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 burial 1690

Burial record for Thomas Hunt in Cropredy:
"Thomas Hunt was buryed on the thirteenth day of January, 1690"

Thomas Hunt left a will dated 1690:


Thomas Hunt will 1691

Will of Thomas Hunt of Cropredy, 1690

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

in the presense of us


Thomas Abbitts, Thomas Hunt

his mark
Thomas Warren

Thomas Hunt signature 1691

      Signature and seal of Thomas Hunt of Cropredy, 1690


Inventory of Thomas Hunt of Cropredy taken March 6 1690


Purse and apparell

money owing in his booke
the winter corn growing upon the ground
barley in the barne and malte in the
house and the pulse and oats
the horses cowes and swine
the sheepe
the wagon and little cart and a dung cart
the bed and beding and goods in the parlour
the goodes in the hall
the goodes in the chamber
brass and pewter
glase and glase bottles and
lead and bowles
the trumpery and timber

Sum sixtey pounds


John Haselwood

Thomas Warren

Exhibited June 1691 by Elizabeth Hunt

Elizabeth only lived a few years after Thomas died. She was buried 11 April 1696.

Elizabeth Hunt burial

Burial record for Elizabeth Hunt in Cropredy:
"Elizabeth Hunt was buryed on the eleventh day of Aprill: 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.

Justinian Hunt baptism

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 Cropredy.

SOURCES: Will of Thomas Hunt, proven 8 June 1691, in Banbury; Cropredy parish register, by corresp.; Cropredy parish register;


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