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Gerald Aubrey Hunt (1929 - 2018)

Rev. Gerald Aubrey Hunt
Born in Vom, Nigeria, Africamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of [private wife (1930s - unknown)]
Father of , [private daughter (1960s - unknown)], [private son (1960s - unknown)] and [private son (1960s - unknown)]
Died at age 88 in Gatineau, Communauté-Urbaine-de-l'Outaouais, Quebec, Canadamap
Profile last modified | Created 20 Aug 2015
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Gerald Aubrey Hunt was born in Vom, Jos Plateau, Nigeria October 16, 1929. He was the son Rev. Aubrey Hunt and Enid Elizabeth Newcombe missionaries for the Sudan Interior Mission who were married in Nigeria (date to follow).

He spent the first six years of his life as the only white child before reaching school age. In those days, children of missionary children were housed in the Gowan's Home Collingwood, Ontario, while his parent's continued to serve in Africa.

At age 12, his father contracted yellow fever and he returned to Canada reuniting the family in the Toronto area.

He attended MacMaster University to obtain his BA and BD and went into Baptist ministry, first in French in Quebec City and Montreal, then moved to English minstry in St, Hilaire,QC, Brownsburg, QC, Arnprior, ON, Sudbury, ON and Whitby, ON

During his ministry, he did a lot of interesting things including corresponding with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in support of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 and received a two page signed response, a rarity from him in return.

He pioneered a number of ventures including support groups and extended the ministerials in which he served to have public images to show solidarity including a jogging club.

While in Whitby, he was called to Institutional Chaplaincy at age 55 and served in Toronto for 10 years visiting prisons and hospitals and training newer chaplains. He finished his career as visiting pastor at Yorkminster Baptist Church.

He retired to Wasaga Beach where he lived two decades and then his last three months in Gatineau, QC

Patralineal Line

As son of Aubrey and Enid his paternal great great grandparents are noted are noted as Charles, who married a daughter of Baron Pfeilitzer - who following the tree is the son of James, son of Henry, son of John "of Glangoole", the son of Captain Vere, the son of Henry and daughter of Lady Jane de Vere in Burke's landed gentry on the Hunts of Cummer More.


  • Birth certificate original possessed by Lloyd de Vere Hunt and family photos and notes from the village of Vom.
  • Marriage certificate from Sutton, QC possessed by Lloyd de Vere Hunt
  • Death certificate from Gatineau possessed by Lloyd de Vere Hunt
  • Patrilineal line Hunt of Cummer More in Burke's Landed Gentry 1912 [1]
  • Obituary [2]


Based on the MyHeritage Kits housed there, gedmatch, and FTDNA, Gerald Aubrey Hunt are identified as "Father" and "Son."

Father's Paternal Line Y

Lloyd (Hunt) de Vere Hunt, FTDNA kit #B231134 and his 6th cousin twice removed, Thomas Hunt, FTDNA kit #?????, match at a Genetic Distance of 3 of 37 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John of Glangoole Hunt. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 6 generations is 53.98% and within the last 7 generations is 63.58%.

Lloyd (Hunt) de Vere Hunt, FTDNA kit #B231134 and his 8th cousin, Living Hunt, son of Vere John Urquhart Hunt FTDNA kit #?????, match at a Genetic Distance of 3 of 37 markers thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Captain Vere Hunt. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 8 generations is 57.04%

Y 37 Marker - J- M172 (predicted J-L70) match on file at FTDNA. Match may be viewed at the Hunt FTNA page under Group 69 and match tips probabilities exceed 50% at their generation level[3].

In terms of overall proof, documentary proof is solid showing full continuity of family and two have an autosomal match as well as other family autosomal matches which have only possible link with the male line of this family

Vere David Urquhart Hunt descendant of Henry "of Ligadoon"Hunt Lloyd de Vere Hunt descendant of John "of Glangoole" Hunt by Margaret Bowles Thomas Hunt descendant of John "of Glangoole" Hunt by Anne Hicks

Father's Autosomal Line Y

DNA proof up this line at his father Dr. Bayly Rogers

The following matches show various lines emerging from the descent from his children Margaret Rogers wife of George Sackville Cotter and Alexander Rogers based on matches emerging from the late Rev. Gerald Aubrey Hunt and his son Lloyd de Vere Hunt. There are many examples but one from each provider has been selected. These are ones where all other possible links have been excluded - other than 2 but it is useful to see it in context for the next grouping

1. Vernon Lamar Kohn (FTDNA) shows a predicted relationship of 3 to 5th cousin to Gerald and Lloyd and is a 5th cousin and 5th cousin once removed respectively. The longest segment is chromosome 10, from 98953049 to 119441522 at 21.92 cm and with 5500 SNP and a minor depreciation to Lloyd at 21.69 and 5400 SNP. Discounting a tiny cm blip on Lloyd's the total cm is 36 for both kits.

2. Phyllis Deis (MyHeritage) shows a predicted relationship of 3rd to distant cousin to Gerald and Lloyd and is in fact 5th cousin, once removed to Gerald and 6th to Lloyd based on the longest segment of chromosome 10 from 98873351 to 120067450 rs144604145 rs17618810 22.8 cm for a total of 29.7‎ cm. The longest segment has minor depreciation to 20.4 cm to Lloyd for a total of 27 cm.

The other segment is on chromosome 2 from 23929979 to 31082274 from rs17045819 to rs929910 7 cm 3712 and through inverse triangulation is determined to related to Beall through Magruder on her side and Jackson on our side and will be commented elsewhere on the line with her match to others not related up the Pigott-Rogers line.

3. Greg Bryan-Martin (Gedmatch T071782) is predicted MIRC of 4.7 based on chromosome 10 from 98,953,049 to 119,477,694 on 22.0 cm, 5,254 SNPs. In Lloyd, the depreciation is slight to 21.5 cm and 5,203 SNPs and not significant to alter the MIRC. In fact, he is Gerald's fifth cousin and Lloyds fifth cousin once removed.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Gerald or other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Gerald:

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