Henry Roch Tunaley

b. 1836, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Martha Leatherdale, 1857, Holborn.

Henry d. 1895, Henstead, Suffolk.



Occupation: Jockey.

1881 Census: R.J. Tunaley living at Market St., Wymondham.

In 1894, Robert living at 375, Rue Bois Bonnet, Maisons-Laffitte, Seine Et Dise, France (see picture below).

Maisons-Laffitte is a town/suburb lying

approx. 10 miles west of Paris centre. It

is famous for its race track and the town

is twinned with Newmarket, Suffolk.

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Robert James Tunaley

Photograph of Robert James Tunaley, the jockey, courtesy of Mr. Errol Tunaley

b. 2-4-1861, Fairland St., Wymondham, Norfolk.

m: Mary Elizabeth Clements

Wymondham Parish Church, 5th. January, 1888.

Mary d. 18th. May, 1949, Paris (click here for details).

(Click here for newspaper announcement of Robert James'marriage - document courtesy of Jean Parkinson).

d. 4/8/1895, Maison Laffitte, Paris

(above date of death confirmed in public notice, London Gazette, November 29th., 1895 - click here). Robert declared to have left effects amounting to £984 17s 7d (info. courtesy of Dr. Jane Holmes).


Edouard Robert Tunaley, b. 1898, died in the influenza epidemic 1919, whilst stationed in Cologne after the Great War (see panel right).
William Clement Tunaley b. Kennington, 1894. d. 1922 aged 27/28 following malaria contracted in Egypt and resulting in T.B. (click here for more information).
Florence Tunaley b. Kennington, Surrey, abt. 1895.
Robert Tunaley (b. France; date of birth unknown (author's estimate around 1896); served World War I including Gallipoli; no known children).

Robert Snr.: winning jockey on Bandmaster in the Prix la Haye Jousselin steeplechase, Paris, 1889.

Robert: winning jockey on Olifant in the Prix la Haye Jousselin steeplechase, Paris, 1894.

Paris racecourse d'Auteuil - picture below reproduced courtesy of www.worldstadiums.com
Racecourse at Maisons-Laffitte- picture below reproduced courtesy of www.worldstadiums.com
Courtesy www.worldstadiums.com   Courtesy www.worldstadiums.com


Martha Leatherdale

b. 1834, Wymondham, Norfolk.

m. Henry Roch Tunaley 1857, Holborn.

Martha d. 1908, Chapel St, Brixton Rd, Lambeth.




Go to William Clement Tunaley b. 1894.


Edouard, died, aged 29, 26 February 1919. Served in the Royal Army Service Corps and was attached to the 8th Motor Ambulance Battalion. Edward buried at Cologne Southern Cemetery.

William died after the Great War 1922, aged 28 (see panel left and click here).













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