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Gunter Family
« on: Friday 30 May 08 21:15 BST (UK) »
Hi
Anyone could assist ith information on the Gunter families
in Brecon(A Place Called Gunterstone And Tregunter)
These families go back to the 14th century
  many thanks    spec :)

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #1 on: Friday 30 May 08 23:01 BST (UK) »
Hi

The 1901 Welsh census has 29 people surname Gunter living in Breconshire in Brynmawr, Llanelly, Builth, St Mary and Llangattock

Can you clarify what info you already have and what you still need
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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 31 May 08 21:17 BST (UK) »
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you
the Gunter family went from Wales to
Enborne in Berkshire.the line i am looking for was
william gunter who married mary jerome in 1788

failing that any info on the Enborne family (with joseph)
i would appreciate
thanks again  spec

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #3 on: Saturday 21 March 09 14:31 GMT (UK) »
I am searching for my Gunter ancestors too.
From a family bible I have the birth of Ann Gunter July 1848.
I also have her marriage certificate to Samuel Williams 16th May 1871 Nantyglo MON, which puts her year of birth at 1847/48, her father's name on the certificate is William Gunter.
From the 1881/1891 census Ann was born in Llangattock BRE but I cannot find a Ann Gunter on the previous census with a father William Gunter. The only likely one is 1851 but her age on that would give a birth of 1841/42
Any help or comments gratefully received
Lovett, Gunter, Williams, Winstone

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 18 November 09 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Hi Guys & Gals,

The Gunter has a very interesting past....and many interesting characters.
The Gunters goes back to 1035....the family seat was in Tregunter in the Brecons of Wales for some 500+ years. I believe Guntersone was Tregunters earlier name.

They even owned an estate in London...which is now apart of Kensington & Chelsea.
Its even carries the name..Tregunter Road London...look it up....oohh.. by the way..
the properties..unless your a millionaire..forget it!!

They were apart of the norman invaders who conquerored Wales under the command of Bernard de Newmarche after the collapse of the Revolt of 1088-9 against King William Rufus II, son and heir of William the Conqueror.

Some even emigrated to the US.....There was even a Unit of the Confederate army..made up from a fair number of men of the Gunter line. I believe it was the 14th Alabama Cavalry

There is even a supposed Witch...about whom a book was written.

They are..a most interesting family line.

I am related via my great grandmother on my mothers side.


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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 19 November 09 13:07 GMT (UK) »
Here is a photo of Tregunter taken about 1890.  The house doesn't exist any more but I believe there is still a Tregunter Farm.  Incidentally, in Welsh the 'Tre' can loosely be translated as  'the place of', which accounts for this being a fairly common prefix.

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 19 November 09 16:54 GMT (UK) »
Grand picture greensleeves..I have seen it before..but a smaller copy....thats a better copy.

There is also Anne Gunter..the supposed Witch....
She was the daughter of Bryan Gunter..brother of John Gunter who married Alice Keeblewhite.
There is a book...."The Bewitching of Anne Gunter" by James Sharpe.

http://www.readingbooks.info/The%20Bewitching%20of%20Anne%20Gunter.htm

Then theres Col. George Gunter who aided King Charles II escape after the Battle of Worcester.

You can read a 1st hand account of the escape written by Col Gunter himself here.

http://www.archive.org/details/lastactinmiracul00goun

Various formats to download.

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #7 on: Friday 20 November 09 04:07 GMT (UK) »
I thought it would be quite easy to research Gunter in Breconshire. It's difficult to get past 1800, too many Johns and Williams. Like the photo.

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Re: Gunter Family
« Reply #8 on: Friday 20 November 09 13:08 GMT (UK) »
Hi Peonie,

Where are you stuck? Perhaps I can help.
I have the line from my great grandmother Minnie Gunter.b1899 ...back to 1035.

Now..as they do go back such a long way...there are many of them...BUt most Gunter lines converge at around 1600 -1700 time period....then most share the same line back to 1035.
Let me know who your ealiest Gunter is..and I'll see if I have them..or i can find out anything for you. ;)