||of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland
||Apr 1734 (age 67)
||Newtown Square, Delaware, Pennsylvania
||St. David's Episcopal Churchyard, Radnor, Pennsylvania
- Died April 1734 in 67th year. Death date is written on headstone.
1. F Pa C5b pt. 6, serial #5116 Chester Co., Pa. Wills, 1714-1755, Will Bk, B, Vol 2, Will A.
2. Colonial Families of the U.S. by George Norbury Mackenzie, Vol 1, p. 274.
3, Record of St. David's Episcopal Church at Radnor, Dela. Co., Penn. G.S. call no. 974.814(R1)H2h p. 346.
John Hunter was a prominent churchman (Protestant) who moved to Ireland after the accession of King James II. Gilbert Cope said in "John Bull of Perkiomen" by Commodore James Henry Bull of the U.S. Navy p. 18: "From Ireland I obtained the statement that Peter Hunter, son of John and Anne, born 29 Feb 1656 at East Collingwith Owen Parish, Yorkshire, came into Ireland the year following and took to wife Jane Lee born 14 Apr 1653, daughter of Richard Lee on 6 Nov 1679. This Peter Hunter became a Friend or Quaker and the above is from their records. I have a copy of the certificate which he brought from Friends in the county of Wicklow in 1716. His brother John came about 1722(From Steel Family records state he came in 1711), was born about 1667 and was about 23 years old at the date of the battle of the Boyne in Ireland about 1690, was married in 1693, wounded at Blenheim in 1694 (from his military record.)"
The Christening date of Peter Hunter was found in Aughton Parish (at that time East Cottingwith was in the parish of Aughton) 30 Apr 1656. The record of child, Peter's wife, marriage date, parents, birthdate and places is from the Library of the Society of Friends, Eustace St., Dublin, Ireland. Marriage of 2nd child Susanna is in the the "Emigration of Irish Quakers into Pa," by Mr. A.C. Myers p. 289. Also on p. 304 is Peter Hunter of Ballenecarick, Wicklow,Ireland, wife and daughter Ann unmarried. Received into Mo, Mig Pa 6 mo 26, 1717, dated 11 mo 13, 1716 from Ballycand meeting.
When he arrived in America, he purchased a tract of land near Downingtown, Bhester County, PA, some twenty-five miles west of Philadelphia. At that time the place was situated so far in the backwoods that his wife refused to settle there, so the farm was given in charge of his oldest son John who resided there until his removal to West Chester Pa where he subsequently lived and died. After that John Hunter, the elder, bought part of the Williamson estate 350 acres in Newtown township, Delaware County (then Chester Co.) twelve miles west of the city of Philadelphia, pa where he passed the remainder of his life. His marriage in 1693 is based on inscription of wedding ring which says "Keep this in remembrance of me 1693."
||4 Mar 2013 |
||Margaret Albin, b. Abt 1668, Derbyshire, England |
|>||1. Mary Hunter, b. 1694, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , d. 18 Aug 1770, Chester County, Pennsylvania |
| ||2. Margaret Hunter, b. Abt 1696, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland |
| ||3. John Hunter, b. 1700, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , d. 1 Oct 1751 (wp), Whiteland, Chester, Pennsylvania |
| ||4. George Hunter, b. Abt 1702, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland |
| ||5. Elizabeth Hunter, b. Abt 1703, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , d. Bef 1744|
| ||6. Ann Hunter, b. Abt 1704, of Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland |
| ||7. William Hunter, c. 31 Dec 1706, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , bur. 15 Oct 1793, Newtown Square,Delaware,Pennsylvania |
|>||8. Martha Hunter, b. 21 Oct 1708, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , d. 15 Nov 1761|
| ||9. Peter Hunter, b. 29 Jul 1710, Rathdrum, Wicklow, Ireland , d. 25 Jul 1711|
| ||10. James Hunter, b. Abt 1711, Newtown Square, Delaware, Pennsylvania , d. 17 May 1782 (71st yr), Newtown Square, Delaware, Pennsylvania |
| ||11. Peter Hunter|
||29 Aug 2009 |
||Hunter, John (Capt.)|
Buried Pennsylvania, Delaware County, Radnor, St David's Episcopal Churchyard, Son of Peter Hunter and Ann (unknown), husband of Margaret Albin, father of William Hunter, who is the father of Edward Hunter, who is the father of William Hunter, who is the father of Edward Hunter, who is the father of Heman Hyde Hunter, who is the father of Oakley Hunter.