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John Benjamin Tolkien

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John Benjamin Tolkien (1807 - 1 August 1896[1]) was J.R.R. Tolkien's grandfather, being Arthur Tolkien's father. He was born in Middlesex, London. He was a piano maker, teacher, and tuner.

His first wife was Jane Holmwood, with whom he had had four children: Emily (1838), Lousia (1840), John Benjamin (1845), and Jane, (1846).

Later he married Mary Jane Stow on February 16th, 1856 in All Saints Parish Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and they had their first child, Arthur, the next year.

On the death of Arthur in 1896, John was very grieved and died six months later in Kings Norton, Warwickshire, England.

[edit] Children

  • Arthur Reuel Tolkien
  • Mabel Tolkien (not to be confused with the woman Arthur married)
  • Grace Bindley Tolkien
  • Florence M. Tolkien
  • Frank Winslow Tolkien
  • Howard Charles Tolkien
  • Mary Tolkien
  • Lawrence Tolkien
  • Leslie G. Tolkien

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[edit] References

  1. Christina Scull, Wayne G. Hammond, "Addenda and Corrigenda to The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology" , Hammond&Scull.com (accessed 19 May 2012)