William Bunker and Anne

    William Bunker of Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England, was the son of Roger Bunker and Agnes —. William married Anne —. William’s will was dated 30 Sep 1558.

William and Anne's children are:

1. Willym Bunker, the eldest son.
2. Tym Bunker.
3. Ptryke (Patrick) Bunker.
4. Bridget Bunker.
5. Avis Bunker (female).
6. Joane Bunker.
7. Oliver Bunker, married Joan —, will dated 15 November 1616.

Sources:
1. Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984, citing the original will of William Bunker.


Will of William Bunker

In ye name of god Amen   I WILLM BOUNCKER in ye pishe of Tingreyfe & in ye Countie of Bedford Husbandman beynge sicke in boddie but whole & pfecte in memorie consideringe ye unstableness of this world & uncertayne tyme of death make this my last will & testamet in this man & fourme foollowinge. yt is to saye   Fyrst I bewth my soule to allmightie god to or blessed lady St. Marye & to all ye hollie companie of heaven & my boddie to be buried in ye Parishe Churcheyerd of Tingreyffe aforesaid. It I geve to ye mother churche of Lincoln ijd   Itm I geve & beqth to ye churche of Tingreyffe vid   Itm I geve & bewth to my wyffe a howse called Fourds howse with ye apptenance yt belongethereunto So long as she kepethe he selfe a weedowe. Itm I geve to ANN my wyffe ij milch beaste & a gelt a harrowe hog & one stone hog & all ye ducks & hens in ye yerd excepte a cocke & a henne & ducke & a drake for WLLM my sone. Itm I geve to ANNE my wyffe vi platters &dishesiij saucers a saltsellar &ij Candlesticks & a lattd chaffyngdyshe, Itm I geve to my wyffe a cupboard a fourme & wyded Stole & a little pewter pot. Itm I geve to my wyffe a bras pot ij great kettles & ij myddle kettles & ij little kettles & a posnet   Itm I geve to my wyffe ij coverlets & ij blanckets v sheets of flax iiij towells & a table clothe a matters my best bolster & ij pillows. I geve to my wyffe ij coffers yt she brought with her & a leap a great boll & a myddle boll ij little bolles a lyne whele & a wulle whele. Itm I geve to my wyffe iiij paynted clothes in my chambers & iij in ye hall & iij quarters of barley ij quarters of pease vij bushell of Tye & a bushell of wheat, & halfe a quarter of otes a chayre & iiij quyshions. Itm I geve to my wyffe a tubbe a skymer a boultynge whitche & a cherne & a calfe of this yeres weanyng. Itm I geve to TYM my sonne a cowe bullocke of ij yeres old & upwards ij quarters of barley & a quarter of pease. Itm I geve to PTRYKE my sone a cowe bullocke of ij yeres old & a quarter of barley & another of pease. Itm I geve to BRIDGET my doughter a stere bullocke of a yere old. Item I geve to AVIS my doughter a stere bullocke of a yere old. Itm I geve to JOANE my doughter a mylche cowe ij candlesticks a little bras pot & a payre of sheets & one yt her grandmotherdyd geve her. Itm I geve to JOAN my doughter a quarter of barley & a halfe a quarter of pease a little bras pan & ij platters & a another browne pann to be sold and ye money to be devyded brtwene OLYVER my sone and JOAN my doughter. Itm I geve to OLYVER my sone a cowe & ij steres & ij quarters of barley a quarter of pease & halfe a quarter of otes & a pyre of sheets a pewter platter & a Kandlesticke a porryge pot & a whit bras panne   Itm I geve to BRIDGET & AVYS a quarter of barley betwene the twayne & eche of them a platter & a candlesticke   And moreover I will yt yf enne of my youngest childre shuld dye before they cn to lawfull age yt then his of her stocke to remayne amoungst ye residewe of ye childre yt lyvethe longest. Itm I geve & beqth to WYLLM my eldest sone all my Free lands within ye pishe of Tyngreyffe. Itm I geve & bequethed to my wyffe & my childre In this my last will & testamet my debts beynge paid & my bodde honestly brought one yerthe & all ether ordinarye & extraordinarye charges allowed & paid   Itm I geve to WILLYM my sone iij horse ij oxe a sowe & iij steres & my cartes & carte gere & ploughe and ploughe geres & an ewe & a lamb & all other goods of my goods and cattalls not given nor bequeathed in this my last will & testamet beynge moveables or unmoveables except yt wch I have geve & bequeathed to my wyffe & my chodre   All ye residue I geve to WILLYM my sone for ye wealthe of my sowle. I have institue & made this my last will & testamet & I make my executors Richard davye if Fozfeild in the pishe of Eversholt & he to have for his paynes takynge vjs viijd & OLYVER my sone to be ye other   And I make ye oversears of this my last will & testament Stephen Accres & John Loven & they to se this my last will & testament be pformed & kept as Far as in them lyeth. In witenes whereof I have sette my hands ye last daye of September in the fyfte & vjth yeres of the raigne of oure Soveraigne Lord & Ladye Kynge Phillip & Quene Marye ye date of or lord god 1558. Witnesses to this will Robert Turner Clarke of Eversholt.

Source:  Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984, citing the will of Wllm Bouncker (transcribed by Sylvia Guthrig/Zena Collier), pgs. 49-50.


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