Guillaume Tonnelier

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Guillaume Tonnelier

Also Known As: "Guilluaun Tunnell 'Tonniier"", "William"
Birthdate: (65)
Birthplace: Plélan-le-Grand, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
Death: 1740 (64)
Scarborough, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Immediate Family:

Son of Thomas Tonniler and Jaquette Tonniler
Husband of French Lady Tonnelier and Julienne Peraine
Father of William Tunnell, Sr.; John Tunnell and James Tunnell
Brother of Perrine Tonniler and Helen Tonniler

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About Guillaume Tonnelier

Guillaum Tonnelier/Tunnelier's name became Anglicized to William Tunnell/Tunnel. (Various spellings in different records). Record in the 1600's seem to use the French name, in the 1700's the change is noted.

Guillaum (Sr.) & Julienne or Helnne (Preaine) Tonnelier were married c. 1700 in France.

According to descendant Nancy M. C. Brown of TX, Guillaume and his wife fled by rowboat from France to England with their first child, Guillaume Jr., who later became William Tunnell. [They must have been Hugenot (French Protestants), escaping the threat of death under the Catholic government of France.] They ended up in northern England, in Yorkshire.


Moved to England Scarbrough, North Riding, Yorkshire, england 1702 pr 1703. Wife name unkown

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Guillaume Tonnelier's Timeline

December 10, 1675
Plélan-le-Grand, Ille-et-Vilaine, Brittany, France
March 1702
Age 26
Plouigneau, Bretagne, France
Age 64
Scarborough, West Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom
Age 64