I have discovered today that there is an error in most of the family trees involving John Tunnicliff Jr on Ancestry and on the internet. He was born about 1750 in the UK, married Hannah Hudson in Albany NY and they had numerous children there and there are now many descendants
All the trees show John Tunnicliff Jr as son of John Tunnicliff Snr of Kirk Langley, Derbyshire and his first wife Elizabeth Tunnicliff (a cousin) of Mapleton (or Mappleton), Derbyshire. John Snr emigrated with his second wife and children and lived near Butternuts, NY
I have discovered today that this might not be correct. It seems the child John born in 1750 did not come to America, he died in childhood, and it also seems that the father John Tunnicliff did not die in the USA.
This means that the John Tunnicliff who married Hannah Hudson might NOT have been the son of John Tunnicliffe Snr and his first wife Elizabeth
John Tunnicliff, born and baptised in 1750, died at the age of four years (soon after his mother)
This is shown at a website which shows "Some Memorial Inscriptions - Mappleton, Derbyshire - St Mary's Churchyard" as follows:
A11. Elizabeth, wife of John TUNNICLIFF,
11 April 1753, [age] 25
Also near this place lies the
Body of Ann TUNNICLIFF, their daughter,
Who died on her Birth day, 8 Feb 1758, 5yrs
A12. John TUNNICLIFF,
17 June 1780, [age 64]
John, son of John & Elizabeth TUNNICLIFF,
2 Nov 1754, [age] 4yrs
for confirmation seehttp://www.wishful-thinking.org.uk/genuki/DBY/Mappleton/MIs....
This should put the cat amongst the pigeons! Even so, it is clear that a John and Mary Tunnicliff of Langley Lodge, Kirk Langley, Derbyshire and at least two of their children (eg William and Joseph) did come to Albany and Butternuts.
So where did John Tunnicliff junior come from? Presumably a relative, nephew, etc?