William Bunker and Mary Macy

    William Bunker was baptized 17 June 1648 in Tingrith, Bedfordshire, England, the son of George Bunker and Elizabeth Godfrey. He came to America with his parents and older sister, Elizabeth, in about 1650. His three younger sisters, Mary, Ann, and Martha, were born in Topsfield, Essex, Massachusetts, where they settled. At the age of ten, he was with his father, who was crossing a stream with a team, when his father drowned. William escaped with the team. He moved to Nantucket, Massachusetts in 1659 with his mother and stepfather, Richard Swain. William married Mary Macy 11 April 1669 in Nantucket, Massachusetts. Mary was born in 1648[1] in Salisbury, Essex, Massachusetts to Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcot. Mary’s two older sisters were Sarah (died young) and Sarah. She had two younger brothers, Thomas and John, and a younger sister, Bethia. William’s lot on Nantucket was originally part of his stepfather Richard Swain’s land but he was later given his own lot north of No Bottom Pond. William raised sheep, was appointed to keep the jail, served as a selectman, and was commissioned to build a mill (which, however, he did not do). Tradition states that the Bunker home was raided by Frenchmen on night and William was forced to go aboard their ship for several days to guide them into Vineyard Sound. William died 26th 7 mo 1712 in Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts. His will was dated 22 June 1712 and was probated 5 Aug of the same year. Mary died 10th 3 mo 1729 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.

William and Mary's children are:

1. George Bunker Esq., born 22 Apr 1671 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Deborah Coffin (daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance—see chapter on Coffin family) 10th 8 mo 1695, died 24th 9 mo 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will dated 23 May 1743 and probated 1 Feb 1744, owned land in Dover, Strafford, New Hampshire, served as Justice of the Peace, Representative to the Massachusetts Legislature, Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, and Probate Judge.
2. John Bunker, born 23 July 1673 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, never married, died in 1712 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
3. Jonathan Bunker, was born 25 February 1674 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Elizabeth Coffin, died in 1721 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will dated 16 Aug 1719 and probated 13 Sep 1721.
4. Peleg Bunker, born 1 Dec 1676 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Susanna Coffin 9 Jan 1700 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 1 Jun 1730 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
5. Jabez Bunker, born 7 Nov 1678 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Hannah Gardner 19 Jan or Sep 1706 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 6th 5 mo 1750 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, will dated 6 Feb 1747/8 and probated 25 May 1750.
6. Thomas Bunker, born 8 Apr 1680 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Priscilla Arthur, died before 14th 3 mo 1721 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
7. Benjamin Bunker, born 28 May 1683 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Deborah Paddack 3rd 8 mo 1709 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, died of smallpox 16th 5 mo 1721 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
8. Mary Bunker, born in 1685 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Tristram Coffin 29th 2 mo 1714 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 29 Jan 1763.
9. Ann Bunker, born 3rd 9 mo 1686 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Nathaniel Paddack 15th 10 mo 1706 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 18th 1 or 3 mo 1767 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
10. Abigail Bunker, born in 1689 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married Shubael Pinkham 9th 9 mo 1712, died 13th 9 mo 1776 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
11. Jane Bunker, born about 1689 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, married 1) Robert Watson 21 Mar 1717 in Nantucket, Massachusetts and 2) Isaac Coleman (son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger—see chapter on Cathcart family) 10 Sep 1744 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died 7th 6 mo 1754 in Nantucket, Massachusetts.
12. Daniel Bunker, born 16 Aug 1696 in Nantucket, Massachusetts, died young.
13. Christian Bunker (male), labeled as an "idiot"[2], died young, drowned in Squam Pond, Nantucket, Massachusetts.

Sources:
1. Moran, Edward C., Jr., Bunker Genealogy, volume 2, Salem, MA:  Higginson Book Company, 1965.
2. Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984.
3. Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Before 1692, Vols. 1 & 3, Boston, MA, 1860.
4. Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).
5. International Genealogical Index (extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints).
6. Barney, Nathaniel, unpublished writing.
7. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1925, p. 149.
8. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.
9. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.
10. Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1925.
11. Folger, William C., “A Record of Births, Deaths, and Marriages on Nantucket, Beginning in 1662”, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 7, April, 1853.


William Bunker and Mary Macy were married ye 11th of April 1669.

Source:  Folger, William C., “A Record of Births, Deaths, and Marriages on Nantucket, Beginning in 1662”, New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 7, April, 1853.


Nantucket Births
BUNKER

Page 135
Abigail, wife of Shubael Pinkham (son of Richard and Mary), daughter of William and Mary (Macy), —, 1689, P. R. 38.[3]

Page 137
Ann, wife of Nathaniel Paddack (brother of Zackery), daughter of William and Mary (Macy), 3d, 9 mo., 1686, P. R. 38.

Page 138
Benjamin, son of Will[ia]m, May 28, 1683. [husband of Deborah (daughter of Zackery Paddack Jr.), son of William and Mary (Macy), 28th, 5 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 140
Christian, “an idiot”, son of William and Mary (Macy), —, P. R. 38…
…Daniel, son of William and Mary (Macy), —, P. R. 38.

Page 145
George, son of Will[ia]m, April 22, 1671. [George Esq., husband of Deborah (daughter of James Coffin Esq.), son of William and Mary (Macy), 22d, 4 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 148
Jabez, son of William, November 7, 1678. [husband of Hannah (daughter of Nathaniel Gardner), son of William and Mary (Macy), 7th, 11 mo. 1678, P. R. 38.]…
…Jane, wife Robert Watson, daughter of William and Mary (Macy), —, [recorded after child born —, 1689], P. R. 38.

Page 149
John, son of Will[ia]m, July 23, 1673. [son of William and Mary (Macy), 23d, 7 mo., P. R. 38.]…
…Jonathan, son of Will[ia]m, February 25, 1674. [husband of Elizabeth (daughter of James Coffin), son of William and Mary (Macy), 25th, 2 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 152
Mary, wife of Tristram Coffin (daughter of Lt. John [of Martha’s] Vineyard), daughter of William and Mary (Macy), —, 1685, P. R. 38.

Page 156
Peleg, son of Will[ia]m, December 1, 1676. [husband of Susanna (daughter of Stephen Coffin), son of William and Mary (Macy), 1st, 2 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 163
Thomas, son of Will[ia]m, April 8, 1680. [husband of Priscilla Arthur, son of William and Mary (Macy), 8th, 4 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 164
William, husband of Mary (daughter of Thomas Macy), son of George and Jane Godfrey, —, 1648, P. R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. I—Births (A-F), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1925.


Nantucket Births
MACY
Page 290
Mary, wife of William Bunker (son of George and Jane), daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hopcot, 10th, 4 mo. 1648, in Salisbury, P.R. 38.

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. II—Births (G-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1926.


Nantucket Marriages
BUNKER

Page 132
Abigail and Shubael Pinkham, 9th, 9 mo. 1712.[4] [Abigail, daughter of William and Mary (Macy), and Shubael Pinkham, son of Richard 1st and Mary (Coffin), November 2, P. R. 38.]

Page 133
Ann and Nath[anie]ll Paddack, 15th, 10 mo. 1706.[4] [Ann, daughter of William and Mary (Macy), and Nathaniel Paddack, brother of Zackery, P. R. 38.]

Page 135
Benjamin and Deborah Paddack, 3d, 8 mo. 1709, in Yarmouth.[4] [Benjamin, son of William and Mary (Macy), and Deborah Paddack, daughter of Zackery Jr., P. R. 38.]

Page 141
George [duplicate entry, Buncker] and Deborah Coffin, 10th, 8 mo. 1695.[4] [Bunker, Esq., son of William and Mary (Macy), and Deborah Coffin, daughter of James Esq. and Mary (Severance), P. R. 38.]

Page 143
Jabez, son of William and Mary (Macy), and Hannah Gardner, daughter of Nathaniel 1st and Abigail (Coffin), January 19 [duplicate entry, September 19], 1706,[4]  P. R. 38.

Page 144
Jane and Robert Watson, March 21, 1717.[4] [Jane, daughter of William and Mary (Macy), 21st, 3 mo., P. R. 38. Roberd Wotson, both of Nantucket, March 21, P. R. 68.][5]

Page 148
Mary and Tristram Coffin, 29th, 2 mo. 1714.[4] [Mary, daughter of William and Mary (Macy), and Tristram Coffin, son of Lt. John [of Martha’s] Vineyard and Deborah (Austin), P. R. 38.]

Page 152
Peleg and Susanna [duplicate entry, Susana] Coffin, January 9, 1700.[4] [Peleg, son of William and Mary (Macy), and Susanna [duplicate entry, Susannah] Coffin, daughter of Stephen and Mary (Bunker), 9th, 1 mo., P. R. 38.]

Page 159
Thomas, son of William and Mary (Macy) and Priscilla Arthur, —,[4] P. R. 38.

Page 160
Will[ia]m and Mary Macy, April 11, 1669.[4]  [William, son of George and Jane Godfrey, and Mary Macy, daughter of Thomas and Sarah Hopcot [duplicate entry, 11th, 4 mo.], P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. III—Marriages (A-G), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Marriages
WATSON

Page 488
Jane (Wadson) and Isaac Coleman, September 10, 1744. [Watson, widow of Robert, daughter of William Bunker and Mary (Macy), and Isaac Coleman, son of John, P. R. 38.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. IV—Marriages (H-Z), Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1927.


Nantucket Deaths
BUNKER

Page 81
Benjamin, small pox, 16th, 5 mo. 1721. [husband of Deborah (daughter of Zackery Paddack Jr.), son of William and Mary (Macy), P. R. 38.]

Page 82
Christian, “an idiot,” son of William and Mary (Macy), drowned, —, P. R. 38.

Page 83
Daniel, son of William and Mary (Macy), —, 1691, P. R. 38.

Page 85
George Esq., husband of Deborah (daughter of James Coffin Esq.), son of William and Mary (Macy), 24th, 10 mo. [duplicate entry, 9 mo.] 1744, P. R. 38. [24th, 9 mo., P. R. 63.[6]]

Page 86
Jabez, husband of Hannah, 6th, 5 mo. 1750, C. R. 4. [husband of Hannah (daughter of Nathaniel Gardner 1st), son of William and Mary (Macy), P. R. 38.]

Page 87
John, single, son of William and Mary (Macy), —, 1721, P. R. 38…
… Jonathan, husband of Elizabeth (daughter of James Coffin), son of William and Mary (Macy), —, 1721, P. R. 38.

Page 89
Mary, wife of William (son of George and Jane), daughter of Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcot, 10th, 3 mo. 1729, P. R. 38.

Page 91
Peleg, June 1, 1730. [husband of Susanna (daughter of Stephen Coffin), son of William and Mary (Macy), P. R. 38.]

Page 94
Thomas, husband of Priscilla Arthur, son of William and Mary (Macy), 14th, 3 mo. 1721, P. R. 38.

Page 95
William, husband of Mary (daughter of Thomas Hussey[7] and Sarah Hopcot), son of George and Jane Godfrey, 26th, 7 mo. [duplicate entry, June 6] 1712, P. R. 38.

COLEMAN

Page 205
Jane, wife of Isaac (son of John and Joanna), widow of Robert Watson, daughter of William Bunker and Mary (Macy), 7th, 6 mo. 1754, P. R. 38.

PADDACK

Page 465
Ann, wife of Nathaniel (brother of Zackery), daughter of William Bunker and Mary (Macy), 18th, 3 mo. 1767, P. R. 38. [18th, 1 mo., P. R. 63.]

PINKHAM

Page 480
Abigail, wife of Shubael, 13th, 9 mo.1776, C. R. 4. [wife of Shubael (son of Richard and Mary), daughter of William Bunker and Mary (Macy), P. R. 38. mother of Daniel, aged “upwards of 80,” P. R. 64.]

Source:  Vital Records of Nantucket, Massachusetts to the Year 1850, Vol. V—Deaths, Boston:  New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1928.


William Bunker was born 1648 and died in Nantucket in 1712, leaving eleven children. In the first layout of house lots, being a minor, his part was included in the portion allotted to Richard Swain; but a few years later he was given ten acres north from No Bottom Pond. It was bounded on the north by the road which is West Cheseter street extended, and was the first road established, and on the west by land of William Worth. After William Bunker died, the proprietors gave his heirs land in place of that taken for a town house. This indicates that the localities marked for church, town house, and jail, wer correct. These three public buildings were placed on the hill north from No Bottom Pond. At the west end of this hill was erected the first schoolhouse mentioned in the records. In 1686, William Bunker was appointed to keep the jail. He was a selectman twice and was given the work of building a mill in which he failed, and the job was finished by Tristram Coffin…
…August 12, 1690. Administration on estate of Joseph Coleman granted to William Bunker and Stephen Coffin…
…August 5, 1712. Probated the will of William Bunker, the witnesses being Joseph and Benjamin Swain and Nathan and Eleazer Folger, Jr. “My sons George and Jonathan being by me already advanced”, received only small legacies. To his wife Mary the “west end of my house she lives in for life”. To son Benjamin “my house and lot.” To daughters Jane Bunker, Ann Paddock, Abigail and Mary Bunker, small legacies. Rest of property to sons Jabez, Thomas and Peleg. Dated June 22, 1712.
September 23, 1721. Administration was granted on estate of Thomas Bunker, to George, Peleg and Jabez Bunker. It was valued at £1,000. It was divided between Mary Bunker, mother of deceased, George Bunker, Peleg Bunker, Jabez Bunker, Ann Paddock, Jane Wadson, Abigail Pinkham, mary Coffin and the children of Jonathan and Bunjamin Bunker, both deceased. In this estate ere mentioned an Indian boy and girl, book of curiosities, old Bible, nine leaed table, quarles emblems, shoe bukcles, bras chafing dish.

Source:  Worth, Henry Barnard, Nantucket Lands and Land Owners, Nantucket:  Nantucket Historical Association, 1901, Vol. 2, Bulletin No. 1.


Extracted Christening Record

WM. BUNKER
Christening:  17 JUN 1648
Tingrith, Bedford, England
Father:  GEO. BUNKER

Extracted Birth Records

DANIEL BUNKER
Birth:   1695
Nantucket, Nantucket, Massachusetts
Father:  WILLIAM BUNKER  Mother:  MARY MACY

Source:  International Genealogical Index (records above extracted from original source by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), Birth record:  (Batch # C501851, Dates: 1850, Source Call #0823703 IT 1-2, Type: Film) and Christening record:  (Batch #P003721, Dates: 1572 – 1812, Source Call #0599350, Type: Film, Printout Call #6905859, Type: Film).


Records from the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record

William Bunker (M)
b. 1648, d. 06 Jun 1712, #7703
William Bunker was born in 1648. He was the son of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey. William Bunker married Mary Macy, daughter of Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcott, in 1669. William Bunker died on 6 June 1712.
Children of William Bunker and Mary Macy:
Mary Bunker
Daniel Bunker
Abigail Bunker   ( - 13 Sep 1776)
Jane Bunker   ( - 07 Jun 1754)
Christian Bunker
George Bunker   (1671 - 24 Oct 1744)
John Bunker   (1673)
Jonathan Bunker   (1674 - 1721)
Peleg Bunker   (1676 - 01 Apr 1730)
Jabez Bunker   (1678 - 5-1750)
Thomas Bunker   (1680 - 1722)
Benjamin Bunker   (1683 - 10 May 1721)
Ann Bunker   (1686 - 18 Jan 1767)

Mary Macy (F)
b. 04 Dec 1648, d. 10 Mar 1729, #7704
Mary Macy was born on 4 December 1648; Date of "1649" given at Vol. I, p. 163. She was the daughter of Thomas Macy and Sarah Hopcott. Mary Macy married William Bunker, son of George Bunker and Jane Godfrey, in 1669. Mary Macy died on 10 March 1729 at age 80.
Her married name was Bunker.

Mary Bunker (F)
#2178
Mary Bunker was the daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Mary Bunker married Tristram Coffin, son of John Coffin and Deborah Austin, in 1714.
Her married name was Coffin.
Children of Mary Bunker and Tristram Coffin:
David Coffin   (1718)
Samuel Coffin   (1720)
Tristram Coffin   (1722 - 30 Apr 1796)
Jonathan Coffin   (1725 - 1755)
John Coffin   (1727 - 1755)
Richard Coffin   (1729)
Timothy Coffin   (1731)
Mary Coffin   (1733 - 11-1808)
Matthew Coffin   (1735 - 1755)
Tristram Coffin (M)
d. 29 Jan 1763, #2177
Tristram Coffin was the son of John Coffin and Deborah Austin. Tristram Coffin married Mary Bunker, daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1714. Tristram Coffin died on 29 January 1763.
He They moved to the Vineyard in 1682.  In 1682.

Daniel Bunker (M)
#7712
Daniel Bunker was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Daniel Bunker died;Died single.

Abigail Bunker (F)
d. 13 Sep 1776, #7844
Abigail Bunker was the daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Abigail Bunker married Shubael Pinkham, son of Richard Pinkham and Mary Coffin, in 1712. Abigail Bunker died on 13 September 1776.
Her married name was Pinkham.
Children of Abigail Bunker and Shubael Pinkham:
Mary Pinkham   (20 Sep 1713 - 24 Dec 1788)
Ebenezer Pinkham   (26 Jun 1715)
Ruth Pinkham   (31 Dec 1716 - 1780)
Richard Pinkham   (16 Oct 1718)
Anna Pinkham   (03 Mar 1720)
Abigail Pinkham   (05 Sep 1722 - 01 Sep 1810)
Benjamin Pinkham   (13 Jun 1724 - 15 Apr 1768)
Shubael Pinkham   (06 Aug 1726)
Phebe Pinkham   (24 Jun 1730 - 25 Nov 1804)
Daniel Pinkham   (10 Nov 1735 - 25 May 1806)
Shubael Pinkham (M)
b. 07 Apr 1691, d. 27 Oct 1767, #7845
Shubael Pinkham was born on 7 April 1691. He was the son of Richard Pinkham and Mary Coffin. Shubael Pinkham married Abigail Bunker, daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1712. Shubael Pinkham died on 27 October 1767 at age 76.

Jane Bunker (F)
d. 07 Jun 1754, #7846
Jane Bunker was the daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Jane Bunker married Robert Watson; Jane's 1st husband. Jane Bunker married Isaac Coleman, son of John Coleman and Joanna Folger, before 1752. Jane Bunker died on 7 June 1754.
Her married name was Coleman. Her married name was Watson.
Children of Jane Bunker and Robert Watson:
William Watson
Sarah Watson   (19 Jan 1720)
Mary Watson   (16 Aug 1723 - 1780)
Robert Watson (M)
#7847
Robert Watson married Jane Bunker, daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy; Jane's 1st husband.

Christian Bunker (?)
#7849
Christian Bunker was the child of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Christian Bunker died; an idiot, was drowned.

George Bunker (M)
b. 1671, d. 24 Oct 1744, #7713
George Bunker was born in 1671; "Ap. 22-1671." He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. George Bunker married Deborah Coffin, daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance, in 1695. George Bunker died on 24 October 1744.
Children of George Bunker and Deborah Coffin:
Daniel Bunker   (1696 - 05 Oct 1746)
John Bunker Esq.   (27 Oct 1697 - 01 Nov 1760)
Caleb Bunker   (02 Sep 1699 - 28 Jun 1777)
Deborah Coffin (F)
b. 1676, d. 08 Oct 1767, #7714
Deborah Coffin was born in 1676. She was the daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance. Deborah Coffin married George Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1695. Deborah Coffin died on 8 October 1767.
Her married name was Bunker.
Children of Deborah Coffin and George Bunker:
Daniel Bunker   (1696 - 05 Oct 1746)
John Bunker Esq.   (27 Oct 1697 - 01 Nov 1760)
Caleb Bunker   (02 Sep 1699 - 28 Jun 1777)
 

John Bunker (M)
b. 1673, #7715
John Bunker died; Died single. He was born in 1673; "July 23-1673." He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy.

Jonathan Bunker (M)
b. 1674, d. 1721, #429
Jonathan Bunker married Elisabeth Coffin, daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance. Jonathan Bunker was born in 1674. He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Jonathan Bunker died in 1721.
Children of Jonathan Bunker and Elisabeth Coffin:
Abigail Bunker   ( - 18 Jun 1799)
Lydia Bunker   ( - 04 Dec 1785)
Ruth Bunker   ( - 14 Jan 1778)
James Bunker
Simeon Bunker   ( - 1750)
Zacchary Bunker   ( - 14 Aug 1757)
George Bunker   ( - 27 Jul 1752)
Patience Bunker   ( - 11 Jan 1794)
Judith Bunker   ( - 28 Feb 1789)
Elisabeth Coffin (F)
b. 1675, d. 30 Mar 1769, #4876
Elisabeth Coffin married Jonathan Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Elisabeth Coffin was born in 1675. She was the daughter of James Coffin and Mary Severance. Elisabeth Coffin married Thomas Clark, son of ? Clark, after 1716; 2nd Spouses for both. "No chn." Elisabeth Coffin died on 30 March 1769.
Her married name was Clark. Her married name was Bunker.

Peleg Bunker (M)
b. 1676, d. 01 Apr 1730, #493
Peleg Bunker was born in 1676. He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Peleg Bunker married Susanna Coffin, daughter of Stephen Coffin and Mary Bunker, in 1700. Peleg Bunker died on 1 April 1730.
Children of Peleg Bunker and Susanna Coffin:
Elisabeth Bunker   ( - 07 Jan 1809)
Mary Bunker   ( - 18 Aug 1750)
William Bunker   ( - 1786)
Hepsabeth Bunker
Christian Bunker
Uriah Bunker
Jonathan Bunker   ( - -05-1778)
Judith Bunker   (1701 - 05 Sep 1759)
Priscilla Bunker   (08 Dec 1703 - 08 Oct 1795)
Dinah Bunker   (1705 - 14 Jan 1778)
Susanna Coffin (F)
d. 11 Jun 1740, #494
Susanna Coffin was the daughter of Stephen Coffin and Mary Bunker. Susanna Coffin married Peleg Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1700. Susanna Coffin died on 11 June 1740.
Her married name was Bunker.

Jabez Bunker (M)
b. 1678, d. 5-1750, #7716
Jabez Bunker died 5-1750. He married Hannah Gardner, daughter of Nathaniel Gardner and Abigail Coffin. Jabez Bunker was born in 1678. He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy.
Children of Jabez Bunker and Hannah Gardner:
Naomi Bunker   (1709 - 31 May 1792)
Samuel Bunker   (1711 - 30 Sep 1786)
Paul Bunker   (1713 - 19 Aug 1795)
Silas Bunker   (1715)
Abner Bunker   (1719 - 17 Nov 1780)
Benjamin Bunker   (1721)
Hannah Bunker   (1722 - 24 Sep 1806)
Peter Bunker   (1725 - 1755)
Peleg Bunker   (1727)
Hannah Gardner (F)
b. 05 Jun 1686, d. 25 Mar 1773, #7717
Hannah Gardner married Jabez Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Hannah Gardner was born on 5 June 1686. She was the daughter of Nathaniel Gardner and Abigail Coffin. Hannah Gardner died on 25 March 1773 at age 86.
Her married name was Bunker.

Thomas Bunker (M)
b. 1680, d. 1722, #7718
Thomas Bunker married Priscilla Arthur; No children. Thomas Bunker was born in 1680; "Ap 8-1680." He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Thomas Bunker died in 1722.
Priscilla Arthur (F)
#7719
Priscilla Arthur married Thomas Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy; No children.
Her married name was Bunker.

Benjamin Bunker (M)
b. 1683, d. 10 May 1721, #7720
Benjamin Bunker was born in 1683; "May 28-1683." He was the son of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Benjamin Bunker married Deborah Paddack Jun., daughter of Zacchariah Paddack and Deborah Sears, in 1709. Benjamin Bunker died on 10 May 1721; He died with small pox.
He was ill with (an unknown value) on 10 May 1721 at Smallpox.
Children of Benjamin Bunker and Deborah Paddack Jun.:
Reuben Bunker   (04 Apr 1710 - 01 Dec 1790)
Obed Bunker   (14 Feb 1714)
David Bunker   (19 Jan 1716 - 1755)
Nathaniel Bunker   (1718)
Thomas Bunker   (01 May 1719 - 13 May 1785)
Deborah Paddack Jun. (F)
d. 27 Apr 1750, #7983
Deborah Paddack Jun. was the daughter of Zacchariah Paddack and Deborah Sears. Deborah Paddack Jun. married Benjamin Bunker, son of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1709. Deborah Paddack Jun. married Jonathan Folger, son of John Folger and Mary Barnard, after 18 July 1727; No children. Deborah Paddack Jun. died on 27 April 1750.
Her married name was Folger. Her married name was Bunker.

Ann Bunker (F)
b. 1686, d. 18 Jan 1767, #7842
Ann Bunker was born in 1686. She was the daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy. Ann Bunker married Nathaniel Paddack in 1706. Ann Bunker died on 18 January 1767.
Her married name was Paddack.
Children of Ann Bunker and Nathaniel Paddack:
Daniel Paddack   (09 Dec 1707 - 1743)
Deborah Paddack   (1708 - 05 Mar 1760)
Love Paddack   (1711 - 28 Jul 1792)
Lydia Paddack   (21 Jan 1713 - 21 Jan 1747)
Paul Paddack   (1714 - 09 Nov 1799)
Barnabas Paddack   (1716)
Mary Paddack   (1718 - 26 Apr 1775)
Dinah Paddack   (1720 - 1776)
Priscilla Paddack   (1722 - 1803)
Anna Paddack   (1724 - 29 Sep 1741)
Nathaniel Paddack (M)
b. 1677, d. 17 Sep 1756, #7843
Nathaniel Paddack was born in 1677; Of Cape Cod, came to Nantucket about 1690. Had 2 bros., Nathaniel and  Icabod, sons of Zacchariah. He married Ann Bunker, daughter of William Bunker and Mary Macy, in 1706. Nathaniel Paddack died on 17 September 1756.

Source:  Database of the Eliza Starbuck Barney Genealogical Record, Nantucket Historical Association (created from records collected by Eliza Starbuck Barney (1802-1889)).


WILLIAM, Topsfield, son of George of the same, was named for his grandfather in England and after death of his father and marriage of his mother again, was carried by her to Nantucket in 1658, married 11 April 1669, Mary, daughter of Thomas Macy, founder of that settlement, had George, born 22 April 1671; John, 23 July 1673; Jonathan, 25 February 1675; Peleg, 1 December 1676; Jabez, 7 November 1678; Thomas, 8 April 1680; and Benjamin, 28 May 1683; and died 26 June 1712.

Source:  Savage, James, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Vol. I, Baltimore, MD: Genelogical Publishing Co., 1990 (originally published Boston, 1860-1862).


George’s son William (N-2) was the first Bunker male to actually live, work, and die on Nantucket. History records that William raised sheep in addition to his other means of livelihood.

Source:  Bunker, Henry L., Bunker Family History, Bunker Family Association, 1984.


There is an interesting tradition concerning him (William Bunker). His residence was quite isolated from his fellow islanders. Early one night, after the family had gone to bed, the house was surrounded by Frenchmen in search of plunder. A vessel had been sighted in the afternoon a short distance from the shore, but special attention was not paid to it. In the evening, the large oven was heated with a blazing fire and the light from it served as a beacon to the marauders. England and France at that period were at war with each other. Late in the evening the toothsome rye and indian bread, pumpkin pies and other culinary nicities were taken from the oven and were left smoking and odorously hot when the family retired. Seddenly the door was lifted from its hinges, and in walked the undesired and unwelcome visitors.
Nothing could be more grateful to the wretches than the contents of that oven spread in profusion around them, and, “nothing loth” they purloined the whole batch. Nor did they stop here; they took beds and bedding, clothing, and, indeed, everything which their rapicity demanded, and then added to their insolence, by demanding that the good farmer himself should go on board their craft which they had left near the shore, and pilot her into the Vineyard Sound. He had no alternative but to go, and after an absence of a few days, he returned to his distressed family. His wife was a woman of indomitable preserverence, and she sustained herself throughout the loneliness of that memorable night, and after surveying their rifled home, ast around her that she might repair the ravages as best she could. Her friends did not forget her necessity, and she had cause to remember their kindness, even though she was heard to say that the “loss of her twenty pair of sheets was never wholly repaired.”

Source:  Barney, Nathaniel, unpublished writing.


Footnotes

[1] Vital Records of Nantucket Massachusetts to the Year 1850 gives the date as 10th, 4 mo. 1648. IGI extraction records, Barney, and Savage all give it as 4 Dec 1648. This may be an error in transcription. December in the Julian calendar was the tenth month. The day 10 and the month 4 may have been switched in the IGI records, or vice versa.
[2] Thus called in the Nantucket Vital Records and the Barney record. The term "idiot" was once used to describe those who were severally mentally disabled but was later rejected by developmental pyschologists as it had taken on negative connotations.
[3] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 38—private record, from the William C. Folger genealogical records in possession of the Nantucket Historical Association (This compilation has been used because of the valuable clues it affords, but its statements should be received with caution, as it is not free from errors. It should also be understood that in many instances the events recorded did not take place in Nantucket, and in a few cases attention has been called to the question of residence.)”
[4] Note in Vital Records:  “Intention not recorded.”
[5] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 68—private record, from a copy of marriages kept by George and Caleb Bunker of Nantucket, justices of the peace, printed in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, volume 51.”
[6] Note in Vital Records:  “P. R. 63—private record, from a copy of a manuscript kept by Hon. Isaac Coffin, Judge of Probate, in the possession of the Nantucket Atheneum.”
[7] Probably should read Macy, not Hussey. I typed it as it was written in the Vital Records. MB


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