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Bunting Field Papers?

I received a message from David Bunton in AR. He and I have both visited Bunting Field in Darbyshire. He was told that someone in the Lee family had old papers on the land. Does anyone know anything re this? He said it might fill in some gaps in our history.

Our ancestral home was found by us in 1990. Bunting Field was given to John Bunting by King Edward I in 1285 as a land grant. It is located in Derbyshire (middle England) between Matlock and Chesterfield. In the 1600’s, the King looked for it to destroy as it was a meeting place for Quakers. It stayed in the Bunting family until 1819 when another John Bunting sold it and moved 15 rooms of the house to Chesterfield where it served as a school and hospital. This building was demolished in August of 1990. “Bunting Field” is still on the gate today. It is currently owned by Mr. E.Joseph Lee. One part of the house is stucco with a seal, “B, I&E, 1638”, on the front. This part was built by Isaac and Elizabeth Bunting who are buried in the family cemetery behind the house. The newer part is built of red brick and is dated 1819. It consists of 112 acres and is used as a dairy farm. Mr. Lee also raises sheep and horses. It is a beautiful estate. Many Buntings have visited over the years.

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Bunting Field Papers?
Authored by: Anonymous on 10:38PM GMT - Tuesday, 25 January 2005

I have no knowledge of the Lee Papers but have various pieces of information on the Buntings of Ashover dating back to John Bunting of Edilstowe Asschoure (Ashover) who married Maud. He was living in 1285. Thomas Bunting married Mary de Wynnefield, hence the connection with the de Wynfield family (various spellings). There is supposed to be a deed c. 1285 in which Ralph de Wynfeld attests deeds from 1266 to 1289 - he and his wife Margery on the one part and John Buntyng adn Maud his wife and son Thomas on the other part... grant to Jno, Maud and Thomas .... for a term of one year and afterwards for the term of their lives and the life of the longest liver of them one messuage three houses three oxgangs and a half of land and six acres of meadow with appts. Lying in different places in the Fee of Edilstowe. (In the parish of Ashover.

It appears that the original name for Buntingfield was Devilswood

In 1428 Ralph Williamson by deed poll granted and confirmd to Henry Buntyng one messuage and croft .... in Develleswode in the Fee of Esschover.

It appears that the area of land described as duelleswode, Delwode, Devilswood... formed the freehold of Buntingfield and had an extant of more than 100 acres.

However as I live in New Zealand and only come home occasionally I have not had the opportunity to locate these documents for myself. I have an extract from various documents mentioning Buntingfield. I did not do the original research but am happy to share it with you if you acknowledge the source, not me but another Bunting

Bunting Field Papers?
Authored by: Anonymous on 07:09AM GMT - Tuesday, 03 March 2009

My name is Christopher Godber and I am related to the Lee family as my great grandmother Amy Lee married William Godber. Amy was raised at Buntingfields.

If you want to know more about Buntingfields you might like to visit the LEE family member who lives at Alicehead Farm which is not from Buntingfields. He seems to know all the past history

Buntingfield House resited
Authored by: Keith Wynne on 09:09PM BST - Monday, 02 September 2013

 i am lucky enough to see the Buntingfied house every day as it is in my village of Hasland, 1 mile from Chesterfield. John Bunting had it taken down,stone by stone and rebuilt it here in 1819. It is an impressive looking building and is now used as offices, Since 1819 it has been known as Penmore House. My 3xGGF was Henry Bunting born at Ford House,Stretton, only 3 miles or so from Buntingfield.

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