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BUNBURY FAMILY HISTORY

 

UNIDENTIFIED BUNBURYS

 

There are inumerable Bunbury references at the brilliant Registry of Deeds Index Project Ireland via http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~registryofdeeds/by_name/name065.htm and http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~registryofdeeds/by_name/name066.htm …. there seems to be enough there to keep me distracted for a fortnight so, with deadlines a-plenty in my life, I am going to pretend I didn’t see it for now!

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Mon. 6. [June, 1766] In the Evening a Dispute arose at New Gardens in Britain-street, between Mr. Butler of the County of Kilkenny, and Cornet Bunbury; they immediately returned with their seconds to a Tavern, where they fought with Pistols in a very confined Room; the former was shot dead, and the other wounded in the Mouth; the Verdict returned by the Inquest was Murder. Mr. Bunbury has since stood his Trial, and was acquitted. (The Gentleman's and London Magazine: Or Monthly Chronologer, June 1763)

Dublin, June 11. On Monday evening a dispute arose at the new gardens, between one Mr Butler of the county of Kilkenny, and Captain Bunbury of the army, which they agreed to decide immediately with pistols; for which purpose they adjourned with their seconds (gentlemen belonging to the army) to a tavern, and, after ordering supperand a bottle of hock, as a blind to the people of the house, they began the combat ; when Mr. Butler received a ball in his side, and instantly expired; Capt. Bunbury was dangeroufly wounded in the Mouth, by the rebounding of a ball fired by Mr Butler. The Coroner's inquest have since sat on the body, and brought in their - verdict, murder. It is said that both the Gentlemen were in liquor.
Caledonian Mercury - Wednesday 22 June 1763

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Seamus Bunbury, a poet or critic circa 1820, quoted in an extract from 'Mere Irish & Fíor-ghael: Studies in the Idea of Irish Nationality, Its Development and Literary Expression Prior to the Nineteenth Century' by Joseph Theodoor Leerssen (John Benjamins Publishing, 1 Jan 1986) !

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Bunburys registered at Kilkenny College

William Bunbury, entered 1715 (NB: He was probably of Lisnavagh branch)
Josiah Bunbury, entered 1748
Ralph Bunbury, entered 1793
Thomas Bunbury, son of Benjamin, entered 1797
George Bunbury, son of Benjamin, entered 1798
Benjamin Bunbury, entered 1840
Ralph Bell Bunbury, entered 1845

With thanks to Andrew Whiteside, Archivist, Kilkenny College.

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According to Burke's Genealogical and Heraldic History of the Landed Gentry (1847), Elizabeth, daughter and heiress of Philip Shepherd, Esq, was married secondly to a Mr. Bunbury.

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1716 DEED (August 4, 16/422/78700):

Elizabeth TEAKER of City of Dublin Widow of the one part; John UNDERWOOD of City of Dublin Ironmonger; Hugh BRADY of Kilcooney Co. Galway, Gent & William BARRY of City of Dublin Gent of the other part. Tripartite deed Btw said Elizabeth TEAKER of the first part John BRADY of Raheens Co. Clare Esq of the 2nd pt & John UNDERWOOD, Hugh BRADY and William BARRY of 3rd pt.
Reciting that Lucretia ARUNDELL of City of Dublin widow relict and executor of Robert ARUNDEL of same City Alderman deceased being possest of a considerable estate on lands & several Houses and Tenements in the Suburbs of Dublin and having four daughters viz: Hanna, Deborah, Abigail and Lucretia ARUNDEL unprovided for did on 5 Feb 1670 make her last will bequeathing her estate equally to her four daugters …
Reciting that Thomas TEAKER late of Rathmore Co. Kildare Clke deceased having intermarried with Hannah ARUNDELL he the said Thomas & Hannah his wife and Henry BUNBURY merchant to the said Deborah [ARUNDEL] his wife & Thomas SPRUNGER Gent and the said Abigail [ARUNDEL] his wife & Luke LOWTHER & Elias BEST Alderman who were left executors for nd on behalf of the said Lucretia the Younger … 4 lots … incl the house on Patrick Street and backside adjoining Mill House Barkhouse Tanyard & Garden formerly in possession of Lucretia ARUNDEL deceased and afterwards in the possession of Elias BEST held by leases from the City of Dublin for a term of years … reciting 9 Jan 1681 Thomas THEAKER & Hannah his wife … drew the first lot … Hannah having died before the said Thomas THAKER who then married Elizabeth THEAKER… Thomas THEAKER made his will 7 July 1713 leaving all to wife Elizbeth THEAKER. Also reciting John CARTY of City of Dublin Gent by his lease 30 Aug 1715 in consideration of £500 released to Elizabeth THEAKER lease 18 Apr [1716] made by Anne STANDISH and Mary MIDDLETON Widow to said John CARTY the Dwelling House or houses, Brewhouse & Malthouse then in possession of Ann STANDISH & Mary MIDDLETON & their undertenants … being on the Poddle Water & New Roe in Liberty of Thomas Court & Donore in Co. Dublin with all Outhouses or Tenements, Stables Backsides, Gardens Ways, Passages & Appurts … bounded on the west by the street of Newroe on the south with Mr. SALEs Houses or concerns & on the North with the Kings pavement on the Poddle Water aforesaid and on the east with [Abel?] Robert MASONs and Mrs. GUSTARD’s houses containing in front to the Poddle Water 103’ & in front to Newroe 137’ for lives of James STANDISH & Henry STANDISH sons of Anne STANDISH for and during natural life of Mary CORNIN als MIDDLETON daughter to Mary MIDDLETON … several brick houses erected on the Premises in Room of Old Houses …. Marriage to be solemnized shortly btw Elizabeth THEAKER & John BRADY … WITNESS: John CARTEY & Henry BUCKLEY Gents of City of Dublin. (With thanks to Sharon Browne).

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MARY-LA-BONNE. Attempt to Poison. —Yesterday, Christopher Bunbury, a middle-aged man [and grocer] of respectable appearance, was charged withan attempt to poison his wife and son, by mixing a quantity of arsenic in a beverage known by the name of egg-hot. Esther Bunbury, the prisoners wife, deposed that she lived apart from husband, under the protection of her son, who keeps a shop in Devonshire-street, Lisson Grove. Her husband, however, was in the habit of visiting her there, and on the 5th of August last, he came in the evening and proposed that they should have something to drink, which being agreed upon, he procured some beer and eggs, which having boiled up together, he poured into two vessels, glass and pitcher. She and her son drank the contents of the glass between them, the prisoner drinking only from the pitcher. During the night she became exceedingly unwell, and vomited as if she had been poisoned, and on coming down stairs in the morning she learnt that her son had suffered in asimilar manner. A medical gentleman having been called in, examined the pan into which part of the beverage had been thrown, as well as the glass from which they had been drinking, when he discovered a white sediment, which he immediately pronounced to be arsenic. This evidence having been corroborated by the son and the medical man already mentioned, the prisoner was fully committed to Newgate to take his trial for the offence. He asserted that he was innocent, and that the whole affair was a plot to ruin him on the part of his wife and son. (The Evening Chronicle - Thursday 03 September 1835)

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In Brian Walsh's excellent transcripts of Dunleckney (Catholic) Church in County Carlow, he records at at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcar2/Baptism_Dunleckney_8.htm, the baptism of Harriet Bunbury, was a daughter of Robert Bunbury and Catherine (nee Boyle) of Bagenalstown, on 11 April 1824 , with James Nolan and Anne Costello as sponsors.

Brian also found a record of Harriet's Sacramental Marriage in Carlow on 26 November, 1847, to John Morris, with Edward Nolan and Mary Rigney as witnesses.

The Bunburys were were generally C of I but there were RC off-shoots such as at Johnstown and scroll down to 'HENRY BUNBURY (1753-1819) OF BUNBURY LODGE', and at Ardnehue. It's possibly relevant that the only Bunbury listed for County Carlow in Slater's Directory of Ireland 1846 is a cobbler called Robert Bunbury.

Who was Robert Bunbury (1779-1861) who married a Julia Dowling in 1810 and had 8 children?

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Here are some UNIDENTIFIED BUNBURYS courtesy of Bob Fitzsimon's useful notes from FREEMAN’S JOURNAL.

6-9 JUNE 1772. DIED At Stephens Green Mrs Bunbery. Haven't a clue. Note spelling Bunbery?.

8-10 Mar 1774 Ridotto Balls in the Great Room, Fishamble St [3rd of 6] under the patronage and direction of six including Mrs Bunbury As above. Spelling correct.

14-16 Feb 1775 Promotions: 49th Regiment of foot, ensign Joseph Bunbury to be Lieut, preferred. He enlisted 14th Jan 1775. Possibly this Joseph Bunbury (born after 1760) is the illegitimate son of William Bunbury and his servant Elinor Heffernan (acknowledged in his Will). It might be Joseph Bunbury the second son of Benjamin Bunbury and Mary Kelly, but this Joseph was born abt 1736 so in 1775 he would be nearly 40, too old for an Ensign.

29/7-1/8/1775 Dublin. Corporation Instituted for relieving the Poor in the House of Industry, subscriptions and benedictions: Capt. Bunbury by Mr Houghton 11s 4d Similar to item of 4-7 May 1776.

War Office Aug 1st; 47th Regt of foot; Volunteer Thomas Bunbury to be Ensign, vice James Poe. What was the year ?

25-27 April 1776 Ridotto Ball in Fishamble St, Patroness Mrs Bunbury. Could be any of the Bunbury wives, but also Sir Charles's wife?

4-7 May 1776: From the Minister and church wardens of the parish of St. Mary's, in part of the general collection of said parish, for the year 1776. From Captain Bunbury, by Mr Benjamin Haughton, 11s 4d. [Is the Mrs Bunbury above the wife of Capt Bunbury perhaps] Don't know which Capt: Bunbury this may have been.

August 1777: Thomas Bunbury of 47th Regt of foot promoted Lieut.

Fr J 28-31 Aug 1779 Fatal duel involving G------- B------ and H-------- W-------, Clonegal Carlow. Could GB be George Bunbury? He was shot in the breast.

Fr J 2-4 Sept 1779 Capt Bunbury of the troop of light dragoons of the Tipperary Volunteers escorted 640 French prisoners enroute from Kinsale to Dublin.

Fr J 11-14 Nov 1780 In Cashel, Donough McCraith of Loughloher, Esq. to Miss Elizabeth Bunbury.


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