William de Tunstall
(-After 1202)
Akaris de Austwick
(-Bef 1209)
Thomas de Tunstall
(-After 1241)
Matilda de Austwick
(-After 1209)
William de Tunstall
(-After 1246)


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Eva de Cancefield

William de Tunstall

  • Born: Cantsfield, Thurland, Lancashire, England
  • Marriage: Eva de Cancefield
  • Died: After 1246, Thurland, Lancashire, England 775

bullet  Information about this person:

• Background Information. 775
Thomas de Tunstall
had a son named William, who in 1241, obtained from Sarah, daughter of Robert de Stanton, a releases of six Oxgans of land in Austwick and two out of five oxgans in Cantsfield. William, son of Thomas de Tunstall, was living in 1246, when Joan widow of Roger de Tunstall claimed dower against him. In the same year he acquired from John de Cansfield seven oxgans of land in Cantsfield, with a further messuage and six oxgangs there, an eighth part of Old Wennington, and land in Wrayton.

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

• Background Information. 1031
"At Lancaster, on the Octave of St. Martin, 26 Henry III (18 Nov 1241).

"Between Sarah, daughter of Robert de Staunton, plaintiff, and William de Tunstall*, tenant of five oxgangs of land with appurtenances in Cauncefeud (Cantsfield); and between the said Sarah, plaintiff, and the said William, tenant of six oxgangs of land in Oustewyk (Austwick)."

* William de Tunstall, and his son occur in a concord of 1202. Thomas married Matilda, on of the daughter of Akarias de Austick, and had a son William who is the tenant of the land referred to in this concord.

~ Final Concords of the County of Lancaster, Part I, pp. 147-148

• Background Information. 775
son of Thomas de Tunstall in 1227 claimed 7s. 7˝d. yearly from Roger son of William de Tunstall in respect of 2 oxgangs of land held of him. It was agreed that Roger should hold for life by that rent [Final Conc. i, 48]. In 1235 William de Tunstall obtained a release of a plough-land in Tunstall from Gilbert de Kellet [ibid. 59. See Cal. Close, 1227-31, p. 228].

In 1246 it was alleged that Thomas de Tunstall, deceased, had granted to William de Tunstall, also deceased, the service of Roger his brother from 2 oxgangs of land, so that if Roger died without issue the land should remain to William son of William to hold of Thomas and his heirs. William son of Thomas refused at first to acknowledge the title of William son of William, but afterwards they agreed [Assize R. 404, m. 6 d.].

Ellis son of John son of Eve de Tunstall made a journey to Jerusalem and died on the way. He had held an oxgang of land in the township which his brother William claimed in 1292, but John son of William de Tunstall held it by grant of plaintiff's father and obtained a verdict; [Assize R. 408, m. 26 d., 68 d.]. William son of William de Tunstall claimed land against John son and heir of William de Tunstall, but was nonsuited [ibid. m. 25 d.].

In 1304 Isabel and Alina daughters of John de Tunstall recovered plats of meadow against Matthew de Redmayne, John son of John de Tunstall and others [ibid. 419, m. 9]. Robert de Shurvington claimed land against Thomas de Tunstall [ibid. 152, m. 19]. This may connect the township with the Leyland Tunstalls. Thomas son of John de Tunstall recovered land in Tunstall against John son of John, and Matthew de Redmayne, who warranted, was ordered to compensate the defendant [ibid. 173, m. 167; 178, m. 80].

~ A History of the County of Lancaster, Vol. VIII, p. 231

William married Eva de Cancefield.

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