Richard Hunt

Male 1608 - (~ 1682)


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  • Name Richard Hunt 
    Born 9 Oct 1608  (Bromley) Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Probate 25 Feb 1683  Southampton, Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died (~ 1682)  Southampton, Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I483  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 24 Apr 2017 

    Father Thomas Hunt,   b. 16 Jun 1577, Mereworth, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Catherine Elizabeth Williams 
    Married (Kent, England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F9673  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Sarah LNU,   b. (Kent, England) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married (England) Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah Hunt,   b. (Southampton, Bermuda) Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F2028  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Frances Grynsdich,   c. 16 Jun 1621, St. Giles, Cripplegate, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. ~1716, Port Royal, Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 95 years) 
    Married 28 Mar 1643  St Margarets, Lee, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Judith Hunt,   b. ~1643, Lee, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jun 1734  (Age ~ 90 years)
     2. Nathaniel Hunt,   b. Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. John Hunt,   b. Bermuda Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 11 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 9 Oct 1608 - (Bromley) Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 28 Mar 1643 - St Margarets, Lee, Kent, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 25 Feb 1683 - Southampton, Bermuda Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - (~ 1682) - Southampton, Bermuda Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - - (England) Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Excerpted form "Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century", by Julia E. Mercer,
      pp. 95-97;

      "HENRY DURHAM who was made Governor of Bermuda in November 1682 on the death
      of Gov. FLORENTIUS SEYMOUR married SARAH HUNT who with her father and mother
      RICHARD & SARAH HUNT of Bromley, Kent, arrived in Bermuda, 1647.

      (Note: The above statement was given in Obituary notice of HENRY GILBERT HUNT,
      Royal Gazette, December 2, 1651, but I found in Port Royal Records that HENRY
      DURHAM married JUDITH HUNT February 14, 1660 and in will of RICHARD HUNT (Old
      Book No. 3, p. 1) proved 1687 he claimed HENRY DURHAM as his son in law.
      J. E. Mercer).

      Another noted dated Dec 11, 1677 speaks of RICHARD HUNT & his wife FRANCES
      (possibly a second wife) Son in law Thomas GIBBS & SARAH his wife. Son in law
      HENRY DURHAM & JUDITH his wife.

      Colonial Records Vol 2 p. 26. March 1st 1638 ROBERT HUNT swore that EDWARD
      CHAPLIN & THOMAS SHARPE came out to serve for seven years as servants of
      EDWARD BURGES.

      Port Royal Records:
      1674 Baptism May 21 FRANCES daughter of NATHANIEL HUNT
      1676 Baptism Aug 23 NATHANIEL son of NATHANIEL
      1681 Baptism Feb 3 ANGELINA daug. NATHANIEL HUNT.

      Letter dated May 18, 1683.

      Brother STRINGER:

      I being on board RICHARD HUNT'S vessel to search for tobacco...

      Deeds No 7. 1683 Deed of gift from RICHARD HUNT to JOHN WETHERSBY, his son in
      law to him for life; house & 1/2 share land in Southhampton & at his death to
      his two children. Wife FRANCES HUNT.

      Will of RICHARD HUNT of Southhampton Tribe, February 20, 1687.

      Wife FRANCES (nee VESEY) All my sons in law together with son RICHARD having
      already had some legacies by deed of gift to each of them, my other sons
      NATHANIEL & JOHN excepted. NATHANIEL & his wife ANGELINA (nee VESEY) and JOHN
      and his wife (nee MARY DICKINSON) to have estate.
      To very loving & trusty friend Capt THOMAS RICHARDS...
      Executors: THOS RICHARDS & RICHARD HUNT
      Witnesses: THOMAS GIBBS, WILLIAM LABORN.

      Wills E. p. 141.

      Will of RICHARD HUNT of Southampton, September 15, 1690
      Wife MIRIAM, real & personal estate for life. Son RICHARD, son JOHN, daughters
      MARY, MARTHA & FRANCES.
      Wife & brother in law JOHN MORRIS, Executors.
      Witnesses JOHN WETHERSBY, WILLIAM BASDEN.
      Proved August 24, 1691."

      end
    • Re: Richard Hunt
      Posted By:SANDY MANN
      Email:
      Subject:Re: Richard Hunt
      Post Date:May 18, 1999 at 21:41:51
      Message URL:http://www.genforum.com/hunt/messages/1094.html
      Forum:Hunt Family Genealogy Forum
      Forum URL:http://www.genforum.com/hunt/

      RICHARD HUNT IN THE INFO I HAVE FOUND:
      BORN 9 OCT 1608 KENT, ENGLAND, MARRIED FRANCES GRIMSDITCH 28 MAR 1634
      LONDON, ENGLAND. DIED 1686 SOUTH HAMPTON , BERMUDA.HIS FATHER WAS THOMAS
      HUNT BORN 16 JUN 1577 KENT , ENGLAND. I ALSO GO THROUGH JUDITH HHUNT
      MARRIED HENRY DURHAM SR. WOULD LOVE TO EXCHANGE.
      SANDY

  • Sources 
    1. [S683] "The Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century", by Julia A. Mercer, published by, p. 96 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S691] "Early Bermuda Wills:1629-1835",compiled by C.F.E. Hollis Hallett,abstracted, p. 298.