Maria Bellenden Hunt (née Pfeilitzer)

1799 - 12th Oct 1874

Claimant or beneficiary


Of Dublin and Tandragee Co. Armagh, awarded the compensation with her husband Charles 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. 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; he had ordered his executors to sell his estate in St Kitts for the benefit of Maria and Anne Pfeilitzer.

  2. Maria Bellenden [daughter] of George Baron Pfeilitzer and Ann Baroness Pfeilitzer was baptised 30/8/1799 St Marylebone.

  3. 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).

  4. Charles Hunt died in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France, in 1871. Will of Maria Bellindon [sic] Hunt widow late of 94 Upper Leeson Street County of Dublin who died 12/10/1874 proved 29/05/1877 by James George Hunt, the son sole executor, effects under £20.


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 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; will of Lucas Garvey, PROB 11/1573/120.

  2., London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

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

  4. 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

Maiden Name
Charles Hunt
James George; ten others

Associated Claims (1)

£2,216 12s 7d

Relationships (2)

Niece → Uncle
Notes →
Maria Hunt was co-heiress of her uncle Lucas...
Wife → Husband

Addresses (3)

Tandragee, Co. Armagh, Ireland
59 Blessington Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland
94 Upper Leeson Street, Dublin, Co. Dublin, Ireland