sir robert hunter founder of the nt

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Memorial To Sir Robert Hunter.

[To The Editor.]

Sir,–Many friends and fellow-workers of the late Sir Robert Hunter, K.C.B., have felt that there should be some suitable memorial to commemorate his life of service to the nation, and a committee has therefore been formed to carry out the proposal.

The committee has determined to appeal for funds to obtain a permanent record of his public career, not only as the legal adviser to the Post Office for 30 years, but as a founder and Chairman of the National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, and an untiring worker for the Commons Presevation Society and other kindred organisations for the protection of open spaces and rights-of-way.

Genealogy Sketch of Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, 1st bt.

Sir Claudius Stephen Hunter, 1st Bt. was born on 24 February 1775 at Beech Hill, Reading, Berkshire, England. He was the son of Henry Hunter and Mary Sloane. He married, firstly, Penelope Maria Free, daughter of James Free, on 15 July 1797. He married, secondly, Janet Fenton, daughter of James Fenton, on 25 October 1841. He died on 20 April 1851 at age 76 at Mortimer Hill, Reading, Berkshire, England.

He was admited to Lincoln’s Inn in 1797 entitled to practise as a solicitor. He held the office of Sheriff of London in June 1808. He held the office of Lord Mayor of London in 1811. He gained the title of 1st Baronet Hunter on 11 Decvember 1812.

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