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Ezekiel Hunt (1710 - 1747)

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Ezekiel Hunt
Born in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts Baymap
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Husband of — married 15 Apr 1732 (to 8 Sep 1742) in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
Husband of — married 8 Mar 1744 in Ipswich, Essex, Massachusettsmap
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Died [location unknown]
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Ezekiel Hunt was born July 15, 1710, the son of William Hunt and Sarah Newman.[1] He first married Susanna Berry, intentions 15 April 1732.[2] They had four children, born in Ipswich:[3]

  1. Ezekiel Hunt, born 6 Apr 1735
  2. Susanna Hunt, born 17 Oct 1736
  3. Nathaniel Hunt, born 15 Nov 1738 (listed as 15 : 7 br : 1738)
  4. William Hunt, born 28 Mar 1741

Ezekiel Hunt. listed as an Ipswich glazier, was brought to court for killing his wife Susanna on 8 September 1742 by repeatedly striking her on the head and eye with his fist, and she died in minutes. The Supreme Judicial Court found him guilty of homicide, and sentenced him to a year in jail from November 1742 to November 1743.[4] Released from jail, he married second the widow Elizabeth Hodgkins on March 8, 1744.[2]

NOTE: I have been unable to determine her maiden name or former husband. It could have been John Hodgkins, who married an Elizabeth Hovey in 1738, but I have found no death record for him.

Ezekiel and Elizabeth Hunt had three children, born in Ipswich:[3]

  1. Joseph Hunt, born 1744 (baptized 9 Sep 1753, "aged 10")
  2. Isaac Hunt, born 1746 (baptized 9 Sep 1753, twin, "aged 7")
  3. Rebecca hunt, born 1746 (baptized 9 Sep 1753, twin, "aged 7")


  1. Mass. Vital Records, Ipswich Births, p 252
  2. 2.0 2.1 Mass. Vital Records, Ipswich Marriages
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mass. Vital Records, Ipswich Births, p 202-203
  4. Mass. SJC Records, v 1740-4: 252, Suffolk File # 35360k, vol. 359, as contained in Massachusetts Homicides, 1741-1750

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