John Elwood Hunter

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Heathergloucester
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John Elwood Hunter

Post by Heathergloucester » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:04 pm

Hi Folks,

I am totally stuck with my tree! I am trying to trace a John Elwood Hunter born 1863/5. (scotland) His job was a seaman. He ended up in Gloucester living near the docks. (i assume he travelled down on a ship) His father was called James Hunter, also a seaman. Ive tried the scotlands people site and have had no joy. Has anyone heard of the name middle Elwood, any clues? John Elwood Hunter continued to pass the Elwood middle name onto his children boys and girls.

Thanks for reading.

Heather....

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Post by AndrewP » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:19 pm

Hi Heather,

Welcome to TalkingScot.

One strong candidate for your John Elwood Hunter has to be the John Hunter (no middle name given) born in Glasgow (High Church registration district) on 10-Jul-1864 to parents James Hunter and Ann Elwood. I tracked him down on the online IGI using his name, his father's name and assumed the mother's surname as Elwood, born somewhere in the British Isles. He should be able to be found on ScotlandsPeople and hopefully there will be some clue on the birth certificate to confirm (or disprove) that this is the right one.

All the best,

AndrewP

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Post by SarahND » Tue Mar 06, 2007 11:33 pm

Hi Heather,
Welcome to Talking Scot! What information do you already have on him? Do you have any of his census records? I was just wondering by what time he ended up in Gloucester, and if you had found him anywhere along the way.
All the best,
Sarah

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Post by DavidWW » Wed Mar 07, 2007 10:04 am

Were I a betting man I'd have difficulty in not placing a substantial sum on John Hunter (no middle name given) born in Glasgow (High Church registration district) on 10-Jul-1864 to parents James Hunter and Ann Elwood, being the correct record.

It's far from unusual in Scotland for a male (I've never come across it for a female!) to adopt in later life as a middle name a family surname, - in this case his mother's maiden name of ELWOOD.

However, in this case, finding the marriage referred to on the 1864 birth record could be problematic, - irregular, perchance ?!

David

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Thanks

Post by Heathergloucester » Wed Mar 07, 2007 1:34 pm

Hi folks,

Wow thankyou everyone for responding! Im well impressed and happy that you all have taken the time to help! I am going to follow up all advice given.

Hi Sarah, I have got John Elwood Hunter on the 1901 and 1891 England census via Ancestry. Once John E Hunter settled in Gloucester he appeared to have stayed. and evetually I came about. I am now primed up and ready for the hunt (pardon the pun).

My gran who was Elsie May Patricia Hunter was born in Gloucester in 1922, she used to tell my mother about the Hunter tartan!

Thank you once again for all being so welcoming.

Heather...

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Post by SarahND » Wed Mar 07, 2007 3:10 pm

Hi Heather,
Could this be his family in 1871? It wouldn't be the first time I have found an Ann as Elizabeth and vice versa. Elizabeth Ann was a common name.

1871
164 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire
James Hunter, 29, born Anderston, Ayrshire, ship carpenter
Elizabeth Hunter, 30, born Glasgow
John Hunter, 6, born Glasgow, Scholar
George Hunter, 3 born Glasgow
Isabella Hunter, 11 Mo born Glasgow

All the best,
Sarah

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Post by DavidWW » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:21 pm

SarahND wrote:Hi Heather,
Could this be his family in 1871? It wouldn't be the first time I have found an Ann as Elizabeth and vice versa. Elizabeth Ann was a common name.

1871
164 Kelvinhaugh St, Glasgow Barony, Lanarkshire
James Hunter, 29, born Anderston, Ayrshire, ship carpenter
Elizabeth Hunter, 30, born Glasgow
John Hunter, 6, born Glasgow, Scholar
George Hunter, 3 born Glasgow
Isabella Hunter, 11 Mo born Glasgow

All the best,
Sarah
'Fraid not.

From IGI, this is

Father: James Hunter, Mother: Elizabeth Mcpherson

JOHN HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 17 NOV 1864 Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

GEORGE HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Male Birth: 19 SEP 1867 Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

ISABELLA MCPHERSON HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 19 APR 1870 Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland


These wains were followed by

MARGARET STEWART HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Birth: 22 FEB 1874 Anderston, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

ELIZABETH HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 11 FEB 1877 Saint Enochs Free Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

JESSIE GILMOUR HUNTER - International Genealogical Index
Gender: Female Christening: 10 AUG 1879 Saint Enochs Free Church, Glasgow, Lanark, Scotland

Note the church for the last two !!

David

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Post by SarahND » Wed Mar 07, 2007 4:30 pm

DavidWW wrote:'Fraid not.
Ah well, back to the drawing board! I was tempted by the reference to a ship :wink:
Sarah

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John Elwood Hunter

Post by Heathergloucester » Thu Mar 08, 2007 7:41 pm

Hi people,

Thanks again for hunting! This is all very exciting!

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Re: John Elwood Hunter

Post by janny » Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:19 am

5 years too late, I've just found this site and here is my great-grandfather, John Elwood Hunter!

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