1. I am from New Zealand and my grand father was Alfred Saranck Bunn EADE whose grand father was John EADE b. about 1795.
2.In our family archives is the following story about the origins of the Saranck Bunn.
John Eade was born about 1795 and named a son, John Sarancke Bunn.
Apparently Sarancke Bunn was quite an important man in Spain but left or fled because of some problem or quarrel and settled in England. He bought a property with a small chapel or church on it, adjoining one owned by the Duke of Bedford.
The Duke wanted to buy this property but SB would not sell it to him.
Eventually SB became friendly with a neighbour, John EADE.
SB was, for reasons not known now, anxious to perpetuate his nameand told John Eade that idf he named his son “Sarancke Bunn” then he will his property to the son and appoint him, John Eade, as trustee of this estate in the meantime.
The Duke was still determined to get the property.
John, however, was involved in gambling and drinking and got himself into debt.
Apparently the Duke offered to help him out on condition that he mortgaged the Trust Property as security for the help the Duke gave him. It was reckoned that the Duke got John to sign the deed when he was drunk. Later, when he could not meet the mortgage because of his drinking and gambling debts, the Duke foreclosed on him and took over the property.
The son was urged many times to take a case against the Duke on the grounds that (a) the Duke obtained Johns signature when he (John) was drunk, and, (b) john was only the trustee and so had no right to mortgage the property.
The son declined to do so as it require him to give evidence as to his fathers gambling and drinking habits.
Hope this puts some light on the topic.
A cousin of mine, another grandson of Alfred S.B.EADE, has done a lot more research into this and is now aware of this site and no doubt will add further to the above.
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