John Hunt (Quaker exile)
March 31, 1778|
Frederick County, Virginia
Prior to 1769, John Hunt was a London merchant and shipper dealing in tobacco and general merchandise. Between 1738 and 1768, John Hunt made several voyages between London, Philadelphia and Virginia.
In 1769, John Hunt, a widower, emigrated to the province of Pennsylvania with his three children: Dorothea, Elizabeth and John. The Hunt family settled near Philadelphia at Darby. John Hunt married Rachel Tory, a widow, on November 28, 1769.
Some modern writers have confused the John Hunt (1712 – 1778), who is the subject of this article, with another Quaker named John Hunt (1711 – 1729) who also lived near Philadelphia at Moorestown, New Jersey. Adding to the confusion, another Quaker minister by the name of John Hunt (1740 – 1824) also lived at Moorestown.
- Gummere, p. 511
- Historical Society of Pennsylvania "Hunt, John. Letterbook, 1747-1749. John Hunt was a London merchant and shipper dealing tobacco and general merchandise. Continued as Hunt and Greenleafe."
- Hinshaw, p. 560: Three certificates granted to John Hunt by London meetings were received by Philadelphia Monthly Meeting on July 4, 1764; April 29, 1768 and March 31, 1769.
- Hynes, p. 4
- Gummere, p. 571
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