John de Tunstall
- Born: Bef 1275, Thurland, Lancashire, England
- Marriage: Gundreda
- Died: Abt 1315, Cantsfield, Thurland, Lancashire, England 755
Noted events in his life were:
• Background Information. 755
A son named John de Tunstall succeeded William de Tunstall. This John de Tunstall was succeeded, by his son of the same name.
John, son of John de Tunstall was engaged in various pleas in 1295 and later. His wife was named Gundreda. Roger de Burgh and John's widow, Gundreda, were the executors of John de Tunstall's will.
William, 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.
~ A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume VIII, pp. 232-237
• Records and Notes. 755
William 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, footnote (4)
John married Gundreda. (Gundreda was born about 1281 in Lancashire, England.)