Subject: Re: Meaning of Tinsley
Author: S Duncan   (guest)
Date: June 17, 2003 at 12:16 PM
Reply to: Last name... by Leah Tinsley

Robin Hood Bold Outlaw from Loxley - Norman Conquest

Leah - sorry this wouldn't drop as a link but there is the address. Tinsley means "field of council". It is from Old English. The original estate was granted by William the Conqueror to a John de Busli, a Norman that accompanied him from France to war against the Anglo-Saxons. He was the first Lord of Tinsley. Tinsley was quite likely a surname taken by the people who lived on the land. The page referenced is a quick lesson in the Normans and Wm. the Conqueror.
Hope this helps.
S Duncan

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