Samuel Tunaley


b. 1810, Derby.

m. Patience Page,

27, May, 1833.

Samuel d. 1881, Derby.


1881 Census: Samuel (b. 1845) living at 47, Andrewes St., Leicester, St. Mary.

1901 Census: Samuel living at same address in Leicester -
occupation shown as Boot Riveter.

1881: Samuel's mother-in-law, also Elizabeth (Jeffries) aged 67, living with the family.


With the dyeing trade in the town of Derby in decline, Samuel moved to Leicester where the mechanised boot and shoe industry had taken off 1850's.

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Extract from Cornucopia : "During the mid- to late-19th Century the mechanised boot and shoe industry began to grow in importance. Although Northampton is synonymous with the manufacture of footwear, Leicester was on equal terms in the mid-19th Century, especially for the cheaper end of the market. In the 1860s the Leicester manufacturers patented ‘Leicester welting’, which was machine-applied steel staples for cheap mass-produced footwear. The headquarters of Stead & Simpson, Freeman, Hardy & Willis, Timpson’s and Equity are still in Leicester."















Samuel Tunaley

b. 1845, Derby.

m. Elizabeth Jeffries

1869, Leicester.


(Elizabeth b. Derby 1846, d. Leicester 1912, aged 65).

Samuel d. 1924,Leicester..


Mary Tunaley b. Leicester, 1875.
Elizabeth Tunaley b. 1879 m. John Holmes 1921, Leicester, d. 1963, aged 84 => son also John Holmes b. 1924. Occupation of Elizabeth: factory machinist, Leicester (see also panel right).
Emma Tunaley b. 1884 d. 1885, Leicester.
Ellen (a.k.a. Nellie) Tunaley b. 1886 m. Leicester, 1924, John J. Ford.


Patience Page


b. 1811, Burton, Staffs.

m. Samuel Tunaley, 27-5-1833.

Patience d. 1857, Derby.




Andrewes St. where Samuel and his family lived still stands and is located close to St. Nicholas Circle, Leicester city centre.


Elizabeth Tunaley and Hilda Tunaley married to brothers John and Joseph Holmes respectively (see panel left).




The Tunaley Family History

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