Robert Hunt (1803-1856)
Robert was the son of Robert Hunt (1776-1859) of Dorset and Margaret (Peggy) Hunt neé Shepherd (1781-1849). Robert (Senior) and Peggy married at Worth Matravers on 16 June 1802 and they had eight children. Robert (Senior) lived to the ripe old age of 87 years and died whilst living at Langton Matravers.
Robert (Junior), an Agricultural Labourer, married Eliza Corben (1805-1871) on 10 August 1824, also at Worth Matravers. Robert and Eliza had a large family of eleven children, including George Hunt (1826-1904) – see below. Robert died in 1856 whilst living at Hill Bottom.
George Hunt (1826-1904)
George Hunt was born in December 1826 and was baptised on Christmas Day 1826 at Worth Matravers.
George was an Agricultural Labourer and worked at Encombe House. On Christmas Day 1849 George married Charlotte Roe (1826-1907) the daughter of Kingston tailor Charles Roe (1774-1845) and Charlotte Roe neé Skutt (1784-1864). Charlotte (Junior) had an older sister Mary Ann Roe (1812-1891) who married into The White Family – 1.
George and Charlotte had five children:
● Elizabeth Ann Hunt (1850-1912) – Elizabeth married Abraham Tatchell (c.1848-1918)
● Robert Charles Hunt (1857-1910) – Robert married Eliza Tatchell (1859-?) and they had seven children including son William Walter Hunt (1881-1936) – see later
● Walter Hunt (1862-?) – Walter married Emma Stimpson
● Sarah Jane Hunt 1865-?) – Sarah married Frederick Cattle
● Charlotte Bertha Hunt (1867-1958) – Charlotte married Timothy Michael Patrick Green
At the time son Robert was born, the family were living at Church Knowle. All other children were born while the family were living at Kingston. In 1901, George and Charlotte were living in West Street.
In 1901, George and Charlotte wee living in West Street. George died on 24 November 1904 aged 77. His widow Charlotte died on 2 October 1907 aged 81.
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Walter William Hunt (1881-1936)
Walter was the son of Robert Charles Hunt (1857-1910) and Eliza Hunt neé Tatchell (1861-?). Walter, who served in the Royal Marines at Portsmouth, married Southsea born Annie Prudence Barber (1886-1934) at Alverstoke on 8 May 1909.
Walter & Annie did not have any children of their own but fostered two of Annie’s eldest sister Ada’s children for several years until Annie’s death in 1934. Walter died in Gosport on 17 May 1936. For many years their grave was marked by a simple wooden cross, but in 2013 the family arranged for a permanent memorial to be erected (see photo below).
We are indebted to Lesley Mann and Tony Baker for their help in compiling The Hunt Family – 1 page. Family history is always ‘work in progress’ and additional information will be incorporated as it comes to light.
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Page last updated: 19 March 2021