FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
AND ELIZABETH WARREN
Thomas Hunt was christened 2 November 1646 in Cropredy, the son of Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth Freestone. He married Elizabeth Warren. Elizabeth was the daughter of John and Katherine Warren. She was christened 30 April 1647 in Cropredy. Thomas was a glazier.
“John and Elizabeth had nine children, and eventually passed the farm to Thomas, a man who believed in setting all his sons to a useful trade, so that they were all able to remain in Cropredy... Only the Hunt family remain of the larger families. For generations the Hunts had leased one of the top farms, using all their skills to keep ahead. Younger sons also strove to get a glazier and plumbing business going and succeeded. This allowed them to stay in Cropredy.” (The Town of Cropredy; Pamela Keegan)
Thomas, was the third son (born in 1646), and the first of the Hunts to have their occupation listed as glazier. A local history comments, "The Hunts had slipped with all Cropredy in the 1670/80s into hard times. Gone were the prosperous days of 100 years before." (Keegan)
Thomas died and was buried 13
January 1690/1 in Cropredy.
Thomas Hunt left a will dated 1690:
THE WILL OF THOMAS HUNT
Will proven 8 June 1691 in Banbury
In the name of God, Amen, the
sixth of January in the year of our Lord one thousand six
hundred and ninety, I, Thomas Hunt of Cropredy in the County
of Oxon, Glaseur, being very sick and weak in body, yet of
sound and perfect memory, thanks be given to God for the same,
and knowing the uncertainty of this life on earth, decided to
settle things in order, do make this my Last will and
Testament in manner and forms following (that is to say),
First I commend my soul to God Almighty, assuredly believing
that I shall receive full pardon and remission of all my sins,
and be saved by the glorious death and meritts of by blessed
Saviour and Redeemer Jesus Christ. And my body to the earth
from whence it was taken in sure hope of resurrection, to be
buried in such decent and Christian manner as to my executors
herein after named shall seem meet and convenient. And as to
such worldly objects as the Lord in mercy hath lent me, my
will and meaning is that the same shall be employed as
hereafter by this my will is expressed. And I do hereby
renounce, revoke, and make void all and or any will and wills,
Testaments and Testaments by mee heretofore made either by
word or wrighting. And I ordain and appoint this to be my last
will and Testament and none other.
First I give and bequeath unto
my daughter Mary Hunt the sum of eight pounds of Lawfull money
of England to be paid unto her when she comes to the age of
one and twenty years. I allso give and bequeath unto my
daughter Elizabeth Hunt the sum of Tenn pounds of Lawfull
money of England to be paid unto her when she comes to the age
of one and twenty years. If either of them depart this life it
is my will that it shall be given unto the other. And all my
other goods, Cattles and Chattells, money, and whatsoever not
herein before bequeathed (my debts being paid and funerall
expenses discharged), I give and bequeath unto my wife
Elizabeth Hunt and Justinian my Son of Cropredy aforedsaid who
I appoint to be my executors of this my last will and
Testament for witness hereof I have set my hand and seals this
day and I do appoint Thomas Wyatt and my Brother Thomas Warren
to be overseers of this my last will and Testament.
Signed, sealed and published
Thomas Abbitts, Thomas Hunt
Inventory of Thomas Hunt of
Cropredy taken March 6 1690
Purse and apparell
Exhibited June 1691 by
Elizabeth only lived a few years
after Thomas died. She was buried 11 April 1696.
Elizabeth's only brother, Thomas Warren, died in 1710, leaving property to his nephew, Justinian Hunt, yeoman.
Thomas and Elizabeth had the following children:
1. Solomon, christened 11 April 1676 in Cropredy;
buried 14 April 1676 in Cropredy.
*2. Justinian, christened 15 July 1677 in
Cropredy, married 1) Sarah Batchelor 2 June 1719 in Cropredy, 2)
Alice Locke 13 Jan 1727 in Wickham, Banbury, Oxfordshire.
He was buried in 1 August
1753 in Cropredy.
Baptism record for Justinian Hunt in Cropredy:
"Justinian the sonn of Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth his wife was
baptized the 15th day of July, 1677"
3. Mary, christened 15 October 1679 in Cropredy.
4. Martha, christened 1 May 1682 in Cropredy.
5. Thomas, christened 21 May 1685 in Cropredy.
6. Elizabeth, christened 9 September 1687 in
SOURCES: Will of Thomas Hunt, proven 8 June 1691, in Banbury; Cropredy parish register, by corresp.; Cropredy parish register; www.ancestry.co.uk.