Collection: Hunter Family History

Hunter, Robert

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ROBERT HUNTER: (d. 1734), Governor of New York and Jamaica, belonged to the family of Hunter of Hunterstin, Ayrshire (See Burke, “Landed Gentry,” 1886 ed.) Paterson describes him as one of the children of James Hunter, who was a son of the laird of that ilk, and married Margaret, daughter of the Rev. John Spalding of Dreghorn. It appears probable that Hunter was the Robert Hunter, esquire, appointed Mayor of Brigadier-General Charles Ross’s dragoons (5th royal Irish Dragoons) on 13 April 1698. Hunter was appointed Governor of New York, and sailed with the refugees early in 1710. In November of the same year he reported that the refugees were settled on the banks of the Hudson, close to the great pine woods, and that 15,000 Pounds a year for the next two years was all that was needed for the success of the great project. He promised that the colonies would supply tar enough for the English Navy forever if sufficient hands were employed. Orphans, he wrote, had been made over to those who would maintain and educate them. Each person’s account was kept separate, as each would have to repay by their labour what they then received. He prophesied that their numbers would increase, as they were very healthy. He died in Jamaica on 31...

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Hunter, Robert

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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. He had an extensive practice until the arrival of Robert Home in 1780, who attracted the leaders of fashion. Hunter took a prominent part in the foundation of the Dublin Society of Artists, and was a frequent contributor to their exhibitions in Dublin. Many of his portraits were engraved in mezzotint, including John, Lord Nass, Simon, Earl Harcourt, now at Nuneham Park, Dr. Samuel Madden, John Wesley, painted in Dublin, and...

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Hunter, Admiral Cuthbert

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ADMIRAL CUTHBERT HUNTER: b. 10 March 1866; y.s. of late J. J. Hunter of The Grange, Whickham, Co. Durham; educ.: Eastman’s; H.M.S. Britannia. Joined as Naval Cadet 1879; passed out of H.M.S. Britannia as Midshipman, and 1st of the term; Lieut. 1887; served as Gunnery Lieutenant on staff of H.M.S. Commander, 1900; Captain, 1905; last Command afloat H.M.S. Hampshire; Vice President of the Ordinance Committee, which he relinquished on promotion to Rear-Admiral, 3 April 1917, retired 1917; Adm. 1925. Address: 6 Vanbrugh Terrace, Blackheath, S.E.: Greenwich 1292. Clubs: Royal Thames Yacht, Royal Naval,...

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Hunter, Canon Edward Thomas Gurney

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CANON EDWARD THOMAS GURNEY HUNTER: M.A.; Hon. C.F.; Surrogate of Diocese of Bradford; Rector of Keighley since 1919; member of Missionary Council Education Committee since 1924; Hon. Canon of Bradford, 1926; b. July 20, 1880; s. of Capt. James Edward Hunter, R.N., J.P.; educ.: St. Paul’s School; Trinity College, Oxford; Oxford House, Bethnal Green. Curate of St. Marks, St. Helens, Lancs., 1904-11; Vicar of Crakehall, Yorks., 1911-19; Temporary C.F., 1915-19. Publication: “Thoughts on the Invisible.” Address: Keighley Rectory, Yorks, T.: Keighley 262. M.: XL...

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Hunter of Medomsley, Durham

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now 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....

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Hunter, Rachel

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now RACHEL HUNTER: (1754-1813), novelist, born in London about 1754, married an English merchant resident in Lisbon, but after ten years of married life her husband died, and Mrs. Hunter returned to England. She took up her abode in Norwich either 1794 or 1795, and devoted herself henceforth to literary pursuits. She died at Norwich in 1813. She wrote a series of childish novels, characterised by a “strictly moral...

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Anne Hunter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now ANNE HUNTER: (1742-1821), poetess, eldest daughter of Robert Home, surgeon, and sister of Sir Everard Home (q.v.); married in July 1771, John Hunter (q.v.) the great surgeon. Be fore her marriage she had gained some note as a lyrical poetess, her “Flower of the Forest” appearing in “The Lark,” an Edinburgh periodical, in 1765. Her social literary parties were among the most enjoyable of her...

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Hunter, Henry Noel Alexander

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now HENRY NOEL ALEXANDER HUNTER: D.S.O. 1918, the Queen’s Regt.; b. 1881; educ.: Temple Grove; Haileybury College. Served South African War, 1899-1902 (Queen’s medal and three clasps, King’s medal and two clasps); European War, 1914-18 (despatches, D.S.O., Bt. Lt.-Col.). Address: The Queen’s Royal Regiment, c/o Lloyd’s , 6 Pall Mall, S. W....

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Hunter, Christopher

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now CHRISTOPHER HUNTER: (1675-1757), physician and antiquary, born in July 1675, was the only son of Thomas Hunter, of Medonsley, Durham, by his second wife, Margaret Readshaw (Surtees, Durham, ii. 289). He was educated at the free grammar school of Kepyr in Houghton-le-Spring, Durham. In 1692 he was admitted pensioner of St. John’s College, Cambridge, and became a favourite pupil of Thomas Baker (1656-1740) (q.v.), whose sister Margaret was the wife of John Hunter, Christopher’s eldest brother. From this connection he derived a taste for antiquarian pursuits. He took the degree of bachelor of medicine in 1698, and soon afterwards settled in practice at Stockton-on-Tees. He had a license, dated 7 October 1701, from Dr. John Brookbank, spiritual chancellor of Durham, to practice physic throughout the diocese of Durham. On 1 Aug. 1702, he married, at Durham Abbey, Elizabeth, one of the two daughters and coheiress of John Elrington of Espersheales in the parish of Bywell, Northumberland. A few years later he removed from Stockton to Durham, a place much more congenial to his social and antiquarian tastes. In the Spring of 1757 Hunter retired from Durham to his wife’s estate at Untbank in the parish of Shotley, Northumberland, where he died on 12 July of that...

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Hunter of Elms, Leamington Spa

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E139 DAVID HUNTER. E140 DAVID HUNTER: died 1676. E141 DAVID HUNTER: d. 1699. E142 DAVID HUNTER: d. 1728. E143 DAVID HUNTER: d. 1758; Captain in Prince Charles’ Life Guards. E144 CHARLES HUNTER: d. 1809. E145 GENERAL DAVID HUNTER: d. 1846. E146 GENERAL DAVID HUNTER: d. 1846. E147 WILLIAM HUNTER: b. 1796; Major; Aide-de-Camp to General Burke. E148 DAVID HUNTER: d. 1847. E149 WILLIAM HUNTER: of the Elms. (1) George: b. 1889. (2) Charles: b. 1893. (3) William: b. 1895. (4) Robert: b. 1899. (5) David: b. 1881...

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Hunter of Beech Hill, Co. Berks

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now G156 HENRY HUNTER: Merchant of London; b. 1634. G157 JOHN HUNTER: lived in Berkshire; d. 1714. G158 HENRY LANNOY HUNTER. G159 HUNTER. G160 SIR CLAUDIUS STEPHEN HUNTER: b. 1775; created Baronet, 1812. G161 JOHN HUNTER: b. 1798. G162 SIR CLAUDIUS STEPHEN PAUL HUNTER: 2nd Baronet. G163 SIR CHARLES RODERICK HUNTER: 3rd Baronet; b....

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Hunter, George Leland

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now GEORGE LELAND HUNTER: author; b. Bellingham, Mass. May 8, 1867; grad. Phillips Exeter Acad., N.H., 1885; A.B., Harvard 1889; m. Esther Kennedy Boardman, Pittsburgh March 24, 1913. Writer, lecturer on tapestries and other decorative subjects; decorative author: new edit. “New Internat. Ency.,” 1914. Clubs: University (Chicago), Harvard New York City. Author: “Tapestries. Their Origin, History and Renaissance,” 1912; “Home Furnishing,” 1913; “Inside the House that Jack Built,” 1914; “Italian Furniture and Interiors,” 1917; “Decorative Textiles,” 1918; “Decorative Furniture,” 1923; “Practical Book of Tapestries,” 1925; “Tapestries of Clarence H. Mackey,” 1925. Contbr. of 300 articles on tapestries, etc. to mags. Home: Redding,...

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Hunter, John

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now JOHN HUNTER: mechanical engineer; b. Girvan, Scotland, Aug. 11, 1866; s. John and Elizabeth (Templeton) H.; educ. Ayr. Acad., and Hawthorne Acad., London; m. Minnie L. Templeton, of Detroit, Mich., Jan. 18, 1899. Apprentice in Mech. Engring., Ayr., 1881-86; sea going engr., 1886-95; Sr. 1st Asst. Engr. steamship St. Louis, Am. Line, New York 1895-98; Chief Engr., steamship St. Paul, 1898-1906; Chief Engineer Union Electric Light & Power Co., St. Louis, 1905-17; Chief Engr. Heine Boiler Co., 1923-24; now Consulting Engr. Chief Engr. with rank of Lt., steamship St. Paul, under Capt. Sigsbee, during Spanish-Am. War, May-Sept. 1898; awarded 3 medals; apptd. rep. of Emergency Fleet Corpn., Nov. 10, 1917, in charge building 150 5,000 ton vessels, Newark Bay, N.J.; naval constr., Standard Shipbuilding Corpn., Shooters Island, N.Y., Jan. 1918-. mem. jury of awards, San Francisco Expn., 1915, mem. Am. Soc., M.E. Nat. Electric Light Ass’n., Uniform Boiler Law Society; past pres. Eng. Club, Caledonian Soc. Republican. Presbyterian. Mason (Shriner). Clubs: Circle, St. Louis Ry., Caledonian Soc. Engineers. Mem. Prime Movers Com. Home: Webster Groves,...

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Walter Samuel Hunter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WALTER SAMUEL HUNTER: psychologist; b. Decatur, Ill. Mar. 22, 1889; s. of George and Ida (Weakeley) Hunter; student Polytechnic Coll., Ft. Worth, Tex., 1905-08; A.B., U. of Tex., 1910; Ph.D., U. of Chicago, 1912; married; children: Thayer, Helen. Instr. Philosophy, 1912-14, adj. professor of Psychology, 1914-16, U. of Tex.; professor of Psychology, U. of Kansas, 1916-25; G. Stanley Hall prof. Genetic Psychology, Clark U., since 1925. Visiting prof. summers, Tulane U., 1915, State U. of Ia., 1920. U. of Chicago, 1923. Served as 1st Lieut., later Capt., Sanitary Corps, Psychology Div., U.S.A., Sept. 8, 1917-Dec. 16, 1918. Fellow A.A.A.S.; mem. Amer. Psychol. Assn. (council, 1921-23). Author: “Studies in Animal Behavior,” “Space Perception,” “Social and Theoretical Psychology,” “General Psychology,” 1919-23. Asso. editor “Psychol. Bull.,” 1916-24, Jour. “Animal Behavior,” 1914-20, Jour. “Comparative Psychology,” 1921-; editor “Comparative Psychol. Monographs,” 1922-; “Psychol. Monographs,” 1922-; “Psychol Index,” 1925-. Home: Worcester,...

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William Boyd Hunter

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now WILLIAM BOYD HUNTER: lawyer, economist; b. Ponca, Neb., Apr. 1, 1876; s. William Hugh and Annie (Armstrong) Hunter; B.Sc., U. of Neb., 1897, A.M., 1898; unmarried. Statistical expert, Bur. of Census, 1900-04, and in charge of methods and results, 1903-04; Economist in charge investigations of monopolies, restraint of trade, and unfair methods of competition, Bur. of Corpns. (Now Federal Trade Commn.), 1904-13; practiced law at Chicago, Feb. 1913-14, at San Francisco, Aug. 1914-20, chiefly public utility law and the anti-trust acts; Atty. Examiner, hearing railroad rate cases, and Sr. Atty., trying railroad valuation cases, Interstate Commerce Commn., Aug. 1920-26; Spl. Atty. Bur. of Internal Revenue since Jan. 1926. Republican. Home: Washington,...

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