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Too Many Gunnings, part 5

Too Many Gunnings, part 5 – read part 4 here The extensive will of Gunning Bedford’s great-great grandfather Aman Bedford, dated 10 March 1639/40 (proved in the Prerogative Court of Canterbury on 09 February 1640/41), offers no further clues to his ancestry, other than the mention of sisters Coleman and Joane Bateman, who have not… 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 »