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Notes on Thomas Hunt Alderman of Exeter died 1548

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Thomas Hunt The visitations of the county of Devon: comprising the herald's visitations of 1531, 1564, & 1620 with additions by Lieutenant-Colonel J L Vivian (Exeter 1865) p 494


Thomas Hunt of Exeter buried 15 May 1548 at St Petrock, Exeter.Inquisition Post Mortem taken 2 Edward VI (1548/9) He was three times mayor of Exeter. (1517, 1523 where he replaced John Symons who died the day after his election, 1527 see Eight Hundred years of Exeter's Mayors and Lord Mayors http://www.exetermemories.co.uk/em/exetersmayors.php

According to Vivian, Wife's name Elizabeth Strobridge was buried 8 Oct 1546 at St Petrock and that her name is known from the Inquisition Post Mortem of their son Roger . The death date in INCORRECT wife Elizabeth is mentioned in Thomas's will written in April 1548 .Moreover the office copy of the will in the PCC records notes that the household stuff for which an inventory was provided was granted to Elizabeth, the wife of the said Thomas during her life. The burial may have been that of daughter Elizabeth; baptised in 1642 and buried in 1646

"England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:J3X9-829 : 20 March 2020), Elizabeth Hunte, 1542. ( because of the nature of this database needs checking in the St Petrock register)

George, heir aged 17 years and more at father's IPM (therefore born c. 1531), d 5 March 1565 ,IPM 7 Eliz, 1564/5, will dated 5 March probate 12 Oct 1564 marr Alice Fursdon will https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/24420719?h=3b5193&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url
Roger IPM, 14 Eliz, 1571/2 married Anne a widow of Bremell
Thomas (of Chidley, Devon) died 29 November, buried 7 December 1602 aged 63, (therefore born c 1539 Memorial at Chudleigh (NB this memorial is listed in the data from Chudleigh Church https://www.chudleighparishchurch.org.uk/history/ It was on the floor in the North Aisle and noted by Jones (History of Chudleigh Church 1875) but is now under concrete and no longer evident, he died 29 Nov 1602) will. https://www.ancestry.co.uk/sharing/24420688?h=a7e0d0&utm_campaign=bandido-webparts&utm_source=post-share-modal&utm_medium=copy-url
Thomas married Joane Ball of Norwood, Devon. Joane was buried 31 July 1590 at Chudleigh.
William baptised 6 Dec 1540 at St Petrock died before 1548
John named in IPM of father and that of his brother George taken 7 Eliz,1564/5
Julyan, named executrix of fathers will (but minor at death)
Elizabeth, baptised 19 Sept, 1542, St Petrock died before 1548 (my note buried 8 October 1546)
Haniball baptised 21 March 1545/6 St Petrock, died before 1548

Will is available on the National Archives website ;Will of Thomas Hunte or Hunt, Alderman of Exeter, Devon, prob 11/32/`64, probate date 5 July 1548 or on Ancestry. https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D951379 Written 20 April 1548 https://www.ancestry.co.uk/imageviewer/collections/5111/images/40611_311131-00161?usePUB=true&_phsrc=RMt8328&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&pId=927753 The will has appended a detailed summary of household 'stuff' not transcribed in summary mentioned below.

A R Hunt, Maistre Thomas Hunt Late Mayor of this Citie of Exeter Transactions of the Devonshire Association, Vol 32, 1900, p 460ff https://archive.org/details/reportandtransa18artgoog/page/n515/mode/2up

This includes a summary of his will and details of his IPM

Of genealogical importance, wife Elizabeth, sons George, John, Roger and Thomas plus daughter Julyan are mentioned' Youngest son was Thomas who would be a minor for eleven more years.

Baptisms transcribed from St Petrock's register (from transactions Devon op cit)

1538. Aug. 10 Joan Hunt daughter of Mr Hunt Draper
1540. Dec. 6 William Hunt son of Mr Hunt draper
1541. Feb. 21 Julyan daughter of Robert hunt merchant
1542. Sep. 29 Elizabeth daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt draper
1544. Sep. 26 Robert son of Mr. Thomas Hunt draper(NOT in WILL or visitation )
1545. March 21 Hannyball son of Mr Thomas Hunt draper (NOT in WILL, in visitation)
1547. April 17 John Hunt
1547. Janry I JulyanHunt
1548. July 1 Michael hunt
1549. Oct 27 John Hunt
1555. Oct 8 Christian son of Robert Hunt
1560. Dec. 2S John son of George Hunt
1564. April 25 Margaret daughter of George Hunt


1544. Oct. 20 Richard Hunt
1546. July 22 Richard Hunt
1546. Oct. 7 Elizabeth daughter of Mr Thomas Hunt alderman of the city of Exon
1548. Maye. The XV of Maye a° Dom 1548 Mr Thomas Hunt was buried
1560. Dec. 28 John son of George Hunt
1561. Feb. 7 John son of George Hunt
1564. Margaret daughter of George Hunt
1564. March 8 George Hunt

Since Robert and Hannyball are not mentioned in will and no burials mentioned is it possible that there was another Thomas Hunt, Draper living in the city?

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