Barclay Goodbody on 17 February 1914 in the parish church of Mohill,
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.
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.
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
Frances Russell in 1890 in Dublin South district, county Dublin,
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.
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
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 in1884.
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.
list finds the 2nd Battalion in Bombay, Villiers still a captain, and
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
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
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.