Edward Bunting of Geytonthorpe (Gayton Thorpe) Norfolk, who was buried on 9 July 1681 at Gayton Thorpe, Norfolk made a will on 6th July 1681. The will was witnessed by Thomas Tilney and Mary Tilney , the executrix was Anna Bunting and probate was granted on 6th August 1681.
Edward Bunting is currently the head (root) of the Gayton Thorpe tree which has since spread all over England and into Scotland and probably many other places.
My hearty congratulations to Gerry Green, our webmaster, and to Mary Rix, our records keeper. I have been using the family trees recently loaded onto the society database and accessable from the website. They are marvellous and most easy to use. I started by searching for people I already knew about and following the trees up and down so I could easily check I was doing everything correctly. This all gave the correct results so I ventured further.
I have been fortunate enough to find the misfortunes and happy ending to my great aunt, Mary Lucy Bunting, she left Ashen to find her future in London, she survived her hardship & returned to Ashen to be married in the village church to her Polceman husband, Arthur Tassell, 6th Feb. 1901.
You may well have already seen the photograph of Wells in 1933 in the Times newspaper last week (Thursday January 8 2009 - page 63). It was originally published in the Times on 8 November 1933 and shows the quayside at Wells-next-the-sea when sugarbeet still left the quay for Yorkshire. If you have not seen it already try and look at a copy of the Times in your local library.