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John Bunn of Wedmore, seaman 1789
February 21 @ 7:30 pm
The title of Frances’s talk is “John Bunn of Wedmore, 1798; a voyage through the local and national archives”.
Curiosity over an unusual note jotted on the back of an order in Wedmore parish records revealed a very unexpected story, and set off a remarkable trail through local and national archives.
What was the son of a Wedmore farmer doing in Gibraltar in 1789? Why was he on the coach from London to Bath, signed off like a parcel at each stage? And what happened to him back home?