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Samuel Bundock from Chelmsford, Essex, England

Journal by hcmisfit61

I am reseaching Samuel Bundock, my 3nd great-grandfather.

He married Mary Ann Dister in Chelmsford, Essex, England. They were the parents of seven children: Charles, Mary Ann, Harriet, John Samuel, Henry Frederick, Isabella and Mary Ann.

Not much is known of Charles. I believe from reading various newspaper articles that he was in the military of Great Britian at the time of his death which occurred sometime between 1890-1900. I do not believe he was married, but this is only an assumption.

The two Mary Ann's both died at birth or shortly thereafter.

Harriet is also a mystery. She died at about 19 years of age. I have no other information on her.

John Samuel immigrated to the United States. He married Eunice Mercer and had 9 children. He was involved in the Bundock Pottery business in Sacramento or Oakland with other members of the Bundock family.
At the time of his death, he lived in the San Francisco Bay Area, but was en route to England to make claim to an estate through the Dister branch. He died in his sleep at a hotel in St. Joseph, Missouri.
One of the mysteries is where he is buried.

Isabella married George Muddox. They immigrated to the United States and settled in Sacramento where George was a well-known and well-repected businessman. Isabella was briefly known as an artist, painting scenes from around California. They had seven children.

Henry is my 2nd great-grandfather. He immigrated with his father, Samuel, and Samuel's brother, Henry. They first settled in Iowa - later moving to Alton, Illinois. There Henry married Lucy Long Wright and the first two of their eight children were born there. They moved to Oakland and then on to Sacramento.

Henry and Lucy's children were John Franklin, Anna, George Frederick, William Nelson, Mattie E., Eunice Ophelia, Robert Barton, and Henry J.

Henry's son, George, is my great-grandfather.

The Bundocks operated a pottery family business in Alton, Oakland and Sacramento. I'll blog more on the business another time.

Surnames: Bundock Dister Mercer Muddox Wright
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by essexbundocks on 2012-02-01 17:22:00

Samuel Bundock was born on 03 JUN 1820 to Thomas and Priscilla of Moulsham. He married Mary Ann Dister on 28 May 1833. He left for the U.S. after 1841, and is on the 1841 census in Chelmsford.
Thomas Bundock, his father, was born in 1767, the son of Samuel and Ann Blakoney of Mundon. Thomas died 08 FEB 1845. Priscilla was born in Somerset, Bristol in about 1776. She died 28 MAY 1858. Hope this helps!

Kathy Bundock Moore (see my website called Bundocks in Essex)

by hcmisfit61 on 2013-01-16 07:11:36

Hi Kathy,
I have been to your website many times and it has been a great help (and very interesting, too). I have the passenger list that Samuel was on when arriving in the U.S. with his son, Henry. Samuel's brother, Henry, also traveled with them. With Ian's help, I have the Bundock's traced back for several generations.
I am now trying to focus on Charles and Harriet, Samuel's son and daughter. I know nothing about them.
I did discover where John Samuel was buried and that Emmett, his son, did make the trip to England to inquire on the inheritance. I am assuming nothing came of it as Emmett returned and was by no means wealthy. It would be interesting to find out what happened when he arrived in England.

by hcmisfit61 on 2013-01-16 07:15:06

I have edited my post as I had to "fix" a few errors. Samuel was my 3rd great-grandfather.

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