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Charles Punchard (abt. 1743 - abt. 1789)

Charles Punchard
Born about in Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died about at about age 46 in Ipswich, Suffolk, Englandmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 6 Jan 2010 | Last significant change: 2 Aug 2022
13:13: Alison Palmer edited the Biography for Charles Punchard (abt.1743-abt.1789). (Adding sources. Formatting. Categorization. ) [Thank Alison for this]
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Charles Punchard was born in Suffolk, England.

Charles was born about 1743. He was the son of Jeremy Punchard and Battina (Bugg) Punchard. [1][2][3]

It was around this time that George formed a business partnership with George Jermyn. A book with the imprint, 'Punchard and Jermyn', appeared in 1787.[4]

Charles was buried at St Lawrence, Ipswich on 19 August 1789.[5][1]

Research Notes

  • Will dated 8 May 1789; proved 21 August 1789 (Norwich C.C.)[2]
  • "He seems to have instituted the first public circulating library in Ipswich..." [4]

Monument in St Lawrence, Ipswich:[1]

To the Memory of


Late of Lackford
in this County,
who departed this Life
the 15th day of Auguft 1783,
in the 70th Year of her Age.
To the Memory of
who departed this Life
the 14th day of Auguft 1789,
in the 46th Year of his

Charles was originally uploaded as a son of Battina (Bugg) Punchard (abt.1713-1783), born abt 1743.

In 2014 he was detached from his parents, and his birth date changed to represent a different Charles Punchard who married Susan (Stedman) Punchard at Rattlesden in 1747. But Battina's memorial plaque (at St Lawrence, Ipswich) indicates he WAS her son born c1743 (as originally uploaded) and died 1789. He is recorded as her son in published pedigrees and there is also an obituary in the Gentleman's Magazine that links him to his sister (titled 'Mrs.' but was a spinster), and he is also mentioned in her will. (sources on Sarah Punchard (1739-bef.1819))

He has been detached as the spouse of Susan (Stedman) Punchard (abt.1729-) (and father of her children) as he would not have been able to marry her at the age of 4.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Vistation of England and Wales (Vol. 5); Joseph Jackson Howard, Frederick Arthur Crisp; Priv. printed, 1903. GoogleBooks and Internet Archive
  3. Allegations for marriage licences in the archdeaconry of Sudbury, in the county of Suffolk (pub. 1918) Page 129
  4. 4.0 4.1 Volume XXIV, part 3 (1948) Some materials for a history of printing and publishing in Ipswich, S. F. Watson, pp208-210 via Suffolk Institute
  5. "National Burial Index For England & Wales" FindMyPast Charles Punchard; Burial date: 19 Aug 1789; St Lawrence, Ipswich, Suffolk (accessed 22 Apr 2021)

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