Samuel Hunt

1692–10 October 1774 (Age 82)
Denby, Derbyshire, England

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Hunt was born in 1692, in Denby, Derbyshire, England, his father, William Hunt, was 24 and his mother, Sarah Walker, was 21. He married Anne Siston on 6 October 1719, in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 10 October 1774, in his hometown, at the age of 82.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Hunt
1692–1774
Anne Siston
1698–1778
Marriage: 6 October 1719
Samuel Hunt
1712–1751
Rosomond Hunt
1720–1776

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1719
Eastwood, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom
children

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    Samuel Hunt

    Male1712–1751Male

    Female1720–1776Female

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World Events (4)

1720 · South Sea Bubble

Age 28

The South Sea Bubble Bill was passed by the House of Lords in 1720. This allowed the South Sea company to monopolize trade with South America. The company underwrote the English National Debt which promised 5% interest from the government. As shares rose exponentially, many companies were created and many fortunes were made. The stocks crashed and many people lost their money which caused them to become destitute overnight and suicide was common. Robert Walpole took charge of the South Sea Bubble Financial Crisis by dividing the national debt between the Bank of England, the Treasury, and the Sinking Fund.
1752 · Gregorian Calendar is Adopted

Age 60

Gregorian calendar was adopted in England in 1752. That year, Wednesday, September 2, 1752, was followed by Thursday, September 14th, 1752, which caused the country to skip ahead eleven days.
1754 · Seven Years' War

Age 62

The Seven Years' War began as a North American conflict then stretched between England and France. England, along with allies, battled France in America, India, and Europe, making it arguably the first global war. The conflict ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1763 and England was victorious. The Seven Years' war ultimately led to discontent in the colonies and the American Revolution.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a hunter, Old English hunta (a primary derivative of huntian ‘to hunt’). The term was used not only of the hunting on horseback of game such as stags and wild boars, which in the Middle Ages was a pursuit restricted to the ranks of the nobility, but also to much humbler forms of pursuit such as bird catching and poaching for food. The word seems also to have been used as an Old English personal name and to have survived into the Middle Ages as an occasional personal name. Compare Huntington and Huntley .2 Irish: in some cases (in Ulster) of English origin, but more commonly used as a quasi-translation of various Irish surnames such as Ó Fiaich ( see Fee ).3 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Hundt .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel Hunt in entry for Joseph Hunt, "England, Derbyshire, Church of England Parish Registers, 1537-1918"
  • Samuel Hunt in entry for Joseph Hunt, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Samuel Hunt, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

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