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I've been trying to find the ancestors of the famous British poet, Basil Bunting (1900-1985). It was mentioned on this website that he is related to the Buntings of "Buntingfield," near Matlock, Derbyshire.
These are my ancestors, too. Here is that data (my grandmother is Charlotte Bunting, on the bottom line):
My Great Grandfather Arthur Bunting. Born 1876. Died 1964. Marred to Emma Silman. Had 7 children. George. (My Grandad) Tom. Frank. Bill. Jim. Edie. Ethel. Lived at 18 School Lane. Cirencester. Arthur was Forman at Cirencester Railway Yard. In WW1 he joined Bettalion 8 of the Glosters. (Service number 23449) as a private. They were sent to the Somme. The battalion were right in the thick of the battle. Arthur was In charge of the donkeys. He never spoke about what he saw out there.
Walter Bunting b May 1890 at 42 Dolphin Street, Attercliffe, Sheffield. Grandson of William (b.1848 Belper) & Martha Bunting. Married to Rebecca Calow Mar 1910 Worksop.
6157 Pte Walter Bunting, 9th Batt Sherwood Foresters attached to 13th Royal Irish Rifles, Accidently killed 20th Aug 1916. Court of Inquiry statement reads: No 4705 Rifleman A.J.Vickers states that at 4.30am on the 20/8/16 I had a jam with the Lewis Gun and rectified the stoppage. Between 12 noon & 1pm I stripped the gun to clean it and put it together again. I put a magazine on the gun, placed it onto the parapet to fire a burst to test the gun. As I pressed the trigger, the sandbag on which the gun was resting gave way and the gun fall to the right. Before I could get my finger off the trigger, Rifleman Bunting who was standing on the right of the gun was shot and killed instantly.
Does anyone have any further information regarding the two Mary Knowles' in the Matlock 1 tree? In 1845, Mary Knowles from Staffordshire bacame the 2nd wife of Adam Bunting, but it seems that his Grandfather also married a lady of the same name. This is such a strange coincidence and I would like to find out more about the first Mary Knowles if anyone could help me please.