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American Ancestors: Hunters in the Great Migration Study Project

Listed are 86 records for Name: Hunter

Christian HUNTER
Migration: 1635
Ship: Blessing
Date: 13 Jul 1635

“Christian Hunter,” aged 20, was enrolled at London as a passenger for New England on the Blessing [Hotten 108]).
First Residence: Salem
Birth: About 1615
Death: Salem 18 March 1676 [MD3:198].
Marriage: Plymouth 20 October 1636 Richard More

Source: Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volume III, G-H

Writing My Book: Part I

After many years of collecting data, photos, stories, names and places I decided to put all those years of time well spent into a book. I want to present it to my Clan Hunter Chief, Madam Pauline Hunter of Hunterston at our next Clan Hunter Gathering this coming September, 2020.

This post is about making a Stylesheet. Being a member of American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society I am trying to do as well as they suggest in writing my book the way it should be done.

By doing this Stylesheet it will be a quick reference to establish consistency from start to finish in how words are spelled, hyphenated, capitalized, and abbreviated. Also, I will be able to standardize how I abbreviate my citations.

Tip One: Building a sketch in Register style (Descendancy Format).

Tip Two: Building a sketch for an ancestor table (Ahnentafel).

Tip Three: On first mention of a place in a sketch, include city/town,county,
and state/country; later shorten to city.

Use the day-month-year style: 23 October 1900.

If exact date is unknown, estimate based on evidence: “born ca.
1485”, “died before 1577.”

If exact place is unknown, omit or give the likely place: “born
probably at Hunterston.

If name is unknown, use blank lines: “He married Elizabeth ________.

I will be using Microsoft Word’s bookmarking function which automatically numbers people in a genealogy.

Favorite keyboard shortcuts:
Boldface: Ctrl-B
Italic: Ctrl-l
Small caps: Ctrl-Shift-K
Superscript: Ctrl-Shift+

Tip Four: Man’s number is always even and woman’s is odd.

Tip Five: An ancestor table, or ahnenafel, presents a direct line of ancestors, beginning at or near the present time and going back to the earliest known ancestors. The subject of the ancestor table is number 1; parents are numbered 2 and 3; paternal grandparents are numbers 4 and 5; maternal grandparents are 6 and 7, etc.

West Highland Museum

Happy Valentine’s Day!

As we all know as Hunters our Hunterston Brooch on display at the Scottish Museum is a very special part of our heritage.

On display at the West Highland Museum is a traditional Scottish brooch celebrating love and today I would like to share that beautiful heartbrooch. It was usually gifted by a man on his betrothal to his sweetheart, or to the bride by the groom on their wedding day.

This type of brooch, sometimes called a Luckenbooth brooch, is still a very popular gift for weddings today. Many Scots gift the brooch as a symbol of Scottish tradition and good luck.

Genealogy Sketch for Elizabeth Catherine Hunter “Miss Hunter”

Happy Valentines Day to all. This is always a favorite holiday of mine, and since I just received a beautiful note from a high school friend with a photo of myself which brings back a lot of memories of those years at Charleston High School in my hometown of Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia.


Remembering my past on Valentines Day, I thought this would be the perfect day to share a Genealogy Sketch of Kitty Hunter.

Catherine 'Kitty' Hunter, Lady Clarke by Nathaniel Hone the elder, RA (Dublin 1718 ¿ London 1784)

ELIZABETH CATHERINE HUNTER was born 1743, descendant of Edward III. Her father was stationed at Rotterdam in 1746 and she grew up Waverley Abbey House, Surrey (after 1747). Her father was Thomas Orby Hunter, Mp.

Miss Kitty Hunter’s portrait above hangs at Ickworth House and dated in 1780 (age 37).

If I am ever in England I plan on visiting The Riding School, Wilton House in the North Forecourt of Wilton House which is now a visitors centre.

She had an affair 1762 with the married Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke [born 1734, descendant of Edward III].

She had another affair 1763 with the married (but separated) Augustus Hervey, later the 3rd Earl of Bristol [born 1724, descendant of Henry VII].

She finally married 12 Feb 1770 to Capt. Alured Clarke [later Field Marshal Sir Alured Clarke, born 1744], no issue. She died 1795.

Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)

I am a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), and in my Hunter surname study I have included two in my own lineage, but have found several other Hunters listed.

This subject is my 9th post in the Guild of One-name Studies (GOONS) blog challenge 2020.

In the Index of the Rolls of Honor (Ancestor’s Index) Lineage Books I found




If you notice I did post the entire list for that page because in my study the surname HUNT is considered a variant. I have learned in my study that some do not include the surname as a Variant.

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