In May 2012, Maurice Kachuk and his mother, Winifred Tkaczuk nee Bunker, contacted Eversholt2 to tell us some history. Winifred’s grandmother was Mary Ann Bunker. Maurice and Winifred visited Eversholt and brought treasures to share – thank you very much, both of you. Copyright of any items on this page remains with the original copyright holders, please. Contact us here if you’d like to make copies.
Dated 1913.Woburn Park, Linden LodgeInstructions for Mary Ann Bunker, gatekeeper.Park Farm Office, Woburn, Bedfordshire—Woburn Park, Linden LodgeMARK
[sic] ANN BUNKER entered upon the duties of Gate Keeper at the above Lodge at a wage of TEN SHILLINGS (10/-) a week with Cottage and Garden Rent Free as from the 24th of June 1911.DUTIES
- TO be in attendance at any time to open the Gates for His Grace’s Carriages
- TO keep the Gates locked at all times and not to allow any unauthorised person to pass though them and to report the occurrence of any defects in the Gates or Locks immediately.
- TO report to the Park Farm Office at once any infringement of the Park Rules and Regulations together with the names of the transgressing parties.
- TO take and receive all instructions for special duties or otherwise from His Grace’s Agent or the Park Foreman for the time being.
I AGREE to acceept the duties of Gate Keeper at the Linden Lodge upon the before written conditions with the further understanding that the arrangement may be terminated at any time upon His Grace’s pleasure.Dated this ………… day of ……… one thousand nine hundred and thirteen.…………………Witness:-
|Name:||Mary Ann Bunker|
|Age in 1911:||54|
|Estimated Birth Year:||abt 1857|
|Relation to Head:||Wife|
|Street Address:||Church End, Eversholt, Woburn, Beds S O|
and Mary Ann is listed at the top of the census form, but is not listed as the head of the household, but instead as “wife”. Where was her husband? Here’s her marriage, from Freebmd: