Prominent British Hunts, Past Generations
The following data is extracted from Hunt Family Records.
Following are some of the prominent Hunts in the British Empire, past generations:
ANDREW HUNT (1790-1861), landscape-painter: b. Erdington; exhibited at Liverpool Academy, of which he became a member.
ARABELLA (d. 1705), vocalist and lutenist: celebrated for her beauty and talents; Princess Anne had lessons from her, and Queen Mary employed her in the royal household in order to enjoy her singing.
FREDERICK KNIGHT (1814-1854), journalist and author: b. Buckinghamshire; sub-editor "Illustrated London News"; editor of "Pictorial Times", selected by Dickens as assistant editor of the "Daily News" in 1846; chief editor "Daily News" 1851.
GEORGE WARD (1825-1877), politician: s. Rev. George H, of Winkfield, Berkshire; b. Buckhurst, Berkshire; member of parliament; financial secretary to the treasury under Lord Derby, 1866-68; chancellor of the exchequer under Mr. Disraeli, 1868; privy councillor, 1868; first lord of the admiralty, 1874.
HENRY (1773-1835), politician: s. Henry H-, of Week; b. Widdington Farm, Upavon, or Upphaven, Wiltshire; member of parliament; presented the earliest petition in favor of "women's rights".
JAMES (1833-1869), ethnologist and writer on stammering: s. Thomas H- (1802-1851); b. Swanage, Dorsetshire; benefited Charles Kingsley; founded Anthropological Society, 1863, and was its first president.
Source: Hunt Family Records