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Buntings from Ireland

We have just discovered, via a birth certificate,  that Neil's branch of Buntings came from  Co Down in Ireland.  The birth of the first New Zealand born child ( John Stewart Wellington Bunting) in  February 1880, shows his father to be James Bunting aged 24 born in Ireland and his mother Dorothea Stewart Bunting formerly Murray, also aged 24. and born in Ireland.  These two were married in May 1879 at Waringstown, Co. Down.

Strangely the marriage certificate of the son, ie John Stewart Wellington Bunting shows his father's christian names as John Robert Alexander Bunting,  but his mother,  correctly,  as Dorothea nee Murray. 

Maybe  John Robert Alexander was fed up with his long name so didn't use it himself,  prefering to be James,  though one would have thought a birth certificate called for father's real name.

Does anyone know of this family?    I see that two members are interested in Buntings from Co Down and one is in NZ!   We will be contacting them both but as they are not on email, thought this may also make contact.

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Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 10:17AM GMT - Saturday, 04 November 2006

my email addresse is

im am interested in joining the bunting society

how do i join


Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 12:12AM GMT - Sunday, 12 November 2006

I am interested in tracking down Lorraine Bunting from New Zealand, I believe she had three or four brothers and three or four sisters, she came to Adelaide, Australia in 1969 where I met her. I believe one of her sisters married in Australia. Would really like to contact someone from the family.

Willow (Roylene)

Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 09:02PM GMT - Thursday, 28 December 2006

My grandfather and his family come from Portadown in Ireland, I wonder if we are from the same family?  My grandfather's name was Robert Henry Bunting, he unfortunately died in March 1997, just shortly after his 80th birthday, which I guess would make his year of birth 1917, I know that his birthday was either the 5th or 6th of March, but no one in his family could be sure what date it actually was, as he claimed that nobody ever really told him!  My grandfather married Ethel May Cox after the 2nd World War, and they lived in Essex.  My father Barry Leonard Bunting is very interested in tracing the family history, and could be of some help.

Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 06:14PM GMT - Sunday, 04 February 2007
hi there my grandfather Robert Bunting also came from Ireland co Down but Donaghadee. He came to NZ in 1910 with his mother and a brother Samuel plus 3 sisters. Margaret, Annie and Gladys. not sure if they are anything to do with your lot but one never can tell my email is regards Annette
Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 12:34PM GMT - Sunday, 04 March 2007

My Great grandmother was ethel May Cox, and she married james Issac Standford, and had a daughter (my nan) Doris May Stanford in 1914. They lived in Bretford, Essex


Paula Butteriss

Buntings from Ireland
Authored by: Anonymous on 05:44PM GMT - Thursday, 15 February 2007

I am looking for information on my ggrandfather, Joseph Bunting (circa 1860). He was a damask weaver who lived in Co. Down, Ireland.  He married Jane McComb. Many thanks, Pauline Nicol

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