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Notes for Samuel Bunting and Mary Foulke

1655 On 8 October (month 6), the birth of Mary Fouke to Thomas Fouke was registered at the North Wingfield parish and the Chesterfield [Quaker] Meeting in Derbyshire, England. [1][2]

1679 On 2 September, Mary Foulke Junior witnessed the marriage of Anne Stanley and George Greaves in Nottingham, England. [3]

1679/80 On 19 February, Mary Fouke Junior and Mary Fouke Se witnessed the marriage of Anthony Woodward and Dorothy Taylor in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England. [4]

1684 On 6 of month 9, at the Chesterfield meeting, Samuel Bunting and Mary folke published their intention of marriage at the women's meeting. Their parents were present and gave consent. He produced a certificate of clearness from friends in England. [5]

1684 On 18 of month 9 (November), Samuel Bunting and Mary Foulke, daughter of Thomas Foulke, both of Chesterfield, were married at the house of Francis Davenport. Witnesses included Thomas Foulkes, father, Thomas Foulkes, brother, Frances Davenport, Peter Fretwell, Robert Murfin, John Tomlinson, Job Bunting, Samuel Sykes, John Curtis, Mary Wright, and Elizabeth Curtis, and others. [6][7][8][9][10]

1686/87 On 14 February, Anthony Woodward and Hannah Folkes, dau. of Thomas Foulke, were married at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Samuel Bunting and others. [11]

1688/89 On 21 February, Thomas Foulke, son of Thomas Foulke, of Chesterfield, married Elizabeth Curtis, daughter of John Curtis, of Ogston, at Chesterfield. Witnessed by Samuel and Mary Bunting and others. [12]

The births of the children of Samuel and Mary Bunting were recorded in Quaker records in Burlington County, New Jersey. [13]

1702 Samuel Bunting held a civil post in Chesterfield Twp, Burlington County. [14]

1704 On 8 August, William Murfin and Sarah Bunting were married at Chesterfield. Witnesses: Samuel Bunting and others. [15]

1706 On 4 December, John Black and Sarah Rockhill married at Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey. Witnessed by Samuel and Mary Bunting and others. [16]

1709 On 19 of month 3, Samuel and Mary Bunting, and others, witnessed the wedding, at Chesterfield, Burlington County, New Jersey, of Isaac Horner, of Mansfield, and Elizabeth Sikes, of Chesterfield. [17]

1724 Samuel Bunting died 20 of month 2, 1742. [18][19]

1742 Mary Bunting, wife of Samuel Bunting, died 10th day, 3rd month, 1742. [20][21]

Research Notes:

A biosketch reports [22]:

Samuel Bunting, son of Anthony and Ellen Bunting, of Mattock, Derbyshire, England, came to America in 1678, landing on the shore of West Jersey, probably at Burlington, the then port of entrance of most of the English vessels. He took up a large tract of land bordering on Crosswicks Creek, extending southwestwardly more than a mile from the present village of Crosswicks. In 1682 his brother John, with Sarah, his wife, and Mary, a daughter, arrived and purchased a smaller tract of land adjacent his brother. In 1691 they gave a deed of trust to the Society of Friends, for six acres of land upon which to build a meeting-house, whereon the large structure now stands. From this perion, we find the brothers closely identified with the meeting, being continuously appointed on committee and intrusted with responsible business.

Samuel was a young man, and in 1648 married Mary, daughter of Thomas Folks (Foulks). His dwelling was among the earliest erected in the colony at Crosswicks Creek. Like most of the early pioneer dwellilngs it was humble in its construction, one story high, with two small bedrooms and an ample living room, with a huge fireplace wide enough to embrace the whole family within the redius of its genial warmth. In 1692, Friends' mid-week meetings were held in it. Subsequently it was enlarged and renovated throughout. In 1860 it became untenable, and after being photographed it was torn down. Samuel and Mary had seven children, ...

See also [23][24]


Footnotes:

[1] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1446, RG 6, Monthly Meeting of Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England (1641-1728), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[2] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece 1034, RG 6, Monthly Meeting of Chesterfield, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire, England (1641-1775), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[3] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece RG6/1415: Monthly Meeting of Chesterfield: Births, Marriages, Burials (1669-1724), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[4] England & Wales, Quaker Birth, Marriage, and Death Registers, 1578-1837, Piece RG6/1415: Monthly Meeting of Chesterfield: Births, Marriages, Burials (1669-1724), [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[5] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Men's Minutes, 1684-1738, 1, [AncestryImage].

[6] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[7] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Marriages, Births, Deaths, and Marriage Intentions (from the Minutes), Certificates of Removal 1684-1847 (NJ/B2F:L), [AncestryImage].

[8] William Nelson, Documents relating to the Colonial History of the State of New Jersey. Archives Vol. 22. (Marriage Records, 1665-1800) (1900), 652, [HathiTrust], [GoogleBooks], [InternetArchive].

[9] Edwin Robert Walker, Clayton L. Traver, A History of Trenton, 1679-1929, two hundred and fifty years of a notable town with links in four centuries, Vol. 1 (Princeton, 1929), 387, [GoogleBooks], [GoogleBooks].

[10] Lewis D. Cook, "Marriage Intentions, 1685-1730, Burlington County, New Jersey," National Genealogical Society Quarterly 53 (1965), 129-32, at 129.

[11] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 40, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[12] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 41, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[13] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 15, [AncestryImage].

[14] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 280, left column, [HathiTrust].

[15] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 62, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[16] Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, Burlington, New Jersey, Births and Deaths, 1675-1750, Vol. K, Marriages, 1684-1724 , 67, [AncestryRecord], [AncestryImage].

[17] "Early Minutes of Philadelphia Monthly Meeting," Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 2 (1902), 93-171, at 66, [HathiTrust].

[18] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 14.

[19] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 15A, [AncestryImage].

[20] Quaker Meeting Records, 1681-1935, Untitled: Chesterfield Births and Deaths, 15A, [AncestryImage].

[21] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 14.

[22] Major E. M. Woodward and John Hageman, History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, New Jersey (Philadelphia: Everts & Peck, 1883), 275, [HathiTrust].

[23] Chesterfield Township Tercentenary Committee, Chesterfield Township Heritage: Burlington County, New Jersey (1964), 19, reports marriage, [GoogleBooks].

[24] Charlotte D. Meldrum, Early Church Records of Burlington County, New Jersey, Vol. 2 (1995), 2, 14, Marriage abstract 1684 18th day 9th month Samuel Bunting to Mary Folkes daughter of Thomas Folkes (both of Chesterfield). Names 7 children with birthdates from Chesterfield monthly meeting notes.


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