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Too Many Gunnings, part 4

Too Many Gunnings, part 4 – read part 3 here Few clues exist as to the parentage of Gunning Bedford’s great-great-grandfather Aman and his brother Amos, the first represented by an early 17th century entry in the Heyforde Register,* “Brygett Bedford als Addams a verye olde woman was buryed the / 4th of Julye” 1606… Read more »

Too Many Gunnings, part 3

Too Many Gunnings, part 3 – read part 2 here Gunning Bedford’s and Mary Hutcheson’s mutual ancestor – the father of Thomas junior, Aman, and John Bedford, Elizabeth (Bedford) Hutcheson, et. al., – “Thomas Bedford[,] the sonne of Aman Bedford clarke & parson of Heyforde / & Barbara his wife[,] was baptised the xj daye of… Read more »

Too Many Gunnings, part 2

Too Many Gunnings, part 2 – read part 1 here According to the Parish Register of York St Crux, Gunning Bedford’s father “Willm, the sonne of Thomas Bedford,” was christened “the ixth of November” 1653. His marriage to first wife Jane, whose maiden name may have inspired the given name with which their eldest known… Read more »

Too Many Gunnings, part 1

There are two ‘truths’ universally acknowledged in pedigrees of the Gunnings Bedford: that there were five early members of the family who shared the distinctive given name Gunning – the latter three figures of some consequence in the physical building and political development of the American Congress during the 18th century, “Gunning Jr.” having been… Read more »