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The Tinling Family of Liverpool


Joseph Tinling. Born c. 1777, not in Lancashire [death cert., cen. (a son of Richard and Lidya Tinling of Suffolk?)].  On 5 Apr 1796 he was apprenticed for seven years to Jonathan White, printer, of Wisbech St. Peters in the Isle of Ely [Anc.].  He married Martha Webber on 20 Jan 1805 at St. Peter’s, Wisbech, Cambridgeshire [reg.].  She was born c. 1779 in Upwell, Cambridgeshire (later Norfolk) [cen.].  They were living in Old Street Road, Shoreditch, Middlesex in May 1807, Hoxton Town, Shoreditch in Sep 1809, Bethnal Green, Middlesex in 1811 and in Liverpool, Lancashire in Jun 1818 [reg., IGI].  He was a printer [death cert.].  In 1827 he was working as a printer at 28 Cunliffe Street, Liverpool, and in 1829 at 5 Tessera Place, Atkinson Street, Liverpool [dir.].  In 1841 they were living in Atkinson Street, Liverpool and he was working as a printer [cen. as Finling].  He died 19 Feb 1845 at Tessera Place, Mansfield Street, Liverpool, age 67, bur. 23 Feb 1845 in Liverpool [cert., FSR].  She was living in West Derby in 1851, working as a school mistress [cen.].  She died 2nd quarter 1853 in West Derby District and was bur. 9 Jun 1853 in Old Haymarket, Liverpool [CR, FSR].  They had children:

1. Charlotte Tinling.  Born 25 Jan 1807 [in London per census], chr. 26 Jan 1806 in Wesbech, Cambridgeshire, and again 24 May 1807 in Saint Leonard’s, Shoreditch, Middlesex [reg., IGI (either there were two Charlottes, or the Wesbech date is incorrect)].  She married Robert Williams on 2 Jun 1829 at Christ Church – Hunter Street, Liverpool, Lancashire [IGI, father’s death cert.].  In 1851 she was living with her mother in West Derby, Lancashire, a widow [cen.].  In 1861 and 1871 she was living in West Derby, a widow, working as a sempstress [cen.].  In 1881 she was living in West Derby, Lancashire and was a widow [cen.].  A Charlotte Williams, age 75, died in 4th quarter 1883 in West Derby District [CR].

2. Elizabeth “Betsy” Tinling.  Born 14 Sep 1809 in London, chr. 24 Sep 1809 in St. Leonards, Shoreditch, London [reg. (as Tinley)].  In 1841 she was living with her parents in Liverpool, Lancashire, working as a school keeper [cen.].  In 1851 she was living with her mother in West Derby, Lancashire, working as a sempstress [cen.].  In 1861 and 1871 she was living with her sister Charlotte in West Derby, was unmarried, and working as a school mistress (1861) and a sempstress (1871) [cen.].  In 1881 she was living in West Derby, Lancashire, and was unmarried [cen.].  In 1891 she was living in West Derby, and was a retired schoolmistress [cen.].  She died 2nd quarter 1898 in Ormskirk District (Lancashire), age 88 [CR].  [In several of the census records she shaved 10 years off of her age.]

3. Charles Tinling.  Born 2 May 1811 and chr. 26 May 1811 at St. Matthew, Bethnal Green, London [reg.].  He married Anne Abernethy Bisset on 2 Sep 1835 at St. Bride's Church, Liverpool [Liverpool Mercury, 4 Sep 1835].  She was born 12 Jun 1803 in Macduff, Banffshire and chr. 23 Jun 1803 in Banff, Banffshire, daughter of Capt. James and Agnes (Forbes) Bisset [cen., IGI].  They were living in Liverpool, Lancashire by Oct 1837 [IGI, reg.].  In 1841 they were living in Liverpool and he was working as an editor [cen.].  In 1851 they were living in West Derby, Lancashire and he was the editor of the Liverpool Courier [cen.].  In 1861 they were living in Everton, Liverpool and he was working as a master printer [cen.].  In 1871 they were living in West Derby and he was working as a newspaper proprietor [cen.].  She died 18 Jan 1876 at 5 Radstock Road, Elm Park, Liverpool, age 72 [CR, Liverpool Mercury, 20 Jan 1876].  In 1881 he was living in Litherland, Lancashire, a widower and a newspaper proprietor [cen.].  In 1891 he was living in Litherland and was a retired publisher [cen.].  He was the founder of C. Tinling and Co., Ltd. [possibly C.T. Tinling and Co.], the proprietors, printers, and publishers of the “Daily Courier”, and the “Evening Express”, Liverpool newspapers [London Times, 1 Jun 1927].  At the time of his death, his residence was Seaforth, Lancaster [London Times, 7 Sep 1900, pg. 7].  He died 29 Jun 1900 at Beechwood Boarding House, Harrogate, Yorkshire, age 89 [cert.].  They had children:

1a. Ann Forbes Tinling.  Born 4th quarter 1837 in West Derby, Lancashire, christened 15 Oct 1837 at St. Jude, West Derby, Lancashire [CR, reg., cen.].  In 1841 she was living with her parents in Liverpool [cen.].  In 1851 she was attending school at 5 Boyndie Street, Banff, Banffshire [cen.].  In 1861 she was living in Spelhurst, Kent working as a governess [cen.].  In 1871 she was living with her parents in West Derby and was unmarried [cen.].  She married Richard Atkinson Webster on 20 Sep 1871 at St. Jude, West Derby [CR, IGI addendum, Liverpool Mercury, 22 Sep 1871].   He was chr. 1 Jan 1836 in Woolton, Liverpool, Lancashire, son of Thomas and Hannah (Lurting?) Webster [cen., IGI].  In 1881 they were living with her father in Litherland, Lancashire, and he was working as a cashier at an insurance company [cen.].  In 1891 they were living in Litherland and he was working as a stock broker [cen.].  She was living at Hollin Tree, Ingleton, Yorkshire in Jun 1900 [father’s death cert.].  In 1901 they were living in Ingleton, living on own means [cen.].  He died 30 Jan 1908, when his residence was Duncan, Vancouver Island, British Columbia [NPC].  She survived him [NPC].

2a. Martha Tinling. Born in West Derby, Liverpool and chr. 18 Oct 1839 at Saint Peter’s, Liverpool [cen., IGI].  In 1841 she was living with her parents in Liverpool [cen.].  In 1851 she was attending school at 5 Boyndie Street, Banff, Banffshire [cen.].  In 1861 she was living with her parents in Everton, Liverpool [cen.].  In 1871 she was living with her parents in West Derby, Lancashire and was unmarried [cen.].  In 1881 and 1891 she was living with her father in Litherland, Lancashire, when she was unmarried [cen.].  In 1901 she was living with her sister and brother-in-law in Ingleton, Yorkshire and was unmarried [cen.].  In 1911 she was living in Toxteth Park District, Lancashire [cen. index].  She died unmarried on 30 Jan 1931 in Liverpool District, age 91 [CR, London Gazette, 3 Apr 1931, NPC].  At the time of her death, her residence was 7 Devonshire Road, Princes Park, Liverpool [London Gazette, NPC].

3a. James Forbes Bisset Tinling.  Born 2nd quarter 1841 in Liverpool, Lancashire, chr. 18 Apr 1841 at St. Jude, West Derby, Lancashire [CR, reg.].  In 1841 he was living with his parents in Liverpool [cen.].  In 1851 he was living with his parents in West Derby [cen.].  In 1861 he was a student at St. John’s College, Cambridge [cen.].  Educated at Cambridge University (B.A. 1864, M.A. 1901) [AC].  During the winter of 1865-66 he was preaching as an evangelist in the North of Scotland [Evangelist's Tour Round India].  In 1866-67 he was touring India [Evangelist's Tour].  He married Isabella Jane Tarleton on 24 Sep 1867 at St. Paul's, Birkenhead, Chester [cert., Newcastle Courant, 4 Oct 1867].  She was born c. 1836 in Rhyl, Flintshire, daughter of John Collingwood and Jane Ellen (Roberts) Tarleton [cen., daughter's marr. cert.].  In 1871 they were living in Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire and he was working as a nonconformist minister [cen.].  He was ordained in the Congregational ministry 1875; minister of Augustine Church, Reading 1875-80; at Eastbourne, 1880-6, at East Finchley 1886-93, at City Road 1893-8 [AC].  Author of “The Poppy-plague and England’s Crime” (1876) and many other books.  In 1881 they were living at 48 Pevensey Road, Eastbourne, Sussex [cen.].  In 1891 they were living at 21 Grand Hall Road in Hornsey, Middlesex, and he was working as a Congregational Minister [cen.].  She died 1st quarter 1901 in Edmonton District (Middlesex), age 64 [CR].  Cannot locate him in 1901 census index.  In 1907-11 he was living at 6 Devonshire Road, Liverpool [EI].  In 1924 he was living at 30 Freda Road, Besleyheath, Kent [EI].  He died 17 Jan 1933 at Ealing, Middlesex, age 91 [AC, CR, London Times, 19 Jan 1933, pg. 1].  They had children:

1b. Christina Isabella Tinling.  Born 1st quarter 1869 in Kendal, Westmoreland [CR, Memories of the Mission Field, EI, cen.].  In 1871 she was living with her parents in Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire [cen.].  In 1881 she was living with her parents in Eastbourne, Sussex [cen.].  In 1891 she was living with her parents in Hornsey, Middlesex [cen.].  Not located in the 1901 census index.  Was a missionary in Shanghai, China in Jun 1925, when she made a speech in Edinburgh, Scotland to the World’s Women’s Christian Temperance Union [London Times, 22 Jun 1925, pg. 16].  She was one of the world organizers of the C.T.U. and wrote the book “Hope for the Leper” after traveling around the world visiting leper colonies in several countries [New York Times Book Reviews, 7 Nov 1932, V, pg. 21].   Arrived in New York City various times when she was age 41, 44, 55, and 68, the latter being in June 1937 [NYP 1902-43].  She died unmarried on 30 Oct 1938 at the Home of Compassion, Thames Ditton, Surrey, when she had been living at 6 Kings Avenue, Ealing, Middlesex [London Times, 3 Nov 1938 and 9 Jan 1939, CR, NPC].

2b. James Alexander Tinling.  Born 21 Mar 1871 at 4 Auburn Road, Redland, Bristol, Gloucester [CR, London Times 5 Nov 1898, pg. 1, cen., Liverpool Mercury, 22 Mar 1871].  In 1871 he was living with his parents in Westbury upon Trym, Gloucestershire [cen.].  In 1881 he was living with his parents in Eastbourne, Sussex [cen.].   In 1891 he was living with his parents in Hornsey, Middlesex [cen.].  He married Florence Mary Elizabeth Buckland on 4 Nov 1898 in Christ Church, Westminster, Middlesex (Lambeth District, Surrey?) [CR, London Times, 5 Nov 1898, pg. 1].  She was born 2nd quarter 1872 in Gravesend, Kent, the eldest daughter of Henry and Mary Elizabeth (Burdett) Buckland, of Sidcup, Kent [Times, cen., CR].  In 1901 they were living in Eastbourne, Sussex and he was working as a chartered accountant [cen.].  He was a certified public accountant [Ted Tinling, “Love and Faults”].  He was admitted a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in 1903 [London Times 12 Apr 1916, pg. 3].  In 1911 they were living in Eastbourne District [cen. index].  He filed for bankruptcy in Apr 1916 [London Times 12 Apr 1916, pg. 3].  She died 8 Jun 1928 at 10 Rue de la Cure, Paris, France [NPC].  At the time of her death, she had been living at 27 Boulevard de Cessole, Nice, France [NPC].  He married 2nd Daisy Mildred Hudson in 4th quarter 1929 in Marylebone District (Middlesex) [Tinling, CR].  She was born 4 Jun 1899 in New Houghton, Norfolk, daughter of Charles and Betsy Hudson [CR, cen.].  She arrived in New York City at age 37, and at age 39 in Oct 1939 [NYP 1902-43].  He died in 2nd quarter 1953 in Surrey Northwest District, age 82 [CR].  She died in or shortly before Dec 1991 in Surrey Northern District [CR].  He had children by his first wife:

1c. James Collingwood Burdett Tinling.  Born 24 Mar 1900 at Holywell, Eastbourne, Sussex [London Times, 28 Mar 1900, pg. 1, CR, Ted Tinling, “Love and Faults”, PRO].  In 1901 and 1911 he was living with his parents in Eastbourne [cen.].  He was on the original team which invented the jet-propelled airplane [London Times, 8 Jan 1944, pg. 2].  He had been invalided out of service after a flying accident (before 1935) [Times].  He and his partner formed Power Jets Ltd. c. 1936 and began testing engines in Apr 1937 [Times].  He married Eileen Nancy Edols on 22 Dec 1939 at St. George’s, Hanover Square, London [CR, London Times, 30 Dec 1939, pg. 1].  She was born 8 Dec 1902, the daughter of Charles Hedley Edols [Times, CR].  Power Jets Ltd. was later bought by the British government and renamed Power Jets Research and Development Ltd. and he was a member of the board [Times, 29 Apr 1944, pg. 9].  He died in 3rd quarter 1983 in Ashford District (Kent) [CR].  She died in or shortly before Feb 1992 in Ashford District [CR].

2c. Banastre Tarleton Tinling.  Born 20 Apr 1903 in Holywell, Eastbourne, Sussex [London Times, 28 Apr 1903, pg. 1; CR, Ted Tinling, “Love and Faults”].  In 1911 he was living with his parents in Eastbourne [cen.].  He arrived in New Brunswick on 11 Apr 1924, when he was single and planned to become a farmer in Manitoba [Anc.].  He arrived in Quebec on 14 Sep 1928, age 25 [National Archives of Canada website].  At the time, he had Canadian citizenship.  Arrived in New York age 33, c. 1936 [NYP].  He died in 1st quarter 1983 in St. Helens District [CR].

3c. Cuthbert Collingwood [Teddy] Tinling.  Born 23 Jun 1910 at Holywell, Eastbourne, Sussex [autobio., CR, London Times, 25 Jun 1910, pg. 1].  In 1911 he was living with his parents in Eastbourne [cen.].  He lived on the French Riviera after WWI.  On 7 Oct 1931 he had his name changed by deed poll to add the name Teddy before his surname [London Gazette, 23 Oct 1931].  At the time, he was living at No. 44, Stanhope Gardens, Kensington, and was working as a dress designer [London Gazette].  Arrived in New York City c. 1933 at age 23 [NYP 1902-43].  He was a Lt.-Col. in the Intelligence Corps during WWII in Algiers and Germany [DNB, Times obit].  Author of the autobiography, “Love and Faults”.  He was a famous fashion designer, especially known for his women’s tennis outfits.  He moved to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1976 [Times obit].  He never married and died 23 May 1990 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, age 79 [London Times, CR].  He was 6'6" tall [most information from DNB]. 

3b. Charles Paul Tinling.  Born 4th quarter 1872 in Clifton, Bristol, Gloucester [CR, cen., not in Times].  In 1881 he was living with his parents in Eastbourne, Sussex [cen.].  In 1891 he was living with his parents in Hornsey, Middlesex [cen.].  He married Isabella Galbraith Staveley in 4th quarter 1900 in Edmonton District (Middlesex) [CR, not in Times, cen.].  She was born in 3rd quarter 1874 in Starnsea (Hornsey?), Yorkshire, daughter of Henry and Jessie Thomson Staveley [cen., CR].  In 1901 they were living in Wavertree, Liverpool, Lancashire, and he was working as a congregational minister [cen. under Tinking].  In 1911 they were living in North Bierley District, West Yorkshire [cen.].  He was a congregational pastor and lived in Ranmore, Beer, Devonshire [Times will].  He died 2 Feb 1928 in Axminster District (Devonshire), age 55 [NPC, CR, London Times will, 16 Apr 1928, pg. 21].   She died 1 Mar 1941 at Wavertree, Sidford, Sidmouth, Devonshire [London Times, 3 Mar 1941, pg. 1, CR, NPC].  They had children:

1c. Isabel Irene Tinling.  Born 3rd quarter 1902 in West Derby District (Lancashire) [CR].  In 1911 she was living with her parents in North Bierley District, West Yorkshire [cen. index].  She died 1st quarter 1918 in North Bierley District, age 15 [CR].

2c. Doreen Staveley Tinling.  Born 30 Sep 1904 in West Derby District (Lancashire) [CR].  In 1911 she was living with her parents in North Bierley District, West Yorkshire [cen. index].  She died in or shortly before Jun 1993 in Honiton District (Devonshire), apparently unmarried [CR].

4a. Christian Williamson Tinling.  Born 3rd quarter 1842 in Liverpool, Lancashire, chr. 16 Oct 1842 in St. Jude, West Derby, Lancashire [CR, reg., FHO].  In 1851 she was living with her parents in West Derby [cen.].  In 1861 she was living with her parents in Everton, Liverpool [cen.].  She died 8 Jan 1864 in West Derby District (Lancashire), age 21 [CR, Liverpool Mercury, 11 Jan 1864].

4. Rachel Tinling.  Chr. 7 Jun 1818 at Saint Peter’s, Liverpool, Lancashire [IGI].  In 1841 she was living with her parents in Liverpool [cen.].  Cannot locate in 1851 [cen.].