Richard Hunt, 17971852 (aged 55 years)

Name
Richard /Hunt/
Given names
Richard
Surname
Hunt
Birth March 29, 1797
Immigration April 10, 1817 (aged 20 years)
Text:

Richard and William Hunt were brothers, tried at the Old Bailey on 25 Oct 1815 and sentenced to 7 years for stealing 4 silver spoons and wine from the Sadler's Hall, London. He arrived in New South Wales in April on the ship 'Morley'. and William Aug 1817. Richard was sent to Liverpool and William to Van Diemens Land. Richard was granted his absolute pardon in about 1819.

Text:

The Old Bailey transcript: RICHARD HUNT and WILLIAM HUNT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October, four silver table spoons, value 3 l. twelve bottles of wine, value 2 l. and twelve glass bottles, value 2 s. the property of the Wardens of the Sadler's Company.

JOHN LIMBRICK. I am a police officer. On the morning of the 4th of October, we met the two prisoners, one with a basket and the other with a handkerchief. I asked them what they had there; they said, wine, from Sadler's Hall, which was the perquisites of their father, who was beadle there. I was not satisfied with that aNew South Waleser, and took them both into custody; I took them to the office, and searched them, and found four silver table spoons on Richard Hunt, wrapped up in a piece of paper, which is a leaf of this account book, which belongs to Sadler's Hall. I found on William Hunt this key, which I delivered to Mr. Clark, at the Hall.

WALTER LEE. I am also a police officer, and was in company with the last witness, and found a duplicate for a silver spoon on William Hunt ; that spoon appeared by the duplicate to have been pawned at Mr. Essex's, in Aldersgate-street.

ROBERT ESSEX. I am a pawnbroker, in Aldersgate-street I produce some spoons, pawned at my house; originally there were two pawned, in September, and on the 3rd of October, one was released. and a new duplicate given for the remaining one.

SARAH LUCAS I am hall-keeper in the Sadler's Company. I know the prisoner William Hunt. In consequence of his father's infirmity as beadle, he was permitted to do his duty. On the 3rd of October, there was a dinner at the Hall. I have looked at the four spoons produced by the officers, and know them to belong to the Company; before they were lost, they had all the Company's arms on them.

MR. THOMAS CLARKE. I am clerk to the Sadler's Company. The officer, Limbrick, brought me a key, which opened a small door in the cellar, where on a shelf we found a skeleton key, which opened the wine cellar. I got the treasury broken open, and found two spoons, with the Company's arms filed out; also a file, with silver in the teeth, and a polishing stone, which when used, would take of the marks of the file. In consequence of an information which I received, and which I supposed came from the prisoners, I sent Mr. Ness, my clerk, to them; I made use of neither promise nor threat.

CHARLES NESS. I was sent to the prisoners in the New Prison, Clerkenwell. William Hunt gave me this paper, and said, if that was not sufficient, he would write more. It is a statement of various articles which they have stolen, and how they can be recovered.

RICHARD HUNT, GUILTY, aged 18.

WILLIAM HUNT, GUILTY, aged 21.

Transported for Seven Year.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

MarriageLydia BarberView this family
February 12, 1821 (aged 23 years)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Census November 1828 (aged 31 years)
Text:

Hunt, Richard, 31, free by servitude, Morley 1, 1817, 7 years, Protestant, saddler and farmer, Parramatta Hunt, Lydia, 25, born in the colony Hunt, Charles William, 7, born in the colony Hunt, George Thomas, 5, born in the colony Hunt, Eliza, 3, born in the colony Hunt, Thomas Barber, 5m, born in the colony

MarriageSarah Bishop EllisonView this family
November 30, 1836 (aged 39 years)
Address: St Johns
Occupation
Carriage and harness maker

Text:

After gaining his ticket of leave, Richard worked as a harness maker and was able to purchase land in the Dural area. He purchased town land in the news township of Gundagai and carried on his business as a harness maker.

Death June 25, 1852 (aged 55 years)
Cause of death: Drowned
Text:

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser Sat 17 Jul 1852: 'Deaths. At Gundagai, by the late flood of June 24th, 1852, Mr. Richard Hunt, formerly of Parramatta, saddler and harness maker, together with his Wife and Four Children. Mr. Richard Hunt was born at Winchester, England, March 29, 1797: aged 55 years. He was a very old and much loved colonist ; his untimely fate is much regretted by a large circle of friends, and by the writer of these lines, Joseph Wagden, saddler of West Maitland.'

Sydney Morning Herald Sat 10 Jul 1852: THE LAMENTED DEATH of MR. RICHARD HUNT. - A more than ordinary degree of sorrow is felt by a number of the inhabitants of this town, at the circumstances of the death of Mr. Hunt, who, with his wife and four children, was lauched into eternity by the late flood at Gundagai. Mr Hunt, whilst residing amonst us, was for a number of years a useful member of society. He was one of the small number who joined the Late Rev. S. Marsden in forming the Benevolent Society in this place, and for some time held the office of Secretary. For many years he superintended a flourishing Sunday School ; and was ever ready to entertain strangers. He exhibited to his family an example of piety by assembling morning and evening for religions devotion ; and his daily practice proved his sincerity, for of him it might be said "he never turned away his face from any poor man". Mr. Hunt was the principal correspondent in the remonstrance with the Government to shift the settlement ; and two years ago, when in this town expressed his fears that Gundagai would be destroyed. May the lamented death of our respected townsman and friend, teach us to apply our hearts unto wisdom.'

Burial
Cemetery: St. John's Cemetery
Note: Richard's headstone is inscribed:

Richard's headstone is inscribed: Sacred to the memory of DAVID CHILDS BARBER who died 7th Novbr. 1811 aged 10 years Also WILLIAM HUNT who died April 26 1826 aged 17 days LYDIA HUNT who died Octbr. 14th 1835 Aged 32 years Also SARAH JANE HUNT Born 25th Octbr. 1837 Died 16th July 1840 Aged 2 years 9 Months All Flesh is Grass Also of RICHARD HUNT who was drowned at Gundegai 25th June 1852 Aged 52 Years.

Family with parents
father
elder brother
17921865
Birth: about 1792
Death: January 9, 1865Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
himself
17971852
Birth: March 29, 1797Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Lydia Barber
himself
17971852
Birth: March 29, 1797Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18031835
Birth: October 13, 1803 42 37Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 14, 1835Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 12, 1821Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
12 months
son
18221896
Birth: January 31, 1822 24 18Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 19, 1896Ipswich, Queensland, Australia
17 months
son
18231899
Birth: July 2, 1823 26 19Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: August 19, 1899Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
daughter
18251890
Birth: July 11, 1825 28 21Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: September 5, 1890Petersham, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18281908
Birth: May 3, 1828 31 24Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1908Geelong, Victoria, Australia
5 years
daughter
Hunt, Lydia (1833-1881)
18331881
Birth: March 15, 1833 35 29Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 16, 1881Dural, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
-7 years
son
18261826
Birth: April 9, 1826 29 22Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 26, 1826Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Family with Sarah Bishop Ellison
himself
17971852
Birth: March 29, 1797Winchester, Hampshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
wife
18191852
Birth: March 8, 1819 54 31Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: November 30, 1836Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
daughter
18371840
Birth: October 25, 1837 40 18Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: July 16, 1840Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
5 years
daughter
18421852
Birth: September 6, 1842 45 23Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
13 months
son
18431852
Birth: October 2, 1843 46 24Prospect, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
4 years
daughter
18471852
Birth: 1847 49 27
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
son
18491852
Birth: 1849 51 29
Death: June 25, 1852Gundagai, South West Slopes, New South Wales, Australia
BirthSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
ImmigrationSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
Text:

Richard and William Hunt were brothers, tried at the Old Bailey on 25 Oct 1815 and sentenced to 7 years for stealing 4 silver spoons and wine from the Sadler's Hall, London. He arrived in New South Wales in April on the ship 'Morley'. and William Aug 1817. Richard was sent to Liverpool and William to Van Diemens Land. Richard was granted his absolute pardon in about 1819.

ImmigrationUniversity of Sheffield. Humanities Research Institute. The Proceedings of the Old Bailey: London's Central Criminal Court, 1674 to 1913. [database on-line]. Sheffield: the Institute, 2003-2008
Text:

The Old Bailey transcript: RICHARD HUNT and WILLIAM HUNT were indicted for stealing, on the 4th of October, four silver table spoons, value 3 l. twelve bottles of wine, value 2 l. and twelve glass bottles, value 2 s. the property of the Wardens of the Sadler's Company.

JOHN LIMBRICK. I am a police officer. On the morning of the 4th of October, we met the two prisoners, one with a basket and the other with a handkerchief. I asked them what they had there; they said, wine, from Sadler's Hall, which was the perquisites of their father, who was beadle there. I was not satisfied with that aNew South Waleser, and took them both into custody; I took them to the office, and searched them, and found four silver table spoons on Richard Hunt, wrapped up in a piece of paper, which is a leaf of this account book, which belongs to Sadler's Hall. I found on William Hunt this key, which I delivered to Mr. Clark, at the Hall.

WALTER LEE. I am also a police officer, and was in company with the last witness, and found a duplicate for a silver spoon on William Hunt ; that spoon appeared by the duplicate to have been pawned at Mr. Essex's, in Aldersgate-street.

ROBERT ESSEX. I am a pawnbroker, in Aldersgate-street I produce some spoons, pawned at my house; originally there were two pawned, in September, and on the 3rd of October, one was released. and a new duplicate given for the remaining one.

SARAH LUCAS I am hall-keeper in the Sadler's Company. I know the prisoner William Hunt. In consequence of his father's infirmity as beadle, he was permitted to do his duty. On the 3rd of October, there was a dinner at the Hall. I have looked at the four spoons produced by the officers, and know them to belong to the Company; before they were lost, they had all the Company's arms on them.

MR. THOMAS CLARKE. I am clerk to the Sadler's Company. The officer, Limbrick, brought me a key, which opened a small door in the cellar, where on a shelf we found a skeleton key, which opened the wine cellar. I got the treasury broken open, and found two spoons, with the Company's arms filed out; also a file, with silver in the teeth, and a polishing stone, which when used, would take of the marks of the file. In consequence of an information which I received, and which I supposed came from the prisoners, I sent Mr. Ness, my clerk, to them; I made use of neither promise nor threat.

CHARLES NESS. I was sent to the prisoners in the New Prison, Clerkenwell. William Hunt gave me this paper, and said, if that was not sufficient, he would write more. It is a statement of various articles which they have stolen, and how they can be recovered.

RICHARD HUNT, GUILTY, aged 18.

WILLIAM HUNT, GUILTY, aged 21.

Transported for Seven Year.

London Jury, before Mr. Recorder.

MarriageSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
CensusCensus of New South Wales November 1828, ed. by Malcolm R. Sainty and Keith A. Johnson. Sydney: Library of Australian History, 1985 ie. 1980
Text:

Hunt, Richard, 31, free by servitude, Morley 1, 1817, 7 years, Protestant, saddler and farmer, Parramatta Hunt, Lydia, 25, born in the colony Hunt, Charles William, 7, born in the colony Hunt, George Thomas, 5, born in the colony Hunt, Eliza, 3, born in the colony Hunt, Thomas Barber, 5m, born in the colony

MarriageSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
OccupationDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
Text:

After gaining his ticket of leave, Richard worked as a harness maker and was able to purchase land in the Dural area. He purchased town land in the news township of Gundagai and carried on his business as a harness maker.

DeathSpurway, John, ed. Australian Biographical and Genealogical Record. Series 1, 1788-1841, with series 2 supplement, 1842-1899. Sydney: A.B.G.R., 1992
DeathNational Library of Australia. Trove: one search...a wealth of information. [database on-line].
Text:

The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser Sat 17 Jul 1852: 'Deaths. At Gundagai, by the late flood of June 24th, 1852, Mr. Richard Hunt, formerly of Parramatta, saddler and harness maker, together with his Wife and Four Children. Mr. Richard Hunt was born at Winchester, England, March 29, 1797: aged 55 years. He was a very old and much loved colonist ; his untimely fate is much regretted by a large circle of friends, and by the writer of these lines, Joseph Wagden, saddler of West Maitland.'

Sydney Morning Herald Sat 10 Jul 1852: THE LAMENTED DEATH of MR. RICHARD HUNT. - A more than ordinary degree of sorrow is felt by a number of the inhabitants of this town, at the circumstances of the death of Mr. Hunt, who, with his wife and four children, was lauched into eternity by the late flood at Gundagai. Mr Hunt, whilst residing amonst us, was for a number of years a useful member of society. He was one of the small number who joined the Late Rev. S. Marsden in forming the Benevolent Society in this place, and for some time held the office of Secretary. For many years he superintended a flourishing Sunday School ; and was ever ready to entertain strangers. He exhibited to his family an example of piety by assembling morning and evening for religions devotion ; and his daily practice proved his sincerity, for of him it might be said "he never turned away his face from any poor man". Mr. Hunt was the principal correspondent in the remonstrance with the Government to shift the settlement ; and two years ago, when in this town expressed his fears that Gundagai would be destroyed. May the lamented death of our respected townsman and friend, teach us to apply our hearts unto wisdom.'

BurialDunn, Judith, The Parramatta cemeteries: St John's. Parramatta: Parramatta and District Historical Society, 1991
Burial

Richard's headstone is inscribed: Sacred to the memory of DAVID CHILDS BARBER who died 7th Novbr. 1811 aged 10 years Also WILLIAM HUNT who died April 26 1826 aged 17 days LYDIA HUNT who died Octbr. 14th 1835 Aged 32 years Also SARAH JANE HUNT Born 25th Octbr. 1837 Died 16th July 1840 Aged 2 years 9 Months All Flesh is Grass Also of RICHARD HUNT who was drowned at Gundegai 25th June 1852 Aged 52 Years.