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About THE CUMBERLAND TUNSTALLS
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I am Alan Tunstall and on my website I am aiming to link all of the Tunstalls from Cumberland 
who are descended from Moses Tunstall, born Burslem, Staffordshire in 1700. The Tunstalls of 
Burslem intermarried many times with the Wedgwood family of pottery fame, and Moses, whose mother 
was a Wedgwood, arrived in Cumberland in the 18th century to work as a potter.
 
He operated his pottery at Greysouthen, a village near Cockermouth and also, for a short time, 
from Dearham, a village near Maryport. His aunt, Margaret Tunstall, who was married to Aaron 
Wedgwood, had arrived in Cumberland  before Moses, in around 1697, and it is my belief that it 
was she who had encouraged her brother's son to follow her north to the county of Cumberland. All 
of the Wedgwoods in Cumbria descend from the Aaron Wedgwood/Margaret Tunstall union.
 
When the Cumberland potting trade of the Tunstall family came to an end, in around 1846, almost 
every male Tunstall pre-1901 was, according to local census records, a coalminer. There were a 
couple of policemen, one or two farmers, a joiner, a lime burner, and a few publicans, but in the 
main, all had found work in the local mines.
 
Interestingly there are three women in the Tunstall ancestry who all share the distinction of 
having had the most children - 12 each! They are Ann Fletcher, who was married to John Tunstall; 
Rachel Gribbins who was firstly married to Matthew Tunstall and then (following Matthew's death) 
became the wife of his half-cousin, John Tunstall; and Rona Rowland, who married William Tunstall 
in New Zealand, and whose offspring are, at the time of writing (July 2010) all still living. 
 
So this strong, proud lineage continues. I am indebted to all those who have contributed to this 
site and honoured to dedicate it to all those who have gone before. Without doubt their genes, and 
their spirit, live on.
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