Bunney, Francis an English ecclesiastic, younger brother of Edmund, was born in Buckinghamshire in 1543. He was educated at Oxford; was a popular preacher; and became successively prebendary of Durham (1572), archdeacon of Northumberland (1573), and rector of Ryton, in Durham (1578). He died April 16, 1617. He was an admirer of Calvin, and a strenuous opponent of Rome. He wrote three tracts against cardinal Bellarmine and popery; also an exposition of Ro 3:28; and on justification by faith (Lond. 1616, 4to).