Hunt Family Genealogy England

Hunt Family Genealogy England: Various genealogies of the Hunt family in England.

The following titled Hunt families are listed in BURKE’S GENERAL ARMORY: Longnor, Co. Salop, 1623; Boreatton, co, Salop; Rowland Hunt, Esq., of Lincoln’s Inn; Husey-Hunt, Compton Pauncefoot, Co. Somerset; Chalderson, Co. Bedford; Ashover, Co. Derby; Chudleigh, co. Devon; Exeter, Co. Devon; Stockgrave, Co. Devon and of Worcester; Romford, Co. Essex; Hoggesback, co. Hereford; Lincoln’s Inn; Kilderveston, Co. Norfolk; Hermyngtoft, Co. Norfolk and Co. Suffolk; Lyndon & Hindon, co. Rutland and Gayton, Co. Stafford; Stoke Lindon and Barradon, Co. Rutland; Speckington, Co. Somerset; Lanhy drock, Co. Cornwall-, Fun. Ent. Ulster’s office, 1677 ; Curragh, Co. Limerick.

The progenitor of the Hunt Family was an officer in the Army of William the Conqueror. He spoke both French and German. After the battle of Hastings and the conquest of England, for his services he received some lands in the north of England, where he settled down to peaceful pursuits, married a British maiden, and founded the present Hunt Family. Robert le Hunt. was in Lancashire, A. D. 1327.

About the year 1540 a member of the family traveled over much of England in the interests of the common people. This family is said to have supported Cromwell and the Puritans in the great conquests between the Lords and Commons.

Hunt of Pittencrieff

D125 WILLIAM HUNT, of Pittencrieff: s. of William Hunt, by Ellen Young, his wife.
(1) William: his heir; succeeded 1807; d. unm. 1812.
(2) James-D126. (3) Christina.
D126 JAMES, of Pittencrieff and Logie; J. P. and D. L.: 1785
D127 JAMES ALEXANDER, of Pittencrieff and Logie, co. Fife: 1817-1890.
(1) James Maitland-D128.
(2) William Alexander: b. 1861.
(A) William Walter Frederick, Lieut. R. F. A.: b. 1893.
(B) James Charles Majoribank: b. 1895.
(C) Richard Herbert Alexander: b. 1901.
(D) Helen Grace.
(E) Gwendolen May Isabel.
(3) Alexander Charles: 1865-1876.
(4) Jean Hamilton: d. unm. 1913.
(5) Helen Maitland: m. 1886, Robert Findlay; issue.
D128 JAMES MAITLAND, of Pittencrief, co. Fife; Col, late Comdg. 91st Regimental District; formerly Comm. 2nd Batt., Queen’s Own Cameron Highlanders: b. 1852; succeeded his father,1890.

Hunt of Shermanbury Park

This family was originally settled in Devon, a pedigree of which was entered in the Visitation of that co. 1620, descendants of Henry Hunt, temp. Henry VIII, three times Mayor of Exeter.
C121 WILLIAM HUNT, M. D., of Dartmouth, Devon.
(1) Thomas Holdsworth, of Maismuit, near Dartmouth.
(2) Henry Holdsworth, of Waterford: d. 1827.
(A) Henry Samuel, now of Bannow, Capt. R. N.;
succeeded to the Bannow estates 1864, when he adopted the surname of Boyse.
(B) William Boyse.
(C) Thomas Boyse.
(D) Rev. Robert Shapland, Vicar of Mark Beech,
(E) Richard Arthur.
(F) Dorothea Boyse.
(G) Jane Ellen.
(3) William Cholwick-C122.
C122 WILLIAM CHOLWICK HUNT, Esq. of Dartmouth;
M. D. d. 1837.
(1) Henry-C123.
(2) Arthur, of Quintella, near Torquay.
(A) Arthur Roupe. (B) Mary.
(3) Holdsworth.
(A) William Claude. (B) Francis. (C) Ellen
(D) Katherine. (E) Louisa.
(4) N. Holdsworth. (5) Elizabeth.
C123 HENRY, Esq, of Shermanbury Park, Sussex; M. D.: b.1801; had issue by his 1st wife, Maria (dau. Of Arthur Hunt).
(1) Rev. Henry Warwick-C124.
(2) Harriet Watson. (3) Maria Holdsworth.
C124 REV. HENRY WARWICK, M. A, of Shermanbury Park in the co. of Sussex; Rector and Patron of the Parish of
Shermanbury: b. 1835.

Dr. John W. Hunt Family

J218 ROBERT IL, KING OF SCOTLAND, had by his first wife:
Earl of Erroll; d. 1406.
J220 LADY ELIZABETH HAY: m. Sir George Leslie, Knt.
J221 NORMAN LESLIE, Baron of Rothes: d. 1439.
J222 GEORGE LESLIE, 1st Earl of Rothes. His descendant (10
generations removed) was J232.
J232 REBECCA MOORE: 1732-1793; m 1758, Rev William
Smith, D. D., of Phila.; (1727-1803) .
(1) William Moore Smith: 1759-1821; m.,1786, Ann
(A) General William Rudulph Smith, of Huntingdon,
Pa.: 1787-1868; many yrs. Attorney of
Cambric Co., Pa.; commd. 62d Pa. Refit. in
War of 1812; he had, by his 1st wife, Eliza
Anthony, of Phila.:
(a.) Anne Amelia Hobart: m., 1838, John Potts
1. Eliza Smith: m. DR. JOHN W. HUNT.
A. Myra Hunt.

Dr Joseph Hunt Family

m. 1053, Lady Matilda, dau. of Baldwin V., Count of
Flanders (by his wife, Princess Adela, dau of ROBERT II,
KING OF FRANCE, and widow of RICHARD III, Duke
of Normany).
E130 PRINCESS GUNDRED: m. william, Earl of Warren;
created Earl of Surrey England; (d. 1089)
E131 WILLIAM, end Earl of Warren and Surrey: d. 1135; m.
Lady Isabel de Vermandois, dau of Hugh Magnus (a son of
E132 LADY GUNDRED DE WARREN; m. Roger de Newburgh, end Earl of Warwick; (d. 1153). Their descendant (9 generations removed) was E141
E141 LADY MARGARET DE BEAUCHAMP; m, (1st) Sir Oliver de St. John, Knt., of Penmark, in Glamorgan. (Her 2nd husband was John Duke of somerset, by whom she had: Lady Margaret Beaufort, who m. Edward Tudor, Earl of Richmond, and had: HENRY VIII., KING OF ENGLAND.) The Dowager Duchess of somerset m. (3rdly) Sir Leo, 6th Lord Welles, and had by him: Sir John, K. G., who m. Cicely, dau of KING EDWARD IV., and sister-in-law to KING HENRY VII.) By her 1st husband, Lady Margaret had: Oliver and SIR JOHN DE ST. JOHN, K. B., of Penmark. Their descendant
(6 generations removed) was E147.
E147 ELIZABETH ST. JOHN: 1605-1677; m., 1629, Rev.
Samuel Whiting, D. D.; b. 1597, Boston, Lincolnshire. They
came to America, 1636, and settled at Lynn, Mass., where
he d. 1679.
E148 REV. JOSEPH WHITING, of Southampton, Long Island,
N. Y.: 16411723; m. Sarah, dau. of Thomas Danforth
(Deputy Governor of Mass. and Pres. of Maine).
E149 REV. JOHN WHITING, of Concord, Mass.: 1681-1752.
(1) Judge Thomas Whiting, of Concord, Mass.: 1717-1776;
m. a granddaughter of Captain Thomas Lake, of Boston.
(A) Lucy Whiting: m. DR. JOSEPH HUNT, of Concord.
(a) Joseph Hunt, of Concord, Mass.
1. Lucy A. Hunt: m. Melancthon Smith, of Boston.

James Hunt Family

m. (2ndly) Henry, 3rd Count de Vermandois and
G181 HUBERT, 4th Count de Vermandois and Troyes.
G182 LADY ADELA DE VERMANDOIS: m. Hugh the Great,
Count de Vermandois (s. of
Baron de Bellomont, Earl of Mellent and Leicester. Their
descendant (10 generations removed) was G194.
G194 SIR THOMAS DE HOLLAND, 2nd Earl of Kent, Earl
Marshal, from whom was descended (9 generations
G195 THOMAS LLOYD, 1st Deputy-Governor of Pa.
G196 RACHEL LLOYD: m. Samuel Preston, Mayor of Phila.
1711; Treasurer of Pennsylvania, 1714-43.
G197 HANNAH PRESTON: m. Samuel Carpenter, Jr., of
1785; m. Hannah Smith.
(1) William Carpenter, of Salem: 1754-1837; m. (2ndly),
1801, Mary, dau. of John Redman.
(A) Mary Wyatt Carpenter: m. JAMES HUNT; issue

Jeremiah Hunt

JEREMIAH, D. D. (1678-1744), independent. minister: s. Thomas H, a London Merchant; b. London; educated at Edinburgh Univ. and at Leyden; licensed to preach in Holland, and officiated to the English Presbyterian congregation at Amsterdam; he preached without notes, and his memory was so good that he could recall the language of an unwritten sermon fourteen years after its delivery; he was well acquainted with Nathaniel Lardner, who was a fellow student at Leyden, and they were members of a ministers’ club which met on Thursdays at Chew’s coffee-house in Bow Lane; he was made D. D. by Edinburgh Univ., 1729.

Sir John Hunt

SIR JOHN (1550?-1615), politician: s. John H-, Esq., of Lyndon in Rutlandshire, and of the ancient family of the Le Hunts; b. Morcott in Rutlandshire; sent to Eton and to King’s College, Cambridge, being admitted a scholar, 1565, to the latter college; was member of parliament for Sudbury, 1571; knighted at Whitehall by James, 1611.

John Hunt

JOHN (1806-1842), organist and composer: b. Marnhull in Dorcetshire; entered choir of Salisbury Cathedral at age of seven; articled to Corfe, organist at Salisbury Cathedral, and received from him valuable instruction in music; his fine voice gained him an appointment as lay vicar in the Lichfield Cathedral choir; elected to succeed Samuel Wesley as organist to Hereford Cathedral, 1835.

John Hunt

JOHN (1812-1848), missionary: b. Hykeham Moss, near Lincoln; in 1835 he was sent to the Hoxton Theological College for Wesleyan ministers; in 1838 he was ordained and sailed for Fiji as a missionary; here he was very successful, making long journeys to the various mission stations on the islands, and working hard at translation; in 1848 H. M. S. Calypse visited Fiji, and Hunt. made a long tour with the captain; he was buried at Vewa, one of the mission stations; he took part in translating the Scriptures into Fijian; the New Testament was published at Viti, Fiji, in 1853, and the whole Bible in London, 1864-8.

John Higgs Hunt

JOHN HIGGS (1780-1859), translator of Tasso: matriculated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and in 1797 gained the Browns medal for a Latin ode; graduated B. A., 1801; M. A., 1804, and was elected a fellow of Trinity; became vicar of Weedon Beck, Northamptonshire, 1823; he published Tasso’s “Jerusalem Delivered”, 1818.

Lucas Hunt Family

H199 HENRY I., KING OF FRANCE: had by his wife, Anne of
H200 HUGH THE GREAT, Count de Vermandois.
H201 LADY ISABEL: m. Robert, Earl of Mellent and Leicester.
H202 ROBERT, Earl of Leicester, Lord Justice of England.
H203 GERVASE PAGANEL, Baron of Dudley, Staffordshire.
H204 HAWYSE, Baroness of Dudley: m. John de Someri.
H205 RALPH DE SOMERI: from whom was descended (12
generations removed)
H206 THOMAS DUDLEY, Governor of Massachusetts Colony.
H207 MERCY DUDLEY: m. 1637, Rev. John Woodbridge, of
Newbury, Mass.; asst. of the Mass. Colony, 1683; (d.
(1) Rev. John Woodbridge, of Wethersfield: m., 1671,
Abigail, dau. of Governor William Leete,of Connecticut.
(A) Rev. John Woodbridge: m., 1699, Jemima Eliot, granddaughter of the “Apostle Eliot.”
(a) Rev. John Woodbridge, of Windsor:d.1783.
1. Dr. Sylvester Woodbridge, of Southampton.
A. Rev. John Woodbridge, D. D., of Chicago.
a. Mary A. Woodbridge: m. (1st) Captain Aaron Hawley, of Bridgeport, and (2ndly) Rev. Parsons Cooke, D. D., of Lynn.
(I) Caroline T.: m. A. LUCAS HUNT, of Chicago. Issue.

Nicholas Hunt

NICHOLAS (1596-1648), arithmetician: b. Devonshire; entered at Exeter College, Oxford, 1612, and graduated B. A., 1616; he wrote books on religion and arithmetic.

Robert Hunt

ROBERT (d. 1608?), minister at Jamestown, Virginia: was apparently s. of Robert H-, M. A., vicar of Reculver, Kent; educated at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, proceeded LL.B. in 1606, and took orders; in the same year he was chosen by Richard Hakluyt, with the approval of Archbishop Bancraft, to accompany the first settlers to Virginia; the expedition sailed from Blackwall Dec. 19, 1606 and arrived in Virginia April 27, 1607; during the voyage Hunt was seriously ill; a settlement having been formed at Jamestown, Hunt celebrated the communion there, June 21st, 1607, that being the first occasion on which the ordinance was observed by Englishmen in America; by his efforts a rude church was soon afterwards erected.

Robert Hunt

ROBERT (1807-1887); scientific writer: b. Plymouth Dock (now Davenport) ; posthumous son of a. naval officer who had perished with all the crew of a sloop of war in the Grecian Archipelago; attended schools at Plymouth and Penzance; acquired some knowledge of practical chemistry with a smattering of Latin, and studied anatomy under Joshua Brooks; had charge of a medical dispensary in London; was employed in London by a firm of chemical manufacturers, and on the discovery of photography he began a series of careful experiments and soon after published in the “Philosophical Transactions” several papers on his results; appointed secretary of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, 1840; distinguished himself by experimenting on electrical phenomena in mineral veins and by some papers on application of the steam engine in pumping mines; received government appointment as keeper of the mining records, 1845; appointed lecturer on mechanical science in the Royal School of Mines, 1851; succeeded to chair of experimental physics at the School of Mines, after lecturing two years; president of the Royal Cornwall Polytechnic Society, 1859; member of the royal commission appointed in 1866 to inquire into the quantity of coal consumed in manufactories.

Roger Hunt

ROGER (fl. 1433), speaker of the House of Commons: was probably s. of Roger H., who was atternatus regis in 1406; he lived at Chalverston in Bedfordshire; returned to House of Commons as member for the County of Bedford in 1414 and 1420, and afterwards sat for Huntingdonshire until 1433; in 1420 he became speaker and held that office for that session and the session of 1433; Hunt was a lawyer, and was counsel for John Mowbray, the earl-marshal, against the representative of the Earl of Warwick in 1425

Thomas Hunt

THOMAS (1611-1683), school-master: s. Henry H-; b. in Worcester; kept a private school in Salisbury; afterwards became master of the church school at St. Dunsan’s-in-the-East, London, and at a later date was master

Thomas Hunt

THOMAS (1627?-1688) , lawyer: s. of Richard H-; b. in the Austin Friars in London; was successively scholar, fellow and M. A. of Queen’s College, Cambridge; admitted to Gray’s Inn, 1650; appointed clerk of assize to the Oxford circuit, 1659; he was ejected from that office upon the Restoration in the following year, and from 1660 to 1683 lived chiefly at Banbury, where he not only practiced law, but acted as steward on the estates of both the Duke of Buckingham and the Duke of Norfolk; appeared among the counsel at the trial of Lord Stafford, 1680. of the four senior fellows of Hart Hall when it was incorporated as Hertford College; soon after Sir Isaac Newton’s death in 1726, he became tutor in Lord Macclesfield’s family; appointed Laudian professor of Arabic at Oxford, 1738; became regius professor of Hebrew ,end canon of the sixth stall in Christ Church Cathedral, 1747; elected fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, 1747; fellow of the Royal Society-, 1740; died at Oxford, 1774; there is a tablet to his memory in the nave of Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford; he was the intimate friend of Dr. Richard Newton, Dr. Kennicott and Dedridge; for some years he was closely associated with Dr. Gregory Sharpe in his oriental studies.

Thomas Hunt

THOMAS (1802-1851) , inventor of a method of curing stammering: b. in Dorsetshire; is stated to have been educated at Winchester; entered Trinity College, Cambridge, with the intention of becoming a minister of the Church of England, but the affliction of a fellow-collegian who suffered from stammering is said to have arrested his attention, and he left Cambridge in order to devote himself to the study and cure of defective utterance; he held that not one case in fifty was the consequence of malorganization, and objected to surgical operations; when George Pearson, the chief witness in the case respecting the attempt on the life of (queen Victoria made by John Francis on May 30, 1842, was brought into court he was incapable of giving utterance to his evidence, but after a fortnight’s instruction from Hunt he spoke, with perfect readiness, a fact certified by Sir Peter Laurie, the sitting magistrate; in 1849 his numerous pupils, belonging to all professions, in commemoration of his twenty-two years’ service, subscribed for his bust in marble, which was modeled by Joseph Durham, and exhibited in the Royal Academy.

Thomas Hunt Family

Elswitha, or Ethelbith, his wife, dau. of Ethelred, the Great,
Earldorman of Mercia:
F151 PRINCESS ETHELFLEDA, “The Lady of Mercia”: d. 920;
m. Ethelred, Duke of Mercia.
F152 LADY ELFWINA: dispossessed of her territories; m. a
West Saxon noble, ALGAR, Earl of Mercia.
F153 LADY LUCIA, widow of Roger de Romera, Earl of Lincoln:
m. (2ndly) Ranulph de Meschine, Earl of Chester; (d. 1128) .
F154 RANDLE DE MESCHINES, 2nd Earl of Chester: d. 1155;
m. Lady Maud, dau. of Robert de Mellent; created, 1109,
Earl of Gloucester; (d. 1147; s. of
F156 HUGH DE MESCHINES, 3rd Earl of Chester: d. 1181. His
descendant (12 generations removed) was F168.
F168 RICHARD GRAFTON, of London, printer to EDWARD
VI., and author of the “Chronicles of England.”
F169 JOAN GRAFTON: m. Richard Tuthill, of London. Their
F170 HENRY TUTHILL, settled at Hingham, Mass., 1635. His
descendant (6 generations removed) was F176.
F176 ANNA TUTHILL: d. 1778; m. John Cleves Symmes
(1742-1814) ; Asso. Judge of the Supreme Court of N. J.;
one of the founders of the City of Cincinnati.
F177 ANNA SYMMES: d. 1864, aged 88; m. 1795, Gen.
William Henry Harrison, ninth President of the U. S. (1773-
1841) ; s. of Benjamin Harrison (the fifth, of “Berkeley,”
Governor of Va.; member of Continental Congress, and a
signer of the Declaration of Independence).
(1) John Cleves Symmes Harrison: 1798-1830.
(A) Zebuline Harrison: m. THOMAS HUNT, of
Lawrenceburg, Ind. (a) Cleves Symmes Hunt. (b)
Clara Hunt. (c) Mary Hunt.

Thomas Frederick Hunt

THOMAS FREDERICK (?), (1791-1831), architect: attached to the board of works for some years; supervised the repairs at St. James’s Palace; was transferred to Kensington Palace in 1828; exhibited six architectural drawings at the Royal Academy between 1816 and 1828, and in 1815 designed the Burns mausoleum at Dumfries; Hunt was fond of the Tudor style, and applied it extensively to domestic architecture.

Thornton Leigh Hunt

THORNTON LEIGH (1810-1873), journalist: s. James Henry Leigh H-; b. London; in 1822 he went to Italy with his parents; his father intended to make him an artist, but he soon wearied of the scheme and obtained work as an art critic; by Laman Blanchard’s influence he became, in 1836, director of the political department of the “Constitutional”, of which Blanchard was editor; he edited the “North Cheshire Reformer” and “Argus”; he contributed for twenty years to the “Spectator”; he also wrote for other newspapers, among them the “Globe” and the “Morning Chronicle”; joined the staff of the “Daily Telegraph” in 1855, writing principally on political subjects, and practically editing it; he wrote a novel called “The Foster Brother”; he edited his father’s “Autobiography”, 1850.

Walter Hunt

WALTER (d. 1478); theologian: he is said to have been born in the west of England; he became a Carmelite friar, and it is said, doctor and professor of theology at Oxford; in 1438, while still in the prime of life, he was, according to Leland, chosen for his eloquence, learning and linguistic capacity, to represent England at the general council of Ferrara; when Pope Eugenius IV in January, 1439, removed the council to Florence, Hunt went there, and in the negotiations which led to a temporary reunion of the western with the eastern church, he is said to have been one of the chief exponents of the Latin view; his skill in disputation with the Greek doctors on the procession of the Holy Ghost and other subjects in dispute between the churches, won him general admiration and the special favor of Pope Eugenius; he was buried in the Carmelite friary at Oxford.

William Henry Hunt

WILLIAM HENRY (1790-1864), water-color painter: b. at 8 Old Belton Street (now Endell Street), Long Acre, London; s. of John H-; was apprenticed to John Varley at age of fourteen; John Linnell was a fellow pupil; they soon became friends and sketched together in Kensington Gravel pits; one of his earliest commissions was for “interiors” at Cassiobury for the Earl of Sussex, and in 1822 he exhibited at the Royal Academy a picture of the “Dining Room at Cassiobury”; the Duke of Devonshire was an early patron; he exhibited in all fourteen works at the Royal Academy, all of which were painted in oil colors, and were landscapes and interiors, with the exception of “Selling Fish”; elected member in 1826 of the Royal Society of Painters in Water Colors; he had a strong vein of humor and many of his best known drawings were from a boy-model whom he found at Hastings and brought to. London; this boy was the original of nearly all the drawings of the type of “Too Hot”, “The Card Players”, “The Young Shaver”, “The Flyfisher” and the pair of drawings of a boy with a huge pie, exhibited under the titles of “The Commencement” and “The Conclusion,” but better known as “The Attack” and “The Defeat”; in his latter years he undertook a series of studies of small objects for Mr. Ruskin, to be presented to country schools of art as models; in 1855 eleven of his water-colors attracted much attention at the Paris universal exhibition; elected member of Royal Academy at Amsterdam.

Judge William Henry Hunt Family

K234 PRINCESS MARY: m. Walter, Lord High Steward.
K236 PRINCESS CATHERINE: m. David, Earl of Crawford.
K237 LADY ELIZABETH LINDSAY: m. Sir William Douglas
K238 SIR HENRY DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan.
K239 ROBERT DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan.
K240 SIR ROBERT DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan: m. Margaret
K241 THOMAS DOUGLAS, of Lochlevan.
K242 ELIZABETH DOUGLAS: m. Alexander Alexander. Their
descendant (5 generations removed) was K247.
K247 JAMES ALEXANDER: 1691-1756; member of King’s
Council and Surveyor- General of N. J.; m. Mary Provoost.
(1) (1) Elizabeth Alexander: m. John Stevens, of Perth Amboy,
N. J.
(A) Mary Stevens: m. Chancellor Robert R. Livingston, Minister to
France (a desc. of JAMES L, KING OF SCOTLAND).
(a) Margaret Maria Livingston: m. Robert L. Livingston.
1. Cornelia L. Livingston: m. Charles G. Ridgeley,
U. S. Navy.
A. Elizabeth Augusta Ridgeley: m. JUDGE
the Navy 1881. Issue.

William Hunt Family

1208 ROBERT II., KING OF SCOTLAND: had by his wife,
Lady Elizabeth, dau. of Sir Adam Mure, of Rowallen:
1209 ROBERT STEWART, Duke of Albany
1210 LADY MARGARET SEWART: m. Sir Robert Stewart, 2nd
Lord Lorn and Innermeath.
1211 LADY STEWART: m. Sir John Lindsay, 1st Lord Lindsay,
of Byrnes; Privy Councillor and Justiciary of Scotland; (d.
1212 LADY MARGARET LINDSAY, widow of Walter, Lord
of Innermeath: m. (2ndly) Henry Wardlaw, of Torry, whose
1213 MARGARET WARDLAW: m. David Bethune, Baron of
Balfour. Their descendant (4 generations removed) was
1217 GEORGE BETHUNE, of Boston.
(1) Jeanie Bethune: m. WILLIAM HUNT, of Watertown,
(A) Jane Lee Hunt: b. 1805.



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