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    Hi I have just joined the site in the hopes that someone can help me with information about a son of Benjamin John Bunt married to Catherine Ann Pope or Apps.

    The Son I am looking for is William Pope Bunt who left Cornwall for South Africa, I would like to know more about his family in South Africa specially the children born to him by Ethel Mary Hick. I have their marriage as 1900 Truro Cornwall I think William Pope Bunt was born in 1880 in Gwennap in the Methodist church.

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    This looks like it could be the birth reg.

    BUNT, WILLIAM POPE MMN - POPE 1880 D Quarter in REDRUTH Volume 05C Page 188

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    I can see 2 male children born in Redruth 1903. MMN Hick

    BUNT, WILFRID ARTHUR 1903 M Quarter in REDRUTH Volume 05C Page 162
    BUNT, WILLIAM JERALD 1903 M Quarter in REDRUTH Volume 05C Page 162

    1905 Mary travelled to the Cape in 1905 with 1 child - Master Hick.

    Looks as though they were twins and 1 child dies aged 1yr.

    Name: Wilfrid Arthur Bunt
    Event Type: Death
    Registration Quarter: Jan-Feb-Mar
    Registration Year: 1904
    Redruth, Cornwall, England
    Age 1
    Volume: 5C
    Page: 138

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    Thanks Pam for info. Now my next question is what happened to William Jerald Bunt in South Africa ? I have a man by the name of Gerald Bunt same birth date and place as William Jerald Bunt. Did William Jerald Bunt change his name to Gerald Bunt? And what happened to him in South Africa?

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    My post #3 should have read Master Bunt not Hick.

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    Thanks.

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    A very warm welcome to Brit-gen.
    Have you checked NARS - can see reference to William Pope Bunt but not a Gerald
    http://www.national.archives.gov.za
    "dyfal donc a dyr y garreg"

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    Hello helachau, yes I have looked a Naars. And have William Pope Bunt's estate file, apparently he was married three times. It was not long after his first wife joined him in South Africa that he divorced her. He then married for the second time in South Africa and after a year or two divorced her. And finally married a third time. But I have a problem, on his death notice it has his parents as John Bunt, presumable the person who filled it out did not know his father's full name. And his mother's name is written as Ethel Bunt ? Which is the name of his first wife. That is why I have asked for more info just to check if I am right with the names I have for his parents, as posted above. Also looking for anybody else researching this family that could help me with his children's information.
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