John BUNCH (BUNCE), Sr[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Abt 1636 - 1700  (~ 64 years)


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  • Name John BUNCH (BUNCE) 
    Suffix Sr 
    Born Abt 1636  England Or Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1656  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 1700  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Person ID I16276  Carney Genealogy
    Last Modified 5 Feb 2012 

    Father Ensign Thomas (Bunch) BUNCE,   b. Abt 1607-1612, Kent County, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef Aug 1683, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years) 
    Mother Sarah,   b. Abt 1612, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1693, Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Married 1633  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary BARNARD,   b. 3 Dec 1640, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1669, New Kent, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years) 
    Married Between 1661 and 1667  Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Children 
     1. John, Jr. BUNCH, II,   b. 1662, Henrico, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Paul BUNCH,   b. 1669, Henrico Or Hanover, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, Chowan County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F8099  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Married 23 Apr 1685  Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
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    Children 
     1. Sarah BUNCH (BUNCE),   b. 1 Jan 1681, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jul 1760, Hartford County, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 29 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F8100  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • John Bunch came to Virginia before 3 Mar 1656. He arrived in a party of twelve brought by Gervase Dodson. John was assigned 450 acres in New Kent Co, VA on 18 Mar 1662 by Phillip Freeman. Phillip had bought it from the original grantee, Thos. Merriday.

      John was given a court order dated June 6, 1654, requiring him to show evidence of a Mr. Toby Horton loaning guns to Indians. He failed to appear and was fined 200 pounds of tobacco. New Kent Co. VA deed book 5 shows that John was assigned 450 acres on both sides of the Rickahock Path.
      Name: Source: Shawn Ann Griffith webpage, shawnann.com

      From Tami Bunch:
      Bunch family first found in Flanders. The family then moved from there to Scotland during a religious uprising. It is known that the family lived in Scotland for 400 years. According to Nugent's "Pioneers and Cavaliers of Virginia," John Bunch came to Virginia in 1651-1652. He purchased 450 acres of land in 1662, which land was located in New Kent County. From New Kent County, in 1720 Hanover County was formed. Then from Hanover County, in 1742 Louisa County was formed. In as much as there are now very few records that go back three hundred years, it is difficult to trace relationship that far back; however, it is felt reasonably safe to assume that this John Bunch referred to above is the grandfather of the John Bunch who died in 1742. It is felt reasonably certain that the farm that was purchased by John in 1662 is the same farm that was owned by David Bunch, 1722-1776, and passed on to his heirs in his will. The farm referred to in the will was owned by Miss Audrey Hughson, a spinster in her sixties. She says that she is a descendent of the Bunches; therefore, the ownership of the farm is still in the family, this written in 1966. She states that the last Bunch to own the farm was a Burl Bunch, who died sometime prior to 1873. one does not find the name 'Burl' in the lineage; however, there is a Burwell Bunch, who was born 12/6/1798. There is evidence that he did own the farm that was previously owned by David Bunch, 1722-1776, and this gives credence to her statement. The story has been handed down through the family that Burwell, 1798, came in possession of the port of the farm that had previously belonged to his father, Paul Bunch, 1772-1802. And that Burwell then rode horseback out to Missouri, looked up his father's brothers, and purchased from them their interest in the Bunch farm. It is also to be observed that Burwell's sister, Dorcas, 1801, married Ellis G. Hughson, and that their daughter married David L. Bunch. Miss Hughson believes that she is related to Ellis G. Hughson, but doesn't know the connection. She has an old Hughson family Bible in which is recorded the birth, 1/12/1850, and death, 5/28/1850, of Sarah Ellis Hughson, which apparently is some descendent of Ellis. While Miss Hughson feels sure that she is related to this person, again, she does not know how. she tells how she came in possession of the farm, her mother was Bettie Lewis Sanders, and was reared in Palmyra, Virginia, and when she was a very small girl, she went to visit her relative, Burl Bunch; and while there one of his dogs bit her on the cheek, and it left a bad scar that remained with her the rest of her life. Burl regretted this very much, and in an effort to rectify the matter, he gave her the farm. Miss Hughson and her brother inherited the farm from their mother, and now that the brother is dead, Miss Hughson is the sole owner. She knows very little about their ancestors, and she is unable to explain what the relationship was between her mother and the Bunch family.
      There is a Bunch family that originated when five brothers came over named Paul, Jeremiah, Malachi, David, and Henry, and that they landed at Alexandria, Virginia in 1732. However records seem to indicate that our Bunch family were in America for a considerable period of time before the arrival of the five brothers. We do not seem to be related to these five brothers.

  • Sources 
    1. [S86] GEDCOM File : sovelenko.ged, MJS.

    2. [S629] Tami Bunch, Tami Bunch.

    3. [S88] GEDCOM File : ~AT4142.ged.

    4. [SAuth] Jim Carney, compiled by James H Carney [(E-ADDRESS), & MAILING ADDRESS FOR PRIVATE USE], Minyama, Queensland 4575 AUSTRALIA.

    5. [S265] STAMPS TREE.GED.

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