Click here for newspaper announcement of father George's death- copy of source document courtesy of Jean Parkinson.


George Henry Robert Tunaley

b. 1858, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Emma Wick, Forehoe, Norfolk, 1881.

d. 1887, aged 29, Forehoe, Norfolk.



The following items taken from the web:

It appears Robert Roche Tunaley and his wife spent some time travelling to and from South Africa and, if correct, travelling "First Saloon".

Possibly Robert Roche was some kind of trader following gold and diamaond finds of 20-30 years earlier.

Tunaley 1909 Southampton - S. Africa Destination Port Natal, Durban

Tunaley 1911 Southampton - S. Africa

Tunaley R. Female (Mrs. Robert Roche Tunaley?) 1911 Southampton - S. Africa

Tunaley Female Age given 27 (Mrs. Robert Roche Tunaley?)1915 London-S. Africa

Tunaley R.R. 1915 Age given as 31 London - S. Africa

List of Passengers
By the
R.M.S. Kenilworth Castle

Sailing for England via Madeira, 2nd April, 1913 (from Cape Town)
The Union Castle Mail Steamship Company, Ltd.:

First Saloon Passengers
Mrs. Simpson
Mrs. Simpson
Miss Simpson
Mr. Morris Singer
Mr. F. T. Snow
Miss Steedman
Mrs. J. Stratford
Master R. Stratford
Mr. R. R. Tunaley
Mrs, Twemlow
Mr. C. Vornberger
Mrs. C. Way
Mr. C.A. Werdmuller
Mr. G. Wilkinson
Mrs. Wilkinson
Miss Wilkinson





Robert Roche Tunaley


b. 1883, Wymondham, Norfolk.

Marriage (1): Alyse Blanche Tunaley (maiden name not known), 1902,


Robert Roche died 8/10/1955, Stanley Road, Parkfield, Bebington in the

Wirral, Cheshire aged 72. Occupation given at the time as "restaurant



Alyse Blanche died Islington, 8/5/1946, aged 64.


Marriage (2): Ethel Knapper, Whitchurch, 1947.

Ethel d. 1953, the Wirral, aged 57.








Emma Wick.

m. George H.R.Tunaley,


Emma died 1885, aged 28,

Forehoe, Norfolk.






Click here for reference to 1925 divorce court proceedings.



It appears from the 1891 census that, following the premature death of their parents, Robert Roche and his sister Mabel Constance were brought up by their grandparents Henry Roch and Martha.












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