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John HUNT

John HUNT

Male 1738 - 1810  (~ 72 years)    Has 104 ancestors and 72 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name John HUNT 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born 1738 
    Baptised 16 Apr 1738  St. Mary’s Church, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Wheelwright 
    Buried 27 Apr 1810  St. Mary’s Church, Teynham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Mentioned in his father's will (1771)

      This is NOT the John who left a will proved in 1789, that must have been the John who died in 1788 aged "92" (acc to burial register - KFHS transcript). Actually, I suspect that was the John born 1693/4 in Egerton, i.e. aged 94.

      There was a removal order for John with wife Mary and 5 children from Teynham to Lenham, 5 Feb 1778. As the removal was to Lenham and the family had a son called Basil I am guessing it was this John, grandson of Basil Becon.

      Did the removal happen? There was a burial to match this John in Teynham, but not in Lenham; a William to match his son was also buried in Teynham, and may have had a large family bapt in Teynham (though there is also a burial for a Wm about 4 years older!)

      The Canterbury Catherdral Archives also have a settlement certificate for John Hunt - I think this one. Dated 1762, it is for John, his wife Mary and son Richard, with Lenham as the place. (Ref. CCA-U3-146/13/8/324 but it is unfit for production so this is just the catalogue entry info.)
    • (Research):It must have been two different John Hunts who married Mary Tilly and Rebecca Sparkes, I think this John married Mary, but I need to check the evidence and Johns in Lenham.
    Person ID I610  All
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2018 

    Father Richard HUNT,   b. Abt 1701, Maidstone, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1771, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    Mother Isabella BECON,   b. Abt 1706, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Feb 1771, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years) 
    Married 15 Feb 1724/25  All Saints’ Church, Canterbury, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 21 Feb 2013):
      Under "Marriages" and "1724" - "Richard Hunt & Isabella Beacon both of Lenham _ _ } Feb: .5" - I think that the dot that appears before the 5 is all that remains of a '1', which agrees with information I was given regarding the marriage licence.
    Marriage License 15 Feb 1724/25  Canterbury, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Shows Richard HUNT of Lenham, bachelor and lsabella BEACON, of the same parish, spinster could marry at Lenham or All Saints, Canterbury. Licence issued Feb. 15, 1724.
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F452    |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Rebecca SPARKES,   b. Est 1740,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 20 Jan 1761  St. Mary’s Church, Lenham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • KFHS transcript (CD 16)
      Shows John HUNT married Renaca SPARKES, both 'of this parish', married by Banns, Rebaca made her mark. Witnesses: George DAVLLING and Cha TYLER
    Children
    +1. Mary HUNT,   b. 1762,   d. Yes, date unknown
     
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F458    |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary TILLY,   bur. 31 Mar 1801, St. Mary’s Church, Teynham, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 26 Jan 1761  Ss. Peter and Paul’s Church, Boughton under Blean, Kent, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 17 Apr 2018)
      Shows John Hunt of Feversham Batchelor married Mary Tilly 'otp' Spinster, married by Licence, both signed.
      Witnesses John Frederick Johnson and Henry Tilly both also signed. 
      I think this is probably the marriage of this John. The date is a likely one, giving the birth of their first known child, and the fact he was of Faversham makes it likely, given that that appears to be where they lived after marriage.  
      Other possibilities
      Possibly the marriage on 20 Nov 1765 at St Margaret's Church in Canterbury (on FamilySearch website). The 'Mary' of that couple was Mary Cullen. The finding of the settlement certificate suggests, though, they were married by 1762.
      More likely the John Hunt who married Mary Fry at Sutton Valence on 30 Dec 1760:
      HUNT John Ba of Minster to FRY, Mary Sp otp, by Licence; witnesses: ? and R Norwood (witness to many -probably parish clerk)

      The John who married Mary Fry was of Minster. I think this probably means Minster in Sheppey - about 16 miles from Lenham, while the Thanet Minster is 30 miles; also, Minster in Thanet is a small village, Minster in Sheppey was a town with a thriving ship-building industry. Not the most obvious place for a wheelwright to work, but I think it likely John could have found work there. It is quite some distance from Sutton Valence, while the latter is near Lenham, so he probably knew Mary before moving to Minster.

      It would be likely that John and Mary would return to Minster to live after the marriage. Are there any children baptised for a John and Mary in Minster? There are several in the 1770s (1770, 1775 and 1777). The 10 year gap between the marriage and the first of these suggest it was probably a different couple, though it could have been that they had other children elsewhere.

      Children of this couple from removal order (KFHS index - CD 11) and settlement certificate (CCA catalogue)
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 17 Apr 2018 
    Family ID F4660    |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S47] Teynham Parish Registers (KFHS transcribed data), Kent Family History Society, accessed 21 Mar 2012), entry for the burial of John Hunt. (Reliability: 3), 21 Mar 2012.
      3029 1810 27-Apr John HUNT 73
      The age given together with knowing from the removal order that John had lived in Teynham makes me believe it is this John Hunt

    2. [S106] Canterbury Marriage Licences - 5th series (images on KFHS CD 18), Joseph Meadows Cowper F.S.A., editor, (Canterbury, Kent: Cross and Jackman, 1905.), 251. (Reliability: 3), 20 Apr 2014.
      "Hunt, Richard, of Lenham, ba., and lsabella Beacon, s. p., spr. At L. or All Saints, Cant. Feb. 15, 1724."
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