'TZmisc02'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Tonson of Dunkettle, Tonson Lords Riversdale, Tonson of Spanish Island, Touchet of Broomhouse, Touchet of Manchester

"The first member of the Tonson family who settled in Ireland was" ...
Richard Tonson of Spanish Island, co. Cork (d 1693, Major)
m. Elizabeth Becher (sister of Thomas Becher of Skerkin)
1. Henry Tonson of Spanish Island (d 1703)
  m. (05.1692) Elizabeth Hull (dau of Judge Sir Richard Hull, great-grand-niece of Richard Boyle, 1st Earl of Cork)
A. Richard Tonson of Spanish Island & Dunkettle (b 06.01.1695, d 24.06.1773)
  m1. Elizabeth Tynte (dau of Henry Tynte)
  i. Elizabeth Tonson (d unm)
  m2. Peniel Gates (dau of Colonel _ Gates, relict of Michael Becher of Affadown)
BE1883 reports that Richard "devised his estates to Col. William Hull, on condition that he took the surname and arms of Tonson", making no suggestion as to what relationship (if any) there was between them. BIFR1976 suggests that William Hull was Richard's cousin. However, TCP (Riversdale) reports that he was probably Richard's illegitimate son.
  p. (??) _ Hull
  ii. William Hull, later Tonson of Dunkettle, 1st Lord Riversdale of Rathcormuck (b 03.05.1724, d 04.12.1787)
  m. (13.11.1773) Rose Bernard (d 1810, dau of James Bernard of Castle Bernard, m2. Capt. Millard)
  a. William Tonson, 2nd Lord Riversdale (b 08.12.1775, dsp 03.04.1848)
  m. (21.10.1799) Charlotte Theodosia Aldworth (dau of St. Leger Aldworth, later St. Leger, 1st Viscount Doneraile)
  b. Ludlow Tonson, Bishop of Killaloe, 3rd Lord Riversdale (b 06.03.1784, d unm 13.12.1861, 7th son)
  c. Esther Charlotte Tonson (d 12.05.1853)
  m. (27.02.1802) Joseph Baird (d 04.04.1816, brother of General Sir David, Bart)
  d.+ othe issue - James Bernard (d unm 11.02.1803), Richard (d 17.09.1794), Francis (d 01.11.1798), Charles Ludlow (d unm 20.08.18347), Henry (d 1805), Charlotte (d unnm 1830)
  B. Elizabeth Tonson
  m1. (1713) John Reading of St. Off, Yorkshire
  m2. Rev. Percy Meade
2. Elizabeth Tonson
  m. (1689) Daniel O'Donovan of Banlaghan (Colonel)



?? Touchet
1. John Touchet of Manchester & Broomhouse
  m. ?? Bayley (dau of James Bayley of Manchester)
  A. James Touchet of Manchester & Broomhouse (d 01.06.1827)
  m. (10.05.1770) Esther Wilkinson (dau of Richard Wilkinson of Chesterfield)
i. John Touchet of Manchester had issue (2 daus?)
  m. (1815) Sarah Colquit of Liverpool
  ii. James Touchet of Manchester (dsp 08.12.1821)
  m. (1814) _ Buckley of Manchester
  iii. Hannah Touchet
  m. Henry Bayley (sub-dean of Lincoln, archdeacon of Stowe, son of Thomas Butterworth of Hope)
  iv.+ other issue - Esther (d young), Sarah (d unm 02.1825), Mary (a 1821), Ann (d unm 1808)
  B. Mary Touchet (d c1803)
  m. William Rigby of Manchester & Oldfield
  C. Esther Touchet (d 1822)
  m. (sp) George Checkley of Orsmkirk & Platt (widower)
D. Anne Touchet
  m. Ralph Harrison of Manchester (son of William of Chapel le Frith, m2. _ Hinde of Lancaster)
2. Thomas Touchet of Manchester had issue (? - see note below)
  m. (07.08.1732) Debora Greaves (dau of Benjamin Greaves of Sheffield)
3. daughter
  m. _ Gryer of Scotland
  A.+ issue (a 1821) - Mary Ann in Bucklesbury (London), Sarah in Bucklesbury
4. daughter
  m. Patrick Adair
  A. Margaret Adair (d 06.01.1813)
  m. (11.05.1782) Sir Thomas Bernard, 3rd Bart of Nettleham (b 27.04.1750, dsp 01.07.1818)
5.+ other issue - Samuel of London (MP), Peter of London
  FMG notes that one or all of the younger 3 brothers had descendants, "some of whom went to the East Indies".

Main source(s):
(1) For Tonson (uploaded 03.01.10) : BE1883 (Tonson, Baron Riversdale), BIFR1976 (Tonson-Rye)
(2) For Touchet (uploaded 21.03.12) : FMG (vol 1, MS75, Touchet)
[Information on the Twisleton family has been moved to Twisleton1. The section on Tatteshall has been moved to Tatteshall1; that on Tennyson to Tenison2.]
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