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From: Ashfield <>
Subject: Re: BUNTS
Date: Tue, 06 Jan 1998 19:08:29 +0000


Hello Tom et al,
So do you have anymore info to actually add to my Bunt web page.
Obviously I've now got Agnes' birthdate.
Who are:
John, Paulet, Agnes, Roberte, George, Arthur
> and Richard BUNT with the birthsdate and place Bradoc, Cornwall, England
> and as parents William BUNT and Blanche.?
Bye
Jean

Tom Bunt wrote:
>
> Hi gang,
>
> Today I received a letter from G.G.H. BUNT of Leende, Holland. GGH has
> the BUNTs in Holland in the 1560s. I asked about his references and
> other information. He wrote:
>
> "From England I have downloaded the BUNT's from the CD from the
> International Genealogical Index by the Church of Jesus Christ of
> Latter-day Saints.
> The fifth Agnes BUNT in that index is a doughter of Richard BUNT and
> Thomasine EDWARDS (june 21 1618)
> In that index I found also John, Paulet, Agnes, Roberte, George, Arthur
> and Richard BUNT with the birthsdate and place Bradoc, Cornwall, England
> and as parents William BUNT and Blanche. I also found Blance BUNT Abt
> 1556 of Bradoc Cornwall England spouse William BUNT
>
> Blanche is a first name. (I had asked GGH about the Blanche name)
>
> In German colorful = bunt
> In Dutch colorful = bont
> In Dutch the word bunt is a variety of grass (buntgras) and also the
> bunt means a common meadow-land.
> My first BUNTs are peat-moor proprietors and peat-moor bargeman. They
> were mobil on the water-way mabye they went also to England?"
>
> Now, my questions:
>
> I know what peat is - a fuel. I'm guessing that moor in this sense is
> the same as the a swamp or marsh (Bodmin Moor). My dictionary also says
> that "...often marshy or peaty...(Brit.)
>
> Would a BUNT from Holland cross the channel in =/- 1590's to harvest
> peat near Bradoc?
>
> What was happening in Holland, or Cornwall, to cause this movement of
> people? War, famine, disease, El Nino chico?
>
> Why leave a perfectly good career as a peat-moor bargeman to start
> another profession in Cornwall?
>
> Any ideas, facts, guesses, or just good, entertaining fiction
> appreciated :^)
>
> Tom
> in Illinois

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