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Posted: 963162882000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193601000
Surnames: Hunter, Cherry, Robertson
Searching for ancestors of Hunter name. Oldest
I have found is Francis Hunter b~ 1806 and Eliza Cherry B~1810
Their children were Jonas b 1834, Jonathan b 1836 , George b1832
and Frances b 1844. All were born and christened in
Girvan, Ayr, Scotland. Jonas is next found in
Glasgow married to Elizabeth Robertson.
Children born Elizabeth b 1858, Margaret b 1862, Robert b 1860.
It is suggested that they came to Canada 1866 and settled in Ontario.Any or all info accepted gratefully thanks, Susan


Margie (View posts)
Posted: 963392162000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193681000
Surnames: Hunter
I am a descendant of John Kelso Hunter, born December 15, 1802 in the parish of Symington, and died on February 3, 1873 in Glasgow.
He was an artist and author of "The Retrospect of An Artist's Life, published in 1912 in Kilmarnock.
My father was born in Greenock on July 27, 1921 and moved to the US in 1923. His mother's name was Marion Barr.
I am very much interested in learning more about my ancestry. Any information would be greatly appreciated.


Michael Hunter (View posts)
Posted: 964191801000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193718000
Surnames: Hunter
Francis hunter was acommon name in our family I do not know the dates but there were two francis hunter's which were master mariner's ( I think about the 1800,s). we also have a ancestor who emigratedto canada, if any of this sounds like it could be of any help , I would be happy to find out the correct dates and names, places.

Yours sincerely

Mike Hunter


Posted: 964897903000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193648000
Hi! I,m afraid that we might not be on the
same trail. My ggggrandparents were born,
married and had children in Girvan. They were
Francis Hunter~ 1806 and Eliza Cherry~ 1810.
They were married in 1831. Their children
were George, Jonathan, Jonas and Margaret. He
married Margaret or Elizabeth Robinson, and
then they moved to Glasgow. Eventually they
left Scotland and immigrated to Canada about
1866. Anything even remotly related to mine?
Susan in Canada

HUNTERS IN SCOTLAND (Elizabeth Hunter Fraser)

Shelley (View posts)
Posted: 965470016000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193848000
Surnames: Hunter, Fraser, Spear, McKenzie, McKenzie, Albert
I may not be on the right path, but I'm looking for Elizabeth Hunter who m. James Fraser. I don't have any dates yet, but I know they had at least one child, Harry Arhibald m. to Grace Mc or MacKenzie Spear who had several children including my grandmother Minnie Albert m. to George Mannon Spear. The family originated in Scotland and ended up in Canada - Nova Scotia and New Brunswick I believe, but I'm not sure where Elizabeth was originally from. I know this is vague, but any information that might help me further would be appreciated.


Posted: 965542477000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193878000
My gr grandfather was born approx 1847 in Scotland, married Catherine Chalmers, emigrated to Canada about 1869, lived in Ontario until approx 1920 when they moved to Saskatchewan, died in 1924 (Catherine died in 1926). James had two brothers who came to Canada with him, Peter and David. David was also married and had two children when they came to Canada, but don't know about Peter. Are we related?


Posted: 973917449000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193936000
This was, and is, a very common name in Ayrshire and Glasgow (whence they followed the shipping routes to the new worlds of America, Australia etc). There are several listed in "Jones Directory of Glasgow 1789" and anyone wanting to research their ancestors from there should make a pilgrimage to the Mitchell Library in Glasgow, reputedly the largest reference library in Europe.


Posted: 973937784000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1246193947000
Thanks to Alex for the info on my topic. Just recently I have found where and my gggrandparents were married.It sure restarts the fire to search again. I'm a bit confused because of course I didn't keep records of where I have already searched. Learning lessons all the time. Thanks again ! Susan

Re: John Kelso Hunter

Ian Kelso Hunter (View posts)
Posted: 1021891689000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hunter
Hi Margie

I am related to John Kelso Hunter and have a copies of his book "Life Studies", I also have other information that may be of use to you. I believe that John Kelso would be my GGUncle.

If you would like to explore this more could you give me an address to post details to.



Re: John Kelso Hunter

Posted: 1091847028000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1094001056000
Surnames: Hunter
Just wanted to say thank you for posting the information on John Kelso Hunter. I am a direct descendant of him and I had no idea he was an artist nor author of a book about art. His daughter Anne Hunter married my (maternal) ggg grandfather John Laidley Duncan.

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