I had this in my notes and thought I would share. Not sure where I got it but I copied it word for word I would guess as written. I meant to verify it but never got around to it.
Another Tankersley family arrived in the Boston area in 1673.Note the following statement: "Genealogical Dictionary of New England," Vol. 4, (S to Z) page 253. "Birth record, George, Boston, by wife Tabitha had Sylvanus, b. 24 Sept. 1673, died soon; and Sylvanus again, 17 Sept 1674."
Lewis' Topographical Dictionary, published in 1844, states that in the Parish of Haxey in the Union of Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, a Free School was founded and endowed by Thomas Tankersley, Esq., in 1654. Vincent and Anthony Tankersley signed the above document in 1617.In the year 1611, the translation of the King James Version Bible caused the English language for the first time to become stabilized.Prior to this event, words were spelled phonetically.
The following information I found after reading you G2G question:
Sir Henry Tankersley b. 1595 (Yorkshire, England)
m. Lady Agnes Pictaveus
Reuben Tankersley b. 1640 (Yorkshire, England)
Lady Agnes Pictaveus was the daughter and coheiress of Roger Pictaveus, Lord of Burghwallis, and formerly De Bergo.
Located at the link below.