The Gunton family of Cambridgeshire

The Gunton family appear in my maternal ancestry, with the last Gunton ancestor being my 11x Great Grandmother, Winifred Gunton, who was born in about 1606 in the village of Mepal, in Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom.

Curiously, the Mepal baptism register notes that in 1606, Winifred is the daughter of 'Jeremiah and Robert Gunton' - clearly a sign of illiteracy or the lazy hand of the scribe!

The name of Jeremy would go on to be handed down to Winifred's grandson, Jeremy Barber in about 1664.

A large group of Gunton surname holders can be found in the parish records of the neighbouring village of Sutton to the South of the village, but these appear to be too early (1580s), although do include a 'Jeremy Gunton' - perhaps her grandfather.

Another group appear much later at Littleport, Cambridgeshire, during the 1680s.

Gunton family connections

The only ancestral family I have found so far is the Barber family,