Tuke family

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The Tuke family of York were family of Quaker innovators involved in establishing:

They included four generations. The main Tukes were:

Others included:

  • William Murray Tuke (1822-1903), who gained his second name from Lindley Murray
  • Dame Margaret Jansen Tuke, D.B.E., M.A. (1862-1947) Principal of Bedford College, London University
  • Henry Scott Tuke (12 June 1858 – 13 March 1929), British painter and photographer, is best remembered for his paintings of naked boys and young men, which have earned him a status as a pioneer of gay male culture
  • Daniel Hack Tuke (1827–1895), was a prominent campaigner for humane treatment of the insane

See also[edit]


  • Willam K Sessions and E.Margaret Sessions (1971) The Tukes of York in the Seventeenth, Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries Ebor Press, York. (Includes family tree of 12 generations, pp. 116–117.)

External links[edit]

History of York: Tuke family and Rowntree's