NOTE: IF YOU SHARED PHOTOS WITH US SINCE END OF 2001, THRU 2002, I'VE ALSO LOST MY OUTLOOK PST'S - WHICH CONTAINED MY OWN BACKUPS OF PHOTOS SHARED BY CORRESPONDENCE. IF YOU SHARED A PHOTO, PLEASE DO ME A FAVOR AND RESEND THEM, IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.
These pages show photos, documents and items having to do with our TOLMIE line. This also includes the associated lines of SMITH, FISHER, CLARK, POWELL, GREGORY, and some others.
These particular TOLMIEs for a time ran a family bakery called the Glasgow Bakery at 32, Stanley Road, Bootle. [See business card.] The family legend goes that this firm "baked the Last Duke of Edinborough's wedding cake." (This is as yet unconfirmed.) Another legend had it that one of our "antecedents" was a "Lady In Waiting" between Lady and Lord North, and the Rendleshams. (I researched this. It is half true. The antecedent - Lilias FISHER, who was sister of Agnes FISHER, Robert Tolmie, Sr's wife - was a shared "NURSE" between the Norths and the Rendleshams. [See North Will, herein.] But she was not a "Lady In Waiting." There's a BIG difference. But such embellishing tendencies is usually how family legends go. For that reason, one should always be careful with family legends.)
These TOLMIEs emmigrated from Liverpool to AMERICA (N.Y.C.) aboard the S.S. Lucania in December of 1897. Making the trip were: Robert TOLMIE, Jr. (son of Robert TOLMIE and Agnes FISHER); wife Lydia Smallwood SMITH (dau. of John & Ann (CLARK? or POWELL?) SMITH); and their children, Anne Agnes TOLMIE and George Ernest Fisher TOLMIE. The trip was paid for by Judge James Bratt, who was the husband of Annie Powell SMITH. Annie was the sister of our own Lydia Smallwood SMITH. Yet another legend has it that Judge Bratt founded a Dr. Barnardo's Children's Home in Hackensack, NJ. (True. It was later renamed to the Edna B. Conklin Child Welfare Center, and then again renamed later to something else which I can't remember at the moment.) It is to Judge Bratt and his family that we owe a certain debt of thanks since he paid the way for our particular American TOLMIE line.
Many of the items herein listed were found to be in the possession of Muriel E. (Gregory) Sterner, dau. of Anne Agnes (Tolmie) Gregory. Muriel died on July 18th, 2001, unfortunately, after fighting a long battle with alzheimers; so no more questions can be asked of her, and she now rests in peace with God.
Many of these items came very close to being thrown away, one day, some years ago, and I was able to rescue them.
It is hoped that by placing this information on the web for other family members to view, that it might perhaps inspire a thought in someone that had not occured to the author. Maybe it might cause someone to remember a document THEY had in THEIR attic which could answer a question. Maybe they might also share a scan of that document, here. Maybe this information will help another family member who makes a trip to England or Scotland to do some research into these lines, saving them time and wasted effort on what would be an already expensive trip. Maybe this site will just be a fun and interesting perusal for a family member. If any one of the above happens, then it has served it's purpose.
I've not encountered many places on the web AT ALL which mirrors in the slightest what I am attempting to do, here. I have placed just about everything that I know and have discovered up here in the hopes that perhaps another Tolmie genealogist, researching kin lines, might be able to add more - as WELL as help those who are farther behind me in their own research efforts.
This album in particular is pretty interesting.
People - Our Ancestors & Cousins:
A Tour of Places:
Research To Be Done:
Got a family photo, document, postcard or similar that you think is important and that you would like to share with the family? Attach a scan of it to an e-mail and send it to me (below), or ask me for my mailing address and I'll send it by e-mail. (I'd put it up here, but with all the Internet "autobots" around that hunt around and swipe things like that off of web pages for spam purposes, now, I'd rather not give them that opportunity. So, I'll just send it by e-mail on request, instead.) All rights to your image will remain with you and, if you wish, I'll even add paint a copyright notice at the base of the image for you to protect your family's rights to it (if none already exists on it, that is).
COPYRIGHT NOTICE: ALL scans/images herein are Copyrighted by their respective owners. No scan may be borrowed, duplicated, retransmitted, reprinted, or otherwise used (this includes use in books, magazines, newsletters CDs or web presentations) without prior written permission from their respective owners.
The TOLMIE Family Photo Album
Todd L. Sherman/KB4MHH
Gainesville, Alachua Co., Fla.
Page Created: December 10, 2001.
Last updated: December 29, 2001.
Copyright © 2001- by Todd L. Sherman.
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