Charles James Fox Bunbury

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Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury (4/2/1809-18/6/1886)



Sir Charles James Fox Bunbury, 8th Baronet, FRS, JP, High Sheriff of Suffolk.

Born in Messina, Sicily, 4 February 1809 where his father, Henry Edward Bunbury, was on active service during the Napoleonic Wars.
Lived his adult life at the two family estates of Mildenhall Manor, and Barton Hall, Great Barton, both in Suffolk, neither of which survives.
1829 joined Trinity College, Cambridge.
Expeditions to South America 1833 and South Africa 1838.
31 May 1844 married in London to Frances Joanna Horner (the sister of Mary Horner who became the wife of the geologist Charles Lyell).
Elected FRS in 1851.
18 June 1886, died at Barton Hall, Bury, Suffolk, and is buried in the village churchyard.
Much of his collection is preserved in the Cambridge University Herbarium.

The Suffolk landed gentry of the age produced two herbaria@home collectors. Annabella Blake/Boscawen (née Bunbury) was both great aunt to Charles and grand-mother-in-law to Lady Blake (Dame Louisa Blake).

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