FAMILY GROUP RECORD OF
JOHN HUNT AND
John Hunt was christened 21 November
1585 in Cropredy, the son of Justinyan and
Elizabeth Hunt. John was listed as a scholar from Cropredy
at Williamscot School in 1598 and as one of "ye Lordes
Scollers" in 1604. This was a school for boys from eight
to eighteen. He is listed as a scholar and a husbandman. John
married Elizabeth Gibbins 9 May 1610 in Cropredy.
John appears in the list of Easter
Offerings for the village:
1613 Jno. Hunt (wife)
1614 Jno. Hunt
1615 Jno. Hunt
1616 Jno. Hunt
1617 Jno. Hunt
1618 Jhon Hunt
1619 Jhon Hunt
1624 John Hunt et uxor
John and Elizabeth had nine
children. Elizabeth’s mother, widow Gibbons, came to live with
the Hunts and provide help to the household. This is the
Margaret Gibbins who was buried in Cropredy 17 February 1633/4.
"Other reasons for employing maids or recalling daughters,
would appear to be the loss of a grandma or a maternal
grandmother's arrival at the house in need of care and
attention, though when Mrs. Hunt's mother widow Gibbons,
arrived on the Green, she must have been able to help for no
extra maid was employed." (The Town of Cropredy)
John died and was buried 2 July
1641 in Cropredy.
John died in 1641, leaving a will
in the Perogative Court of Canturbury:
John Hunt the elder of Cropredy
in the countie of Oxon yeoman deceased Did in the time of his
sickness whereof he dyed and the daie and yere above said gave
and bequeathe unto Elizabeth his wife all his goods and
cattells. And desired her to be good to his children all which
words the said John Hunt spake in the presence and hearing of
Elizabeth Hunt Relict of John Snr.
John and Elizabeth had the following
*1. Thomas, christened 5 December 1612 in
Cropredy; married Elizabeth Freestone 26 October 1640 in
Cropredy; listed in the Hearth Tax; buried 1 September 1670 in
2. John, christened 28 June 1616 in Cropredy.
3. Margaret, christened 17 February 1618/9 in
4. Anne, christened 11 August 1621 in Cropredy.
5. Justinian, christened 23 January 1623/4 in
Cropredy; lived in the Bakehouse in Church Lane; married
Ffrancis; died 3 May 1650 in Cropredy.
6. Richard, christened 30 March 1628 in Cropredy.
7. Catherine, christened 6 August 1630 in
8. Elizabeth, christened 23 January 1632/3 in
9. Antonie, christened 8 November 1635 in
9. Foulke, christened 31 July 1638 in Cropredy.
SOURCES: Cropredy parish register;
Cropredy Bishop's Transcripts; “The Town of Cropredy”, Pamela
Keegan: "The Registers of Williamscote School",
Cake & Cockhorse, Banbury Historical Society, January
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