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Frederick Alfred Hunt
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Birth: Feb. 8, 1818
South Rauceby
North Kesteven District
Lincolnshire, England
Death: Oct. 2, 1891
Pitt Island
Chatham Islands Territory, New Zealand

Father: Thomas HUNT
b: 1790 in South Rauceby, Lincolnshire, England
d: 09 MAR 1881 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
Mother: Elizabeth BROWN
b: 1793 in Helpringham, Lincolnshire, England
d: 24 JUN 1867 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ

Marriage: Mary Ann PRESSWOOD
b: 1813 in Sleaford, Lincolnshire, England
d: 1884 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
Married: 20 FEB 1840 in South Rauceby, Lincolnshire, England

Immigrated 14 NOV 1840 on the "Martha Ridgeway", embarked at Gravesend on July 5th. 1840, at age 23, as an Agricultural Labourer to Wellington, New Zealand. There he was a gardener in Thurdon Flat, Wellington. In 1842 moved to Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ. Captain Hugh Clark arrived on the Brig "HELEN" to ship cargo (potatoes, oats and wheat) for Mr. Hunt when the hurricaine arose. After the shipwreck Mr Hunt and his two sons saved the three survivors, who were James Dixon, Henry Twoomey and an unnamed Kanaka lad who were clinging to the cliff rocks and took them to his house. They were treated kindly, and returned later to Lyttleton, NZ on board the 'ESTHER' with Capt Blair. They arrived back in Wellington, NZ on 14 AUG 1857. Mr Hunt picked up the bodies of the dead and decently interred them. Captain Hugh Clark, Annie Clark and First Mate John White, Seaman John Jenkins, Fredrick Hockart, Benjamin Dawson, William Park, and John Merray were all buried close to the cliffs on Pebbly Beach of Waihere Bay overlooking the scene of the tragedy. The body Of Jean Clark was never found.

Children:
William HUNT
b: 22 JAN 1839 in South Rauceby, Lincolnshire, England
d: 1892 in Lyttleton, NZ
Cause of death: "grippe"
Marriage: Frances (Fanny) BLACK
b: Scotland
d: 1928 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ

Joseph HUNT
b: 17 NOV 1840 in Wellington, New Zealand
d: in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
(never married)

Frederick Alexander HUNT
b: 01 JAN 1842 in Wellington, New Zealand
d: 1866 at Sea, shipwreck of the "SEA SERPENT"

Elizabeth Ann HUNT
b: 18 FEB 1844 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
d: in Waikato, NZ
Marriage: Matthew W. GREGORY
b: Yorkshire, England
d: in Waikato, NZ

Mary Ann HUNT
b: 25 DEC 1845 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
d: 23 AUG 1930 in Rolleston, Selwyn, NZ
Marriage: James LANGDALE
b: 1830 in Scarborough, Yorkshire, England
d: 16 SEP 1914 in Rolleston, Selwyn, NZ
Married: 09 OCT 1871 in Waitangi, Chatham Island, NZ by the Registrar, R. J. L. La Nauze, Esq.

Naomi Presswood HUNT
b: 01 MAR 1847 in Pitt Island, Chatham Islands, NZ
d: 1866 at Sea, shipwreck of the "SEA SERPENT"
 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Hunt (1785 - 1881)
  Elizabeth Brown Hunt (1793 - 1867)
 
 Spouse:
  Mary Presswood Hunt (1813 - 1884)*
 
 Children:
  Joseph Hunt (1840 - 1907)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Pitt Island
Pitt Island
Chatham Islands Territory, New Zealand
 
Created by: Lisa Clark
Record added: Dec 26, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 102680073
Frederick Alfred Hunt
Added by: Lisa Clark
 
Frederick Alfred Hunt
Added by: Lisa Clark
 
Frederick Alfred Hunt
Added by: Lisa Clark
 
 
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This is my Great-Great-Great Grandfather. He wrote a book about his first 25 years of Pinoneer Life in New Zealand. It had been reprinted and the reprint includes Verified versions of his exploits by 10 people of some reputation.
- Karen Smith (White)
 Added: Sep. 20, 2013
Thank you for your bravery in saving the survivors and your kindness in burying the dead from the hurricaine of 28 July 1857.
- Lisa Clark
 Added: Dec. 26, 2012
 
 
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