Samuel and wife Mary Ann Barber sailed to Rockhampton , Queensland in the Alexandrina as free passengers. Sadly, Samuel died childless (as far as I can ascertain) in 1879, and Mary Ann remarried in the same year to one George Wareham, who had survived an horrendous voyage in the "Suffolk"in 1874 during which many infants died, including one of his own; (nearly 13 % of infants died during the voyage according to research), only to lose his wife in 1878, after the loss of another two of his children. I am nearly sure that another of Samuel snr and Mary Ann Bird's sons , John, travelled out to Queensland and dies there in 1944.
Does anyone have any idea what happened to Samuel (b. 1846) and wife Mary Ann Barber after the 1871 Census? I'm wondering whether they may have emigrated, as his sister Ellen went to Queensland after her marriage to Alfred Anderson. Any info would be much appreciated. Fran
We talked about Bunting Clocks at Long Buckby and also about Milton's Bunting Watch. Please see the information below from the British Museum concerning a Bunting watch. I will contact the Curator about a photograph. This watch is made by William Bunting. It seems to be the correct one. I had thought the maker was John Bunting (the grandfather clock maker) but his dates are wrong for Milton's lifetime.
Tony Bunting's photos of the October 2009 annual gathering at Long Buckby parts 1 and 2 are now in the Gallery under "20th Annual Gathering ". See instructions at the end of this posting on how to access them.