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Tobias Appleton
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Additional Info About Tobias Appleton
Age: 31 (5 October 1863)
Occupation: Farmer
Class: Middle class
Origins: Castleton
History: Tobias was born the third of four children: a girl, Bess, and three boys, Nathan, Tobias, and Peter. His parents were farmers who owned their land, and they lived a hard-working but comfortable life. His older brother was meant to take over the farm one day, while Tobias and his younger brother were to go to university after school and enter one of the professions, and his sister would inherit a certain amount of money. Tragically, the youngest child, Peter, died of measles when Tobias was nine.

Tobias received some initial schooling close to home and was then sent to a better school in York. When he was eleven, he was rushed home, because his mother had suddenly fallen very sick. She died the next day.

Tobias absolutely hated living in the city and he hated school life and the rigid expectations and the ambitions of his peers. Now that he was grieving over the loss of his mother, he felt even more alienated, and longed to be home. He was a quiet boy and was not good at making friends and only had one female friend in his home town: Sallie, who had always been like a sister to him, and one male friend in school: Tristan, with whom he shared a love for poetry and literature. He was very close with both, but found it difficult to relate to people outside of this small circle. His older brother, on the other hand thrived in that environment, and managed to escape from his grief in the company of his friends. Three years later it was agreed that Tobias' brother, who had absolutely no interest in taking over the farm, would go to university instead, while Tobias would take over the farm. That gave Tobias something to cling on to while in school, and he was relieved that he would not have to spend the rest of his life living in the city and climbing the social and career ladder.

His father finally allowed Tobias to leave school when he was almost eighteen. Tobias helped him on the farm full time for a year or so, until his father fell ill, being diagnosed with tuberculosis. Tobias now received full responsibility of the farm, and though he was still young, he decided to was time to get married, since he was settled, and he and his childhood friend Sallie had always known they would end up marrying and did not see a reason to wait. Tobias' father died several months later. His older sister got married a year later and moved in with her husband, a shop keeper, in Castleton. Tobias had a good relationship with his sister, but he never got along very well with his brother. Their personalities were too different. And once Nathan got a job as a lawyer in London, the communication became scarce.

Tobias and Sallie were married for several years and they cared deeply about each other, though they had their issues - one embarrassing one on Tobias' side. They never had any children, and after several years, Sallie fell sick and died.

Tobias was deeply affected by the death his wife, who had been such a close friend. He grieved for her, but the farm required his attention and he knew he needed a family. Encouraged by his sister, within two years, he married Florence, a chemist's daughter from a nearby town. It was not a happy marriage and there were no children. Florence did get pregnant at last, after many years, but before she could give birth, she died in a housefire while staying with friends.

After this, Tobias decided that he wouldn't marry again, and that he would manage the farm alone with some seasonal hands, and a housemaid and that after his death, the farm would go to the children of his siblings. Yet he recently encountered a young pregnant fishing girl who needed someone to claim her child as his, and he married her. It's not been long, but he's already beginning to regret that decision.
OOC Preferences: No limits in language. For violence, please discuss any maiming, torture, death, or harm to a child with me first. For sexual content, no rape (see rules as well!). I generally suck at NSFW threads.

Unless otherwise discussed, I will consider a thread dead/finished and move on if I haven’t had a reply in a month (a oneliner is A-ok. I just hate my plots stagnating and my character trapped in time). I’ll probably nudge you a week before or so, in case it fell off your radar.

If we are in a group thread, I would like everyone to have a chance to reply in turn. However, if I bombed your thread, don't wait for me if I'm not responding fast enough.

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Birthday: 06-11-1990 (34 years old)
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