Continuing the Bundock Research
I almost forgot I had this Journal. I actually did, and ran across it during a google search. Needless to say, I have bookmarked it and will try to keep it up as much as time allows me.
Three years is a long time and much has been learned on my Bundock family. I keep my family database on Ancestry, so for this journal post, I will be referring to what I have there.
thanks to a cousin connection in England who did all the research, Samuel's lineage now goes back 8 more generations (including Samuel's father, Thomas), all within various locations in Essex.
To avoid getting too technical, I'll just give the first names of each Bundock grandfather - Geroge Frederick (his daughter, Kate, is my grandmother) - Henry - Samuel - Thomas - Samuel - Jonathan - Thomas - Jonathan - Nicholas - Alexander - John.
This brings the Bundocks back to the 1500s, still in Essex. John, the earliest ancestor, died in Runwell.
My Bundocks moved from Runwell to Copford to Colchester to Great Birch to Bentley to Colchester to possibly Mundon to Chelmsford. From Chelmsford immigrated to the U.S.
My "forward" research to descendants now living is quite complete. I have many still living in the Northern California area.
My focus is still on Samuel's 2 children - Harriet and Charles. I still know nothing about them. I believe it was Charles who may have started on Dister inheritance claim and when he passed away, John Samuel took it over. Newspaper articles indicated that Charles was military at the time of his death.
I am posting a pic of the Bundock Pottery crew from Sacramento. It is said that each person in the pic is a Bundock. The man sitting in the front row with the white shirt is George Frederick, my great-grandfather. Henry, his father, stands behind him (hands on hips). It is only speculation as to who the others are. Speculation has the bearded man on the right as John Samuel, which would date this photo prior to 1900 as J.S. died in 1900; but that is just speculation.