Was Susan Hunting, wife of Edward Richards, the daughter of William Hunting of Hoxne, Suffolk, England? [closed]

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Does anyone have a subscription to the National Genealogical Society Quarterly? I'm hoping for a lookup of an article in Vol. 74, March 1986, of Robert Charles Anderson's Clark, Hunting, and Wheelock Families of Dedham, Massachusetts: Some English Clues. He apparently discusses John Hunting of Dedham, Mass., a son of William & Margaret (--?--) Hunting of Hoxne, Suffolk, England. 
I am curious to know if there is any discussion of a Susan or Susanna Hunting who married Edward Richards, both of Dedham, Mass., who married Edward Richards. 
In Abner Morse's Genealogical Register of the Descendants of Several Ancient Pilgrims, Vol. 3, p. 105, he says, "Elder John Hunting of Watertown had decided on removing to Dedham, and Edward [Richards] had probably become betrothed to Susan Hunting, whom he married Sept. 10, 1638, about 15 months after the principal planters moved to Dedham. She was doubtless the sister of Elder Hunting, and hose to live by her brother in Dedham, rather than remove with strangers to Hartford; and her lover preferred her pleasure to the society of his brother."
She is also mentioned as the sister of John Hunting in Jeremiah Richards' Richards Family [Also Metcalf, Aldis, Stratton, Wiswall, Barrett, Kidder, Peck, Crane, Monfort, and Carman families, all ancestral to Jeremiah Richards, b. 1844, and his wife Susan Adrianna Monfort.] though possibly from the same Abner Morse information.
WikiTree profile: Susan Richards
closed with the note: Found the publication.
in Genealogy Help by Bobbie Hall G2G6 Pilot (209k points)
closed by Bobbie Hall

Hi Bobbie Hall,

Hoping only to be helpful, Martin E. Hollick's 2006 work, New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2005 contains entry for John Huntin referencing two NGSQ articles. 

The first is, given as NGSQ 74:3-6--seems likely the article mentioned in the post as Robert Charles Anderson, "Clark, Hunting, and Wheelock Families of Dedham, Massachusetts: Some English Clues."

The second article, about four years later, is referenced as "NGSQ 78:85-97 (English Origins)." 

If you aren't able to gain access to information in these articles otherwise, you might consider using FamilySearch's "Photoduplication Service."

Thanks Gene! I'll see if I can find that one, too. Have also found a TAG article that's been helpful, which gives evidence of Susan's neice Esther (Hunting) Fisher. I think that will be sufficient to prove the relationships.

Hi Bobbie Hall,

"Have also found a TAG article that's been helpful, which gives evidence of Susan's neice Esther (Hunting) Fisher."

How cool is that. 

Connections supported by extended relationships like this are so often the most fun to work on. 

I'll read that TAG article as time permits. 

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Hi Bobbie Hall,

As below, suspect the information you are seeking will be found in the NGSQ article, volume 78, pages 85-97.

An Internet search for "John Hunting" and "Robert Charles Anderson" returns entries in the online family file of Bill Sholtz. Citing only "National Genealogical Society Quarterly: The English Origin of John Hunting (1602-1689) of Dedham, Massachusetts, Volume Info: Volume 78, Page: Page 85," entry about William and Margaret (Randolf) Hunting reports about 11 children, including John Hunting and Susanna Hunting. 


As "From Anderson," this compiler includes extended comments about William Hunting, referencing "Manorial records," property transfers recorded at "Pentecost court...," "manor survey," will of William Hunting among others.   

Entry regarding the daughter Susanna Hunting, again citing only the Anderson work, reports she was bp. Thrandeston, County Suffolk, England. 09 Dec 1611; d. Dedham, Massachusetts, 1684, m. there, 10 Sep 1638 to Edward Richards.


Updated: I had erroneously entered the parents' marriage date for that of Susanna and Edward. Corrected above.

by GeneJ X G2G6 Mach 5 (57.6k points)
edited by GeneJ X
Thanks for that GeneJ X! I just realized my local library has the NGSQ. Will track it down.

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