Descendants group of William Tunks and Sarah Lyons
William (Tonks) Tunks was born in 1754 in England. He was a marine on the Sirius in the First Fleet to Australia in 1788. He had five children with a convict, Sarah Lyons, in Australia between 1792 and 1806. He died on 6 August 1821 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 67, and was buried in Sydney, NSW.
Sarah Lyons was born in 1763 in England. She was transported to Australia was a convict in 1790. She had five children with William (Tonks) Tunks in Australia between 1792 and 1806. She died on 27 July 1837 in Parramatta, New South Wales, at the age of 74.
We are descendants of William Tunks and Sarah Lyons and the association aims to promote and preserve their history and legacy.
On Sunday 3rd November members of TDAI and their partners and friends joined a guided tour of Goat Island. Goat Island is the largest island in Sydney Harbour, lying to the west of the Harbour Bridge between Balmain and Millers Point. It is a sandstone outcrop and the island covers an area of 5.4 hectares […]
Many cultures believe in honouring family members by naming children after their elders. These naming conventions may come in handy when identifying potential members of your ancestor’s immediate family. However, remember that not all parents followed these conventions precisely. They could always choose other people to honour such as close friends. Below is a common […]
21 TDAI Members attended a Guided Tour of the State Library and the Mitchell Library Wing on Tuesday 10 September. The facilities available for research are fantastic and the sheer majesty and historical significance of the Mitchell Wing, truly outstanding. The information provided by the volunteer guides was excellent and gave us all an appreciation […]