James Good Tunny
Margaret (Smith) Tunny
1st wife of JG Tunny
Reproduced with acknowledgement to Sheldon Cunningham
Addresses: not on case
Sheldon Cunningham who supplied this photo and wrote:
is that it may be one of the wives of J G Tunny."
Sheldon Cunningham, Plano, Texas, USA:
Bukits believes that the woman in
this photo may well be the same as in the photo below.
If this photo is of one of Tunny's wives, Julian suggests that
it may be
"It won't be Elizabeth posing with her
second child as she would have been looking rather ill by
The woman looks too young to be the
first wife Margaret. (If it was, she'd have been at least
26-27) and I have this gut feeling that Elizabeth would have been
a young-looking girl and very attractive, which is what this girl
Also, notice the Edinburgh shawl she
is wearing - could this be one that Tunny's father made?"
Julian Bukits, Edinburgh: February 2007
Julian Bukits wrote:
"I'm going to make an educated guess
that this photo and C. below are both of JG Tunny's 1st wife,
Margaret (Smith) Tunny,
aged 26 (b. 1822), probably taken not long after the birth of
their first child, Cornelius, in 1848.
This would explain why there
is just the one child in photo B. above.
Both photos are obviously of the same
young lady; note the ringlets in her hair and the shape of her
face. I would also go as far as to say that there is a similarity
in her eyes and face to the eyes and faces of the three boys in
this Tunny Family photo, who would be her sons.
Southside, Edinburgh: November 16, 2010
"This photo and the one below are both
Ambrotypes, a process that was not invented until 1851,
photos must have been taken a little later than Julien suggests.
Tunny was keen to experiment with new
processes, so he would no doubt have been an early user of the
Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh: November 19, 2010