Contributed by: Anonymous
I have got my tree to a William Bunting born 1814 Walsall, from birth certificates & census information 1851 onwards.
William married Ann Dibbing nee Carr in Edgbaston in 1835 and the family lived in various places around N & E Birmingham 1851-1871. William is a weighing machine maker when my ancestor was born.
The IGI has a record of a baptism Feb 1814 in Walsall which looks promising, giving his parents as Joseph & Mary.
Its here things start getting complicated!
I found 2 likely bunches of siblings; Joseph bap. 1822 & Mary bap. 1816 in Walsall, same church as William.
A second family, Elizabeth, Isaac & Abel, all baptised in St Martin's, Birmingham, in 1837 (though the children were born 1825-1833). I have no idea when William left Walsall.
Question 1 - do you think the first 3 children & the second 3 are the same family, or are the parents names just a coincidence?
Question 2 - I need help finding the correct Joseph & Mary, William's parents.
IGI has a likely marriage Joseph Bunting/Mary Smith 16 April 1811 but this is from a "record submitted by a member of the LDS church". So far I've not found a baptism that quite matches Joseph's likely age either. However, there do seem to be a lot of Buntings in Wednesbury, which is quite near to Walsall, and I'm sure there must be a connection.
As William had at least 1 brother & several children, is anyone else researching this particular branch?
The Bunting Society