Transcription of Robert's Will.

(This document obtained and transcribed by Marcus Tunaley)

This will dated 14/2/1805, approved 17/4/1821.




Robert Tunaley


b. Derby 1744/45.

First Marriage:

m. Mary Needham 11-6-1770.

Mary d. Derby 1775, buried St. Alkmund's, Derby, Sept. 1775.


Second Marriage:

m. 27-1-1800 Constantia Snape.

Robert d. 11th August 1820, Derby.



Husband Henry Roch:

Thought to be godfather to

Henry Roch ("Rock") Tunaley b. 1836





Transcription of the mother Constantia's Will

(This document obtained and transcribed by Marcus Tunaley)

This will revoked following the Tunaley Court Cases of 1857

The issue here seems to be that, in her will, Constantia, the mother, left all her estate to daughter Constantia Maria, leaving out her two sons as beneficiaries. Perhaps significantly, as far as the two sons were concerned, the will was made out 16 May 1854, only shortly before Constantia died (Constantia buried Duffield, 10 June 1854).


Constantia Maria Roch (Tunaley)


b. 1804, Derby.

m. Henry Roch, 18-10-1831, St. Mary's, Nottingham.

(Henry from Clifton, Bristol)

Couple living at Duffield, Derbyshire.


Henry d. before 1857 (1857 Court Case (click here) gives Constantia

Maria as Widow).

1881 Census: given as Age 77, widowed and living by own means.

In 1881, Constantia resident at Tamworth House

Duffield, Derby, England.

Records show Constantia as being buried at Duffield, Derbys.








Constantia Snape


c. 17-12-1763

St. Werburgh's Derby.

m. Robert Tunaley 27-1-1800.

Constantia d. Duffield, nr.

Derby 1854 - buried, Duffield,

10 June 1854 (J.H.)


Tunaley vs Roch - April 27th 1857 - a challenge to mother Constantia's Will by the other Tunaleys, following her death, 1854. Challenge appears to be whether on Constantia's death estate should go to Constantia Maria Roch or divided equally between Robert's children.














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