Have an interest in the Tonkin family line UK-South Africa-Australia, is the Peter Tonkin you are searching for records on likely to be from this chain
Ralph Tonkin (1754-?) b. circa 1750 Parish of St.Just in Penwith, Cornwall and died 1831 in Sancreed, Cornwall. Married Faith Rodda (1754-?) (Daughter of Ralph Rodda and Lydia James)
Child, Ralph Tonkin, b.1772 Madron, Cornwall (England)
Child, Peter Tonkin b.20 September 1789 Madron, Cronwall, England, died 26 Jan 1866 Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa.
Peter Tonkin (1789-1866) married Jane Boddinon (1795-?) in 1816, his second marriage was to Yda Geertrudia Heleconda Daniels (1803-?) in 1823.