Oliver Bunker and Joan --

    Oliver Bunker was the son of William Bunker and Anne —. He had three brothers, William, Tim, and Patrick, and three sisters, Bridget, Avis, and Joane. Oliver married Joan —. Oliver’s will was dated 15 November 1616 and Joan’s will was dated 26 April 1625.

Oliver and Joan's children are:

1. Thomas Bunker, baptized 4 Feb 1573 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England.
2. Edmund (Edward) Bunker, baptized 7 May 1576 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England.
3. William Bunker, lived in Harlingfordbury (Hertingfordbury?), Hertfordshire, England.
4. Julian Bunker, married John Ogardy.
5. George Bunker, married Ellen —[1], lived in Bengeo, Hertfordshire, England will dated 28 Oct 1609 and proved 13 Dec 1609.
6. John Bunker, married Elizabeth —[2], will dated 1623.
7. Ales Bunker, married William Vanse.
8. Francis Bunker, baptized 6 Mar 1575 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England, married Tabitha Davey 10 Jul 1609 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England.
9. — Bunker[3], married John Chardge.
10. Timothy Bunker, baptized 22 Jun 1578 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England, married 1) Joan Massadar 16 October 1608 in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, England and 2) Elizabeth Hawkins 3 May 1620.

Sources:
1. Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984, citing the original wills of Oliver and Joan Bunker.
2. International Genealogical Index (extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).


Extracted Marriage Records

TYMOTHIE BUNKER
Spouse:  JOANE MASSADAR
Marriage:  16 OCT 1608
Houghton Regis, Bedford, England

FRANCIS BUNCKER
Spouse:  TABITHA DAVEY
Marriage:  10 JUL 1609
Tingrith, Bedford, England

Extracted Christening Records

THOS. BUNCKER
Christening:  04 FEB 1573
Tingrith, Bedford, England
Father:  OLIVER BUNCKER

FRANCIS BUNCKER
Christening:  06 MAR 1575
Tingrith, Bedford, England
Father:  OLIVER BUNCKER

EDMD. BUNCKER
Christening:  07 MAY 1576
Tingrith, Bedford, England
Father:  OLIVER BUNCKER

TIMOTHY BUNCKER
Christening:  22 JUN 1578
Tingrith, Bedford, England
Father:  OLIVER BUNCKER

Source:  International Genealogical Index (records above extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Marriage records:  (Tymothie Bunker:  Batch # M035531, Dates: 1538 – 1730, Source Call #0826545, Type: Film, Printout Call #6905975, Type: Film) and (Francis Buncker:  Batch #M003721, Dates: 1573 – 1812, Source Call #0599350, Type: Film, Printout Call #6905860, Type: Film; and Batch #M003721, Dates: 1813 – 1840, Source Call #0826459, Type: Film); Christening records:  (Batch #P003721, Dates: 1572 – 1812, Source Call #0599350, Type: Film, Printout Call #6905859, Type: Film).


Will of Oliver Bunker

In the name of God Amen te xvth day of Noveber ibii (1616) I Oliver Buncker of Tyngreeff in the County of Bedford yeoman, sicke and deseased in body but of shoure and pfect memory thankes be given to our Lord God everlasting make this my laste will and testament in maner and forme following, ffyrst I give and bequeath my soule into the hands of Almighty God my creator and redeemer and my body to be buried in the Church of Tyngreeffe aforesayde, and as for all my worldly goods I give and bequeath in maner and fforme ffolowing, ffirst I give and bequeath to my sone ffransicyor (Francis) Buncker the full sume of XII-1s curate lawful english money to be payd to my sone ffraconcycs or his lawful assign whin one whole yeare after my decease of Johan (Joan) my wyffe, or the the longer liver of us both, and I give to my sonne Edmund (Edward according to the Parish records) the entyer somme of eyght pounds like lawful money of england  to be paid to my sonne Edmund or his assigne at and next the same tyme and dey with ffrancys Buncker is next and imediately before prfixed. Item I give to my sone Tymothy Buncker the ful sume of twelve pounds currat lawful money of england to be paid to him or his assignes within the terme of twoe yeares nest ensuing after the decease of me and my wyffe Johan or the survivor of us, and I likewise give to my sone William Buncker the ful and entyer sume of sixe pounds lawful english money to be paid unto him, his heyres or assign within the terme of two yeares next, and immediately upon completion and delivered after my decease and the decease of Johan my wyffe. And I further give to my sone John his heires and assign the ful and entyre sume of forty pounds (currat) lawful money of england to be paid to him, or his heyres or assigne in forme and maner following that is to saie the first XXX-1s pounds by five pounds yearly after my decease and if is shall happen that my wyffe deptejer natural lyefe befor the sayde XX-1s shall be paid at one entyer payment thewhole sume remaining to be paid within one quarter of a year after her decease and the other XX-1s to be paid within five years after the decease of Johan my wyffe. And furthermore I give to the children of William Vanse (Vause?), my sone in lawe, and Ales (Alice) his wyefe, sixe pounds of currat lawful english money of england, that is to saie to Susan Vanse forty shillings, to John Vanse xxvi-s viii-d, to Hery Vanse xxvi-s viii-d and to William Vanse xxvi-s viii-d al and every one of the saide portion of portions to be paid to William Vanse my sone in law or his lawful assignes, within the terme of five yeares next to be copleated after the decease of me and Johan my wyefe to the benefit of the sayde children of William aforesayde. And I further give to William Chardge three pounds sixe shillings eight pence and to Susan Chardge three pounds sixe shillings eyght pence and to Martha Chardge three pounds sixe shillings eyght pence, this sayde sume of X-1s currat lawful money of england bequeathed in this maner aforesayde, to be payde to John Chardge their father of his lawful assigne within the terme of five yeares next to determain and after the decease of me and Johan my wyefe, for the use and benefit of the children of John Chardge aforesayde. And I further give to the children of my sone Thomas Buncker the ful and entyre sume of sixe pounds currat english money paiyable and to be distributed amonge al and every of them by even portion within two yeares after the decease of me and Johan my wyefe next and immediately to each and every. and if yt shall happen any of the children of William Vanse my sone in law or any of the children of the sayde John Chardge my sone in law (daughter Julia’s husband), or any of ther children of my sone Thomas Buncker do decease this naturallyef before his, hers or their portion of portions to be equallie divided amonge the rest of their brothers and systers, and their assigns, him, her, or their survivyor, I wonided, that this some of fower score pounds currat lawful english money to be paid after the decease of me and Johan my wyefe, in manner and forme above specified shall by froe and venture of above obligation wherein William Buncker of Harlingfordbury in the County of Hartford, and George Buncker of Bougai (Bengeo) in the County aforesayde, I hand royally and irevocally bownde to Oliver Buncker my executor and assigne and befinning at the first of October in the sixe and thirtieth yeare of the raigne of our Lat Souveraigne Lady Elizabeth by the Grace of God of England, ffrance and Ireland I swere the sayde syne if fiwre sciare pounds be quickly conterred paid or otherwise by lawe evicted and now moved. I further give to Tymothy Vanse the youngest sone of William Vanse his father my sone in law aforesayde xxvi-s viii-d to be payed to the sayde William Vanse his father my sone in law aforesayde within one yeare after good and lawful payment of the former twenty-1s by five pounds yearely to be payed to John Buncker or his assign or likewise give to my wyefe Johan and John Buncker the all and Tymothy Buncker payed imediately after my wyefe decease or otherwise above informed and bequeathed by equal portions of xx-s apiece within one yeareafter mu decease the entyre sume ______________________ through executors al other my grandchildren wch have not formerly have been within my last will and testament, 3 pounds sixe shillings eyght pence to be distributed amonge al and every one of them in even portions within three yeares after my decease. I further give to the poore of Tyngrieffe xv-s to be bestowed upon them at and upon the daie of my burial, thereof. Last my goods and chattels unbequeathed my debts contented and satisfied my funeral expenses paied and pformed, I give and bequeath to Joane Buncker, my wyefe, whom I make my sole and only executrix, to this my last wil and testament peformed and rightr. In witness wherof I the sayd Oliver Buncker aforesaid have srt my hande and seale, the daie and yeare first above written.
Oliver Buncker his marke
Witnessed by Humfrey Hill and Henrye Andrews.

Will of Joan Bunker

In the name of God Amen the sixe and twentyeth day of April 1625, I Joan Buncher of Tyngreeffhe in the county of Bedd., widowe, sicke in bosy but of sound and pfect memory thanks be given to our Lorde God evrlasting make this my last will and testament in maner and forme followinge. Ffyrst I give and bequeath my soule into the hand of Almighty God my creator and redeemer and my body to be buried in the churchyarde of Tyngreeffe aforesaid. And for my worldy goods I give and bequeath in manner followithe. Ffstye I give and bequeath to my daughter Julian Ogardy a black roned cowe to be delivered presently after my decease, a bedstead, a mattrice, a flock bed, fower feather bolsters, three pillows, a coveringe, a greene blanket, a white blanket, three payer of sheetes, a bason, a kettle, and a barrel. And to her sone Oliver Ogardy Sixe and Twenty shillings eyght pense currat lawful english money to be delivered to his father John Ogardy for the use of the sayd Olyver within sixe months of my decease, and I doe likewise give unto Susan Ogardye my grandchild on rone bullocke to be delivered unto John Ogardye her father to the use of the sayd. And I doe likewise give unto Tymothy Panse (Yanse/Vause?) the sone pf William Panse the ful and entyre somme of sixe and twenty shillings eyght pense of currat lawful money of England to be payd to William aforesaid, whin three quarters of a yeare after my decease. And I doe lykewyse further give to my sone Edward Buncher a payre of Sheetes. The rest of my goodes and chattels unbequeather, my debts discharged, my funeral expenses satisfied, I give to my sone Tymothy Buncher ______________ make my sole and only executor to this my _______________ testament fulfilled. In witness whereof I have set my hand and seale the day and yeare written.
Joane Buncher her marke

Source:  Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984, citing the wills of Oliver Buncker (transcribed by Ed Cooper, 1983) and Joan Buncher (transcribed by Sylvia Guthrig/Zena Collier), pgs. 50-52.


Footnotes

[1] Moran, p. 7, states, “…the will of George Bunker of Bengeo, dated 28 Oct 1609, proved 13 Dec 1609, mentioned his wife Ellen…”
[2] Henry L. Bunker mentions, “We also have the will, 1623, of John of Tingrith, also a grandson (sic!) of Oliver, and a brother of George, Francis, Timothy, etc. He refers to his wife Elizabeth, and sons Henry and John.” (p. 52)
[3] Henry L. Bunker gives the name of William Chardge’s wife as Julia Bunker without giving any source or reason. The will of Oliver Bunker mentions William Chardge as a son-in-law but does not mention which of his daughter he married. The most likely reasoning is that Joan mentioned her daughter Julian, wife of John Ogardy, in her will written nine years after Oliver’s will. Oliver mentioned two sons-in-law, one of whom was married to Ales. Thus, HLB must have drawn the conclusion that Julia (or Julian) was the wife of the other son-in-law. It is possible that Julian married twice but not at all certain.


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