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William Hunt, Sr
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Birth: 1599, England
Death: Nov. 11, 1676
Kennon
Charles City County
Virginia, USA

~~ Our Families Ancestral Heritage ~~

William Hunt, Sr. was born in Heathfield, Sussex, England. He was of Isle of Wight and the "Wheelright of Buckland", Westover Parish, Charles City Co., VA. He is buried at Bachelors Point, Charles City Co., Virgina. He died at the age of 77 years.

William Hunt, Sr., was living in England prior to sailing to Virginia on the ship "Abraham" 1635. His occupation was a planter and a merchant factor while residing in Isle of Wight and Charles City Cos., Virginia.

It is speculative that Willliam Hunt, Senr's wife's name was Anne and perhaps she was a widow who married 1st., Charles Tyler. There was perhaps only one child by this first marriage.

The inscription on William Hunt, Senr.'s tombstone reads as follows:

"Here Lyeth Interred ye Body of William Hunt, Senr. who Departed this Life Novemb yr 11th. Ano Dmi 1676." Aged 77 Yeares.

The cemetery is located on a hill on the land William Hunt, Senr., resided. Bachelors Point is an area located on a bank of the James River, near Kennon's Creek which was originally known as David Jones Creek, as well as Swans Neck Creek. Between 1642 and 1724, Bachelors Point was part of James City County and within Wallingford Parish, later becoming part of Charles City County and Westover Parish.

It is suspected William Hunt, Senr., was known as the "Baconite" and was the principal aider and abettor of Nataniel Bacon's Jr., Rebellion. The family of William Hunt, Sr., has said he was a Bacon "symathizer."

In 1636, William Hunt patented lands on the western branch of the Nansemond River, using the headrights of Philip Thomas, Evan Thomas and Michael McKinnie.

It was fourteen years after William Hunt, Sr. had used the names of Philip Thomas, Evan Thomas, his son, William Hunt, Jr. and his wife, Sarah Ann Harris Hunt, as headrights over south of the James River in the Isle of Wight County or Nesemond County, Virginia.

William Hunt, Senr's., children by his 1st., marriage to Mrs. Ann Harris (Tyler) Hunt were ...

1. William, Jr., Isle of Wight, Charles City, James City and Southwark Parish, Surry Cos., VA (m. Sarah Knott) and

2.Mary Hunt, Isle of Wight Co., VA (m. 1st., Robert Edwards, 2nd., Owen Griffin and 3rd., William Boddie, II).

William Hunt, Senr's children by his 2nd., marriage to Judith (Burton) Henter were ...

1. Judith Hunt, Isle of Wight and Surry Cos., VA (m. 1st. James Clark and 2nd., Richard Parker, III)

2. Godfrey Hunt, Isle of Wight and Nansemond Cos., VA (m. 1st., unk. Izzard and 2nd., Margaret Godwin/Goodwin)

3. Susannah Hunt, #83490655 (m. 1st., Thomas Parham, Sr., #94761413 and 2nd., Roger Tillman, #99677226)






 
 
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 Parents:
  Robert Hunt (1568 - 1608)
  Elizabeth Edwards Hunt
 
 Spouses:
  Sarah Anne Harris Hunt*
  Judith Burton Parker (1630 - ____)*
 
 Children:
  Judith Hunt Parker*
  William Hunt*
  Mary Hunt Boddie (____ - 1727)*
  Godfrey Hunt*
 
 Sibling:
  Thomas Hunt (____ - 1666)*
  William Hunt (1599 - 1676)
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: Farmer
 
Burial:
Hunt Cemetery
Kennon
Charles City County
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Georgia Girl
Record added: Mar 04, 2009
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My 11th ggrandfather. Ironic that your 5th ggrandson married a Chickasaw Indian.
- Cindi Parker
 Added: Jul. 5, 2014
In memory of my 8th Great Grandfather, William Hunt, Sr.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Jun. 6, 2014
I, too, am "glad to find you".....
- C J Fafeita
 Added: Feb. 9, 2014
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