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Name: Richard Bunney

Burial Number: 1251

Gender: Male

Occupation: Agricultural Labourer;

Born: 00/1/1848

Died: 14/6/1926

Buried: 18/06/1926


Richard John Bunney, born in January 1848 in Polmassick, St Ewe, Cornwall, seemed to be known as Richard sometimes and John at others. Mostly, he was John in the 1861, 1871, 1901 and 1911 Censuses but  Richard in the 1851, 1881, and 1891 Censuses. His father, John , was an agricultural labourer, and his mother was Emily, née Andrew. Richard John was the second of at least eleven children. He himself became an agricultural labourer. He married twice. His first wife was Mary Jane Liddicoat whom he wed at St Austell, Cornwall, in 1872. They had 3 children – Richard J, Thomas and Florence.  Mary  died in 1893 and in September 1896 Richard John married Fanny Barnwell also in St Austell. They had no children. Richard John seemed to want his children to have as good  an education as possible and even 4 year old Florence was ‘a scholar’. She became a dressmaker while her older brothers, Richard and Thomas , became an ironmonger and  a stonemason, respectively.  Richard John lived in Cornwall for most of his life but by 1901 he and Fanny had moved to 22, Milton Street, Heene, Worthing, where they stayed for the rest of their lives. When Richard John died on 14 June 1926 he left the sum of £633 14s 5d ( equal to about £26,000 today) to be administered by Alfred Sidney Bevens, a police constable and husband of his daughter, Florence.

Researcher: Angela Levy

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 6 Plot: 14

Exact Location (what3words): window.gangs.behave

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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I loving memory of Fanny Martha beloved wife of Richard John Bunney at rest 27th Dec 1925 aged 76

Further Information


Name: Richard John Bunney

Gender: Male

Born: 00/1/1848

Town: Unknown

County: Cornwall

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: //1872

Spouse First Name: Mary

Spouse Second Name: Jane

Spouse Last Name: Litticoat

Town of Marriage: St Austell

County of Marriage: Cornwall

Country of Marriage: England

Marriage Date: /9/1896

Spouse First Name: Fanny

Spouse Last Name: Barwell

Town of Marriage: St Austell

County of Marriage: Cornwall

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 14/6/1926

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 2: 3

Address line 3: St Paul's Road

Town: Thornton Heath

County: Surrey

Country: England


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Personal Effects

Money left to others: £633 14 s 5 d

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Bloomfield? St Ewe,  Polmassick, Cornwall

John Bunney, 26 head, agricultural labourer; Emley (sic) Bunney, 26, wife; Maria Bunney, 4, daughter; Richard Bunney, 3, son; Mary Ann Bunney, 2, daughter; Joseph Bunney, 1 month, son; Elizabeth Andrew, 17, visitor;


Polmassick, St Ewe, Cornwall

John Bunney, 35, head, agricultural labourer; Emily Bunney, 35, wife; Maria Bunney, 14, daughter; John Bunney, 12, son; Mary Ann Bunney, 12, daughter, farm duties?; Joseph Bunney, 11, son, scholar; Emily Bunney, 8, daughter, scholar; George Bunney, 6, scholar; William Bunney, 1, son; John Nearn, 31, boarder, farm labourer;


Polmassick, St Ewe,  Cornwall

John Bunney, 45, head, farm labourer; Emily Bunney, 45, wife; John Bunney, 23, son, agricultural labourer; Joseph Bunney, 20, son, agricultural labourer, William Bunney, 12, son, agricultural labourer; Ellen Bunney, 8, daughter, scholar; Charles Bunney, 8, son, scholar; Fanny Bunney, 5, daughter, scholar; Edward Bunney, 3, son, scholar


Churchdown, St Ewe, Cornwall

Richard Bunney, 32, head, agricultural labourer;Mary J Bunney, 30, wife; Richard S Bunney, 7, son, scholar; Thomas Bunney, 5, son, scholar; Florence J Bunney, 4, daughter, scholar;


Mevagissey Road, St Austell, Cornwall

Richard J Bunney, 43, head, general labourer; Mary J Bunney 41, wife; Richard S? Bunney, 17, son, ironmonger apprentice; Thomas Bunney, 15, stone and marble mason; Florence Bunney, 14, daughter, dressmaker apprentice;


22, Milton Street, Heene, Worthing

John Bunney, 52 , head, gardener domestic;   Fanny Bunney, 50, wife; Florence Bunney, 24, daughter, dressmaker;


22, Milton Street, Heene, Worthing

John Bunney, 63, head, gardener working for a nurseryman; Fanny Bunney, 60, wife; Eliza White, 44, visitor, ; Leslie Hinton , 4, visitor;

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