~1335, William born in Lancashire, England, s/o §§William de Tunstall.
1354–59, William’s father died.
1359, William in possession of Thurland.
1363, Assigning commission of oyer and terminer … People Mentioned: Richard de Willoughby; Peter de la Mare; …; William Basset, justice; Simon de Drayton, justice; Thomas de Ferrers, justice; Richard de la Pole; …; Simon Pakman, justice; … William de Tunstall; … (S) UKNA.
1367-68, Lease: William de Tunstall to Sarah late wife of Mathew de Burgh 4 acres arable in Netherburgh in Lonesdale. [Nottingham] (S) UKNA.
11/25/1370, Between William de Tunstall, plaintiff, and Robert de Dykheved, and Isolda his wife, deforciants of the manors of Overburgh [Over Burrow] and Nethirburgh [Nether Burrow] in Lonesdale, and of 1 oxgang of land, 6s. 8d. of rent, and 2 parts of 13 acres of pasture in Leek [Leck] in Lonesdale. … for which William gave them £200. (S) Lancashire Fines, Pt2, 1902.
1374, William de Tunstall claimed a messuage and an oxgang of land in Tunstall, and 5 messuages, 8 oxgangs of land, &c., in Leck against the Abbot of Croxton.
11/26/1375, Record of proceedings before the king and council, upon an averment made by John de Lancastre, brother of Margaret daughter and heir of Nicholas de Layburne who is deaf and dumb from her birth, that the said Margaret is by William de Tunstall and Thomas de Layburne ofttimes eloigned in divers remote parts, sometimes in Ireland and sometimes in other parts, so that she nor any of her friends might sue for right of her heritage. (S) CCRs. [William and Thomas were committed to Fleet prison. William was released after paying a fine of 1 mark.]
1375, The Abbot of Croxton had to defend his right against William de Tunstall, who alleged that his namesake and ancestor had presented a certain Roger Pety in the time of Henry III, and that institution had been given.
1376, William de Tunstall granted free warren in Burrow.
1376, The wardship of Roger, son and heir of Matthew de Burgh, was claimed by William de Tunstall.
1377, William de Tunstall granted a piece of land in Nether Burrow to Sarah widow of Matthew de Burgh for life.
1379-80, Fines paid for various writs: … James de Pykeryng; … William de Tunstall; John de Assheton, kt.; John Botiller, chivaler, and Alice, his wife; Agnes, widow of William Cupper of Chester; … (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt3, 1905.
1382-83, Quit claim: John de Redemane to William de Tunstall claim to manor of Maysynghill. Thornton in Lonsdale. [Nottingham] (S) UKNA.
4/16/1384, Memorandum of acknowledgment before William de Tunstall esquire, by virtue of a dedimus potestatem which is on the file for this year. (S) CCRs.
8/8/1384 at Lancaster, Between William de Tunstall, plaintiff, and William de Austewyk, of Arkholme, and Joan, his wife, deforciants of 2 messuages, … William de Austewyk and Joan acknowledged the said tenements to be the right of William de Tunstall, for which William de Tunstall granted them to William and Joan for their lives, rendering a rose … After the decease of William and Joan the said tenements to revert to William de Tunstall and his heirs for ever. (S) CCRs.
1384-85, Fines paid for various writs: … Walter de Strikeland; … William de Tunstall; … (S) Final Concords for Lancashire, Pt3, 1905.
1387, William died.
(S) Hist. of Lancaster, V8, 1914, Burrow with Burrow (Nether and Over), and Tunstall, and Cantsfield.
· 1202, Akarias de Austwick came to an agreement with William de Tunstall and Thomas his son respecting boundaries and common rights in Thurland.
· 1208, Akarias de Austwick settled a dispute over Cantsfield, settled by multiple parties including Thomas de Tunstall, Maud his wife.
· 1241, William, s/o Thomas de Tunstall, obtained from Sarah daughter of Robert de Stanton a release of 6 oxgangs of land in Austwick, and 2 out of 5 oxgangs in Cantsfield.
· 1246, Joan widow of Roger de Tunstall claimed dower against William s/o Thomas de Tunstall.
· 1246, William s/o Thomas de Tunstall, acquired from John de Cansfield 7 oxgangs of land in Cantsfield, with a further messuage and 6 oxgangs there, an eighth part of Old Wennington, and land in Wrayton.
· William de Tunstall succeeded by John de Tunstall (I), and John’s son John de Tunstall (II).
· John de Tunstall (II) was succeeded by his son William.
· William’s father William a minor in 1315, when his wardship was claimed by John s/o Robert de Harrington.
· 1328, The Abbot of Croxton claimed a debt of 20 marks from William de Tunstall.
· 4/21/1354, Between William Careless, knight, and Emma his wife, plaintiffs … homages and all the services of … William de Tunstall … (S) Lancashire Fines, Pt2, 1902.
Child of William and Alice:
i. Thomas Tunstall (738798), born ~1370 in Lancashire, England.