John Benjamin Tolkien (George's father)

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J.B. Tolkien's grave.

John Benjamin Tolkien (June 1752 - 27 January 1819) was George Tolkien's father, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s great-great-grandfather. He was born in Gdańsk (Danzig) in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth and he emigrated to the United Kingdom after 1770. His wife and George's mother was Mary Wall (1746 - 16 March 1837).[1]

John Benjamin Tolkien and his wife Mary are buried at Burnhill Fields in the same grave with William Shrubsole, an English musician and composer of the hymn-tune "Miles Lane".

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Not to be confused with his grandson, John Benjamin Tolkien (1807 - 1896), who also married a woman named Mary.

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