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Re: The Tunstalls of Thurland etc
Posted by: Martin Tunstall (ID *****9669) Date: September 27, 2004 at 01:28:58
In Reply to: Re: The Tunstalls of Thurland etc by Anne Major of 805

Hello Anne,

I am trying once again. As you can imagine, I have a stack on THE Cuthbert TUNSTALL including a book (over 400 pages) entitled "CUTHBERT TUNSTAL, Churchman, Scholar, Statesman, Administrator"(with illustrations) by Charles STURGE, first published in 1938 by LONGMANS, GREEN & Cą Ltd then of 39 Paternoster Row, LONDON EC4. My father obtaine this, I think, through the close family around 1943.

The book is dedicated to M S GRETTON and M C VANAMEE which is probably irrelevant and, indeed, I can find no mention to show why the author took such an interest in CT !

The book contains quite an interesting chronological tables of the events in the personal life of CT with, alongside, the important events taking place at the same time in (a) England and (b) elsewhere.

There are several interesting appendices, including accounts of his journeys, his will, his funeral arrangements, his livings, correspondence with Erasmus, etc etc etc

There is also the family tree from Sir Thomas T (d 1415 through to Cuthber TUNSTALL (d 1747), married to Amy, daughter of Hugh, 2nd Baron Clifford of Chudleigh. It also shows the PARR (of course!), LAYTON and GILPIN connections - why the latter two, I don't know).It states that the currentfamily representative - we are in 1938 - was W G R Chichester-Constable, although not related by blood. This seems odd as, with all those TUNSTALLS lurking out there, there must be a blood relative in the (fairly) direct line if one shuffles about among the the cousins a bit...... I suppose it depends on what one calls "direct line" which I consider to be persons named TUNSTALL and therefore passing through the male lineage even if one has to pop back a generation and come "down through the cousins" when a dead end is encountered. I continue .......

I also inherited, a long time ago an engraving of CT. When I was a wee bairn, I was told that it was quite rare but this may merely have been a family dream. Anyway, I've still got it !

I also have the TUNSTALL Pedigree part of the GIBBINS Pedigree, mentioning a certain Croudson TUNSTALL (b. 21 Feb 1781; d. 17.11.1849) of Nantwich who married (26 April 1809) an Anne GIBBINS (b.24 May 1779; d.5 Oct 1846) of Birmingham. This document shows the next two generations who though nothing of having between 8 and 10 children per couple. Good going!

I should look forward to hearing from you via my e-mail address -

I have tried to find your mail on th Forum but to no avail - see my earlier Forium messageto you.

Yours aye,

Martin Cuthbert TUNSTALL

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