Edward was baptised in Heworth near Jarrow on 25/03/1798.
Baptismal records from St Dunstan's parish, Stepney, 1826 to 1848, for children of Edward Bunton:
1841 census for Stephenson Street, Tynemouth:
John and Henry aged by only 8 years between the 1841 census and the 1851 census. The Henry in the 1841 census may have died in infancy, and the Henry in 1851 may be a sibling; the same cannot be true for John.
1851 census for 126 Bell Street, Tynemouth, North Shields:
1861 census for Bell Street, North Shields (schedule no. 267; the closest prior identification of Bell Street is at schedule no. 205):
An Edward Bunton died at Bell Street in 1868 aged 73y from "Bronchitus / asthma"; it is not certain that this is the same Edward Bunton whose family had lived in Bell Street in 1851. If the age at death is accurate he would have been born in 1794-95, and his age would probably have been recorded as 45, rather than 40, at the 1841 census. His age at the 1861 census suggests he was born 1797-98, and he would have been 43 at the 1841 census, which fits better with the rounded-down age of 40.
An Edward Bunton was born on 08/11/1897 to John Bunton and Catharine Wheatley and christened 25/03/1798 in Heworth near Gateshead. This is south of the Tyne whereas he claims (in the 1861 census) to have been born in North Shields, north of the Tyne, and this is certainly where he first appears in the 1841 census.
Durham Records Online:
Baptisms, South Shields District - Record Number: 683277.0
Church: St. Paul
25 Mar 1798 Edward Bunton, born 8 Nov 1797, 3rd son of John Bunton (master mariner, native of this Chapelry) by his wife Catharine Wheatley (native of this Chapelry), baptized at Jarrow.
This record was last updated on 29/04/2013 at 22:17