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Early Origins of the Tyldesley family

The surname Tyldesley 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 Tyldesley family

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Tyldesley Spelling Variations

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

Early Notables of the Tyldesley family

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...
  • At the time of the outbreak of the civil war Tyldesley was living at Myerscough Lodge, one of the estates inherited from his father, and, when war seemed unavoidable, was one of the first to whom Jame...

United States Tyldesley migration to the United States +

Some of the first settlers of this family name were:

Tyldesley Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
  • James Tyldesley, aged 40, who landed in America from Bolton, England, in 1907
  • Mildred Tyldesley, aged 9, who immigrated to the United States from Achton, England, in 1907
  • Elizabeth Tyldesley, aged 10, who landed in America from Achton, England, in 1907
  • Robert Tyldesley, aged 12, who immigrated to America from Bolton, England, in 1908
  • Raymond Tyldesley, aged 9, who landed in America from Tyldesley, England, in 1916
  • ... (More are available in all our PDF Extended History products and printed products wherever possible.)

Contemporary Notables of the name Tyldesley (post 1700) +

  • Catherine Tyldesley (b. 1983), English actress
  • Dick Tyldesley (1897-1943), Lancashire English cricketer
  • Ernest Tyldesley (1889-1962), English cricketer
  • Sir Thomas Tyldesley (1612-1651), supporter of Charles I and a Royalist commander during the English Civil War
  • Clive Tyldesley (1954-2010), English sports commentator, television presenter and voiceover artist
  • Johnny Tyldesley (1873-1930), Lancashire and England cricketer
  • Joyce Tyldesley, British archaeologist and Egyptologist, academic, writer and broadcaster

The Tyldesley 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 [accessed 21 January 2017]. on Facebook