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Buntings in Portland Jamaica

John Clarke Panton Bunting, my Great -Great grandfather, lived in Jamaica in the 1800 and had two sons, John Clarke Panton Bunting Jr. and Charles Panton Bunting. John Bunting Snr. was married to a Ms. Panton, and they had a Plantation with slaves,John Bunting snr. and his family hadlaterhelpedin a fightto abolish slavery. When the abolishion of slaves took place in Jamaica. John Bunting Snr. gave the freed slaves the surnames Panton and Bunting then there was this arrange that thereafter, no one with the namesBunting was to marry or get involve with a Panton, because they were descendants of released slaves and and they were related. This was in Portland, Jamaica in a district called Manchioneal, a part of the Bunting Estate is still there as a tourist area, called Ras Craig. It is not known, who now owns it. Other parts of the property is occupied by other persons who have the Bunting name and the Panton Name (they are said to be the descendants of the slaves released from Mr. Buntings plantation). John Bunting Snr. later relocated to Boston, Ma of the USA. Charles Panton Bunting (Or Uncle Charlie as my grandmother called him died).

John Bunting Jr. is the father of my grandmother, Mrs. Dorrie Bunting Simpson. She was born to Ms. Maisie Aikman, who was black and she named her Charlene, however, Mr. Bunting, took his daughter from Ms. Aikman and re-named her Dorrie Elaine, why?????. John Bunting Jr. visited countries such as Cuba, Panama and Barbados/Bahamas, where it is said that he had a son, called Juan. Juan Bunting, born about 1940 up and his mother's name was Ballentina. John Bunting Jr. later married a lady named Rita, her mother's name was Lenora, apart from my grand mother he had another son, Harold, I don't know who was his mother, if it was Rita, however he died too. We had a picture of my Grandparents Wedding and he was in it. John Bunting, Jr. was a reputable carpenter in Portland.

My grandmother's first daughter, My mother, was named by Mr. Bunting, he named her Maria Charlotte, and loved calling her Charlotte or Trudy, apparently the names ran in his family lines?????.

If anyone identifies with these names and story, I would sure love to here your feedback or follow-up.

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Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Michael Bunting FSG on 09:05PM BST - Thursday, 01 September 2005

Hello Camile,
Whilst not being able to help with your family may I ask if you would agree to your fascinating story of your family to be put in the Journal?
Not everyone has a computer and thus it would reach a wider audience, particularly in the United States. Michael.

Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Anonymous on 02:23PM BST - Tuesday, 06 September 2005

Hallo, sure go ahead and put it in the Journal. That would be so great. Thank you so much


Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Jerry Green on 11:38PM BST - Monday, 26 March 2007
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Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Anonymous on 06:08AM BST - Wednesday, 18 April 2007

My grandmother's name was Laura Bunting, her father was Luther Bunting. Luther Bunting parents were John Bunting and Sarah Rodney . Both of his parents were born in Delaware around 1818, but later moved to South Jersey. The myth is that John Buntings father was born in the  Barbadoes. John Bunting was supposedly very fair skin, mixed with nanitoke or black foot indian. Sarah Rodney was black mixed with Dutch. Please reply if names look familar.

Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Anonymous on 12:15PM BST - Tuesday, 04 September 2012

 My name is Ron Bunting ,but although i am not related I am a direct decendent of the Rev Jabez Bunting DD of the methodist Church. I always look for any Buntings who were in the carribean as some of Jabez other decendents carried the faith of their Church there.

 one very Famous  Jamaican Bunting was Flight seargent Vincent Bunting ,a black pilot who flew a Mustang fighter plane in WW2 . Today the most famous Bunting there would have to be the government minister Peter Bunting .


Buntings in Portland Jamaica
Authored by: Anonymous on 12:21PM BST - Tuesday, 04 September 2012

 One more thing, the Clarkes in Jamaica were the ancestors of Lord Sebastion Coe. 

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