About Thomas Bunch
Thomas Bunch, Hartford, 1639, a proprietor "by courtesie of the town." His home-lot in 1639-40 was near the site of the present Capitol. He served in the Pequot War, and was granted 60 acres for good service, in 1671, and 50 more in 1672. He was chosen chimney-viewer, 1646; constable, 1648; juror, 1649; townsman, 1653, 1661, 1665; rate and list maker, 1669; chimney-viewer, 1670; list-maker, 1671, 1672, 1673; freed from training, etc, September 1672, being then 60 years of age. He and his wife Sarah were original members of the South Church, February 12, 1670. He died before August 1683; appoints "beloved brethren, Ensign Nathaniel Standly and Steven Hosmore" overseers. Inventory July and Aug., 1683, £1,024. He names in his will wife Sarah, "cousin Elizabeth White," and "sister Katherine Clark." His widow died Jan. 1693-4.
i. John, Hartford; received from his father the house, barn, and home-lot, which he purchased of Thomas Gridley, besides other property; he was admitted to the South Church in 1686, with his wife, Mary; townsman, 1701, 1711, 1715; died before 1734.
ii. Elizabeth, married Jacob White, of Hatfield,
iii. Thomas, married Susannah, daughter of Capt. Thomas Bull; admitted to the South Church, with his wife, 1677; townsman, 1679, 1680, 1684, 1689, 1693, 1698, 1703; he owned a large estate in land in Hartford, on Rocky Hill, Wethersfield, etc. Will dated April 25, 1709; proved April 25, 1712.
iv. Sarah, married (1) John White, Jr., of Hatfield; (2)about 1668, Nicholas Worthington, of Hatfield; died June 20, 1676.
v. Mary, born September 17, 1645; married (1) Thomas Meakins, of Hatfield, who was killed by the Indians, October 19, 1675; (2) John Downing, of Hatfield. The late Deacon Russell Bunce and his sons, John L. Bunce, President of the Phoenix Bank, and James M. Bunce, were descended from John Bunce, son of Thomas.
SOURCE: James Hammond Trumbull, editor, The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884, Volume 1 (Boston, Massachusetts: Edward L. Osgood, 1886), pages 232-233. Retrieved: 3 May 2011 from Google Books