Steve Hunt
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Steve Hunt

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Steve Hunt
Born 1960s.
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I have been a researcher into family history since 1987 when I visited the parish church of Tockenham, Wiltshire, England, and examined the parish registers to reveal three further generations of the Hunt family (great grandfather, 2 greats and 3 greats grandfather) back to the early nineteenth century. Those registers are now held at the Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre, the place to visit if you have a particular interest in Wiltshire genealogy.

In addition to my interest in the genealogy of Wiltshiremen and Wiltshirewomen, I have a particular interest in the family of Thomas (Customer) Smythe, Esq. (abt 1522-1591) who was born in Corsham, Wiltshire, and also in the Livery Companies of the City of London.

There is a wonderful collection of portraits of Thomas Smythe's family, most of which are now owned by the Skinners' Company of the City of London.[1][2][3]

I am always delighted to hear from cousins, however distant, and fellow genealogists.

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I have a particular interest in the quality of genealogy, how it can be measured, and how quality data/quality indicators can be used to drive overall quality of the database.

I make use of Profile Criteria as an indicator of quality.

Another indicator is the number of in line citations within WikiTree profiles, which can be measured using the BioCheck App.

Status at the end of 2021:

  • Hunt-2329 Open Profiles examined by 'Bio Check' = 4424
  • Marked as Unsourced = 0
  • Profiles with 0 in line citations = 17
  • Profiles with 1 in line citation = 1338
  • Profiles with 2 in line citations = 1211
  • Profiles with 3 in line citations = 751
  • Profiles with >3 in line citations = 1107
  • Average in line citations per profile = 3.29

Status at the end of 2022:

  • Hunt-2329 Profiles examined by 'BioCheck' = 5534
  • Marked as Unsourced = 0
  • Profiles with 0 in line citations = 0
  • Profiles with 1 in line citation = 766
  • Profiles with 2 in line citations = 1133
  • Profiles with 3 in line citations = 839
  • Profiles with >3 in line citations = 2796
  • Average in line citations per profile = 4.75
  • Number of in line citations = 26,291
  • Profiles with known consistency issues 'Suggestions' as defined here = 0

Status at the end of 2023:

  • Hunt-2329 Profiles examined by 'BioCheck' = 5632
  • Marked as Unsourced = 0
  • Profiles with 0 in line citations = 0
  • Profiles with 1 in line citation = 693
  • Profiles with 2 in line citations = 747
  • Profiles with 3 in line citations = 594
  • Profiles with >3 in line citations = 3598
  • Average in line citations per profile = 5.55
  • Number of in line citations = 31,244
  • Profiles with known consistency issues 'Suggestions' as defined here = 0

Interesting Profiles

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13th Century

14th Century

15th Century

16th Century

17th Century

18th Century

  • Joseph Selby (1731-unknown) of Purton, Wiltshire, transported to one of his majesties colonies or plantations in America

Transcripts of Wills

Free Space Pages / Research Notes


  • The Hancock Nexus.[4]

finally, a thought

Verba volant, scripta manent


  1. Hearn, K (1995) Dynasties : painting in Tudor and Jacobean England 1530-1630. Tate Publishing.
  2. Treasures of the Royal Courts. Tudors, Stuarts & the Russian Tsars. Dmitrieva, O and Murdoch, T (Eds). V&A Publishing, 2013.
  3. A Set of Portraits of the Family of Thomas 'Customer' Smythe by Cornelis Ketel. Reviewing Committee on the Export of Works of Art and Objects of Cultural Interest. Expert's Statement. Arts Council, abt 2015.
  4. Hunt, S. The Hancock Nexus. Corsham Civic Society. Spotlight. September 2022, Vol. 19, Issue 2, pp 13-14 pdf.

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DNA Connections
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Steve or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Steve Hunt: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #265188
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Steve Hunt: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup J1c2c1, FTDNA kit #265188
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Hi! I've finished updating the profile of Thomas Cressett Esq. (abt.1455-bef.1522), reviewing and correcting the information that was from the Lewis database. I also posted a reply about the Magna Carta Project detaching Mary from Thomas's wife Jane Corbet.

Thanks for all your research on this family!

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Hi Steve! Thank you for improving the profile of Thomas Baldry (abt.1467-abt.1534). WikiTree says he's a lineal descendant of mine, but after several "Uncertain" relationships. Would you like to take over as PM for the profile? If so, just send me a trusted list request from Baldry-20.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you for improving the profile of Richard Vaughan (abt.1487-). At one point, I was a lineal descendant but I'm not anymore & have removed myself as manager. The profile is now an orphan, if you were interested.

Cheers, Liz

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
I was looking around at some of my ancestry for another profile and saw the tremendous work you have done with Baskerville profiles like my ancestor Ralph Baskerville, Esq.. Wow! I'm happy to see that you are really diligent in sourcing and an actual order to things... refreshing, actually! I'm a descendant of his only living heir, Jane (Baskerville) Milborne.

So I see that your own ancestry seems to hit a wall with Humphrey Baskerville of London. I have been there seeing a name carried back in time but being unable to connect the later one to a past line. I hope you do eventually solve that mystery and if you do, let me know!

EDIT: We must be closer cousins than I thought, but I don't know how. This is my ancestor, Edward Woodman. Maybe one day our Woodman lines will connect! Kington St Michael, Wiltshire and Corsham, Wiltshire are mere kilometers from each other as you know. Wild!

Good to meet you,distant cousin!


posted by Darrell Larocque
edited by Darrell Larocque
Moving for the moment from the Montgomerys to the Curzons: The generations of Curzons of Kedleston currently on Wikitree are consistent with the Visitation and other old books. However, your find on the date of marriage of John Curzon and Margaret Montgomery clearly conflicts, as does Margaret's correct place in the Montgomery pedigree. History of Parliament makes John who married Margaret Montgomery (Curzon-21) the same age as John married Joan Bagot (Curzon-2): the simplest explanation I can see is that they are one and the same (first and second marriages). That would make Richard Curzon-20 the same person as Richard Curzon-58. (The omits Curzon-20, but adds another John between Curzon-2 and Curzon-58.) Any thoughts?


posted by Stephen Heathcote
About all I can say at the moment is that the John Curzon who married Margaret Montgomery was a son of a John Curzon [Senior]. Sir Hugh Hussey married Joan the widow of John Curzon [Senior], and the lands were described as her dower, and so it seems reasonable to assume that John Curzon [senior] was the man who died in 1405, his widow was Joan, and his son and heir was the john Curzon who was born c 1393 and who married Margaret Montgomery on or before 1411.

Quite possibly John married second Joan Bagot.

HOP suggests John Curzon [Senior] was the son of a Roger Curzon.

posted by Steve Hunt
I'm trying to find and verify HOP's sources. So far it is looking as if the Visitation has added two duplicate generations (possibly because of the same John marrying twice), and everyone else has followed suit. Without dates, it's not obvious that there is an error.
posted by Stephen Heathcote
Thanks, Steve, for the excellent finds on the Nicholas Montgomerys. It's starting to make sense, I think.
posted by Stephen Heathcote
Nice Profile Steve! Love the lists. Mags
posted by Mags Gaulden
Steve has stood by me during my initial plunge into adding my family lineage. He has come to my aid in so many problems I have

faced with good strong help. Thank you Steve for being my great helper. Margaret Louise Drody Thompson 8/9/20

Wow! Thanks so much for the info you added to Smythe-91!
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

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