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John Horatio Leigh Hunt

Birth Details

John Horatio Smith Russell Leigh Hunt 
(He added the names Smith & Russell himself)

Born 1812 - Died 1846.

Marriage Certificate

Dec 2nd 1840, John Horatio to Harriet Lapham. 

Parish of St Mary Le Strand, county Middlesex.
Married in the parish church. CofE.
      Name: John (Bachelor)
       Age: 28
Occupation: Author. 
    Father: Leigh Hunt, also author.

      Name: Harriett (Spinster)
       Age: 26
    Father: Benjamin Lapham, occupation, Gentleman.

   Address: No. 5 Wellington Strand.
 Witnesses: George Lapham and E Lapham. (Harriet's Brother & sister-in-law)

NOTE: No.5 Wellington Strand is the address of Harriet's Brother, 
      George Lapham.

BMD Index

Marriages Dec 1840 - Hunt  John Horatio   Strand  1  338 
                     Lapham  Harriett     Strand  1  338

John Leigh Hunt & Harriett Lapham

Marriage 2nd December 1840, at Saint Mary Le Strand, Westminster

1841 Census

5 Martlett Court  (Just off Bow Street)

    John Leigh Hunt -  Head -  aged 25  -  Clerk
Harriett Leigh Hunt -  Wife -  aged 25
Marianne Leigh Hunt -  Dau  -  aged 41/2
    Ruth Leigh Hunt -  Dau  -  aged 2

Ref: HO 107 / 740 / 34 / 8

Parish, Saint Martin in the Fields. City, Liberty of Westminster

NOTE: On the 1841 census ages were rounded down to the nearest five, 
      if person is over 15 years of age.
Death Certificate

John Horatio Hunt,  died 1846   (copy of entry of death)

          Date: 19th June 1846 
            At: 10 Gough Square, St Dunstins.
           Age: 33 years.       
    Occupation: Author.
Cause of death: Phthisis, 6 weeks certified.
    Registered: 22nd of June.
Name & residence of informant: "The mark X of Jane Court present at the death"
                                4 ??? Lane, Farringdon Street.

NOTE: Phthisis - Chronic wasting away or a name for tuberculosis.
NOTE: Gough Square is just off fleet st.

BMD Index

Deaths Jun 1846 - HUNT John Horatio   W London  2  175  


Last Name   First Name(s)   Place of burial          Year of burial 	 
Hunt        John Horatio    St Dunstan In The West   1846

1851 Census

John's widow and children.

 Harriett L Hunt, wid, Age: 35, Needlewoman  born: London
     Ruth L Hunt, Dau, Age: 11, Scholar      born: London
     Ruby L Hunt, Dau, Age: 6 , Scholar      born: London
Catherine L Hunt, Dau, Age: 4 , at home      born: London
 Elizabeth Green, Visitor, Age: 25, Um.

Address: 18 Shoe Lane

Parish: St Brides, City: London, Ref: H.O.107 1527. Entry: 39.

NOTE: Shoe Lane is just off of Fleet street London.

1861 census

For John's widow, and children.

 Head:  Harriett Hunt, aged 45, Widow  born Middlesex,Clerkenwell, Needlewoman.
  Dau:  Mary Ann Hunt, aged 24, Widow  born Middlesex,Pimlico,     Singer.
  Dau:      Ruby Hunt, aged 17, UM     born Middlesex,             Envelope Folder.
  Dau: Catherine Hunt, aged 15,        born Middlesex,             Envelope Folder.
G.son:  Roland Bakers, aged 1,         born Middlesex.

Address: 8 Wine Office Court, Saint Brides,  Middlesex. Ward of Farringdon without.

RG9/221  Folio:35  Page:74  Entry:510.

NOTE: Wine Office Court is North out of Fleet Street, at No.145, to King's 
      Head Court, Shoe Lane, which is now also called Wine Office Court 
      (P.O. Directory). In Farringdon Ward Without.

IGI Christening

Saint Brides, Fleet Street  -  2nd August 1846

        Mary Anne Leigh Hunt - born, 5th  April     1837
             Ruth Leigh Hunt - born, 10th September 1839
             Ruby Leigh Hunt - born, 14th October   1843
Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt - born, 11th May       1846

Father: John Leigh Hunt - author
Mother: Harriett
 Abode: 18 Shoe Lane

NOTE: All four girls Christening take place nearly two months 
      after their father's death.

John's Daughter...

Mary Ann Leigh Hunt

         Born - 5th April 1837   
    BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1858  
                Baker  Rowland Bagnall    W. London    1c    72
                Hunt   Mary Ann Leigh     W. London    1c    72

Parish Record - Groom's Name: Rowland Bagnall Baker
                Bride's Name: Mary Ann Leigh Hunt
                Marriage Date: 07 Jul 1858
                Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England
                Groom's Father: Thomas Bagnall Baker (Clergyman)
                Bride's Father: John Hunt (Author)

    BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1859
                BAKER  Rowland           Kensington    1a    60     
  1861 Census - Mary Ann is living with her mother and a widow 
                with a 1 year old son Roland Baker.

    BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1865 
                Baker    Mary Ann Leigh           Westminster   1a  751	
                Waterman Frederick Francis        Westminster   1a  751

  1881 Census - Mary Ann has remarried...

Waterman  Fredk.F.  Head  M  Male   49  Westminster Middlesex, Builders Clerk     
Waterman  Mary Ann  Wife  M  Female 43  Pimlico     Middlesex,      
Baker Roland Thos.  S.son U  Male   21  London City Middlesex, Painter     

       Dwelling: 8 Laburnum Terrace Castle Lane,     
          Place: Battersea, Surrey, England  
       FHL Film: 1341148     
        PRO Ref: RG11 Piece/Folio 0640/3 

    BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1892 
                Waterman Frederick Francis  69yrs  Wandsworth   1d  515  

    BMD Index - Deaths Jun 1897 
                Waterman          Mary Ann  60yrs  Wandsworth   1d  290 

John's Daughter...

Ruth Leigh Hunt

         Born - 10th Sep 1839
    BMD Index - Marriages Mar 1858
                William Patrick  Egan    W.London    1c    92
                Ruth Leigh       Hunt

Parish Record - Groom's Name: William Patrick Egan
                Bride's Name: Ruth Leigh Hunt
               Marriage Date: 15 Mar 1858
              Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England
              Groom's Father: Timothy Egan
              Bride's Father: John Hunt
    Children - Charles Egan
               Harry Egan
               Elizabeth Egan
               Frederick Egan
               Ruth Egan             
               William Egan
               Charlotte Egan
NOTE: Have Ruth on the 1861, 1871 and 1881 census.

John's Daughter...

Ruby Leigh Hunt

      Born - 14th Oct 1843 
Birth Cert - Ruby Leigh Hunt - 14th Oct 1843.            
             Mother, Harriet Hunt, formerly Lapham.
             Father, John Horatio Smith Russell Leigh Hunt.
             No.36 Farringdon St.

 BMD Index - Births Dec 1843
             Hunt  Ruby Leigh    Wt London  2     232
 BMD Index - Marriages Sep 1870 
             Hunt  Ruby Leigh    Holborn    1b    991
             Shand Thomas        Holborn    1b    991

 BMD Index - Deaths Mar 1871 
             Shand Ruby   27yrs  Holborn    1b    534
NOTE: John Horatio seems to have added the extra names of "Smith Russell" himself. 

John's Daughter...

Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt 

         Born - 11th May 1846

  Certificate - Marriage, May 31st 1868. 

          Name: Edward Poole - aged ?? - Brass moulder
        Father: Edward Poole, Carman
       Address: Castle street

          Name: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt - aged 22
        Father: John Hunt, Author
       Address: Castle street  
       Witness: Edward Poole & Ruby Leigh Hunt 

    BMD Index - Marriages June 1868 - Hunt  Harriett Catherine L  West London 1c 74
                                      Poole Edward                West London 1c 74

Parish Record - Groom's Name: Edward Poole
                Bride's Name: Harriet Catherine Leigh Hunt
               Marriage Date: 31 May 1868
              Marriage Place: St. Andrew, Holborn, Middlesex, England
              Groom's Father: Edward Poole
              Bride's Father: John Hunt
    Children - Edward Poole 
               Catherine Ruby Poole                                 
               Arthur Poole
NOTE: For more information, see Harriet Leigh Hunt/Poole's Individual Record.