Sarah: beneficiary of Thomas Tunaley Snr.'s Will

This document obtained and transcribed by Paul Tunaley


Thomas Tunaley Snr


b. 1772.

m. Elizabeth Potter.


Thomas d. Derby, 10 September, 1848.




Samuel Walker Cox

b. 1809, Brailsford, Derbyshire.

Samuel: a considerable Derbyshire landowner.

Click here for details.




Sarah Tunaley


b. 1809, Derby

m. Samuel Walker Cox,

9-3-1838, The Old Church, St.Pancras, London.


Sarah d. 1866.

Samuel d. 30-8-1879

Samuel - Alderman and later Mayor of Derby (1870) - click here.



Samuel Richardson Cox b. 1843

Breadsall, Derby.

Francis Walker Cox b. 1845 Breadsall Derby.


The following information kindly provided by Paul Tunaley: Census Records:

1871 Samuel Walker Cox, age 61, widower, living at The Cottage, Spondon:
"Merchant, Mayor of Derby". Also living there were sons Samuel R Cox, 27, wine merchant, and Francis W Cox, 25, plus servants. Previous entry was for The Hall, Spondon, at which William T Cox age 62, Landowner and JP for the County and Borough of Derby, and his wife Maria were living. Also living there were William T E Cox aged 29, Lead Merchant and JP for Borough of Derby, and Ellen Catherine Cox aged 30, plus servants.  
Either William Cox born 1742 or his father William Cox was the entrepreneur who made his fortune from lead refining and later land ownership. William also founded the firms Cox & Malin and Cox & Bowring, noted wines and spirits merchants. He also built the shot tower in Derby in 1809.


Elizabeth Potter


m. Thomas Tunaley Snr. 16-


Elizabeth d. Derby, 5

November 1843, aged 72




Sarah: beneficiary of Thomas

Tunaley Snr.'s will-

inheriting property in

Exeter Street, Derby.

Her husband, Samuel, already

a wealthy landowner.


The Cox Family -land owners

and lead miners- with

particular thanks to Paul W.

Tunaley for his research

work on this project and to

Jane Holmes of New Zealand

for further information.

Click on Samuel Walker Cox

in centre panel or here for

more details.


Samuel, Alderman of Derby, becoming Mayor of Derby, November 9th, 1870.

Principal partner in W. Cox & Sons, bankers of Derwent St., Derby.

Partner in the firm of Cox Bros. of the Shot Tower and partner in the firm of Messrs. Smith, Cox and Co., cheese factors.







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