Buntings of Wanganui, NEW ZEALAND

04:27AM GMT - Wednesday, 20 January 2010

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.

If you can make a connection between this Bunting family and an Irish clan you recognies, then please contact me at: jenniferdevereaux@iprimus.com.au


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