George Bunker

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ChartsAncestors of Jennie Luene Logan (#1)
Ancestors of Jennie Luene Logan (#2)
George Bunker, son of Timothy Bunker and Elizabeth (---), was born probably shortly before his baptism at Tingrith, Bedford, England, 25 April 1621.1 He drowned at Topsfield, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 26 May 1658.2

George married (1) Elizabeth Godfrey, daughter of Thomas Godfrey and Elizabeth Mead, at Moulden, Bedford, England, 5 May 1644;2,3 he married (2) Jane (---), whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), say 1650.

Often said to be a son of William, a Huguenot in England, but his baptism, marriage, and baptism of his son William at Tingrith and Maulden, and the his parent's apparant marriage at Houghton Regis, all in near vicinity in Bedfordshire lead to the conclusion he is the son of Timothy and Joane (Massadar) Bunker

He initially lived at Ipswich, but resided at Topsfield after his marriage to Jane. She is sometimes named as Jane Godfey, but this appears to be a confusion with his first wife.

His widow presented his inventory of £300 on 20 June following his death. His children were named as Elizabeth, aged 12; William, 10; Mary, 6; Ann, 4 ; and Martha, 1 and 1/2.2

Family 1

Elizabeth Godfrey b. 1626, d. bef. 1650
Children

Family 2

Jane (---) d. 31 Oct 1662
Children
  • Mary Bunker+6,2 b. 11 May 1652, d. 19 May 1724
  • Ann Bunker7,2 b. 1654
  • Martha Bunker2 b. 28 Nov 1656, d. 21 Sep 1744

Citations

  1. [S2121] "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," database, FamilySearch, (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NPD3-V4Z : accessed 27 Sep 2017, Geo. Buncker, 25 Apr 1621); citing TINGRITH,BEDFORD,ENGLAND, index based upon data collected by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City; FHL microfilm 599,350., further cited as "England Births and Christenings."
  2. [S925] James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Four Volumes. Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Company, 1860-1862, George Bunker. CD-ROM reprint, Compendium of New England Pioneers: A Collection of 14 Classic Genealogical Dictionaries of Early New England Settlers (Columbia, Maryland: Archive CD Books USA, 2006), further cited as Savage's Dictionary.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 244, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850, five vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1925-28), 1:142, further cited as Vital Records of Nantucket.
  5. [S2121] "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975," Wm. Bunker, 17 Jun 1648.
  6. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:152.
  7. [S1163] Vital Records of Nantucket, 1:137.