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Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« on: Friday 22 November 13 13:20 GMT (UK) »
Trying to find info on Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (b. 31 May 1847 in Porto Nova, Madras, India – d. 28 Feb 1931 in Leyton, Essex).
Father: Herbert Keene Bunkall (son of Keene Robert Bunkall) and mother: Amelia (or Arabella) Adela
I have note of his birth from a ‘British Subject. Record from Baptisms at the Chaplains Stations in the Diocese & Archdeaconry of Madras’ and his baptism on 5th August 1847 (Abode: Porto Nova) showing father’s profession as Accountant.

He seems to be in England as a UK, Railway Employment Record - 15 Apr 1872 has him working for Great Western at Slough Station. He marries Mary Ann Lawrence on 19 Feb 1874, where his occupation is a Railway Clerk. A newspaper report has him sent for trial - Reading Mercury - 11 March 1876   
"C. M. Bunkall, ticket-office clerk at the Trowbridge Station of the Great Western Railway, was charged with embezzling the sum of 91., belonging to his employers. The prisoner pleaded guilty to second indictment, charging him with falsifying the books"

If I have the right person he is next resident in Chelsea, London (1881) as a ‘Coml Clerk’ and the following year at  Clifton Terrace, Kensington and Chelsea. In 1891 at Claremont Villa, Shrewsbury Road, Willesden, Middlesex as a Mercantile Clerk. He has 7 children in UK with Mary Ann and from 1901 – 1911 is resident in Leyton, Essex as a Photographer.

I also have mention of relation Caroline Edis (b. 1828 in Marylebone, London) who married Thomas Edis (b.1821 in Cosham, Hampshire) Occupation – Grocer. In 1901 she is a widow in Heston, Middlesex with Nieces - Maud Bunkall (b. 1882 in Chelsea) and Nellie Bunkall (b. 1880 in Chelsea).  Herbert’s fifth child is named - Edith Lawrence Edis Bunkall.

Any assistance on his birth/family in India, connection in UK and his connection to Caroline Edis welcomed. I am not related, but am researching Essex Photographers.
Regards - Bobfilm :)
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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #1 on: Friday 22 November 13 13:55 GMT (UK) »

 This  appears to  be Carolines  marriage ,   from Free BMD,   Thomas  has  been put down twice   as the transcribers     were unsure  of the correct spelling

  Marriages Dec 1850


Buckler  Caroline    Clerkenwell  3 90   
Edes  Thomas     Clerkenwell  3 90 
Edis  Thomas     Clerkenwell  3 90   

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #2 on: Friday 22 November 13 14:15 GMT (UK) »
For interest there's a death on the FIBIS site for a Keene Robert Bunkill, 18th January 1815.
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #3 on: Friday 22 November 13 14:21 GMT (UK) »
Family history In British India site has birth of his father Herbert Keene Bunkall born 01/09/1809 to Robert Keene & Charlotte: -

http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/FullDisplay.aspx?RecordId=014-000036121
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL


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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #4 on: Friday 22 November 13 14:22 GMT (UK) »
Baptism & burial  :( for sibling for Herbert?

http://indiafamily.bl.uk/UI/FullDisplay.aspx?RecordId=014-000036122.

Lots of references on the familysearch website also.
GOATER, LAN, ALL
BOURKE, MAYO/ LAN
LONERGAN, TIP
McGREAL, MAYO
FLAHERTY, GALWAY/ ALL
HOUGH, LAN/ ALL

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #5 on: Friday 22 November 13 14:56 GMT (UK) »
Probate records

Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall, 33 Beaconsfield Rd Leyton Essex, died 28 Feb 1931, admin with will 29 Sept London to Ernest Keene Bunkall, dispenser. Effects £43 2s 6d.

Mary Ann Bunkall, 33 Beaconsfield Rd Leyton Essex, widow, died 1 Mar 1931, admin with will 2 June London to Ernest Keene Bunkall, dispenser. Effects £196

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #6 on: Friday 22 November 13 15:38 GMT (UK) »
 1841    census  St James Square  Clerkenwell   Mistranscribed as Beckler 

Cass Buckler  45   born  in county
 Georgiana Buckler  35
 Amelia Buckler  15
 Caroline Buckler  13 >>>>>>>>>>>>>
 Louisa Buckler  11
 Cass Buckler  10
 Harriot Burkle  8

  I   can't  make out  Cass'  occupation 

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #7 on: Friday 22 November 13 15:52 GMT (UK) »
Hi, allowing for transcribers errors could these be Herbert's siblings.
All born, married and died in Madras

Adela Ann Cecilia 5 July 1849
Georgina Mary Eliza 15 Jan 1852
Louisa Amelia Gertrude 5 July 1853
Louisa dies 12 Aug 1854
Adela Married Kenneth  Murchinn 16 Dec 1869
Georgina married Pierre Edwin Messinier 6 Jan 1873
Herbert Keene dies 27 Nov 1853 aged 44.

Herbert C. received 1year without hard labor for his fraud.

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Re: Request for assistance - Herbert Cass Numa Bunkall (in India and Essex)
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 23 November 13 00:38 GMT (UK) »
Thank you everybody for your assistance
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