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Henry Robert Bunny

Male abt 1845 - 1919  (~ 73 years)



  • Name Henry Robert Bunny  [1, 2, 3
    Birth abt Aug 1845  Donnington, Berks Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 2, 3
    • son of Henry Bunny (b Newbury ~1823, d Featherston, Wairarapa, 15 Feb 1891) and Catherine Baker (b Newbury ~1819, d Wellington 24 Jul 1864), marr reg Newbury 4Q1844, emigrated to NZ 1851-1855. [Adams tree; marr reg; 1851 census]
    Residence Mar 1851  Donnington Cottage, Donnington, Berks Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    • also resid: Henry Bunny, 28 b Newbury, solicitor; Catherine, wife, 32 b Newbury; children Arthur R, 4; Katharine L, 3; Isabella M, 1; Frederick J, 6m; + 5 serv.
    Marriage 1871  New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Elizabeth Ann Vennell,   b. 1849, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence abt 1876 - 1902  Ahiaruhe, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    • also listed at Upper Hutt in 1876; at Gladstone in 1884-1899.
    Occupation abt 1884 - 1902  Sheep farmer  [4
    Post/Rank/Title 1892 -  JP  [4
    Death 1919  New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Probate abt Jul 1935  New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location   [5
    • The will of a Carterton sheep farmer, the late Henry Robert Bunny, was the subject of legal argument before the Chief Justice (Sir Michael Myers) in the Supreme Court yesterday afternoon. Among other things, the will {gave} £10,000 to provide an income for the widow during her life, the capital to be divided after her death between two sons, Henry Archer Bunny and Francis Charles Bunny. Before the death of the widow, Henry Archer Bunny died without issue, and the question placed before the Court was whether his estate was entitled to half of the £10,000 or whether the money passed into the residue of Henry Robert Bunny's estate; in other words, did the legacy vest in Henry Archer Bunny at the date of death of the testator, or did it vest only at the death of his widow?
      The Chief Justice held that it vested immediately on the death of the testator and that Henry Archer Bunny's estate was entitled to half the £10,000.
      The plaintiff was Francis Charles Bunny, of Carterton, executor and trustee of the will, and the defendant was Frederick Harold Bunny, of Wahroonga, New South Wales, his brother.
      Mr. C. C. Marsack appeared for the plaintiff, Mr. H. H. Daniell for the defendant, and Mr. E. P. Hay for the Public Trustee as executor of the estate of Henry Archer Bunny. Mr. Daniell explained on behalf of a daughter, Catherine Mary McKay, that she would submit to the order of the Court without taking part in the proceedings and a similar explanation was made by Mr. H. R. Biss for another daughter, Clara Cecilia Tatham. [Evening Post 17 Jul 1935, thanks to Adams online family tree]
    Person ID I5343  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2014 

    Family Elizabeth Ann Vennell,   b. 1849, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1928, New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Marriage 1871  New Zealand? Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Notes 
    • other children: Henry Archer, Catherine Mary, Frederick Harold, Francis Charles. [3]
    Children 
    +1. Clara Cecilia Bunny,   b. 02 Jul 1879, Whareama, NZ Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Dec 1959, New Zealand Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2014 
    Family ID F1933  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt Aug 1845 - Donnington, Berks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Mar 1851 - Donnington Cottage, Donnington, Berks Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 1871 - New Zealand? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - abt 1876 - 1902 - Ahiaruhe, NZ Link to Google Earth
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    Link to Google MapsProbate - abt Jul 1935 - New Zealand Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Newbury, 3Q1845.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1851.
      age 5 b Donnington

    3. [S08] Family Trees & Websites, Adams.
      rootsweb kiwiadams/5/132771 accessed 28 Jan 2014

    4. [S38] City & County Directories, Wise“s New Zealand Post Office Directory.

    5. [S11] Newspaper, Evening Post, 17 Jul 1935.