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My Great-Great-Great Grandfather was an Edward John Bunting and I do believe he is the same that is mentioned in the original comment, as he lived around the Whanganui area and has similar birth and death dates (the dates I have slightly alter, as I got them off NZ's BDM records online). I know that my Edward John Bunting married an Eliza Emma Brown and that they had a daughter named Evelyn Ivy Bunting (born around 1882 and died in 1964).
Any more information about this Bunting line would be amazing as I'm trying to figure out where my line came from before they immigrated to New Zealand.
Thanks in advance,
Courtney van Raalte.
My guess is that Bunting and Mathers came from Portadown-Lurgan area. See this Griffiths valuation list below - (early 1860s data publish a few years later) and see similar for closeby Drumcree. Hope that helps and can get you started digging deeper. Also, I note a Bunting-Mathers Linen manufactoring company existed a lttle later (at least) in Lurgan. I dont think these Buntings closely relate to mine (also Armagh). See info elsewhere on this site (need to be a member) re William B to Longwood Vic Aust and Thomas B to Christchurch area. These are my group. Also see an article coming in next Journal. Frank Bunting
Hi Courtney - Yes we are definitely talking about the same family tree. Edward and my grandfather were brothers. I'm happy to share further information and to colloborate on finding the Irish Bunting roots.