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Emma Toke

TOKE, Emma (née Leslie). b. Holywood, near Belfast, 9 August 1812; d. Ryde, Isle of Wight, 29 September 1878. She was the daughter of a clergyman, John Leslie, who became Bishop of Elphin (later Kilmore, Elphin and Ardagh) in 1819. She married the Revd Nicholas Toke, of Godinton Park, near Ashford, Kent, in 1837 (Godinton was the seat of the Toke family, which he may have served as chaplain. He is not listed as holding a benefice, and is not found in the Clergy List after 1867; he may have died at that time). The date of her death is given as 1872 in JJ, but as 1878 in Frost (1962), with the full date as above. She contributed seven hymns to the SPCK Hymns for Public Worship (1852). No...

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