John Sunderland Tolson (1810-1866)

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John Sunderland Tolson was a brewer and a wine and spirit merchant who was linked to the Globe Hotel and its brewery.


He was born on 6 October 1810, the son of farmer and worsted agent Joshua Tolson[1] and his wife Eliza (née Sunderland)[2], and baptised on 13 December 1810 at St. John the Baptist, Kirkheaton.

He married Mary Marshall[3], the daughter of wine and spirit merchant Thomas Marshall and his wife Hannah, on 13 June 1838 at Huddersfield Parish Church. They had five known children:

  • Thomas Marshall Tolson (c.1839-1844)
  • Emily Tolson (1846-?)[4]
  • Thomas Marshall Tolson (1847-1901)[5]
  • Ann Howarth Tolson (c.1850-1917)[6]
  • John Sunderland Tolson (1852-1915)[7]

By the early 1850s, he had taken over the Globe Hotel and its brewery on King Street, establishing the firm of John S. Tolson & Co.

John Sunderland Tolson died aged 56 on 21 November 1866.

Mary Tolson of Elm Bank, New North Road, died aged 81 on 7 January 1899.

Notes and References

  1. Born circa 1786 at Myers Farm, Dalton, the son of Robert Tolson and his wife Dorothy (née Dyson). Died 22 February 1852.
  2. Born circa 1781 in Kirkheaton, daughter of John Sunderland and his wife Hannah (née Taylor). Baptised 4 August 1781 at Kirkheaton. Died 15 September 1854.
  3. Born 11 April 1817 and baptised 25 May 1817 at Huddersfield Parish Church. Her father Thomas is described as being a "soldier".
  4. Born 29 March 1846 at Lepton. Married Thomas Brewer on 27 October 1869.
  5. Born 25 September 1847 and baptised 22 October 1847 at Huddersfield Parish Church. Married Isabella Yeoman on 4 October 1882. Worked as a chemical manufacturer (1891 & 1901 Censuses). Died aged 54 on 5 December 1901.
  6. Baptised 24 July 1850. Married William Shaw. Died 10 November 1917.
  7. Born 2 May 1852. Did not marry and was able to live on her own means. Resided at 94 New North Road (1901 Census). Died aged 62.