Contributed by: Anonymous
John BUNTING (1827-1914) married Elizabeth Ann MATHERS (1826-1902). Both were born in County Armargh I believe. John and Elizabeth settled in Maxwelltown, a region of Wanganui on New Zealand's North Island. They had 5 children at the time the set off for NZ in 1863: Maria (1850-1930), Edward John (1853-1930), Margaret (1853-1940), Letitia (1858-1919), Thomas (1861-1931).
John & Elizabeth travelled to NZ with their youngest son Thomas. The other children followed three years later on 'The Wild Duck'. Someone would have minded those children for three years and perhaps travelled with them on the ship.
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