The Hunt Family

Millicent Marion (Hunt) Goodbody

Birth: 28 August 1894, in Poona, Bombay Presidency, India

Baptism: 2 November 1894, in Ghorpuri, Poona, Bombay Presidency, India

Father: Villiers Edward Hunt

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Russell) Hunt

Married: Robert Barclay Goodbody on 17 February 1914 in the parish church of Mohill, county Leitrim
Robert Goodbody is recorded as a bachelor of full age, the son of Robert Goodbody, gentleman. The groom is a manager, resident at 55 Lr Baggot St, Dublin. Millicent Marion Hunt is recorded as as spinster, aged 19, the daughter of V. E. Hunt, gentleman. She is resident at Aughry, Dromod.

Children: Death: 21 February 1945 at Elpis Nursing Home, Dublin, county Dublin, Ireland
Millicent Marion Goodbody is recorded as a married woman, aged 51 years, of independent means. She is resident at 30 Highfield Road, Rathgar. The cause of death is listed as carcinoma (ovarian) of duration 3 months and exhaustion of duration 14 days.

Census:
1901: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim
1911: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim

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Vera Hunt

Birth: 23 March 1891, in Ahmedabad, Bombay Presidency, India
Times of India 2 April 1891 (transcribed at Families in British India Society):
March 23rd at Ahmedabad the wife of Capt VE Hunt 2nd King's Own Yorkshire Light Infantry of a daughter

Baptism: 10 May 1891, in Ahmedabad, Bombay Presidency, India

Father: Villiers Edward Hunt

Mother: Elizabeth Frances (Russell) Hunt

Census:
1901: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim
1911: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim

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Villiers Edward Hunt

Birth: 1855, in county Limerick, Ireland

Father: Edward Langford Hunt

Mother: Charlotte Augusta (Morgan) Hunt

Married (1st): Elizabeth Frances Russell in 1890 in Dublin South district, county Dublin, Ireland
Villiers Edward Hunt is recorded as a bachelor, of full age, the son of Robert Hunt, gentleman. Villiers is a captain in the 105th Regiment, resident is resident at Inchirourk, Askeaton, co Limerick. Elizabeth Frances Russell is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of Thomas Russell Esq. She is resident at 55 Lr Baggot St Dublin.

Children: Married (2nd): Isabella Watson Murphy on 5 February 1902, in Hacketstown, county Carlow, Ireland
Villiers Edward Hunt is recorded as a widower, of full age, the son of Robert Hunt, Esq. Villiers is a major, resident at Aughrey, Dromod. Isabella Watson Murphy is recorded as a spinster, of full age, the daughter of William Murphy, farmer. She is resident at Ballykillane, Hacketstown.

Isabella was born on 27 September 1871, in Ballykillane, Hacketstown, county Carlow, the daughter of William Murphy and Sarah Watson Paine. Isabella was the governess of Villiers's children in the 1901 census. She died on 1 February 1921, in Mercer's Hospital, Dublin, of chronic uraemia of duration 6 days, resulting from chronic interstitial nephritis.

Children: Occupation: Army Officer.
Sub-lieutenant Villiers Hunt was made lieutenant in the 2nd West India Regiment on 7 December 1876 (United Service Magazine, vol 150, p2). On 8 May 1880, Villiers, then a lieutenant, retired on temporary half-pay from the 2nd West India Regiment (Bulletins and other state intelligence, Part 1). On 29 September 1880 joined the 105th Foot as lieutenant (London Gazette September 28 1880). The 1882 Army list shows Villiers as a lieutenant in the  King's Own Light Infantry (South Yorkshire Regiment) which had incorporated the 105th (Madras Light Infantry) Regiment as the 2nd Battalion in 1881. The battalion was based in Mullingar, county Westmeath, Ireland in 1882, in Curragh, county Kildare in 1883 and in York in 1884. The 2nd Battalion embarked for Malta on 28 December 1884, and on 10 January 1885, Villiers was promoted to captain. The 1887 Army list shows Villiers still with the King's Own Light Infantry, based in Malta, but serving as paymaster for the 1st Battalion of the South Staffordshire Regiment. The 1888 list has the 2nd Battalion based in Kurrachee, Bombay, and Captain Hunt as paymaster of the 1st Battalion Leinster Regiment. The London Gazette of 2 September 1890 shows "Supernumerary Captain Villiers E. Hunt to be Captain" on 5 June 1890. The 1890 Army List shows the 2nd battalion based in Quetta, Bengal Presidency and Captain Hunt as paymaster of the 2nd Bn. Royal Warwickshire Regiment. The 1893 list finds the 2nd Battalion in Bombay, Villiers still a captain, and the 1896 list shows the battalion in Poona, Bombay Presidency. On 5 July 1897, Villiers was promoted to major and the 1899 Army list shows the 2nd Battalion stationed in Ahmednugger, Bombay Presidency.
The 1901 census shows Villiers as a major, and the 1911 census lists him as Major Hunt, a retired army officer.

Notes: Villiers was a member of the Board of Directors of the Cavan and Leitrim Railway from 1918 until his death in 1922.

Owendoon House
Owendoon House
Death: 17 August 1922 at Owendoon, Owengallees, Templeport, county Cavan, Ireland, aged 67
Villiers Edward Hunt died on Seventeenth August 1922 at Owendoon Owengallees. He was a widower, aged 67 years and a retired major. The cause of death is listed as sarcoma of the liver, of duration 9 months.

Buried: St Peter's Church graveyard, Templeport, county Cavan, Ireland
The inscription on his grave reads:
In loving memory of
ELIZABETH FRANCES, wife of
MAJOR V. E. HUNT, K.O., Yorkshire Light Infantry, died 1st April 1900, aged 36 years
and of the above MAJOR V. E. HUNT, died 17th August 1922.


Census & Addresses:
1890: Inchirourk, Askeaton, county Limerick   (marriage record)
1901: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim
1911: Aughry, Annaduff, county Leitrim

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