Francis Tunaley


b. 1814, Derby.

m. Hannah Smith, 9/6/1834, Astbury, Cheshire.

Hannah b. 1815, Yoxall, nr. Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

Francis d. 1892, Derby.



1871 Census: Henry, aged 21 years, occupation school master, lodging with Mr. and Mrs Johnson, Coseley, Staffordshire (Mr. Johnson chemist and druggist employing 3 people).

1881 Census: Henry married to Catherine, living at 43, Sutton St., Aston, Birmingham. Occupation now Assistant H.M. Inspector of Schools. One servant.

1891 Census: Henry and Catherine living at 281, Boldmere Road, Birmingham (Boldmere Road lies approximately half-way between Sutton Coldfield and Erdington - north of Aston).

Henry, aged 41, is listed as "Head" with occupation continuing as Assistant H.M. Inspector of Schools with Derby, Derbyshire.

Catherine, aged 40, is given as wife of Henry and from Birmingham, Warwickshire.

1901 Census: Henry and Catherine have now moved to Lambeth, London, living at 30, Fairmount Rd., Tulse Hill. Henry is now Sub-Inspector of Schools.





Henry Tunaley


b. 14th July, Derby, 1849.

m. Catherine Soar, Aston, 1875

(Catherine b. 1852, Birmingham, d. 1943, Surrey, aged 91 years).


Henry d. 3/9/1938, Farnham, Surrey, aged 89 years.

No known children.




The following school reports involving Henry, courtesy of Dr. J.Holmes, Auckland:

'Oct 2-6, 1905: "On Tuesday, H. Tunaley Esq and W. Baldrey Esq. visited the school and spent the morning in the inspection of Drawing, the methods of the teachers as well as the work of the boys. Mr. Tunaley gave the teachers some advice as to the mthods to be adopted the use of the brushes &c. At the close of the morning session at Mr. Tunaley's request the seniors sang to him and he paid them a very high compliment......"'

'8th November 1905: "Mr. Tunaley, Drawing Inspector visited ths school this afternoon and saw work in every class except one (Class 5B). He expressed general satisfaction with the work that he saw and the methods that were being followed and said the brush work in the 1st class (Mr. Symonds) was the best he had seen in all the district." '





Hannah Smith


b. 1815, Yoxall,

nr. Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire.

m. Francis Tunaley, 9/6/1834, Astbury, Cheshire.

Hannah d. 1891, Derby.



Henry is listed as a Newlyn Artist (click here).

Henry most notably produced art work for the author Richard Jefferies (1848-1887)in Jefferies' 1884 book "Red Deer"(click here) which contained 17 illustrations by himself and artist J. Charlton relating to Jefferies' experiences of wildlife in Exmoor.

Click here for 1998 auction of some of Henry's pictures and etchings of Ryde, Isle of Wight and Exmoor.

The following link (click here), shows that Henry was also a keen entomologist):

"1896: The South London Entomological and Natural History Society met on April 9th, when Mr. Tunaley exhibited a lantern for entomological purposes, designed to obviate the inconvenience and smell
of oil. It was thought that it would be, when completed, a capital success."




The Tunaley Family History

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