FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
AND ELIZABETH FREESTONE
Thomas Hunt was christened 5 December 1612 in Cropredy, the son of John Hunt and Elizabeth Gibbins. He married Elizabeth Freestone 26 October 1640 in Cropredy.
"Their five sons and one daughter born between 1641 and 1655 must have felt keenly the unrest of the times, but also the hopes of those who had been educated and brought up to read, who could now find in print material once suppressed by the clergy. They also had to live through the battle of Cropredy Bridge and the divisions between their neighbours. 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 mentioned in the Hearth Tax for Cropredy. He died
and was buried 1 September 1670 in Cropredy.
An inventory exists for him:
A True inventory of all the
goodes of Thomas Hunt deceased
1670 September 6
Pursel and waring aparell
The detes that we now owing is this £5d
Indetted to the landlord halve eaves Rente 13 - 2 - 6
One som of his
Detes £29 - 12 - 6
Witnes Nehemiah Mansill
Elizabeth married again, to a Mr.
Ward in 1683. Elizabeth died and was buried 27 March 1683 in
An Administration was made for
Elizabeth. The administrator was John Hunt, her grandson, a
Admin. of Elizabeth Ward dated 1 June 1683
Item for the cow £1 - 10s
There was £4-18s-8d due to said Elizabeth
Ward for rent in trust which may not be paid to have a legall
discharge without an order from this court
Sum total £6 - 19s - 0d
The said Elizabeth Ward doth owe for half a yearr dyet £3 - 0 - 0
1. John, christened 23 January 1641 in Cropredy; worked
as a baker; married Mary; he died 22 Oct 1699 in Cropredy, and
left a will.
2. Justinian, christened 3 March 1643 in Cropredy;
worked as a glazier; buried 20 May 1674 in Cropredy; left a will
dated 1674 mentioning his loving mother, brothers John, Timothy,
Adam, and Thomas, and sister Anne Kimball .
*3. Thomas, christened 2 November 1646 in Cropredy;
worked as a glazier; married Elizabeth Warren; buried 13 January
1690/1 in Cropredy; left a will and inventory.
Baptism record for Thomas Hunt in Cropredy: "Thomas Hunt the
sonn of Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth his wife baptized the second
day of November"
4. Anne, christened 13 July 1649 in Cropredy; married Mr. Kimnel.
Baptism record for Timothy Hunt in Cropredy: "Timothy Hunt
the sunne of Thomas Hunt and Elizabeth his wife was baptized
the xxiij day of November"
6. Addum (Adam), christened 13 April 1655; worked as a
SOURCES: Cropredy parish registers; “The Town of Cropredy”,
Pamela Keegan; inventory of Thomas Hunt; administration of
Elizabeth Freestone Hunt Ward; will of Justinian Hunt, 1674 on
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