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Hon. Thomas Bunn

Birthdate: (44)
Birthplace: Red River Settlement, MB, Canada
Death: April 11, 1875 (44)
St Clements, MB, Canada
Immediate Family:

Son of John Bunn, Surgeon and Catherine Bunn
Husband of Isabella Clouston and Rachel Harriott
Father of John Robert Bunn; Isabella Bunn; Charles R.R. Bunn; Victor William Bunn; Thomas Drake Bunn and 4 others
Brother of William Thomas Bunn; Thomas Bunn and John Robert Bunn

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About Hon. Thomas Bunn


Thomas Bunn was the eldest son of John Bunn and his wife Catherine Thomas, both of whom were half-breeds. His baptism was registered on 16 May 1830, at the Red Ribver Settlement. His father had been employed as a surgeon by the Hudson’s Bay Company Hudson's Bay Company Archives: Biographical Sheets until he retired to the Red River Settlement in 1824. Red River Ancestry

Thomas Bunn was called to the Manitoba Bar in June 1871. On 6 November 1869 he was elected as the delegate representing St. Clements parish, to serve on Louis Riel's convention of Metis representatives. He served as Assistant Secretary of State in Riel's Provisional Government. On Dec 30, 1870 St Clements returned Thomas Bunn as its first member to the provincial Legislative Assembly.


Hon. Thomas Bunn died 11 April 1875. Red River Ancestry One report says he died 13 April 1875. Metis Scrip Application by Rachel Harriot

First Marriage

Thomas Bunn married Isabella Clouston on 16 March 1854. Red River Ancestry

Second Marriage

Thomas Bunn married Rachel Harriot on 30 March 1859. Red River Ancestry

Children of First Marriage

Children of Second Marriage

Rachel Harriot's Metis Scrip Application

Scrip affidavit for Bunn, Rachel for herself and as heirs of Thomas Bunn; widow of Thomas Bunn; born: June 9, 1840; father: John Edward Harriott (English); mother: Nancy Rowan (Métis); Thomas Bunn: died April 11, 1870; father: John Bunn; claim no.: 957; date of issue: July 8, 1876 = Demande de certificat pour Bunn, Rachel à titre d'héritière unique de Thomas Bunn; veuve de Thomas Bunn; né(e): le 9 juin, 1840; père: John Edward Harriott (Anglais); mère: Nancy Rowan (Métis(se)); Thomas Bunn: décédé(e) 11 avril, 1870; père: John Bunn; no de réclamation: 957; date d'émission: 8 juillet, 1876.

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Biographical Accounts

  1. Red River Ancestry: Thomas Bunn
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Hon. Thomas Bunn's Timeline

May 16, 1830
Red River Settlement, MB, Canada
August 26, 1855
Age 25
Red River Settlement, MB, Canada
March 15, 1857
Age 26
Age 31
Age 37
Age 39
Age 43
April 11, 1875
Age 44
St Clements, MB, Canada