Jonathan Hunt

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Jonathan Hunt   see FAMILY TREE
Born: 1637 Cossington, Leiscestershire, England

Baptized: 04/Jun/1637 Leicester, St. Nicholas Church

 

   
Married: 03/Sep/1662 Hatfield, Hampshire, MA

 

   
Died: 29, Sep/1691 Northampton, Hampshire, MA (per gravestone) Northampton vital Records say 30/Sep/1691  
 
Buried: old Burying Ground, Northampton, Hampshire Co., MA   His marker reads:

DEACON IONAthAN HUNT AGED 54 yEARS HE DyED SEPt 29 1691
 

FATHER

Thomas Hunt

died: 03/Aug/1642 Cossington, Leicestershire, England

MOTHER

Margaret Webster

died: 19/Jun/1656 Cossington, Leicestershire, England

WIFE

Clemence Hosmer

CHILDREN

1. Thomas Hunt b. 23/Jun/1663

2. Jonathan Hunt b. 26/Jan/1664-65

3. John Hunt b. 22/dec/1667

4. Hannah Hunt b. 07/Jan/1668-69

5. Clemence Hunt b. 08/Jan/1670-71

6. Ebenezer Hunt b. 03/May/1673

7. Ebenezer Hunt b. 27/Feb/1765-76

8. Mary Hunt b. 24/Mar/1678-79

9. Sarah Hunt  b. 20/Jul/1682

10. Samuel Hunt b. 15/Sep/1684

The parents of Jonathan Hunt died in England and he and his sister, Mary came to Hartford, Ct by 1656 to live with their grandfather Governor John Webster. They  moved to Hadley, MA in 1659 during the religious dispute in Connecticut which led many settlers to establish new colonies at Hadley and Northampton.
(Hunt Families of Vermont by Mitchell J. Hunt; Oct 1990.)

He was a cooper and became a Deacon in the Northampton church in 1680, and held that post until his death. Deacon Hunt was elected Representative to the General Court in 1690, having held the offices of Selectman (several times), Tythingman, and sitting on many committees.

Hunt was granted permission to open a 'malt house' in 1684. Malted barley was the basic foundation of beer - the favored drink of young & old. He was both a Deacon & Selectman at this time.

 

 

 

 

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