Thomas Orby Hunter MP

1719 - 1769


MP for Winchelsea 1741-1759 and 1760-1769. Heir of his father Robert Hunter to as yet unidentified estates in Jamaica. Thomas Orby Hunter was listed in the Jamaican Quit Rent books for 1754 as the owner of 1800 acres of land in Westmoreland.


'A List of landholders in the Island of Jamaica together with the number of acres each person possessed taken from the quit rent books in the year 1754', TNA CO 142/31 transcribed at

Further Information

Married but no further details

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1762 [EA] - 1769 [LA] → Trustee

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

election →
Winchelsea Sussex
1741 - 1759
election →
Winchelsea Sussex
1760 - 1769

Relationships (2)

Trustee → Testator
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Crowland, Lincolnshire, East Midlands, England