Tillsley History, Family Crest & Coats of Arms

Early Origins of the Tillsley family

The surname Tillsley was first found in Lancashire at Tildesley or Tydelsley, a township and parochial district, in the union of Leigh, hundred of West Derby.

"Tyldesley, though unnoticed in Domesday Book, certainly formed part of the Norman barony of Warrington, being claimed to be within its jurisdiction in all pleas to quo warrantos by the lords of that honour or barony that have occurred. Under these barons, the proprietors who adopted the local name settled, holding by service of the tenth part of a knight's fee. The suits to the courts of the barony and hundred have long been disused; and the mesne manor, also, is nearly extinct. Of the family of Tyldesley was the celebrated royalist Sir Thomas Tyldesley." [1]

The township of Astley in Lancashire was another ancient family homestead. "The first recorded tenant of [Astley] manor who also held the neighbouring manor of Tyldesley occurs about the end of the twelfth century as Hugh son of Henry de Tyldesley. Henry de Tyldesley, lord of Tyldesley, was a juror on the inquest of the Gaston Scutage in 1243, and probably survived until after 1265. His successor, another Henry, was defendant in a plea at Lancaster in 1292, and father of a third Henry, to whom he gave the manor of Tyldesley, and of Hugh, to whom he gave this manor. In 1327 Hugh de Tyldesley was one of the men of this hundred summoned to join the king's forces on the marches of Scotland, and the year following was returned in an extent of the castle of Halton as holding this manor for the tenth part of a knight's fee. His name occurs both in Astley and Tyldesley in 1330 and 1332 with other free tenants " [2]

Another branch of the family was found at Blackpool in Lancashire at one time. "Fox Hall [in Blackpool], once a sequestered residence of the gallant family of Tildesley, is now a farmhouse." [1]

Early History of the Tillsley family

This web page shows only a small excerpt of our Tillsley research. Another 107 words (8 lines of text) covering the years 1672, 1596 and 1651 are included under the topic Early Tillsley History in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

Tillsley Spelling Variations

Spelling variations of this family name include: Tildesley, Tyldesley, Tildeslie, Tyldeslie, Tildsley and many more.

Early Notables of the Tillsley family (pre 1700)

Distinguished members of the family include Sir Thomas Tyldesley (1596-1651), English Royalist General. He was the elder son of Edward Tyldesley of Morleys Hall, Astley, in the parish of Leigh, Lancashire. "In early life he adopted the military profession and served in the wars in Germany. At the time of the outbreak of the civil war Tyldesley was living...
Another 58 words (4 lines of text) are included under the topic Early Tillsley Notables in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.

United States Tillsley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tillsley Settlers in United States in the 17th Century
  • Thomas Tillsley, who arrived in Maryland in 1672 [3]

The Tillsley Motto +

The motto was originally a war cry or slogan. Mottoes first began to be shown with arms in the 14th and 15th centuries, but were not in general use until the 17th century. Thus the oldest coats of arms generally do not include a motto. Mottoes seldom form part of the grant of arms: Under most heraldic authorities, a motto is an optional component of the coat of arms, and can be added to or changed at will; many families have chosen not to display a motto.

Motto: Regis et patria tantum valet amor
Motto Translation: (with)Great love for King and country

  1. ^ Lewis, Samuel, A Topographical Dictionary of England. Institute of Historical Research, 1848, Print.
  2. ^ 'Townships: Scarisbrick', in A History of the County of Lancaster: Volume 3, ed. William Farrer and J Brownbill (London, 1907), pp. 265-276. British History Online http://www.british-history.ac.uk/vch/lancs/vol3/pp265-276 [accessed 21 January 2017].
  3. ^ Filby, P. William, Meyer, Mary K., Passenger and immigration lists index : a guide to published arrival records of about 500,000 passengers who came to the United States and Canada in the seventeenth, eighteenth, and nineteenth centuries. 1982-1985 Cumulated Supplements in Four Volumes Detroit, Mich. : Gale Research Co., 1985, Print (ISBN 0-8103-1795-8)

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