Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Richard Tunks

MARRIAGE: Extracted record of Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Film No. 1472788. 4 Nov 1835 Mary Ann Lloyd and Richard Tonks.

BIRTHS: BURIALS: CHILDREN: Bishops Transcripts of Bitterley, Shropshire; FHC Film # 991,968. The entry for Richard Tunks states "1799 Dec 11 Richard s of Richard and Martha Tonks, b Dec 9, chr in the following year, not registered."

1841 CENSUS: Cold Hampton, Bitterley, Shropshire, England. FHC Film # 474,587. Richard Tunks age 40 Farmer of this county. Mary Tunks age 20, Charlotte Tunks age 4, Ann Tunks age 1. John Tunks age 9 MS. John Tunks is related and most likely a nephew as noted on the 1881 census.

1851 CENSUS: Bitterley Ashes, Shropshire, England. Richard aged 52 is a farmer of 250 acres. Mary Ann wife aged 33 born Cainham. Children Scharlotte 14, Richd 7, Elizabeth 5, Henry 1 and John Tunks age 19 servant.

1861 CENSUS: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 60 farmer, Mary A. Tunks wife age 42 born in Ludlow. Charlotte Shutt daughter married age 24, Richard son age 17, Henry son age 11, Clara Shutt grandaughter age 5, Maria Shutt grandaughter age 3 and Richard Shutt grandson age 8 months.

1871 CENSUS: Bedlam Farm, Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 73 Farmer of 100 acres; wife Mary Ann Tunks age 51, sons Richard Tunks age 26 and Henry Tunks age 21. Have a photo of this farm from GoogleEarth 2011.

DEATH: 1879 Jun qtr Ludlow, Shropshire, 6a 429. Richard Tunks age 35, born about 1844. Certificate in poss of submitter, obtained in 1997 from Gen Reg Office, London, England. 12 May 1879.

DEATH: 21 Nov 1880 Tunks Park, Bitterly. Richard Tunks age 80 yrs Farmer, cause of death congerva senile exhaustion. The mark of Henry Tunks son present at the death Tunks Park Bitterley. Certificate obtained 14 Jul 1997.

BURIAL: MIs for Bitterley. Grave No. 171 Richard son 1844-1879 of Park Farm. Richard father d. 1881. Have photo of the grave. "Richard Tunks of Tunks Farm, Bitterley who died May 12th 1879 age 35 years, Also of Richard Tunks, father of the above, who died Nov 20th 1880 We must all appear before the judgement seat of God."

1881 CENSUS: Park Farm, Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Mary Ann Tunks widow age 62 Farmer born Cainham. Henry Tunks son age 31 unmarried and manager of farm born in Bitterley, Shrops. John Tunks nephew age 48. Ellen Unitt niece age 20 domestic servant.

1891 CENSUS: The Banks, Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Mary Ann Tunks widow age 73 Partner with son on Farm born Cainham, Salop. Henry Tunks age 39 Farmer born Bitterley. Alice Tunks son's wife age 29 born Bromfield, Salop. Robert Jas Nash age 16 Employed on Farm born Bitterley, Salop.

DEATH: 1893 Jun qtr Ludlow, Shrops, 6a 34. Mary Ann Tunks age 74, born about 1819.


Mary Ann Lloyd

DEATH: 1893 Jun qtr Ludlow, Shrops, 6a 34. Mary Ann Tunks age 74, born about 1819.


Richard William Tunks

DEATH: 1879 Jun qtr Ludlow, Shropshire, 6a 429. Richard Tunks age 35, born about 1844.

DEATH: 1879 Jun qtr Ludlow, Shropshire, 6a 429. Richard Tunks age 35, born about 1844. Certificate in poss of submitter, obtained in 1997 from Gen Reg Office, London, England.

BURIAL: MIs for Bitterley. Grave No. 171 Richard son 1844-1879 of Park Farm. Richard father d. 1881. Have photo of the grave. "Richard Tunks of Tunks Farm, Bitterley who died May 12th 1879 age 35 years, Also of Richard Tunks, father of the above, who died Nov 20th 1881. We must all appear before the judgement seat of God."


Richard Tunks

CHRISTENING: Bitterley Parish Records, 8 Oct 1758 Richard son of Willm and Sarah Tonks.

BIRTHS: DEATHS: CHILDREN; BT's Bitterley, Shropshire, England. FHC Film #991,968.

BURIAL: BT's Bitterley, Shropshire, England. FHC Film # 991,968. Note: Age 80 years at time of burial.

WILL: Obtained from the Herefordshire Record Office, Harold Street, Hereford, HR1 2QX on 31 March 2003. The Will is dated 11 Oct 1836. He leaves everything to his wife Martha. No mention of any of the children. "In the name of God amen I Richard Tunks of Coldhampton in the township of Snitton and Parish of Bitterley and County of Salop do make this my last Will and Testament in the manner following I give and desire to my Wife Martha Tonks the whole of my personal Estate and Effects whatsoever and wheresoever and my desire is for my Wife Martha Tonks to have the whole of my property and to dispose of is as her thinks proper after my desease and I further desire for my wife Martha Tonks to pay all my just debts and funeral expenses and I do hereby nominate and apoint my said wife Martha Tonks to be sole executor to this my last Will hereby revoking all former Will or Wills by me made in Witness thereof I have her unto put my hand and said Sealed this 8th day of March in the year of our Lord 1830. The Mark of Richd Tonks. Witnesses John George and Francis Cheese. 11th Day of October 1836 On which at my appearance personally Martha Tonks alias Tonks Widow the sole Executrix in the within written Will named and was sworn in the form of Law before us. Sworn under £100. "

1841 CENSUS: West Town, Kingsland Parish, Herefordshire. Henry Copner age 30 a gardener, Elizabeth Copner age 40 and Martha Tunks lodger age 70. [This proves that Martha Tunks is her mother].

DEATH: 1 Feb 1844 at Bitterley. Martha Tunks female age 79 yrs, Widow of Richard Tunks, Farmer. Decay of Nature. The mark of Richard Tunks, occupier, Bitterley. Widow of Richard Tunks, age 79yrs. Certificate obtained 1997.

BURIAL: BT's Bitterley, Shropshire, FHC Film # 991,968. Martha Tunks of Bethlem, Bitterley, Feb 7th age 79 yrs.


Martha Wilkes

1841 CENSUS: West Town, Kingsland Parish, Herefordshire. Henry Copner age 30 a gardener, Elizabeth Copner age 40 and Martha Tunks lodger age 70. This proves that Martha Tunks is her mother.

DEATH: 1844 Mar qtr Ludlow Shropshire 18, 65. Martha Tunks.
!DEATH: 1 Feb 1844 at Bitterley. Martha Tunks female age 79 yrs, Widow of Richard Tunks, Farmer. Decay of Nature. The mark of Richard Tunks, occupier, Bitterley. Widow of Richard Tunks, age 79yrs. Certificate obtained 11 July 1997.

BURIAL: BT's Bitterley, Shropshire, FHC Film # 991,968. Martha Tunks of Bethlem, Bitterley, Feb 7th age 79 yrs.


Martha Tunks

CHRISTENING: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Bap 14 Jan 1798 Martha, dau of Richard and Martha Tunks.

MARRIAGE: 7 Nov 1822 Bitterley Shropshire. Martha Tunks and Richard Faulkner. Not sure where this was from.

MARRIAGE: 1839 Dec qtr Ludlow Shropshire 18, 111. Martha Tunks and Richard Faulkner. Ancestry.
!MARRIAGE: England and Wales Marriage Registration Index. 1839 Oct-Nov-Dec Ludlow, Shropshire, England. Name Richard Faulkner, Name Martha Tunks, Volume 18, Page 111, Line Number 16. [6/30/2017 Sent for cerrtificate].


Ann Tunks

CHRISTENING: Shropshire: Stanton Lacy, Bitterley - Parish Registers, Hereford Diocese. Born 9 May 1802, chr. 13 May 1802 Ann, d. of Richard and Martha Tunks. Book: Births and Christenings, 1799-1812. (Birth).

CHRISTENING: Baptism Place: Bitterley,Shropshire,England. Birth Date: 9 May 1802, Baptism Date: 13 May 1802. Name: Ann Tunks, Gender: Female. Father: Richard Tunks, Mother: Martha. FHL Film Number: 162090.


John Wilkes Tunks

BURIAL: 1807 Jan 6, John Wilkes Tunks age 1 week.


Thomas Wilkes Tunks

BURIAL: 1808 Apr 3, Thomas Wilks Tonks, aged 2 weeks.


Henry Copner

CHRISTENING: Pembridge, Herefordshire, England. 1807 Henry Copner, male, parents Thomas Copner and Priscilla. Souce Film No. 992725. This is very likely as Pembridge, Shobdon and Kingsland are within 2 miles of each other.

MARRIAGE: FFHS website. Radnorshire Marriage Index. Groom Henry Copner married Bride Elizabeth Wilks Tunks on 9 Dec 1830 in Parish of Llowes Licence? L Notes Gr-Shobdon, Hereford. This could mean that the groom came from Shobdon, which is close to Kingsland. Another entry in Herefordshire Strays Index states; Groom Henry Copner of Shobdon, Hef, had Quaker marriage to Elizabeth Wilks Tunks at Llowes, Rad. 9 Dec 1830.

1841 CENSUS: West Town, Kingsland, Herefordshire. Henry Copner age 30 a gardener, Elizabeth Copner age 40 and Martha Tunks lodger age 70. This proves that Martha Tunks is her mother. All not of this county.

DEATH: 1846 GRO Certificate obtained January 2006. 21 Sep 1846 Kingsland Henry Copner male age 41 years a gardener. Cause of death gastro enteritis certified. Elizabeth Butler present at the death.


Elizabeth Wilks Tunks

NOTE: On the website of Roger Corfield at http://corfield.port5.com, he has "Isabella Tunks being born to Richard Tunks and an Elizabeth". His information is not correct as I have detemined that Isabella and her sister are illegitimate daughters of Elizabeth Wilks Tunks. I have found more information that their mother was Elizabeth Wilks Tunks, daughter of Richard Tunks and Martha Wilkes, and that Elizabeth married a Henry Copner. Census records also back this up. There is a book "A History of the Corfields" ISBN 064614336 by Justin J. Corfield but he has some mistakes.

CHRISTENING: IGI Stoke St Milborough Parish Record, Elizabeth Tonks 2 Dec 1795 parents Richard Tonks and Martha.

BIRTH: CHILD: Elizabeth Tunks is entered in Ludlow Parish Church records as the parent of Isabella Tunks, and is living in Mill Street, Ludlow and is a servant. No father is entered. However, on the marriage certificate of Isabella Tunks to William Corfield in 1841, her father is entered as Richard Tunks, farmer. (She may have used her grandfather's name to save embarrassment).

MARRIAGE: FFHS website. Radnorshire Marriage Index. Groom Henry Copner married Bride Elizabeth Wilks Tunks on 9 Dec 1830 in Parish of Llowes Licence? L Notes Gr-Shobdon, Hereford.
Another entry in Herefordshire Strays Index states; Groom Henry Copner of Shobdon, Hef, had Quaker marriage to Elizabeth Wilks Tunks at Llowes, Rad. 9 Dec 1830.

1841 CENSUS: West Town, Kingsland Parish, Herefordshire. Extracted as Copnar. Henry Copner age 30 Gardener, Elizabeth Copner age 40 and Martha Tunks lodger age 70. [This proves to me that Martha Tunks is her mother]. All not of this county.

CHRISTENING: IGI James Stevens 3 Jun 1821 Kingsland, Hereford, to parents Paul and Mary Stevens.
!1841 CENSUS: Longford, Kingsland, Herefordshire. Paul Stevens age 59 Mason, Mary Stevens age 45, Edward Stevens age 20, James Stevens age 20 Joiner.

1851 CENSUS: Kingsland, Herefordshire. James Stevens age 30 Master Carpenter born in Kingsland. Mary Stevens wife age 30 born in Shobden. Mary daughter age 3, James T. son age 1. Elizabeth Copner visitor age 54 born Bitterley, Shropshire. John Davies, apprentice age 18. Ann Williams age 13, general servant.

1861 CENSUS: Back Street, Mamble, Worcs. Wm Corfield age 53 Gardener born Silvington, Salop. Isabella Corfield wife age 43 born Salop. Andrew son age 12 born Bayton, Elias son age 10, Isabella daughter age 5, Eliza daughter age 3 born in Mamble. Elizabeth Copner mother-in-law, widow age 65, mother to wife, born in Bitterley, Salop. [ I finally found out on 29 Apr 2005, who Elizabeth Tunks married after all these many years of research].

1871 CENSUS: Village, Mamble, Worcs. William Corfield age 63 Gardener born Silvington, Salop. Isabella Corfield wife age 52 Charwoman born Ludlow, Salop. Elizabeth Copner widow and a visitor age 75 a German Wool Worker born in Bitterley, Salop. Isabella Corfield is unmarried age 17 General Servant Domestic born in Bayton, Worcs. She is living with the Hanston family in Aston, Nr Birmingham.

NOTE: After finding Elizabeth Tunks as Elizabeth Copner on the 1861 census, I am of the opinion because of her age, that she is the sister to Richard Tunks and that I had mis-connected her at one time. She is the daughter of Richard Tunks the elder, and that she had two daughters out of wedlock. She later married Henry Copner a gardener. I found their marriage and was surprised to find her name as Elizabeth Wilks Tunks, which again confirms her definite connection to Richard Tunks and Martha Wilks.

DEATH: 1878: GRO references found 1878 Sep qtr Cleobury Mortimer 6a 354. Certificate obtained May 2005. 31 Aug 1878 Village Mamble Elizabeth Copner age 83yrs widow of Henry Copner a gardener, of natural decay. The mark of Isabella Corfield, daughter, present at the death.


Thomas Lloyd

NOTE: Father noted as Thomas Lloyd on marriage entry of daughter Ann Lloyd.

1841 CENSUS:

1851 CENSUS: Edgmond, Shropshire. John Lloyd head mar age 29 Ag Labourer born Wytheford, Shropshire. Hannah wife age 32 Washerwoman born Eyton, Shropshire. Emma Lloyd daughter age 5 born Edgmond, William Lloyd son age 3, Richard son age 1. Anne Lloyd mother widow age 73 Pauper Labourer's widow born Tibberton, Shrops.


Richard Shutt

MARRIAGE: Bitterley Parish Register, Film No. 918,869. Feb 11, 1857 Richard Shutt of full age Farmer, father Thomas Shutt Farmer. Charlotte Tunks age 20 father Richard Tunks, Farmer. Witnesses Benjamin Joseph Price and Catherine Jones.

1861 CENSUS: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 60 Farmer, Mary A. Tunks wife age 42 born in Ludlow. Charlotte Shutt daughter married age 24, Richard son age 17, Henry son age 11. Clara Shutt grandaughter age 5, Maria Shutt grandaughter age 3 and Richard Shutt grandson age 8 months.

NOTE: I am unable to find this family on any census after the 1861. Possibly emigrated.

MARRIAGE: Richard Shuter Sr b. 23 January 1823, d. 6 Jul 1912 at Castor, Ontario, Canada.


Clara May Shutt

1861 CENSUS: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 60 farmer, Mary A. wife age 42 born in Ludlow. Charlotte Shutt daughter married age 24, Richard son age 17, Henry son age 11r. Clara Shutt grandaughter age 5, Maria Shutt grandaughter age 3 and Richard Shutt grandson age 8 months.


Maria Shutt

1861 CENSUS: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 60 farmer, Mary A. wife age 42 born in Ludlow. Charlotte Shutt daughter married age 24, Richard son age 17, Henry son age 11. Clara Shutt grandaughter age 5, Maria Shutt grandaughter age 3 and Richard Shutt grandson age 8 months.


Richard Shutt

BIRTH: 1860 Sep qtr Ludlow, Hereford, 6a 487. Richard Shutt.

1861 CENSUS: Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Richard Tunks age 60 farmer, Mary A. wife age 42 born in Ludlow. Charlotte Shutt daughter married age 24, Richard son age 17, Henry son age 11. Clara Shutt grandaughter age 5, Maria Shutt grandaughter age 3 and Richard Shutt grandson age 8 months.


William Tunks

CHRISTENING: Bitterley, Shropshire. Born 12 Dec 1732, 13 Feb 1786 Bap William Tunks

MARRIAGE 1st: William was married to Sarah Broom about 1755, and she died in 1790 aged 55 yrs.

MARRIAGE 2nd: 19 Jun 1799 Bitterley, Shropshire. Willm Tunks, widr and Elizabeth Hughes, wid, w Milborough Clee, William Nott.

NOTE: The register shows a daughter Ann born to William and Sarah Tunks (Tonks) in 1769. His first wife Sarah died in 1790. William was 66 when he remarried.

BURIALS: 12 Dec 1813 BT's Bitterley, Shropshire, England. FHC Film No.991,968. William Tunks aged 78 yrs.

NOTE: William was a Church Warden.


John Wilks

MARRIAGE: Found in IGI.
!MARRIAGE: 8 Apr 1763 in P. of Stanton Lacy, Shropshire, England. John Wilks and Martha George by lic., Witnesses William Penny and Thos Holloway.


Richard Roberts

CHRISTENING: Llanvair, Waterdine, Shropshire. 12 Mar 1809 Richard Roberts, parents Richard & Ann Roberts. FHL Film Number 510667.

MARRIAGE: Burford, Salop. 21 Oct 1832 Sarah Tunks, Richard Roberts. Found on Ancestry by Richard Wright.

1841 CENSUS: Salop Street, Dudley, Worcs. Richard Roberts age 30 Miner not in county, Sarah Roberts age 30. Mary Roberts age 13, Eliza Roberts age 11, John Roberts age 8, Ann Roberts age 5, Joseph Roberts age 2, Martha Roberts age 2. All not in this county. [The first three children are the illegitimate children of Sarah].

1851 CENSUS: Salop Street, Dudley, Worcs. Richd Roberts age 41 Coal Carrier born Knighton, Radnor. Sarah Roberts wife age 41 born Ludlow, Shropshire. Eliza dau age 21 Nail Maker born Clee Hills, Salop. Jno son age 18 Coal Miner born Clee Hills, Salop. Ann dau age 15 servt born Clee Hills, Salop. Joseph son age 12 born Dudley, Martha dau age 12 born Dudley. Emma dau age 1 born Dudley, George son age 2 mo born Dudley.

1861 CENSUS: St James Terrace, Dudley, Worcs. Richard Roberts age 54 Coal Hewer born Knighton. Sarah Roberts wife age 53 born Ludlow, Shropshire. Joseph Roberts son age 22 Coal Miner, Emma dau age 11, Sarah Jane dau age 7. Ann Hicks dau marr age 25 born Dudley, Worcs. Rebecca Hicks granddaughter age 4 born Dudley, Annie Hicks granddaughter age 2 born Dudley.

DEATH: Sarah Roberts about 22 Nov 1865 in Dudley, Worcs.

1871 CENSUS: 46 Chapel St, Dudley, Worcs. Richard Roberts head mar age 62 Crippled in Pit born Radnorshire. Emma Rey dau mar age 22 born Dudley, Worcs. William Rey son-in-law mar age 22 Miner born Dudley, Worcs. John Tonks nephew age 19 Miner born Dudley. William Tonks nephew age 14 Miner born Dudley [parent of boys James Tunks in Dudley].

1881 CENSUS: Carr Hall, Methley, Yorkshire. William Hnry Wray head mar age 32 Coal Miner born Dudley, Worcs. Emma wife age 31, Charles son age 5 born Methley, Alice dau age 7 mos born Methley. Richard Roberts father-in-law Widr age 74 formerly Coal Miner, noted as cripple, born Knighton, Radnorshire. Eliza Roberts niece age 16 born Dudley. John Walker lodger age 21 Coal Miner born Gringley, Nottingham.

DEATH: 1884 Sep qtr Pontefract Yorkshire 9c 90. Richard Roberts age 76, born about 1808.
!DEATH: 11 Sep 1884 at Carr Hall, Methley. Richard Roberts male age 76 years, Green Grocer, died of Senectus Bronchitis 2 days. John Roberts, grandson, present at death.
!BURIAL: St Oswald, Methley, Yorkshire. Richard Roberts of Methley 14 Sep 1884 age 76 yrs.


Sarah Tunks

NOTE: I contacted Robyn who had been saving records for the Tunks line. rs7983 Robyn. Her email is
robyn6149@gmail.com. Sarah is her third gt grandmother.

CHRISTENING: Stanton Lacy, Bitterley, Shropshire - Parish Record Hereford Diocese. b.6 Jun 1809, chr 9 Jun 1809 Sarah d. of Richard and Martha Tonks.

CHRISTENINGS: Bt's Bitterley, Shropshire, England. FHC Film #991,968. The first three children born to Sarah are noted as illegitimate.


Mary Ann Tunks

CHRISTENING: Name Mary Ann Tonks gender Female christening date 24 Jan 1828 christening place BITTERLEY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND father's name none, mother's name Sarah Tonks. FHL film number 918869.


Eliza Tunks

CHRISTENING: name Eliza Tonkes gender Female christening date 17 Feb 1830 christening place BITTERLEY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND father's name none mother's name Sarah Tonkes. FHL film number 918869.


John Williams Tunks

CHRISTENING: name John Williams Tonks gender Male christening date 22 Aug 1832 christening place BITTERLEY, SHROPSHIRE, ENGLAND father's name none; mother's name Sarah Tonks film number 918869.

1841 CENSUS: Cold Hampton, Bitterley, Shropshire. Richard Tunks age 40 Farmer, Mary Tunks age 20, Charlotte Tunks age 4, Ann Tunks age 7, John Tunks age 9 MS, all in county.

1851 CENSUS: Bitterley Ashes, Shropshire, England. Richard aged 52 is a farmer of 250 acres. Mary Ann wife aged 33 born Cainham. Children Scharlotte 14, Richd 7, Elizabeth 5, Henry 1 and John Tunks age 19 servant.

1881 CENSUS: Park Farm, Bitterley, Shropshire, England. Mary Ann Tunks widow age 62 Farmer born Cainham. Henry Tunks son age 31 unmarried and manager of farm born in Bitterley, Shrops. John Tunks nephew age 48. Ellen Unitt niece age 20 domestic servant.

NOTE: I think that John is living on the census records with his Uncle Richard and Aunt Mary Ann as a servant; 1841, 1851, 1861, 1871 and 1881. Cannot find him on the 1891.