Thomas Tunaley Snr.'s Will

(this document transcribed by Paul Tunaley)



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 father 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, the father, was not a resident.


1851 Census: Thomas given as aged 18 years, occupation "dyer", living with parents and siblings at home residence in Osmaston Road, Derby.

1861 census: living as "Lodger" at 61, Princess Court, Parish of St. Oswald, Chester.

Status given as unmarried and occupation as "Silk Dyer" aged 27.




Thomas Tunaley


b. 1834, Derby.


Thomas's year of death currently unknown but

Thomas not mentioned in Henry's will of 1874, although sisters

Sarah and Elizabeth are.


One Australian immigration record shows immigration of a

Thomas Tunaley 1868 to Victoria, Australia - see panel

right. No other records but 1868 was the year both

Thomas's father, also Thomas, and sister Mary Anne died.















Susannah Sparkes


b. 1806.

m. Thomas Tunaley Jnr, 1846.


Susannah d. 1890, Camberwell, London.




There is an Australian immigration record showing that a Thomas Tunaley emigrated by unassisted passage to Victoria, Australia in 1868 aboard H.M.S. Suffolk (i.e. at the time of the Australian Gold Rush).

The age of this Thomas is given on the record as 30 years, not 34 years as would be the case with Thomas Tunaley, son of Thomas Jnr. Otherwise, circumstances could fit this Thomas being the emigrant to Australia.















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