Catalogue description THE BUNBURY FAMILY

This record is held by Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch

Details of E18
Reference: E18

Family and estate papers of the Bunbury family of Great Barton and Mildenhall.


Miss Redstone's classifications are in brackets.

Manor of Great Barton (E18/100); Great Barton estate title deeds (E18/100); Great Barton estate records (E18/100); Great Barton parish (E18/100); Audley family papers (E18/200); Folkes estates (E18/300); Manor of Mildenhall (E18/400); Manor of Twamhill in Mildenhall (E18/400); Mildenhall estate title deeds (E18/400); Miscellaneous Mildenhall estate deeds (E18/400); Mildenhall estate records (E18/400); Mildenhall parish (E18/400); North family papers (E18/500); Hanmer family papers (E18/600); Bunbury family papers (E 18/700); Bunbury estates in Cheshire (E18/700); Fox family papers (E18/800); Miscellaneous (E18/900).
Date: 12th c-1936

The records were originally classified and listed on cards by Miss Lilian Redstone. For the purposes of the typescript list her classification has not been superseded, but her descriptions have been edited or expanded, as appropriate, and some re-arrangement has been carried out.

Held by: Suffolk Archives - Bury St Edmunds Branch, not available at The National Archives
Language: English

Bunbury family, baronets, of Stanney Hall, Cheshire

Immediate source of acquisition:

acc. nos 169, 223, 378

  • North family of Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Hanmer family, baronets, of Hanmer and Bettisfield Park, Shropshire
  • Fox family of Foxley, Wiltshire
  • Great Barton, Suffolk
  • Mildenhall, Suffolk
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
Administrative / biographical background:

The Bunbury family originated from Cheshire and maintained estates there until the mid 18th century when much was sold by Rev Sir William Bunbury to raise money to purchase more property in Great Barton and Mildenhall. The bulk of these two estates passed to this Sir William from his uncle Sir Thomas Hanmer who died in 1746. Sir Thomas' sister, Susanna, had married Sir Henry Bunbury. The Great Barton estate had come to Sir Thomas Hanmer following his marriage to Elizabeth the only child of Thomas Folkes who had purchased it from Sir Henry Audley.


The Mildenhall estate had passed to Sir Thomas Hanmer from his mother, Peregrina, who had married Sir William Hanmer in 1675. Peregrina was the daughter of Sir Henry North.


All of these families are represented among the records as is the Fox family. The Bunburys had a number of connections with this family, not least the marriage of Louisa Amelia Fox and Sir Henry Edward Bunbury in 1807. Sir Charles Thomas Bunbury was later to be a trustee for the residuary estate of Henry Fox, Lord Holland

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