James Hunt

#20539, b. 1773, d. December 1844

This is the churchyard where James, Elizabeth, and many descendents are buried (Source Wikimedia Commons).

Individual's Timeline

Birth1773James Hunt
Christening18 May 1778James Hunt1
Marriage28 July 1800James Hunt2
Death of Mother16 August 1815Mary Hunt
Marriage of Daughter26 May 1828Rose Hunt3
Death of Father16 March 1830Benjamin Hunt
Marriage of Daughter18 July 1831Elizabeth Hunt4
Marriage of Son26 December 1837Levi Hunt5
Marriage of DaughterSeptember 1840Frederica Hunt6
Death31 October 1844James Hunt7
Death RegDecember 1844James Hunt8

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Census details

Research Notes

  • Research note 01: The marriage record does not contain the names of the parents, and there are a number of likely christenings in Suffolk of James. Finding a will may help. Alternatively, finding other older 'HUNTs' in the churchyard may tell us which potential parents are the better to spend time researching
    * Results - no will in Norfolk records for James BUT there was one of Benjamin HUNT of Occold, Yeoman, which confirms that James' father IS said Benjamin. It is a lengthy will (6 pages) and will need transcribing..
Background information on Oakley, Suffolk, England, - The post office directory has the following: OAKLEY is a small village and parish, in the Hartismere hundred, union and rural deanery, county court district and borough of Eye, Suffolk archdeaconry, diocese of Norwich, West Suffolk, situate in the valley of the Waveney, 2 ½ miles south-east from Diss station, 97 from London, and 3 north-east from Eye. The church of St. Nicholas stands on an eminence, half a mile from the village, has a square tower, nave and chancel. The register commences in 1538. The living is a rectory, annexed to that of Brome, joint annual value £560, in the gift of Sir E. C. Kerrison, Bart., M.P., and held by the Rev. George Mapletoft Paterson, M.A., of Lincoln College, Oxford. Sir Edward Clarence Kerrison, Bart., MP, who is lord of the manor, owns the whole of the property (except five small cottages). Near Oakley Park is Oakley House, the residence of Admiral Sir Baldwin W. Walker, Bart., C.C.B., J.P. The town land lets for £22 per annum, the proceeds of which are appropriated to the use of the church. The population in 1861 was 332; the area is 1,280 acres; the gross estimated rental is £2,203, and the rateable value £1,971.
* Parish Clerk, Emmanuel Atkins.
* Letters received through Scole by foot post. There is a wall letterbox in Oakley Street, cleared at 6.15 p.m. on weekdays, & at 9.45 a.m. on Sundays. The nearest money order office & post office savings bank is at Eye
* Assistant Overseer, William Clarke, The Street
* Walker Admiral Sir Baldwin Wake, Bart. E.C.B., J.P. Oakley house
* Seymour, one of James' sons was listed as a carpenter
* More photos and the church history can be found http://www.suffolkchurches.co.uk/oakley.html.

Children of James Hunt and Elizabeth Edwards


  1. International Genealogical Index (IGI), birth:     Suffolk County, England
    residence:     England
    parents:     Benjamin Hunt, Mary Hunt
    record title:     England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    name:     James Hunt
    gender:     Male
    baptism/christening date:     18 May 1778
    baptism/christening place:     Occold, Suffolk, England
    birthplace:     Suffolk County, England
    father's name:     Benjamin Hunt
    mother's name:     Mary Hunt
    indexing project (batch) number:     C04296-8
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     887392.
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI), https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NJK6-WYC
    groom's name: James Hunt
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    bride's name: Elizabeth Edwards
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    marriage date: 28 Jul 1800
    marriage place: Occold, Suffolk, England
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    indexing project (batch) number: M01634-0
    system origin: England-EASy
    source film number: 989618
    reference number: 1800-1801
    Collection: Elizabeth Edwards, "England, Marriages, 1538–1973. "
  3. International Genealogical Index (IGI), Groom's Name:      William Pettit
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    Bride's Name:      Rose Hunt
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    Marriage Date:      26 May 1828
    Marriage Place:      Oakley, Suffolk, England
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    Indexing Project (Batch) Number:      M13242-1
    System Origin:      England-ODM
    Source Film Number:      989583.
  4. International Genealogical Index (IGI), marriage:     18 Jul 1831 —Oakley, Suffolk, England
    spouse:     Lewis Ling
    record title:     England Marriages, 1538–1973
    groom's name:     Lewis Ling
    bride's name:     Elizabeth Hunt
    marriage date:     18 Jul 1831
    marriage place:     Oakley, Suffolk, England
    indexing project (batch) number:     M13247-1
    system origin:     England-ODM
    source film number:     98.
  5. Free parish registers, online http://www.freereg.org.uk,      Norfolk
    Place     Sprowston
    Church     St Mary & St Margaret with Beeston St Andrew
    RegisterNumber     3
    MarriageDate     26 Dec 1837
    GroomForename     Levi
    GroomSurname     HUNT
    GroomAge     30
    GroomParish     Sprowson
    GroomCondition     Bachelor
    GroomOccupation     Weaver
    GroomAbode     Sprowston
    BrideForename     Ann
    BrideSurname     LEVERETT
    BrideAge     21
    BrideParish     Sprowston
    BrideCondition     Spinster
    BrideAbode     Sprowston
    GroomFatherForename     James
    GroomFatherSurname     HUNT
    GroomFatherOccupation     Wheelright
    BrideFatherForename     Wm.
    BrideFatherSurname     LEVERETT
    BrideFatherOccupation     Labourer
    WitnessOneForename     Benjamin
    WitnessOneSurname     BLAKE
    WitnessTwoForename     Frederica
    WitnessTwoSurname     HUNT
    Notes     Groom Signed Bride Marked.
    FileNumber     14417.
  6. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, FISK      David            Hoxne      13     617.
  7. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, Copy received from Jean Eastoe.
  8. Free UK BDM index from 1837, online http://freebmd.rootsweb.com, HUNT      James            Hartismere      13     326.
  9. Burials in Britain, DB - National Burial Index (Britain), James HUNT Date 8 Nov 1844 Aged 71 Place Oakley Description St Nicholas Denomination Anglican County code SFK.
  10. International Genealogical Index (IGI), burial:     17 Feb 1804 —Occold, Suffolk, England
    parents:     James Hunt, Elizabeth Hunt
    record title:     England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991
    name:     John Hunt
    gender:     Male
    burial date:     17 Feb 1804
    burial place:     Occold, Suffolk, England
    father's name:     James Hunt
    mother's name:     Elizabeth Hunt
    indexing project (batch) number:     B02942-8
    system origin:     England-EASy
    source film number:     887404.
  11. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, downloaded Family Search site image 7.
  12. Certificate or Original Parish Reg Entry, Extract from original records, downloaded Family Search site image 9.
  13. International Genealogical Index (IGI), residence:     Suffolk, England
    parents:     James Hunt, Elizabeth
    record title:     England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
    name:     Charles Hunt
    gender:     Male
    baptism/christening date:     24 Aug 1819
    baptism/christening place:     SUFFOLK COUNTY BTS,SUFFOLK,ENGLAND
    father's name:     James Hunt
    mother's name:     Elizabeth
    indexing project (batch) number:     C13227-1
    system origin:     England-ODM
    source film number:     unknown.