Southampton, England, .4,5
  • Death*: Thomas Waller Torring died on 15 February 1962 at Cuckfield Hospital, Sussex, England, at age 86.6,5
  • (Witness) Biography: He was mentioned in the Biography of Thomas Edward Stockwell; Biography

    This is the T. E. Stockwell, wholesale tea dealer, who first supplied tea to Jacob "Jack" Kohen in 1924. Stockwell was a partner in Torring and Stockwell, tea dealers of Mincing Lane, London. Kohen used Stockwell's initials, TES, in the name of his new company, Tesco.

    Birth: Sep 1877, Islington, London, England[1]
    Residence: 1891, Selborne Road, Walthamstow, Essex; age 13; born London; son of John Stockwell (42, Essex, England) & Jane Stockwell (47, England)[2]
    Residence: 1901, Chingford, Essex, England; age 23; born Islington; clerk tea trade; son of John Stockwell (51, Prittlewell, Essex) & Janet Stockwell (56, Chatton, Northumberland)[3]
    Marriage: reg. Dec 1910, West Ham, Essex, England, to Edith A Stephenson[4]
    Residence: 1911, Walthamstow, Chingford, Essex, England; age 33; born Islington, London; wholesale tea dealer; son of Jane Stockwell (68, Chatton, Northumberland)[5]
    Military: 1915, Army Service Corps, Essex, England; age 38, born Islington, Middlesex, England[6]
    Death: 9 Mar 1947, Walthamstow, Essex, England; age 69[7][8]

    Comment from JB researcher
    I'm quite excited about this discovery. I can't find any other information on the web about who T. E. Stockwell was - in fact I was beginning to doubt that he existed - so this might be an original scoop for Wikitree. Even better, he's linked to the global tree.7
  • Photograph*: Thomas Waller Torring and John Henry Torring are probably in these photographs taken say 1920 along with Thomas Edward Stockwell; these photos provided by a grandson of the Torrings. Unfortunately no names at present.8

Census Events

Member of Household5 April 1891They was listed as a member of the household of John Henry Torring and Mary Elizabeth Wilkinson in the 1891 census at 3 Queens Road, Croydon, Sussex, England, . Thomas W Torring, son, 15, tea packer, grocer, worker, b London Hoxton; John H Torring, head, mar, 41, organ builder master Inst, employed, b Devon Avelon Gifford; Hannah Torring, wife, mar, 42, b Lancashire, Bury.9
Member of Household31 March 1911They was listed as a member of the household of John Henry Torring and Hannah Somebody in the 1911 census at 9 Peak Hill, Sydenham, London, England, . Thomas Waller Torring, son, 35, single, tea & coffe merchant, employed, b London, British subject by parentage; schedule no 203; John Henry Torring, head, 60, married, joiner, organ building, worker, b Devon Avelon Giifford; Hannah Torring, wife, 60, married 25 years, 1 child 1 child died, b Bury Lancs; all British subjects by parentage; 3 males, 2 females, 5 persons in total; 8 rooms.10

Citations

  1. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: FreeBMD. England & Wales, FreeBMD Birth Index, 1837-1915 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. [Aug 2013]
  2. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Census data. [Aug 2013]
  3. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. Batisms solemnized in the parish of St Savious Croydon in the County of Sussex in the year of 1891. [Aug 2013]
  4. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Marriage Index, 1916-2005 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc, 2010. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Aug 2013]
  5. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Aug 2013]
  6. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Death Index, 1916-2007 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2007. Original data: General Register Office. England and Wales Civil Registration Indexes. London, England: General Register Office. © Crown copyright. Published by permission of the Controller of HMSO and the Office for National Statistics. You must not copy on, transfer or reproduce records without the prior permission of ONS. Indexes created by the General Register Office, in London, England. [Aug 2013]
  7. [S40] From JB by email https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Stockwell-965 [Nov 2018].
  8. [S6] JT [May 2018].
  9. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Census data 1891. [Aug 2013]
  10. [S9] Website Ancestry.co.uk (www.ancestry.co.uk) Source Information: Ancestry.com. England & Wales, Census data 1911. [Aug 2013]