01:30PM BST - Tuesday, 07 April 2009
Contributed by: Alan Booth
During research into my wifes genealogy I found Julia Jane Bunting, her 3xgreat grandmother (B: 1864 - Bibury). Her parents were James Ridgeway Bunting (1833-1908) and Mary Stevens (1832-1888).
They spent their lives living in Sherborne working on the Lodge Park estate, the males as Game Keepers, as did their parents before them.
Julia Jane married Joseph West (who died a 6 years into the marriage) and she remarried, William Bennett in 1891 in Sherborne.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone with connections in this area.