John Buschman Jane Majorine Buschman Jane Runciman Maria Elizabeth Buschman Amelia Buschman Caroline Buschman Laurentia Buschman John Buschman Majorin Elizabeth Bijval Mini tree diagram

Theodore John Buschman

- Bef 1851

Life History


Born in Suriname

29th May 1823

Married Jane Runciman

8th Jan 1825

Birth of a son


Birth of daughter Jane Majorine Buschman

Before 1851

Died (before 1841?)


Theodore John is probably the eldest child. In the 1811 census he is listed as Theodore Bijval. It is likely that he was born to Majorin before her relationship with John Buschman and that he was adopted by John, or that later on he took his stepfather's name (including the 'John'). Theodore is still named named Bijval in John's 1814 will.

In June, 1821 a Surinam Newspaper records TJ Buschman represented by E. Matroos
He must have left for England soon after since he married Jane Runciman in May, 1823.

In The Times, 27th June, 1823:


Theodore Buschman and Jane Runciman Marriage record The lists of witnesses to Theodore's marriage and other marriages suggests the strong relationships between the Buschmans we have included in the tree.

Theodore and Jane's Marriage and Witnesses, 1823:

The witnesses to the marriage of Theodore John Buschman and Jane Runciman were:

Sophia Runciman ( Jane's sister)
Charles Runciman (Jane's brother)
Maria Buschman
Amelia Buschman. (Laurentia Buschman's sister)
Richard Hardinge Stewart (married Caroline Buschman 3 years later.)

In The Public Ledger and Daily Advertiser, 16th August, 1824:


In The Times, 19th January, 1825:

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The witnesses to the marriage of Richard Hardinge Stewart and Caroline Buschman, in 1826 were:

Maria E Buschman
T J Buschman

In June, 1827 an FJ Buschman is recorded leaving the colony of Suriname. [Could this be 'TJ'? ]
In 1835, a 'J. J. Buschman' was 'Blank-Officier' (White Officer) at a similar sized plantation called 'Ellen'. [Could this be T.J. Buschman]
A 'J Buschman' was Blank-Officier at a larger plantation called 'La Jalousie'.
In 1836 a 'J. Buschman' was Director of the Rozenburg sugar Plantation.
In 1839 a 'Buschman' was Director of the large Sardam sugar Plantation.
In 1840, an F.J. Buschman is Director at the 'Boxel' Plantation. [Could this be T.J. Buschman]