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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sir Thomas Tunstall & Isabel Harrington

738798. Sir Thomas Tunstall & 738799. Isabel Harrington

~1370, Thomas born in Lancashire, England, s/o 1477596. William de Tunstall & 1477597. Alice Lindsey.

~1375, Isabel born in England, d/o 1477482. Sir Nicholas Harrington & 1477483. Isabel English.

Bef. 1392, Thomas of Thurland, Lancaster married Isabel.

6/1399, King Richard II made an expedition to Ireland.

7/4/1399, Henry Bolingbroke [a Lancastrian] landed at Ravenspur; then proceeded through the Lancastrian lands in the north and took York. [Henry IV invaded while Richard II was in Ireland.]

9/29/1399, Richard II, a prisoner in the Tower, abdicated his crown to Henry.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England.

10/10/1399, Thomas one of those commissioned to deliver all the fruits and profits pertaining to the alien priory of Lancaster.

7/22/1400, Grant by Robert Banes of Melling and Robert Holme to Thomas, son of Thomas Tunstall, knt., of the lands and tenements in Kirkby Lonesdale with the fourth part of the lordship of the said vill, which they had by the gift of the said Thomas Tunstall, knt.

2/1401, Writ of ‘super sedeas onmino’ in respect of any process against Richard de Houghton, Thomas Tunstall, ... appointed to make inquisition concerning waste ... in the alien priory of Lancastre, as the said Thomas made oath in chancery that the commission was never delivered. (S) CCRs.

10/14/1402, Sir Thomas founded Thurland castle when King Henry IV granted him license to crenellate the manor, and to enclose and impark 1000 acres of meadow, wood and moore of his soil called ‘Fairethwayt,’ co. Lancaster. (S) CPRs.

1403-04, “The King to Thomas Tunstall, knight: indenture: setting out the conditions of the retainer of the grantee's services in peace and war for life as from 1399: the grantee to receive 50 marks a year, rents secured on lands at Hest, ….” (S) UKNA.

1403-04, “Grant: Thomas de Tunstall knight to William de Tunstall his son …” (S) UKNA.

1404-05, “Bond: William de Thornton de Staynforth Brigg … bound to Thomas de Tunstall knight in £400.” (S) UKNA.

By 1407, Isabel died.


12/1400–6/1407, Thomas married 2nd Joan Mowbray, d/o 1477540. John de Mowbray & 1477541. Elizabeth Seagrave.

6/8/1407, Writ commanding the escheator of Northumberland to inquire into the ages of Johanna and Elizabeth sisters and heirs of William son and heir of the late Sir Henry of Heton knight, …; and to cite Sir Thomas of Tunstalle knight, and Johanna his wife, executrix of the late Sir Thomas Gray of Heton, to appear in Chancery for their interest, Sir Thomas Grey and Johanna having the ward of the late Sir Henry's lands. Westminster.

1407, Thomas Tunstall, Knt., and wife Joan, sued the abbot of Alnwick regarding cattle worth £100.

3/24/1411, “Alice widow of Sir Thomas de Musgrave … Land … for her life on condition she enfeoff Sir Thomas de Tunstall and Richard de Musgrave for £20 rent.” (S) UKNA.

1411, Kirkby Lonsdale held by Thomas Tunstall, knt., of Phillipa, duchess of Ireland. (S) Barony of Kendale, V2, 1924.

3/20/1413, Henry V succeeded Henry IV as King of England.

7/9/1413, Thomas Parr’s wardship [born 1407] surrendered to Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland Castle and others for 200 marks. [Future son-in-law, probably date of marriage arrangement to Alice.]

1414, Thomas a justice of the peace for Westmorland.

4/1415, Thomas to serve King Henry V for one year in France. (S) UKNA.

18/13/1415, King Henry V’s force of 12,000 landing at the mouth of the Seine at Harfleur.

9/22/1415, English capture Harfleur after a siege.

0/25/1415, Thomas fought at the battle of Agincourt, supplying 6 men-at-arms and 18 horse archers. The English longbows gave “a terrifying hail of arrow shot.” French estimate of their own dead of 4,000 would imply a ratio of nearly 9 to 1 in favour of the English.

1415, Thomas granted the town of Ponthieu, France.

11/5/1415, Sir Thomas died. [Assumed in France.] Thomas held the manors of Burrow, Lancaster, previously held by his father, and the manor of Leck. (S) Hist. of Lancaster, V8, 1914, Burrow with Burrow.

(S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P643. (S) Of Sceptred Race, Watson, 1910, P187.

Children of Thomas and Isabel:

i. Sir Thomas Tunstall, born ~1394 in England.

1425-6, Thomas heir to his older brother William.

1418-26, Thomas married Eleanor, d/o Henry, 3rd Lord Fitzhugh, widow of Sir Philip Darcy.

2/18/1426, Thomas and Eleanor pardoned for marrying without permission.

1426, Sir Thomas knighted after the battle of Verneuil.

5/4/1431, Thomas on a commission of array for West Riding, Yorkshire to prepare to go to France.

ii. Margaret Tunstall, born ? in England.

Bef. 1428, Margaret married Ralph de Pudsey [his 2nd, 6 children].

Margaret died.

1468, Ralph died.

iii. Alice Tunstall (369399), born by 1407 in England.