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BUNKER FAMILY HISTORY

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JOSEPH BUNKER VIII’s FAMILY

THE BUNKER FAMILY, HERTFORDSHIRE (continued)

including the LOCKE FAMILY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

GENERATIONS ARE NUMBERED FROM THE FIRST TRACED ANCESTOR, ROBERT BEDFORD I (born about 1660’s?), AND HAVE THE FOLLOWING BACKGROUND COLOUR:

1

4

7

10

13

2

5

8

11

14

3

6

9

12

15

CHARLES BUNKER I’s CHILDREN (continued)

JOSEPH BUNKER VIII’s FAMILY

6B12

JOSEPH BUNKER VIII

PHOTOS

W I L L

GENERATION

6

©

born 15 MAY 1841, Letchmore Heath, Herts

©

died 30 MAY 1934, Christchurch, HantsCERT, WILL, age 93 WILL

married 4 JAN 1875, Stroud, Glos, ELIZABETH ARNOLD II, daughter of William Arnold I, variously described as agricultural labourer, husbandman, miller, carter & shepherd, labourer, waggoner, labourer (dyewood), greengrocer, and Ann(e) Hill II

W I L L

born 20 SEP 1853, Painswick, Glos

©

died 23 MAR 1932, Christchurch, HantsCERT, WILL, age 78 WILL

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● Joseph was an artist, as was Elizabeth

● it is said that he was a member of the Royal AcademyFAM, but his name isn’t found in the Directory of Members (checked 2009)

it is also said that Elizabeth “kept the family”FAM

● Joseph left £320 in his will, Elizabeth £537 14s 10d

● mentions are found online of a British Victorian artist Joseph Bunker, “active 1871-90”, although one says “died 1890”

● The Dictionary of British and Irish botanists and horticulturists says

"BUNKER, JOSEPH (fl 1880s-1890s)

Of Bath, Somerset - exhibited flower paintings at the Royal Academy and New Water-colour Society"

● An art historian reports that the records of the Royal Institute of Painters in Watercolours show  that he exhibited still life subjects between 1883 and 1903 as follows:

1883  No. 374 “Plums” (address – 5 The Paragon, Bath)

1884  No. 429 “Purple Grapes and Wallflowers” (Paragon Art Studios, 15 Bladud Buildings, Bath)

1886  No. 1031 “Fruit”

1903  No. 10 “Plums” (£10-10s) (c/o Herald Office, Langport)

(the addresses quoted are possibly where he had his studio, or his “business address” – Langport is near Twerton, Joseph’s home)

However, until a fuller biography of this Joseph Bunker can be found, there is still no certainty that this was Joseph VIII

● these notes have been prepared with the help of Joseph’s Great-grandsons in Australia and China

● the following mention was found in Christie’s online auction catalogue for 1998:

Joseph Bunker

Still Life with Grapes, Hazelnuts, Orange and Apples

pencil and watercolour

7½ x 11¼ in (19 x 28.5 cm)

estimate £200 - £300 ($326 - $489)

price realized £115 ($188)

● as the subject was similar to that of paintings still in possession of the familiar, it is likely that this was actually Joseph VIII

● Joseph’s Chapman great-grandson was told a story by his uncle Edwin Arnold Locke and his father Sidney Ernest Chapman, that Joseph worked for years with his artist friend William Harbutt  to make a modelling clay - at some point Joseph decided that it was 'prostituting' art and he left Harbutt to it, and soon after Harbutt perfected the modelling clay, and plasticine was marketed

● the following has been found in Wikipedia: “Plasticine was formulated by art teacher William Harbutt of Bathampton, in Bath, England, in 1897 …”

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

7B21

FLORA BUNKER

 

Q1 1876, Wakefield, Yorks

 

Q2 1938, Tendring, Essex R/D, age 62?BMD

SEE BELOW

7B22

BERTRAND BUNKER

 

7 JUL 1878CENSUS, Wakefield, Yorks

 

6 FEB 1954, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 75

7B23

LILIAN BUNKER

 

Q4 1880, Wakefield, Yorks

 

Q2 1881, Wakefield, Yorks, age 0

nothing more is known about her

7B24

LILLY MAY BUNKER

©

9 MAY 1882, Painswick, GlosCERT

©

5 DEC 1921, Ealing, MiddxCERT, age 39, buried 7 DEC 1921, South Ealing Cemetery, Ealing, MiddxCEMETERY RECORDS [died of diphtheria]

SEE BELOW

7B25

WILLIAM CHRISTIE BUNKER

 

11 JUN 1883MILITARY RECORD, Twerton, Somerset

 

?

nothing more is known about him

7B26

MABEL BUNKER

©

29 AUGCERT, CENSUS 1885CERT, Twerton, SomersetCERT

 

25 NOV 1964. Hayley Green Hospital, Halesowen, WorcsWILL, age 79 WILL

SEE BELOW

7B27

JOSEPH (ARNOLD) BUNKER I

 

26 MAR 1889CENSUS, Twerton, Somerset CENSUS

 

Q4 1970, Southampton, Hants R/D, age 81?BMD

7B28

BARBARA BUNKER

 

?

 

?

● Lilly May’s daughters mentioned an aunt Barbara Bunker, alive in the 1920’s, but no birth can be found for her, so perhaps she was an aunt by marriage

● or perhaps she is really Barbara Eleanor Locke (see below)

● nothing more is known about her

● total 7 children by 1911 census, of whom 1 died before

JOSEPH BUNKER VIII’s CHILDREN

7B21

FLORA BUNKER

GENERATION

7

 

born Q1 1876, Wakefield, Yorks

died Q2 1938, Tendring, Essex R/D, age 62?BMD

 

married Q4 1900, Bath, Somerset, FRANK EDWIN LOCKE, son of Thomas M. Locke, upholsterer, and Eliza A. --

 

born 20 JUN 1878CENSUS, Colchester, EssexCENSUS

died 8 AUG 1956, Colchester, EssexWILL, age about 82 WILL

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● Flora is not mentioned in her father’s will (1932), so it was thought that perhaps she died before then

● but the only possible death in the records is the above one

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

8B31

EDWIN ARNOLD LOCKE “Bob”

2 NOV 1901CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Colchester, EssexCENSUS

FEB 1990, Colchester, Essex R/DBMD, age 88

SEE BELOW

8B32

BARBARA ELEANOR LOCKE

24 SEP 1909CENSUS, Colchester, EssexCENSUS

11 JUN 1952WILL, Amersham, Bucks R/DBMD, age 42 [died of breast cancerFAM] WILL

● total 2 children by 1911 census, both alive

 

7B22

BERTRAND BUNKER

GENERATION

7

 

born 7 JUL 1878CENSUS, Wakefield, Yorks

died 6 FEB 1954, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 75

©

married 28 SEP 1907, Aberystwyth R/O, Cardigan, Wales, SARAH EDWARDS, daughter of Edward Edwards, painter, and Mary Evans

 

born 21 JAN 1888….. / 12 JAN 1888CENSUS, Aberystwyth, Cardigan, Wales

died 21 MAR 1963, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 75

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Bertrand moved to Wales on or before his marriage in 1907

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

8B33

ETHEL BUNKER

Q3 1908, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

Q1 1909, Pontypridd, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 8 [sic – perhaps this should read “8 weeks” or “8 months”]BMD, age 0

nothing more is known about him

8B34

MARY ELIZABETH BUNKER I

Q3 1909, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales R/DBMD

Q3 1909, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales R/DBMD, age 0

8B35

EVAN BERTRAND BUNKER

Q3 1910, Llanelly, Carmarthenshire, Wales

Q4 1915, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD, age 5

8B36

MARY ELIZABETH BUNKER II

23 OCT 1911CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

Q4 1982, Nottingham, Notts R/DBMD, age 71

SEE BELOW

8B37

JOSEPH ARNOLD BUNKER II

21 JUL 1914CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

Q2 1975, Plymouth, Devon R/DBMD, age 60

● in the 1939 Register, what looks like “21-7-14” has been written above his birthdate (21 JUL 1914), but this latter date is also shown is his death record – the correction was added 19 JUL 1948

● no marriage, for example, can be found for a Joseph A(rnold) Bunker in 1948

● nothing more is known about him

8B38

EVAN BUNKER

Q3 1917, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

Q4 1918, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD, age 1

nothing more is known about him

8B39

CHRISTIE BUNKER

Q1 1920 / 16 MAR? 1920, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D

DEC 1994, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 74?BMD

SEE BELOW

OTHERS?

● total 3 children by 1911 census, 2 already dead

 

7B24

LILLY MAY BUNKER

GENERATION

7

©

born 9 MAY 1882, Painswick, Glos

©

died 5 DEC 1921, Ealing, MiddxCERT, age 39, buried 7 DEC 1921, South Ealing Cemetery, Ealing, MiddxCEMETERY RECORDS  [died of diphtheria]

married 20 MAY 1909, Bath R/O, Somerset, [4G..] GEORGE EDWARD GAY, son of Ephraim Gay, variously described as marine, shoemaker, boot & shoemaker, and Charlotte Fox

born 25 MAR 1884, Broughton Gifford, Wilts

©

died 1954 FEB 5, Ealing, Middx, age 69

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Lilly May was an artist, like her father ► BUNKER FAMILY PHOTOS

CHILDREN: SEE GAY FAMILY

 

7B26

MABEL BUNKER

GENERATION

7

©

born 29 AUGCERT, CENSUS 1885CERT, Twerton, SomersetCERT

died 25 NOV 1964. Hayley Green Hospital, Halesowen, WorcsWILL, age 79 WILL

married 27 DEC 1913, Church of the Ascension, South Twerton, Somerset, HAROLD OWEN TRICKER, son of Henry Tricker, gentlemanCERT

 

born 19 NOV 1884CENSUS, Ipswich, SuffolkCENSUS

died 18 DEC 1954, Stourbridge, WorcsWILL, age 70 WILL

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nothing more is known about Harold Owen Tricker

● possibly no childrenFAM

 

7B27

JOSEPH (ARNOLD) BUNKER I

GENERATION

7

 

born 26 MAR 1889CENSUS, Twerton, SomersetCENSUS

died Q4 1970, Southampton, Hants R/D, age 81?BMD

©

married 10 APR 1926, Brentford R/O, Middx, AGNES ANNIE PARKES, daughter of William Henry Parkes and Agnes Young

 

born 19 MAY 1901CENSUS, ….., Bexhill, Sussex…..

died 3 DEC 1995, Woodville, South Australia, age 94, buried Enfield Memorial Park, Adelaide, South AustraliaWWW.FINDAGRAVE.COM

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● the author previously had this man, his maternal grandmother’s brother, as Joseph Arnold Bunker I, but has now renamed Joseph (Arnold) Bunker for the following reasons:

● the birth record is for plain Joseph Bunker, the marriage record for Joseph A. Bunker, the 1928-30 electoral registers for Joseph Arnold Bunker, his father’s will names plain Joseph Bunker, but the probate details 1934 “Joseph Arnold Bunker, hairdresser”, the 1939 Register plain Joseph Bunker

● the author previously thought that the death record for Joseph A. Bunker, died Q2 1937, Brentford, Middx R/D, age 52 (so born about 1885) was his, but if he was listed in the 1939 Register, it cannot be

● the only other possible death record is for plain Joseph Bunker, died Q4 1970, Southampton, Hants R/D, age 81 (so born about 1889, which is more correct), Southampton, Hants R/D being reasonably near Christchurch, Hants, where Joseph (Arnold) was living in the 1939 Register

● this would also possibly why his widow emigrated in 1973

● so perhaps his correct name was actually plain Joseph Bunker, the “Arnold” being added later

● ufortunately no probate details are available, either for the 1937 or the 1970 deaths

● there is a family legend that Joseph (Arnold) MAY have had legal problems, but no evidence has so far been found

● Agnes Annie emigrated in 1973 to Australia with her daughter and son-in-law

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

8B38

MAVIS ANGELA BUNKER

Q2 1927, Brentford, Middx R/DBMD

6 OCT 1994, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, age 67, cremated Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Clearview, Adelaide, South Australia

SEE BELOW

FLORA BUNKER’s CHILDREN

THE LOCKE FAMILY, COLCHESTER, ESSEX

8B31

EDWIN ARNOLD LOCKE “Bob”

GENERATION

8

 

born 2 NOV 1901CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Colchester, EssexCENSUS

died FEB 1990, Colchester, Essex R/DBMD, age 88

 

married Q2 1934, Tendring, Essex R/D, KATHLEEN IRIS SEWARDBMD

 

born 15 DEC 1904CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Brentford, Middx R/DBMD

died Q1 1982, Blyth, Suffolk R/DBMD, age 77

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nothing more is known about Kathleen Iris Seward

NO CHILDRENFAM

 

8B32

BARBARA ELEANOR LOCKE

GENERATION

8

 

born 24 SEP 1909CENSUS, Colchester, EssexCENSUS

died 11 JUN 1952WILL, Amersham, Bucks R/DBMD, age 42 [died of breast cancerFAM] WILL

 

married Q3 1931, Tendring, Essex R/D, SIDNEY ERNEST CHAPMANBMD, schoolmasterWIFE’S WILL

 

born 18 JAN 1906DEATH BMD / 18 FEB 1906CENSUS, West Ham, Essex R/DBMD

died Q3 1981, Gloucester, Glos R/DBMD, age 75

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● Sidney Ernest married (2) Q3 1954, Amersham, Bucks R/D, Sylvia P. KingBMD

● he then retired to Upton St Leonards, Glos, not far from Painswick, the original Bunker family homeFAM

nothing more is known about him

9B55

10B42

1 DAUGHTER, 1 SON, GRANDCHILDRENFAM, BMDSEE NEXT PAGE

9B56

10B43

 

10B44

BERTRAND BUNKER’s CHILDREN

WALES

8B34

MARY ELIZABETH BUNKER II

GENERATION

8

 

born 23 OCT 1911CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Swansea, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

died Q4 1982, Nottingham, Notts R/DBMD, age 71

 

married Q4 1930, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, JOHN WEBBER I

 

born ?

died ?

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nothing more is known about John Webber

9B57

10B45

4 CHILDREN, at least 7 GRANDCHILDRENBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

9B58

10B46

9B59

10B47

9B60

10B48

 

10B49

 

10B50

 

10B51

CHILDREN

BORN

DIED

NOTES

9B57

 

 

 

 

9B58

 

 

 

 

9B59

SHIRLEY WEBBER

14 SEP 1936CENSUS, DEATH BMD

Merthyr Tydfil,

Glamorgan, Wales

 R/DBMD

21 APR 2010, residence place at death Nottingham, NottsBMD, age 74

SEE BELOW

9B60

JOHN WEBBER I

12 JUL 1939CENSUS

MAY 1999, Nottingham, Notts R/DBMD, age 59

● the death record is for “John Jack J. Webber”, but the date of birth shown is correct

● nothing more is known about him

 

8B37

CHRISTIE BUNKER

GENERATION

8

 

born Q1 1920 / 16 MAR? 1920, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

died DEC 1994, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, age 74?BMD

 

married Q3 1951, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, EDNA POLLARD née EVANS

 

born 11 JAN 1923?DEATH BMD

died Q1 1981, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D?, age about 58?BMD

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● the birth record is for Christie Bunker, the marriage and death records for Christopher Bunker

● it is only assumed that it is the same man as all 3 events took place in the same R/D

● Edna married (1) Q1 1945, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D, Eric L. PollardBMD

● an Edna MAY Bunker, born 11 JAN 1923, died Q1 1981, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/D – as the age is about correct, and again she died in the same R/D, it is possible that it is her

● nothing more is known about her

CHILDREN?

JOSEPH ARNOLD BUNKER’s CHILDREN

8B38

MAVIS ANGELA BUNKER

GENERATION

8

 

born Q2 1927, Brentford, Middx R/D

died 6 OCT 1994, Semaphore, Adelaide, South Australia, age 67, cremated Enfield Memorial Park Cemetery, Clearview, Adelaide, South Australia

 

married 26 DEC 1951, Corpus Christi Church, Boscombe, Dorset, LESLIE CHARLES CLARK, son of Henry Clark and Mary Premi

 

born 20 APR 1922, Hastings, Sussex

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● Mavis Angela and Leslie Charles emigrated to Australia with their youngest son and her mother in 1973

● after Mavis Angela’s death, Leslie Charles returned to England, and married (2) Doris –FAM (Leslie C. Clark / Doris M. Legg DEC 1996, Bournemouth, Hants R/D?)

● nothing more is known about him

9B62

10B52

3 CHILDREN, at least 2 GRANDCHILDREN, AUSTRALIAFAMSEE NEXT PAGE

9B62

10B53

9B63

 

 

9B59

SHIRLEY WEBBER

GENERATION

9

 

born 14 SEP 1936CENSUS, DEATH BMD, Merthyr Tydfil, Glamorgan, Wales R/DBMD

died 21 APR 2010, residence place at death Nottingham, NottsBMD, age 74

 

married Q3 1953, Nottingham, Notts R/D, --

 

born

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nothing more is known about --

10B..

6 DAUGHTERS, 1 SONBMDSEE NEXT PAGE

10B..

10B..

10B..

10B..

10B..

10B..

 

· NOTES:

► Roman numerals after a person’s name, eg. John I, are purely to distinguish different people with the same name

► The code before each name, for example 6B12, is based on the following principles:

the 1st figure, in this case 6, refers to the generation, ie. Generation 6

the 2nd letter, in this case B, refers to the family, ie the Bunker and associated families

the 3rd figure, in this case 12, refers to number of identified children, including possible children, for that particular generation

R/D = Registration District

R/O = Register Office (for an explanation of these two terms, see homepage)

© = certificate available

i = odd notes

SOURCE ABBREVIATIONS:

BMD online birth/marriage/death indexes  CENSUS various census records  CERT birth/marriage/death certificate  ELECT electoral rolls  FAM family sources

IGI International Genealogical Index / FamilySearch (not always completely reliable)  WILL will/letters of administration/probate details

 

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