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  • ID: I342
  • Reference Number: 342
  • Name: William BUNDY
  • Sex: M
  • Change Date: 28 JAN 2004
  • Birth: ABT 1630 in England
  • Death: 27 MAR 1692 in Perquimens, NC 1
  • Note:
    ID: I0427
    Name: William BUNDY
    Sex: M
    Birth: ABT. 1630 in probably in England
    Death: 27 Mar 1692 in Perquimans County, North Carolina
    Note:
    The Arrival of the Bundys
    William Bundy was the original Quaker Bundy in the Colony of Carolina. He may have been the lineage of William Bundy the Elder and Ellioner, his wife of Wiltshire, England and a brother of John Bundy of Massachusetts. It is possible that William and Elizabeth purchased two hundred acres of land in what is now South Kingston, Rhode Island, May 1st, 1663. Twenty acres was laid out as a house lot, 'and he hath built upon it." Evidently William Bundy remained in possession of the land only five or six months when he sold it on October 27, 1663 to Jirah Bull, the "Fearless Quaker" who was one of the first Quakers to settle in Narrahansett County, Rhode Island. The The deed is signed by William Bundy and "X", the mark of Elizabeth Bundy. The deed states that, "I, William Bundy, late Narragansett, now bound for Carolina do assign to Jirah Bull..." The document thus proves that William Bundy was married to Elizabeth before October 27, 1663 the date of the deed, and that both left Rhode Island for Carolina about that time, and were certainly among the first settlers from New England to North Carolina. The Eight Lords Proprietors had, by 1665, outlined a plan by which they proposed to administer the civil affairs of the territory. Southeastern Virginia, which was adjacent to Albemarle region of Carolina to which the Bundys had come, was already settled. In 1663 charter Charles II gave to the Eight Lords Proprietors. Bundys and other Quakers took out patents for their new land.


    Father: William BUNDY b: UNKNOWN in Wiltshire, England
    Mother: Ellioner UNKNOWN b: UNKNOWN in Wiltshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth UNKNOWN b: ABT. 1630 in probably in England
    Married: BEF. 1662 in possibly in England
    Note:
    William Bundy married first before 1662 possibly in England, Elizabeth_____
    who was born about 1640 probably in England and died on 4 March 1676 in Perquimans County, North Carolina. The had five children.
    Children
    Mary BUNDY b: 1662 in probably in Massachusetts or Rhode Islan
    Caleb BUNDY b: 1667 in Perquimans County, North Carolina
    Hannah BUNDY b: 1670
    William BUNDY b: 1671
    Samuel BUNDY b: 4 Feb 1674/75

    Marriage 2 Mary Scott PEIRCE b: UNKNOWN in Perquimans County, North Carolina
    Married: 15 Dec 1683 in Perquimans County, North Carolina
    Note: On 15 December 1683 William Bundy married second to Mrs. Mary (Scott) Peirce, daughter of Joseph Scott and widow of John Peirce, who was born about 1649/50 and died on May 22, 1724 in Perquimans County. They had one child. One 7 September 1683 William Bundy and Mary (Scott) Peirce published their intentions to marry and at the Quarterly Meeting at the house of Christopher Nicholson on this date Friends, having nothing against them, left them "to their liberty to marry...according to ye good order of truth." On 15 December 1683 they were married at "ye house of Mary Peirce." Their marriage could have been taken place at Newbold-White house built by Joseph Scott, Mary Peirce's father but was more likely to be the house of John Peirce, her first husband.
    Children
    Sarah BUNDY b: 23 Jan 1684/85
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    "The Bundy Family"
    (From "Our Ancestors - The Stantons" by William Henry Stanton)

    "The Bundy family, from its close and many connections with theStanton family, is one of special interest.
    "It is hoped that some one will make a thorough investigation, andrecord the full history and genealogy of the Bundy family, which cannotbe attempted here.
    "Tradition indicates that the family was in France in the EleventhCentury and probably takes its name from, or gives its name to theForest of Bondy; and that some members came to England in 1066, withthe Normans under William the Conqueror, as the name Bandy appears onthe battle rolls of some of the chiefs. It is probable that due tocarelessness or difference of pronunciation, the spelling was changedto Bundy.
    "It appears they settled first in the rugged hills of Wales andlater moved to Yorkshire, England. Tradition also says that fivebrothers emigrated from York, England, and landed on the coast ofVirginia or North Carolina, and that one of the brothers becamedissatisfied and moved north to what is now known as New York State,and never returned. A family of Bundy's now located there resemblesthose from North Carolina and seems to confirm this tradition.
    "While some of the early members were fierce warriors and whileseveral members volunteered for service in the Rebellion, the largemajority of the family has followed agriculture and the members earnedtheir living in peaceful way.
    The family has generally occupied the middle walk of life - nogreat wealth and no members in poverty. The industry and thriftpracticed and their artistic, well-kept and substantial homes, seem topoint to a French ancestry, or at least to a strong admixture of thatblood."

    "(Compiled largely from notes by Thomas Clarkson Bundy."

    Research: Information from a book by V. Mayom Bundy, "The Descendantsof William and Elizabeth Bundy of RI and NC". William and Elizabethwere evidently married in England. They came to Rhode Island and thento North Carolina in 1663. They had six children: Mary, Caleb,Benjamin, Hannah, William, and Samuel.

    It is thought that William was a brother to John Bundy and son ofWilliam Bundy the Elder and Ellioner, his wife, of Wiltshire, England.William married a second time to Mary Pierce and they had one child.(From V. Mayo Bundy, 200 S. Elam Ave., Greensboro, NC27403--2/22/95. Mayo Bundy is the author of a book: "The Descendantsof William &
    Elizabeth Bundy of RI and NC"--(out-of-print)).

    William and Elizabeth purchased two hundred acres of land in what isnow South Kingston, Rhode Island, 1 May 1663. They sold this land on27 Oct 1663 and went to North Carolina.

    William Bundy and eight other Friends were put in prison about thefourth or fifth month of 1680 for refusing to bear arms in themusterfield and remained in prison for about six months.

    William served as the justice of a court held in the Precinct toPerquimans and also served as Justice of the Peace in 1690-92.

    William married his second wife, Mary Scott Pierce at the home ofMary. William and Mary had two children: Sarah and Mary.
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    Is this one of our Bundy's????:
    Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. 1

    Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy Perquimans County, North Carolina 20 page xv

    The earliest existing records of a monthly meeting in Perquimans County b egin with 1680. In that year Christopher Nicholson and Ann Atwood were married in a meeting held at the house of Francis Toms. Witnesses to this marriage included Charles Prows, William Bundy, Jona. Phelps, Joseph Scott, John Peirces, James Hogg, Henry Prows, James Hill, Francis Toms, Henry White, Hannah Hill, Mary Peirce, Dorothy Prows, Ann Prows and Priscile Toms. In the following year Henry White and Damaris Morison were left at liberty to proceed in marriage by 93a monthly meeting held at the house of Henry Prows in Little River.94 In 1683 William Bundy and Mary Peirce published their intention of marriage at a quarterly meeting held at the house of Christopher Nicholson. They were married 15th of 10th month at the house of Mary Peirce. Witnesses include d Jno. Thuspane(?), Christo. Nicholson, William Bundy, Hannah Phelps, Ann Wilson, John Johnson, Joseph Scott, Mary Bundy, Hannah Hill, Mary Scott, Ann Nicholson, Jno. Nicholson, Jona. Phelps, Joshua Scott and Robert Wilson. On the 19th of 8th month, 1687, John Belman and Sarah Wilson were married at the house of Jona. Phelps. Witnesses included Hannah Hill, Hannah Phelps, Johannah Jenkins, Elizabeth White, Robert Beasley, Isaac Wilson, Jona. Phelps, Ann Wilson, Robert Wilson and William Bundy. Five or six other marriages which are recorded were accomplished prior to 1700. Prior to 1690, most of the meetings appear to have been held at the houses of Jonathan Phelps and Christopher Nicholson. Between 1690 and 1700 they were more frequently held at the house of Francis Toms. Dr. Weeks (93Southern Quakers and Slavery,94 page 47) concludes that in 1700 there were two monthly meetings and a quarterly meeting in Perquimans County. One of the monthly meetings, he says, was held at the house of Francis Toms, the other at the house of Jonathan Phelps. In 1698 it was agreed by the quarterly meeting that the last seventh day of 7th month in every year should be yearly meeting at the house of Francis Toms, the elder. In 1717 week day meetings were directed to be held at the houses of Timothy Clare and Samuel Nickolson. The Upper Meeting House and the Lower Meeting House are mentioned as places of worship as early as 1720. In 1725 a first day meeting was ordered established on the Southwest side of the Perquimans River, to be held alternately at the houses of Gabriel Newby and Thomas Pearce.20 -------------------------------------------------------
  • Immigration: BET 1630 AND 1660
  • Note:
    William Bundy was the original Quaker Bundy in the Colony of Carolina. He may have been the lineage of William Bundy the Elder and Ellioner, his wife of Wiltshire, England and a brother of John Bundy of Massachusetts. It is possible that William and Elizabeth purchased two hundred acres of land in what is now South Kingston, Rhode Island, May 1st, 1663. Twenty acres was laid out as a house lot, 'and he hath built upon it." Evidently William Bundy remained in possession of the land only five or six months when he sold it on October 27, 1663 to Jirah Bull, the "Fearless Quaker" who was one of the first Quakers to settle in Narrahansett County, Rhode Island. The The deed is signed by William Bundy and "X", the mark of Elizabeth Bundy. The deed states that, "I, William Bundy, late Narragansett, now bound for Carolina do assign to Jirah Bull..." The document thus proves that William Bundy was married to Elizabeth before October 27, 1663 the date of the deed, and that both left Rhode Island for Carolina about that time, and were certainly among the first settlers from New England to North Carolina. The Eight Lords Proprietors had, by 1665, outlined a plan by which they proposed to administer the civil affairs of the territory. Southeastern Virginia, which was adjacent to Albemarle region of Carolina to which the Bundys had come, was already settled. In 1663 charter Charles II gave to the Eight Lords Proprietors. Bundys and other Quakers took out patents for their new land.
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    Father: William BUNDY The Elder b: 08 OCT 1604 in Roxton, Bedfordshire, England

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth? LAU? b: ABT 1640 in England?
    • Married:
    Children
    1. Has No Children Mary BUNDY b: ABT 1660
    2. Has Children Caleb BUNDY Sr b: BET 1667 AND 1677 in Perquimens, NC
    3. Has No Children Benjamin? BUNDY b: ABT 1669
    4. Has No Children Hannah BUNDY b: 1670
    5. Has No Children William BUNDY b: 1671
    6. Has Children Samuel BUNDY b: 04 FEB 1675

    Sources:
    1. Title: Dictionary of North Carolina Biography
      Abbrev: Dictionary of NC Biography
      Author: Compiler: William S. Powell
      Publication: University of North Carolina Press, Chapel Hill, NC, 1979
      Note:
      Ancestry.com BMGI
    2. Title: My Quaker Ancestors, Url: http://www.maxpages.com/john
      Abbrev: My Quaker Ancestors
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