James Bush1

#12624, (circa August 1805-20 September 1839)
FatherMatthew Bush1 (c 1753-28 Dec 1818)
MotherSusannah Darby1 (c Jan 1772-c Jun 1853)
ChartsDarby Family - descendants
Descendents of Richard Darby
Last Edited20 Nov 2012
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James Bush was born circa August 1805.2 He was the son of Matthew Bush and Susannah Darby.1 James Bush was baptized at St. Dunstan's on Monday, 11 November 1805 at Hunsdon, Hertfordshire.1 "About two miles north-east from Stanstead, in the same hundred (Braughin), stands the pleasant village of Hunsdon, in the parish of its name. From the church, and other positions in the neighbourhood, some beautiful views may be obtained, including the course of the Stort to join the Lea ... The parish [1839] contains about 600 inhabitants." The church stands close to Hunsdon House, nearly a mile south of the village. The walls are of flint rubble with stone dressings, the south chapel being built of brick. This church possesses some exceptionally good details of fittings of the 16th and 17th centuries.3

His father died 28 December 1818.4

James died on 20 September 1839 at St. Peter's, Roydon, Essex.2 Historically, Roydon was a parish of scattered farms and cottages, with open fields and common meadows. There were 105 ratepayers named in 1734, and the population was 667 in 1801. On the north and west, rivers form the parish and county boundaries.5


1805BaptismSt. Dunstan's, Hunsdon, Hertfordshire1
1839DeathSt. Peter's, Roydon, Essex2


  1. [S499] Hunsdon Village Website - Parish registers page (http://www.hunsdon.org.uk/parish_registers.htm) page 211.
  2. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 25th Oct 2012 "Children of Matthew and Susannah Bush."
  3. [S581] William Page A History of the County of Hertford: Volume 3 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=306
  4. [S549] E-mails from Eve Mintern to Tim Hill, 2012- 22nd Oct 2012 "Susannah Darby."
  5. [S582] W. R.(editor) Powell A History of the County of Essex: Volume 4 http://www.british-history.ac.uk/source.aspx?pubid=534