Samuel Theodore Bunning
- Born: Q4 1846, Cosby, Leics 52,53,54,55,56,57,58
- Baptised: 15 Feb 1847, Cosby, Leics 59
- Marriage: Sarah Brown Q2 1868 in Newark Registration District 51
- Died: 8 Apr 1928, Shardlow Registration District at age 82 60,61,62
- Buried: Wilne, Derbys
From 'Walking round Borrowash' by Marion Johnson (pp.34-35) :
'He was buried beside his wife under the front lawn of Borrowash House but a year later the new owner of the house (Samuel's nephew) had the bodies exhumed and moved to Wilne churchyard. The grave there, marked by a large memorial stone, is now sadly neglected and overgrown but the Friends of the Church of St. John, Leicester (the church he attended whilst living in Borrowash), plan to restore and maintain it.'
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Midland Railway servant, at the time of the census in April 1861, Cosby, Leics. 63 He was then living there with his parents.
• Occupation: Station Master (Mid Rly), at the time of the census in April 1871 and April 1881. 64,65 He and his wife were then living at Station House, Beeston, Notts.
• Occupation: brewer's manager, at the time of the census in April 1891. 66 He was then living with his wife at Beeston Brewery, Rylands Rd, Beeston with the help of one domestic servant. Their friend Edward Mason, who was then married to Sarah Bunning's sister were staying as visitors.
• Occupation: managing director of a brewery, at the time of the census in March 1901. 67 He was then living with his wife at 164 London Rd, Leicester. They were then employing two servants.
• Residence: The Hollies, Borrowash, Derbyshire, From 1905.
• Probate: at Leicester Probate Registry, 24 May 1928. 18 At the time of his death he was resident at The Hollies, Spondon, Derbyshire. His estate was inially values at £177,859 7s but was later resworn at £179,034, 17s 1d. The Executors were George Harold Stuart Bunning (retired civil servant), Caroline Rebecca Witts (wife of Alfred Charles Witts) and Lilian Beatrice Theordora Davies (wife of Alfred John Davies).
He left his shares in the Westminster Bank to his sister-in-law, Mary Mason; £2000 each (when 21) to Doris Mary Boot & Frederick John Boot (children of Florence Edith Boot) and to Annie Mary Thomson, Edward Theodore Thomson & William Charles Thomson (children of William Charles Thomson); £25 per years service to his servants and gardeners; his home and contents (The Hollies) to George Harold Stuart Bunning. The residue to be divided between those named as Executors.
Samuel married Sarah Brown, daughter of Joseph Brown and Ellen Travers, Q2 1868 in Newark Registration District.51 (Sarah Brown was born circa 1844 in Wilne, Derbys 68,69,70,71,72, baptised on 8 Apr 1844 in Wilne, Derbys,73 died in Feb 1918 in Shardlow Registration District 74,75 and was buried in Wilne, Derbys.)
The couple met while Samuel was working at Collingham Station, near Newark, Notts.