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Land Grants

Not on L&S map - Tatnall only

Mary Bunch. Origin: Old Inhabitant.

Mary was married to William Bunch. Bunch is an old family name in the Bahamas, present from at least the early part of the 18th century. In fact, there had been Bunches in the Bahamas since at least 1704, in which year a John Bunch was listed as a signatory in a petition to the Royal Customs Officer for New Providence, documenting the dire circumstances the inhabitants found themselves in after a series of degradations by Spaniards.

Mary Bunch was depicted on the Tatnall Map as having been granted 400 acres in the Bunches area of Long Island, whereas on the Lands & Surveys map this same land is shown as granted to her husband, William. He received that grant on 4 July 1788. It is possible that he died before 1792 (the year of the Tatnall map) and left this land to his widow.

Reference: DM.

Mary Bunch

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