Charles Hunt

???? - 30th Nov 1871

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Dublin and Tandragee Co. Armagh, awarded the compensation with his wife Maria Hunt (q.v.) as mortgagees of the enslaved people on the Clay Hill estate in St Kitts belonging to John James Amory: the couple also counterclaimed as mortgagees on another estate in St Kitts.

  1. Son of James Hunt of Dublin, State Apothecary and Governor of Apothecaries’ Hall (1755-1819) and his wife Mary nee Seaton (1760-1818). He is probably the Charles Hunt, son of James and Mary Hunt of Henry Street, Dublin, who was baptised at St Mary, Dublin, 17/04/1796 (Hunt and Kiernan, State Apothecaries, were at 58 Henry Street in the Treble Almanack of 1804).

  2. Charles Hunt of the City of Dublin published an allegation (intention) of marriage with Maria Pfeilitzer St James Westminster 29/12/1823. There were eleven children baptised in Dublin to Charles and Maria: James George (1825), Garvey (1826), Charles Pfeilitzer (1827), Maria Harriet (1829), George Frederick (1830), Henry Potet (1832), Millicent (1836), Mariderit Thomas (1837), Elizabeth (1839), Aubrey De Vere (1842) and Percy Chester (1844).

  3. Maria Pfeilitzer and her sister Anne were identified as residuary legatees of their maternal uncle Lucas Garvey in Pfeilitzer v Hunt, and Charles Hunt as beneficiary (and presumably son of ) James Hunt whose will was proved c. 1814. Lucas Garvey of St Kitts died in Marylebone in 1815.

  4. Charles Hunt Esquire, late R.M., of Co. Amagh, died at Boulogne-sur-Mer, Frances, 30/11/1871. The will of Charles Hunt, late of 12 Rue Royale, Boulogne-sur-Mer France Esquire deceased who died 30/11/1871 at same place was proved in London 22/01/1872 by James George Hunt of Boulogne-sur-Mer aforesaid Esquire his sole executor. Effects under £100. Maria returned to Dublin where she died in 1874.


St Kitts no. 301. Claim by John James Amory owner. Counterclaim by Hunts of Blessington St Dublin mortgagees under indres of May 1832 for £4382 16s 43/4d. T71/1609 letter from C. Hunt re timing on nos. 301 and 398, address given as Tandragee Island [sic], 3/6/1836: 'I should like to be in London at the time.' Letter T71/1593 p. 204 6/6/1836 to Charles Hunt Tandragee Ireland on timing on contested claims for this and for St Kitts no. 398, another estate of John James Amory.

  1. Irish baptism records, [accessed 26/05/2020]; Treble Almanack (1804) p. 54.

  2., London and Surrey, England, Marriages Bonds and Allegations, 1597-1921 [database online]; children's baptisms via

  3. 'Irish Chancery Reports. Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the High Court of Chancery...during the years 1860 and 1861' Vol. XL (Dublin, Hodges Smith & Co: 1861) pp. 299- 303; Vere Langford Oliver, More Monumental Inscriptions: Tombstones of the British West Indies (Dorchester: Friary Press, 1927), p. 197.

  4. Belfast Newsletter 11/12/1871; National Probate Calendar 1872 and 1877.

There are numerous online family trees for Charles Hunt, for example, Http:// [accessed 06/08/2012]. Sourced information also available at [accessed 26/05/2020].

We are grateful to Lloyd de Vere Hunt for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maria Pfeilitzer
James George; ten others

Associated Claims (1)

£2,216 12s 7d
Awardee (Mortgagee)

Relationships (2)

Other relatives
Notes →
Charles Hunt married Lucas Garvey's niece and co-heiress Maria...
Husband → Wife

Addresses (3)

Boulogne, France
Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland
59 Blessington Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
Notes →

Earliest date from the baptism record of his second child