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'''John Benjamin Tolkien''' (1807-1896) was [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s grandfather, being [[Arthur Tolkien]]'s father. He was born in Middlesex, London, England and died in Kings Norton, Warwickshire, England. He was married too [[Mary Jane]] and his occupation was that of a piano maker, teacher, and tuner. John married Mary Jane on February 16th, 1856 in All Saints Paris Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and they had their first child, Arthur, the next year. This was not his first marriage however and he had been married to Jane Holmwood prior with whom he had had four children; Emily (1838), Lousia (1840), John Benjamin (1845), and Jane, (1846). John was so grieved by the death of his son, Arthur, that he died six months later.
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'''John Benjamin Tolkien''' ([[1807]] - [[1 August]] [[1896]]<ref>{{webcite|author=[[Christina Scull]], [[Wayne G. Hammond]]|articleurl=http://www.hammondandscull.com/addenda/chronology.html|articlename=Addenda and Corrigenda to ''The J.R.R. Tolkien Companion and Guide'' (2006) Vol. 1: Chronology|dated=|website=HS|accessed=19 May 2012}}</ref>) was [[J.R.R. Tolkien]]'s grandfather, being [[Arthur Tolkien]]'s father. He was born in [[Wikipedia:Middlesex|Middlesex]], London. He was a piano maker, teacher, and tuner.  
  
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His first wife was Jane Holmwood, with whom he had had four children: Emily (1838), Lousia (1840), John Benjamin (1845), and Jane, (1846).
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Later he married [[Mary Jane Stow]] on [[16 February|February 16]]th, [[1856]] in All Saints Parish Church, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England and they had their first child, Arthur, the next year.
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On the death of Arthur in [[1896]], John was very grieved and died six months later in Kings Norton, Warwickshire, England.
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==Children==
 
* Arthur Reuel Tolkien
 
* Arthur Reuel Tolkien
 
* Mabel Tolkien (not to be confused with the woman Arthur married)
 
* Mabel Tolkien (not to be confused with the woman Arthur married)
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==External links==
 
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* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnashby/277571229/ Image of a piano by J.B. Tolkien]
 
* [http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnashby/277571229/ Image of a piano by J.B. 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

[edit] External links

[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)