John Tunaley


b. 1813 Duffield, Derby.

m. Sarah Wood (b. 26-5-1822) 1847, Belper,


d. 1863, Manchester.



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Matthew Henry; living at 17 Appleton Street in 1881 (census)
Occupation given as Joiner.

Emigrated to Australia 1881 aboard the Lusitania *
Census information regarding wife/ children indicates Matthew went unaccompanied.

* This "Lusitania" preceded the ship that was built 1907 and torpedoed 1915.










Matthew Henry Tunaley


b. 28/8/1848 Belper, Derby.


m. Mary Stafford, 1870.

(Mary b. Man. 1850 d. abt 1914, Chorlton, Manchester)


Matthew d. Queensland, 12/7/1899.



Louisa Tunaley b. 1871 d. 1882, Manchester.
Florence Tunaley b. 1873, d. 1873, Manchester.

Annie Tunaley b. Manchester 1877

m. David Yates, 26/9/1897.

Joseph Henry Tunaley b. Manchester, 1878.


It is noted that on daughter Annie's marriage certficate of 1897, Matthew ("Joiner and

Builder"), is given as "deceased".

Yet, according to records, in 1897 Matthew married one Mary Mason in a small townshp

called Drake, in N.S.W., Australia close to the Queensland border. This was two years

before Matthew ended his days at the Toowoomba (S. Queensland) Hospital close Brisbane

and over the border from Drake.

No record has been found of a divorce between Matthew Henry and Mary (Stafford).


Information courtesy of Dr. Jane Holmes.





Sarah Wood


b. 26-5-1822, Derbyshire.

m. John Tunaley 1847, Belper,


d. 1880, Belper, Derbyshire.




A document compiled by Terry Foenander, states that a Matthew "Tunnalley" died 12/7/1899 at the Toowoomba (S. Queensland) Hospital aged 50. Matthew admiitted to hospital 7/5/1899. Qld.

Death registration 1899 has been sighted in Australia confirming Matthew Henry Tunaley died Queensland that year.






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