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Hunt Officers in the Continental Army

HUNT, ABRAHAM (Mass.): Adjutant of Gerrish’s Massachusetts Regiment, May to December, 1775; 2nd Lieutenant and Adjutant 25th Continental Infantry, 1st January to 31st December, 1776; Captain 1st Massachusetts, 1st January, 1777; resigned 31st August, 1780. HUNT,...

James Henry Leigh Hunt

JAMES HENRY LEIGH (1784-1859) , essayist, critic, poet: b. Southgate, Middlesex; s. Isaac H., descendant from one of the oldest settlers in Barbadoes; an article in the “Examiner” on the savagery of military floggings led to a prosecution, 1811; after the...

Hunt Family of Boreatton

A101 THOMAS HUNT, of Gouldstone, Cheswardine, Salop: m. Elizabeth, dau. of Humphrey Gouldstone. A102 RICHARD, of Shrewsbury, alderman and bailiff, 1613, 1616, 1622, 1631: m. Oct. 10. 1598, Elinor Cooke. A103 THOMAS, of Betton Strange, Salop; high sheriff, 1656; Member...

Hunt Family of Ballysinode

B111 HENRY HUNT, Esq., of Gosfield, in Essex; high sheriff of that co.: m. Jane de Vere, of the noble House of Oxford; had issue, John, Henry., Dorothy and Jane. The eldest son-B112. B112 JOHN, Captain in the Army, temp. Charles I; one of “The ’49...

Early American Hunt Families

Edward Hunt of Amesbury Massachusetts 1 EDWARD HUNT: d. Dec. 23, 1727. John-3. Samuel-5. Nathaniel-6: b. Sept. 27, 1693. 3 JOHN: m. Dec. 5, 1705. Jacob-12. 5 SAMUEL: m. Oct. 7, 1714; b. Oct. 3. 1690. Nathen-21: b. Sept. 4, 1716. Daniel-24: b. Apr. 12, 1723....

The Hunt Coat of Arms

A Coat of Arms is an emblem which is displayed by titled persons; persons of royal blood, and their descendants. Coats of Arms were originally used for purposes of identification and recognition on the field of battle, as well as in civil life. It is claimed by some...

Hunt Family Genealogy

Hunt Family Genealogy: A book, written by Henry Seaver, which provides a quick study into the genealogies of the Hunt Family – English and American. Reliable authorities have the following to say in regard to the origin and meaning of the name “Hunt”: “Huntsman. As Hunter the name of the office remains, a surname; shortened also to Hunt. Hunt-`to pursue,’ and is applied to the sports of the chase-to follow game. Old Norse-Hundi (a dog), Norman French-le Huant, German-Hund, Hundt, Dutch-Hunt, Welsh-Hund, Hunti. It may not be known to all our “Hunts” that theirs, the shorter form, was the most familiar term in use; hence the number that at present exist. We are told in the `Knight’s Tale’ of the-`Hunte and horne, and houndes him beside'; while but a little further on he speaks of-`The hunte ystrangled with the wilde heres.’ “

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