Elizabeth Sparks Tunaley : beneficiary of Henry's will of 1874 - Henry was elizabeth's uncle - click here to see this document. Three properties in Parliament Street and Boundary Road, Derby, involved.


Thomas Tunaley Jnr


b. 1796, St. Nicholas, Nottingham.

m. Susannah Sparks


Thomas d. Derby, 4-4-1868.

The following information courtesy of Dr.Jane Holmes: 1841 census shows that prior to Thomas's marriage in 1846, the first three children carried the surname Sparkes. Susannah and the children were then living at 32 Bath Street, Derby. Thomas Tunaley Jnr. was not a resident.


1881 census: the family is living at Chestnut Grove, Radcliffe on Trent, nr. Nottingham. William, aged 33 years described as Wine Merchant. There are 3 servants.

1891 census: William is now running a public house "The George" in Newington Butts, Newington, Southwark,London. All the family is living there and there are 9 others listed as living on these premises comprising servants, barmaids, barmen and a cook.

William is described as s Licensed Victualler.

Emigration of family to Canada after 1891.

Above information courtesy of Dr. Jane Holmes of New Zealand.







Elizabeth Sparks Tunaley

b. November, 1846, Derby.

(Elizabeth christened 20 Feb 1873, Derby Holy Trinity, prior to marriage).


m. William Severn Thorne

11 March, 1873, Trinity, Derby.

(William b. July 10th, 1848, London)

Mary Thorne b. Nottingham 1876
Severn Thorne b. Nottingham 1878.
Harold Thorne b.Nottingham 1879.
Ida Thorne b. Nottingham 1880.


Elizabeth, William and family emigrated to Manitoba, Canada some time after 1891.



William d. 29th August, 1926, Manitoba, Canada.

Elizabeth d. 27th September 1928, Manitoba, Canada.









Susannah Sparks


b. 1806.

m. Thomas Tunaley Jnr, 1846.

Susannah died Camberwell, 16th. December, 1890.


Some time after daughter Sarah married in 1882, Susannah the mother left Derby for Camberwell, London, probably to live with or close to Elizabeth who in 1891 was living in Newington London, according to census of that year (see panel left). Husband william was then running a public house.





















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