Tunesi of Liongam, John
Genealogist and Heraldic Researcher
I have over thirty years experience of genealogical and heraldic research which included some nine years as a research assistant to various officers of arms at the College of Arms in the City of London.
I undertake all manner of genealogical research as well as offering an heraldic identification service to antique dealers, auction houses and collectors.
I have a particular interest in the following:
The history of the Livery Companies of the City of London having served as the Master of the Worshipful Company of Scriveners for the year 2013 – 2014.
Peerage and Gentry families with particular emphasis on the Tudor and Stuart periods.
British Military History.
I was elected as a FSA Scot in 2003.
1987 - 1996
Research Assistant at College of Arms (Various Officers of Arms)
1992 - 1995
Factor to Garter Principal King of Arms. at College of Arms (Sir Conrad Swan)
2009 to date.
Honorary Secretary at The Heraldry Society
2012 to date.
Assistant Regimental Archivist at RHQ Welsh Guards
2008 to date.
Member of the Executive Committee (Secretary 2015 to date). at Hertfordshire Family History Society
2013 to date.
Honorary Secretary (Chairman 2015 to date). at The Society of Heraldic Arts
2010 to date.
Genealogist to the Council at Council of Scottish Armigerous Clans and Families
Postgraduate Diploma [PGDip] in Genealogical Studies at University of Strathclyde
Dissertation: ‘A study of the genealogy of Francis Thomas de Grey Cowper, seventh and last Earl Cowper through the sepulchral heraldry displayed on his tomb at the Church of St Mary with St John, Hertingfordbury, Hertfordshire’
2009 - 2010
MSc in Advanced Professional Studies [Genealogical Studies] at University of Strathclyde
Thesis: ‘The Bloody Hand – The Sixth Hereditary Degree: Seventeenth Century Cash for Honours? A study of the social and genealogical connections of the first one hundred Baronets of England 1611 – 1618’