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  • ID: I12721
  • Name: Thomas TUNSTALL , of Thurland, KB, Sir 1 2 3
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1396 in Thurland Castle, Cantsfield, Lancashire, England
  • Death: BEF 1435 4
  • Note:
    The following is excerpted from a post to SGM, 25 Dec 2001, by Douglas Richardson:

    From: Douglas Richardson (royalancestry AT msn.com)
    Subject: Re: Tunstalls of Thurland Castle
    Newsgroups: soc.genealogy.medieval
    Date: 2001-12-25 07:46:44 PST

    Information on Sir Thomas Tunstall (died c. 1434/5)

    II. THOMAS TUNSTALL, K.B., younger son. He fought as a man-at-arms at the battle of Agincourt in 1415. He was heir male in 1425 to his older brother, William Tunstall, by which he inherited the manors of Thurland (in Tunstall), Burrow (in Tunstall), Cantsfield (in Tunstall), and Leck, co. Lancaster. He was knighted in 1426 for his conduct at the battle of Verneuil in 1424. He married before 18 February 1427 (date of pardon for marrying without a license) ELEANOR FITZ HUGH, widow of Philip Darcy [5th Lord Darcy] (died 2 August 1418), and daughter of Henry Fitz Hugh, Knt., 3rd Lord Fitz Hugh, of Ravensworth, co. York, by his wife, Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Robert de Grey, Knt. (descendant of King John). They had three sons, Richard, Knt., Thomas, Esq., and William, Esq., and two daughters, Elizabeth (or Isabel) (wife of Simon Norwich, Esq.) and Joan (wife of Roger Warde). SIR THOMAS TUNSTALL died c. 1434/5, leaving a will appointing his wife and his uncle, William Harington, Knt., his executors. His widow married (3rd) HENRY (or HARRY) BROMFLETE (or BROUNFLETE), Knt. (died 16 Jan. 1468/9), Lord Vescy, of Londesborough, co. York. She died 30 September 1457 at Newington, Middlesex.

    Thomas D. Whitaker Hist. of Richmondshire 2 Pt. 2 (1823), unpaginated, Tunstall chart.

    H.S.P. 16 (1881): 327-328 (1563/4 Vis. Yorkshire) ("Sir Thomas Tunstall Knight son & heyr = Elenor doughter of .. Fytzhugh").

    George H.S.N. Plantagenet Harrison Hist. of Yorkshire: Wapentake of Gilling West (1885): 137, 300 (misdates will of Sir Thomas Tunstall as 13 Henry VI).

    Surtees Soc. 144 (1930): 80-81 (c. 1480-1500 Vis. North) (Tunstall pedigree) ("Dominus Thomas Tunstall miles = Aleonora filia domini Fitzhugh").

    C. T. Clay Yorkshire Deeds 7 (Yorkshire Arch. Soc. Record Series, vol. 83) (1932): 141-142.

    Col. W. H. Chippingdall Hist. of the Parish of Tunstall (Chetham Soc., n.s., vol. 104) (1940): 20-21, 28-29.




    Father: Thomas TUNSTALL , of Thurland, Sir b: ABT 1358 in Thurland Manor, Cantsfield, Lancashire, England
    Mother: Isabel de HARINGTON b: ABT 1369 in Brearley, Yorkshire, England

    Marriage 1 Eleanor FITZHUGH b: ABT 1398 in Ravensworth, Richmond, Yorkshire North Riding, England
    • Married: AFT 1419 in 2nd husband 1st wife
    • Married: BEF 18 FEB 1426/27 in Date of pardon for marrying without a license 1 2
    Children
    1. Has Children Richard TUNSTALL , of Thurland, KG, Sir b: ABT 1420 in Thurland Castle, Cantsfield, Lancashire, England
    2. Has Children Joan TUNSTALL b: ABT 1433 in Thurland Castle, Tunstall, Lancashire, England

    Sources:
    1. Title: Complete Peerage of England Scotland Ireland Great Britain and the United Kingdom, by G. E Cokayne, Sutton Publishing Ltd, 2000
      Page: IV:65-6
    2. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 25 Dec 2001
    3. Title: VCH - Lancashire:. URL: http://www.british-history.ac.uk
      Repository:
      Media: Book
      Page: VIII:232-7, see notes for Thomas Tunstall, d.<1241
    4. Title: Newsgroup: soc.genealogy.medieval, at groups - google.com
      Page: Douglas Richardson, 25 Dec 2001
      Text: c1434/5
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