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Hunter Genealogy

Bill Hunter (View posts)
Posted: 1143487778000
Classification: Query
I would like to know if anyone has any of the following names in there genealogy. Hunter, Bagabie,Cockburn, Boyde, Patersone, Snadoune, Paterson, Ramage, Dawson, Dickson, Gold, Sinclair, Johnstone, Haliday, Gordon, Service,Tait, Thompson, Peace. These are only some of the names I am interseted in and connected to my Hunters. I have a large number of names. Only last week I came accross a new cousin who had advertised on a forum. As a member of the Clan Hunter Council I work closley with Brian and Robert Hunter.

Hunter, Thomas Peck. Cpl. KIA 03/04/1945. CH/X 110296. Awarded the VC for the action below. No 43 Commando. Scottish.

Posted: 1143831988000
Classification: Military
Surnames: Hunter
Hunter, Thomas Peck. Cpl. KIA 03/04/1945. CH/X 110296. Awarded the VC for the action below. No 43 Commando. Scottish. Son of Ramsay and Mary Hunter of Edinburgh in Italy. Cpl Hunter of 'C' Troop of a Royal Marine Commando was in charge of a Bren group of the leading sub-section. Having advanced within 400 yards of the final objective he realised that his troop had to cross open ground where enemy dine would cause heavy casualties. Cpl Hunter seized the Bren gun and charged across 200 yards of open ground, attracting most of the enemy dine. Showing complete disregard for this fire he alone cleared the enemy position capturing six Germans. The remainder fled over the canal. THe troop now became the target for fire from the opposite bank. In full view, Cpl Hunter fired and drew most of the enemy fire while the greater part of the troop gained cover. Shouting encouragement to the remainder he continued firing with great accuracy until finally he was hit and killed. There can be no doubt that Cpl Hunter offered himself as a target in order to save his troop. By his skillful and acurate use of his Bren gun he demoralised the enemy, and later silenced many of the Spandaus firing on his troop, so that many of the troop made their final objective before he was killed. Throughout the operations his magnificent courage, leadership and cheerfulness had been an inspiration to his comrades. From the London Gazette June 13th 1945. (added 16/04/05)

as found at The Scots at War Trust
Commemorative Roll of Honour:
The Scots at War Trust

The Scots at War Trust is a charity registered in Scotland with the Inland Revenue. The Trustees are responsible for the Scots at War Project and they raise funds for the Project.

“Scots” is interpreted in its widest sense. The Trust concerns itself with native Scots, those of Scots heritage, men and women who served in Scottish or Commonwealth Scottish units and those who served in Scotland or in Scottish waters during the 20th and 21st centuries.

Commemorative Roll of Honour. The web site includes a Commemorative Roll which allows readers to send us details of individuals whom they think should be honoured for their service to their country. Those nominated should be from the armed services, or a civilian service or occupation and it is not restricted to those who died during their service. If you would like to have a photograph included in your entry please send it to (them) as a JPG file.

I am not related and have no further information

Re: Hunter, Thomas Peck. Cpl. KIA 03/04/1945. CH/X 110296. Awarded the VC for the action below. No 43 Commando. Scottish.

Bill Hunter (View posts)
Posted: 1143840639000
Classification: Query
Hi Lauren

I remember writing a short story about Thomas Peck Hunter a couple of years ago for the Clan Hunter UK Newsletter the Hunters Tryst. Unfortunatley he is not one of my relatives either.


Re: Hunter Genealogy Margaret Halliday

Robert Hunter (View posts)
Posted: 1150794465000
Classification: Query
Hello Bill ,
In your search for names ,I have one that you may find interesting .

Margaret Halliday - m- John Carfray in Inveresk 1725 .

They had a son [ Thomas ] born the same year .
born 14.5.1725. baptised 16.5.1725 .

Good Hunting Robert Hunter

Re: Hunter Genealogy

Posted: 1203639366000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Hunter, Crockett, Moore, Boyd, Mills, Simpson, Bement, Emerson, Robinson Martin,
Hello Bill, My father's surname was Hunter. I have run across Boyd (Anna Maria, Bayard, Charlotte Lansing, Edward Antill, Elizabeth L, etc.), Dickenson, Thompson (Christina J, John, and Mary) related to the Hunter family. I am investigating the "brothers" who came from Ireland after their relative emigrated from Scotland. From Ireland, they came to the USA, with one of the first sons (James) landing in Baltimore, MD. His family eventually went to Sterling Valley, NY. I am working with the town historian from Sterling to locate as much informatin as I can. Other brothers were: William, Thomas, Alexander, John, Fletcher, and David. Does any of this sound familiar?

Re: Hunter Genealogy

Posted: 1203644353000
Classification: Query
Hi Judith,

Do you know when your HUNTER's arrived in the U.S.? My James HUNTER was born August 14, 1778/9. On the last two census of his life, 1850 & 1860, he said he was born in Pennsylvania. In 1980 census, his eldest daughter, Elizabeth, said her father was born in Ireland. James died April 23, 1867. Could he have been a stowaway? Ha, maybe.

I have HUNTER connections to DICKERSON (not DICKENSON). Of my James HUNTER's 9 children, 3 married DICKERSON's in Illinois between 1832 - 1841. Any connection?


Re: Hunter Genealogy

Posted: 1203644904000
Classification: Query
Hi Bill,

My surname is HUNTER. My earliest known HUNTER ancestor is James, born August 14, 1778. He was born in PA or Ireland. He supposedly went to Loudoun Co., VA sometime after 1778. He then traveled to Gallatin county, KY., where he married Rachel SCOTT on March 14, 1806. He raised 9 children in Gallatin county, Ky. He moved his whole family to Sangamon county, IL., in December 1828, where he live until his death on April 23 1867. Any connections?

Greg Hunter
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