Monday, July 20, 2015

Question from Myreen - Marshall Tunstall

I am seeking information on Marshall Tunstall, a descendant of Edward I, and some archbishops and Nevilles, related to most of the crowns of England and Europe, and direct thru his father from Brian the Shining Knight. He was in Virginia during the 1670s and died in the late 1690s. He intermarried with the Barons of de la Warre, who are direct descendents of Mary Boleyn. Also, seeking information on the Quarles of Virginia.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think people will struggle to answer this, as the Tudor period ended in 1603. I don't know if there are sites on the 17th century which may be able to help you. The only Tunstall I could think of at all was Cuthbert, and he died more than a century before the time you're looking at and had no children, so wouldn't be a direct ancestor either. If you know where he is from, ancestry.co.uk may be able to help you, some parish records do go back that far. Sorry I can't be of any help.

Myreen Moore Nicholson said...

Cuthbert Tunstall, who wrote the first math book in English and was the Bishop of Durham, and an executor of the will of Henry VIII, and to whom Saint Thomas More's Utopia was dedicated, was the half brother of Brian Tunstall. Brian and Cuthbert were the sons of Sir Thomas Tunstall of Thurland Castle, and Brian was the son of Alice Neville, the daughter of the Archbishop of York. The Archbishop was several times Chancellor of England, a great benefactor of Oxford, and had the biggest feast in history. Brian, Jr., was the father of Edmund Tunstall, who was the tobacco buyer for the king in Virginia. Edmunds's son Marshall lived above the Powhatan Pamunkey tribe, Pocahontas's tribe,was Clerk of Court for that County. The ruins of Tunstall remain. Marshall Tunstall married in England Jane Powhatan, possibly from the West family (the Lord De La Warres), further back, the tribe of Powhatan's brother, King of the Potomacs. The Tunstall children were raised by their uncle, Roger Tunstall, and the daughter Jane married Captain Quarles, who owned a warehouse near the tribe on the Pamunkey River.