Bunker, George

Birth Name Bunker, George
Gender male
Age at Death about 38 years, 4 months, 25 days


Resided on Nantucket Island

"Posted by: Mary-Gene Page, BFA Date: August 31, 1999 at 08:51:31
There were two George Bunkers, both of whom came to America about the same time and who, we believe, were cousins from the Tingrith area.
The George who married Elizabeth Godfrey came to America about 1650 and by 1652 was in Topsfield, MA. He died young (in 1658) but it was his family who founded the NANTUCKET branch of the Bunkers.
The cousin George married Judith Major, and he was the one who owned the land on which The Battle of Bunker Hill took place in Charlestown, MA."

The Bunker Family Association has this biography of George Bunker of Nantucket:

More confusion:


Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth about 1620 Ipswich, Suffolk, England    
Immigration about 1650      
Death 1658-05-26 Topsfield, Essex, MA    


Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Bon Coeur, Guillaume1600
Mother (Bunker), Joanne
         Bunker, George about 1620 1658-05-26


Family of Bunker, George and Godfrey, Elizabeth

Married Wife Godfrey, Elizabeth ( * before 1631-03-06 + 1662-10-31 )
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage 1644-05-05 Malden, Bedfordshire, England Marriage of Bunker, George and Godfrey, Jane  

mtDNA match between a descendant of Elizabeth Bunker and a descendant of Martha Bunker proves Elizabeth Godfrey was the mother of all children. George Bunker's marriage to a Jane must have been either after Martha Bunker was born, in the 2 years before he died, or is the same person.

Name Birth Date Death Date
Bunker, George1645
Bunker, Elizabeth1646before 1726
Bunker, William1648-06-171712-06-26
Bunker, Mary1652-05-111724-05-19
Bunker, Ann16541698
Bunker, Martha1656-11-281744-11-21