Sarah Tunaley (nee Wood) : beneficiary of Henry's will following John's demise- click here to see this document.


Thomas Tunaley Snr

b. 1772.

m. Elizabeth Potter.


Thomas d. Derby, 10 September, 1848.

Click here for newspaper announcement of the end, 1857, of John's smallware partnership - document courtesy of Jean Parkinson.

John shown as Master Dyer when living in Full St. Derby 1851; shown as a dyer on the 1861 census when he was now living in Manchester (see also panel rght).
Address given as No 87 Every Street in Ancoats. John again shown as Master Dyer on Death Certificate.Location given as 74/75 Every St.Ancoats. John must have moved from Derby to Manchester between 1854 and 1857 judging by location of births of children.
For more information re Manchester, click here.

John's First Family: Click here to go to John Tunaley's first family by Jane Till in Derby.

Click here for Tunaley Debtors, Insolvencies and Bankruptcies.

Many thanks to Paul Tunaley for obtaining documentary evidence relating to John's date of death and location at that time.

Also for his obtaining evidence with regard to Elizabeth's marriage to William Smith.

John: beneficiary of Thomas Tunaley Snr.'s Will - this document

obtained and transcribed by Paul Tunaley


John Tunaley (Dyer)


John christened 5 April, 1813, All Saints, Derby.

m. Sarah Wood 1847, Duffield, Derbyshire.

Sarah b. 26-5-1822.

(for Sarah's family background see base of this panel)

John d. 14/10/1863, Every St., Manchester.

(John's death certificate shows he died 14th. October, 1863 aged 48 years at 74, Every Street, Ancoats, Manchester. Cause of death: "Cirrhosis and Exhaustion"- copy of death certificate kindly provided by Paul Tunaley).

Sarah, born 1822, died June 10th. 1880, aged 58 yeasrs. Sarah buried Uttoxeter New Road Cemetery, Derby. Click here for gravestone image.



In the book "The History and Directory of the Borough of Derby

(Intended As A Guide To Strangers Visiting the Town)"

By Stephen Glover

Published 1843

the residences and occupations of eight of the various Tunaleys are given as follows:

"Tunaley Edward, cabinet maker, Full Street.

Tunaley William, Silk Dyer, Upper Brook Street.

Tunaley Thos Snr., Silk Dyer, 4, Tenant Street.

Tunaley Thos Jnr. Silk Dyer 7, Derwent Street.

Tunaley Samuel, Silk Dyer 17, Derwent Row.

Tunaley Henry, Silk Dyer, Tenant Street.

Tunaley John, Silk Dyer, Tenant Street.

Tunaley Thos Snape, Dancing Master, Full Street."

(Thomas Snape Tunaley was son of Robert Tunaley d. 1820 with the Full Street property rented out by Robert's widow, Constantia).


About Sarah (Wood) Tunaley and the Gronow connection to Jedediah Strutt

Sarah was the granddaughter of Daniel Gronow Snr. born 1755.

Daniel married Sarah Thomason of Manchester (then in the county of Lancaster) on 11th October 1785.

Records show Daniel's place of residence at the time of marriage was Offerton, North Derbyshire, not far from Manchester.

They had 3 children:
Joseph Gronow b. 1787
Sarah Gronow b. 1788
Daniel Gronow Jnr. b. 1789

Records also show that Daniel Gronow Snr. first became minister for "a dissenting congregation" at Great Hucklow in the Derbyshire Peak District some time after 1774.

In 1788, Jedediah Strutt, the mill owner, had a unitarian chapel built in Belper next to what was the meeting house founded in 1689 (various members of the Strutt family are buried there). The minister appointed to take charge from the outset was Daniel Gronow Snr. who, according to one record, "divided his labours between this and three other places".

Daniel later became a Presbyterian minister at Alfreton, Derbyshire. He died 1796. For further details click here.

The small hamlet of Offerton, where Daniel Snr. lived at the time of marriage is now part of Hathersage and not far from Manchester.

Manchester, having been a market town, was now rapidly expanding at the start of the industrial revolution.

Daniel Snr.'s marriage to Sarah Thomason appears in Cheshire records but it may well be that the actual place of marriage is now part of Greater Manchester.

Daniel Gronow Jnr. died 1821 in Cawnpore India aged 32 years.

Sarah Gronow, b. 1788, married Matthew Wood, a lace manufacturer,

on 20th April 1815 at St. Lawrence Church, Heanor, Derbyshire,

Their daughter Sarah Wood was born 1822 and married John Tunaley on 20th December 1847, Duffield, Derbyshire.

Sarah Tunaley died June 10th. 1880, aged 58 yeasrs. Sarah buried Uttoxeter New Road Cemetery, Derby.

For further details including information on Joseph Gronow and Matthew Wood click here.

Elizabeth Potter

m. Thomas Tunaley Snr. 16-10-1795.

Elizabeth d. Derby, 5 November 1843, aged

72 years.



Sarah Tunaley (nee Wood)

(for Sarah's family background see base of centre panel)

Sarah Tunaley (nee Wood)

This photograph taken after 1867 when W.W. Winters first opened. Sarah aged around 50. Copyright generously given to the author by W.W. Winters of Midland Road, Derby.

John’s occupation on his death certificate and in census information is given as dyer, but his occupation given in other documents relating to court cases both before and after he moved to Manchester is given variously as (silk) smallware manufacturer/partner.

From the notes in there is a connection in 1847 between Thomas Snape Tunaley and Charles Harding of Tamworth, the smallware manufacturer.

According to William West's "The History of Warwickshire", Charles Harding was a smallware manufacturer in Tamworth, Warwickshire. Meanwhile, the 1841 census for Tamworth gives Charles as aged 55 and manufacturer based at Bolehall, Tamworth.
The location and occupation are significant. Thomas married Catherine Smith 1850, i.e. 3 years after Emerson's visit and records show Catherine hailed from Tamworth with Thomas and Catherine's daughter,
Kathleen Constantia, born there 1852.
Meanwhile, John Tunaley appears in the census of 1841 as being in Tamworth (although the age should read 28, not 25). Finally and to tie up connections, John is living at Full Street prior to the 1857 Court cases as is Thomas, the property being rented out by Constantia Tunaley (click
here). John is then stated in documents as having a smallware business in the nearby Morledge, Derby.


































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