Category Archives: Bonner

The other children of Michael Bonner and Eleanor Trantum Sayle

When Rotherhithe mariner Michael Bonner the younger died in 1811, at the age of 43, he left a wife and at least six dependent children. Frances, probably his eldest surviving child, would have been 15, William George 14, Henry 11, … Continue reading

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William George Bonner (1795 – 1863)

In my recent posts I’ve been revisiting the Bonner family, and specifically the children and grandchildren of Captain Michael Bonner (1733 – 1802) and Frances Gibson (1735 – 1802), the latter being the sister of my 5 x great grandmother … Continue reading

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Mary Ann Bonner and John Godfrey Schwartz

In the last post I wrote about John Harker Bonner (born 1782), son of John William Bonner (1762 – 1817) and Sarah Ford (1759 – 1833). In this post, I want to summarise what we know about his sister, Mary … Continue reading

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John Harker Bonner (born 1782) and family

In the last post I wrote about Captain Michael Bonner (1733 – 1802), his wife Frances Gibson (1735 – 1802, the sister of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth), and their two sons, John William and Michael. I’m now moving … Continue reading

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Revisiting the Bonners

I’ve written before about the links between my Gibson ancestors and the Bonner family. My recent discovery of the marriage between John Godfrey Schwartz and Mary Ann Bonner has renewed my interest in the Bonners, and in the next couple … Continue reading

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Is this the daughter of John and Elizabeth Collins?

I’ve been trying to discover what became of my 5 x great grandmother Elizabeth Gibson, after her first marriage to John Collins in 1753 and before her second marriage to Joseph Holdsworth ten years later. Until now, we’ve had no … Continue reading

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The Gibson family in Mile End Old Town

My discovery last week of Bowes John Gibson (1744 – 1817), a previously unknown son of my 6 x great grandparents John and Mary Gibson, has led to the uncovering of a good deal of new information about the Gibson … Continue reading

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