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J.R.R Tolkein - Google Search

J.R.R Tolkein - Google Search: "Home Page - The Tolkien Society

This site has information about JRR Tolkien (not, as often stated, JRR Tolkein), the books he wrote, his life, books others have written about him, ... - 20k - 2 Sep 2005"

The 1901 Census UK Online - Records for England and Wales: "J.R.R Tolkein " SIC OOPS

John Ronald Reuel Tolkien (1892-1973)

Certainly his father, Arthur Reuel Tolkien, considered himself nothing if not English. Arthur was a bank clerk, and went to South Africa in the 1890s for better prospects of promotion. There he was joined by his bride, Mabel Suffield, whose family were not only English through and through, but West Midlands since time immemorial. So John Ronald ("Ronald" to family and early friends) was born in Bloemfontein, S.A., on 3 January 1892. His memories of Africa were slight but vivid, including a scary encounter with a large hairy spider, and influenced his later writing to some extent; slight, because on 15 February 1896 his father died, and he, his mother and his younger brother Hilary returned to England - or more particularly, the West Midlands.

John R R Tonkien abt 1892 Orange Free, South Africa Son Kings Norton Worcestershire
error made in 1901 INCORRECT ORIGINAL IN 1901

Mabel Tonkien abt 1870 Moseley, Worcestershire, England Head
Helaiy HILARY A R Tonkien abt 1894 Orange Free, South Africa Son

Arthur Reuel Tolkien
part of My Thompson Family Genealogy try Search Results
an excellent web site


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