John de Tunstall
(Bef 1275-Abt 1315)
(Abt 1281-)
William de Tunstall
(Bef 1300-Abt 1359)
Sir William de Tunstall Knight
(Abt 1334-1387)


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Sir William de Tunstall Knight

  • Born: Abt 1334, Cantsfield, Thurland, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Ales 897
  • Died: 1387, Cantsfield, Thurland, Lancashire, England about age 53 897

bullet  Noted events in his life were:

• Background Information. 917
Sir William Tunstall, in 1373, obtained a grand of free warren in Tunstal, Cancefield, Burgh in Lonsdale, Leeke and Norton [Tol. chart. 47 Edw. III, n.14]. It was Sir William's son, Sir Thomas, who appears to have built the castle of Thurland, in the valley of Lune, which early in the fifteenth century he obtained a license to embattle.

~The Redmans of Levens and Harewood, p. 219

• Background Information. 755
, son and heir of John de Tunstall was a minor in 1315, when his wardship, was claimed by John, son of Robert de Harrington. William came into possession of the manor by 1328, and his son William was in possession in 1359. The younger William added the manors of Over Burrow, Nether Burrow and part of Leck to the family estates. This William is probably the William de Tunstall who was a knight of the shire in 1386 and died in 1387.

~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 8, pp. 232-237

William married Ales.897

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