Samuel: beneficiary of Thomas Seniors' Will

(This document obtained and transcribed by Paul Tunaley)

Samuel: beneficiary also of Henry's will

(This document obtained and transcribed by Marcus Tunaley)


Thomas Tunaley Snr

b. 1772.

m. Elizabeth Potter.


Thomas d. Derby, 10 September, 1848.


The following suggests by 1861, the dyeing business had, from Samuels' point of view, folded and a decision made to become involved in steam railway.

1861 Census: Samuel, aged 50, living at 57 Carrington St, Derby, close to railway. Wife Patience died 1857. Jane (21) later to become Jane Antill (see panel below) and Ellen (19) listed as domestic servants. Edward, aged 18 and Samuel, who was later to move to Leicester and aged 17, are listed as Stovegrate Fitters. John and Alfred are listed as Plumbers.

1871 Census: this census has Samuel aged 60, living at 13 Calvert Street, Derby. even closer to railway.

1881 census: Samuel: living at 55 Oxford St, Derby prior to death same year. Head of Household given as William Antill, Jane's husband. Samuel now a property owner thanks to inheritance, 1874, from Henry, b. 1799.



Samuel Tunaley

Master Dyer.

b. 1810 Derby, c. 24-10-1810, Derby.

m. Patience Page, 27 May 1833. (Patience b. abt 1812 Burton-on-Trent,

Staffs, nr. Derby d. 1857)

Samuel d. 1881, Derby.


Thomas Tunaley bp. 28-2-1836, Derby d. Derby, 1848 or 1850.
Sarah Tunaley bp.7-10-1838 d. 21-2-1840
Jane Tunaley bp. 5-4-1840 m. William Antill (see panel on left).
Ellen (Helen) Tunaley b. Derby, 1841, m. 1876, Derby.
John Tunaley b. Derby 1846 (records indicate John d. 1863, Derby).


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).




Elizabeth Potter

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

Elizabeth d. Derby, 5 November

1843, aged 72 years.




Almost all of what was once Oxford St., has been taken over by the front of the Derbyshire Royal Infirmary. However one corner shop shown on the right still remains. Click on picture to enlarge.

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