Sarah first appears as spouse of Thomas Bunce in the Hartford Settlement, Connecticut Colony.

Sarah and Thomas had five children:[citation needed]

Sgt. John Bunce born about 1650, married Mary Barnard, dau. of Bartholomew Barnard and Sarah Burchard/Birchard. John died before 1734, Hartford. Elizabeth Bunce married Jacob White of Hatfield, Massachusetts. Elizabeth died about 1716, Hartford. Thomas Jr. (see Profile) Sarah Bunce born about 1634, Hartford, married (1) John White, Jr., born about 1630, died 15 Sep 1665, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, married (2) about 1668, Nicholas Worthington, born about 1635, England, who died 6 Sep 1693, Hartford. Sarah died 20 Jun 1676. Mary Bunce born 17 Sep 1645, Hartford, married (1) Thomas Meakins, born 8 Jun 1643, Hatfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, died 19 Oct 1675, Hatfield, married (2) 1676, John Downing, born about 1640, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts. Sarah's will, written in 1689, only mentions her two sons, John and Thomas, the children of son John, and the Meakins children of daughter Mary.


Bunce, Sarah, Hartford. Died January, 1693-4. Invt. £49-12-06. Taken by James Steele, Joseph Mygatt[1].

The Last will of Sarah Bunce, Late wife unto Thomas Bunce senr of Hartford Deceased:

I give & Bequeath unto my grand child sarah meekins fifteen pound, of wch a feather bed & furniture & a great Brass Kettle shall be part. It. I give unto my grand child John meekins five pound & a chest. It. I give unto my grand child Thomas Meekins fourty shillings & a chest. It. I give unto my grand child Mehetabell meekins Twenty shillings. It. I give unto my son John Bunce his two eldest Children Twenty shillings a peice. It. I give unto my sons Thomas Bunce & John Bunce ye rest of yt Estate wch my husband left me to dispose of, to be divided equally between them, whom I make overseers unto this my will; & yt this is' my Last will & Testament, I declare by setting to my hand & seal this nineteenth of august, one thousand Six hundred & Eighty nine. Sarah X Bunce. Ls. senr In presence of Stephen Hosmer, Richard Btirnham. Court Record not found.