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John Ward Hunter

JOHN WARD HUNTER: Congressman, b. in Brooklyn, N.Y., 15 October 1807. He was educated in the common schools of Brooklyn, engaged in business there in 1836-65, was assistant auditor in the custom house. In 1866 was elected as a Republican to fill out the unexpired term of Joseph Humphrey, dec., serving from December, 1866 till …

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William Hunter

WILLIAM HUNTER: of Boston, married first in 1657, Cicely . She probably died soon afterward. His second wife was Mary, only child of Richard Carter. By her he had children. Savage, in his “Genealogical Dictionary,” says that the four young passengers of the ship Blessing, the record of whose sailing appears above, may have been …

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Honorable Gordon Hunter

HONORABLE GORDON HUNTER: Chief Justice, Supreme Court, British Columbia, since 1902; b. 4 May 1863; education: Brantford College Institute; Toronto University. Barrister, 1888; K.C. 1900. Address: Victoria, British Columbia. Clubs: Union, Victoria: Vancouver.

Hunter, Robert

ROBERT HUNTER: (fl. 1750-1780), portrait painter, a native of Ulster, studied under the elder Pope, and had a considerable practice in Dublin about the middle of the eighteenth cen tury. He modelled his tone of colouring on the painting of old masters. His portraits were excellent likenesses, if not of the first rank in painting. …

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Andrew Hunter, D.D.

ANDREW HUNTER: D.D. (1743-1809), professor of Divinity at Edinburgh, born in Edinburgh in 1743, was the eldest son of Andrew Hunter of Park, writer to the signet, of the Abbotshill branch of the Hunters of Hunterston, Ayrshire. His mother was Grizel, daughter of General Maxwell of Cardoness in the stewartry of Kirkcudbright. After an education …

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Hunter of Medomsley, Durham

F150 WILLIAM HUNTER: Inherited the estates of Medomsley, which had been in the family since 1584. Died 1712. F151 ROBERT HUNTER: married 1715. F152 CUTHBERT HUNTER: m. 1749. F153 GEN. SIR MARTIN HUNTER: Governor of Sterling Castle; b. 1757. F154 MATTHEW DYSANT HUNTER: b. 1803. F155 MARTIN HUNTER: b. 1854.

Hunter, John Howard

JOHN HOWARD HUNTER: Canadian educator, b. in Bandon, Ireland, 22 December 1839. He was educated at Queens University, Ireland, and at Toronto University, Canada, where he received the degree of M.A. in 1861. He was appointed the rector at St. Catherine’s Collegiate Institute in 1871, principal of the Ontario Institute for the Blind in 1784, …

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Thomas Hunter

THOMAS HUNTER: (1712-1777), author, eldest son of William Hunter, born at Kendal, Westmoreland, and baptised there on 30 March 1712, was educated at the Kendal Grammar School, and matriculated at Queen’s College, Oxford, on 2 July 1734. In 1737, he was elected master of the Blackburn Grammar School, and was subsequently appointed curate of Balderstone, …

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Joseph Hunter

JOSEPH HUNTER: (1783-1861), antiquary, was born at Sheffield on 6 February 1783, being the son of Michael Hunter, who was engaged in the cutlery business. His mother dying while he was quite young, he was placed under the guardship of Joseph Evans, a Presbyterian minister, who sent him to school near Sheffield, where he received …

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Robert Hunter

ROBERT HUNTER: Colonial Governor, d. in Jamaica 11 March 1734. He entered the British Army, and rose to the rank of Major General. He was appointed Governor of Virginia in 1797, but while on the voyage, was captured by a French privateer, and retained a captive till the end of 1709. In June 1710 he …

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