Category Archives: Bunce

Death by accidental burning – Matilda Bunce

Whilst searching for information about my Bunce ancestors in Westmill I came across a sad story from the “Hertfordshire Mercury and Reformer” in December 1845. An inquest had been held at The Red Lion in Aspenden as Matilda Bunce, aged … Continue reading

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Westmill Church, Hertfordshire

A couple of photos of the church of St Mary the Virgin, Westmill, taken on a cold spring day in 2009. The church is a Grade 2 listed building, probably dating from the 11th century. Like many Hertfordshire churches, it’s … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: another Bunce gravestone at Westmill, Hertfordshire

This is another “Bunce” gravestone from the churchyard at Westmill.  Unfortunately when I took the photo I didn’t transcribe the inscription which is almost impossible to decipher from the picture.   The new Hertfordshire parish records on http://www.findmypast.co.uk have come … Continue reading

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The Bunces of Aspenden and Westmill

Having spent a lot of time recently checking my records in order to write about my great great grandmother on my paternal side, it’s time to take a look back at my maternal ancestors. One line that seems to be … Continue reading

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Tombstone Tuesday: Dinah Bunce at Westmill, Hertfordshire

I’m not quite sure where Dinah fits into my family tree but she must be connected to my Westmill Bunces in some way.  She was buried on February 18th, 1896, aged 73.  Her “place of abode” is given as “Wood … Continue reading

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Saunders – from Hertfordshire to London

My Saunders ancestors had one of the shorter journeys to move into London.  Nathan Saunders, my 3x great grandfather, was born in Cottered, Hertfordshire in 1822, the son of John Saunders (died 1824) and Charlotte, nee Palmer. John and Charlotte had … Continue reading

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